Arvest Provides More than 2.4 Million Meals

Tuesday, June 18 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest News

Arvest Bank launched its annual Million Meals initiative to fight hunger in the four-state region the bank serves two months ago. Today, the bank announced that with the help of customers and community members, it has exceeded the campaign goal by raising a record total of 2.4 million meals in the fight against hunger. This is the second consecutive year for a record total of meals raised.

Launched in 2011, Arvest’s Million Meals campaigns have raised a nine-year total of 16,068,971 meals, which includes more than $2.8 million in funds given directly to the bank’s dozens of local food partners.

This year’s campaign total of 2,468,873 meals was made possible through donations from the bank, Arvest associates, customers and community members through fundraisers, events and nonperishable food drives in all Arvest branches throughout April and May. With summer here, the success of the campaign is especially meaningful because many schoolchildren will be without the meals they ordinarily receive at school.

The bank’s decision to provide one million meals was based on the fact hunger is an issue in every community it serves. In 2017, 11.8 percent of American households were food-insecure, meaning they had difficulty at some time during the year providing enough food for all their members due to a lack of resources.

Tags: 1 Million Meals, Arkansas, Arvest, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma
 

Arvest Bank Hires Mostek

Friday, May 10 at 11:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank is pleased to announce it has hired Chris Mostek.

Mostek will serve as a senior vice president and commercial banker. In that role, he will work to develop loan and other financial solutions to fit commercial customers’ unique needs, with a focus on energy and real estate lending.

Mostek, who earned both a bachelor’s degree in business management and a master’s in business administration at Oklahoma State University, will be based out of the branch located at 3900 North Lincoln Blvd. He also is a graduate of the American Bankers Association Commercial Lending School.

Among other civic endeavors, Mostek has volunteered for the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma and currently volunteers at Bible Study Fellowship and Council Road Baptist Church. He and his wife, Keela, live in Oklahoma City and have two children.

Tags: Arvest, Oklahoma, Oklahoma City
 

Urban League of Greater Oklahoma City Gets Arvest Foundation Gift

Thursday, May 02 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

The Urban League of Greater Oklahoma City’s housing and financial literacy programs received a boost in the form of a $15,000 donation from the Arvest Foundation.

The gift was announced recently at the Urban League of Greater Oklahoma City. Leslie Johnson, small business underwriting manager for Arvest Bank in Oklahoma City was on hand to present the check.

Representatives of the Urban League of Greater Oklahoma City thanked Arvest for its long-term partnership and expressed appreciation for its support, specifically the housing and literacy programs that will benefit from this most recent donation.

“I am proud to serve on the board of directors for the Urban League of Oklahoma City, and it was my honor to present a check to them from the Arvest Foundation,” Johnson said. “The funds will be used to support housing and financial literacy programs that are vital to helping the Urban League accomplish its mission of assisting African-Americans, other minorities, and the underprivileged to achieve social and economic equality.”

Tags: Arvest, Oklahoma, Oklahoma City
 

Arvest Bank Once Again Recognized by Forbes Magazine

Tuesday, March 05 at 08:00 AM
Category: Arvest News

Arvest Bank has been recognized by Forbes magazine as one of the “World’s Best Banks” for 2019.

In collaboration with analytics firm Statista, Forbes produced its first-ever “World’s Best Banks” list based on an independent survey from a vast sample of more than 40,000 bank customers across the world. Participants were asked to identify all banks where they have opened checking or savings accounts; they were then asked to rate the banks in the following areas: trust, terms & conditions, customer services, digital Services, and financial advice.

A total of 415 banks in 23 different countries received the distinction, with 60 of those based in the United States. On average, each bank recognized received 100 customer evaluations.

Arvest ranked 16th on the list of U.S. banks. The full list and an accompanying article can be found here on the Forbes website.

This honor is the first Arvest has received from Forbes in 2019. Forbes named Arvest one of “America’s Best Large Employers” in both 2017 and 2018, as well as one of “America’s Best Employers for Women” and one of Arkansas’ “Best-In-State Banks” in 2018.

Tags: Arkansas, Arvest, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma
 

Cross Named Senior Vice President by Arvest Bank

Thursday, February 07 at 03:00 PM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank is pleased to announce Ryan Cross has been promoted to senior vice president.

Cross has more than 17 years of experience in the banking industry and currently serves as a commercial banker. He specializes in the commercial and industrial segments and real estate lending, while also helping businesses with their treasury management, purchasing card and international service needs.

Cross earned a degree in finance and international business at the University of Oklahoma and is a current enrollee at the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado. He is a member of the Bond Advisory Committee for the City of Oklahoma City, treasurer and board member for the South Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce, board member for March of Dimes, and a past president of the West Oklahoma City Rotary Club, among other civic endeavors.

Cross and his wife, Shannon, have four children and live in Oklahoma City.

Tags: Arvest, Oklahoma, Oklahoma City
 

Arvest Bank Promotes Nave to Senior Vice President

Tuesday, February 05 at 02:00 PM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank is pleased to announce Brian Nave has been promoted to senior vice president.

Nave has worked in the financial services industry since 2004 and currently serves as a commercial banker. In that role, he is responsible for the effective promotion and generation of commercial loans for the Oklahoma City metro area, among other duties. Nave also holds the designation of Certified Leasing and Finance Professional (CLFP).

Nave earned a bachelor’s degree and a master’s in business administration at Northeastern State University. He is an active member of the Norman Chamber of Commerce and a board member for both Community Services Building, Inc. and the Cleveland County Family YMCA, among other civic endeavors.

Nave and his wife, Sarah, have two sons.

Tags: Arvest, Oklahoma, Oklahoma City

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