Bartlesville to Host Annual March Mania

Thursday, March 01 at 02:00 PM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank will host its annual March Mania on March 15-16.

The event will take place from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Arvest branch located at 4225 S.E. Adams. Customers are encouraged to drop by and watch locally broadcast NCAA Tournament games on big-screen TVs supplied courtesy of Steve’s TV. Snacks will be served.

Customers also are encouraged to fight local hunger by dropping off monetary donations or food items. All proceeds and food items will benefit Mary Martha Outreach.

For more information, please call Susan at (918) 337-3439.

Tags: Bartlesville

Arvest Bank Adds Schoenthaler to Board of Directors

Wednesday, February 21 at 02:00 PM
Category: Arvest News

Arvest Bank is pleased to announce Marty Schoenthaler has joined its local board of directors in Bartlesville.

Schoenthaler currently serves as CEO of Tate Boys Tire & Service. His previous professional roles included serving as vice president and chief information officer at Archer Daniels Midland, as well as senior leadership positions with ConocoPhillips and IBM.

“We are thrilled to add Marty to our board here in Bartlesville,” Arvest president Kyle Hubbard said. “In addition to his business acumen, his many ties – and years of service – to our community will be an invaluable asset for us here at Arvest. We couldn’t be more excited to have him join our team in this capacity.”

Schoenthaler also currently is a board member for both the Bartlesville Sports Commission and the Rogers State University Foundation. He earned bachelor’s degrees in business administration and computer programming at Missouri Southern State University, then a master’s degree in business administration at the University of Arkansas.

Schoenthaler and his wife, Kim, have been married 33 years and most enjoy time spent with their children and grandchildren.


Tags: Bartlesville

Arvest Bank Announces Musslewhite Hiring

Sunday, November 19 at 01:00 PM
Category: Arvest News

Former Realtor Heavily Involved in Community

Arvest Bank is pleased to announce it has hired Clint Musslewhite as its mortgage loan manager.

Musslewhite comes to Arvest from Keller Williams Realty, where he has worked for the last five-plus years since moving to Bartlesville. In his new role, Musslewhite will provide direction to Arvest Bartlesville’s mortgage division in addition to being responsible for the generation, evaluation, approval, processing, closing and servicing of real estate loans. He will be based at the Arvest branch located at 100 SE Frank Phillips Blvd.
“Clint comes to us with a very strong background in management, marketing and sales,” Arvest executive vice president and loan manager David Nickel said. “He will be a great addition to our already great mortgage team.”
While at Keller Williams Realty, Musslewhite provided leadership for many of the company’s community service initiatives, including local service projects and Bartlesville Public School District teacher tailgate events. Additionally, he currently serves as a board member for the Bartlesville Convention & Visitors Bureau, Bartlesville Civic Ballet and Ray of Hope Advocacy Center.
Prior to moving to Bartlesville, Musslewhite spent 15 years in marketing and operations roles for his alma mater, Baylor University, and two Minor League Baseball franchises. He also has done announcing work for the Tulsa 66ers, Tulsa Shock, Baylor University, Georgetown University and Texas Christian University.
Musslewhite and his wife, Stephanie, live in Bartlesville with their three children. In addition to serving as the emcee for numerous local charity events in the Bartlesville area, Musslewhite is the stadium announcer for the Bartlesville High School football team and occasionally the Tulsa Drillers.
About Arvest 
Arvest Bank, named by Forbes magazine as one of “America’s Best Large Employers” for 2017, operates more than 250 bank branches in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Kansas through a group of 16 locally managed banks, each with its own board and management team. These banks serve customers in more than 120 communities, with extended weekday banking hours at many locations. Arvest also provides a wide range of banking services including loans, deposits, treasury management, credit cards, mortgage loans and mortgage servicing. Arvest is an Equal Housing Lender and Member FDIC.


Tags: Bartlesville

Fishing Coach Helps Students Reel in Opportunities - People Helping People Series

Friday, August 25 at 04:00 PM
Category: People Helping People

Marshal Grissom walked into a Caney Valley Bass Club meeting because he was willing to use his boat to help the high-schoolers who shared his love of fishing. Grissom left that meeting as the team’s head coach.

Grissom is the latest person to be featured in Arvest Bank’s People Helping People video series. The series is designed to celebrate individuals in the communities we Arvest serves who are uniquely making a difference.


Caney Valley High School is located in the northeastern Oklahoma town of Ramona, and its fishing club has proven to be a perfect fit for Grissom. An avid fisherman for as long as he can remember, Grissom believes his favorite hobby not only has life lessons to offer the students he helps, but in some cases, could be a life-changing activity.

“The way the sport of fishing has grown, just in our state alone there are probably well over a dozen collegiate bass fishing teams," Grissom said. "There are colleges recruiting at our tournaments to go onto that next level.”

Some of Caney Valley’s team members have already received college scholarship offers, a path that may not have been available to them if it weren’t for their competitive fishing experience. The lure of a scholarship has kept team member Grayson Atchison sharpening his angling skills. His goal is to one day attend Northeastern State University on a fishing scholarship.

“Honestly I would say Marshal’s my mentor for fishing. He kind of helped me out with a lot of tournament skills that I needed." Atchison said. “If it wasn’t for Marshal, we probably wouldn’t have this club."

Grissom is driven by a need to take action and help others. He believes in taking the initiative when you have the opportunity to change people's lives.

"I’ve always wanted to not just sit back and watch life go by," he said. "I wanted to be a person that did something. And these kids have really given me that opportunity. The most rewarding thing for me is just being out there on the water with these kids. And getting to see them, the joy they have for fishing."

Watch* Grissom and the fishing team in action. 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: Bartlesville, Oklahoma, People Helping People

Friday Financial Forum June 16 in Bartlesville, Okla.

Tuesday, June 13 at 04:30 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Join us Friday, June 16 at 10 a.m. for our Friday Financial Forum. We will meet at the Friday Forum Room at Arvest's East Side Branch, located at 4225 S.E. Adams Rd. in Bartlesville, Okla.* 

This week’s featured speaker will be Clay Nickel, CPM® vice president, portfolio manager and director of investment strategy and an integral member of AWM’s portfolio management team and overall money management effort. 

As director of investment strategy, Clay is responsible for the development and oversight of the Investment Management Group (IMG) product line and serves as the main spokesman for IMG and the AWM portfolio management team with customers, prospects and advisors. Prior to joining Arvest in 2010, Clay was a portfolio manager for a $4 billion community bank in the Midwest and managed a $300 million investment portfolio for high net worth individuals and institutions. 

What you can also expect at the event:

  • Information: Community leaders share topical, local and state information (Sen. Julie Daniels, Rep. Earl Sears & Rep. Travis Dunlap) 
  • News: "The Scoop"  all about business and community happenings in Bartlesville (Billie Roane, Arvest Bank) 
  • Stock Report and Economic Update: Josh Randolph**, Arvest Wealth Management, and Sonya Reed**, Arvest Wealth Management
  • Hilarious Anecdotes: Jim Bohnsack, Arvest Bank

Invite a friend and come enjoy delicious homemade cookies and hear about what’s going on in the Bartlesville area!   

If you have any questions or would like to be included on the invitation email list, please contact Billie Roane at (918) 337-4358. We look forward to seeing you there!

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

**Josh Randolph Oklahoma Insurance License #122041 and Sonya Reed Oklahoma Insurance License # 111796  

Tags: Bartlesville, Community Support, Oklahoma

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