Arvest Bank Receives U.S. Small Business Administration Honor

Monday, April 15 at 08:00 AM
Category: Arvest News

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) recently honored a group of lenders – including Arvest Bank – for their commitment to providing critical capital to South Central Region businesses in 2018.

The recognition was part of the annual Mid America Lender’s Conference (MALC), held April 8-10 this year in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Arvest was honored as the Arkansas District’s Impact Lender of the Year due to its strong and longstanding commitment to the SBA lending program. Arvest has topped Arkansas’ SBA lender list for the past five years, and in 2018, made 54 7(a) guaranty loans, totaling more than $21 million.

Additionally, since 2014, Arvest has supported small business in Arkansas with 321 loans totaling more than $104 million, which supported an estimated 3,000 jobs in the state.

“The impact of these high-achieving, dedicated lenders can be felt throughout our communities as they supply needed finding to entrepreneurs to start or expand small businesses and create good-paying American jobs that help strengthen our economy,” regional administrator Justin Crouse said in a news release issued by the SBA.

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Arvest Wealth Management Hires Reuter

Friday, April 12 at 07:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank is pleased to announce it has hired Mark Reuter as an Arvest Wealth Management client advisor.

Reuter, who has more than 25 years of industry experience, will be based out the Arvest branch at 405. S. Walton Blvd. In his new role, Reuter will work closely with his customers and their families to identify their personal goals in order to provide appropriate and individualized customer solutions.

“We are thrilled to add Mark’s experience and expertise to our team,” Arvest Wealth Management manager Andrew Skinner said. “We know he will be a valuable asset not just for us, but more importantly, for our customers.”

Reuter earned a political science degree at Fort Hays State University. Additionally, he is a board member for the Arkansas Crisis Center, a Bentonville Area Chamber of Commerce ambassador, and an active member of the Rogers Downtown Rotary Club, among other civic endeavors.

Reuter and his wife, Sharon, have two adult sons and live in Bentonville.

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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.”

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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.

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Arvest Bank Names Hill-Chandler Diversity and Inclusion Officer

Wednesday, March 27 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest News

Arvest Bank is pleased to announce it has hired LaTricia Hill-Chandler as its Diversity and Inclusion Officer.

Hill-Chandler most recently served as a senior manager II for diversity and inclusion development in the Global Culture, Diversity and Inclusion Office at Walmart Stores Inc. in Bentonville. Among other responsibilities, she was charged with creating strategy and implementing the new inclusive leadership initiative, an enterprise-wide diversity and inclusion effort focused on increasing inclusion awareness through education and training for Walmart’s global leaders and associates.

In her role at Arvest, Hill-Chandler serves as the primary subject matter expert and architect of its diversity and inclusion and cross-cultural relations plans and programs. She has served in similar positions for Cummins, Inc., Veolia North America, Indianapolis Public Schools and the Central Indiana Educational Service Center, and Indiana University.

“I am so pleased that Arvest was able to attract someone of LaTricia’s caliber and expertise to steer Arvest’s new initiative to become more intentional in our inclusion efforts,” Arvest Chief People Officer Laura Andress said. “Under her professional guidance, I am confident we will accomplish great things in our quest to help more customers meet their financial goals.”

Hill-Chandler earned bachelor’s degree in business administration at LeMoyne-Owen College and a master’s in management at Indiana Wesleyan University. Additionally, she is a graduate of the Stanley K. Lacy Executive Leadership Series®.

Among other civic endeavors, Hill-Chandler has served on the board of directors for the Indianapolis Public Schools Foundation and St. Mary’s Child Center, and was a member of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council Certification Committee. She also was a board member for former WNBA player and Olympic gold medalist Tamika Catchings’ Catch the Stars Foundation. 


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