Arvest Bank Hosts Free Shred-A-Thon in Mountain Home

Monday, March 25 at 11:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank and Shred-It will host a free Shred-A-Thon on Saturday, April 13 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Arvest Bank branch located at 2619 Hwy 62 in Mountain Home.


Businesses and the general public are invited to bring any personal or confidential documents that need to be properly disposed of to help guard against identity theft. All documents will be shredded on-site so residents can be assured the documents have been destroyed.

Although shredding services are offered free of charge, participants are invited to make a monetary donation to the Food Bank of North Central Arkansas. Donations help provide food for the organization’s backpack program, and to other organizations across North Central Arkansas that operate a backpack program in conjunction with the food bank. Backpack programs provide snacks for school children on weekends when they don’t have access to school meal programs. In Baxter County alone, more than 600 children benefit from the backpack program. The Food Bank of North Central Arkansas serves tens of thousands of families across a nine county area.

“Several food pantries face challenges each year to keep their shelves stocked during the late spring and summer months when there is an increased demand for food,” said Sally Gilbert, market president of Arvest Bank in Mountain Home. “Our annual Shred-A-Thon event provides the community with an opportunity to reduce the chance of being a victim of identity theft, while helping local neighbors who are facing food insecurity.”

The 2018 Shred-A-thon resulted in 10,500 pounds of paper being shredded and cash donations that provided 13,500 meals through the Food Bank of North Central Arkansas. This is the 10th annual event. Since 2010, more than 73,500 pounds of paper have been shredded and recycled. In addition, more than $14,964 has been raised for the Mountain Home community.  

The Shred-A-Thon is one of several projects Arvest Bank is holding to help reduce hunger in Baxter County as part of the bank’s annual Million Meals campaign. The two-month campaign encourages communities to contribute food or monetary donations at any Arvest Bank location across the four-state area the bank serves, through June 1.

One grassroots project exclusive to North Central Arkansas is Arvest’s “Feed the Pack” Day that will be held on Friday, April 26 this year. During this one-day donation blitz, volunteers in Mountain Home, Gassville, Bull Shoals, Flippin and Yellville will collect monetary donations at the corner of Hwy. 62 and Cardinal Dr. in Mountain Home and outside of Harps in Mountain Home and Yellville, Walmart in Mountain Home and Flippin, Harps in Bull Shoals, Fred’s in Yellville and SunFest in Gassville, all in support of the Food Bank of North Central Arkansas.

“In 2018, we distributed 2.6 million pounds of food through the food bank alone,” said Jeff Quick, president and CEO of the Food Bank of North Central Arkansas. “While that is a tremendous amount of food, we still have a big need in our community. Food insecurity is a community issue that requires a community response.”

Local radio station KTLO will broadcast live from the Shred-A-Thon from 10 a.m. to noon, with an opportunity for listeners to open the station’s popular treasure chest. There is a limit of five boxes per household for shredding. 

About Arvest
Arvest Bank, named by Forbes magazine as one of “America’s Best Large Employers” for 2018, operates more than 270 bank branches in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Kansas through a group of 14 locally managed banks, each with its own board and management team. These banks serve customers in more than 135 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. Investments and Insurance Products: Not FDIC Insured, May Lose Value and Not Guaranteed by the Bank. Trust services provided by Arvest Bank.

About Shred-it
Shred-it is the nation’s largest provider of on-site shredding services. Since 1999, Shred-it of Arkansas has provided document destruction services for hundreds of companies of all sizes across the state. Secure document destruction services provided by Shred-it are designed to ensure customers meet legislative requirements. The company focuses exclusively on secure, cost-effective, convenient and environmentally friendly document destruction services.

Tags: Arkansas, Arvest, Mountain Home
 

Arvest Encourages Communities to “Feed the Pack” April 26

Friday, March 08 at 02:00 PM
Category: Arvest Community News

One-day donation drive to help reduce food insecurity locally

Arvest Bank associates and community volunteers will be stationed at major intersections and storefronts across Baxter and Marion Counties Friday, April 26, for the 4th Annual “Feed the Pack Day,” to collect monetary donations in an effort to reduce food insecurity in North Central Arkansas.

All donations benefit the Food Bank of North Central Arkansas’ Backpack Program that serves more than 600 children in Baxter and Marion counties alone. Donations also benefit several other organizations in the area that operate backpack programs. Such programs provide food for school children who face food insecurity on weekends and holidays when they don’t have access to school meal programs.

Volunteers will be located at the corner of Hwy. 62 and Cardinal Dr. in Mountain Home from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. They also will be located outside Harp’s in Mountain Home and Yellville, Walmart in Mountain Home and Flippin, Fred’s in Yellville, SunFest in Gassville and Harp’s in Bull Shoals, all between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

“This is an opportunity in which a small donation can make a big impact. I hope our friends and neighbors will consider making a generous gift so we can reach a new milestone for the children of North Central Arkansas,” said Sally Gilbert, market president of Arvest Bank in Mountain Home. “One dollar translates into five meals for those facing food insecurity. We’re excited about what this day will bring and we are grateful to everyone in our communities who are contributing in any way toward this effort.”

Since Feed the Pack began in 2016, more than $59,000, which provided more than 295,000 meals, and 4,300 nonperishable food items have been collected during the one-day donation drive.

Donation updates to Feed the Pack will be provided throughout the day at www.baxterbulletin.com, and hourly on KTLO radio, with the final total being announced at 7 p.m. on KTLO.

The initiative is held in support of Arvest Bank’s 9th Annual Million Meals campaign that challenges bank associates, customers and community members to participate in fundraising efforts and nonperishable food drives to reduce hunger in the more than 135 communities the bank serves.

The goal of the two-month, bank-wide Million Meals campaign is to collect enough food or monetary donations to provide at least one million meals to local, hungry families. In 2018, more than 2.1 million meals were donated in conjunction with the campaign.

Donations to Million Meals may be dropped off at any Arvest Bank location by June 1 or by calling (866) 952-9523. Arvest credit card customers may donate Arvest Flex Rewards™ points by visiting arvestflexrewards.com and clicking on the Million Meals banner.

For more information on the Million Meals campaign, visit www.arvest.com/millionmeals.

About Arvest
Arvest Bank, named by Forbes magazine as one of “America’s Best Large Employers” for 2018, operates more than 270 bank branches in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Kansas through a group of 14 locally managed banks, each with its own board and management team. These banks serve customers in more than 135 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. Investments and Insurance Products: Not FDIC Insured, May Lose Value and Not Guaranteed by the Bank. Trust services provided by Arvest Bank.
 

 

Tags: 1 Million Meals, Mountain Home, North Central Arkansas
 

Arvest Bank to Host Free Shredding Event in Mountain Home

Monday, October 08 at 01:00 PM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank will provide customers an opportunity to have their confidential documents shredded at no cost, in an effort to offer protection against identity theft. 

Arvest and Shred-It will host the free shredding event Saturday, Oct. 20 from 10 a.m.-1p.m. at the Arvest branch located at 2619 Hwy 62 in Mountain Home. There is a limit of five boxes per household.

Arvest associates will grill hot dogs for participants and local radio station KTLO will broadcast live from 10 a.m.-noon with an opportunity for listeners to win prizes from the station’s treasure chest. 

Although the event is free, donations to local nonprofit organization Into the Light will be accepted. Into the Light provides refuge and support services to minors who are victims of sex trafficking. The organization works to educate minors and communities on the traps associated with human trafficking, in addition to providing 24-hour crisis response. 

Tags: Arkansas, Arvest, Mountain Home
 

Arvest Hires Kyle Davidson as Commercial Banker in Mountain Home

Tuesday, September 25 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank has hired Kyle Davidson as a commercial banker in Mountain Home. He will be located at the bank branch at 819 Wallace Knob Road.


Davidson has 18 years of banking experience and most recently was market president of Bear State Bank’s North Central Arkansas division. He also has served as vice president for First Security Bank in Mountain Home and was employed by First National Bank of Eastern Arkansas in Forrest City where he began his career in banking. 

“Kyle has been a leader and mentor in the banking industry for a long time and the opportunity to have him join the Arvest team is exciting for all of us here in North Central Arkansas,” said Sally Gilbert, market president of Arvest Bank in Mountain Home. “He has contributed to our community in many ways, both professionally and personally, and we look forward to the great work he will do for our customers.” 

Davidson earned a bachelor’s degree in agricultural finance from Arkansas State University in Jonesboro and is a graduate of the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University.  

He is a past president of the emerging leaders section of the Arkansas Bankers Association. Davidson and his family attend River Bible Church in Mountain Home. 

About Arvest Bank

Arvest Bank, named by Forbes magazine as one of “America’s Best Large Employers” for 2018, operates more than 270 bank branches in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Kansas through a group of 14 locally managed banks, each with its own board and management team. These banks serve customers in more than 135 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: Arvest, Mountain Home
 

Arvest, Ultimate Auto Group Announce Charities to Benefit From Golf Tourney

Monday, June 18 at 11:30 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank in North Central Arkansas and South Central Missouri, along with Ultimate Auto Group, will host the 22nd Annual Charity Golf Tournament on Saturday, Aug. 25 at Big Creek Golf and Country Club in Mountain Home.


Proceeds from the annual tournament benefit up to three area nonprofit organizations that are chosen after an application process. The organizations that will benefit from the 2018 Charity Golf Tournament include Have a Heart Pet Shelter, North Arkansas Adoption Coalition and the West Plains, Missouri Sunrise Rotary Club’s backpack program.

Have a Heart Pet Shelter in Yellville houses homeless dogs and cats and works to find them a loving family who will adopt them. The organization also serves as the location for the Volunteer Low Cost Spay and Neuter Clinic that sterilized more than 800 animals in 2017. The shelter also worms and vaccinates animals in its care.

The North Central Arkansas Adoption Clinic supports children in North Central Arkansas who are victims of abuse or neglect, are in the custody of the state Department of Human Services and are living in foster homes waiting to be adopted. The clinic works with other foster care organizations to raise awareness of the needs of children who are in foster care and to try to increase the number of parents willing to adopt children in foster care.

The West Plains Rotary Club Backpack Program sends home nutritious food in backpacks with students in grades K-5 in the community who face food insecurity at home on weekends. In the spring of 2018, the backpack program sends as many as 125 backpacks of food home every week.

“The work the nonprofit organizations in our area accomplish, and the needs they meet, is nothing short of amazing, but we can’t assume it’s not a struggle to get the job done at times,” said Tom Dame, president and CEO of Arvest Bank in North Central Arkansas. “That’s the entire mission of this annual golf tournament - to take an active role in supporting different organizations each year, and we can’t thank our surrounding communities enough for their continued support for more than two decades.”  To date, the charity golf tournament has contributed more than $187,000 to local nonprofit organizations.

The tournament begins with a shotgun start for all players at 8:30 a.m.  Golfers will receive prizes for a hole-in-one as well as other prizes. For information on sponsorships or to register a team, contact Tiffany Watkins with Arvest Bank at twatkins@arvest.com or by calling 870-449-7164.

About Arvest Bank

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. 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.

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