64.6 Downtown Receives $25,000 Arvest Foundation Grant

Wednesday, July 10 at 08:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News


Citizens of the Fort Smith area will enjoy a new downtown park thanks to a $25,000 donation from the Arvest Foundation. 

The gift was announced today at Gateway Park. Beth Presley, Roger Holroyd, Les Smith, and Mike Jacimore of Arvest Bank were on hand to present the check.

The funds will aid in the construction of the new Gateway Park located near the intersection of Rogers and Garrison Avenues. Gateway Park will feature three historical bronze statues. The key figure will be Judge Isaac C. Parker, joined by statues of John Carnall and Mother Mary Teresa Farrell, R.S.M., representing law, education, and healthcare. The new park is a 64.6 Downtown initiative and is being funded by the generosity of the community, including the Arvest Foundation.

When completed this fall, 64.6 Downtown will donate the park property to the City of Fort Smith. It will become a gathering place for residents and visitors alike to learn more about the contributions these three community leaders made in the late 1800s. The park will also include a flag plaza featuring flags of the United States, Arkansas, and the City of Fort Smith.

“64.6 Downtown creates vibrant spaces in Fort Smith to further economic development, creative place-making, arts and cultural events,” said Steve Clark, founder/chairman of the board for 64.6 Downtown. “Gateway Park is a reflection of how 64.6 Downtown’s program, The Unexpected, brought attention to an important intersection in downtown, with the activation of Spanish artist Okuda San Miguel’s Universal Chapel. The work transformed a simple white building into a gateway entry to downtown Fort Smith. Gateway Park is a continuation of the development of this important downtown entry point.” 

“We are pleased to present this donation on behalf of the Arvest Foundation to support the 64.6 Downtown initiative of the development of the Gateway Park,” Holroyd said. “This donation is just one of many we have made throughout the area. It demonstrates the foundation’s ongoing commitment to support parks, history and greenspace in our community.”

Tags: Arkansas, Arvest, Fort Smith
 

Arvest Bank Announces Johnson Promotion

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


Arvest Bank is pleased to announce Misty Johnson, NMLS# 1745770, has been promoted to consumer loan advisor. 

Johnson has held a variety of roles during her three years in the banking industry, most recently serving as a financial sales representative. In her new role as a consumer loan advisor, Johnson will be active in external business development activities, as well as the generation and underwriting of commercial loans.

“Misty has focused on learning consumer lending since she has been in her financial sales representative role and exhibited a desire to excel, as evidenced by several service awards ranging from referrals to loan origination,” Arvest consumer lending sales manager Jack Farley said. “She wears multiple hats within her branch and is very involved in the community. She recently helped organize a very successful Million Meals event in conjunction with local law enforcement that was pivotal in the Clarksville team exceeding its goal.”

Johnson, who also holds an Arkansas insurance license, lives in Lamar with her husband, Bryce, and their two children. An active member of New Life Church Clarksville, she has been involved in numerous civic endeavors, including the Johnson County Community Foundation and the Clarksville – Johnson County Chamber’s Chamber Royals.

Tags: Arkansas, Arvest, Fort Smith
 

Jose Hernandez Recognized as Top 250 Latino Mortgage Lenders in Nation

Monday, July 08 at 10:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News


Arvest Bank is proud to announce that our very own Jose Hernandez, NMLS# 564536, was just recognized by the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals as one of the top 250 Latino Mortgage Lenders in the nation! Jose is ranked #48.

He has helped 157 families obtain a mortgage loan in 2018! What an accomplishment! He was up against lenders nationwide in some really big markets. Jose recognizes that he didn’t do this all on his own.
“Thank you to my team, my wonderful clients, and my industry partners for helping me achieve this!," said Jose.
 
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Tags: Arkansas, Arvest
 

Mitigating Cyber-Crime Seminar

Monday, July 08 at 08:00 AM
Category: Business Banking


You’re invited to a free seminar – Mitigating Cyber-Crime Threats Impacting Business, Non-Profit, and Public Sector Entities – A Presentation of Federal Law Enforcement Agency Guidance – on Thursday, August 1 from 9:30am – 11am at Elliott Robinson & Co CPA's located at 2305 S. Blackmon Rd, Ste D, Springfield, Missouri.

 

 

 

With electronic fraud on the rise, learn how Arvest services can help businesses:

- Monitor electronic debit activity

- Verify pre-authorized debit transactions

- Return unauthorized electronic debits, once identified

- Reduce potential for losses

Speaking will be Jon Pascoe, CISSP, CIPP/US, HCISPP, and Director of Privacy Risk Management at Arvest Bank. Seating is limited. Please make your reservation with Candy Letterman at (417) 827-8435 or cletterman@arvest.com by Thursday, July 25. 

Tags: Arvest, Missouri, Springfield
 

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

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