University of the Ozarks Receives Donation from Arvest Foundation

Tuesday, July 02 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News


Students and faculty at the University of the Ozarks will benefit from a $5,000 donation from the Arvest Foundation.

The gift was announced recently at the University of the Ozarks. Jason Shook, Whitney Koegniseder, Tammy Burchett, Tony Warren, Ian Bryan, Britney Wilkerson, Kacey Yarborough and Jessy Moreno of Arvest Bank were on hand to present the check.

Thanks to the donation, the school will be able to purchase a large tent to be used for various events on and around campus. 

“We are very thankful to receive this grant from the Arvest Foundation,” said Richard Dunsworth, president of the university. “It will benefit our faculty, staff and students during campus and community events.”

“We are very pleased to present this check to University of the Ozarks on behalf of the Arvest Foundation,” Warren said. “We appreciate the university and what they do for our community, and look forward to our continued partnership in the river valley.”

Tags: Arkansas, Arvest, Fort Smith
 

Arvest Bank Adds Vandiver to Commercial Banking Team

Monday, July 01 at 10:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News


Arvest Bank is pleased to announce it has added Daniel S. Vandiver to its commercial banking team in Farmington.

Vandiver has 10 years of industry experience, working as a commercial loan processor and commercial credit analyst. In his new role as a commercial banker, Vandiver will generate, evaluate and approve commercial loans, among other duties.

“We are excited to add another commercial lender to our Farmington team, and Daniel will be a great addition,” Arvest commercial loan manager Dax Moreton said. “His experience has prepared him for this role and his passion for helping customers make him a natural fit.”

Vandiver earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting at Northeastern State University and serves in the United States Army Reserve. He lives in Fayetteville with his wife and their two sons.

Tags: Arkansas, Arvest, Fayetteville
 

Arvest Bank Announces Writer Hiring

Monday, July 01 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News


Arvest Bank is pleased to announce it has hired Nicki Writer as a community bank lender.

Writer has 24 years of industry experience, and also has worked as an accounting/tax manager for a Certified Public Accountant firm. In her role at Arvest, Writer will be responsible for the generation, evaluation, approval processing, closing and servicing of both commercial and consumer loans, among other responsibilities.

“We couldn’t be happier to add Nicki to our team,” Arvest community bank president John Gregson said. “Her experience and expertise will be invaluable assets not just for the bank, but more importantly, our customers. She will serve our community well.”

A Carroll County native, Writer and her husband have four children and live in Berryville. She is an active member of Rule United Baptist Church and has been involved with the Greater Berryville Area Chamber of Commerce, among other civic endeavors.

Tags: Arkansas, Arvest
 

Boys & Girls Club of Paris Receives Arvest Foundation Grant

Friday, June 28 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest News


Children in Logan County will enjoy a fun filled summer thanks to a $4,000 donation from the Arvest Foundation to the Boys & Girls Club of Paris.

The gift was announced at the Boys & Girls Club of Paris. Heather Appleton, branch sales manager of Arvest Bank was on hand to present the check.

The funds will help the Boys & Girls Club of Paris to ramp up its summer programs and provide a safe and fun place for children to stay over the summer.

“On behalf of the Boys & Girls Club of Paris, I would like to express our gratitude for this grant,” said Holly Hurst, unit director for the Boys & Girls Club of Paris. “It will be of tremendous help during our summer program. Our plan is to use it toward the activities we will be running throughout the summer: STEM, field trips, arts and crafts, balls, hula hoops, bubbles, and any other supplies that will allow us to run a successful summer program.”

“From working and being active in the Paris Community I have had many chances over the years to partner with local organizations,” said Appleton, who also serves as vice chair of the Boys & Girls Club of Paris. “The Paris Boys and Girls Club is something I hold close to my heart as a community member and a board member. I spent a week last summer working in the club to truly understand the impact the club has for our local children.

“That week impacted me deeply. Children get two meals served each day during the eight-week program, and they also set up activities and field trips for the children, as well as providing educational programs to keep our children’s minds engaged. We are very blessed to have a Boys & Girls Club in Paris.”

 

Tags: Arkansas, Arvest, Arvest Foundation
 

Arvest Selected as ‘Best-In-State Banks’ in Three States

Thursday, June 27 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank has been recognized by Forbes magazine among its “Best-In-State Banks” for the second consecutive year. Arvest received the recognition for its banks in Arkansas, Missouri and Oklahoma.

This is the second time Forbes and its market research partner, Statista, have produced the lists. Arvest was recognized on the Arkansas list in 2018. Additionally, earlier this year, Forbes and Statista named Arvest one of the “World’s Best Banks.”

“We appreciate those who once again rated Arvest so highly, and it is especially rewarding to be recognized in two additional states this year,” Arvest president and CEO Kevin Sabin said. “Our associates continue to focus on serving our customers to the best of their abilities, and we believe awards like these are a byproduct of that commitment.”

The “Best-In-State Banks” lists were selected based on an independent survey of more than 25,000 U.S. citizens across all 50 states. Participants were asked to name and rate all banks with which they have – or previously had – a checking account. The ratings were based on five categories: Trust, Terms & Conditions, Branch Services, Digital Services and Financial Advice.

Each category contained a battery of questions, and a bank’s total score was based on a formula weighting recommendation, general satisfaction and the scoring of the battery of questions. Across the entire United States, a total of 149 unique banks were awarded with the “Best-In-State Banks” designation.

Tags: Arkansas, Arvest, Missouri, Oklahoma
 

Arvest Bank Adds Bricker to Treasury Management Team

Wednesday, June 26 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News


Arvest Bank is pleased to announce it has hired Jonathan Bricker as vice president and international business development representative for its Treasury Management division.

Bricker, who has more than 16 years of industry experience, will be based in Little Rock, but serve the entire state of Arkansas. In his new role, Bricker will be responsible for sales activities within large corporate accounts, middle market and business banking.

“We are thrilled to add Jonathan to our team,” said Shawn Christian, senior vice president and regional sales manager for Arvest Treasury Management. “His experience and expertise will be a big benefit not just to the bank, but more importantly, our clients. Having him on our team will allow Arvest Treasury Management to provide support to Arkansas-based companies for all products offered under the umbrella of International Banking within Arvest.”

Bricker is a volunteer for Arkansas Children’s Hospital, vice president of the Lambda Phi Home Association of Sigma Nu, and has served as a board member for March of Dimes, among other civic endeavors.

Tags: Arkansas, Arvest, Little Rock, Treasury Management

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