Rogers Heritage Defends Arvest Hoopfest Crown

Thursday, December 28 at 02:00 PM
Category: Arvest Community News

Congratulations to Rogers Heritage High School for winning the Arvest Hoopfest Championship for the second year in a row! 

The 13th annual tournament was held at Rogers High School Dec. 7-9 and the War Eagles claimed the title with a 57-48 victory over Fort Smith Southside in the championship game. Rogers Heritage’s Seth Stanley scored a game-best 25 points and Bryce Breedlove added 11. 

A plaque was presented to the Rogers Heritage team and War Eagles players received individual medals. The runner-up Mavericks also received individual medals. 

Other final results of the tournament were: 

  • Third-place game: Webb City (Mo.) 44, Mt. Vernon (Mo.) 38
  • Fifth-place game: Rogers 77, Clarksville 30
  • Seventh-place game: Waynesville (Mo.) 60, Carl Junction (Mo.) 38 
Tags: Rogers
 

Arvest Raising Money for Make-A-Wish Foundation® in Springfield

Thursday, December 21 at 02:00 PM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest recently worked with the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Missouri to sponsor the wish of 12-year-old Lillian from Springfield, Mo.

 

Lillian, or “Lilly” as her friends call her, was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Despite her condition, Lilly has maintained a positive attitude and strong spirit. Lilly enjoys reading comic book novels, playing games and making art. 

 

Lilly’s wish is to go on a Disney Cruise, and Arvest is honored to be making her wish come true. 

 

During the month of December 2017, stop by any Springfield, Nixa, Branson, Branson West, Hollister, Aurora, Lebanon or Mountain Grove location to either buy a Make-A-Wish star or make a donation. All money raised will stay in our communities to help make local children’s wishes come true.

 

Lilly is one of many to make a wish. You can be one of many to make it come true!

    

Tags: Missouri, Springfield
 

Arvest Bank Names Gould SVP

Thursday, December 21 at 02:00 PM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank is pleased to announce Coral Gould has been named a senior vice president. 

Gould has 24 years of industry experience and has held several roles at Arvest. She currently serves as a credit administrator, providing leadership and day-to-day overall direction and administration of the lending operation functions of the bank. 

Gould earned an accounting degree at the University of the Ozarks and a master’s degree in business administration at the University of Central Arkansas. She is also a graduate of the Barret School of Banking (formerly known as Mid-South School of Banking). 

A resident of Clarksville, Gould is a member of East Mt. Zion Trinity Baptist Church and currently serves on the Building Finance Committee as well as the Women’s Ministry Team. Gould also is a member of P.E.O., an organization that supports, encourages and motivates women to pursue secondary education by providing scholarships, grants, and loans. 

About Arvest

Arvest Bank, named by Forbes magazine as one of “America’s Best Large Employers” for 2017, operates more than 250 bank branches in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Kansas through a group of 16 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.

Tags: Arkansas, Associates
 

Teachers Put Arvest Bank Prize Money to Good Use in Classrooms

Wednesday, December 13 at 01:00 PM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Banks recently awarded more than $15,000 to teachers throughout the state of Oklahoma, and the prizewinners in our Oklahoma City market already have plans to put their winnings to use in their classrooms. 

This marks the second year for the initiative in Oklahoma. The decision to award $500 gifts to individual teachers from a pool of more than 90 communities was made not only out of respect and appreciation for the work teachers do, but as a sign of support at a time when many school budgets across the state have been cut. 

“We know how important teachers are to our children, our communities, and our future,” said Brenda Gauntt, Arvest’s marketing manager in Oklahoma City. “We hope these awards will be recognized as a sign of how appreciative we are for all the hard work these teachers do for our children.” 

Here is a quick look at how the winners plan to use their winnings: 

  • Angela Braggs, Skyline Elementary, Stillwater: Games and materials to support our reading and math center.
  • Maryjane Burton, Choctaw High School, Choctaw: Purchasing new chairs for the performing arts center dressing rooms.
  • Hannah Hensley, Independence Elementary, Yukon: Materials for flexible seating for my classroom.
  • Jim Hudson, Mid-Del Technology Center, Midwest City: Four special tools used in the HVAC industry will be purchased for four students. There will be a monthly drawing and the individual holding the lucky ticket will get to choose their prize. Each student will have an opportunity to receive three tickets a day, based on meeting certain conditions.
  • Amber N. Neighbors, Central Junior High, Moore: Items such as floor pillows and low-standing tables. I also plan to purchase a few needed items like glue and colored pens. In addition, my classroom also has a library that I would like to update with a few new and popular titles such as April Henry and James Patterson books. 
  • Shelby Wagner, Frontier Elementary, Edmond: Purchasing items to help with flexible seating in my classroom, as well as materials for hands-on lessons and projects.
  • Sabra Wixson, Windsor Hills Elementary, Oklahoma City: Storage for station work, tools for arts infusion, technology opportunities, etc. I would also like to purchase a small laminator and laminating sheets for the classroom. 
  • Denise Andrews Wright, Truman Elementary, Norman: Items for hands-on Literacy and Math Centers, and stem bin materials to enhance the Science curriculum.
Tags: Oklahoma, Oklahoma City
 

Conversations from the Top in Kansas City - Kathy Nelson

Thursday, December 07 at 02:00 PM
Category: Arvest Community News
President and CEO of the Greater Kansas City Sports Commission and Foundation, Kathy Nelson, will be our guest of honor at the final session of Central Exchanges’ Conversations from the Top series for 2017. Arvest is proud to support this moderated fireside chat with executive women in leadership throughout Kansas City.
 
Kathy will provide her insight and experiences on Tuesday, December 19th from 11:45am to 1:00pm at Central Exchange Downtown (1020 Central, Kansas City, MO 64105). Registration is required.
 
Nelson works to promote Kansas City sports locally and nationally with the goal of attracting, retaining and facilitating sports events and organizations. She helps the bi-state region realize the economic, social and community-building benefits of sports. In 2016, Nelson was selected to serve on the National Association of Sports Commissions Board of Directors.
 
Kathy first joined the KC Sports Commission in August 2010 as the WIN for KC Director then moved into President & CEO of the KC Sports Commission in November 2011. Prior to joining the KC Sports Commission staff, she was an active volunteer and member of WIN for KC and the KC Sports Commission for over ten years. Kathy was previously on the WIN for KC Advisory Board and has also been involved on the Women’s Sports Award Celebration committee. In 2010 she served as chair for the event, which featured Billie Jean King.
 
Before her time at KC Sports Commission, Nelson served in senior management roles in marketing, sales and promotions at Time Warner Cable and Metro Sports and held a number of roles at FOX 4/WDAF-TV in Kansas City including creative services manager, producer, reporter and editor.
 
Kathy has become a leader in Kansas City and was recognized in 2017 for her accomplishments when she was honored by the Kansas City Business Journal as one of the Women Who Mean Business. The Kansas City Star included her on their list of 20 Most Influential Sports Figures in Kansas City placing her at number five behind Clark Hunt, CEO/Owner of Kansas City Chiefs; Dayton Moore, Royals General Manager; Peter Vermes, Sporting Kansas City’s Coach/Technical Director; and David Glass, Owner of Kansas City Royals. In November 2017, Kathy and the Sports Commission were honored as Sports Commission of the Year from Compete Magazine. In 2018, Kathy will be participating in Dancing with the Kansas City Stars to benefit Cristo Rey School.
 
More info here.*
 
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Tags: Kansas City

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