All Branches Closed for Veterans Day

Friday, November 01 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest News

In observance of Veterans Day, all Arvest branches and the customer service line will be closed on Monday, November 11.

We look forward to serving you during normal business hours, resuming on Tuesday, November 12. 


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


We wish you a safe and happy Veterans Day! 


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

Alma High School Receives Arvest Foundation Grant

Friday, November 01 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

The Alma (Ark.) High School baseball program will benefit from a $5,000 donation from the Arvest Foundation.

The gift was announced today at Alma High School. Jeremy Nuckolls and Juan Preciado of Arvest Bank were on hand to present the check to Alma coach Brian Fry and assistant superintendent Travis Biggs.

With the donation, the school’s baseball team will purchase new safety nets for the baseball field, new uniforms and make improvements to the grounds.

“Our school district always appreciates partnering with the community to better our student-athletes and we are grateful for the donation that the Arvest Foundation has provided,” Biggs said. 

“When Coach Fry told us about the need for safety equipment for the students, we were excited to nominate the Alma high school baseball team for Arvest Foundation funds,” Nuckolls said. “We are extremely excited to be able to help this program and the community of Alma.”

Tags: Arkansas, Arvest

World Services for the Blind Honors Jim Cargill with 2019 Vision Award

Friday, November 01 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

World Services for the Blind, a Little Rock-based nonprofit organization that works to empower those who are blind or visually impaired, recently recognized Jim Cargill, president and CEO of Arvest Bank in central, northeast and southwest Arkansas, with the 2019 Vision Award.

The Vision Award is presented to an individual who has “demonstrated far-reaching vision to successfully orchestrate events through business enterprise and community involvement to help better society for all citizens, both with and without sight.”

“Jim’s involvement in business, education and in a number of nonprofit organizations that serve our community is the result of his authentic desire to improve our communities and create opportunity for everyone who lives here,” said Sharon Giovinazzo, president and CEO of World Services for the Blind. “Individuals of Jim’s caliber who make a life-long commitment to be bold, innovate and truly improve programs and services in our community are part of the reason our organization has been around for more than 72 years. We are thankful for Jim’s work and we are honored to recognize him.”

Arvest president and CEO Kevin Sabin presented Cargill with the 19th Annual Vision Award.

“The task World Services faces is monumental, yet they continue to succeed, innovate and expand their programs – changing lives in the process,” Cargill said. “It is my hope that this recognition gives our business community pause, so we can all better determine how our companies can contribute to supporting individuals of all abilities, and also build a more diverse workforce."

The awards luncheon took place Oct. 30 at the Clinton Presidential Center Great Hall in downtown Little Rock.

Tags: Arkansas, Arvest, Little Rock

Arvest Bank Adds Burkes to Benton County Board of Directors

Thursday, October 31 at 02:00 PM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank is pleased to announce Aaron Burkes has joined its local board of directors in Benton County.

Burkes is CEO of the Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport Authority, a position he took in 2018 after three-plus years as president of the Arkansas Development Finance Authority. He also is a member of the Transportation Industry Council for the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

Burkes, who represented eastern Benton County in the Arkansas House of Representatives from 2007-2009, also served on Arvest’s local board of directors in Lowell from 2004-2010.

“We are thrilled to add Aaron to our board,” said Craig Rivaldo, Arvest president for Benton County. “His varied background and expertise in business, finance and public service, among other sectors, will be invaluable to us. There is no doubt Aaron will be a strong part of our team.”

Burkes earned a bachelor’s degree in natural science from the University of Arkansas, a master’s degree in economics from Clemson University and a law degree at Baylor University. Burkes and his wife, Rebecca, live in Bethel Heights. They have two college-age sons.

Tags: Arkansas, Arvest, Northwest Arkansas

Paris Senior Citizen Center Receives Arvest Foundation Grant

Thursday, October 31 at 10:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Senior citizens in the Paris, Ark., community will benefit from a $4,000 donation from the Arvest Foundation.

The gift was announced recently at the Paris Senior Citizen Center. Tami Moffet and Heather Appleton of Arvest Bank were on hand to present the check.

The funds will be used to provide a warm meal the elderly patrons that attend the center as well as to help pay for food deliveries to the homes of area senior citizens. 

“The Paris Senior Citizen Center is so grateful to the Arvest Foundation for this wonderful grant,” said Linda Cox, executive director of the Paris Senior Citizen Center. “It will help us continue our mission to help the senior citizens of this area by helping to provide the seniors a  place to come each day to be with other seniors and participate in activities to help their well-being. The grant will help us provide nutritional meals to seniors, both in our center every day, and to the participants that we deliver meals to in their home. Being able to provide home-delivered meals to homebound seniors allow them to stay in their homes as long as possible. It alleviates food insecurities for these seniors. When we deliver a meal, it also gives our drivers a chance to do a wellness check on the homebound every day.

“As a non-profit, this grant will enable us to provide meals to more seniors. There is a great need for the senior centers and this will help us continue to keep our doors open. This donation is a continuing reminder of the support that we have in the Paris community.”

“We are pleased to present this donation on behalf of the Arvest Foundation to support the Paris Senior Citizen Center,” Appleton said. “It supports efforts to provide opportunities for community members to have warm meals and a place to gather together, and is just one of many we have made throughout the area. It demonstrates the foundation’s ongoing commitment to our community and all its members.”

Tags: Arkansas, Arvest

Arvest Bank Promotes Barnes in Fort Smith

Wednesday, October 30 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank is pleased to announce Kaytlann Barnes has been promoted to branch manager in Fort Smith.

Barnes, who has eight years of banking experience, most recently served as an assistant branch manager. In her new role, Barnes will manage the activities of the Arvest branch located at 11808 Highway 71 South.

“We are very excited for Kaytlann to bring her experience, knowledge, and passion to our Rye Hill team,” Arvest branch administrator Sina Oden said. “She has earned internal recognition and honors several times during her five years at Arvest. This promotion is well-deserved and I’m confident it will benefit our customers in the Fort Smith area.”

Barnes is currently working on obtaining a bachelor’s degree in organizational leadership from John Brown University. Among other civic endeavors, Barnes is a worship leader at Covenant Family Worship Center in Booneville, where she lives with her husband, Ryan.

Tags: Arkansas, Arvest, Fort Smith

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