Arvest Bank to Host Free Shredding Event in Mountain Home

Monday, October 08 at 01:00 PM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank will provide customers an opportunity to have their confidential documents shredded at no cost, in an effort to offer protection against identity theft. 

Arvest and Shred-It will host the free shredding event Saturday, Oct. 20 from 10 a.m.-1p.m. at the Arvest branch located at 2619 Hwy 62 in Mountain Home. There is a limit of five boxes per household.

Arvest associates will grill hot dogs for participants and local radio station KTLO will broadcast live from 10 a.m.-noon with an opportunity for listeners to win prizes from the station’s treasure chest. 

Although the event is free, donations to local nonprofit organization Into the Light will be accepted. Into the Light provides refuge and support services to minors who are victims of sex trafficking. The organization works to educate minors and communities on the traps associated with human trafficking, in addition to providing 24-hour crisis response. 

Tags: Arkansas, Arvest, Mountain Home
 

Arvest Hires Kyle Davidson as Commercial Banker in Mountain Home

Tuesday, September 25 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank has hired Kyle Davidson as a commercial banker in Mountain Home. He will be located at the bank branch at 819 Wallace Knob Road.


Davidson has 18 years of banking experience and most recently was market president of Bear State Bank’s North Central Arkansas division. He also has served as vice president for First Security Bank in Mountain Home and was employed by First National Bank of Eastern Arkansas in Forrest City where he began his career in banking. 

“Kyle has been a leader and mentor in the banking industry for a long time and the opportunity to have him join the Arvest team is exciting for all of us here in North Central Arkansas,” said Sally Gilbert, market president of Arvest Bank in Mountain Home. “He has contributed to our community in many ways, both professionally and personally, and we look forward to the great work he will do for our customers.” 

Davidson earned a bachelor’s degree in agricultural finance from Arkansas State University in Jonesboro and is a graduate of the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University.  

He is a past president of the emerging leaders section of the Arkansas Bankers Association. Davidson and his family attend River Bible Church in Mountain Home. 

About Arvest Bank

Arvest Bank, named by Forbes magazine as one of “America’s Best Large Employers” for 2018, operates more than 270 bank branches in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Kansas through a group of 14 locally managed banks, each with its own board and management team. These banks serve customers in more than 135 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.

About Arvest Wealth Management

Arvest Wealth Management offers wealth management, trust services and insurance products. Investment products and services 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 insurance companies. Investments and Insurance Products: Not FDIC Insured, May Lose Value and Not Guaranteed by the Bank. Trust services provided by Arvest Bank.

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Arvest, Ultimate Auto Group Announce Charities to Benefit From Golf Tourney

Monday, June 18 at 11:30 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank in North Central Arkansas and South Central Missouri, along with Ultimate Auto Group, will host the 22nd Annual Charity Golf Tournament on Saturday, Aug. 25 at Big Creek Golf and Country Club in Mountain Home.


Proceeds from the annual tournament benefit up to three area nonprofit organizations that are chosen after an application process. The organizations that will benefit from the 2018 Charity Golf Tournament include Have a Heart Pet Shelter, North Arkansas Adoption Coalition and the West Plains, Missouri Sunrise Rotary Club’s backpack program.

Have a Heart Pet Shelter in Yellville houses homeless dogs and cats and works to find them a loving family who will adopt them. The organization also serves as the location for the Volunteer Low Cost Spay and Neuter Clinic that sterilized more than 800 animals in 2017. The shelter also worms and vaccinates animals in its care.

The North Central Arkansas Adoption Clinic supports children in North Central Arkansas who are victims of abuse or neglect, are in the custody of the state Department of Human Services and are living in foster homes waiting to be adopted. The clinic works with other foster care organizations to raise awareness of the needs of children who are in foster care and to try to increase the number of parents willing to adopt children in foster care.

The West Plains Rotary Club Backpack Program sends home nutritious food in backpacks with students in grades K-5 in the community who face food insecurity at home on weekends. In the spring of 2018, the backpack program sends as many as 125 backpacks of food home every week.

“The work the nonprofit organizations in our area accomplish, and the needs they meet, is nothing short of amazing, but we can’t assume it’s not a struggle to get the job done at times,” said Tom Dame, president and CEO of Arvest Bank in North Central Arkansas. “That’s the entire mission of this annual golf tournament - to take an active role in supporting different organizations each year, and we can’t thank our surrounding communities enough for their continued support for more than two decades.”  To date, the charity golf tournament has contributed more than $187,000 to local nonprofit organizations.

The tournament begins with a shotgun start for all players at 8:30 a.m.  Golfers will receive prizes for a hole-in-one as well as other prizes. For information on sponsorships or to register a team, contact Tiffany Watkins with Arvest Bank at twatkins@arvest.com or by calling 870-449-7164.

About Arvest Bank

Arvest Bank, named by Forbes magazine as one of “America’s Best Large Employers” for 2018, operates more than 250 bank branches in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Kansas through a group of 15 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: Mountain Home
 

El Chico to Hold Give Back Night

Thursday, April 19 at 12:00 PM
Category: Arvest Community News

El Chico restaurant in Mountain Home is holding a give back night to help reduce food insecurity in the community. On Tuesday, April 24 from 5-9p.m., El Chico will donate 10 percent of the total meal sales that are purchased to Arvest Bank’s Feed the Pack initiative. 

Feed the Pack is a one-day donation drive in the communities of Mountain Home, Gassville, Flippin and Yellville that raises money for the Food Back of North Central Arkansas’ backpack program, as well as other local backpack programs from other hunger relief organizations in the area. Backpack programs provide supplemental snacks for children on weekends and holidays, times when they don’t have access to school meal programs and face food insecurity at home.

Arvest Bank created Feed the Pack Day in 2016 and has collected $35,000 during the past two fundraising drives, equating to 175,000 meals for local children who are supported by backpack programs.

“This is a great opportunity for our community to have dinner together and support a very important cause at the same time,” said Sally Gilbert, market president of Arvest Bank in Mountain Home. “Any of us could face food insecurity, at any time, so I hope we can come together to support the hundreds of children who benefit from these programs, and that we keep donations top of mind throughout the year.”

In order for 10 percent of the meal ticket to be contributed to the Feed the Pack initiative, customers must present a voucher from Arvest Bank. Vouchers may be picked up at any Arvest Bank location in Mountain Home. El Chico is located at 45 Charles Blackburn Drive in Mountain Home.

Feed the Pack Day is one of several grassroots projects that is held in support of Arvest Bank’s 8th Annual 1 Million Meals campaign that collects nonperishable food items and monetary donations in support of hunger relief efforts across the four-state territory Arvest serves. All donations made in Mountain Home remain local to support the Food Bank of North Central Arkansas’ backpack program and the various hunger relief organizations it supports through other backpack programs.

Mountain Home residents can participate in 1 Million Meals by dropping off nonperishable food items or monetary donations at any Arvest Bank branch or by calling (866) 952-9523. Arvest credit card customers can donate Arvest Flex Rewards™ points by visiting arvestflexrewards.com and clicking on the 1 Million Meals banner. Every dollar raised through 1 Million Meals provides the equivalent of five meals for those in need.

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

Tags: Arvest, Mountain Home
 

Arvest Bank Sets Date for “Feed the Pack,” Calls for Volunteers

Wednesday, April 11 at 02:00 PM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank will hold a one-day donation drive called “Feed the Pack Day” in multiple cities across Baxter and Marion Counties to help reduce food insecurity in North Central Arkansas. Donations to Feed the Pack will support area backpack food programs that provide food for school children on weekends and holidays, times when they may not have access to enough food.  

Arvest Bank is asking for individuals or groups of volunteers who can assist with the collection drive at various locations.  

On Friday, April 27, community volunteers will be stationed at the corner of Hwy. 62 and Cardinal Dr. in Mountain Home from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Volunteers will also be located outside Harps in Mountain Home and Yellville, Walmart in Mountain Home and Flippin, Town and Country in Mountain Home, Shoe Sensation in Mountain Home, and SunFest in Gassville from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. All donations directly support the Food Bank of North Central Arkansas’ Backpack Program, as well as other organizations in Baxter and Marion counties that operate a backpack program.  

“The backpack programs in this area serve a widespread need and they are often the difference for hundreds of children between having food and going without a meal,” said Jeff Quick, president and CEO of the Food Bank of North Central Arkansas. “We see an increased need for food during the summer months, when children don’t have access to school meal programs. The financial support we receive now helps us stock our shelves later in the year, when donations begin to get sparse.” Quick said more than 600 children in Baxter County alone are served by backpack programs.  

Arvest Bank created Feed the Pack Day in 2016 and has collected $35,000 during the past two fundraising drives, equating to 175,000 meals for local children who are supported by backpack programs. In addition, 4,000 nonperishable food items have been collected during Feed the Pack.  

“Our success for these children depends upon two things – the number of volunteers we have to accept donations, and the generosity of the wonderful people in these communities,” said

Tiffany Watkins, assistant vice president and marketing director for Arvest Bank in North Central Arkansas. “A donation of only one dollar provides five meals, so we have the potential to help ensure these children don’t go hungry for the remainder of this year.” 

Individual volunteers, groups or businesses who are interested in volunteering for Feed the Pack Day may sign up online here, or they may contact Tiffany Watkins with Arvest Bank at twatkins@arvest.com.  

Radio station KTLO 97.9 FM will broadcast live updates on the amount of money raised throughout the day, with the announcement of the grand total planned for 7 p.m. The Baxter Bulletin will post updates on its web site as well.  

Feed the Pack Day is a community event that is held in support of Arvest Bank’s 8th annual 1 Million Meals campaign that challenges bank associates, customers and community members to participate in fundraising efforts and nonperishable food drives to fight hunger in the more than 120 communities the bank serves. The initiative is needed, as the United States Department of Agriculture reports more than 12 percent of American households surveyed in 2015 were food insecure.  

The goal of the two-month, bank-wide effort is to collect enough food or monetary donations to provide at least one million meals to local, hungry families. Donations to Arvest’s 1 Million Meals campaign may be dropped off at any Arvest Bank location by June 2 or by calling (866) 952-9523. Arvest credit card customers can donate Arvest Flex Rewards™ points by visiting arvestflexrewards.com and clicking on the 1 Million Meals banner, and customers who use the Arvest Go mobile banking app may contribute through the app as well.

 

About Arvest Bank

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 15 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.

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