Arvest Bank Welcomes Kevin Rooney

Friday, December 14 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank is pleased to announce the hiring of Kevin Rooney.

Rooney will serve as senior vice president and commercial banker.

“Kevin has an established track record of capital-raising and assisting clients with strategic initiatives,” said Brian Lee, executive vice president and commercial loan manager. “He is a leader who has continually demonstrated the ability to uncover and serve the needs of his clients during his career. We’re thrilled to add him to the Arvest team of experienced commercial bankers.”

Rooney most recently worked as a senior vice president, relationship manager with Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he helped build and expand the Great Plains region. Rooney also spent time with Aquila, Inc., practicing mergers and acquisitions work. He is a corporate finance professional with extensive commercial and investment banking experience.

Among other civic endeavors, Rooney currently serves on the National WWI Museum and Memorial board of trustees and on the Eisenhower Foundation board of directors.

Rooney earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Notre Dame. He is based at the Arvest branch located at 6300 Nall Ave. in Mission, Kan.

Tags: Arvest, Kansas, Kansas City, Missouri
 

Arvest Bank Welcomes Darla Marler to Treasury Management

Thursday, December 13 at 08:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank is pleased to announce that Darla Marler has joined the bank as a treasury management sales advisor serving the Joplin and Springfield markets.

After spending six years in healthcare, Marler returns to her banking roots with over 10 years of commercial banking and treasury management experience. In her new role at Arvest Bank, she will be responsible for working with commercial clients through a consultative approach, focusing on how to leverage technology and fraud prevention services to enhance efficiency of their company’s cash flow.

“Darla brings a wealth of commercial banking and treasury management knowledge to Arvest, as well as familiarity with the region she will be supporting,” said Carolyn Kennedy, executive director of the Treasury Management division. “She will be able to support her business clients to find ways to maximize their payables and receivables processes, along with providing solutions for potential barriers that may be limiting their ability to grow. We believe Darla is well-suited to provide a high level of expertise and support to the clients in her region and look forward to what she will be able to achieve in her new role with Arvest.”

Marler received her bachelor’s degree in communication from Missouri State University and is a graduate of the Richardson’s Consultative Sales Training course. Born and raised in Springfield, Marler has three children and was previously involved with the United Way and served as chair on the advisory board of the Lutheran Family and Children Services, and served on the board for the local chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society.

About Arvest

Arvest Bank, named by Forbes magazine as one of “America’s Best Large Employers” for 2018, operates more than 270 bank branches in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Kansas through a group of 14 locally managed banks, each with its own board and management team. These banks serve customers in more than 135 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.About Arvest Wealth Management

Arvest Wealth Management offers wealth management, trust services and insurance products. Investments and Insurance Products: Not FDIC Insured, May Lose Value and Not Guaranteed by the Bank. Trust services provided by Arvest Bank.

 

 

 

Tags: Arvest, Joplin, Missouri, Springfield, Treasury Management
 

The Last Stage to Matador Book Signing Event

Friday, November 30 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Nearly 10 years ago, Cowboy Rick Hamby, and wife Bev purchased the Old Butterfield Stage Coach from Silver Dollar City & the Herschend family. From then on, Hamby has driven the stage coach on a number of journeys, following the original routes of the Wild West, including destinations such as Tombstone, Arizona and most recently Matador, Texas.

Hamby created a radio program call the Just For Kids Radio Round-Up!, and he eventually teamed up with a number of school districts and allowed the students to write letters to pin-pals on the other side of the U.S. Hamby would then deliver these letters carried by stage coach to their recipients and turn around and do it all over again.

Over time, Silver Dollar City eventually teamed up with Hamby and his wife, Bev and leased the stage coach back to the park where they would display the stage coach and tell harrowing tales of their journeys.

On their latest trip to Matador, Texas, Hamby and crew were accompanied by a notable photographer and together they created a beautiful and informative coffee table book, documenting the journey of the stage coach, titled "The Last Stage to Matador", which is on sale now.

Join Arvest Bank at our branch located at 1311 Porter Wagoner Blvd., West Plains, MO, on Friday, Dec. 7th from 2-4 p.m. for a book signing by Rick Hamby for his book "The Last Stage to Matador". Refreshments will be available for guests during this all-ages event. For more information, call 417-853-4200.

Tags: Arvest, Missouri
 

Arvest Mortgage Sets Purchase-Money Record

Thursday, November 01 at 02:00 PM
Category: Arvest News

Arvest Bank announced today its mortgage division has originated more than $1 billion in purchase-money mortgage loans in 2018, the third time it has done so in its history.

Arvest hit the $1 billion mark on Sept. 26, more than three months earlier than the previous two times it reached that milestone. Purchase-money loans are used to buy a home, as opposed to refinances and other types of loans.                       

“Home sales are driving the majority of our mortgage business this year, and reaching this $1 billion milestone has been even more remarkable given the rising interest rates and the housing inventory issues in some of our markets,” said Steven Plaisance, president and chief executive officer of Arvest’s mortgage division.

Arvest regularly originates more than $1 billion in mortgage loans – both purchase-money and refinances – having done so earlier in 2018 for the 16th consecutive year.

“Our team of mortgage professionals – from the start of your home loan process through servicing those loans long after you close it – are well-qualified to handle all the unique needs we see on a day-to-day basis,” Plaisance said. “Our mission statement of ‘People helping people find financial solutions for life’ is central to the mortgage services we offer and the team we build to execute those services.”

As of Sept. 26, Arvest had closed a total of 5,519 purchase-money loans with total loan value of $1,002,521,772. As of the same date in 2017, Arvest had closed 4,938 purchase-money loans with total loan value of $857,159,409. This year’s numbers represent an 11.7 percent increase in number of loans and a 16.9 percent increase in volume.

“We are privileged to work with so many Realtors®, brokers, builders and other housing professionals in all of our markets,” Plaisance said. “Being available to all of them and offering a variety of mortgage solutions for all of the communities we serve benefits everyone involved.”

Arvest is unique among most local lenders in that it services 99 percent of its mortgage loans, meaning that customers make their payments to Arvest and deal with Arvest for any needs after their loan closes.

Tags: Arkansas, Arvest, Kansas, Missouri, Mortgage, Oklahoma
 

Arvest to Give $58,000 to Teachers Throughout Bank’s Footprint

Monday, October 08 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest News


For the third consecutive year, Arvest Bank will honor teachers by awarding 116 educators with a total of $58,000 in prize money.

The decision to award 116 $500 gifts to individual teachers 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 schools continue to face budget challenges. All prizes will go to teachers who work at state-funded schools.

“Commitment to community is something we take seriously at Arvest, and it is our pleasure to recognize these teachers, who do so much for our children and our communities,” Arvest president and CEO Kevin Sabin said. “We know they work hard every day to give all of us a better future, and we hope these awards help show how much we appreciate them.”

To nominate a teacher to receive one of the $500 prizes, look for an Arvest Bank Facebook post about this contest during the week of Oct. 15-21. Include the teacher’s name, school name, city, and one sentence describing why that teacher deserves to win.

Arkansas counties included are: Baxter, Benton, Boone, Carroll, Conway, Craighead, Crawford, Faulkner, Franklin, Garland, Howard, Johnson, Little River, Logan, Lonoke, Madison, Mississippi, Montgomery, Pike, Polk, Pope, Pulaski, Saline, Scott, Sebastian, Sevier, Washington and Yell.

Missouri counties included are: Barry, Laclede, Lawrence, McDonald, Stone, Taney, Wright and Webster. Additionally, in the Greater Kansas City area, the following towns are included: Cass, Mo., Clay, Mo., Jackson, Mo., Platte, Mo., Franklin, Kan., Johnson, Kan., and Wyandotte, Kan.

Oklahoma counties included are: Adair, Canadian, Cherokee, Cleveland, Comanche, Cotton, Craig, Creek, Grady, Delaware, LeFlore, Mayes, McClain, McCurtain, McIntosh, Muskogee, Nowata, Oklahoma, Okmulgee, Ottawa, Payne, Pittsburg, Pontotoc, Pottawamie, Sequoyah, Stephens, Tulsa, Wagoner and Washington

Disclosures

  • $500 donation will be made to directly to the school of the winning teacher’s school.
  • Winners will be selected at random. Random selection will take place the week of October 22.
  • Awardees will be notified no later than October 29.
  • No Arvest associate or associate’s immediate family member can win.
Tags: Arkansas, Arvest, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma

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