Join Us for Lobby Chats Fridays in June/July in Joplin, Mo.

Friday, June 16 at 06:10 AM
Category: Arvest Community News
Retirement planning is an ongoing process of preparing for and reacting to critical financial events. Critical financial events can be as diverse as retiring, a change in career path or just getting started. The right strategy for each stage is the key to success. 
 
Join us at noon for lobby chat round-ups on June 23, June 30 and July 7 at 3201 McClelland Blvd. Joplin, Mo., with our very own expert, Garrett Taylor**, client advisor for Arvest Wealth Management. He will share some basic insights on strategies to save, make time for Q&A and schedule follow-up appointments upon request. 
 
In his role, Garrett assists clients in the Joplin, Mo., area with investment advice, retirement planning, risk management and other areas of personal financial planning. Prior to joining Arvest in 2012, Garrett earned a degree in finance and economics from Missouri Southern State University in 2006. In 2009, he earned the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification. Garrett is also a member of the Greater Kansas City chapter of the Financial Planning Association. Garrett also serves on the board of the Joplin Community Health Clinic. 
 
Garrett Taylor can be reached at (417) 627-8156 or gtaylor@arvest.com
 
**Missouri Insurance License # 375253 

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Investment products and services are provided by Arvest Investments, Inc., doing business as Arvest Wealth Management, member FINRA/SIPC, an SEC registered investment adviser and a subsidiary of Arvest Bank. 

Insurance products are made available through Arvest Insurance, Inc., which is registered as an insurance agency. Insurance products are marketed through Arvest Insurance, Inc., but are underwritten by unaffiliated insurance companies.
 
Trust services are provided by Arvest Bank. 

Tags: Joplin, Missouri, Retirement
 

Charolette Tidwell Supports Healthy Eating – People Helping People Series

Friday, June 16 at 05:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

At a young age, Charolette Tidwell realized the importance of community and how working together can make a huge impact in someone’s life.

“I was raised poor, with 10 kids in the house;” however, “my community always said, ‘You can be anything you want to be, you can do anything you want to do, but you can’t leave anybody behind,’” Charolette said.

Her upbringing inspired her to start the Antioch for Youth and Family* organization, which provides food assistance to approximately 7,000 people each month.

Charolette’s goal is to provide food for families and educate them on the importance of good nutrition. 

“Good food keeps you well,” Charolette said. “And it keeps you up, it keeps you mobile, it keeps your brain fed so that you’re able to think.”

Charolette has focused on planting and growing healthy food in a community garden. As more children come to work in the garden, Charolette has seen a big change in the community. 

“Now what the garden has done to this area is phenomenal. We see houses in these three block areas being refurbished. We see people walking with their dogs and walking over to the garden with their children and talking to the kids about the garden.”

Charolette hopes the project she began will blossom into an even greater contribution to her community.

“My dream is that there is a resurgence in the areas we’re in,” Charolette said. “That people care for people…that people are concerned for people and that people jointly lift each other.”

“It is a revitalization of a community, block by block. That’s what we intend to achieve,” Charolette said. 

Watch* Charolette in action.

Charolette’s story is part of Arvest Bank’s People Helping People series featuring citizens giving back to their community. 

Keep an eye on our social media channels for videos highlighting the good works of dedicated citizens in the communities Arvest Bank serves.

Links marked with * go to a third-party site not operated or endorsed by Arvest Bank, an FDIC-insured institution.

Tags: Arkansas, Charitable Giving, Community Support, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, People Helping People
 

Arvest Provides More than 1.8 Million Meals

Thursday, June 08 at 02:00 PM
Category: Arvest News

Thank you for helping us raise 11 million-plus meals and $2 million-plus in seven-year history of initiative.

LOWELL, Ark. – Arvest Bank launched its annual 1 Million Meals initiative to fight hunger in the four-state region the bank serves two months ago. Today, the bank announced that with the help of customers and community members, it has exceeded the campaign goal by raising a total of 1,881,283 meals in the fight against hunger.

Launched in 2011, Arvest’s 1 Million Meals campaigns have raised a seven-year total of 11,485,468 meals, which includes more than $2 million in funds given directly to the bank’s dozens of local food partners.

This year’s campaign total of 1,881,283 meals was made possible through donations from the bank, Arvest associates, customers and community members through fundraisers, events and nonperishable food drives in all Arvest branches throughout April and May. With summer here, the success of the campaign is especially meaningful because many schoolchildren will be without the meals they ordinarily receive at school.

We are thrilled to be able to provide – thanks to the hard work and generosity of our associates, customers and community members – these meals to our neighbors in need. We also hope 1 Million Meals has increased hunger awareness, and we remain committed to fighting hunger in our community long after this year’s initiative has ended. 

All money and food items raised through this campaign directly benefitted more than 70 different organizations feeding local communities in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma.

The bank’s decision to provide one million meals was based on the fact hunger is an issue in every community it serves. In 2015, more than 12 percent of American households surveyed were food insecure, meaning they lacked access to enough food for an active, healthy lifestyle for all household members. 

Tags: 1 Million Meals, Arkansas, Charitable Giving, Community Support, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma
 

Joplin’s Amy Howe Honored for Influence

Wednesday, May 31 at 06:35 AM
Category: Arvest Community News
Arvest Bank is pleased to announce that marketing manager Amy Howe has been selected by the Joplin Regional Business Journal as a member of its 2017 class of Most Influential Women. This marks the 11th year for the annual awards.
 
For those who may not know Howe, she began her career at Arvest in April 2010 as a marketing specialist in Benton County. In 2012, she moved to Joplin to take her current position.
 
Since then, she’s been busy making her mark not just on Arvest, but the communities she serves as well. Internally, she has served on the 1 Million Meals executive committee for six years, including three as co-chair. Howe also has served as chair and co-chair of the bank’s Marketing Peer Group, among a host of other roles she’s willingly accepted.
 
Howe’s external work has been equally – if not more – impressive. She has helped Arvest reach hundreds of children by leading the bank’s American Bankers Association-backed “Teach Children to Save” program, been a tireless United Way fundraiser, and helped organizations such as Joplin Regional Chamber of Commerce and Freeman Health Systems.
 
Perhaps above all, Howe has done all of this with a smile on her face. It turns out that smile, so familiar to those who know her, is the result of Howe’s longstanding commitment to having a positive influence on whoever and whatever she encounters.
 
“We have a choice in leadership to have a bad attitude or a good attitude,” she said, “and we make the decision every day.”
 
Arvest is happy to congratulate Howe on her recent honor and, more importantly, to appreciate the influence she has on us and those we serve – every day. 

Tags: Associates, Award, Joplin, Missouri
 

Closed Memorial Day

Friday, May 26 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest News

All Arvest branches and customer service will be closed on Monday, May 29, 2017, in observance of Memorial Day. We honor those who died while fighting to preserve our freedoms. America wouldn’t be what it is today without their sacrifice.    

We look forward to serving you during normal business hours Tuesday, May 30, 2017.

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Tags: Arkansas, Holiday Hours, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma

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