Arvest Bank Hires Cody Gregory as Commercial Banker in Harrison

Monday, September 24 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank has hired Cody Gregory as a commercial banker in Harrison. Gregory has almost four years of experience in the banking industry and most recently worked as a loan officer for Bear State Bank in Harrison. 

“Cody will be a great asset to our company and the fact that he grew up in Harrison and is well-respected by this community are additional benefits for us,” said Scott Tennyson, market president of Arvest Bank in Harrison. “We look forward to the great work he will do for our customers in this area.”

Gregory is a graduate of Valley Springs High School. He earned an associate’s degree from NorthArk College and a bachelor’s degree from Cox College, graduating cum laude from both. He attended consumer lending school and commercial lending school, both of which are programs of the Arkansas Bankers Association.

He is an ambassador for the Harrison Regional Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Harrison Kiwanis Club. Gregory and his family are members of Crossroads Community Church.

He will be located at Arvest’s Hester Crossing branch at 1402 Hwy. 62-65 North in Harrison. 

About Arvest

Arvest Bank, named by Forbes magazine as one of “America’s Best Large Employers” for 2018, operates more than 250 bank branches in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Kansas through a group of 15 locally managed banks, each with its own board and management team. These banks serve customers in more than 120 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.

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Arvest Bank Promotes Hunnicutt in Russellville

Wednesday, September 19 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank is pleased to announce it has promoted Elizabeth Hunnicutt to branch sales manager in Russellville.

Hunnicutt has more than five years of industry experience and had been working at Arvest as an assistant branch manager. In her new role, she will manage the activities of the Arvest branch at 121 N. Elmira Ave.

“Liz’s passion for helping people, and the communities that we serve, is evident through the relationships that she has built and the time that she takes to invest in helping others,” Arvest branch administrator Jamie Duke said. “I am confident that the Elmira team will have nothing but continued success under Liz’s guidance and leadership.”

Hunnicutt attended Pottsville High School and the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton. She lives in Russellville.

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Arvest Bank to Celebrate Grand Opening in Prairie Grove

Monday, September 17 at 09:30 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank will celebrate a grand opening for its new Prairie Grove location with a ribbon-cutting and brief presentation on Tuesday, Sept. 18.

The event is set for 3-5 p.m. at the branch located at 999 E. Heritage Parkway. The public is invited to attend.

The new branch will have 4,240 square feet, with the possibility to expand another 2,400 square feet, and will be accessible via three driveways. Additionally, the branch will feature three drive-thru lanes, an ATM lane and 21 parking spaces.

A total of 13 employees, including licensed banker Melissa Lowery, will work at the branch.

“We’ve been watching and waiting with anticipation for this branch to be completed, and now we are excited to welcome everyone to come see our new location,” said Donny Story, president and CEO for Arvest in Fayetteville. “We believe this new branch will be more convenient to – and help us serve the needs of – our customers in Prairie Grove and the surrounding area.”

In addition to the ribbon-cutting and brief presentation by Story, a representative of Prairie Grove Chamber of Commerce will offer remarks. Also in attendance will be Prairie Grove mayor Sonny Hudson and Arvest architectural management director Kelly Sutterfield.

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Arvest Bank partners with ASYMCA for 4th Annual Art Contest

Wednesday, September 12 at 11:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank is proud to announce its 4th annual art contest in conjunction with the Lawton-Fort Sill Armed Services YMCA. The theme is “My Military Family” and entry forms may be picked up first at the ASYMCA’s annual YFry event on Tuesday, September 18 at Great Plains Coliseum. The YFry will be happening from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 4-8 p.m. The entry forms will then be available at all Arvest branches in Lawton, Duncan, Elgin, Chickasha and Walters.

The contest is open to all children between kindergarten and sixth grade. Three prizes will be given to each of the following age divisions: Kindergarten-First grade, Second-Third grade and Fourth-Sixth grade. The prizes are as follows: $100 Visa gift card for first place, $50 Visa gift card for second place and $25 Visa gift card for third.

Winners will be presented their awards at an event at the ASYMCA on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at 8 a.m. Winners will be contacted beforehand.

All art must have the entry form attached to a 6x8-inch piece of paper and turned in or postmarked by Tuesday, November 13, 2018. Art that does not have the entry form attached will not be judged. Mail entries to:

Arvest Bank
Attn: Lindsay Roman
5201 SW Lee Blvd
Lawton, OK 73505

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Wives of Armor Receives Arvest Foundation Grant

Wednesday, September 12 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Wives of Armor will purchase new equipment, systems in police vehicles, and other needs of the officers thanks to a $5,000 donation from the Arvest Foundation.

The gift was announced today at the Russellville Police Department. Shawn Bates, community bank president of Arvest Bank was on hand to present the check to Melanie Ewing, executive treasurer of the Wives of Armor.

“With the generous donation of the Arvest Foundation funds, Wives of Armor will be able to expand our opportunities to serve and support our area law enforcement agencies,” stated Jillian Tucker, president of Wives of Armor.

“We are pleased to present this donation on behalf of the Arvest Foundation to support the Wives of Armor, who have dedicated their time to serve and honor our local officers.” Bates said. “This donation is just one of many we have made throughout the area. It demonstrates the foundation’s ongoing support to our local law enforcement and first responders.”

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