Arvest Foundation Makes Series of Donations in Muskogee

Wednesday, October 16 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

The Arvest Foundation made a series of donations to organizations in the Muskogee area recently, providing help for flood victims, patients of a children’s clinic and victims of child abuse. The three organizations received a total of $22,500.

The Muskogee County Disaster Recovery Committee (MCDRC) received $10,000 to aid in its mission to provide recovery services to individuals, families and businesses affected by the 2019 floods in Muskogee County. Specifically, the donation will be used to help flood victims rebuild their homes, provide needed home contents, and assist with other financial needs.

“The MCDRC is grateful to the Arvest Foundation for their generous donation and for demonstrating their commitment to the Muskogee area,” said D.J. Thompson, chairman of the MCDRC board of directors.

The Kelly B. Todd Cerebral Palsy & Neuro-Muscular Center received $7,000 that will help it provide physical, occupational and speech/swallowing therapy and services to children of all ages at no out-of-pocket cost to their families.

“This donation will benefit children that come to KBT for therapy to enjoy safe, inclusive outdoor playground surfacing and swings,” executive director Sharon Riggs said.

Additionally, the Kids’ Space Child Advocacy Center received $5,500. The center responds to reports of child abuse, utilizing a multi-disciplinary team of experts who investigate alleged abuse, conduct forensic interviews, provide family advocacy, reduce trauma and identify resources so that children and families may begin the healing process.

“This donation is so helpful,” executive director Haley Poffel said. “We have been in need of new furniture for our lobby for quite some time. This will allow us to meet that need without taking crucial money away from client services.”

“We are pleased to present these donations on behalf of the Arvest Foundation to support a variety of worthwhile causes in our area,” said Greg Eby, community bank president for Arvest Bank in Muskogee. “We hope and trust that they are a reflection of the foundation’s ongoing commitment to our community.”

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Arvest Bank to Host Grand Opening at New Owasso Location

Monday, October 07 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank associates will host a tailgate-style grand opening event at the bank’s newest branch in Owasso on Friday, Nov. 1, from 4-6 p.m. The new, roughly 4,200-SF facility will be located at 13716 E. 106th St. North and will open for business on Oct. 14.

In addition to a ribbon-cutting ceremony, games and a bounce house, Arvest associates will be on hand to visit with customers and serve hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, drinks and dessert.

The new branch will feature nine offices, four drive-thru lanes, a drive-up ATM lane, and safety deposit boxes. All traditional Arvest services, including consumer lending, deposit services, commercial and small business lending, mortgage loans, mortgage servicing, Arvest Wealth Management and Private Banking will be offered.

“We couldn’t be more excited about opening this new space in Owasso,” said Kirk Hays, president for Arvest Bank in Tulsa. “As always, we look forward to providing our brand of award-winning customer service as we meet the needs of customers from Owasso and beyond. We trust this reinforces our commitment to helping people in the Greater Tulsa area find financial solutions for life.”

Customers are encouraged to stop by Oct. 28-Nov. 1 to register for prizes to be given away at the grand opening event. Prizes include an Oklahoma Joe’s Highland Cooker/Smoker, a $150 Academy gift card and more.

The contest is open to the public. Alternate entry is available; no purchase is necessary. To submit an alternate entry, call (918) 382-4010 with your name, address, daytime and evening telephone numbers, and/or a valid email address, to be received no later than 5 p.m. on Oct. 31. You do not have to be present to win. Must be 18 years or older to register. In-person entries will be accepted at the branch, and winners will be determined by random draw at 6 p.m. on Nov. 1. Arvest associates and their immediate family members are not eligible to win. Immediate family is defined as spouse, parent, child, sibling, or any other family member living in the associate’s home.

Manhattan Construction was the general contractor and McFarland Architects the architect for the project.

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Arvest to Give $65,500 to Teachers Throughout Bank’s Footprint

Friday, October 04 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest News

For the fourth consecutive year, Arvest Bank will honor teachers by awarding 131 educators with a total of $65,500 in prize money.

The decision to award 131 $500 gifts to individual teachers was made not only out of respect and appreciation for the work teachers do, but as a sign of support at a time when some schools continue to face budget challenges. All prizes will go to teachers who work at state-funded schools.

“As a business that stresses commitment to the communities we serve, it is our pleasure here at Arvest to recognize some of the teachers who contribute so much to those same communities,” Arvest president and CEO Kevin Sabin said. “It has been exciting to watch our We Love Teachers campaign grow over the last several years, and we hope these awards show how much we value and appreciate the hard work our teachers put in every day.”

To nominate a teacher to receive one of the $500 prizes, look for an Arvest Bank Facebook post about this contest during the week of Oct. 7-13. 

Teachers at state-funded schools in the following Arkansas counties are eligible: Baxter, Benton, Boone, Carroll, Conway, Craighead, Crawford, Faulkner, Franklin, Garland, Hempstead, Howard, Johnson, Little River, Logan, Lonoke, Madison, Marion, Miller, Mississippi, Montgomery, Pike, Polk, Pope, Pulaski, Saline, Scott, Sebastian, Sevier, Washington and Yell.

Teachers at state-funded schools in the following Kansas counties are eligible: Franklin, Johnson, Montgomery and Wyandotte.

Teachers at state-funded schools in the following Missouri counties are eligible: Barry, Cass, Clay, Jackson, Laclede, Lawrence, McDonald, Platte, Stone, Taney, Webster and Wright.

Teachers at state-funded schools in the following Oklahoma counties are eligible: Adair, Canadian, Cherokee, Cleveland, Comanche, Cotton, Craig, Creek, Delaware, Grady, LeFlore, Mayes, McIntosh, McClain, McCurtain, Muskogee, Nowata, Oklahoma, Okmulgee, Osage, Ottawa, Payne, Pittsburgh, Pontotoc, Pottawatomie, Rogers, Sequoyah, Stephens, Tulsa, Wagoner and Washington.

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Tulsa State Fair “Show us your Homemade Fair Food” Facebook Photo Contest Official Rules

Monday, September 09 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Photo entries must be submitted to Arvest Bank via Private Facebook Message- during Sept. 16th, 2019, through Sept. 23rd, 2019. Any photo entries submitted on Arvest’s public comments section will be hidden and a message will be sent asking user to send photo via private message. Entries must be submitted by 2 p.m. CST on Sept. 23rd, 2019.

Photo entries must be of YOUR food creations ONLY. Photos with faces or people in them will be disqualified and will not be posted for public viewing and voting. Photo entries MUST be of your original work and not images found online. 

Arvest will post all eligible photo entries to a public Facebook album on or around Sept. 23rd, 2019, and allow photos to be voted on by Facebook users.

The picture with the top votes on Sept. 25th, 2019, will be selected as a winner. A second winner will be randomly selected from the Facebook album photo entries using random.org

Arvest will announce the winning photos on social media on or around Sept. 25th, 2019.

Arvest associates and their immediate family members are not eligible to win. Immediate family is defined as spouse, parent, child, sibling, or any other family member living in the associate’s home.

Submitted photos must be the submitter’s original work with no other person being able to claim ownership.

Photos must be family friendly.

 

Winner Prize and Recognition

Winner(s) will receive four tickets to the 2019 Tulsa State Fair and Arvest Merchandise.

Social media notoriety (tagged in finalist/winner posts)

Local PR (at the discretion of the local Marketing Manager)

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Moffett Public School Receives Arvest Foundation Grant

Monday, August 12 at 08:00 AM
Category: Arvest News


The Moffett (Okla.) Public School will receive aid from the Arvest Foundation in response to the damage the school suffered due to the catastrophic flooding this past summer.

The gift was announced recently at Moffet Public School. Randi Kay Coleman, Beth Presley and Roger Holroyd, Les Smith and Mike Jacimore of Arvest Bank were on hand to present the check.

A $10,000 donation from the Arvest Foundation will be used to repair and restore areas of the Moffett Public School that were affected by the flooding earlier this year.

“On behalf of the Arvest Foundation, we are honored to present this donation to Moffett Public School,” Coleman said. “We are pleased to support such a valued education structure, such as this school system. This donation is just one of many examples that shows Arvest is committed to positively impacting the educators and youth of our community.”

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