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

Urban League of Greater Oklahoma City Gets Arvest Foundation Gift

Thursday, May 02 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

The Urban League of Greater Oklahoma City’s housing and financial literacy programs received a boost in the form of a $15,000 donation from the Arvest Foundation.

The gift was announced recently at the Urban League of Greater Oklahoma City. Leslie Johnson, small business underwriting manager for Arvest Bank in Oklahoma City was on hand to present the check.

Representatives of the Urban League of Greater Oklahoma City thanked Arvest for its long-term partnership and expressed appreciation for its support, specifically the housing and literacy programs that will benefit from this most recent donation.

“I am proud to serve on the board of directors for the Urban League of Oklahoma City, and it was my honor to present a check to them from the Arvest Foundation,” Johnson said. “The funds will be used to support housing and financial literacy programs that are vital to helping the Urban League accomplish its mission of assisting African-Americans, other minorities, and the underprivileged to achieve social and economic equality.”

Tags: Arvest, Oklahoma, Oklahoma City

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 Wealth Management Announces Terrell Hiring

Monday, April 29 at 08:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank is pleased to announce it has hired Sandy Terrell.

Terrell, who has more than 14 years of industry experience, will serve Arvest Wealth Management as a client advisor and trust specialist. She will be based out of the Arvest branch located at 4140 S. Fremont Ave.

In her new role, Terrell will be responsible for the administration, development and maintenance of trust and individual retirement accounts, as well as providing administrative services to high net worth clients.

“We are excited to have Sandy join us and leverage her experience to deliver our mission of ‘People helping people find financial solutions for life,’” Arvest Wealth Management regional manager Tracy Barnas said.

Terrell is involved in numerous civic endeavors, including the American Cancer Society, the Salvation Army, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Junior Achievement and Convoy of Hope. She’s also a member of the Women’s Business Resource Group.

Terrell lives in Springfield with her husband, Dan, and they have two adult children.

Tags: Arvest, Springfield

Arvest Wealth Management Hires Reuter

Friday, April 12 at 07:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank is pleased to announce it has hired Mark Reuter as an Arvest Wealth Management client advisor.

Reuter, who has more than 25 years of industry experience, will be based out the Arvest branch at 405. S. Walton Blvd. In his new role, Reuter will work closely with his customers and their families to identify their personal goals in order to provide appropriate and individualized customer solutions.

“We are thrilled to add Mark’s experience and expertise to our team,” Arvest Wealth Management manager Andrew Skinner said. “We know he will be a valuable asset not just for us, but more importantly, for our customers.”

Reuter earned a political science degree at Fort Hays State University. Additionally, he is a board member for the Arkansas Crisis Center, a Bentonville Area Chamber of Commerce ambassador, and an active member of the Rogers Downtown Rotary Club, among other civic endeavors.

Reuter and his wife, Sharon, have two adult sons and live in Bentonville.

Tags: Arkansas, Arvest, Bentonville

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