Arvest Bank to Offer Complimentary “Mommy and Me” Photos for Mother’s Day

Wednesday, May 01 at 01:00 PM
Category: Arvest Community News

One of the most cherished gifts among moms of any age is a keepsake photo with their child. In recognition of Mother’s Day, Arvest Bank will provide a decorative environment for mothers and their children to take complimentary “Mommy and Me” photos Friday, May 10 from 8 a.m.-6p.m. and Saturday, May 11 from 8 a.m.-2p.m.

The complimentary photo sessions will take place at the Arvest Bank location at 1402 Hwy. 62-65 N. in Harrison. Families interested in having their photo taken should bring a smartphone or personal camera for Arvest associates to use during the photography session.

“We encourage our area moms to drop by and let us capture this moment in time with their children,” said Scott Tennyson, market president of Arvest Bank in Harrison. “It doesn’t matter if you’re dressed up or in casual clothes, when you look back on this photo and these memories, you’ll be glad you took a little time for a photo together.”

While there is no charge for the photo session, Arvest Bank will accept donations to local hunger relief organization Ozark Share and Care. The food pantry is Arvest’s food partner and the recipient organization for the bank’s 9th Annual Million Meals campaign that is underway and continues through June 1.

Through Million Meals, Arvest Bank encourages its associates, customers and the community to donate monetary contributions and nonperishable food items to reduce food insecurity in the 135 communities the bank serves.

Last year, Arvest associates and customers raised the equivalent of more than 2.1 million meals that benefitted local food partners in communities across Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Kansas. Every donation remains local.

In 2017, 11.8 percent of American households surveyed were food-insecure, meaning they lacked access to enough food for an active, healthy lifestyle for all household members. Arkansas ranks 2nd among the most food-insecure states in the nation, according to the United States Department of Agriculture.

*Arvest makes no representation that any contribution is tax deductible. Please consult your tax advisor, as neither Arvest Bank, its affiliates, nor any of its employees provide tax advice.

About Arvest
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. Investments and Insurance Products: Not FDIC Insured, May Lose Value and Not Guaranteed by the Bank. Trust services provided by Arvest Bank.
 

Tags: Harrison, North Central Arkansas
 

Arvest Bank to Host Free Shred-A-Thon in Harrison

Monday, March 25 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

UPDATE: We will be hosting this event across the street at the former Bear State location (1401 HWY 62/65 N, Harrison AR 72601) to make use of the covered area there!

 

Arvest Bank and Shred-It will host a free Shred-A-Thon for the Harrison community on Saturday, April 13 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Arvest Bank branch located at 1402 Hwy 62-65 North at the corner of Hester Drive.


The Harrison community is invited to bring personal documents that need to be disposed of properly to reduce the risk of having confidential information compromised and their identity stolen. There is a limit of five boxes per household for shredding.

“When it comes to protecting their identity, both digitally and with printed documents, consumers need to take advantage of every safety measure possible,” said Scott Tennyson, market president for Arvest Bank in Harrison. “Our annual Shred-A-Thon provides our community with a trusted resource for shredding documents, while also protecting the environment through recycling.”

Document shredding will take place on-site, so residents can be assured that personal information has been destroyed. The event is free, but monetary donations will be accepted to support Ozark Share and Care, a local hunger relief organization, to help feed hungry families in the Harrison community.

The Shred-A-Thon is one of several projects Arvest Bank is holding to help fight hunger in Boone County, as part of the bank’s annual Million Meals campaign that lasts through June 1.  As part of the Million Meals campaign, Arvest encourages associates, customers and the general public to drop off nonperishable food items or monetary donations at any Arvest Bank branch across the four-state area the bank serves. The goal is to collect a minimum of one million meals across the bank’s footprint to reduce food insecurity in local communities. All donations to the campaign remain local.

During the past three years, a total of 24,175 pounds of paper have been destroyed at the Shred-A-Thon and cash donations on-site provided 13,152 meals to those who receive food through Ozark Share and Care.

Refreshments will be available at the Shred-A-Thon while supplies last and radio station 102.9 “The Z” will broadcast on-site from 10 a.m. to noon.

About Arvest
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. Investments and Insurance Products: Not FDIC Insured, May Lose Value and Not Guaranteed by the Bank. Trust services provided by Arvest Bank.

About Shred-it
Shred-it is the nation’s largest provider of on-site shredding services. Since 1999, Shred-it of Arkansas has provided document destruction services for hundreds of companies of all sizes across the state. Secure document destruction services provided by Shred-it are designed to ensure customers meet legislative requirements. The company focuses exclusively on secure, cost-effective, convenient and environmentally friendly document destruction services.

Tags: Arkansas, Arvest, Harrison
 

Arvest Hosts Retirement Reception for Bettenhausen; Morris Joins Team in Mountain Home

Monday, March 04 at 05:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest announced today the retirement of Arvest Wealth Management senior client advisor David Bettenhausen. Bettenhausen assisted clients in Mountain Home with investment, retirement and insurance planning. He retires after 35 years in the real estate and financial services industries.

Arvest Bank will host a community retirement reception for Bettenhausen Friday, March 29, from 1-3 p.m. at the Arvest Bank location at 2619 Hwy 62 East in Mountain Home. The public is invited to attend.

“David has been a respected and valued asset for our customers, our community and our associates in Mountain Home,” said Mike Willard, president and CEO of Arvest in North Central Arkansas. “We understand his desire to spend more time with family and he leaves us with our very best wishes. David’s clients will see no interruption of management to their accounts, as Arvest already has welcomed a successor to this role.”

Arvest has named Clint Morris as client advisor for Arvest Wealth Management in Mountain Home. Morris will be located in the Arvest branch on Hwy 62 East. He has worked for Arvest Wealth Management for three years and has eight years of experience as a financial services advisor. Morris earned a bachelor’s degree from Arkansas State University and holds his FINRA Series 7 and Series 66 licenses.

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.

Tags: Associates, Harrison, North Central Arkansas
 

Arvest Bank to Provide Singing St. Patrick’s Day Telegrams March 12 & 13

Thursday, February 28 at 02:00 PM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank in Harrison will help add an additional element of fun to the community’s observance of St. Patrick’s Day during the days leading up to the celebration of Irish-American culture. 

Arvest is currently taking pre-orders for singing St. Patrick’s Day telegrams that will be led by Chris the Leprechaun on March 12 and 13. On those dates, the leprechaun will sing an Irish song to the recipient of telegram, while jovially wishing everyone he encounters on the way to delivering the telegram a “Happy St. Patrick’s Day.” 

Those interested in sending a singing telegram may sign up at the Arvest Bank branch at 1402 Hwy. 62-65 N. in Harrison. The cost is $10 per telegram. Senders will need to provide the name and address of the recipient of the singing telegram.  

All proceeds from the event benefit the Ozark Share and Care, a local hunger relief organization. 

“This is a fun opportunity to surprise friends, co-workers or students with some pre-St. Patty’s Day cheer - and we’re pretty sure our leprechaun will put on a great show,” said Scott Tennyson, market president of Arvest Bank in Harrison. “While this is all in good fun, more importantly, this event is part of our bigger mission to reduce food insecurity in North Central Arkansas.” 

Tennyson said the singing telegrams take place a couple of weeks before Arvest Bank launches its annual Million Meals campaign. The campaign encourages associates, customers and communities to donate nonperishable food items or monetary contributions at any Arvest Bank location during a two-month period. All local donations benefit local food partners. In Harrison, Arvest’s food partner is Ozark Share and Care, a food pantry and thrift store that benefits those in need. 

For more information on Arvest’s upcoming Million Meals campaign, visit arvest.com/millionmeals.

 

About Arvest

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. Investments and Insurance Products: Not FDIC Insured, May Lose Value and Not Guaranteed by the Bank. Trust services provided by Arvest Bank.

Tags: Harrison, North Central Arkansas
 

Arvest Bank Reaches Property Agreement with Harrison Convention & Visitors Bureau

Monday, October 22 at 08:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank is pleased to announce it has reached an agreement to sell one of its existing facilities to the Harrison Convention & Visitors Bureau at a reduced price as an in-kind gift.

The Harrison Convention & Visitors Bureau currently leases space at 200 W. Stephenson Ave., a building previously owned by Bear State Financial, Inc. Arvest took over ownership of the building via its acquisition of Bear State.

As a result, Arvest has decided to sell the building to the Harrison Convention & Visitors Bureau at a greatly reduced price of $20,000.

“The Harrison Convention & Visitors Bureau is an important organization in our community and provides many benefits for those of us who call this area home,” said Scott Tennyson, market president for Arvest in Harrison. “We are glad to reach this agreement that will not only allow the bureau to stay in the place it has called home for several years, but also to own a larger space that it can leverage for numerous uses in the future.

“This gift also reflects our shared commitment to the growth and vitality of our downtown area.”

As a sign of appreciation, the Harrison Convention & Visitors Bureau will name the building’s existing board room the Arvest Bank Conference Room.

“We appreciate the generosity Arvest Bank has shown in helping us reach this agreement,” Harrison Convention & Visitors Bureau executive director Matt Bell said. “We look forward to continuing to fill our role in the Harrison community, and this expanded workspace will help us do that. This agreement also is one that will provide long-term financial benefits to the bureau.”

About Arvest

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. Investments and Insurance Products: Not FDIC Insured, May Lose Value and Not Guaranteed by the Bank. Trust services provided by Arvest Bank.

Tags: Arkansas, Harrison

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