Arvest Bank Hires Henry

Monday, May 06 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank is pleased to announce it has hired Chase Henry.

Henry will serve as a commercial lender, generating, evaluating and approving commercial loans, among other duties. He has more than five years of industry experience.

“We couldn’t be happier to add Chase to our team,” Arvest Bank community bank president Ted Sheets said. “His knowledge and expertise will be a valuable addition to the bank, and more importantly, for our customers.”

Henry earned a bachelor’s degree in management and marketing at Arkansas Tech University and is working on a master’s degree in business administration from Columbia Southern University.

Among other civic endeavors, Henry is a member of the Hatfield Volunteer Fire Department. He lives in Hatfield with his wife, Holly, and their two children.

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Arvest Bank Announces Branscum Hiring

Friday, May 03 at 11:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank is pleased to announce it has hired Ron Branscum.

Branscum, who has more than 19 years of industry experience, will serve as a senior vice president and commercial banker, overseeing Arvest’s commercial lenders in Rogers. He will operate primarily out of the Arvest branches located in downtown Rogers and Village on the Creeks.

“Ron’s knowledge and expertise are evident, and we couldn’t be more pleased to add him to our team,” said Jason England, commercial loan manager for Arvest in Benton County. “He is a fantastic asset for the bank, and more importantly, for our customers.”

Branscum earned an associate degree from North Arkansas College and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Central Arkansas. He’s also a graduate of the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado.

Among other civic endeavors, Branscum currently serves on the Northwest Arkansas Community College board of trustees and as a board member for the Rogers-Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce, Family Council, and Blackwood Industries, Inc. He and his wife, Deedra, have seven children.

Tags: Arkansas, Arvest

Urban League of Greater Oklahoma City Gets Arvest Foundation Gift

Thursday, May 02 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

The Urban League of Greater Oklahoma City’s housing and financial literacy programs received a boost in the form of a $15,000 donation from the Arvest Foundation.

The gift was announced recently at the Urban League of Greater Oklahoma City. Leslie Johnson, small business underwriting manager for Arvest Bank in Oklahoma City was on hand to present the check.

Representatives of the Urban League of Greater Oklahoma City thanked Arvest for its long-term partnership and expressed appreciation for its support, specifically the housing and literacy programs that will benefit from this most recent donation.

“I am proud to serve on the board of directors for the Urban League of Oklahoma City, and it was my honor to present a check to them from the Arvest Foundation,” Johnson said. “The funds will be used to support housing and financial literacy programs that are vital to helping the Urban League accomplish its mission of assisting African-Americans, other minorities, and the underprivileged to achieve social and economic equality.”

Tags: Arvest, Oklahoma, Oklahoma City

Arvest Wealth Management Announces Terrell Hiring

Monday, April 29 at 08:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank is pleased to announce it has hired Sandy Terrell.

Terrell, who has more than 14 years of industry experience, will serve Arvest Wealth Management as a client advisor and trust specialist. She will be based out of the Arvest branch located at 4140 S. Fremont Ave.

In her new role, Terrell will be responsible for the administration, development and maintenance of trust and individual retirement accounts, as well as providing administrative services to high net worth clients.

“We are excited to have Sandy join us and leverage her experience to deliver our mission of ‘People helping people find financial solutions for life,’” Arvest Wealth Management regional manager Tracy Barnas said.

Terrell is involved in numerous civic endeavors, including the American Cancer Society, the Salvation Army, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Junior Achievement and Convoy of Hope. She’s also a member of the Women’s Business Resource Group.

Terrell lives in Springfield with her husband, Dan, and they have two adult children.

Tags: Arvest, Springfield

Arvest Bank Earns No. 1 Ranking in Retail Banking Satisfaction Study

Thursday, April 25 at 01:00 PM
Category: Arvest News

Arvest Bank ranks highest among its peers in customer satisfaction with retail banking in the South Central Region. That’s according to the J.D. Power 2019 U.S. Retail Banking Satisfaction Study, released today. 

This marks the sixth time in 10 years Arvest has ranked highest in the South Central Region, and gives the bank a total of 14 J.D. Power wins in the last 11 years. 

Additionally, among rank-eligible banks, Arvest received the South Central’s highest scores in two of six factors analyzed by the study: convenience and channel activities. The South Central Region consists of Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee. 

“We are both proud and humbled to receive this extraordinary honor, which is based largely on what our customers experience as we help them throughout their financial journey through multiple contact channels,” Arvest president and CEO Kevin Sabin said. “This award is a direct reflection of the commitment and hard work our bank associates put in every day.” 

Arvest ranked second in the Southwest Region, which consists of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, Oklahoma, Utah and Wyoming. 

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Tags: Arkansas, Arvest

Arvest Bank Receives U.S. Small Business Administration Honor

Monday, April 15 at 08:00 AM
Category: Arvest News

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) recently honored a group of lenders – including Arvest Bank – for their commitment to providing critical capital to South Central Region businesses in 2018.

The recognition was part of the annual Mid America Lender’s Conference (MALC), held April 8-10 this year in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Arvest was honored as the Arkansas District’s Impact Lender of the Year due to its strong and longstanding commitment to the SBA lending program. Arvest has topped Arkansas’ SBA lender list for the past five years, and in 2018, made 54 7(a) guaranty loans, totaling more than $21 million.

Additionally, since 2014, Arvest has supported small business in Arkansas with 321 loans totaling more than $104 million, which supported an estimated 3,000 jobs in the state.

“The impact of these high-achieving, dedicated lenders can be felt throughout our communities as they supply needed finding to entrepreneurs to start or expand small businesses and create good-paying American jobs that help strengthen our economy,” regional administrator Justin Crouse said in a news release issued by the SBA.

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