Arvest to Give $16,500 to Oklahoma Teachers

Wednesday, October 04 at 02:00 PM
Category: Arvest Community News
Arvest Bank will honor teachers throughout the state of Oklahoma by awarding 33 educators with a total of more than $15,000 in prize money.
 
The decision to award 33 $500 gifts to individual teachers from a pool of more than 90 communities was made not only out of respect and appreciation for the work teachers do, but as a sign of support at a time when many school budgets across the state have been cut. All prizes will go to teachers who work at state-funded schools.
 
“Arvest understands how important teachers are to our children, our communities, and our future,” Arvest Marketing Manager Angela Spradlin said. “We appreciate how hard teachers work and hope these awards will be accepted as a show of gratitude and gratefulness.” 
 
To nominate a teacher to receive one of the $500 prizes, look for an Arvest Bank Facebook post about this contest during the week of Oct. 16-22. Comment on the Facebook post, including the teacher’s name, school name, city, and one sentence describing why that teacher deserves to win!
 
Towns included are: Adair, Ada, Afton, Aqua Park, Arkoma, Badger Lee, Bartlesville, Bethel, Bixby, Blackgum, Box, Broken Arrow, Catoosa, Chickasha, Choctaw, Choteau, Commerce, Copic Slab, Cottonwood, Coweta, Dale, Del City, Dewey, Duncan, Edmond, Elgin, Eufaula, Fairland, Ft. Gibson, Foreman, Gans, Glenpool, Gore, Gore Landing, Grove, Heavener, Jay, Jenks, Kansas, Lawton, Liberty, Maple, Marble City, McAlester, McLoud, Meeker, Miami, Midwest City, Moffett, Moore, Muldrow, Muskogee, Nicut, Norman, Nowata, Oklahoma City, Okmulgee, Owasso, Panama, Paradise Hill, PawPaw, Pocola, Porter, Poteau, Pryor, Quapaw, Redland, Reeder Ford, Roland, Sallisaw, Sand Springs, Sapulpa, Seven Oaks, Shawnee, Spiro, Stillwater, Stilwell, Stoney Point, Sycamore, Tahlequah, Talihina, Tecumseh, Tulsa, Vian, Vinita, Wagoner, Walters, Westville, Wister, Wyandotte and Yukon.
 
  •  Random Selection will take place the week of Oct. 24.
  •  Awardees will be notified no later than Oct. 30.
  •  Winners will be selected at random.
  • No Arvest associate or associate’s immediate family member can win.
 
About Arvest 
Arvest Bank, named by Forbes magazine as one of “America’s Best Large Employers” for 2017, operates more than 260 bank branches in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Kansas through a group of 16 locally managed banks, each with its own board and management team. These banks serve customers in more than 120 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.
Tags: Community Support, Oklahoma
 

Arvest Bank to host 3rd Annual Veteran’s Day Art Contest

Monday, September 18 at 02:00 PM
Category: Arvest Community News
LAWTON, Okla. (August 4, 2017) – Arvest Bank is pleased to announce the third edition of its Annual Veteran’s Day Art Contest in conjunction with The Armed Services YMCA. Every child in kindergarten through sixth grade will have the opportunity to draw a picture based on the theme “My Military Family.”
 
Nine children in three different age divisions will win Visa Gift Cards. The age divisions are Kindergarten – 1st grade, 2nd – 3rd grade and 4th – 6th grade. Winners in each division will receive $100 Visa Gift Cards, while runners-up will receive $50 gift cards and third-place finishers $25.
 
The winners will be announced during the second night of the annual Armed Services YMCA YFry on November 9 at Great Plains Coliseum. Attendees at that event can also vote on a new category: Best In Show, the winner of which will receive a $100 Visa Gift Card. All of the submitted artwork will be at the YFry for attendees to view.
 
Entries must be returned or postmarked by Friday, October 20. They may be sent to Arvest Bank, Attn: Angela Spradlin at 5201 SW Lee Blvd., Lawton, OK 73505. There is no cost to enter. Entries must be in color and on a white 6x8 sheet of paper to be judged. Oversized and three-dimensional entries will not be judged. 
 
All artwork submitted by a child of active duty or retired (20-plus years of service) members of Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard and National Guard/Reserves will be eligible to be entered into the Armed Services YMCA National art contest. Entrants do not need to be a member of military family to be awarded at the local level.
 
Children attending the YFry will also have the opportunity to create a brand new debit card for Arvest Bank. Entry forms and drawing utensils will be given out at the YFry, so children can create whatever they would like to see on a debit card. Arvest and The Armed Services YMCA will then pick a winner. The debit card will feature the artwork as well as The Armed Services YMCA logo. The winning card will then be available for customers to choose as their debit card.
 
Tags: Lawton, Oklahoma
 

Arvest Bank Places in The Journal Record Reader Rankings

Tuesday, September 12 at 03:00 PM
Category: Arvest Community News
 
The Journal Record recently released its first-ever ‘Reader Rankings,’ and Arvest Bank is proud to relay some of the results. We’d also like to thank those who voted for us.
 
According to The Journal Record, its readers cast votes across a wide variety of 50 categories, including construction and design, entertainment, finance/accounting, general business, health care, higher education, hospitality, legal services, real estate and information technology.
 
Arvest was voted the “GOLD level” winner in the category of Best Bank for Business Based Outside of Oklahoma. Arvest also received “SILVER level” recognition in two others categories: Best Wealth Management Provider (Arvest Wealth Management) and Best Bank for Small Business. (See the top three places in each category below.) 
 
Arvest is both proud of – and humbled by – the recognition. We work hard every day to meet the needs of our customers, and honors like the ones bestowed by the readers of The Journal Record let us know that our efforts have a positive impact on those we serve.
 
FINANCE/ACCOUNTING
 
Best Bank (based outside of OK) for Biz
  1. Arvest Bank
  2. JPMorgan Chase Bank
  3. CrossFirst Bank
 Best Wealth Management Provider
  1. Morgan Stanley
  2. Heritage Trust
  3. Arvest Wealth Management
 Best Bank for Small Businesses
  1. Bank of Oklahoma
  2. BancFirst
  3. Arvest Bank
 For more information about the 2017 Reader Rankings and to see the full list, please go here*.
 
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Tags: Oklahoma
 

Lawton Food Bank & Countrymart hold Supermarket Sweep

Friday, September 08 at 01:00 PM
Category: Arvest Community News

The Lawton Food Bank has partnered with Countrymart to hold a Supermarket Sweep. 

Tickets can be purchased at any Lawton Arvest Bank location, Red River Federal Credit Union, Oklahoma Blood Institute and the Lawton Food Bank. 

Tickets are $10 each or 3 for $20. 

The drawing will be held on November 3 and the sweep will be held at 9am on Saturday, November 18 (the weekend before Thanksgiving). 

The winner will be given 3 minutes to run through Countrymart and load their cart with as many groceries as they can. 

For questions or to purchase tickets you can contact Angela Spradlin at aspradlin@arvest.com or (580) 250-4540.

Rules and limitations apply. Country Mart and Lawton Food Bank are not responsible for any injury caused during this event. Items in cart may not be stacked higher than the cart handle bar, however bottom rack on cart may be utilized. Items must be food/household items. No alcohol, tobacco, lottery, gift cards or pharmaceuticals. Limited to six items of any one product. If winner is unable to physically participate in sweep, they may designate another person to run the event as long as they are 18 years of age or older. Only one person will be allowed to run the sweep. Do not have to be present for drawing in order to win.

Tags: Lawton, Oklahoma
 

Investing in Women Lecture Series Continues on Oct. 12

Wednesday, September 06 at 01:00 PM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank is excited to announce its fourth meeting of the continually growing Investing in Women lecture series luncheons in 2017! The next meeting is Thursday, October 12 in the auditorium of Building 100 on the Great Plains Technology Center campus in Lawton, Okla.! 

The keynote speaker will be Candi Copass-Bridges, the owner. She’ll be discussing “Strong Mind! Strong Body! Workout Tips for the Workplace” from noon - 1 p.m. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m.
 
A $5 donation to support Lawton Philharmonic Orchestra is greatly appreciated but not necessary.
 
Register online* or contact Michelle Douglas at mdouglas@greatplains.edu or (580)-250-5551. 
 
For more information, contact Angela Spradlin at aspradlin@arvest.com or (580)-250-4540.
 
Be sure to watch for more information as Investing in Women begins Year 4 in 2018!
 

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Tags: Lawton, Oklahoma

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