Arvest Foundation Makes $2 Million Gift to Teach For America

Friday, June 14 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Students facing educational inequality in Greater Kansas City will have better access to mentors, resources and enhanced educational opportunities thanks to a $2 million donation from the Arvest Foundation.

The gift was announced today at the Teach For America (TFA) office in Kansas City. Mark Larrabee, president for Arvest Bank in Greater Kansas City and Arvest marketing manager Shalea Walter were on hand to present the check.

The funds will help TFA with its mission of recruiting a diverse network of “corps members.” Corps members work as teachers in local schools in low-income communities for at least two years. When their teaching stints are complete, most corps members continue teaching, pursue other leadership roles in schools or choose careers that can help shape educational access and opportunity.

“Over the past 10 years, TFA has brought more than 1,000 leaders to Kansas City to serve more 150,000 students in our urban core,” TFA executive director Chris Rosson said. “Thanks to the generosity of, and partnership with, the Arvest Foundation, we will be able to recruit, develop and support the next generation of Kansas City’s leaders. As we have seen, this program produces leaders who are keenly focused on making Kansas City a better place for all.”

The gift is in line with the Arvest Foundation’s mission to provide funding to those who are actively working to create positive change for others, specifically in the realm of K-12 education.

“We couldn’t be more pleased to present this significant donation on behalf of the Arvest Foundation to support Teach For America’s efforts in Greater Kansas City,” Larrabee said. “There may be no greater cause than expanding opportunities to children to help them reach their full potential, and we are thrilled to partner with TFA to make that happen right here in Kansas City. Those opportunities, and progress in general, start with education, and today’s gift will improve the educational experiences of countless kids. This donation is one of many we have made throughout the area, and we hope it demonstrates the foundation’s ongoing commitment to our children and their education.”

Tags: Arvest, Kansas City
 

New Location for Russellville, Ark., Branch

Monday, June 10 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest News

We would also like to take this opportunity to share some important information regarding our branch location in Russellville located at 209 W. Main Street. This location, including the Motor Bank located at 121 South Boulder Avenue, will be relocating to 815 N. Arkansas Ave, Russellville, AR, and our last day of business at the current location will be Wednesday, August 21, 2019. The Motor Bank location will close earlier, on August 7, 2019. Your account will automatically transfer to the new branch location so there is no need for you to take any action.

The new location will be open in August. Our lobby will be open 8:00 am to 6:00 pm, Monday-Friday and our drive-thru will be open 8:00 am to 6:00 pm Monday-Friday and 9:00am-1:00pm Saturday for added convenience. You will be able to conduct the same business, with the same excellent customer service, at any of our locations.

If you have any questions regarding the future servicing of your accounts, please contact Vanessa Zavala, Branch Sales Manager at Russellville Downtown, (479) 498-4892.

If you wish to comment on this proposed branch closing, you may file comments with the Officer in Charge of Consumer Compliance of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis at P.O. Box 442, St. Louis, Missouri 63166. Comments should be received by the proposed closing date; however, please note that the Federal Reserve Bank does not have authority to approve or prevent the branch from closing.

If you have any questions, please call Mike Jacimore, Sales Manager, at (479) 573-1424.

 

*Updated 6/14/19 to reflect new date.
Tags: Arkansas, Locations
 

Arvest Bank Announces Duhamel-Barger Hire

Friday, June 07 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank is pleased to announce it has hired Tiffany Duhamel-Barger as vice president and an Arvest Private Banking advisor. 

Duhamel-Barger, who has more than 13 years of industry experience, will be based out of the Arvest branch located at 4400 W. Markham. In her new role, Duhamel-Barger will provide clients with concierge service to assist with their financial needs ranging from deposit accounts to consumer and mortgage lending. 

“We are delighted to add someone with Tiffany’s experience and expertise to our team,” said Brice Sisco, Arvest Private Banking manager. “I am confident she will be an asset not just to the bank, but more importantly, to our customers.” 

Duhamel-Barger earned a bachelor’s degree in finance at the University of Central Arkansas. She is an active member of BNI – Profit Makers, Central Arkansas Young Professionals Network, and New Life Church of Greater Little Rock, among other civic endeavors. 

Barger and her husband, Brandon, have one daughter. 

About Arvest

Arvest Bank, named by Forbes magazine as one of the “World’s Best Banks” for 2019, 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: Arkansas, Associates, Little Rock
 

Severe Storms and Flooding Assistance Available

Wednesday, June 05 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest News

Arvest Bank has announced accommodations for our customers affected by the recent severe storms and flooding in many of the communities we serve. Because we understand the uncertainty caused by such conditions, including interruptions to income, we have established a Special Assistance Customer Care hotline for our customers who need help with their accounts or loans during this time.

If you have concerns about your accounts or ability to pay on a loan related to the recent severe storms and flooding, please call this dedicated line during normal business hours:

Arvest Special Assistance Customer Care: (877) 483-2940.

An associate will walk you through specific accommodations available to Arvest customers.

  • ARVEST MORTGAGE CUSTOMERS: Arvest is suppressing credit reporting, waiving late fees, helping with hazard claims and offering payment assistance including forbearance. In addition to calling (877) 483-2940, mortgage customers can visit our website to learn more about hazard claims and hardship assistance. Options will vary based on loan type and investor guidelines. 
  • PERSONAL LOANS (AUTO, HOME EQUITY, DEBT CONSOLIDATION, ETC.): Arvest is offering payment deferrals for existing loans based on situation and need. In addition, Arvest is presenting 0.0% APR consumer loan, waiving origination fees and extending the first payment due date. Affected customers are encouraged to call (877) 483-2940 to discuss options.
  • CONSUMER AND BUSINESS CREDIT CARD CUSTOMERS: Arvest is offering payment deferrals. Affected customers are encouraged to call (877) 483-2940.
  • CHECKING ACCOUNT HOLDERS: Arvest is refunding account insufficient funds and overdraft fees for qualifying customers, when applicable. To request these refunds, please call (877) 483-2940.
  • BUSINESS OR COMMERCIAL LOANS: Please contact your local Arvest banker for personalized assistance.

At Arvest we are committed to helping our customers through this challenging time. If you have questions about any of the above accommodations or your eligibility, please do not hesitate to call (877) 483-2940. 

Tags: Arvest, Lending and Financing
 

Arvest Bank Names Tim Hampel to Saline County Advisory Board

Tuesday, June 04 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest News

Arvest Bank announced that Tim Hampel of Benton will join the bank’s Saline County Advisory Board. Hampel is president and CEO of Supreme Fixture Co., Inc., N&S Mechanical, Supreme Custom Fabricators, Supreme Retail and Southwest Millwork.  

Hampel’s community involvement includes work with the Make-A-Wish Foundation and Big Brothers Big Sisters of central Arkansas. He also is director of a Christian youth camp that serves more than 100 teenagers in Lithuania. Hampel and his wife, Shelly, have two adult children and are members of North Side Church of Christ in Benton. 

“Tim has invested in the improvement of communities across Saline County for more than 30 years and it is that personal commitment and professional experience we value when seeking new board members,” said Phillip Partain, community bank president for Arvest Bank in Saline County. “This board is important to Arvest because these leaders help us ensure we are making the best decisions and pursuing the right opportunities for our customers and for the success of these communities.” 

Arvest’s Saline County Advisory Board was created in 2017 to help broaden and enhance the bank’s support of the community.  

Board members advise, support and serve as liaisons for the bank through relationships with local businesses and the community and serve a five-year term. 

Other members of the board include Grayling V. Hill, president of Hilbilt Sells Corp. and HilArk Industries of Benton; Lamont Cornwell, Jr., executive director of the Saline County Economic Development Corporation; Mark Middleton, president of CommerceCorp International, managing partner of MidCorp Investments and principal of Middleton, Inc.; Don Rhoads, president of Fleming Electric in Bryant and Michael Stewart, chief executive officer for Saline Health System in Benton. 

 

About Arvest

Arvest Bank, named by Forbes magazine as one of the “World’s Best Banks” for 2019, 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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