Arvest Bank Announces Gray Hiring

Friday, March 08 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank is pleased to announce it has hired Magan Gray as an associate mortgage in Little Rock.

Gray will be based out of the Arvest branch located at 440 W. Markham in Little Rock, and work closely with the mortgage loan manager Eric Cullum in the generation, evaluation, approval, processing, closing and servicing of real estate loans.

“We are thrilled to add Magan to our mortgage team,” said Cullum, who serves as mortgage loan manager for Arvest in central, northeast and southwest Arkansas. “Her knowledge and expertise will make our team stronger, but more importantly, be a tremendous asset for our customers.”

Gray and her husband, Charles, live in Cabot.

Tags: Arkansas, Arvest, Little Rock

NWA Home and Outdoor Living Expo

Thursday, March 07 at 01:00 PM
Category: Arvest Community News

Each year, the warmer temperatures and longer days bring a renewed excitement as it relates to home improvement plans.  Our home is in a constant state of evolution, whether it was recently constructed or a century old with tons of character.  The NWA Home and Outdoor Living Expo, March 15-17, 2019 at the John Q Hammons Convention Center is an opportunity to experience the latest trends in home improvement.  With 100 different businesses represented, you’d be hard pressed to find a category not represented.  This is your opportunity to meet and visit with reputable businesses in virtually every category related to home and outdoor living. 

Whether your project is large or small, you’ll find something at the show to help you improve your home.  Plus, with regional exhibitors, you will find new ideas and options never before seen in Northwest Arkansas.  This is the show that everyone has been talking about since it debuted last year in Rogers. 

Make plans to attend, Friday, Saturday or Sunday, March 15-17, 2019.  Your paid admission allows you to run home and measure or “sleep on it” and return the next day at no additional cost.  Adults admission is only $6, Seniors $4, and children under 10 are free.

The NWA Home and Outdoor Living Expo is sponsored by Burton Pools and Spas, and Arvest Bank, Member FDIC.

Tags: Arkansas, Arvest

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 Bank Hires Parry as Mortgage Lender

Wednesday, March 06 at 02:00 AM
Category: Arvest News


Arvest Bank is pleased to announce that Shawna Parry has joined the bank as a mortgage lender. Parry will work out of the Arvest Bank branch in Ashdown and will also serve customers in Nashville and Dierks with their mortgage lending needs.

Parry started her career in banking in 2015. She has experience in retail banking and mortgage lending.

“Shawna is a great asset and will provide a high level of expertise and support to our customers in southwest Arkansas,” said Eric Cullum, mortgage loan manager for Arvest Bank in northeast, central and southwest Arkansas. “We are glad to be able to provide an on-site mortgage lender to our customers in this area and we believe they will notice the advantages of having this resource.”

Parry received her bachelor’s degree in business administration from Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia.

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: Associates, Little Rock

Arvest Bank Once Again Recognized by Forbes Magazine

Tuesday, March 05 at 08:00 AM
Category: Arvest News

Arvest Bank has been recognized by Forbes magazine as one of the “World’s Best Banks” for 2019.

In collaboration with analytics firm Statista, Forbes produced its first-ever “World’s Best Banks” list based on an independent survey from a vast sample of more than 40,000 bank customers across the world. Participants were asked to identify all banks where they have opened checking or savings accounts; they were then asked to rate the banks in the following areas: trust, terms & conditions, customer services, digital Services, and financial advice.

A total of 415 banks in 23 different countries received the distinction, with 60 of those based in the United States. On average, each bank recognized received 100 customer evaluations.

Arvest ranked 16th on the list of U.S. banks. The full list and an accompanying article can be found here on the Forbes website.

This honor is the first Arvest has received from Forbes in 2019. Forbes named Arvest one of “America’s Best Large Employers” in both 2017 and 2018, as well as one of “America’s Best Employers for Women” and one of Arkansas’ “Best-In-State Banks” in 2018.

Tags: Arkansas, Arvest, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma

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