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
 

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 www.ozarkguidance.org/WaM *

 

* 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
 

Crawford Joins Arvest Bank in Fayetteville

Tuesday, January 29 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank is pleased to announce Ryan Crawford has joined its commercial banking team in the Fayetteville region and will replace the retired Ernie Penn at its Farmington location.


Crawford has 13 years of banking experience and most recently served as a commercial banker for Arvest in Benton County. Crawford lives in Farmington with his wife and their three children.

“We are thrilled to have Ryan join the Farmington team,” Arvest commercial loan manager Dax Moreton said.

Penn officially retired earlier this year after 42 years to serve as full-time mayor of Farmington.

Crawford earned a bachelor’s degree in English at the University of Arkansas. He is a board member for Junior League of Arkansas’ Northwest Region, a Northwest Arkansas SCORE small business mentor, and the finance committee co-chair for First Christian Church in Fayetteville, among other civic endeavors.

 

Tags: Arkansas, Arvest, Fayetteville
 

Arvest Bank Names Ogden Area Loan Manager

Thursday, January 03 at 08:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank is pleased to announce Levon Ogden has been promoted to senior vice president, area loan manager after recently being hired back to Arvest in Fayetteville. He is based out of the Arvest branch located at 2761 E. Mission Blvd.

Ogden has 17 years of banking experience, beginning as a banker trainee with Arvest in 2001. He was promoted to commercial lender in 2004 and served in that capacity until 2014. He returned to Arvest as a commercial lender in November.

“We are glad to have Levon back on our team here in Fayetteville, as he is a tremendous asset for our customers and the community,” Arvest senior vice president, commercial loan manager Gene Gates said. “His expertise and experience is invaluable.”

Ogden earned a bachelor’s degree in agriculture business at the University of Arkansas. Additionally, he has completed multiple training courses associated with the Arkansas Bankers Association and Risk Management Association.

Ogden currently serves as a board member for the Donald W. Reynolds Boys and Girls Club, a committee member for the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Fayetteville program, and a member of the Goshen Planning Commission, among other civic endeavors. He lives in Fayetteville with his wife and their twins.

Tags: Arkansas, Arvest, Fayetteville
 

Arvest Bank Announces Gates Promotion

Wednesday, January 02 at 08:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank is pleased to announce Gene Gates has been promoted to senior vice president, commercial loan manager.

A 34-year veteran of the banking industry, Gates joined Arvest in 2014 and most recently served as senior vice president, area loan manager. In his new role, Gates is responsible for the origination, evaluation, approval processing, closing and servicing of commercial loans.

“This is a well-deserved move for Gene,” said Craig Shy, executive vice president, loan manager for Arvest in Fayetteville. “His experience and track record is commendable, and we look forward to great things from Gene in the years to come. He will serve our customers well.”

Gates earned a bachelor’s degree in business at the University of Arkansas – Monticello. He is an active member serving on multiple committees for the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce and has held office with Ducks Unlimited among other civic endeavors.

Gates and his wife, Amanda, have two adult children and live in Fayetteville.

 

Tags: Arkansas, Arvest, Fayetteville

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