Congratulations John Kelley of Greater Kansas City

Thursday, May 24 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest News

Arvest Bank in Greater Kansas City is celebrating more accomplishments of their outstanding associates. Local Mortgage Loan Officer, John Kelley, has earned the status of an Assistant Vice President within the bank. John has dedicated his time and resources to serving our Belton branch and community. He has established himself as a top producer in all areas of business development for his team.


John, graduate of the University of Missouri – Columbia, has lived in Lee’s Summit since 2012. Prior to joining Arvest Bank in 2016, he spent four years working for a large residential flooring company where he gained contacts and built relationships with several home builders in the Greater Kansas City area. This laid the groundwork for his role as Mortgage Loan Officer. John takes pride in working harder than anyone else will for his customers.

When John has downtime from getting customers in their dream home, he enjoys hunting, fishing, and spending time at the Lake of the Ozarks and anything that involves the Kansas City Royals or Kansas City Chiefs!

We look forward to his continued growth as a leader while assisting our customer’s success financially.

Congratulations, John!

Tags: Kansas City
 

Arvest Bank Community Garden: Planting Urban Roots

Thursday, April 19 at 12:00 PM
Category: Arvest Community News

Tucked next to the Arvest Bank on Blue Ridge Blvd in Kansas City, Mo. is a local community garden where Arvest associates work together to create community involvement and empowerment. This urban oasis can be a sigh of relief from the hustle and bustle of everyday life – for both the green thumbed volunteers who till the soil and those who reap the harvest.

The seed for these twelve raised beds was planted in 2014 when we recognized a need for proper access to nutrition and food in the community. Residents in the area have the opportunity to rent a bed, giving access to fresh fruit and vegetables in a community with little green space for growing.

With each season, Arvest is able to harvest an abundant amount of sweet potatoes and tomatoes of which is donated to Raytown Emergency Assistance Program (REAP). Their emergency food pantry strives to provide each family enough food to last two to three weeks. Arvest is proud to partner with REAP to help them meet this need.

Our volunteers have experienced many successful harvest seasons and anticipate this year being no different. This dedicated team of Arvest associates will soon begin preparing for the upcoming growing season.

Have a green thumb? Are you interested in getting involved in a local community garden? Contact us at 913-261-2265 to learn more!

Tags: Kansas City, Missouri
 

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 Secrest Hiring

Friday, January 19 at 01:00 PM
Category: Arvest News

Arvest Bank is pleased to announce it has hired Jim Secrest as a mortgage lender.

Secrest has 20 years of experience in the consumer finance, mortgage and title industries, holding positions in both operations and sales management. He most recently worked at Continental Title Company.

In his role at Arvest, Secrest will serve as a decision-making resource for customers, providing guidance to them in an effort to find solutions tailored for their unique needs. He will be based out of the Arvest branch at 7401 W. 135th St. in Overland Park.

Secrest earned a bachelor’s degree at the University of Kansas, where he was a four-year letterman on the tennis team. He achieved All-American status in 1989 by reaching the NCAA Division I Championships quarterfinals.

Secrest and his wife, Shawn, live in Overland Park with their two sons.

 

Tags: Associates, Kansas City
 

Arvest in Greater Kansas City Welcomes John Edwards

Monday, December 11 at 02:00 PM
Category: Arvest News

Arvest is pleased to announce the addition of John Edwards, Mortgage Loan Officer to the Mortgage Team in Greater Kansas City.

John Edwards has dedicated over 15 years to the home-buying industry. He operates on the Arvest core values to strive for excellence and communicate openly. John takes pride in working hard for his customers, being readily available and keeping customers informed throughout every step of their loan process.

John is a Kansas City transplant from Wichita, Kansas. He is a University of Kansas graduate where he earned his Bachelors in Journalism. John later earned his Masters in Higher Education Administration from Emporia State University.

John and his family are active in the community by volunteering for area organizations such as Mission Southside, Kindcraft, Great Plains SPCA and Sunnyside Elementary. When he has downtime from getting customers in their dream home and volunteering throughout the community, he spends his spare time coaching youth soccer and baseball. John enjoys spending time with his wife while trying to keep up with their two children. John admits he loves to cheer on the Kansas Jayhawks (even football).

Welcome to Arvest, John!
 

Tags: Associates, Kansas City

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