Arvest Bank to host 3rd Annual Veteran’s Day Art Contest

Monday, September 18 at 02:00 PM
Category: Arvest Community News
LAWTON, Okla. (August 4, 2017) – Arvest Bank is pleased to announce the third edition of its Annual Veteran’s Day Art Contest in conjunction with The Armed Services YMCA. Every child in kindergarten through sixth grade will have the opportunity to draw a picture based on the theme “My Military Family.”
Nine children in three different age divisions will win Visa Gift Cards. The age divisions are Kindergarten – 1st grade, 2nd – 3rd grade and 4th – 6th grade. Winners in each division will receive $100 Visa Gift Cards, while runners-up will receive $50 gift cards and third-place finishers $25.
The winners will be announced during the second night of the annual Armed Services YMCA YFry on November 9 at Great Plains Coliseum. Attendees at that event can also vote on a new category: Best In Show, the winner of which will receive a $100 Visa Gift Card. All of the submitted artwork will be at the YFry for attendees to view.
Entries must be returned or postmarked by Friday, October 20. They may be sent to Arvest Bank, Attn: Angela Spradlin at 5201 SW Lee Blvd., Lawton, OK 73505. There is no cost to enter. Entries must be in color and on a white 6x8 sheet of paper to be judged. Oversized and three-dimensional entries will not be judged. 
All artwork submitted by a child of active duty or retired (20-plus years of service) members of Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard and National Guard/Reserves will be eligible to be entered into the Armed Services YMCA National art contest. Entrants do not need to be a member of military family to be awarded at the local level.
Children attending the YFry will also have the opportunity to create a brand new debit card for Arvest Bank. Entry forms and drawing utensils will be given out at the YFry, so children can create whatever they would like to see on a debit card. Arvest and The Armed Services YMCA will then pick a winner. The debit card will feature the artwork as well as The Armed Services YMCA logo. The winning card will then be available for customers to choose as their debit card.
Tags: Lawton, Oklahoma

Arvest Bank Places in The Journal Record Reader Rankings

Tuesday, September 12 at 03:00 PM
Category: Arvest Community News
The Journal Record recently released its first-ever ‘Reader Rankings,’ and Arvest Bank is proud to relay some of the results. We’d also like to thank those who voted for us.
According to The Journal Record, its readers cast votes across a wide variety of 50 categories, including construction and design, entertainment, finance/accounting, general business, health care, higher education, hospitality, legal services, real estate and information technology.
Arvest was voted the “GOLD level” winner in the category of Best Bank for Business Based Outside of Oklahoma. Arvest also received “SILVER level” recognition in two others categories: Best Wealth Management Provider (Arvest Wealth Management) and Best Bank for Small Business. (See the top three places in each category below.) 
Arvest is both proud of – and humbled by – the recognition. We work hard every day to meet the needs of our customers, and honors like the ones bestowed by the readers of The Journal Record let us know that our efforts have a positive impact on those we serve.
Best Bank (based outside of OK) for Biz
  1. Arvest Bank
  2. JPMorgan Chase Bank
  3. CrossFirst Bank
 Best Wealth Management Provider
  1. Morgan Stanley
  2. Heritage Trust
  3. Arvest Wealth Management
 Best Bank for Small Businesses
  1. Bank of Oklahoma
  2. BancFirst
  3. Arvest Bank
 For more information about the 2017 Reader Rankings and to see the full list, please go here*.
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Tags: Oklahoma

Lawton Food Bank & Countrymart hold Supermarket Sweep

Friday, September 08 at 01:00 PM
Category: Arvest Community News

The Lawton Food Bank has partnered with Countrymart to hold a Supermarket Sweep. 

Tickets can be purchased at any Lawton Arvest Bank location, Red River Federal Credit Union, Oklahoma Blood Institute and the Lawton Food Bank. 

Tickets are $10 each or 3 for $20. 

The drawing will be held on November 3 and the sweep will be held at 9am on Saturday, November 18 (the weekend before Thanksgiving). 

The winner will be given 3 minutes to run through Countrymart and load their cart with as many groceries as they can. 

For questions or to purchase tickets you can contact Angela Spradlin at or (580) 250-4540.

Rules and limitations apply. Country Mart and Lawton Food Bank are not responsible for any injury caused during this event. Items in cart may not be stacked higher than the cart handle bar, however bottom rack on cart may be utilized. Items must be food/household items. No alcohol, tobacco, lottery, gift cards or pharmaceuticals. Limited to six items of any one product. If winner is unable to physically participate in sweep, they may designate another person to run the event as long as they are 18 years of age or older. Only one person will be allowed to run the sweep. Do not have to be present for drawing in order to win.

Tags: Lawton, Oklahoma

Investing in Women Lecture Series Continues on Oct. 12

Wednesday, September 06 at 01:00 PM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank is excited to announce its fourth meeting of the continually growing Investing in Women lecture series luncheons in 2017! The next meeting is Thursday, October 12 in the auditorium of Building 100 on the Great Plains Technology Center campus in Lawton, Okla.! 

The keynote speaker will be Candi Copass-Bridges, the owner. She’ll be discussing “Strong Mind! Strong Body! Workout Tips for the Workplace” from noon - 1 p.m. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m.
A $5 donation to support Lawton Philharmonic Orchestra is greatly appreciated but not necessary.
Register online* or contact Michelle Douglas at or (580)-250-5551. 
For more information, contact Angela Spradlin at or (580)-250-4540.
Be sure to watch for more information as Investing in Women begins Year 4 in 2018!

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Tags: Lawton, Oklahoma

Arvest Bank Supports March of Dimes’ Annual Banquet Honoring Oklahoma Sports Headliners

Tuesday, September 05 at 01:00 PM
Category: Arvest Community News
Arvest Bank in Oklahoma City was proud to support the March of Dimes’ annual Oklahoma Sports Headliners Banquet, which was held on Aug. 18 at the Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club.
Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook was honored at the event as the Oklahoma Sports Headliner of the Year, and his former Oklahoma City teammate Anthony Morrow was in attendance and spoke about Westbrook's MVP season. 
Three University of Oklahoma coaches were recognized with the Headliner Special Award. Men's gymnastics coach Mark Williams, women's gymnastics coach K.J. Kindler, and softball coach Patty Gasso shared the award after leading their respective teams to national championships last season.
Many other teams and individuals were also honored, including Oklahoma State wrestler Dean Heil, who won his second straight NCAA individual championship last season and went undefeated in the process.
Arvest Bank supported the event as a table sponsor. Arvest associates in attendance were: Ron Witherspoon, president/CEO of Central Oklahoma, and Ryan Cross, VP commercial lender, who also serves as a board member of the March of Dimes Board for Central Oklahoma and chairman for the 2017 March for Babies. 
For more information about The March of Dimes, please visit*.
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Tags: Oklahoma

Fishing Coach Helps Students Reel in Opportunities - People Helping People Series

Friday, August 25 at 04:00 PM
Category: People Helping People

Marshal Grissom walked into a Caney Valley Bass Club meeting because he was willing to use his boat to help the high-schoolers who shared his love of fishing. Grissom left that meeting as the team’s head coach.

Grissom is the latest person to be featured in Arvest Bank’s People Helping People video series. The series is designed to celebrate individuals in the communities we Arvest serves who are uniquely making a difference.


Caney Valley High School is located in the northeastern Oklahoma town of Ramona, and its fishing club has proven to be a perfect fit for Grissom. An avid fisherman for as long as he can remember, Grissom believes his favorite hobby not only has life lessons to offer the students he helps, but in some cases, could be a life-changing activity.

“The way the sport of fishing has grown, just in our state alone there are probably well over a dozen collegiate bass fishing teams," Grissom said. "There are colleges recruiting at our tournaments to go onto that next level.”

Some of Caney Valley’s team members have already received college scholarship offers, a path that may not have been available to them if it weren’t for their competitive fishing experience. The lure of a scholarship has kept team member Grayson Atchison sharpening his angling skills. His goal is to one day attend Northeastern State University on a fishing scholarship.

“Honestly I would say Marshal’s my mentor for fishing. He kind of helped me out with a lot of tournament skills that I needed." Atchison said. “If it wasn’t for Marshal, we probably wouldn’t have this club."

Grissom is driven by a need to take action and help others. He believes in taking the initiative when you have the opportunity to change people's lives.

"I’ve always wanted to not just sit back and watch life go by," he said. "I wanted to be a person that did something. And these kids have really given me that opportunity. The most rewarding thing for me is just being out there on the water with these kids. And getting to see them, the joy they have for fishing."

Watch* Grissom and the fishing team in action. Keep an eye on our social media channels for videos highlighting the good works of dedicated citizens in the communities Arvest Bank serves.

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Tags: Bartlesville, Oklahoma, People Helping People

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