Rockets Over Rhema - Facebook Comment Contest!

Thursday, June 21 at 08:00 AM
Category: Arvest News


Broken Arrow’s Rockets Over Rhema is just around the corner and you could win VIP tickets! Just comment on Facebook with your favorite fireworks and you will be entered to win 4 admission tickets to the VIP tent at Rockets Over Rhema!

The VIP Tent will have free food and drinks. These are not available for purchase to the public, so it is very exclusive opportunity! 

Two winners will be chosen at random and contacted on June 25th.

 

Disclosure: Winners chosen at random, open to the public, associates and immediate family are not eligible. 

Facebook Post: Rockets Over Rhema Comment Contest

Event Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1735189096572305/

Rockets Over Rhema Website: http://www.rocketsoverrhema.com/

 

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

Monday, June 18 at 11:30 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

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.

About Arvest Bank

Arvest Bank, named by Forbes magazine as one of “America’s Best Large Employers” for 2018, operates more than 250 bank branches in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Kansas through a group of 15 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: Mountain Home
 

Arvest Bank Announces Phipps Hiring

Thursday, June 14 at 11:00 AM
Category: Arvest News


Arvest Bank is pleased to announce the hiring of Doug Phipps.

Phipps, who has more than 17 years of industry experience, will serve as a commercial lender for the Joplin region, but Lamar and Golden City in particular. In that role, he will generate, evaluate and approve commercial loans, among other duties.

Phipps earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing at Missouri Southern State University. He is a board member for the Lamar Metro Club, among other civic endeavors. Phipps and his wife, Misty, have one son. They are members of Pathways United Methodist Church.

Tags: Arvest, Joplin
 

Arvest Provides More than 2.1 Million Meals

Wednesday, June 13 at 12:00 PM
Category: Arvest News

Arvest Bank launched its annual 1 Million Meals initiative to fight hunger in the four-state region the bank serves two months ago. Today, the bank announced that with the help of customers and community members, it has exceeded the campaign goal by raising a record total of 2,114,630 meals in the fight against hunger.


Launched in 2011, Arvest’s 1 Million Meals campaigns have raised an eight-year total of 13,600,098 meals, which includes more than $2.3 million in funds given directly to the bank’s dozens of local food partners.

This year’s campaign total of 2,114,630 meals was made possible through donations from the bank, Arvest associates, customers and community members through fundraisers, events and nonperishable food drives in all Arvest branches throughout April and May. With summer here, the success of the campaign is especially meaningful because many schoolchildren will be without the meals they ordinarily receive at school.

The bank’s decision to provide one million meals was based on the fact hunger is an issue in every community it serves. In 2016, more than 12 percent of American households surveyed were food-insecure, meaning they lacked access to enough food for an active, healthy lifestyle for all household members.

Tags: 1 Million Meals, Arvest
 

Elaine Gimblet Spends Retirement Years Giving Back – People Helping People Created by Arvest Bank

Friday, June 08 at 09:00 AM
Category: People Helping People

Elaine Gimblet, equine therapy volunteer, has two passions in life: being around horses and being around kids. She received her first pony at age 8; by age 11 she began teaching horseback riding lessons and continued this throughout high school and college. During her work years as a teacher, Elaine loved working hands-on with the students. After she retired, Elaine says she didn’t quite know what to do with herself until she saw an ad to be a leader for Hearts and Hooves.

 
“I knew that I wanted to be around horses, and this volunteer opportunity sounded good to me,” said Gimblet. “It’s a really good feeling that you’re making a difference, to know you’re helping is so rewarding.”

Stacy Alberson, occupational therapist, explains how the volunteer as a leader is especially important because their job directly affects their clients. Alberson says a typical session at the barn consists of a volunteer getting the horse ready – deciding what tack they need for the ride, and which horse would work best for the client and their needs for their individual movements.

“Elaine always greets the children with a smile and with their name, and that is so important,” said Alberson. “We may start the day with grooming, or introductions, and petting, or even just start by getting on and riding – but everything we do out here has a purpose.”

Alberson says Gimblet is very patient with the horses and the therapists, which allows their clients to also stay in a nice calm place, without having a reaction.

“That’s the key to being an amazing volunteer,” said Alberson. “She really understands the purpose of what she’s doing, why she’s doing it, and truly knowing the benefit behind it.”

Jeff Hearne, parent of Ethan, a Hearts and Hooves client, speaks to just how important it is to have a familiar face in the arena when the children come to do their therapy.

“Knowing that Ethan is familiar with the people who he comes out here with really helps him progress with his therapies,” said Hearne. “Elaine has been leading Ethan for quite some time. It makes me feel good, knowing that there are people who are caring, and who want to do this.”

The MarCom Award-winning videos are available via Arvest’s social media channels – YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and the Arvest Blog – and the bank will make related posts each time a new story appears. Additionally, Arvest social media followers can help spread the word about these inspiring community members by sharing, liking and retweeting the videos. Gimblet's video launched on June 8. 

The MarCom Award-winning videos are available via Arvest’s social media channels – YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and the Arvest Blog – and the bank will make related posts each time a new story appears. Additionally, Arvest social media followers can help spread the word about these inspiring community members by sharing, liking and retweeting the videos. Gimblet’s video launched on June 8.

Arvest Bank

Arvest Bank, named by Forbes magazine as one of “America’s Best Large Employers” for 2018, operates more than 250 bank branches in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Kansas through a group of 15 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: Little Rock, People Helping People

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