PAEF Gets Funding Boost from Arvest Foundation

Wednesday, November 14 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Pryor Public Schools teachers got funding help in their efforts to apply for and receive grants thanks to a $5,000 donation from the Arvest Foundation.

The gift was announced recently at a check presentation at Arvest Bank. The funds will go to the Pryor Academic Excellence Foundation (PAEF), which serves as a partner with Pryor Public Schools by funding grants to teachers to support educational programs and opportunities for all students in the town’s school system.

“The Arvest Foundation donation will boost our foundation’s ability to provide funding for the quality grants submitted by teachers in Pryor Public Schools,” said Claudia Trout, PAEF trustee. “We are thankful for this investment in the future of Pryor School students.” 

“We are pleased to present this donation on behalf of the Arvest Foundation to support PAEF’s efforts to provide greater educational opportunities for students in Pryor,” said Heather Cabales, Mortgage Loan Officer at Arvest Bank. “This donation is just one of many we have made throughout the area. It demonstrates the foundation’s ongoing commitment to education and to the children in the region.”

Photo L-R: Victor Casey and Amanda Griffin with Arvest Bank, Claudia Trout with PAEF, Heather Cabales and Jordan Landsaw with Arvest Bank.

About the Arvest Foundation

The Arvest Foundation seeks to provide funding to grantees who are actively working to create positive change for others. Major areas of focus include: K-12 education, economic development, and enhancing the quality of life throughout the Arvest footprint. For more information, go to

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Arvest Bank Promotes Hernandez in Oklahoma City

Thursday, November 08 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank is pleased to announce it has promoted Martin Hernandez in Oklahoma City.

Hernandez owns 10 years of banking experience, most recently serving as a branch sales manager. In his new role as a business banker, Hernandez will develop commercial relationships within the community and generate loans according to loan policy, as well as actively manage commercial banking relationships through proactive customer contacts.

Hernandez earned a degree in business administration at the University of Central Oklahoma. Additionally, he is involved in numerous civic activities, including YWCA Oklahoma City, American Heart Association, the Fiesta de Las Americas festival, and Positive Tomorrows.

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Gracefully Yours Foundation of Broken Bow Receives Donation

Monday, November 05 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Displaced individuals or those in need in the Broken Bow area will get assistance thanks to a $3,000 donation from the Arvest Foundation. 

The gift was announced at the Arvest Bank open house in Broken Bow. Ted Sheets, Deb Fuller, Deby Lawson, Joanna Kelly, Alex Constien, Lou Ann Walker and Sharon Payne of Arvest Bank were on hand to present the check.

The funds will be used to purchase food, clothing, and dry goods for citizens in the Broken Bow area in their time of need. 

Andrea Henkel of the Gracefully Yours Foundation of Broken Bow said, “Gracefully Yours Foundation is excited and grateful to the Arvest Foundation for the donation awarded to us. As the number of food boxes we distribute is ever-increasing, these funds will go a long way in providing food to the community.”

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Arvest Bank Announces Campos Hiring in Oklahoma City

Friday, November 02 at 08:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank is pleased to announce it has hired Miriam Campos as a business development representative in Oklahoma City.

Campos has more than eight years of industry experience. In her role at Arvest, Campos will be accountable for developing and maintaining new banking relationships.

Campos earned a bachelor’s degree in organizational leadership and a master’s of business administration degree at Southern Nazarene University. She currently is pursuing a doctorate from Liberty University.

A member of The Journal Record 2018 Achievers Under 40 class, Campos is active in a host of civic activities, including serving as a Metro Technology Centers board member and board president for Our Neighborhood Empowered in Oklahoma City. Additionally, she is a longtime volunteer on behalf of YWCA Oklahoma City.

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Arvest Mortgage Sets Purchase-Money Record

Thursday, November 01 at 02:00 PM
Category: Arvest News

Arvest Bank announced today its mortgage division has originated more than $1 billion in purchase-money mortgage loans in 2018, the third time it has done so in its history.

Arvest hit the $1 billion mark on Sept. 26, more than three months earlier than the previous two times it reached that milestone. Purchase-money loans are used to buy a home, as opposed to refinances and other types of loans.                       

“Home sales are driving the majority of our mortgage business this year, and reaching this $1 billion milestone has been even more remarkable given the rising interest rates and the housing inventory issues in some of our markets,” said Steven Plaisance, president and chief executive officer of Arvest’s mortgage division.

Arvest regularly originates more than $1 billion in mortgage loans – both purchase-money and refinances – having done so earlier in 2018 for the 16th consecutive year.

“Our team of mortgage professionals – from the start of your home loan process through servicing those loans long after you close it – are well-qualified to handle all the unique needs we see on a day-to-day basis,” Plaisance said. “Our mission statement of ‘People helping people find financial solutions for life’ is central to the mortgage services we offer and the team we build to execute those services.”

As of Sept. 26, Arvest had closed a total of 5,519 purchase-money loans with total loan value of $1,002,521,772. As of the same date in 2017, Arvest had closed 4,938 purchase-money loans with total loan value of $857,159,409. This year’s numbers represent an 11.7 percent increase in number of loans and a 16.9 percent increase in volume.

“We are privileged to work with so many Realtors®, brokers, builders and other housing professionals in all of our markets,” Plaisance said. “Being available to all of them and offering a variety of mortgage solutions for all of the communities we serve benefits everyone involved.”

Arvest is unique among most local lenders in that it services 99 percent of its mortgage loans, meaning that customers make their payments to Arvest and deal with Arvest for any needs after their loan closes.

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