OKC Team Supports AHA’s Heart Ball

Thursday, March 01 at 02:00 PM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank – Oklahoma City is proud to have supported the 2018 American Heart Association’s Heart Ball – held Feb. 10 – at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. 

The event, in its 37th year, was co-chaired by Arvest Bank president Ron Witherspoon and his wife, Nicole. Numerous other Arvest associates volunteered at the event as well. 

The entertaining evening included dinner, dancing and an auction, bringing together prominent members of the health, philanthropic and local business communities. Through the support of local sponsors, patrons and “sweetheart” families, more than $5.1 million has been raised within the last 10 years to fund research, education and community programs and services in the metropolitan area. 

For more information about the American Heart Association, please visit www.heart.org.

Tags: Oklahoma, Oklahoma City

Arvest Bank’s Barnett to Receive Community Leadership Award

Tuesday, February 20 at 02:00 PM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank is pleased to announce commercial lender J.P. Barnett will receive the Elbert S. Graham/Elza Tucker Award from the Rogers-Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce at its 96th annual Celebration of Business & Community on Feb. 22.

The event, which honors numerous outstanding community leaders, will be held at the John Q. Hammons Convention Center in Rogers.

Barnett, who celebrated his 20-year anniversary with Arvest in August, works at the branch located at 103 S. Bloomington in Lowell. In receiving the award, Barnett is being recognized for his “significant contribution to the betterment of the Lowell community” and for having “given above and beyond to the community,” according to a chamber release.

“J.P. is truly deserving of this recognition, and we couldn’t be more proud of him,” said Payne Brewer, commercial loan manager for Arvest in Benton County. “In addition to being an excellent banker, J.P. has always made time to give back to the community. His actions are a wonderful reflection of Arvest’s overall commitment to our communities. We look forward to celebrating this honor with him.” 

This year’s event begins with a cocktail reception from 5:30-6:45 p.m., and is followed by the awards celebration from 7-7:50 p.m. The evening concludes with a party (including cash bar, coffee and dessert stations) from 7:50-9 p.m.


Tags: Associates, Rogers

Rogers Heritage Defends Arvest Hoopfest Crown

Thursday, December 28 at 02:00 PM
Category: Arvest Community News

Congratulations to Rogers Heritage High School for winning the Arvest Hoopfest Championship for the second year in a row! 

The 13th annual tournament was held at Rogers High School Dec. 7-9 and the War Eagles claimed the title with a 57-48 victory over Fort Smith Southside in the championship game. Rogers Heritage’s Seth Stanley scored a game-best 25 points and Bryce Breedlove added 11. 

A plaque was presented to the Rogers Heritage team and War Eagles players received individual medals. The runner-up Mavericks also received individual medals. 

Other final results of the tournament were: 

  • Third-place game: Webb City (Mo.) 44, Mt. Vernon (Mo.) 38
  • Fifth-place game: Rogers 77, Clarksville 30
  • Seventh-place game: Waynesville (Mo.) 60, Carl Junction (Mo.) 38 
Tags: Rogers

Arvest Raising Money for Make-A-Wish Foundation® in Springfield

Thursday, December 21 at 02:00 PM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest recently worked with the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Missouri to sponsor the wish of 12-year-old Lillian from Springfield, Mo.


Lillian, or “Lilly” as her friends call her, was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Despite her condition, Lilly has maintained a positive attitude and strong spirit. Lilly enjoys reading comic book novels, playing games and making art. 


Lilly’s wish is to go on a Disney Cruise, and Arvest is honored to be making her wish come true. 


During the month of December 2017, stop by any Springfield, Nixa, Branson, Branson West, Hollister, Aurora, Lebanon or Mountain Grove location to either buy a Make-A-Wish star or make a donation. All money raised will stay in our communities to help make local children’s wishes come true.


Lilly is one of many to make a wish. You can be one of many to make it come true!


Tags: Missouri, Springfield

Arvest Bank Names Gould SVP

Thursday, December 21 at 02:00 PM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank is pleased to announce Coral Gould has been named a senior vice president. 

Gould has 24 years of industry experience and has held several roles at Arvest. She currently serves as a credit administrator, providing leadership and day-to-day overall direction and administration of the lending operation functions of the bank. 

Gould earned an accounting degree at the University of the Ozarks and a master’s degree in business administration at the University of Central Arkansas. She is also a graduate of the Barret School of Banking (formerly known as Mid-South School of Banking). 

A resident of Clarksville, Gould is a member of East Mt. Zion Trinity Baptist Church and currently serves on the Building Finance Committee as well as the Women’s Ministry Team. Gould also is a member of P.E.O., an organization that supports, encourages and motivates women to pursue secondary education by providing scholarships, grants, and loans. 

About Arvest

Arvest Bank, named by Forbes magazine as one of “America’s Best Large Employers” for 2017, operates more than 250 bank branches in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Kansas through a group of 16 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.

Tags: Arkansas, Associates

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