Hunger Initiative Surpasses One Million Meals with Three-Plus Weeks Left to Give

Friday, May 11 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest News

Arvest Bank announced in early April the beginning of its eighth annual 1 Million Meals initiative, which challenges bank associates, customers and community members to fight hunger in the more than 120 communities the bank serves by providing meals to those in need.

Today, the bank announced the campaign has exceeded one million meals, reaching the goal with more than three weeks remaining in the campaign. A total of 1,002,353 meals have been raised.

Arvest branches throughout Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma have been participating in the 1 Million Meals initiative by collecting nonperishable food items and monetary donations. These efforts will continue through June 2, with the donations given to the local communities Arvest serves later in the month.

Every dollar raised through 1 Million Meals provides the equivalent of five meals for local, hungry families.

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

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Forbes Names Arvest Bank One of America’s Best Employers

Thursday, May 10 at 08:00 AM
Category: Arvest News

Arvest Bank has been recognized by Forbes magazine as one of “America’s Best Large Employers” for 2018, the second consecutive year it has received the honor.

Arvest ranked 266th out of the 500 businesses – with 5,000 or more full- or part-time employees – nationwide that scored highest in an independent survey.

“Maintaining a culture that appeals to, and supports, our associates leads to having happy, loyal and satisfied customers,” Arvest president and CEO Kevin Sabin said. “It is extremely rewarding to know our associates think so highly of our bank. It’s even more gratifying to see that translate into the way they take care of our customers every day. At Arvest, our commitment to the communities we serve and creating a positive, fulfilling work environment for our associates go hand in hand.”

More than 30,000 employees from 25 industries were consulted anonymously to compile the Forbes survey’s nationwide results. First, they were asked to rate their willingness to recommend their own employer to friends and family on a scale of 0 to 10, with 10 being the best possible score. Participants also were prompted to evaluate other employers within their industry that stood out either positively or negatively. Furthermore, employees were asked 35 questions about work-related topics, including working conditions, salary, potential for development and company image.

This is the third year Forbes has compiled its list of America’s Best Employers. Assessments for 2018 were conducted during a four-week period last year.

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Arvest Bank Announces New Role for Box

Monday, April 30 at 07:00 AM
Category: Arvest News

Arvest Bank is pleased to announce Melissa Box has accepted a new role as a mortgage lender in Branson.


"We couldn't be more excited for Melissa to join the mortgage team,” said Carla Green, mortgage loan manager for Arvest in Springfield. “I have every confidence that she will exceed the expectations of our customers in the Branson area."

Box has worked at Arvest since 2014, and previously worked in business development and as a commercial lender in the Branson area. In her new role, she will serve as a as a decision-making resource for customers, providing guidance to them in an effort to find solutions tailored for their unique mortgage needs, among other responsibilities.

Among other civic endeavors, Box is a member of both the Hollister Area Chamber of Commerce and the Rotary Club of Hollister.

"Melissa's heavy involvement in our community speaks volumes about her character and drive,” said Pam Yancey, community market director for Arvest in Branson. “She will, without a doubt, continue to impress as she takes on this new role."

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Arvest 1 Million Meals Campaign Hits Halfway Point

Friday, April 27 at 07:00 AM
Category: Arvest News

On April 2, Arvest Bank announced the beginning of its seventh annual 1 Million Meals campaign, which challenges bank associates, customers and community members to fight hunger in the more than 120 communities the bank serves by providing at least one million meals to those in need. Today, the bank announced the campaign has exceeded 500,000 meals, or halfway to its goal.

Arvest branches throughout Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma have been participating in this initiative by collecting nonperishable food items and monetary donations. These efforts will continue through June 2, with the intention of reaching one million meals donated to the local communities Arvest serves in time for summer, when many schoolchildren do not have access to meals they ordinarily receive at school, and when many of the bank’s food partners face fundraising challenges.

Every dollar raised through 1 Million Meals provides the equivalent of five meals for local, hungry families.

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

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Arvest Bank Announces Spicer Move

Wednesday, April 25 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest News

Merissa Spicer, vice president and trust officer for Arvest Wealth Management (AWM), has moved offices, Arvest Bank announced today.

Previously based in Lowell and Bella Vista, Spicer now works at the Downtown Bentonville branch located at 201 NE A Street.

Among other duties, Spicer manages personal trusts, settles estates, and administers charitable trusts, Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) and agency accounts. She also specializes in the administration of Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts (ILITs). Spicer has worked at Arvest since 1998, and in the trust department since 2004.

Spicer earned a bachelor’s degree in business management from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. She also is a graduate of the Cannon Trust School and holds the designations of Certified Trust and Financial Advisor and Accredited Estate Planner®.

A current board member for the Bella Vista Animal Shelter, Spicer is active in numerous other civic endeavors. She and her husband, Lonnie, have two adult sons.

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 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.

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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