Arvest Kicks Off Eighth Year of Fighting Hunger

Monday, April 02 at 02:00 PM
Category: Arvest News

Arvest Bank’s 1 Million Meals initiative challenges bank associates, customers and community members to participate in fundraising efforts and nonperishable food drives to fight hunger in the more than 120 communities the bank serves. The initiative is needed, as the United States Department of Agriculture reports more than 12 percent of American households surveyed in 2016 were food-insecure, meaning they lacked access to enough food for an active, healthy lifestyle for all household members.

Arvest is conducting its annual initiative in the spring for the third consecutive year due to the fact food banks report an increased need for food items in the summer, when many children do not have the benefit of eating meals at the schools they attend. Nationally, for example, the Food Research & Action Center said only one out of seven children who receive free or reduced-price meals during the school year continues to receive meals during the summer months. Donations to food banks also tend to be lower in the spring and summer than at other times of the year.

Arvest Bank kicked off the two-month, bank-wide effort to provide at least one million meals to local, hungry families today, and it will continue through June 2. The initiative will conclude later that month, when donations are presented to 75-plus locally selected organizations that feed the hungry in their communities.

To participate in the 1 Million Meals initiative, customers and community members can donate nonperishable food items or make monetary donations at any Arvest branch or call (866) 952-9523. Arvest credit card customers also can donate Arvest Flex Rewards™ points by visiting arvestflexrewards.com and clicking on the 1 Million Meals banner. Every dollar raised through 1 Million Meals provides the equivalent of five meals for those in need.

For more information about 1 Million Meals, visit arvest.com.

Tags: 1 Million Meals
 

Arvest Adds More Features to Arvest Go

Thursday, March 29 at 02:00 PM
Category: Arvest News

We’ve got some good news—we’re releasing the first update to Arvest Go to make it even better. The app update includes several new features to make banking on your phone even easier and more convenient.

Beginning March 13, 2018, users can visit their mobile app store to get the most up-to-date version of Arvest Go. Also at that time, new users will be able to download the latest version via the App Store®* or Google Play*.

This update comes just four months after the successful launch of Arvest Go and is driven by actual customer feedback and our technology roadmap.

Arvest will continue to listen to our customers in determining future updates and added features. We are also keeping our eye on trends in mobile banking in order to continually offer the best we can for our customers. As always, providing exceptional customer service—whether in branch, on the phone or through our mobile and online products—is our top priority.

New Features

The update to our Arvest Go mobile app will allow you to

  • Enjoy iPhone X user enhancements, like Face ID® log in;
  • Search through your account transactions with ease;
  • Schedule and edit recurring payments and transfers;
  • Initiate common banking functions quickly from your home screen or widget;
  • Enroll in e.statements; and
  • View your account information more easily on larger screens.

The update also includes minor bug fixes and other improvements.

What’s Arvest Go?

First launched in November 2017, the Arvest Go mobile banking app makes managing your personal accounts convenient, while providing a modern and individualized user experience. Arvest Go provides fast and easy control over your finances in a few quick taps.

With Arvest Go, users can log in using their fingerprint or passcode, enable Quick View to see account information at a glance, as well as customize their app by adding a profile photo and account nicknames.

If you are new to mobile and online banking with Arvest, simply visit with an associate at your local branch or call us at (866) 952-9523 to get a login ID and temporary password. Once you’ve installed Arvest Go on your phone, enter your credentials and follow the prompts to create a new password and set up your challenge questions and answers.

Links marked with * go to a third-party site not operated or endorsed by Arvest Bank, an FDIC-insured institution.

Tags: Arvest Go, Technology
 

Arvest Wealth Management Announces Secker Hiring

Tuesday, March 27 at 02:00 PM
Category: Arvest News

Arvest Bank is pleased to announce the hiring of Eric Secker as a regional manager for its Arvest Wealth Management (AWM) division.

Secker brings more than 20 years of industry experience to his new role. His responsibilities will include market management, sales development management of the assigned AWM regional team, among other duties.

 

A graduate of Westminster College with a bachelor’s degree in history, Secker lives in Joplin with his wife, Louise, and their three children. Among other civic endeavors, he is the current president of The Miracle League of Joplin and a member of the Joplin Rotary Club.

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Small Business Banking Series in Greater Kansas City How To: Create a Harassment Free Workplace

Thursday, March 22 at 08:00 AM
Category: Arvest News

Are you a small business in the Greater Kansas City area? Central Exchange will host the first class of their Small Business Banking series next month! Arvest Bank is proud to support this empowering series with small business leaders throughout our community.

The headlines continue. High profile Hollywood executives and political figures are accused of sexual misconduct. These cases result in career damaging publicity and costly settlements. Your organization likely won’t receive the attention experienced by such high-profile cases. But, are you sure there isn’t a harassment or sexual harassment situation occurring in your office?

Our featured speaker, Karen Hughley, Founder of KR-HR, will teach five steps employers can take to create a harassment free workplace. Participants will engage in discussion, practical application exercises and leave with practical approaches to implement back in the workplace.

Karen Hughley is a Human Resources leader with more than 20 years of experience in multiple industries and geographic locations. Founded by Karen, KR-HR is a PeopleFocused advising firm. The firm specializes is making HR manageable and giving business owners the confidence it’s done correctly.

Based in Overland Park, KS, KR-HR serves business owners across the community who understand how valuable people are. They help owners focus on employee engagement and retention because they know firsthand the positive impact employee satisfaction has on the bottom line.

Join Central Exchange, Arvest Bank and Karen Hughley for this informative session on Thursday, April 5, 2018 from 12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. at Central Exchange South (6201 College Blvd, Overland Park, KS). This class is open to the public and registration includes lunch.

Space is limited. Registration is required.

Registration: https://members.centralexchange.org/events/details/cxs-arvest-bank-presents-small-business-series-how-to-create-a-harassment-free-workplace-21512

Hosted by Central Exchange. Sponsored by Arvest Bank.

Tags: Kansas, Kansas City
 

Arvest Bank Announces Oxendine Hiring

Friday, March 09 at 02:00 PM
Category: Arvest News

Arvest Bank is pleased to announce the hiring of Terra Oxendine.

Oxendine, who has worked in the banking industry since 2006 and as a commercial lender for the last two years, will serve in that same capacity at Arvest. More specifically, she will conduct financial needs assessments and recommend the most appropriate products and services that fulfill customers’ immediate and future financial needs.

Oxendine earned an associate degree from Crowder College. Among other civic endeavors, she has been an award-winning volunteer for United Way and is an advocate for the Children’s Center of Southwest Missouri.

A member of Christ’s Community United Methodist Church, Oxendine lives in Joplin with her husband, Grant, and their two children.

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