Our Partners in Fighting Hunger

Tuesday, September 02 at 01:15 PM
Category: Arvest News

We’re excited to join with 59 food partner organizations in our fourth annual 1 Million Meals campaign to fight local hunger in the more than 120 communities Arvest serves. To learn more about 1 Million Meals visit arvest.com/millionmeals. This year we’re joined by the organizations in the following communities to help fight hunger.

ARKANSAS
•    Bella Vista: Shepherd's Food Pantry*
•    Berryville: Loaves and Fishes*
•    Bentonville: Helping Hands*
•    Eureka Springs: Wildflowers Christian Outreach
•    Farmington: George R. Ledbetter Intermediate School "Ambassador Club"
•    Fayetteville: 7Hills Homeless Center* and LifeSource*
•    Fort Smith: Arkansas Rice Depot* and Community Services Clearinghouse*
•    Gravette: Gravette Gardens
•    Harrison: Mercy Mall* and Ozark Share and Care*
•    Huntsville: Open Arms Food Pantry
•    Lincoln: The Grace Place
•    Little Rock: Arkansas Foodbank*
•    Lowell: First Baptist Church of Lowell Food Pantry and Northwest Arkansas Food Bank*
•    Norfork: Food Bank of North Central Arkansas*
•    Pea Ridge: Pea Ridge Ministerial Alliance
•    Prairie Grove: Prairie Grove Backpack Program
•    Rogers: Samaritan Community Center*
•    Siloam Springs: Genesis House
•    Springdale: Springdale Public Schools
•    West Fork: West Fork Elementary School Backpack program

KANSAS
•    Caney: Another Chance Thrift Shop
•    Ottawa: East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corporation (ECKAN)*
•    Pittsburg: Wesley House

MISSOURI
•    Anderson/Noel: McDonald County Crosslines
•    Aurora: Harvest Church*
•    Branson: Christian Action Ministries*
•    Branson West: Christian Associates
•    Carthage: Carthage Bright Futures
•    Cassville: Cassville Community Food Pantry
•    Joplin: Ozarks Food Harvest*
•    Kansas City: Harvesters*
•    Lebanon: L-Life*
•    Lockwood: Lockwood Ministerial Alliance Food Pantry
•    Monett: Monett Community Kitchen*
•    Mt. Grove: Calvary Temple Love Center
•    Neosho: Newton County Food Basket Brigade Inc.
•    Nevada: Ozarks Food Harvest*
•    Nixa: Ozarks Food Harvest*
•    Noel: McDonald County Crosslines
•    Shell Knob: Alliance of Churches Food Pantry
•    Springfield: Ozarks Food Harvest*
•    Webb City: Ozarks Food Harvest*
•    West Plains: Samaritan Outreach

OKLAHOMA
•    Ada: Salvation Army*
•    Bartlesville: Mary Martha Outreach*
•    Chickasha: Emergency Food Pantry
•    Duncan: Christians Concerned
•    Elgin: Elgin Community Food Pantry
•    Grove: The Christian H.E.L.P. Center*
•    Jay: Caring Kitchen
•    Lawton: Lawton Food Bank*
•    Miami: Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma*
•    Nowata: Living Word Family Church Loaves & Fishes Food Bank*
•    Oklahoma City: Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma*
•    Shawnee: Salvation Army
•    Stilwell: The Adair County Resource Center
•    Tulsa and Surrounding Communities: Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma*
•    Vinita: Craig County Salvation Army
•    Walters: Walters Elementary School Food 4 Kids Program
•    Westville: The Hope Center

The campaign starts Sept. 3 and goes through Nov. 1. Keep an eye out for more details about our food partners, fundraising efforts and how you can help!

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

Tags: 1 Million Meals, Arkansas, Charitable Giving, Community Support, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma
 

Economic Review and Tactical Investing Seminar in Leawood, Kan.

Tuesday, September 02 at 08:05 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

You are cordially invited to join us for hors d’oeuvres, drinks and helpful investment information on Thursday, Sept. 18, 6-7:30 p.m. Meet us in business casual at the Bristol Seafood Grill located at 5400 W 119th St., Leawood, Kan. Please R.S.V.P. by Sept. 12 to Beau Crowder at (913) 279-3348 or rcrowder@arvest.com.

The presentation will include an economic review and information about tactical investing presented by Clay Nickel (CPM®, Investment Management Group, Portfolio Manager) and Jeff Wilson (Portfolio Advisor, Hays Advisory).

Clay serves as a Fixed Income Portfolio Manager for private and institutional clients of Arvest Asset Management. Additionally, Clay is co-lead manager of the Investment Management Group’s Strategic Model Portfolios and has served as the lead manager for the Investment Management Group Adaptive Portfolio Strategy. Prior to joining Arvest in 2010, Clay was a portfolio manager for a large community bank and managed a $300 million investment portfolio for high net worth individuals and institutions. Clay is a graduate of Wichita State University. Additionally, he has completed Columbia University’s Academy of Certified Portfolio Management. Clay is also a member of the Chartered Financial Analyst Institute and the Kansas City Society of Chartered Financial Analysts. Kansas Insurance License # 6124188.

Jeff joined Hays Advisory in 2004, and has an extensive background in the financial industry. Prior to joining Hays Advisory he was employed by UBS Financial Services in Nashville, Tenn., where he worked as a financial advisor. During his time at UBS, he also facilitated stock transactions for corporate insiders as regulated under SEC rule 10b5-1. At Hays Advisory, Jeff works with financial advisors across the country educating them on the Hays investment process.

Investment products and services are provided by Arvest Investments, Inc., doing business as Arvest Asset Management, member FINRA/SIPC, an SEC registered investment adviser and a subsidiary of Arvest Bank.

Investments and Insurance Products: Not a Deposit | Not Guaranteed by the Bank or its Affiliates
Not FDIC Insured | Not Insured by Any Federal Government Agency | May Go Down in Value

Tags: Financial Education, Investing, Kansas, Kansas City
 

Arvest Receives Mom Approved Award in Northwest Arkansas

Tuesday, September 02 at 07:55 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

We’re pleased to announce Arvest Bank is a Mom Approved Award Winner in Northwest Arkansas! The readers of nwaMotherlode.com voted Arvest “Best Bank” in Washington and Benton counties. 

In June thousands of readers of nwaMotherlode.com* voted for their favorite mom-friendly businesses in Northwest Arkansas and Arvest Bank rose to the top. Thanks to the many local women and moms who voted for us!
 
NwaMotherlode.com launched more than 6 years ago and has grown into the largest mom-focused website in Northwest Arkansas, averaging more than 18,000 readers each month and more than 25,000 page views. They also host a parenting radio segment called “Mamas on Magic” on Magic 107.9 during “drive time” at 7:45 a.m. each morning.
 
Links marked with * go to a third-party site not operated or endorsed by Arvest Bank, an FDIC-insured institution.

Tags: Arkansas, Arvest Benton County
 

Arvest Closed for Labor Day

Friday, August 29 at 12:35 PM
Category: Arvest News

In observance of Labor Day, all Arvest Bank branches will be closed Monday, Sept. 1. Tulsa-area branches which are normally open on Sundays will be closed Sunday, Aug. 31. We will be open for normal hours on Saturday, Aug. 30 and will resume normal hours on Tuesday, Sept. 2. We wish you and your family a safe holiday!

For your convenience, you can bank 24/7 with:

*The first time you use Arvest's 24-Hour Account Information Line, the last four digits of your Social Security number will serve as your PIN unless you have established a different one. The line is not equipped with speech recognition technology.

Tags: Holiday Hours
 

Regional Consumers Report Debt Patterns, Savings Rates In Line With Neighbors

Thursday, August 28 at 11:10 AM
Category: Arvest News

A third and final round of results from the inaugural Arvest Consumer Sentiment Survey have been released. This set of results focuses on consumers’ outlook regarding spending, debt and savings in Arkansas, Missouri and Oklahoma.

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Consumers in Arkansas, Missouri and Oklahoma reported having similar debts and approximate savings rates as their neighbors, according to final information released today from the Arvest Consumer Sentiment Survey.

The results of the Arvest Consumer Sentiment Survey, conducted in June and July of 2014, are released in three sections. The first presents an overall Index of consumer optimism of the economy of the state and region, while the second includes a Current Conditions Index and a Consumer Expectations Index as measured by questions about anticipated future changes in economic conditions. This, the third release, presents information about consumer debt and savings. The survey and indexes follow the model of the national Survey of Consumers produced by the University of Michigan.

Consumer debt within the region was divided among several categories and all measured approximately the same types of debt. Within the region, consumer debt was divided among these categories: 37 percent reported mortgage debt, 6 percent reported home equity debt, 28 percent reported auto loans, 31 percent reported credit card debt and 11 percent reported student loans. About one-third of the region’s respondents, 33 percent, reported having no current consumer debt.

A majority of responding consumers, 61 percent, reported they have not made major household purchases in the past six months. The state-by-state breakdown is as follows: Arkansas (65 percent), Missouri (62 percent) and Oklahoma (57 percent). Major household purchases were defined as furniture, a television, refrigerator or other large items.

When it comes to reported savings rates, consumers within the region reported they are saving 11.6 percent of their earnings. Families with incomes of more than $75,000 reported saving 16.5 percent, while families with incomes of less than $75,000 reported saving 9.8 percent. Families with children reported saving 10.2 percent and families without children reported saving 11.6 percent. The overall savings rate for Arkansas is 9.5 percent, while Missouri is at 11.7 percent and Oklahoma 13.1 percent.

Arkansas respondents are the most interested in increasing their savings rate over the next six months, with 23 percent stating they plan to save more over that period. In both Oklahoma and Missouri 15 percent of respondents are interested in increasing their savings rate over the next six months. The regional rate is 17 percent. The majority of respondents plan to keep its current savings rates over the next six months.

The Arvest Consumer Sentiment Survey is conducted by the Center for Business and Economic Research in the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. The University of Oklahoma’s Public Opinion Learning Laboratory conducted the 1,200 phone surveys.

Arvest Bank’s sponsorship of this survey is due to its desire to provide beneficial data for its customers and communities. The data provides a reading of how consumers are feeling about the economy in the states where the bank operates. These first results give better, more localized, information than has been available in the past. Because consumers drive the majority of economic activity, it is important to simply know where people in the region stand in their views. Additionally, with future results, consumers and the business community, will be able to see if sentiment is trending up or down with sentiment nationally.

The Arvest Consumer Sentiment Survey will be conducted twice a year, with the next survey expected to be completed in November. Information about the survey and research partners, copies of this release, summary documents and print-ready logos can be found at www.arvestconsumersurvey.com.

Tags: Arkansas, Debt, Missouri, Oklahoma, Press Release, Savings

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