14th Annual Arvest Hoopfest Tips Off Dec. 6

Monday, November 26 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Two-time defending champion Rogers Heritage High School will host Mt. Vernon (Mo.) on opening night of the 14th annual Arvest Hoopfest, to be played Dec. 6-8.

In addition to Rogers Heritage and Mt. Vernon, the field will include: Carl Junction (Mo.), Clarksville, Fort Smith Southside, Rogers, Waynesville (Mo.) and Webb City (Mo.). Hight-Jackson Associates is the presenting sponsor of the tournament, which includes teams from outside Arkansas for the 11th consecutive year.

“Arvest Hoopfest has become synonymous with the start of basketball season, and this year is no different,” Rogers Public Schools athletics director Keith Kilgore said. “We look forward to some great games as all of these teams get the chance to face good competition before they head into their conference seasons. We expect another fantastic tournament.”

Webb City and 2017 runner-up Fort Smith Southside will get the tournament started at 4 p.m. on Dec. 6. That game will be followed by Clarksville vs. Waynesville at 5:30 p.m. Rogers and Carl Junction will play at 7 p.m., followed by Rogers Heritage-Mt. Vernon at 8:30 p.m.

There will be four games on Dec. 7-8 as well, with the championship game set for 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 8. A plaque will be presented to the champions, along with individual medals to the players of the championship team. Players from the second-place team also will receive individual medals as well.

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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.

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Tags: Arkansas, Arvest, Arvest Benton County
 

Arvest Bank Breaks Ground on New Lawton Branch

Friday, November 23 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank Southwest Oklahoma celebrated the groundbreaking of its forthcoming branch with a small gathering of senior management, board members and the contractor, CDBL, earlier this month. The branch will be located at the corner of SW 26th St. and W Gore Blvd. in Lawton. 

"It's been a long 
journey to this point, so seeing dirt being moved and this project getting underway brings great satisfaction," Arvest Southwest Oklahoma President and CEO David Madigan said. "This new facility is going to be a great place for customers to conduct their business and receive the outstanding customer service they are used to. We are proud to have what will be a wonderful new branch right next to Cameron University and in the heart of Lawton." 

The current branch at 2622 W Gore Blvd. will remain open until the new branch is completed in 2019. We look forward to showing it off once it's ready!

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Cyber Monday Tips for the Best Savings

Wednesday, November 21 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest News

After a few days of food, family and football, Cyber Monday caps off the long Thanksgiving weekend. Grab your computer and wish list and check out these tips for making the most of your paycheck this holiday shopping season.

Start With a List

Before you begin typing anything into a search engine or browsing your favorite online retail catalogs, be sure to make a list of what you are looking for. Even the most seasoned shopper can get carried away with the surplus of deals and the frenzy of the hunt. Before too long, the online shopping cart may be overflowing with frivolous, unnecessary purchases.

Avoid the over-spending trap by knowing ahead of time what you plan to buy and where you plan to shop.  Money Crashers* even suggests bookmarking your favorite retailer’s websites prior to the big day. If you organize the bookmarks in a folder, and stick to those sites, you will be less tempted to stray from your list or impulse buy.

Enhance Savings

The money-saving opportunities on Cyber Monday are already extensive, but if you sign up for an Arvest Consumer Credit Card you could earn up to $100 in additional rewards points. After you sign up, continue to use your new card on everyday purchases to earn even more rewards to redeem later.

In addition to credit card rewards, Overstock* recommends looking for coupons and promo codes ahead of time. Your favorite retailers may even send coupons via email or text message in the days leading up to Cyber Monday. Put those promo codes to use and make your purchases even more affordable.

Strategize your Time

Make sure to do plenty of research before picking a website to start scanning. Most retailers host sales at varying times and stagger discounts. If you plan ahead and decide which websites to scour first, you will not miss out on any great deals.

MoneyTips* encourages shoppers to be aware of limited time offers—especially those offered early in the morning. Being mindful of when the best deals will be offered, and spending a little extra time planning accordingly will save you a lot of time and frustration in the long run.

Double-Check Deals

Pay attention to product prices in the days leading up to Cyber Monday, and familiarize yourself with normal retail prices. This will help to distinguish between a truly great deal and a rip-off. According to Retail Wire*, a few years ago Amazon initially lowered their prices for Black Friday, but raised them again for Cyber Monday. Be a savvy shopper and train yourself to recognize true bargains. Plus, remember to use your credit card at checkout to earn rewards on almost every purchase.

Additionally, The Balance Everyday* reminds customers to factor in shipping costs when ordering online. Even though the items in your online cart may seem like a great deal, the cost for shipping could elevate the price. If you want to avoid unexpected expenses, opt to shop exclusively on websites that offer free shipping.

The views of this article are for general information use only. Please contact and speak with a subject expert or your banker when specific advice is needed.

*Link is a third-party site not operated or endorsed by Arvest Bank, an FDIC-insured institution.

 

 

Tags: Consumer Protection, Financial Education
 

Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

Wednesday, November 21 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest News

In observance of Thanksgiving, all Arvest Bank branches will be closed Thursday, Nov. 22. We will be open for normal hours on Wednesday, Nov. 21 and Friday, Nov. 23.

For your convenience, you can bank 24/7 using: 
• An ATM near you
• Arvest Go Mobile App
• Arvest Online Banking with BlueIQ™ 
• 24-Hour Account Info Line 
Have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!

Tags: Arvest, Holiday Hours, Hours
 

River Valley Adoption Coalition Receives Arvest Foundation Grant

Tuesday, November 20 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Foster children in the Alma area may have a greater chance of finding a foster home thanks to a $3,500 donation from the Arvest Foundation.

The gift was announced today at Arvest Bank’s Alma branch, where Tara Alexander and Jeremy Nuckolls of Arvest were on hand to present the check.

The River Valley Adoption Coalition is dedicated to finding foster, as well as forever, homes for school-aged and older children. Located in Fort Smith, it strives to assist families with the adoption or fostering process. The coalition offers a wealth of resources and works alongside families to provide a loving, welcoming home for any child.

The funds will be used to organize and host special “meet-and-greet” events where foster children and prospective parents can meet in a fun and safe environment. These events are a creative way for more foster children to get exposure to potential foster families and, ultimately, a forever home.

Paula Higgins, president of the River Valley Adoption Coalition, commented, “We will use the funds to bring adopted children across the state to meet potential parents and host a carnival-style event with games in a fun environment for the children. The parents are already pre-screened and ready to adopt.”

“We are pleased to present this donation to the River Valley Adoption Coalition,” Nuckolls said. “The coalition provides a much-needed service in the River Valley by joining foster children with prospective parents in a safe, positive environment. We were happy to choose them because of the enormous impact they have on the communities’ children.” 

Tags: Arvest, Arvest Foundation

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