Russellville Associates Give Back to Area State Troopers

Friday, November 08 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Russellville, Ark. associates recently had the opportunity to support their local state troopers for the sixth year in a row during the fourth-quarter shooter training. This is a great opportunity to give back to those who serve on the force and also to show our appreciation for their service face to face.

Thank you to the Arkansas state troopers stationed near Russellville for your continued effort to keep us safe!

Tags: Arkansas, Arvest

Van Buren Hope Academy Receives Arvest Foundation Grant

Wednesday, November 06 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Children in the Van Buren area will benefit from a $3,000 donation from the Arvest Foundation.

The gift was announced recently at the Hope Academy of Van Buren. Kenzie White, Ben Boerjan, Daniel Skipper and Chris Barnes of Arvest Bank were on hand to present the check.

With the donation, the academy will be able to stock the clothes closet with more clothes and toiletries. Also, Hope Academy will be able to purchase new furniture for its on-site recreational room.

“The funds given by organizations like the Arvest Foundation in the community allow me to share hope and bless children,” said Karen Beckner, director of Hope Academy of Van Buren. “We have been able to provide backpacks, jackets, garments, and other items to those in need thanks to the foundation’s support.” 

“It’s such privilege to be able to contribute to such a wonderful organization that dedicates its time and resources to helping others,” White said.

Tags: Arkansas, Arvest, Fort Smith

Arvest Bank Promotes Gray to Senior Vice President in Fayetteville

Monday, November 04 at 01:00 PM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank is pleased to announce Karen Gray has been promoted to senior vice president in Fayetteville.

Gray, who has served as vice president since 2007, has been marketing manager for Arvest in Fayetteville since 2005. She has more than 26 years of industry experience.

As marketing manager, Gray provides leadership for Fayetteville’s advertising, public relations and marketing efforts, among other responsibilities. Additionally, Gray has been a two-time chairperson of Arvest’s peer marketing group, among numerous other internal committees.

“Karen excels at community involvement and community development, and working with team members all across the Fayetteville region to help deepen relationships with our customers,” said Gaye Wilcox, sales manager for Arvest in Fayetteville. “It’s been said many times that Karen bleeds Arvest blue due to the passion she exhibits for helping us be successful. We are fortunate to have her and this promotion is well-deserved.”

Gray attended Grayson College and lives in Fayetteville. A past winner of the Alzheimer's Association Director's Award, Gray currently serves on the Credit Counseling of Arkansas marketing committee and the Habitat for Humanity Washington County marketing committee. Her previous civic endeavors include work with 7hills Homeless Center, Northwest Arkansas Economic Development District, Rebuilding Together and Ozark Guidance.

Tags: Arkansas, Arvest

Arvest Bank Names Haffelder Vice President in Prairie Grove

Monday, November 04 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank is pleased to announce Jessica Haffelder has been named vice president in Prairie Grove.

Haffelder has 11 years of industry experience and currently serves as a branch sales manager. As such, she manages the activities of the Arvest branch at 999 E. Heritage Parkway in Prairie Grove.

“This promotion is well-deserved,” Arvest senior vice president and branch administrator Francisco Cortez said. “Jessica is an energetic, determined and positive leader, and her team in Prairie Grove has seen many successes under her leadership.”

Tags: Arkansas, Arvest

All Branches Closed for Veterans Day

Friday, November 01 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest News

In observance of Veterans Day, all Arvest branches and the customer service line will be closed on Monday, November 11.

We look forward to serving you during normal business hours, resuming on Tuesday, November 12. 


For your convenience, you can bank 24/7 using: 


We wish you a safe and happy Veterans Day! 


Tags: Arkansas, Arvest, Holiday Hours, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma

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