People Helping People Video Series Wins Again

Thursday, February 15 at 02:00 PM
Category: People Helping People

Arvest Bank recently received three awards for our People Helping People video series during the annual AVA Digital Awards. The competition recognizes “outstanding work by creative professionals involved in the concept, direction, design and production of media that is part of the evolution of digital communication.” 

Arvest won a Platinum Award for the series itself, which highlights individuals in the communities Arvest serves who are uniquely making a difference in the lives of others. The idea came from the bank’s mission statement: “People helping people find financial solutions for life.” Arvest also won a Gold Award for the video featuring Little Rock’s Louise Allison and an Honorable Mention for the video featuring Angie Walters of Tulsa. 

This is the second round of recognition for the People Helping People series, which won three MarCom Awards in 2017. The People Helping People series launched in August 2016, and has received more than 400,000 total views. The videos are available via Arvest’s YouTube, Facebook and Instagram channels. Arvest social media followers can help spread the word about these inspiring community members by sharing, liking and retweeting the videos. 

The AVA Digital Awards program is administered and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP). Roughly 2,500 entries were expected to be submitted. Judges are industry professionals who look for “companies and individuals whose talents exceeds a high standard of excellence and whose work serves as a benchmark for the industry.”

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Arvest Bank Trust’s Whittaker Receives Industry Appointments

Thursday, February 15 at 03:00 PM
Category: Arvest News

Arvest Wealth Management (AWM) is pleased to recognize Dennis J. Whittaker’s recent appointments involving the National Federation of Municipal Analysts and the Southern Municipal Finance Society. 

Whittaker serves as senior vice president and fixed income portfolio manager for Arvest Bank Trust, a division of Arvest Bank. In that role, Whittaker manages the fixed income portfolios for a book of high-profile client accounts. Additionally, he directs the research function for securities that have credit risk for both client portfolios and the bank’s investment portfolio. 

Whittaker is based in Little Rock, but serves in a support role to AWM’s investment management group, which serves the entire Arvest footprint. He was recently appointed as: 

  • Member of the Board of Directors of the Southern Municipal Finance Society
  • The Chair of the Board of Directors of the Southern Municipal Finance Society
  • Member of the Board of Governors of the National Federation of Municipal Analysts 

The Southern Municipal Finance Society is a constituent society of the National Federation of Municipal Analysts. The latter is a nonprofit industry association with the goals of: 

  • Promoting professionalism in municipal credit analysis,
  • Furthering the skill level of its members through educational programs and industry communication, providing a platform by which analysts can exchange information,
  • Advocating, when appropriate, issues of importance to the municipal finance industry, and
  • Facilitating the flow of information among market participants, especially in terms of better issuer disclosure 

“This is a testament to the knowledge, insight and expertise that Dennis brings to the municipal finance industry,” Arvest Bank Trust president and CEO Donny Rogers said. “We are thrilled to congratulate him on these significant industry achievements.” 

Whittaker, a Chartered Financial Analyst®, earned a bachelor’s degree in economics at the University of Arkansas. He also is a member of the Fixed Income Analysts Society. 

Tags: Associates, Little Rock
 

Arvest Bank Promotes Adkins to Senior Vice President

Monday, February 19 at 02:00 PM
Category: Arvest News

Arvest Bank is pleased to announce Doug Adkins has been promoted to senior vice president. 

Adkins, also a senior client advisor for Arvest Wealth Management (AWM), previously served as a vice president. In his role as a senior client advisor, Adkins works to create, build, protect, and transition wealth with a select group of high net worth individuals and families, businesses, and nonprofits. He is based out of the Arvest branch in Yukon.

“Doug has been an integral part of our team since 2003, and his most recent promotion is a reflection of that,” said Paul Krus, an AWM regional manager. “He works tirelessly for his clients, and we look forward to his continued success.” 

A native of Lexington, Ky., Adkins lives in Tuttle with his wife, Keli, and their two children. Among other civic endeavors, he serves as a deacon in his church.

Tags: Associates, Oklahoma City
 

Arvest Bank’s Barnett to Receive Community Leadership Award

Tuesday, February 20 at 02:00 PM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank is pleased to announce commercial lender J.P. Barnett will receive the Elbert S. Graham/Elza Tucker Award from the Rogers-Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce at its 96th annual Celebration of Business & Community on Feb. 22.

The event, which honors numerous outstanding community leaders, will be held at the John Q. Hammons Convention Center in Rogers.

Barnett, who celebrated his 20-year anniversary with Arvest in August, works at the branch located at 103 S. Bloomington in Lowell. In receiving the award, Barnett is being recognized for his “significant contribution to the betterment of the Lowell community” and for having “given above and beyond to the community,” according to a chamber release.

“J.P. is truly deserving of this recognition, and we couldn’t be more proud of him,” said Payne Brewer, commercial loan manager for Arvest in Benton County. “In addition to being an excellent banker, J.P. has always made time to give back to the community. His actions are a wonderful reflection of Arvest’s overall commitment to our communities. We look forward to celebrating this honor with him.” 

This year’s event begins with a cocktail reception from 5:30-6:45 p.m., and is followed by the awards celebration from 7-7:50 p.m. The evening concludes with a party (including cash bar, coffee and dessert stations) from 7:50-9 p.m.

 

Tags: Associates, Rogers
 

Greater Kansas City Branch Hours Due To Inclement Weather **as of 3 p.m. on Feb. 20**

Tuesday, February 20 at 02:00 PM
Category: Arvest News

Due to inclement weather the following branches have modified hours Tuesday, Feb. 20.

Missouri

  • All Greater Kansas City Arvest locations will be closing at 6 p.m. today.
We apologize for any inconvenience. We will update this blog as more information becomes available.  
 

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