Arvest Foundation Donates $10,000 to Royal Players, Royal Theatre

Thursday, December 13 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

The Arvest Foundation recently presented Royal Players, Inc., the community theatre group in Benton that manages the city’s historic Royal Theatre, with a donation in the amount of $10,000. The grant will support programming, renovations and maintenance of the theatre.

“We are extremely thankful to the Arvest Foundation for this generous gift and for their appreciation of the impact performing arts has on communities,” said Daphne Shoppach, board member and artistic director of the Royal Players. “This donation will help enhance our upcoming season as we improve both the physical theatre and our programming plans for the future.”

“Arvest realizes that effective support of the communities in which we work requires diversity among the organizations that benefit from our donations, and the arts are an important aspect of our charitable giving,” said Phillip Partain, community bank president of Arvest Bank in Saline County. “This theatre has been a cherished and important centerpiece in this community for almost a century, and we are honored to offer support to contribute to its longevity.”

The original section of the Royal Theatre was built in 1920. It is located at 111 South Market Street in Benton and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Tags: Arkansas, Arvest, Little Rock

Arvest Receives Multiple ‘Best of’ Honors in Annual CitiScapes Poll

Wednesday, December 12 at 08:00 AM
Category: Arvest News

CitiScapes Magazine touts its annual “Best of Northwest Arkansas” feature – released each December – as one of its most-anticipated traditions.

Likewise, we here at Arvest Bank are always eager to check out the results of the lifestyle publication’s ever-popular readers poll. This year was no different, and Arvest is proud to have received multiple honors from the readers of CitiScapes.

In addition to being selected as one of five financial institutions in the “Best Bank” category, Arvest also received the following honors:

  • Arvest Wealth Management, “Best Investment Firm”
  • Arvest Bank – Mortgage Division, “Best Mortgage Services”

Additionally, WACO Title Company, an Arvest affiliate, was chosen “Best Title/Abstract Company.”

Arvest sincerely thanks those who voted in the poll, and thanks CitiScapes for celebrating so many of the people, places and companies that make Northwest Arkansas one of the best places to live, work and play.

Tags: Arkansas, Arvest, Arvest Wealth Management, Mortgage, Northwest Arkansas

Arvest Bank Names Anna Beth Gorman to Board in Central AR

Tuesday, December 11 at 08:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank has named Anna Beth Gorman to its board of directors in central Arkansas.

Gorman is executive director of the Women’s Foundation of Arkansas (WFA), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization created by women in Arkansas to support the economic and educational advancement of women and girls. Founded in 1998, the WFA works as an equity partner with our state’s women and girls through its statewide STEM education and mentoring initiative for Arkansas girls, its research pertaining to the status of women and girls, and also as a strategic grant maker to organizations focusing on STEM education and economic empowerment.

“Anna Beth is well-known for her commitment to the central Arkansas community through her work with numerous organizations and her experience will be very beneficial to the work of our local board,” said Jim Cargill, president and CEO of Arvest Bank in northeast, central and southwest Arkansas. “We welcome her insight and ideas, especially as we continue to recruit and promote women and minorities in our growing workforce.”

Gorman previously worked for the Girl Scouts Diamonds of Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas, where she was the chief membership and volunteer program officer. She is a member of the Rotary Club of Little Rock, Junior League of Little Rock, the Arkansas Women’s Hall of Fame and is a board member of the North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce. She is a graduate of the Little Rock Chamber of Commerce Leadership Greater Little Rock Class XXXII and is a current member of Leadership Arkansas Class XIII.

Gorman earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Hollins University and a master’s in public administration from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Tags: Arkansas, Arvest

Gage Takes Arvest Private Banking Role in Springdale

Wednesday, December 05 at 08:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank is pleased to announce Melanie Gage has accepted a role within its Private Banking department.
Gage has worked in various capacities at Arvest since 1999, most recently as a senior vice president and a regional sales manager for its Treasury Management division. In her new role as a senior private banker, Gage will manage client relationships and assess financial products that will serve her clients’ financial needs, among other responsibilities.

“Melanie brings extensive portfolio management, business development and leadership experience to Springdale’s Private Banking team,” Arvest Private Banking manager Mary Pedersen said. “We are lucky to have her, and are looking forward to great things from her."

Gage is a Certified Treasury Professional® and is an active member of numerous professional and civic organizations, including the Association for Financial Professionals, Junior Achievement of Northwest Arkansas and the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce.

She and her husband, Denton, live in Springdale. They have three children and three grandchildren, and are members of Christian Life Church.

Tags: Arkansas, Arvest

Arvest Bank to Conduct Random Acts of Kindness

Tuesday, December 04 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank associates will be on a “giving mission” the week of Dec. 10, performing random acts of kindness throughout the community. These “Random Acts of Kindness” are part of an initiative that every Arvest branch in communities across North Central Arkansas are taking part in to share in the spirit of giving this holiday season.

Each branch will receive a designated amount of money to donate to the community in any manner they choose. Arvest’s respective “Kindness Krews” at the various bank locations will conduct their random acts of kindness on a particular day so there will be constant giving throughout that week.

“This is a new community project for us and our teams could not be more excited,” said Sally Gilbert, market president of Arvest Bank in Mountain Home, Arkansas. “Our associates take part in several initiatives that benefit our area throughout the year but the element of surprise, especially during the holiday season, adds even more enjoyment to giving back to our community. It’s our hope that the gesture of helping someone, in some way, during the holidays becomes contagious.”

The random acts of kindness may include charitable gestures such as paying for someone’s groceries or gas, paying a utility bill during the winter months, or a host of other creative ideas.

About Arvest
Arvest Bank, named by Forbes magazine as one of “America’s Best Large Employers” for 2018, operates more than 270 bank branches in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Kansas through a group of 14 locally managed banks, each with its own board and management team. These banks serve customers in more than 135 communities, with extended weekday banking hours at many locations. Arvest also provides a wide range of banking services including loans, deposits, treasury management, credit cards, mortgage loans and mortgage servicing. Arvest is an Equal Housing Lender and Member FDIC.

About Arvest Wealth Management
Arvest Wealth Management offers wealth management, trust services and insurance products. Investments and Insurance Products: Not FDIC Insured, May Lose Value and Not Guaranteed by the Bank. Trust services provided by Arvest Bank.

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