Arvest Bank Hires Belibi in Business Banking Role

Thursday, April 11 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank is pleased to announce it has hired Elsa Belibi as a business banker.

Belibi has served in various roles at Arvest since 2015, most recently serving as a commercial credit analyst. In her new role, Belibi will develop commercial relationships within the community and generate loans, as well as actively manage commercial banking relationships through proactive customer contacts, among other responsibilities.

A native of Cameroon, Belibi earned a bachelor’s degree in economics, accounting and commerce studies at the University of Oklahoma. Additionally, she has earned a Personal Banker Certificate and Small Business Banker Certificate from the American Bankers Association.

“We are excited to add Elsa to our team,” Arvest business banking manager Graydon Rochelle said. “She has excelled in her different roles here at Arvest, and we are confident she will be a tremendous asset not just to the bank, but to our commercial customers. Her expertise is evident.”

Tags: Arvest

Arvest Bank Names Cole VP in Fayetteville

Monday, April 08 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank is pleased to announce it has given Archie Cole the additional title of vice president.

Cole currently serves as branch sales manager for Arvest at its 1170 N. Salem Road location in Fayetteville. Cole has sevenyears of banking experience and has held a variety of roles at Arvest.

“This distinction is well-deserved,” said Larry Wheaton, senior vice president and area branch administrator for Arvest. “Archie’s knowledge and expertise is an asset for the bank, but more importantly, for our customers.”

Cole lives in Prairie Grove with his wife and two daughters.

Tags: Arkansas, Arvest, Fayetteville

#PictureMuskogee for a Chance to Win $150!

Wednesday, April 03 at 01:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

What does Muskogee mean for you? For many of us, it’s family fun on the weekends: Sporting events; school activities; cookouts; time outdoors in the woods or the on the water; sunrises, sunsets, and everything in between!

From April 9 through April 30, Arvest Bank is inviting everyone to SHARE their favorite Muskogee moments on Instagram using the hashtag #PictureMuskogee. After the contest ends, we’ll post finalists’ pictures in collage and story format onto our Instagram, and everyone will get to vote on a winner(s). The picture(s) with the top votes will be selected as an Arvest specialty debit card design, and the winner(s) will receive $150!

Contest Rules

Entries must be submitted on Public Instagram profiles using the hashtag #picturemuskogee - between April 9th through April 30th, 2019. Arvest will select and contact contest finalists on or around May 1st, 2019. The number of prospective finalists will be determined after we see the quantity and quality of pictures submitted. Arvest will ask each prospective finalist to submit a signed Release authorizing use of the picture(s) and a large scale/high quality version of their submitted photo that is not cropped. Only a prospective finalist submitting a signed Release and a large scale/high quality version of their submitted photo that is not cropped will be deemed to be a finalist. Arvest will post finalists’ pictures in collage and story format onto Instagram tagging the finalists in caption/comment on or around May 6th, 2019. Followers on Instagram will vote once on each collage by commenting with the number/letter/name of the picture for which they are voting. The picture(s) with the top votes on May 8th, 2019, will be selected as an Arvest specialty debit card design(s). Arvest will announce the winning debit card design(s) on social media on or around May 10th, 2019. 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. Submitted photos must be the submitter’s original work with no other person being able to claim ownership. Photos must be family friendly.

Winner(s) will receive a prize of $150, payable by cashier's check. Winner is responsible for any federal, state or local taxes due. Please consult your tax advisor. If winner is an Arvest customer, they will receive a debit card with their winning design, at no cost


Arvest Locations Collect Shoes, Accessories for Walk a Mile in My Shoes Fundraiser

Monday, April 01 at 01:00 PM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest associates hosted a successful shoe drive at locations in Fayetteville and surrounding communities with more than 250 pairs of shoes collected for the ninth annual Walk a Mile in My Shoes event benefiting Ozark Guidance. The shoes, plus handbags and jewelry, were given to Ozark Guidance on Tuesday for sale in the April 5 and 6 fundraising event.

Dr. Laura H. Tyler, president and chief executive officer of Ozark Guidance, commended the bank’s commitment to helping support the nonprofit organization. “We’re overwhelmed by this tangible support for Ozark Guidance and the clients we serve,” Tyler said. “We want to express our thanks to all of the Arvest associates and Arvest customers who made this drive such a success. The generosity of our community partner and its customers will help us continue to fulfill our mission of saving and changing lives through compassionate, quality behavioral health services.”

Steven R. Hinds, vice president of philanthropy and development for Ozark Guidance, said the idea behind the Walk a Mile in My Shoes event goes beyond raising money. “We want to encourage our community to join us in breaking down stigma associated with mental health – to really take a look and ‘walk’ in someone else’s shoes,” Hinds said. “We also hope that through events like Walk a Mile, others may better understand the needs of those who battle disorders that interfere with the way they think, feel and act.”

The ninth annual Walk a Mile in My Shoes event includes a VIP Presale Party on April 5. Tickets are $50 and may be purchased by calling 479-725-5294. The sale begins at 8 a.m. April 6 and is open to the public. Both events are at the Holiday Inn, 1500 S. 48th St. in Springdale. More information is available at *


* Links marked with * go to a third-party site not operated or endorsed by Arvest Bank, an FDIC-insured  institution.

Tags: Charitable Giving, Community Support, Fayetteville

3X Rewards at the Park and Online

Friday, March 29 at 02:00 PM
Category: Arvest News


Get some peanuts and earn some points. See the defending Texas League Champion Tulsa Drillers at ONEOK Field while earning 3X rewards points with your Arvest personal credit card. Points can be earned on eligible ticket, merchandise and concession purchases both at the ballpark and online now through the end of the season.

Purchase your tickets here*.

That's the amazing BONUS opportunity you enjoy as a valued Arvest credit card holder and Arvest Flex Rewards™ member. Turn your everyday purchases into something rewarding with points redeemable for cash back, statement credits, gift cards and more! 

If you have any questions or need additional information, visit your favorite Arvest Branch or call (800) 356-8085.

Disclosure: Earn 3x Arvest Flex Rewards points on eligible purchases made at participating merchants at ONEOK Field in Tulsa, OK and through the Tulsa Drillers’ official website between April 01, 2019 and September 30, 2019. Merchants are assigned a Merchant Category Code (MCC) based upon the merchant’s primary line of business. Purchases eligible for 3x rewards points are identified using the merchant’s MCC code. Purchases made at merchants who do not use one of the eligible MCC codes will not receive bonus points. Participating merchants are generally limited to those affiliated with Tulsa Drillers; third party vendors may or may not be included as part of this promotion. Tickets purchased through third parties are not eligible for 3x rewards. Purchases can be made by the primary cardholder or any additional cardholders on a single Card Account. Eligible purchases do NOT include fees or interest charges, balance transfers, cash advances, convenience check transactions, purchases of traveler’s checks, purchases or reloading of prepaid cards or purchases of other cash equivalents. Bonus points will be applied to your account within three billing cycles after your qualifying purchase. To be eligible for the bonus offer, the Card Account must be open and not in default as of the date the bonus points are applied. For complete details, ask an Arvest associate or go to Offer valid from April 1 through September 30, 2019.


* Links marked with * go to a third-party site not operated or endorsed by Arvest Bank, an FDIC-insured  institution.

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