McCurtain County Historical Society Receives Arvest Foundation Grant

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


Residents in the McCurtain County, Okla., area will be able to continue to enjoy a historical landmark thanks to a $3,500 donation from the Arvest Foundation.

The gift was announced recently at the McCurtain County Historical Society open house in Idabel.  Shawn Campbell of Arvest Bank was on hand to present the check.

The McCurtain County Historical Society will use the funds to replace a significant Oklahoma historical marker located near Idabel. The original Shawneetown marker was previously located along a local highway near Idabel until it was demolished in an accident several years ago.

“Thank you to the Arvest Foundation for their contribution of $3,500 to the McCurtain County Historical Society,” said Nelda Shaw, McCurtain County Historical Society director. “The foundation’s support will help to preserve and maintain the historic pillars of McCurtain County.”

“We are happy to present this donation on behalf of the Arvest Foundation to support the McCurtain County Historical Society,” Campbell said. “This donation is just one of many we have made throughout the area. It demonstrates the foundation’s ongoing commitment to history and McCurtain County’s heritage.”

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All Branches Closed for Veterans Day

Friday, November 01 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest News


In observance of Veterans Day, all Arvest branches and the customer service line will be closed on Monday, November 11.

We look forward to serving you during normal business hours, resuming on Tuesday, November 12. 

 

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We wish you a safe and happy Veterans Day! 

 

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Arvest Bank Expands in Downtown Oklahoma City

Tuesday, October 29 at 09:30 AM
Category: Arvest News

Arvest Bank has announced expansion plans and signed a lease for approximately 40,000 square feet on the first floor and mezzanine level of 201 Robert S. Kerr in downtown Oklahoma City. The building will be renamed Arvest Tower.

The company will renovate the space and establish its central Oklahoma headquarters there, as well as provide personal, commercial and wealth management banking services in the new location. The renovation is expected to be complete in fall 2020.

“This downtown Oklahoma City location and statewide expansion for Arvest Bank signals several key directions for us,” said Brad Krieger, chairman of Arvest Bank of Oklahoma City and regional executive vice president of Arvest Bank Group, Inc. “It’s a vote of confidence in Oklahoma City and the downtown area, as well as the entire state. We’ve been involved in the growth and support of community-wide efforts with the Oklahoma City Chamber, Tulsa Regional Chamber and others across the state. We want to continue that support and even deepen our involvement in the future. It is also a response to our own growth and need to have banking services within walking distance for our customers and businesses with a downtown presence. The central downtown location was ideal to meet those needs.”

Arvest Tower has 16 floors, 202,000 total square feet, covered and adjacent parking and was built in 1972. Arvest has negotiated ample parking spaces for customers and bank associates. The lobby features a 27-foot ceiling and tiled marble floors. Renovations will include removing some walls to open the lobby, updates to bathrooms and common areas and designing more contemporary, flexible workspaces for approximately 70 associates.

“It’s an advantage that the building has housed banking services in the past and we want to preserve some of the original features, but we will also be making renovations based on how customers use space today,” said Ron Witherspoon, president of Arvest in Oklahoma City.

Witherspoon points to casual, open spaces for both customers and associates.

“We are blending the need for privacy and noise reduction with visually open spaces to allow natural light and comfortable, informal meeting spots throughout the space,” he said. “We also are creating flexible gathering spaces for community events that our small business customers and non-profits will be able to use, and for Arvest to host educational and social events.”

Arvest is leasing the space from BOKP INVESTORS, LLC, a group of successful Oklahoma business leaders and developers.

Lloyd Hardin with McAfee & Taft provided legal counsel and was supported by Brett Merritt.  Craig Tucker with Price Edwards & Company and Bill Zei with McLeodZei of Dallas, Texas provided brokerage assistance and handled the transaction.  Klay Kimker provided independent consultation.

The new lease and renovations to create Arvest Tower come on the heels of other recent Arvest Bank expansion news, including a new parking garage and other commercial activities in downtown Tulsa and new branches in Owasso and Capitol Hill in Oklahoma City.

About Arvest
Arvest Bank, named by Forbes magazine as one of the “World’s Best Banks” for 2019, operates more than 260 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. Investment products and services provided by Arvest Investments, Inc., doing business as Arvest Wealth Management, member FINRA/SIPC, an SEC registered investment adviser and a subsidiary of Arvest Bank. Insurance products are made available through Arvest Insurance, Inc., which is registered as an insurance agency. Insurance products are marketed through Arvest Insurance, Inc., but are underwritten by insurance companies. 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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Arvest Foundation Makes Series of Donations in Muskogee

Wednesday, October 16 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

The Arvest Foundation made a series of donations to organizations in the Muskogee area recently, providing help for flood victims, patients of a children’s clinic and victims of child abuse. The three organizations received a total of $22,500.

The Muskogee County Disaster Recovery Committee (MCDRC) received $10,000 to aid in its mission to provide recovery services to individuals, families and businesses affected by the 2019 floods in Muskogee County. Specifically, the donation will be used to help flood victims rebuild their homes, provide needed home contents, and assist with other financial needs.

“The MCDRC is grateful to the Arvest Foundation for their generous donation and for demonstrating their commitment to the Muskogee area,” said D.J. Thompson, chairman of the MCDRC board of directors.

The Kelly B. Todd Cerebral Palsy & Neuro-Muscular Center received $7,000 that will help it provide physical, occupational and speech/swallowing therapy and services to children of all ages at no out-of-pocket cost to their families.

“This donation will benefit children that come to KBT for therapy to enjoy safe, inclusive outdoor playground surfacing and swings,” executive director Sharon Riggs said.

Additionally, the Kids’ Space Child Advocacy Center received $5,500. The center responds to reports of child abuse, utilizing a multi-disciplinary team of experts who investigate alleged abuse, conduct forensic interviews, provide family advocacy, reduce trauma and identify resources so that children and families may begin the healing process.

“This donation is so helpful,” executive director Haley Poffel said. “We have been in need of new furniture for our lobby for quite some time. This will allow us to meet that need without taking crucial money away from client services.”

“We are pleased to present these donations on behalf of the Arvest Foundation to support a variety of worthwhile causes in our area,” said Greg Eby, community bank president for Arvest Bank in Muskogee. “We hope and trust that they are a reflection of the foundation’s ongoing commitment to our community.”

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Arvest Bank to Host Grand Opening at New Owasso Location

Monday, October 07 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank associates will host a tailgate-style grand opening event at the bank’s newest branch in Owasso on Friday, Nov. 1, from 4-6 p.m. The new, roughly 4,200-SF facility will be located at 13716 E. 106th St. North and will open for business on Oct. 14.

In addition to a ribbon-cutting ceremony, games and a bounce house, Arvest associates will be on hand to visit with customers and serve hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, drinks and dessert.

The new branch will feature nine offices, four drive-thru lanes, a drive-up ATM lane, and safety deposit boxes. All traditional Arvest services, including consumer lending, deposit services, commercial and small business lending, mortgage loans, mortgage servicing, Arvest Wealth Management and Private Banking will be offered.

“We couldn’t be more excited about opening this new space in Owasso,” said Kirk Hays, president for Arvest Bank in Tulsa. “As always, we look forward to providing our brand of award-winning customer service as we meet the needs of customers from Owasso and beyond. We trust this reinforces our commitment to helping people in the Greater Tulsa area find financial solutions for life.”

Customers are encouraged to stop by Oct. 28-Nov. 1 to register for prizes to be given away at the grand opening event. Prizes include an Oklahoma Joe’s Highland Cooker/Smoker, a $150 Academy gift card and more.

The contest is open to the public. Alternate entry is available; no purchase is necessary. To submit an alternate entry, call (918) 382-4010 with your name, address, daytime and evening telephone numbers, and/or a valid email address, to be received no later than 5 p.m. on Oct. 31. You do not have to be present to win. Must be 18 years or older to register. In-person entries will be accepted at the branch, and winners will be determined by random draw at 6 p.m. on Nov. 1. Arvest associates and their immediate family members are not eligible to win. Immediate family is defined as spouse, parent, child, sibling, or any other family member living in the associate’s home.

Manhattan Construction was the general contractor and McFarland Architects the architect for the project.

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