Arvest Bank to Celebrate 20th Anniversary in Fort Smith

Monday, July 22 at 08:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News


Arvest Bank is celebrating its 20th anniversary in the Fort Smith region, and is inviting its customers and community members alike to join the festivities.

Anniversary celebrations will be held today (July 22) at all Alma, Fort Smith, Greenwood and Van Buren branches from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Cake and other refreshments will be served at each location.

As part of the celebration, members of the Fort Smith Regional Chamber of Commerce will participate with Arvest associates in a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the branch located at 5000 Rogers Ave. in Fort Smith at 11 a.m. Past bank presidents and other associates will attend. Additionally, there will be a $25,020 check presentation to United Way of Fort Smith Area.

“We are proud and excited to celebrate 20 years of serving customers in and around Fort Smith,” said Roger Holroyd, president and CEO for Arvest in Fort Smith and the River Valley. “Our growth is a direct result of the people in this area putting their trust in us, as well as an incredible team of associates that works hard every day to meet those customers’ needs.

“In addition to celebrating the last 20 years, this is also a time to let everyone know we are more committed than ever to serving the needs of Fort Smith and the River Valley. Not only do we want to meet the financial needs of our communities, but we want to make them better through our corporate citizenship efforts. We are committed to making all of our communities better places to live, work and play.”

Tags: Arkansas, Arvest, Fort Smith
 

Arvest Equipment Finance Promotion

Friday, July 19 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest News

 

Ready to purchase or upgrade your equipment? Now’s the time to get a great deal! Take advantage of a limited-time offer from Arvest with great rates such as 4.63 percent on new or used equipment, plus qualifying refinances. But hurry! This offer won’t last long.

Visit your nearest Arvest location today.
(866) 745-1487
Arvest.com/equipment

 


Disclosure: 
Promotional interest rates available for the purchase of new or used qualified business equipment. Poultry house equipment is excluded from this promotion. New purchase money loans or refinances new to Arvest only. Refinances or renewals of current Arvest loans do not qualify. Loans to Commercial borrowers only. A $397 processing fee will apply; additional filing fees may apply. Loans must be a minimum of $10,000 and up to a maximum of $200,000 to be eligible. Promotional interest rates and loan terms for qualified borrowers are as follows: (1) 4.25% fixed interest rate for a three year term; (2) 4.63% fixed interest rate for a four to five year term. Varying payment options available depending on equipment type and condition: monthly, quarterly, semi-annually, or annual. Offer valid for applications received from July 1st, 2019 – October 1st, 2019. All loans are subject to credit approval. Rates available at all Arvest locations. 

Tags: Arvest, Arvest Equipment Finance
 

A Spin on Spending - Building Credit

Thursday, July 18 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest News


One of the first steps to building a good credit history is to know where you stand. Before you head to the dealership or hire a real estate agent, request a credit report, and take the necessary steps in improving your score. One way to do this is by making your loan payments on time. According to myfico.com, your credit payment history can make up 35 percent of your FICO credit score. The longer your loan payments are paid on time, the better your score can become.

It’s important to remember to keep your credit card balances low. Many of the credit bureaus’ scoring systems evaluate the amount of debt a person carries compared to their credit limits. If the amount owed is close to the limit, it’s likely to have a negative effect on your score. Maintaining high credit card balances can hurt you, even if your bills are paid on time each month.

Although it’s generally considered a plus to have established credit accounts, too many credit card accounts may have negative effects on your credit score. You should only open new accounts as needed.  When opening a new line of credit, don’t just jump at the first appealing offer – compare interest rates and fees beforehand.

 

Tags: A Spin on Spending, Arvest
 

Small Business Banking Series in Greater Kansas City

Wednesday, July 17 at 08:00 AM
Category: Business Banking

Business Blogging Basics

Have you ever thought about starting a blog for your small business? If so, you have most likely followed that thought with:

  • Is it really worth the time and effort?
  • What in the WORLD do I blog about on a regular basis?
  • How does blogging impact SEO (Search Engine Optimization)?

If this conversation sounds familiar to you, join our featured speaker, Ben Seidel of Igniting Business, for Blogging Basics for Small Businesses. Ben will guide you through this dynamic seminar that will address the benefits (and challenges!) of blogging.

Ben Seidel is the CEO & Founder of Igniting Business which provides web design, SEO services, and marketing tailored for small businesses. He started in marketing very early on in his career, developing his first websites and SEO solutions for commercial clients at the young age of thirteen. Ben has grown Igniting Business to a phenomenal team of web, SEO and marketing experts. Through his entrepreneurial journey, Ben has been recognized on a local and national level, including entrepreneurship awards from both the NFIB and NASE. He has also been featured in publications such as CNBC Universal, Yahoo News, Intuit Small Business, Mizzou Magazine and Fox Small Business.

From their headquarters in Kansas City, Igniting Business has grown to serve clients all over the nation, stretching from Juneau, Alaska to Washington DC. Ultimately, Ben’s true passion is to help small businesses grow and succeed!

This session will be held Wednesday, August 28, 2019 from 11:30am to 1:00pm at the Regnier Center of Johnson County Community College (12345 College Blvd, Overland Park, KS – Room 270). This class is open to the public and registration includes lunch.

Space is limited. Registration is required. Please visit the event site to reserve your spot today.

 

Generously sponsored by Arvest Bank and hosted by the Kansas SBDC at JCCC, this workshop is the first of a 4-part Small Business Growth Lunch & Learn series*. The series will be an opportunity for small business owners and resource partners to network, share best practices, and learn from industry experts. Each session will feature a presenter on a different small business topic.

*Participants do not need to attend all four sessions.

 

Registration link: https://ce.jccc.edu/courseDisplay.cfm?schID=16473

 

Tags: Business Banking, Kansas City
 

Arvest Bank Adds Burgess as Business Development Officer

Thursday, July 11 at 08:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News


Arvest Bank is pleased to announce it has hired Shawna Burgess, NMLS# 1878891.

Burgess, who has more than 20 years of industry experience, will serve as a business development officer and will be based out of the Arvest Business Resource Center located inside the branch at 5000 Rogers Ave. in Fort Smith. In her new role, Burgess will engage with and discover the needs of prospective small business customers and process business loan requests, among other duties.

“Shawna is customer-focused and brings a high level of experience, energy and knowledge of the community,” Arvest business banking manager Chris Raible said. “We welcome Shawna to the Arvest family and know she will do an expert job servicing the business banking needs of the Fort Smith and Greenwood areas.”

Burgess earned a degree in business management at what is now known as the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith and is especially excited to work with small business customers.

“I’ll be in the Business Resource Center focusing on small business customers,” she said. “This is something that is dear to me because I grew up working in our family business in Van Buren.”

Burgess is an advocate for several local nonprofits and volunteers in the children’s nursery at Community Bible Church in Fort Smith. She lives in Fort Smith with her husband, Mike, and their daughter.

Tags: Arkansas, Arvest, Fort Smith

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