Arvest Foundation Donates $2,000 to City of Yellville

Thursday, March 07 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

The City of Yellville received a $2,000 grant today from the Arvest Foundation. Residents of Yellville and Marion County will soon have greater sports opportunities thanks to the donation. The funds will be used to expand and improve the youth sports programs in the area.


“We are excited to support the City of Yellville as it continues to grow and expand on the services and activities it offers to the citizens of Marion County,” said Mike Willard, president and CEO of Arvest Bank in North Central Arkansas. “With these funds, the youth sports programs will be able to continue to successfully offer sports activities to the area youth.”

“I am very excited to see the impact that this donation will have on our city youth sports programs,” said Shawn Lane, mayor of Yellville. “It’s great for our community and it will provide many opportunities for our town’s children. We are thankful to the Arvest Foundation for their generosity.”

Tags: Arkansas, Arvest
 

Arvest Taking Requests for Consideration as Charity of the Year in N. Central Arkansas

Monday, March 04 at 06:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

23rd Annual charity golf tourney to benefit local nonprofits

Arvest Bank in North Central Arkansas is accepting letters of request from area non-profit organizations that would like to be considered for the 2019 Arvest Bank Charity of the Year program. The deadline for applications is Friday, April 12.

The Charity of the Year program was created to lend financial support to local non-profit organizations through the annual Arvest Bank Charity Golf Tournament that is in its 23rd year.

Every year, a selection committee of Arvest Bank associates selects up to three local charities that share 100 percent of the proceeds from the golf tournament. Non-profit organizations in Baxter, Boone and Marion Counties are encouraged to apply for consideration as a charity of the year.

“Nonprofit organizations in our area provide much-needed resources and services throughout the year and they often are faced with financial challenges,” said David McBee, executive vice president and sales manager of Arvest Bank in North Central Arkansas. “When our communities pull together to help supplement that funding, it helps ensure those services will continue for our friends and neighbors. This tournament has garnered a great deal of participation for more than two decades, and we’re hoping to continue that success again this year.”

Final selection as a charity of the year is based on past, present and future financial needs, along with other criteria. To qualify, the charity must be designated as an IRS 501(c)(3) organization and must submit a letter to the committee explaining why their organization should be selected.

Watkins said the tournament has contributed more than $201,400 to local non-profit organizations since this tournament began.

Letters of application to be considered as a 2019 Charity of the Year should be mailed to: Arvest Bank Charity Committee, Attn: Cindy Sutterfield, P.O. Box 325, Yellville, AR, 72687, or they may be emailed to csutterfield@arvest.com.

The Arvest Bank Charity Golf Tournament will take place Saturday, Aug. 24 at Big Creek Golf and Country Club in Mountain Home. Sponsorship opportunities for the event are available at all levels. Call 870-449-7150 for more information.

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: North Central Arkansas, yellville
 

Arvest Hosts Retirement Reception for Bettenhausen; Morris Joins Team in Mountain Home

Monday, March 04 at 05:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest announced today the retirement of Arvest Wealth Management senior client advisor David Bettenhausen. Bettenhausen assisted clients in Mountain Home with investment, retirement and insurance planning. He retires after 35 years in the real estate and financial services industries.

Arvest Bank will host a community retirement reception for Bettenhausen Friday, March 29, from 1-3 p.m. at the Arvest Bank location at 2619 Hwy 62 East in Mountain Home. The public is invited to attend.

“David has been a respected and valued asset for our customers, our community and our associates in Mountain Home,” said Mike Willard, president and CEO of Arvest in North Central Arkansas. “We understand his desire to spend more time with family and he leaves us with our very best wishes. David’s clients will see no interruption of management to their accounts, as Arvest already has welcomed a successor to this role.”

Arvest has named Clint Morris as client advisor for Arvest Wealth Management in Mountain Home. Morris will be located in the Arvest branch on Hwy 62 East. He has worked for Arvest Wealth Management for three years and has eight years of experience as a financial services advisor. Morris earned a bachelor’s degree from Arkansas State University and holds his FINRA Series 7 and Series 66 licenses.

About Arvest Bank
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. Investment products and services provided by Arvest Investments, Inc., doing business as Arvest Wealth Management, member FINRA/SIPC, an SEC registered investment adviser and a subsidiary of Arvest Bank. Insurance products are made available through Arvest Insurance, Inc., which is registered as an insurance agency. Insurance products are marketed through Arvest Insurance, Inc., but are underwritten by insurance companies. Investments and Insurance Products: Not FDIC Insured, May Lose Value and Not Guaranteed by the Bank. Trust services provided by Arvest Bank.

Tags: Associates, Harrison, North Central Arkansas
 

Cotter Named Assistant Vice President by Arvest Bank in North Central Arkansas

Friday, March 01 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank is pleased to announce that Dawn Cotter has been promoted to assistant vice president in North Central Arkansas. Cotter currently serves as branch administrator for Arvest in North Central Arkansas and is responsible for the supervision and management of the eleven bank branches in the area.

“Dawn is a great asset for Arvest and we look forward to her continued leadership and expertise in working with our associates and customers,” said Mike Willard, president and CEO of Arvest Bank in North Central Arkansas.

Cotter’s community involvement includes her work as a board member for CareCenter Ministries and the Single Parent Scholarship Fund. She also serves as a member of the Mountain Home Lions Club.

Tags: Arkansas, Arvest
 

Arvest Bank to Provide Singing St. Patrick’s Day Telegrams March 12 & 13

Thursday, February 28 at 02:00 PM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank in Harrison will help add an additional element of fun to the community’s observance of St. Patrick’s Day during the days leading up to the celebration of Irish-American culture. 

Arvest is currently taking pre-orders for singing St. Patrick’s Day telegrams that will be led by Chris the Leprechaun on March 12 and 13. On those dates, the leprechaun will sing an Irish song to the recipient of telegram, while jovially wishing everyone he encounters on the way to delivering the telegram a “Happy St. Patrick’s Day.” 

Those interested in sending a singing telegram may sign up at the Arvest Bank branch at 1402 Hwy. 62-65 N. in Harrison. The cost is $10 per telegram. Senders will need to provide the name and address of the recipient of the singing telegram.  

All proceeds from the event benefit the Ozark Share and Care, a local hunger relief organization. 

“This is a fun opportunity to surprise friends, co-workers or students with some pre-St. Patty’s Day cheer - and we’re pretty sure our leprechaun will put on a great show,” said Scott Tennyson, market president of Arvest Bank in Harrison. “While this is all in good fun, more importantly, this event is part of our bigger mission to reduce food insecurity in North Central Arkansas.” 

Tennyson said the singing telegrams take place a couple of weeks before Arvest Bank launches its annual Million Meals campaign. The campaign encourages associates, customers and communities to donate nonperishable food items or monetary contributions at any Arvest Bank location during a two-month period. All local donations benefit local food partners. In Harrison, Arvest’s food partner is Ozark Share and Care, a food pantry and thrift store that benefits those in need. 

For more information on Arvest’s upcoming Million Meals campaign, visit arvest.com/millionmeals.

 

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

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