Arvest Bank Named Among ‘Best Employers for Women’ by Forbes

Tuesday, September 18 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest News

Arvest Bank has been recognized by Forbes magazine as one of “America’s Best Employers for Women.”

The honor comes after Arvest was named one of “America’s Best Large Employers” in May, the second consecutive year it has received that honor. For the more recent list, Forbes employed its market research partner, Statista, to survey 40,000 Americans – including 25,000 women – working for businesses with at least 1,000 employees.

All the surveys were anonymous, allowing participants to openly share their opinions. Respondents were first asked to rate their organizations on criteria such as working conditions, diversity and how likely they’d be to recommend their employer to others. 

Statista then asked female respondents to rate their employers on factors such as parental leave, discrimination and pay equity. These respondents also were asked to nominate organizations in industries outside their own. The final list ranks the 300 employers that both received the most recommendations and boast the most gender-diverse boards and executive ranks.

“We are honored to be recognized by Forbes for the second time since May when it comes to maintaining a culture that appeals to and supports all of our associates,” Arvest president and CEO Kevin Sabin said. “Knowing those who responded to this latest survey think so highly of Arvest for things like diversity and pay equity is very rewarding. It reinforces our commitment to welcoming talent from different backgrounds and with different perspectives.”

Arvest is the only Arkansas-based company included on the list.

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Arvest Bank to Celebrate Grand Opening in Prairie Grove

Monday, September 17 at 09:30 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank will celebrate a grand opening for its new Prairie Grove location with a ribbon-cutting and brief presentation on Tuesday, Sept. 18.

The event is set for 3-5 p.m. at the branch located at 999 E. Heritage Parkway. The public is invited to attend.

The new branch will have 4,240 square feet, with the possibility to expand another 2,400 square feet, and will be accessible via three driveways. Additionally, the branch will feature three drive-thru lanes, an ATM lane and 21 parking spaces.

A total of 13 employees, including licensed banker Melissa Lowery, will work at the branch.

“We’ve been watching and waiting with anticipation for this branch to be completed, and now we are excited to welcome everyone to come see our new location,” said Donny Story, president and CEO for Arvest in Fayetteville. “We believe this new branch will be more convenient to – and help us serve the needs of – our customers in Prairie Grove and the surrounding area.”

In addition to the ribbon-cutting and brief presentation by Story, a representative of Prairie Grove Chamber of Commerce will offer remarks. Also in attendance will be Prairie Grove mayor Sonny Hudson and Arvest architectural management director Kelly Sutterfield.

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Arvest Bank partners with ASYMCA for 4th Annual Art Contest

Wednesday, September 12 at 11:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank is proud to announce its 4th annual art contest in conjunction with the Lawton-Fort Sill Armed Services YMCA. The theme is “My Military Family” and entry forms may be picked up first at the ASYMCA’s annual YFry event on Tuesday, September 18 at Great Plains Coliseum. The YFry will be happening from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 4-8 p.m. The entry forms will then be available at all Arvest branches in Lawton, Duncan, Elgin, Chickasha and Walters.

The contest is open to all children between kindergarten and sixth grade. Three prizes will be given to each of the following age divisions: Kindergarten-First grade, Second-Third grade and Fourth-Sixth grade. The prizes are as follows: $100 Visa gift card for first place, $50 Visa gift card for second place and $25 Visa gift card for third.

Winners will be presented their awards at an event at the ASYMCA on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at 8 a.m. Winners will be contacted beforehand.

All art must have the entry form attached to a 6x8-inch piece of paper and turned in or postmarked by Tuesday, November 13, 2018. Art that does not have the entry form attached will not be judged. Mail entries to:

Arvest Bank
Attn: Lindsay Roman
5201 SW Lee Blvd
Lawton, OK 73505

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Wives of Armor Receives Arvest Foundation Grant

Wednesday, September 12 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Wives of Armor will purchase new equipment, systems in police vehicles, and other needs of the officers thanks to a $5,000 donation from the Arvest Foundation.

The gift was announced today at the Russellville Police Department. Shawn Bates, community bank president of Arvest Bank was on hand to present the check to Melanie Ewing, executive treasurer of the Wives of Armor.

“With the generous donation of the Arvest Foundation funds, Wives of Armor will be able to expand our opportunities to serve and support our area law enforcement agencies,” stated Jillian Tucker, president of Wives of Armor.

“We are pleased to present this donation on behalf of the Arvest Foundation to support the Wives of Armor, who have dedicated their time to serve and honor our local officers.” Bates said. “This donation is just one of many we have made throughout the area. It demonstrates the foundation’s ongoing support to our local law enforcement and first responders.”

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Arvest Bank Names Brown President in Stillwater

Tuesday, September 11 at 01:30 PM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank is pleased to announce it has hired Adam Brown as community bank president in Stillwater.

In that role, Brown is accountable for directing the local bank’s management team, as well as leading the branch and the team of associates in offering quality service and financial solutions for the bank’s customers and the community it serves. He will be based out of the Arvest branch located at 5215 W. 6th Ave. in Stillwater.

Brown graduated from Oklahoma State University with a bachelor’s degree in finance. His concentration was in commercial bank management, with a minor in accounting.

Among other civic endeavors, Brown has been active with The Saville Center for Child Advocacy and Young Professionals of Stillwater, and has coached numerous youth sports teams. Additionally, he was named Young Professional of the Year by the Stillwater Chamber of Commerce in 2015, and also is a graduate of its Leadership Stillwater program.

The son of a U.S. Air Force veteran, Brown lived in multiple places as a child, but spent the majority of his time in the Washington, D.C. area. He and his wife, Brooke, now live in Stillwater with their two sons.

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