Heavener Promoted in Fort Smith

Wednesday, January 30 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank is pleased to announce Emily Heavener has been promoted to assistant branch manager.

Heavener, who has 16 years of banking experience, most recently served as a senior teller. In her new role, Heavener’s responsibilities include sales efforts, customer service, branch operations and security, among other duties. She will work at the Arvest branch located at 3200 Rogers Ave.

“This is a well-deserved promotion,” Arvest branch sales manager Francisco Leon said. “Emily has a very successful track record and is a great asset for Arvest. I have no doubt this move will benefit both the bank and our customers.”

Heavener is a graduate of Carl Albert State College.

Tags: Arkansas, Arvest, Fort Smith
 

Holroyd Named President and CEO for Arvest Bank in Fort Smith

Thursday, December 20 at 08:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank is pleased to announce Roger Holroyd has been named president and CEO for the bank in Fort Smith and the River Valley.

Holroyd has been with Arvest for 25 years, most recently serving as president of its Siloam Springs bank. He replaces Rodney Shepard, who has been named Arvest’s chief customer experience officer. Holroyd, who has been president in Siloam Springs since 2012, will assume his new role effective Jan. 1.

“I couldn’t be more excited about the opportunity to lead Arvest in Fort Smith and the River Valley,” Holroyd said. “I look forward to getting started and to meeting the many great customers and associates we have in place. I am also confident that, together, we can build on the great foundation that Rodney and his team have in place. We will do so by building on the same core values and commitment to community that anyone who knows anything about Arvest has come to expect.”

Holroyd earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting at Harding University and a master’s in finance at Texas A&M. Additionally, he is a graduate of the Graduate School of Banking at LSU.

Among other civic endeavors, Holroyd is a member of the school board for the Siloam Springs School District, and has been an officer for the United Way of Northwest Arkansas and the Siloam Springs Chamber of Commerce.

Holroyd and his wife, Bonita, have two children.

Tags: Arvest, Fort Smith
 

Shootin Stars Sports Association Receives Arvest Foundation Donation

Wednesday, November 07 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Disabled athletes in Fort Smith will be able to experience the world of wheelchair sports and have an opportunity to continue an active lifestyle thanks to a $3,500 donation from the Arvest Foundation.

The gift was announced at the Northridge Middle School Gym in Van Buren. Chris Barnes, Jeremy Nuckolls, Jeannette Pham, and Gabriel Saysombath of Arvest Bank were on hand to present the check.

The Arvest Foundation donation also will allow the Shootin Stars Sports Association to purchase a new wheelchair designed specifically for sports, and additional equipment to repair and maintain existing chairs. 

“We are very appreciative of the Arvest Foundation for the donation to Shootin Stars,” said Doug Moore, treasurer and coach of the Shootin Stars Sports Association. “There is a newly injured young man and we’ll use the donation to buy him a new chair to fit him and play the adaptive sports. Our goal is to introduce newly injured individuals to wheelchair sports, show that a disability doesn’t have to get you down, and that you can adapt and overcome.”

Chris Barnes, branch sales manager at Arvest Bank, said, “We are pleased to present this donation on behalf of the Arvest Foundation to support the Shootin Stars Sports Association’s efforts to provide greater opportunities to men and women with special needs.”

Tags: Arkansas, Arvest Foundation, Fort Smith
 

Arvest Chosen as Best Bank in the Southwest Times Record's 2018 Reader's Choice Poll

Friday, November 02 at 02:00 PM
Category: Arvest Community News

For the third consecutive year, Arvest Bank was chosen as Best Bank in the Southwest Times Record's Reader's Choice Poll!* We are honored that our community has recognized us yet again for this award, and we sincerely thank you for voting for us. We're proud to be a part of such a great place! 

 

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Tags: Fort Smith
 

Wives of Armor Receives Arvest Foundation Grant

Wednesday, September 12 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Wives of Armor will purchase new equipment, systems in police vehicles, and other needs of the officers thanks to a $5,000 donation from the Arvest Foundation.

The gift was announced today at the Russellville Police Department. Shawn Bates, community bank president of Arvest Bank was on hand to present the check to Melanie Ewing, executive treasurer of the Wives of Armor.

“With the generous donation of the Arvest Foundation funds, Wives of Armor will be able to expand our opportunities to serve and support our area law enforcement agencies,” stated Jillian Tucker, president of Wives of Armor.

“We are pleased to present this donation on behalf of the Arvest Foundation to support the Wives of Armor, who have dedicated their time to serve and honor our local officers.” Bates said. “This donation is just one of many we have made throughout the area. It demonstrates the foundation’s ongoing support to our local law enforcement and first responders.”

Tags: Arvest Foundation, Fort Smith

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