Arvest to Give $58,000 to Teachers Throughout Bank’s Footprint

Monday, October 08 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest News


For the third consecutive year, Arvest Bank will honor teachers by awarding 116 educators with a total of $58,000 in prize money.

The decision to award 116 $500 gifts to individual teachers 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 schools continue to face budget challenges. All prizes will go to teachers who work at state-funded schools.

“Commitment to community is something we take seriously at Arvest, and it is our pleasure to recognize these teachers, who do so much for our children and our communities,” Arvest president and CEO Kevin Sabin said. “We know they work hard every day to give all of us a better future, and we hope these awards help show how much we appreciate them.”

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. 15-21. Include the teacher’s name, school name, city, and one sentence describing why that teacher deserves to win.

Arkansas counties included are: Baxter, Benton, Boone, Carroll, Conway, Craighead, Crawford, Faulkner, Franklin, Garland, Howard, Johnson, Little River, Logan, Lonoke, Madison, Mississippi, Montgomery, Pike, Polk, Pope, Pulaski, Saline, Scott, Sebastian, Sevier, Washington and Yell.

Missouri counties included are: Barry, Laclede, Lawrence, McDonald, Stone, Taney, Texas and Webster. Additionally, in the Greater Kansas City area, the following towns are included: Cass, Mo., Clay, Mo., Jackson, Mo., Platte, Mo., Franklin, Kan., Johnson, Kan., and Wyandotte, Kan.

Oklahoma counties included are: Adair, Canadian, Cherokee, Cleveland, Comanche, Cotton, Craig, Creek, Grady, Delaware, LeFlore, Mayes, McClain, McCurtain, McIntosh, Muskogee, Nowata, Oklahoma, Okmulgee, Ottawa, Payne, Pittsburg, Pontotoc, Pottawamie, Sequoyah, Stephens, Tulsa, Wagoner and Washington

Disclosures

  • $500 donation will be made to directly to the school of the winning teacher’s school.
  • Winners will be selected at random. Random selection will take place the week of October 22.
  • Awardees will be notified no later than October 29.
  • No Arvest associate or associate’s immediate family member can win.
Tags: Arkansas, Arvest, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma
 

Arvest Bank Donates $20,000 to Ottawa Police Foundation

Friday, October 05 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

The Ottawa Police Foundation will double its bicycle fleet and make significant additions to its annual Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) Camp thanks to a $20,000 donation from the Arvest Foundation.

The gift was announced Friday at the Law Enforcement Center in Ottawa. Several associates of Arvest Bank were on hand to present the check.

The two new, fully equipped bicycles will complement the Ottawa Police Foundation’s current fleet of two 20-year-old bicycles. The new bicycles will be especially helpful for special events and trail system patrol, among other uses.

The foundation’s D.A.R.E. Camp – which is offered free of charge to any Ottawa fifth-grader who enrolls in the program and submits an essay – will benefit from the Arvest Foundation donation by purchasing a utility terrain/task vehicle (UTV). This vehicle can be used for a host of purposes, including camp operations and crime investigation. It also will alleviate the need for the foundation to borrow a UTV from a community member in times of need.

The Arvest Foundation donation also will result in the Ottawa Police Foundation being able to purchase six new canoes and a trailer for use at its D.A.R.E. Camp. The new equipment will give the foundation a total of two trailers and 10 canoes, which will allow attendance to increase from about 97 to 180.

“Today's gift to the Ottawa Police Foundation represents a tremendous vote of confidence by Arvest in the Ottawa Police Department,” Ottawa Police Chief Dennis Butler said. “This generous donation to the foundation is the largest single donation ever received.

“We work hard every day to provide the best possible service to our community. Public and private partnerships like this allow us to do it even better. Today was a good day for the City of Ottawa." 

“We are pleased to present this donation on behalf of the Arvest Foundation to support the Ottawa Police Department’s efforts to protect and serve our community,” Arvest’s Ottawa market president Ed York said. “The D.A.R.E. Camp, in particular, has a great impact on children in our community, and we are proud to contribute in a way that will make their experience even greater.”

“This donation is just one of many we have made throughout the area,” Arvest’s Greater Kansas City president and CEO Mark Larrabee said. “It demonstrates the foundation’s ongoing commitment to education and to the children in the region.”

Tags: Arvest, Arvest Foundation, Kansas, Kansas City, Missouri
 

Congratulations Amy Morbeck of Greater Kansas City

Wednesday, September 05 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest in Greater Kansas City is celebrating the accomplishments of another outstanding associate. The local Private Banking Manager, Amy Morbeck, graduated from Central Exchange’s Emerging Leaders program earlier this month.

The Emerging Leaders Program takes place over a one-year period to achieve sustainable development. This course is focused on empowering high potential women through actionable education. From sessions with real-life examples shared by regional thought leaders to active-learning based small group sessions, individuals will graduate Emerging Leaders with the skills and tools to take their leadership to the next level.

“Emerging Leaders is an exceptional program and I truly loved it. After every session I implemented new ideas with my team and continue to pull ideas out of my toolbox I received while in the program. Thanks [Arvest] for the many ways you endorse and support my growth. It’s an honor to use the gifts to enhance the best bank in the country” says Amy.

Congratulations, Amy!

 

About Arvest

Arvest Bank, named by Forbes magazine as one of “America’s Best Large Employers” for 2018, operates more than 250 bank branches in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Kansas through a group of 15 locally managed banks, each with its own board and management team.

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Closed Memorial Day

Friday, May 25 at 08:00 AM
Category: Arvest News


In observance of Memorial Day, all Arvest branches will be closed on Monday, May 28, 2018.

Our Customer Service center, however, WILL be open SATURDAYSUNDAY & MONDAY, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

We will return to normal business hours on Tuesday, May 29, 2018.

For your convenience, you can bank 24/7 using:

Thank you for being a valued Arvest customer. We wish you a safe and happy Memorial Day! 

 

Tags: Arkansas, Holiday Hours, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma
 

Small Business Banking Series in Greater Kansas City How To: Create a Harassment Free Workplace

Thursday, March 22 at 08:00 AM
Category: Arvest News

Are you a small business in the Greater Kansas City area? Central Exchange will host the first class of their Small Business Banking series next month! Arvest Bank is proud to support this empowering series with small business leaders throughout our community.

The headlines continue. High profile Hollywood executives and political figures are accused of sexual misconduct. These cases result in career damaging publicity and costly settlements. Your organization likely won’t receive the attention experienced by such high-profile cases. But, are you sure there isn’t a harassment or sexual harassment situation occurring in your office?

Our featured speaker, Karen Hughley, Founder of KR-HR, will teach five steps employers can take to create a harassment free workplace. Participants will engage in discussion, practical application exercises and leave with practical approaches to implement back in the workplace.

Karen Hughley is a Human Resources leader with more than 20 years of experience in multiple industries and geographic locations. Founded by Karen, KR-HR is a PeopleFocused advising firm. The firm specializes is making HR manageable and giving business owners the confidence it’s done correctly.

Based in Overland Park, KS, KR-HR serves business owners across the community who understand how valuable people are. They help owners focus on employee engagement and retention because they know firsthand the positive impact employee satisfaction has on the bottom line.

Join Central Exchange, Arvest Bank and Karen Hughley for this informative session on Thursday, April 5, 2018 from 12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. at Central Exchange South (6201 College Blvd, Overland Park, KS). This class is open to the public and registration includes lunch.

Space is limited. Registration is required.

Registration: https://members.centralexchange.org/events/details/cxs-arvest-bank-presents-small-business-series-how-to-create-a-harassment-free-workplace-21512

Hosted by Central Exchange. Sponsored by Arvest Bank.

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