Arvest Bank Hires Smith in McCurtain County

Thursday, May 09 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank is pleased to announce it has hired Clint Smith.

Smith, who has more than 16 years of industry experience, will serve as a commercial lender. In that role he will generate, evaluate and approve commercial loans, among other duties. He will operate primarily in Broken Bow and Idabel, and their surrounding areas.

Smith earned an associate degree at Eastern Oklahoma State University and a bachelor’s degree at Southeastern Oklahoma State. He currently lives in Smithville.

“Adding Clint’s knowledge and expertise is a win for our team,” Arvest Bank community bank president Ted Sheets said. “He will be a fantastic asset not just for the bank, but more importantly, our customers.”

Tags: Arvest

Small Business Banking Series in Greater Kansas City

Wednesday, May 08 at 01:00 PM
Category: Business Banking

So… What Do You Do? What’s Your 10-Second Commercial?

When meeting people for the first time, why do we struggle with explaining what we do in 10 seconds or less? Join our featured speaker, Dan Stalp of Sandler Training, for this highly interactive session where participants will:

  • Build intrigue when someone asks, “What do you do?”
  • Be more clear about the types of people/companies who qualify as good candidates for your business; and
  • Learn how to set strong verbal agreements with those who qualify for follow-up after meeting someone.

Dan Stalp has over 26 years of experience leading, training, and coaching high performing individuals. He has risked everything and completely started over twice career-wise, once in 1993 and again in 2005 by co-founding and founding his own firm. Dan has co-authored two books, “The Reunion” and “Antoerh Reunion,” about career significance and how pursuing what you were “meant to do” – along with always being grateful – plays an instrumental role in being the best you can be.

When not being mistaken for a certain Hollywood movie star, Dan and his wife Lisa of 28 years travel to Dallas, TX and Fayetteville, AR to visit their two grown daughters. Or they are attending rugby and lacrosse events for their high school and college aged sons.

This first session will be held Wednesday, May 29, 2019 from 11:30am to 1:00pm at the Regnier Center of Johnson County Community College (12345 College Blvd, Overland Park, KS – Room 270). This class is open to the public and registration includes lunch.

Space is limited. Registration is required. Please visit the event site* to reserve your spot today. 

Generously sponsored by Arvest Bank and hosted by the Kansas SBDC at JCCC, this workshop is the first of a 4-part Small Business Growth Lunch & Learn series*. The series will be an opportunity for small business owners and resource partners to network, share best practices, and learn from industry experts. Each session will feature a presenter on a different small business topic.

Links marked with * go to a third-party site not operated or endorsed by Arvest Bank, an FDIC-insured institution.


*Participants do not need to attend all four sessions. 

Tags: Financial Education, Kansas City

Arvest Bank Hires Henry

Monday, May 06 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank is pleased to announce it has hired Chase Henry.

Henry will serve as a commercial lender, generating, evaluating and approving commercial loans, among other duties. He has more than five years of industry experience.

“We couldn’t be happier to add Chase to our team,” Arvest Bank community bank president Ted Sheets said. “His knowledge and expertise will be a valuable addition to the bank, and more importantly, for our customers.”

Henry earned a bachelor’s degree in management and marketing at Arkansas Tech University and is working on a master’s degree in business administration from Columbia Southern University.

Among other civic endeavors, Henry is a member of the Hatfield Volunteer Fire Department. He lives in Hatfield with his wife, Holly, and their two children.

Tags: Arkansas, Arvest, Fort Smith

Arvest Bank Announces Branscum Hiring

Friday, May 03 at 11:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank is pleased to announce it has hired Ron Branscum.

Branscum, who has more than 19 years of industry experience, will serve as a senior vice president and commercial banker, overseeing Arvest’s commercial lenders in Rogers. He will operate primarily out of the Arvest branches located in downtown Rogers and Village on the Creeks.

“Ron’s knowledge and expertise are evident, and we couldn’t be more pleased to add him to our team,” said Jason England, commercial loan manager for Arvest in Benton County. “He is a fantastic asset for the bank, and more importantly, for our customers.”

Branscum earned an associate degree from North Arkansas College and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Central Arkansas. He’s also a graduate of the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado.

Among other civic endeavors, Branscum currently serves on the Northwest Arkansas Community College board of trustees and as a board member for the Rogers-Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce, Family Council, and Blackwood Industries, Inc. He and his wife, Deedra, have seven children.

Tags: Arkansas, Arvest

Spring Clean Your Life

Thursday, May 02 at 04:00 PM
Category: Arvest News

Colorful flowers and fresh-cut lawns are sure signs spring has arrived. However, the clutter of life can sometimes overshadow the growth and opportunity this time of year brings. Try a few of the tips below to find out how spring cleaning requires a lot more than just vacuuming and dusting.

Manage Spending

Does it feel like you spend your paycheck a little faster every month? Consider creating a budget. Start by making a list of everything you spend money on, down to the smallest purchase. Then, prioritize those items, with the most important expense listed as number one. Divide up your paycheck from there, and assign specific spend limits to each item. The most important step is: stick to your budget. If you know where your paycheck is going each month, it could be easier to say no to impulsive, unnecessary purchases.

Organize Belongings

It can be overwhelming to sort through old, unused personal belongings. Rather than giving up and stockpiling everything in your attic, create three piles to sort items into — one pile to keep, one pile to give away and one pile to throw away. Better yet, use storage tubs or trash bags to keep each pile contained. Commit to giving away or throwing away a certain number of items to resist holding onto unnecessary clutter. House Beautiful* recommends getting rid of anything that has gone unused for six months or more.

Label Storage

After you have disposed of the trash pile and donated the give-away pile, it is time to tackle the keep pile. If you plan to stash the majority of your belongings in a storage unit or attic, it must be neatly organized. Consider purchasing large, secure packing tubs and filling each box strategically. After each container is filled, write the contents on a piece of paper and tape it to the lid of the tub. Now, each time you are looking for something in storage, it will be easy to find and easy to repack. Be sure to update the lists each time you remove or add anything.

Declutter Finances

Not all clutter is obvious — the balance on your credit card is another important item to take control of. While large balances can be overwhelming and seem unending, there are options for making the amount easier to manage. Consider transferring your balance to an Arvest Consumer Credit Card. You will enjoy 0%1 APR for 12 billing cycles on balance transfers and purchases. After that, your rate will be based on credit worthiness, 14.65% to 21.00%. You can also earn up to $1002 in bonus rewards. Try to use the promotional period to pay off a large portion of the card’s balance and ease the burden on your account.

Assign Tasks

Rather than trying to conquer your entire to-do list in one day, The Spruce* recommends scheduling a week of smaller projects — focusing on one project each day. This will help to avoid burnout and make the list seem less daunting. With each assignment completed, cross an item off and see your progress in real-time. Short on time? Consider involving every member of your household. If each person completes their share of the responsibilities, you can declutter your life in a fraction of the time.

*Link is a third-party site not operated or endorsed by Arvest Bank, an FDIC-insured institution.

1Introductory Rate: 0% introductory Annual Percentage Rate (APR) is valid on purchases and balance transfers for 12 billing cycles from date of account opening. After that, the APR for purchases and balance transfers will be based on your creditworthiness (between 14.65% and 21.00% APR) and will vary based on the prime rate. The APR for cash advances will vary based on your creditworthiness (between 14.65% and 21.00% APR) and will vary based on the prime rate. The transaction fee for cash advances and cash equivalent transactions is the greater of $4 or 4% of the transaction. Foreign transaction fee is 1% of each transaction in U.S. dollars. Rates apply to new accounts only and are accurate as of January 8, 2019. Subject to credit approval. Additional limitations, terms and conditions may apply.

2Bonus: Open a new Arvest Personal Credit Card to qualify for the one-time bonus of up to $100 after spending $500 on eligible purchases within the first (3) billing cycles of account opening. $100 bonus is awarded as 10,000 rewards points in the Arvest Flex Rewards™ program. Arvest Flex Rewards™ is a program where you can earn one point for every $1 you spend using your Arvest Credit Card. Eligible purchases can be made by the primary cardholder or any additional cardholders on a single Card Account. Limit one 10,000 points bonus per Card Account. Eligible purchases do NOT include fees or interest charges, balance transfers, cash advances, convenience check transactions, purchases of traveler’s checks, purchases or reloading of prepaid cards or purchases of other cash equivalents. Bonus points will be applied to your account within three billing cycles after your qualifying purchase. To be eligible for the $100 bonus offer, the Card Account must be open and not in default as of the date the bonus points are applied. For complete details, ask an Arvest associate or go to Offer valid from January 1 through December 31, 2019.

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