Loch Promoted in Oklahoma City

Thursday, June 15 at 06:15 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Banking veteran named assistant vice president.

OKLAHOMA CITY – Arvest Bank is pleased to announce Charles Loch has been promoted to assistant vice president in its Oklahoma City market.

Loch, who serves as the branch sales manager at the Arvest location at 1900 S. Douglas Blvd. in Midwest City, has more than eight years of industry experience.

Loch earned a Diploma in Ministry from Global University and is pursuing a degree in business technologies with an office management option at Oklahoma State University – Oklahoma City. He is actively involved with the Midwest City Chamber of Commerce, a graduate of Leadership Midwest City 2017, and a member of its alumni association.

Originally from Choctaw, Loch lives in Midwest City with his wife, April, and their four children.

Tags: Associates, Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, Press Release
 

Mortgage Staff Beefs Up in Benton County, Ark.

Tuesday, June 13 at 05:15 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Dunham, Andrade and Davis bring experience and expertise.

BENTONVILLE, Ark. – Arvest Bank is pleased to announce three additions to its mortgage team in Benton County.

Randy Dunham has been named mortgage loan officer and vice president, while Laura A. Andrade and Heather Davis will serve as mortgage lenders.

Dunham has worked in mortgage lending since 1993, and most recently managed Arvest’s internet mortgage lending department.

“We’re glad to have Randy on our team,” said Maria Lau, Arvest’s mortgage loan manager in Benton County. “His experience is an invaluable asset, particularly when it comes to the relocation process. He really understands what our customers in those situations require and is able to tailor his service.”

Dunham, who will office at Arvest’s Financial Center branch in Bentonville, earned a bachelor’s degree in finance and banking at the University of Arkansas. He and his wife, Rebecca, have one daughter and are active members at Christ’s Church of Oronogo.

Andrade began her banking career in 2002 and currently offices at Arvest’s branch on New Hope Road in Rogers. She lives with her husband and their two children in Bentonville, where they are active members of Bentonville Church of the Nazarene.

“Laura has a real passion for her work,” Lau said. “She is a great reflection of Arvest’s core values, and that shows in the work she does helping her clients understand their unique needs and how to address them.”

Davis began her career at Arvest in 2010, and has been part of its mortgage operations since 2013. She offices at the bank’s downtown Bentonville branch.

“Heather is yet another associate who understands how to identify her clients’ needs and find the best way to address them,” Lau said. “She has worked in both Benton and Washington counties, which often gives her a perspective our customers appreciate.”

 

Tags: Arkansas, Arvest Benton County, Associates, Press Release
 

Hernandez Named Assistant VP in Oklahoma City

Monday, June 12 at 05:40 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Banking veteran with nine years of experience promoted.

OKLAHOMA CITY – Arvest Bank is pleased to announce Martin Hernandez has been promoted to assistant vice president in its Oklahoma City market.

Hernandez, who serves as the branch sales manager at the Arvest location at 2025 Sonoma Park Drive in Edmond, has nine years of banking experience and has been in his current position for five years. He previously managed an Arvest branch in Reno and has won numerous internal awards for management and sales and service.

Originally from Chickasha, Hernandez lives in Oklahoma City, where he is active in several civic endeavors, including American Heart Association and YWCA.

Tags: Associates, Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, Press Release
 

Carlson Promoted to Lead Bentonville, Ark. Commercial Banking Team

Friday, June 09 at 05:40 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Industry veteran to lead Bentonville commercial banking team.

BENTONVILLE, Ark. – Arvest Bank is pleased to announce Kelly Carlson has been promoted.

Carlson, who has worked at Arvest in a variety of capacities over the past eight years, will serve as the commercial banking team lead for downtown Bentonville. He most recently served as a commercial relationship officer, and has worked as a commercial loan assistant and credit analyst, among other positions.

“Kelly has been one of our top producers almost from the moment he joined Arvest,” said Jason England, the bank’s commercial loan manager in Benton County. “His work ethic is superb and he is tireless in ensuring that we do all we can to ensure our customers are meeting their business needs. This is a well-deserved promotion.”

Carlson earned both a bachelor’s degree in marketing and a master’s degree in business administration from Harding University. Additionally, he is a graduate of the American Bankers Association Foundational Commercial Lending School and American Bankers Association Advanced Commercial Lending School at Southern Methodist University

Active in numerous civic efforts, Carlson is a board member of both the Scott Family Amazeum and Downtown Bentonville Inc. He’s also a supporter of the Arkansas Children’s Hospital Northwest fundraising efforts and a graduate of the 2014-2015 Leadership Benton County class.

Carlson and his wife, Cortney, have two daughters. The family is actively involved at the Bentonville Church of Christ.

Tags: Arkansas, Arvest Benton County, Associates, Press Release
 

Colton’s Give Back Event in Harrison, Ark. Provides 2,220 Meals

Wednesday, June 07 at 02:50 PM
Category: Arvest Community News

Proceeds benefit Ozark Share and Care to help reduce local hunger. 

HARRISON, Ark. – Colton’s Steakhouse and the Harrison community recently provided $444.07, the equivalent of 2,220 meals, to Ozark Share and Care after a one-day give back event hosted by Colton’s and Arvest Bank.  

Colton’s Steakhouse donated 10 percent of total meal sales from customers who dined in or placed carry out orders on May 30. The fundraising event was part of Arvest Bank’s 1 Million Meals campaign that helps reduce hunger in local communities.  

“This donation will impact many individuals and families in our community who don’t know where their next meal is coming from, or who would not have had food otherwise,” said Scott Tennyson, market president of Arvest Bank in Harrison. “We very much appreciate everyone who enjoyed a meal at Colton’s during this event, and we certainly appreciate Colton’s for supporting this community project.” 

Arvest Bank’s 7th Annual 1 Million Meals campaign is a two-month bank-wide effort to collect nonperishable food items and monetary donations in support of local food partners to help reduce hunger in local communities. All donations to 1 Million Meals in Harrison directly benefit Ozark Share and Care, a local hunger relief organization. The 1 Million Meals campaign concluded on June 3 and the total number of meals and amount of donations should be announced soon. Every dollar raised through 1 Million Meals provides the equivalent of five meals for those in need.  

The goal of the campaign is to collect the equivalent of 1 Million Meals in the 120 communities Arvest Bank serves across a four-state area.  

For more information about 1 Million Meals, visit arvest.com/millionmeals.

Tags: 1 Million Meals, Arkansas, Charitable Giving, Community Support, North Central Arkansas, Press Release

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