Arvest Equipment Finance Among Monitor 100

Wednesday, August 24 at 07:15 AM
Category: Arvest News

Industry publication recognizes Arvest Equipment Finance's growth.

LOWELL, Ark. — Arvest Equipment Finance (AEF) once again has received recognition from MonitorDaily, a leading publication of the equipment leasing and finance industry.

The publication recently released its 25th anniversary issue of the Monitor 100, which includes a ranking of the largest equipment finance/leasing companies in the U.S. Ranked No. 100 in 2014, AEF climbed to No. 93 in 2015.

AEF, a division of Arvest Bank, ended 2015 with $187.6 million in loans and leases. That was up 28 percent from 2014’s $146.4 million, according to MonitorDaily.

“We experienced substantial growth last year, largely due to growth within Arvest Bank,” AEF Sales Manager Eric Bunnell said. “Our team is diligently engaged with the commercial lenders within our four-state footprint to ensure our customers receive the best possible financial solution to fit their needs.”

Additionally, AEF was recognized for its percentage growth in new business volume. AEF grew that segment 99.8 percent in 2015, the fifth-highest mark in the U.S., according to MonitorDaily.

“We have experienced operation and sales support teams in place that allow us to increase production, while still offering excellent customer service to our current customer portfolio,” Bunnell said.

Tags: Award, Press Release
 

Friday Financial Forum Aug. 26 in Bartlesville, Okla.

Tuesday, August 23 at 03:10 PM
Category: Arvest Community News

Join us Friday, Aug. 26 at 9:45 a.m. for our Friday Financial Forum. We will meet at the Friday Forum Room at Arvest's East Side Branch, located at 4225 S.E. Adams Rd. in Bartlesville, Okla.*

There will be a pre-forum performance by the Salty Senior Acting Troupe, directed by Joe Sears. They will be performing a selection from their upcoming production of Salty Summer Days, a collection of scenes from summer plays, with a guest appearance by Morris McCorvey. The dinner theatre performances are Saturday, Aug. 27, 7 p.m., and Sunday, Aug. 28, 2 p.m., at the Dewey’s Heritage Theatre Café and Pub.

This week’s featured speakers will be representing the Ray of Hope Advocacy Center located here in Bartlesville. Speaking at the forum will be Rhonda Hudson (executive director), Jordan Fraser Ihrig (board of directors), Bob Fraser (community chair for Ray of Hope’s Capital Campaign) and Jack Ihrig (Bob Fraser’s 6-year-old grandson who is children’s chair for the Capital Campaign).

Ray of Hope Advocacy Center is a child-focused, facility-based program in which representatives from many disciplines (law enforcement, child protection, prosecution, mental health, medical and victim advocacy) work together conducting joint forensic interviews and making team decisions about the investigation, treatment, management and prosecution of child abuse cases. It is a community-based program designed to meet the unique needs of Northeast Oklahoma. Ray of Hope Advocacy Center’s primary goal is to ensure that children are not further victimized by the intervention systems designed to protect them.

What you can also expect at the event:

  • Information: Community leaders share topical, local and state information (Sen. John Ford, Rep. Earl Sears & Rep. Travis Dunlap) 
  • News: "The Scoop"  all about business and community happenings in Bartlesville (Billie Roane, Arvest Bank) 
  • Stock Report & Economic Update: Josh Randolph**, Arvest Wealth Management, and Sonya Reed***, Arvest Wealth Management
  • Hilarious Anecdotes: Jim Bohnsack, Arvest Bank

Each week brings a few surprises! Invite a friend to enjoy delicious homemade cookies and hear about what’s going on in the Bartlesville area. If you have any questions or would like to be included on the invitation email list, please contact Billie Roane at (918) 337-4358. We look forward to seeing you there!

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

**Josh Randolph - Oklahoma Insurance License #122041
***
Sonya Reed-  Oklahoma Insurance License # 111796

Tags: Bartlesville, Community Support, Oklahoma
 

Arvest Bank Recognized by USDA as Top 3 Producer in Arkansas

Friday, August 19 at 08:30 AM
Category: Arvest News

Arvest was recognized for both the number of units and the dollar amount of loans closed with the USDA in Arkansas.

The Rural Development division of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently recognized Arvest Bank as a “Top 3 Producer in the Guaranteed Rural Housing Program of Obligation Dollars for Arkansas” during the 24-month period from October 1, 2013, to August 30, 2015. Arvest was recognized for both the number of units and the dollar amount of loans closed with the USDA in Arkansas.

Arvest was honored during a recent event in Little Rock hosted by the USDA that focused on homeownership and the agency’s commitment to provide affordable housing to families in rural communities nationwide.  

Since 1949, the USDA has helped nearly 4 million Americans in rural areas become homeowners, working in collaboration with local lenders. 

Rural development loans are backed by the USDA and offer qualified homeowners the benefits of no down payment, minimal mortgage insurance payments and fixed interest rates, among others.

For more information on rural development loans, visit www.arvest.com.

Tags: Arkansas, Award, Press Release
 

Three Named To Arvest Bank Business Team

Wednesday, August 17 at 05:35 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

New team in Benton County, Ark. will focus on assisting business owners.

ROGERS, Ark. — Arvest Bank is pleased to announce that Graydon Rochelle, Randy Durbin and Gail Sneeringer have been named to a new team designed to help businesses that bank with Arvest Bank.

The creation of the business banking department is part of a bank-wide emphasis to better serve our business customers with dedicated staff that offer specialized products with quicker turnaround times. 

“We know that business owners have to wear many hats to keep their business operating and growing,” said Craig Rivaldo, President and Chief Executive Officer for Arvest Bank in Benton County. “We want them to know that they have a true financial partner in Arvest, so we designed the business team to assist with advice and guidance that can help them better manage everything they need to do.”

Rochelle has been with Arvest Bank for the past seven years, starting as a branch manager and most recently working as a private banker. He will be the Business Banking Manager for the team.

Rochelle graduated from the University of Arkansas with a Bachelor of Science in finance and investments in 2008. He has a Qualified Financial Advisor designation and holds Series 7 and 66 securities licenses.

He serves on the Bentonville-Bella Vista Small Business Council, the Westark Area Council and the Boy Scouts of America Executive Board. He is the current president of Lowell Kiwanis.

He is married to Caitlin Rochelle. 

Durbin is the new Business Banker and has worked for Arvest Bank since 2010 when he started as a financial services representative. Most recently, he worked as a treasury management advisor for three years before joining the team. 

He attended Fresno State University and is American Bankers Association Small Business Banker Certified.

Durbin serves on the Rogers Public Library Foundation board and the Rogers Small Business Council of the Rogers Chamber of Commerce.  

Sneeringer is also a Business Banker on the team and has worked for Arvest Bank for seven years, starting as a teller and most recently as a branch sales manager.

She is originally from the St. Louis, Mo., area and is a graduate of the Arvest EDGE Program. 

She and her husband, Jeffrey Sneeringer, live in Bentonville and have two adult daughters and a granddaughter.

Tags: Arkansas, Arvest Benton County, Arvest Biz, Associates, Business Banking, Press Release
 

Friday Financial Forum Aug. 19 in Bartlesville, Okla.

Tuesday, August 16 at 06:50 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Join us Friday, Aug. 19 at 10 a.m. for our Friday Financial Forum. We will meet at the Friday Forum Room at Arvest's East Side Branch, located at 4225 S.E. Adams Rd. in Bartlesville, Okla.*

This week’s featured speaker is Lindel Fields, superintendent at Tri County Tech. In 1999, Lindel joined Tri County Tech as the assistant superintendent for instruction. He was promoted to deputy superintendent in 2003 and named the superintendent and CEO of Tri County Technology Center in July, 2009. 

As a result of his leadership, Tri County Tech has earned several notable achievements including receiving the 2013 Bartlesville Chamber of Commerce's Frank Phillips Award, receiving the prestigious "Excellence" Award from the Oklahoma Quality Foundation and being named as one of Oklahoma's Best Places to work four years in a row. In 2015, Tri County was named as one of Fortune's top 100 places to work for women, coming in at #62. 

Lindel is very involved in the community serving as past president of the United Way Board of Directors, past president of the Bartlesville Rotary Club and currently serves on the Board of Trustees for Jane Phillips Medical Center. 

In April 2015, Lindel was appointed to the Governor's Education Advisory Council and last July he was named to the Oklahoma State Chamber's Board of Directors. 

Lindel Fields earned his undergraduate degree from Oklahoma State University and his graduate degree from Southern Nazarene University. He enjoys spending time with his wife (Leigh Ann), daughters (Jordan and Eva Ann) and son (Blake).

What you can also expect at the event:

  • Information: Community leaders share topical, local and state information (Sen. John Ford, Rep. Earl Sears & Rep. Travis Dunlap) 
  • News: "The Scoop"  all about business and community happenings in Bartlesville (Billie Roane, Arvest Bank) 
  • Stock Report & Economic Update: Josh Randolph**, Arvest Wealth Management 
  • Hilarious Anecdotes: Jim Bohnsack, Arvest Bank

Each week brings a few surprises! Invite a friend to enjoy delicious homemade cookies and hear about what’s going on in the Bartlesville area. If you have any questions or would like to be included on the invitation email list, please contact Billie Roane at (918) 337-4358. We look forward to seeing you there!

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

**Josh Randolph - Oklahoma Insurance License #122041

Tags: Bartlesville, Community Support, Oklahoma

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