Waldron Public Schools Receives Arvest Foundation Grant

Tuesday, October 22 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest News


Waldron Public Schools will have the opportunity to purchase a new photo identification printer thanks to a $2,600 donation from the Arvest Foundation.

The gift was announced at the Waldron Elementary School on Oct.11. Debra Fuller, Keith Slater, Teresa Carnahan, and Shelley Buckles of Arvest Bank were on hand to present the check.

“Waldron Public Schools is honored to have community partners to support our school system,” said Ryan Walker, principal for Waldron Elementary School and ABC/First Step Daycare. “With the donation from the Arvest Foundation, all faculty and staff will have photo identification badges, which will help increase the safety on all campuses.”

“We are pleased to present this donation on behalf of the Arvest Foundation, particularly because it will help increase school safety,” Buckles said. “This donation is one of several we have made in the area, and we hope it reflects the foundation’s ongoing commitment to education and the children of Waldron.”

Tags: Arkansas, Arvest
 

Arvest Experience Lab Hosts NWA Tech Summit Panels

Monday, October 21 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest News

Arvest Bank is a proud participant in the 2019 Northwest Arkansas Technology Summit, which runs Oct. 20-23.


Specifically, we will host four panel discussions on Day 3 – Tuesday, Oct. 22 – of the summit. Both will be held at the Arvest Experience Lab near downtown Bentonville.

Two of the discussions will include Arvest representatives. Angie Garrett, executive director of digital innovation and strategic analysis at Arvest, will be one of the presenters in the “What’s Next After Next?” Q&A session built around building smarter communities. The session runs from 1:15-2:15 p.m.

Additionally, Arvest commercial banker Kelly Carlson will participate in a session led by RevUnit. The session, which will run from 2:35-3:35 p.m., will look at how the digital strategy and product studio is helping enterprise workforces leverage technology to #WorkBetter. Carlson will explain how Arvest supports the tech space and startups within our footprint.

Additional Arvest representatives will be on hand as well, and will be available to answer questions, offer advice or share ideas with event attendees. As a community catalyst for innovation of business growth – and a strong supporter of small business – we are proud to work with the Greater Bentonville Area Chamber of Commerce, Cox Communications and other sponsors of the summit to uncover innovative solutions to common business challenges and help demonstrate how technology can power change for business of all kinds.

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Arvest Wealth Management Names Randolph Regional Manager

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

Arvest Bank is pleased to announce Josh Randolph has been named Arvest Wealth Management regional manager in Bartlesville, Okla.

Randolph, who most recently served as an Arvest Wealth Management senior regional investment officer, has 25 years of industry experience. In his new role, Randolph’s responsibilities include market management, sales development, growth of retail bank investment/trust sales opportunities, personal trust growth, generation of new business, and management of the assigned Arvest Wealth Management regional team.

“This promotion is well-deserved,” said Kyle Hubbard, president for Arvest Bank in Bartlesville. “Josh’s track record speaks for itself, and his experience and expertise will be a benefit not just for the bank, but more importantly, our customers.”

Randolph earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Oklahoma State University. He also has obtained CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER certification, the Certified Trust and Financial Advisor designation and Chartered Financial Consultant® designation.

Among other civic endeavors, Randolph is a board member at Spirit Church, a member of Leadership Bartlesville Class XIV, and a past board member for Elder Care, the Bartlesville Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Bartlesville Public Schools Foundation. He lives in Bartlesville with his wife, Jodi, and their three children.

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Arvest to Give $65,500 to Teachers Throughout Bank’s Footprint

Friday, October 04 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest News

For the fourth consecutive year, Arvest Bank will honor teachers by awarding 131 educators with a total of $65,500 in prize money.

The decision to award 131 $500 gifts to individual teachers was made not only out of respect and appreciation for the work teachers do, but as a sign of support at a time when some schools continue to face budget challenges. All prizes will go to teachers who work at state-funded schools.

“As a business that stresses commitment to the communities we serve, it is our pleasure here at Arvest to recognize some of the teachers who contribute so much to those same communities,” Arvest president and CEO Kevin Sabin said. “It has been exciting to watch our We Love Teachers campaign grow over the last several years, and we hope these awards show how much we value and appreciate the hard work our teachers put in every day.”

To nominate a teacher to receive one of the $500 prizes, look for an Arvest Bank Facebook post about this contest during the week of Oct. 7-13. 

Teachers at state-funded schools in the following Arkansas counties are eligible: Baxter, Benton, Boone, Carroll, Conway, Craighead, Crawford, Faulkner, Franklin, Garland, Hempstead, Howard, Johnson, Little River, Logan, Lonoke, Madison, Marion, Miller, Mississippi, Montgomery, Pike, Polk, Pope, Pulaski, Saline, Scott, Sebastian, Sevier, Washington and Yell.

Teachers at state-funded schools in the following Kansas counties are eligible: Franklin, Johnson, Montgomery and Wyandotte.

Teachers at state-funded schools in the following Missouri counties are eligible: Barry, Cass, Clay, Jackson, Laclede, Lawrence, McDonald, Platte, Stone, Taney, Webster and Wright.

Teachers at state-funded schools in the following Oklahoma counties are eligible: Adair, Canadian, Cherokee, Cleveland, Comanche, Cotton, Craig, Creek, Delaware, Grady, LeFlore, Mayes, McIntosh, McClain, McCurtain, Muskogee, Nowata, Oklahoma, Okmulgee, Osage, Ottawa, Payne, Pittsburgh, Pontotoc, Pottawatomie, Rogers, Sequoyah, Stephens, Tulsa, Wagoner and Washington.

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Arvest Experience Lab Garners Press Coverage

Monday, September 30 at 08:00 AM
Category: Arvest News

The Arvest Experience Lab (EXP), approaching its 18-month anniversary, recently was featured as part of two stories by Arkansas Democrat-Gazette business writer Andrew Moreau. 

The EXP was born out of Arvest Bank’s desire to increase focus on its digital channels and also to incorporate decision science as a business-driver. The 4,300-SF space in downtown Bentonville, Ark., currently houses 10 associates. It is led by Angie Garrett, executive director of digital innovation and strategic analysis. 

Part of what Garrett and her team do – study, assess and improve the digital experience Arvest customers have – is a big part of one of Moreau’s stories.*  

Moreau’s other story explores some of the ways traditional banks like Arvest are working with fintechs* (financial technology companies) to help financial institutions connect with customers via digital offerings.


Both stories offer a glimpse at some of the most interesting behind-the-scenes work currently happening at Arvest.

 

 

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


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