Arvest Bank Promotes Grindle

Monday, June 04 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest News

Arvest Bank is pleased to announce that Linda Grindle has been promoted to the position of community lender.


Grindle most recently worked as a financial sales representative at Arvest. In her new role, she will focus on providing mortgage and consumer loan products, including home equity and construction loans, to both consumers and small businesses.

“We are very excited to have Linda join our team,” Arvest mortgage loan manager Carla Green said. “We know she will do a great job with her background in mortgage lending, as well has her experience with consumer lending.”

Grindle will primarily cover the Kimberling City and Branson West areas.

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Arvest Bank Adds Callahan and Faciszewski to Board of Directors

Friday, June 01 at 01:00 PM
Category: Arvest News

Arvest Bank is pleased to announce Jared Faciszewski and Amy Callahan have joined its local board of directors in Benton County.


Callahan founded the shopper marketing firm Collective Bias® in 2009, and oversees its operations. With more than 15 years of industry experience, Callahan has been recognized as a Forty Under 40 member by both Arkansas Business and the Northwest Arkansas Business Journal. Additionally, she and Collective Bias have been recognized by Forbes and Inc. magazines.

Among other civic endeavors, Callahan serves as the president of the Rogers Public Education Foundation and is a board member for Community Venture Foundation.

Faciszewski has been a partner at RZC Investments, a Northwest Arkansas-focused direct investment fund, since 2016. Prior to that, he spent two years with the Walton Family Foundation. Faciszewski is a graduate of Colorado College and the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.

“We are thrilled to add Amy and Jared to our board,” said Craig Rivaldo, Arvest president for Benton County. “Both have expertise and insights that will be invaluable to us here at Arvest. Additionally, they also are active and respected parts of the community here in Northwest Arkansas. There is no doubt they will be strong parts of our team.”

Callahan and Faciszewski are replacing Robert H. Lewis and Janie Darr.

 

 

Tags: Arvest, Bentonville
 

Arvest Bank Hires Cooper in OKC

Thursday, May 31 at 10:00 AM
Category: Arvest News


Arvest Bank is pleased to announce the hiring of Chris P. Cooper.

Cooper will serve as senior vice president and mortgage loan manager. In his new role, Cooper will provide direction to Oklahoma City’s mortgage division in addition to being responsible for its generation, evaluation, approval, processing, closing and servicing of real estate loans. He will be based out of the Arvest Mortgage Division’s loan production office in Oklahoma City.

Cooper earned a bachelor’s degree in organizational leadership at Southern Nazarene University, and lives in Oklahoma City with his wife, Lauren, and their children, Maddy and Carson.

Among other civic endeavors, Cooper is an active member of Life Church and Oklahoma City’s cycling community, which promotes road and mountain bike awareness and participation. He leads organized community rides and races throughout Oklahoma, Arkansas and Texas.

Tags: Oklahoma City
 

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

Thursday, May 31 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest News

Registration for 22nd annual event is open

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. 

Tags: North Central Arkansas
 

Arvest Foundation Contributes $5,000 to Kiddie Park

Wednesday, May 30 at 02:00 PM
Category: Arvest Community News

With roots tracing back to the 1940s, the Kiddie Park has been a staple in the Bartlesville community for decades. The Kiddie Park is a safe place for youth and their caregivers to have fun and build lifelong memories. Funds from the Arvest Foundation will be used to maintain the park’s rides and attractions.


The gift was announced at the Kiddie Park in front of the iconic carousel. Local bank president Kyle Hubbard and marketing manager Annah Fischer were on hand to present the check to Kiddie Park president Ron Adams.

“We are so thankful for the support of the Arvest Foundation,” said Adams. “We are very proud to be a part of the history of Bartlesville, and we feel very blessed to have the support of our community. This gift will allow us to continue to provide a safe place for children to make memories with their loved ones.”

“The Kiddie Park is one of the many attractions that make Bartlesville unique,” said Hubbard. “My family and so many from our community and afar treasure the memories made at the Kiddie Park. This donation will help ensure future families are able to enjoy the park facilities.”

Tags: Arvest, Arvest Foundation, Bartlesville

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