Arvest Bank Announces Charities to Benefit From Annual Golf Tourney

Tuesday, June 18 at 06:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank in North Central Arkansas will host the 23rd Annual Charity Golf Tournament on Saturday, Aug. 24 at Big Creek Golf and Country Club in Mountain Home.

Proceeds from the annual tournament benefit area nonprofit organizations that are chosen after an application process. The organizations that will benefit from the 2019 Charity Golf Tournament include Imagination Library of Baxter County, School of New Hope, Serenity, Inc., and Sanctuary, Inc.

The Imagination Library of Baxter County is a local chapter of Dolly Parton’s international book gifting program that mails free, high-quality, age-appropriate books to children from birth to 5 to promote preschool literacy and a culture of reading at home. Children who meet the age requirement may receive books, regardless of their family’s income level.  

The Imagination Library of Baxter County was created three months ago and already serves children in 282 households.

The School of New Hope, established in 1969, provides support services for adults in Marion County and surrounding areas who have developmental disabilities. The nonprofit organization works with clients to teach skills that will enable them to live as independently as possible, addressing various areas that include development, home skills, budgeting, cooking, personal management, exercise, socialization and more.

Serenity, Inc. is a nonprofit organization in Mountain Home that provides shelter and outreach to all victims of domestic violence, their children and pets. The organization also provides basic necessities, support and legal resources and education for its clients.

Sanctuary, Inc. in Harrison provides a temporary shelter, support, education, advocacy and outreach services to women and children who are victims of domestic violence. The organization also works to increase public awareness of family violence and abuse, in addition to educating the community on the resources available to victims of domestic violence.

“Residents across North Central Arkansas are fortunate to have access to the work these nonprofit organizations do for our communities and, as community partners, we want to help sustain these efforts however we can,” said Mike Willard, president and CEO of Arvest Bank in North Central Arkansas. “Participation in this annual tournament has allowed us to provide $201,400 to numerous charities since it began, and we encourage our area golfers and businesses to participate and help us be successful again this year.”

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 Cindy Sutterfield at csutterfield@arvest.com or (870) 449-7150.

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Arvest Bank to Offer Complimentary “Mommy and Me” Photos for Mother’s Day

Wednesday, May 01 at 01:00 PM
Category: Arvest Community News

One of the most cherished gifts among moms of any age is a keepsake photo with their child. In recognition of Mother’s Day, Arvest Bank will provide a decorative environment for mothers and their children to take complimentary “Mommy and Me” photos Friday, May 10 from 8 a.m.-6p.m. and Saturday, May 11 from 8 a.m.-2p.m.

The complimentary photo sessions will take place at the Arvest Bank location at 1402 Hwy. 62-65 N. in Harrison. Families interested in having their photo taken should bring a smartphone or personal camera for Arvest associates to use during the photography session.

“We encourage our area moms to drop by and let us capture this moment in time with their children,” said Scott Tennyson, market president of Arvest Bank in Harrison. “It doesn’t matter if you’re dressed up or in casual clothes, when you look back on this photo and these memories, you’ll be glad you took a little time for a photo together.”

While there is no charge for the photo session, Arvest Bank will accept donations to local hunger relief organization Ozark Share and Care. The food pantry is Arvest’s food partner and the recipient organization for the bank’s 9th Annual Million Meals campaign that is underway and continues through June 1.

Through Million Meals, Arvest Bank encourages its associates, customers and the community to donate monetary contributions and nonperishable food items to reduce food insecurity in the 135 communities the bank serves.

Last year, Arvest associates and customers raised the equivalent of more than 2.1 million meals that benefitted local food partners in communities across Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Kansas. Every donation remains local.

In 2017, 11.8 percent of American households surveyed were food-insecure, meaning they lacked access to enough food for an active, healthy lifestyle for all household members. Arkansas ranks 2nd among the most food-insecure states in the nation, according to the United States Department of Agriculture.

*Arvest makes no representation that any contribution is tax deductible. Please consult your tax advisor, as neither Arvest Bank, its affiliates, nor any of its employees provide tax advice.

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: Harrison, North Central Arkansas
 

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 Taking Requests for Consideration as Charity of the Year in N. Central Arkansas

Monday, March 04 at 06:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

23rd Annual charity golf tourney to benefit local nonprofits

Arvest Bank in North Central Arkansas is accepting letters of request from area non-profit organizations that would like to be considered for the 2019 Arvest Bank Charity of the Year program. The deadline for applications is Friday, April 12.

The Charity of the Year program was created to lend financial support to local non-profit organizations through the annual Arvest Bank Charity Golf Tournament that is in its 23rd year.

Every year, a selection committee of Arvest Bank associates selects up to three local charities that share 100 percent of the proceeds from the golf tournament. Non-profit organizations in Baxter, Boone and Marion Counties are encouraged to apply for consideration as a charity of the year.

“Nonprofit organizations in our area provide much-needed resources and services throughout the year and they often are faced with financial challenges,” said David McBee, executive vice president and sales manager of Arvest Bank in North Central Arkansas. “When our communities pull together to help supplement that funding, it helps ensure those services will continue for our friends and neighbors. This tournament has garnered a great deal of participation for more than two decades, and we’re hoping to continue that success again this year.”

Final selection as a charity of the year is based on past, present and future financial needs, along with other criteria. To qualify, the charity must be designated as an IRS 501(c)(3) organization and must submit a letter to the committee explaining why their organization should be selected.

Watkins said the tournament has contributed more than $201,400 to local non-profit organizations since this tournament began.

Letters of application to be considered as a 2019 Charity of the Year should be mailed to: Arvest Bank Charity Committee, Attn: Cindy Sutterfield, P.O. Box 325, Yellville, AR, 72687, or they may be emailed to csutterfield@arvest.com.

The Arvest Bank Charity Golf Tournament will take place Saturday, Aug. 24 at Big Creek Golf and Country Club in Mountain Home. Sponsorship opportunities for the event are available at all levels. Call 870-449-7150 for more information.

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.
 

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Arvest Hosts Retirement Reception for Bettenhausen; Morris Joins Team in Mountain Home

Monday, March 04 at 05:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest announced today the retirement of Arvest Wealth Management senior client advisor David Bettenhausen. Bettenhausen assisted clients in Mountain Home with investment, retirement and insurance planning. He retires after 35 years in the real estate and financial services industries.

Arvest Bank will host a community retirement reception for Bettenhausen Friday, March 29, from 1-3 p.m. at the Arvest Bank location at 2619 Hwy 62 East in Mountain Home. The public is invited to attend.

“David has been a respected and valued asset for our customers, our community and our associates in Mountain Home,” said Mike Willard, president and CEO of Arvest in North Central Arkansas. “We understand his desire to spend more time with family and he leaves us with our very best wishes. David’s clients will see no interruption of management to their accounts, as Arvest already has welcomed a successor to this role.”

Arvest has named Clint Morris as client advisor for Arvest Wealth Management in Mountain Home. Morris will be located in the Arvest branch on Hwy 62 East. He has worked for Arvest Wealth Management for three years and has eight years of experience as a financial services advisor. Morris earned a bachelor’s degree from Arkansas State University and holds his FINRA Series 7 and Series 66 licenses.

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.

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