Arvest Bank Names Watkins Vice President in North Central Arkansas

Wednesday, August 21 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News


Arvest Bank has promoted Tiffany Watkins to vice president, marketing manager for the bank’s North Central Arkansas market. She previously was assistant vice president and marketing manager for the territory.

Watkins is responsible for all marketing and public relations initiatives, manages the placement of traditional and social media, creates and manages grassroots efforts for multiple communities in North Central Arkansas, and works in collaboration with the Arvest Foundation to maximize charitable giving throughout the market.

She has more than 14 years of bank marketing experience with Arvest, and more than 17 years of experience in the banking industry.

“Tiffany is well-known and well-respected throughout North Central Arkansas and that is a testament of her dedication to serving our customers and supporting our area communities through a variety of projects,” said Mike Willard, president and CEO of Arvest Bank in North Central Arkansas. “We are fortunate to have her in this leadership role, as she is the epitome of the Arvest culture we proudly nurture.”

Watkins’ community involvement includes her service as current board chair of the Food Bank of North Central Arkansas, immediate past president of the Rotary Club of Harrison, past board chair of the North Arkansas Medical Foundation and committee member of the Harrison chamber’s Crawdad Days. She also was involved in the Believe Boone County initiative, a project of the Harrison chamber; and the Community Performing Arts Council at Arkansas State University, Mountain Home.

Watkins earned a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Arkansas. She and her family live in Harrison. 

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Arvest Bank to Host ‘Dog Days of Summer’ Adoption Event

Thursday, August 08 at 01:00 PM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank will host a “Dog Days of Summer” pet adoption event Friday, Aug. 16, at the Arvest branch at 700 Hwy. 62-65 North at the corner of Industrial Park Road in support of the Ozark Humane Society. Representatives from the Humane Society will be on-site with several pets who need a forever home. 

Arvest associates will grill hot dogs for attendees who drop by to consider adopting a pet. 

“There are some adorable pets who need a loving home. Adoptive families will tell you that the dogs or cats they take home benefit the family as much as the family is saving those animals,” said Scott Tennyson, market president of Arvest Bank in Harrison. “Anyone who’s not ready to adopt just yet can still help us support these animals by dropping by to make a donation and enjoy lunch at the same time.” 

In addition, Arvest will waive replacement fees for customers who order a pet-themed affinity debit card at any Arvest Bank branch in Harrison between Aug. 12 – 17 and will donate those funds to the Ozark Humane Society.  

About OHS: The Ozark Humane Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to the care and welfare of all animals in North Central Arkansas. The OHS operates a shelter in Harrison, which houses and cares for homeless pets, and seeks to find them permanent homes. The OHS also operates the Cause for Paws Thrift Shop, and proceeds from the Thrift Shop directly support the OHS and the shelter. Please support the OHS by adopting an animal from the shelter or by donating your time, materials and money. The OHS is looking for new members and volunteers, new ideas and enthusiasm. Follow the Ozark Humane Society on Facebook for more information. 

Arvest makes no representation that any contribution is tax deductible. Please consult your tax advisor.

About Arvest

Arvest Bank, named by Forbes magazine as one of the “World’s Best Banks” for 2019, 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 Hires Fowler as Private Banking Advisor for North Central AR

Friday, August 02 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News


Arvest Bank recently hired April Fowler, NMLS# 569270, to serve as a private banking advisor for the bank’s North Central Arkansas market. Fowler brings more than 15 years of experience in the banking industry to her new position, including roles in management and mortgage lending.

“We welcome April to Arvest and we look forward to the expertise she will provide our customers across this area,” said Mike Willard, president and CEO of Arvest Bank in North Central Arkansas. “Private banking services provide customized strategies and management of our customers’ business and personal financial needs, allowing us to personally assist in every area of financial management and take that responsibility off our customers’ hands. We are thrilled to offer a dedicated private banking advisor for our customers in North Central Arkansas.”

Fowler’s community involvement includes her roles as board member of the Baxter Regional Medical Center Foundation; board member of the Schliemann Center for Women’s Health Education; associate member of the Junior Auxiliary and volunteer for the Food Bank of North Central Arkansas.

Fowler will serve the bank’s North Central Arkansas territory and will be based out of Mountain Home.

About Arvest
Arvest Bank, named by Forbes magazine as one of the “World’s Best Banks” for 2019, 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: Arkansas, Arvest, North Central Arkansas
 

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.

Tags: Arkansas, Arvest, North Central Arkansas
 

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.
 

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