Local Teams Set to Tip Off Basketball Season at Arvest Classic

Tuesday, November 28 at 02:00 PM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank is pleased to host one of the most-anticipated early season boys basketball tournaments in the area, the Arvest Classic. 

The Arvest Classic will be held Nov. 30-Dec. 2, and hosted by Springfield’s (Mo.) Parkview High School. Formerly known as the MBCA Hall of Fame Classic, this year’s eight-team tournament features two other local schools, Springfield’s Kickapoo High School and Nixa High School.
 
Five out-of-area teams will compete as well. Those teams are: De Smet Jesuit, Fayetteville (Ark.), Lafayette (Wildwood), Lafayette (St. Joe), and Raytown.
 
“The start of basketball season is always an exciting time, and we’re looking forward to seeing these teams in action,” Arvest Bank Springfield president Brad Crain said. “In addition to providing these teams with what we expect to be highly competitive games, the Arvest Classic should help them prepare for their conference seasons as well. We can’t wait for tip-off.”
 
Lafayette (Wildwood) will play Lafayette (St. Joe) in the opener at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 30. That game will be followed by Nixa vs. Fayetteville (Ark.). Host Parkview will play De Smet Jesuit at about 7 p.m., and Kickapoo will take on Raytown in the opening-day finale.
 
Friday games also start at 4 p.m., while Saturday’s action begins at 11 a.m. The tournament championship game is expected to start at about 4 p.m. on Saturday.
 
About Arvest 
Arvest Bank, named by Forbes magazine as one of “America’s Best Large Employers” for 2017, operates more than 250 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: Fayetteville, Springfield
 

Arvest Bank Announces Phelps Hiring

Wednesday, October 04 at 01:00 PM
Category: Arvest Community News
Arvest Bank is pleased to announce it has hired Lora Phelps.
 
Phelps will serve both the Joplin and Springfield markets as a senior vice president and Trust Officer. She has more than 14 years of experience in similar roles with other financial institutions, and will be responsible for fiduciary account administration of personal trusts, estates, investment accounts and IRAs, among other responsibilities.
 
A Certified Trust and Financial Advisor (CFTA), Phelps earned a bachelor’s degree in agriculture – with a minor in political science – at the University of Missouri, where she also earned a law degree.
 
Phelps is active in numerous local civic groups, including serving as a board member for the McCune-Brooks Healthcare Foundation, Connect2Culture, Vision Carthage and the Jasper County Association for Social Services. Phelps lives in Carthage with her husband, Bill, and their two daughters. The family attends Grace Episcopal Church.
 
About Arvest 
Arvest Bank, named by Forbes magazine as one of “America’s Best Large Employers” for 2017, operates more than 250 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.
 
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, Springfield
 

2 Springfield, Mo. ATMs Have Limited Access May 28

Wednesday, May 24 at 06:35 AM
Category: Arvest Community News
Two of our Springfield, Mo., ATMs will have limited access on May 28 (one day only) due to resealing and restriping of our parking lots. ATMs affected: 
  • 2403 W. Republic Rd. 
  • 3184 E. Sunshine  
The ATM on Sunshine will be accessible if you park on the street and walk through the grass to the ATM, but the ATM at Republic Road is surrounded by asphalt and won’t be readily accessible. 
 
Both branches will still be open normal hours. Customers can visit the Arvest branch at 4140 S. Fremont to use the ATM there. Visit our website for a full list of branches and ATMs available. We apologize for any inconvenience.  

Tags: ATM, Missouri, Springfield
 

Driscoll Hired as Commercial Banker in Springfield, Mo.

Tuesday, May 16 at 05:40 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Area industry veteran to work in commercial lending.

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Arvest Bank is pleased to announce Joe Driscoll has been hired as a commercial banker.

With nine years of banking experience, all with an emphasis on commercial relationships and lending, Driscoll will generate, evaluate and approve commercial loans, among other duties at Arvest.

“Joe has a proven track record here in southwest Missouri and we know he will be an asset for Arvest and our customers,” Arvest loan manager Summer Massey said.

Driscoll, who will office at the Arvest branch on National Avenue, also serves as an adjunct professor at Drury University and Missouri State University-West Plains. He earned an associate’s degree in general studies at Missouri State University-West Plains, then earned a bachelor’s degree in finance, with a minor in economics, at Missouri State University in Springfield. He also earned a master’s degree in business administration at Missouri State.

The treasurer-elect of the Springfield Downtown Rotary Club, Driscoll also is a board member at Community Alternative Sentencing Program, a Leadership Springfield alum and an active member of his local church, among other civic activities.

Driscoll lives in Nixa with his wife and their four children.

Tags: Associates, Missouri, Press Release, Springfield
 

Redmon Hired as Commercial Loan Officer in Springfield, Mo.

Monday, May 15 at 05:30 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Springfield native to specialize in commercial banking.

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Arvest Bank is pleased to announce the hiring of Kevin Redmon.

Redmon joins Arvest with four years of experience in the financial services industry. That includes three specializing in tax at a prominent southwest Missouri accounting firm and another working as a commercial loan officer.

In his new role, Redmon will generate, evaluate and approve commercial loans, among other duties. He will office at Arvest’s branch at 730 N. National Ave. in Springfield.

“We are so happy to announce another addition to our commercial team,” Arvest loan manager Summer Massey said. “Kevin’s passion for business is apparent and we look forward to the great things he will do for Arvest and our customers.”

Redmon, who lives in Springfield, earned a degree in accounting at Missouri State University.
 

Tags: Associates, Missouri, Press Release, Springfield

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