Gaudian Promoted in Benton County, Ark.

Friday, June 23 at 07:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Bella Vista native will serve as personal banker.

GRAVETTE , Ark. – Arvest Bank is pleased to announce Andrew Gaudian has been promoted to personal banker. Gaudian has worked at Arvest for more than five years and held a variety of roles, including jobs in the mortgage and private banking divisions. 

As a personal banker, he will help identify customers’ loan needs, assist with the loan application process, and provide personal financial counseling, among other duties. Gaudian will office at Arvest’s branch in Gravette.

“Andrew’s track record here at Arvest speaks for itself,” said James Wallace, branch sales manager in Gravette. “He has shown great versatility and an understanding for the many needs of our customers. We look forward to more great things from Andrew and know that he will be a fantastic asset for our customers.”

Gaudian earned an associate of arts degree at Northwest Arkansas Community College. He and his wife, Heather, live in Centerton with their newborn son. The family attends Reach Church.

Tags: Arkansas, Arvest Benton County, Associates
 

Coloring Contest Set for June 24 in Bentonville, Ark.

Thursday, June 22 at 03:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Attention young Bentonville artists, it’s your time to shine! Arvest and the Early Childhood Initiatives Center* in Bentonville, Ark. will be hosting a coloring contest from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., June 24, at the Bentonville Farmer’s Market - Kids Art Park.* 

The lucky winner will have his or her artwork featured on an Arvest Bank debit card, along with the Early Childhood Initiatives Center logo. The debit card will be available to new and current Arvest Bank customers at any bank location across Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri.
 
Children are invited to visit the Arvest tent, located in front of Pressroom,* to participate in the contest. There is no fee to enter. A panel of Arvest and Early Childhood Initiatives Center representatives will select the winning entry. The winner will be announced Monday, July 10.
 
We’re excited to see imaginations soar at this fun event! Hope to see you there!
 
Links marked with * go to a third-party site not operated or endorsed by Arvest Bank, an FDIC-insured institution.

Tags: Arvest Benton County, Bentonville, Community Support, Debit Cards
 

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
 

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
 

Roberts Promoted in Northwest Arkansas

Wednesday, May 17 at 05:15 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Role includes leadership of advertising and marketing efforts.

ROGERS, Ark. – Arvest Bank is pleased to announce Kyle Roberts has been promoted to marketing manager for Arvest Benton County.

Roberts has worked in the financial services industry for more than three years, most recently as a marketing specialist for Arvest Benton County. In his new role, Roberts will provide leadership for that market’s advertising, public relations and marketing efforts, among other responsibilities.

“We are very excited to promote Kyle Roberts as our new marketing manager,” said Robyn Breshears, executive vice president and sales manager for Arvest Benton County. “During his time with our team, Kyle has filled a much-needed spot with his creativity, communication skills and high energy.

“Kyle shows true leadership and the desire to provide outstanding marketing services to our local team and the corporate marketing team. We look forward to Kyle’s forward-thinking initiatives to help us grow in the future.”

Roberts has worked in the banking industry for more than three years, and previously served as an adjunct professor at Northeastern State University (NSU) in Tahlequah, Okla. Roberts earned a bachelor’s degree in mass communications with an emphasis in public relations and minor in marketing from NSU, where he later added a master’s degree in communication arts.

Among other civic activities, Roberts serves as a volunteer at Keypoint Church in Bentonville and as a youth soccer coach. He and his wife, Sarina, live in Pea Ridge with their two children.

Tags: 1 Million Meals, Arkansas, Arvest Benton County, Associates, Bentonville, Press Release, Rogers

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