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.

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Arvest Bank to Host Free Shredding Event in Harrison

Monday, October 08 at 02:00 PM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank will provide free on-site shredding, in conjunction with Shred-It, for customers in Harrison who want to properly dispose of documents that include personal or confidential information. Proper destruction of such documents helps protect individuals from potential identity theft.

The shredding event will take place Saturday, Oct 20 from 10 a.m.–1 p.m. at the Arvest Bank branch located at 1402 Hwy 62-65 North at the corner of Hester Drive. There is a limit of five boxes per household.

Arvest associates will grill hot dogs for participants and local radio station KHBZ 102.9 “The Z” will broadcast live on-site from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 

Although the event is free, donations to the Rotary Club of Harrison’s barrier-free park project will be accepted. The Rotary Club is helping fund construction of a barrier-free park and playground area that will be located adjacent to the existing park at Lake Harrison to make the park accessible for children with physical challenges.

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Arvest Bank Hires Katy Donovan as Branch Sales Manager in Harrison

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

Arvest Bank has hired Katy Donovan who will serve as branch sales manager for the bank’s Northside branch located at 700 North Main Street in Harrison. 


Donovan has almost 20 years of experience in the banking industry and comes to Arvest from Bear State Bank in Harrison where she was the market coordinator for the bank. She also has experience as a teller supervisor, personal banker and financial service representative. 

“Katy is a returning member of the Arvest Bank family and we are thrilled to welcome her back to the team,” said Scott Tennyson, market president of Arvest Bank in Harrison. “Her broad experience with multiple organizations greatly benefits her in her new role and our customers will benefit from that knowledge as well.”

Donovan, her husband and children have been residents of Harrison for six years. They are members of Trinity United Methodist Church.   

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.

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Arvest Bank Hires Cody Gregory as Commercial Banker in Harrison

Monday, September 24 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank has hired Cody Gregory as a commercial banker in Harrison. Gregory has almost four years of experience in the banking industry and most recently worked as a loan officer for Bear State Bank in Harrison. 


“Cody will be a great asset to our company and the fact that he grew up in Harrison and is well-respected by this community are additional benefits for us,” said Scott Tennyson, market president of Arvest Bank in Harrison. “We look forward to the great work he will do for our customers in this area.”

Gregory is a graduate of Valley Springs High School. He earned an associate’s degree from NorthArk College and a bachelor’s degree from Cox College, graduating cum laude from both. He attended consumer lending school and commercial lending school, both of which are programs of the Arkansas Bankers Association.

He is an ambassador for the Harrison Regional Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Harrison Kiwanis Club. Gregory and his family are members of Crossroads Community Church.

He will be located at Arvest’s Hester Crossing branch at 1402 Hwy. 62-65 North in Harrison. 

About Arvest

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: Arvest, Harrison
 

Arvest Bank Hires Zack Lashley as Business Banker in Mountain Home

Monday, September 24 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest News

Arvest Bank has hired Zack Lashley as a business banker who will work out of the bank’s location at 2619 Hwy. 62 East in Mountain Home. 

Lashley comes to Arvest from Bear State Bank where he has worked as a branch manager and consumer/ commercial lender for the past eight years.  

He is a native of Mountain Home and a graduate of Mountain Home High School. Lashley earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from Missouri State University. 

“We are thrilled to welcome Zack into the Arvest family as he joins our professional and knowledgeable team here in Mountain Home,” said Sally Gilbert, market president of Arvest Bank in Mountain Home. “There’s a definite advantage to hiring associates who are familiar with, and invested in, the communities in which we work and we look forward to the great work Zack will do for our customers.” 

Lashley and his family live in Mountain Home. 

About Arvest

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.

 

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