Arvest Bank Video Series Features Russellville Boy

Friday, January 19 at 10:00 AM
Category: People Helping People

Jan. 19, 2018 – Ramsay Short’s perspective belies his age. 

“There’s plenty of things I want,” the 11-year-old said, “but everything I need, I can walk into my house right now and find it.” 

Short also knows that’s not the case for every kid that lives in the River Valley. That’s what led him to start making wooden pens in the family garage and donate part of the proceeds to help others. 

“He’s a typical 11-year-old,” Short’s father, Wilson said. “The room is messy. We need to learn better study habits, but you know… He’s got a gentle heart, and my boy wants to serve people. 

“And I guess that’s what I want my kids to be.”  

Ramsay Short is the 28th person and 13th Arkansan to be featured in Arvest Bank’s People Helping People video series. The series is designed to celebrate individuals in the communities Arvest serves who are uniquely making a difference. The idea came from the bank’s mission statement: “People helping people find financial solutions for life.” 

The MarCom Award-winning videos are available via Arvest’s social media channels – YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and the Arvest Blog – and the bank will make related posts each time a new story appears. Additionally, Arvest social media followers can help spread the word about these inspiring community members by sharing, liking and retweeting the videos. Short’s video will launch on Dec. 8. 

Short’s idea to make pens and sell them in part to benefit the needy came after his father was gifted a wooden pen. Shortly thereafter, Short brought $100 he had been given for good grades to his father and asked if they could invest in a wood lathe to make pens. 

“I kinda looked at him like he was crazy, because what 11-year-old wants to buy a wood lathe?” Wilson Short said. 

Since then, the two have worked together to make and sell about 150-200 pens. And with each sale, Ramsay Short puts $1 in the bank. 

Once Short has $100 in the bank, he then makes a donation to River Valley Food 4 Kids. The $100 is enough to feed one child for a year, and River Valley Food 4 Kids currently serves more than 1,000 children in Russellville, Atkins, Pottsville and Dover schools. 

The Shorts do other philanthropic work as well, but making the pens, which take 30-40 minutes to make, is among their favorite times spent together. 

“It’s time that I’d never get back with him,” Wilson Short said. “I’m just proud of him.” 

About Arvest Bank

Arvest Bank, named by Forbes magazine as one of “America’s Best Large Employers” for 2017, operates more than 250 bank branches in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Kansas through a group of 16 locally managed banks, each with its own board and management team. These banks serve customers in more than 120 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.

Tags: Arkansas, People Helping People
 

Stillwater’s Reimer Named Affiliate of the Year

Thursday, January 18 at 12:00 PM
Category: Arvest News

Congratulations to mortgage lender Krista Reimer, who recently received the Affiliate of the Year award at the Stillwater Board of REALTORS® (SBOR) annual banquet.

Reimer was selected from a pool of candidates that were submitted by nominators from outside their own companies. According to the SBOR, candidates must “exhibit a high level of professionalism and cooperation that is essential between their industry and our REALTOR® members.”

Reimer has worked in the mortgage lending industry for 18 years, including the last four in Stillwater. Her commitment to providing excellent customer service and attention to detail throughout the loan process are the driving forces behind her business.

Her experience with all types of products – and commitment to staying informed on market trends – helps Reimer give each customer the best solution for their financial situation. Additionally, being an active part of the community has allowed Reimer to develop relationships with many real estate professionals. These relationships foster a team atmosphere that results in the best possible outcomes for her clients.

Reimer earned a degree in business education – with a minor in business administration – at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. In her spare time, she most enjoys spending time with family, whether that’s relaxing with her husband in the backyard or entertaining their grandchildren.

Congrats, Krista!

Tags: Associates, Oklahoma
 

Arvest Bank Offers Adventure and Advice on Jan. 30

Tuesday, January 16 at 02:00 PM
Category: Arvest News

Are you up for an adventure in 2018? 

Or maybe you’d like to hear a financial outlook for the upcoming year. 

If you’re interested in either – or both! – join representatives from Arvest Bank, Arvest Wealth Management and Arvest Trust at the Downtown Bentonville Conference Center on Jan. 30. The center is located at Arvest’s downtown Bentonville branch at 201 NE A Street, and the program is expected to last from 1:30-3 p.m. Refreshments will be served. 

The informational forum will feature a session about Arvest Adventures, a travel club that has plans for numerous fun and exciting trips in 2018. Following the presentation, attendees will able to reserve a spot on any or all trips. 

Representatives from Arvest Wealth Management and Arvest Trust also will make short presentations. Their focus will be providing tips on how to help grow and protect your wealth. 

If you’d like to attend this event, please contact Carolyn Grieve by calling (479) 271-1371 or emailing cgrieve@arvest.com.

 

About Arvest

Arvest Bank, named by Forbes magazine as one of “America’s Best Large Employers” for 2017, operates more than 250 bank branches in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Kansas through a group of 15 locally managed banks, each with its own board and management team. These banks serve customers in more than 120 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. Investment products and services provided by Arvest Investments, Inc., doing business as Arvest Wealth Management, member FINRA/SIPC, an SEC registered investment adviser and a subsidiary of Arvest Bank. Insurance products are made available through Arvest Insurance, Inc., which is registered as an insurance agency. Insurance products are marketed through Arvest Insurance, Inc., but are underwritten by insurance companies. Investments and Insurance Products: Not FDIC Insured, May Lose Value and Not Guaranteed by the Bank. Trust services provided by Arvest Bank.

 

Tags: Arvest Benton County
 

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Hours 2018

Friday, January 05 at 02:00 PM
Category: Arvest News

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, all Arvest branches and the Customer Service line will be closed on Monday, Jan. 15, 2018. We'll resume normal hours on Tuesday, Jan. 16. 

For your convenience, you can bank 24/7 using:

Tags: Holiday Hours
 

Rogers Heritage Defends Arvest Hoopfest Crown

Thursday, December 28 at 02:00 PM
Category: Arvest Community News

Congratulations to Rogers Heritage High School for winning the Arvest Hoopfest Championship for the second year in a row! 

The 13th annual tournament was held at Rogers High School Dec. 7-9 and the War Eagles claimed the title with a 57-48 victory over Fort Smith Southside in the championship game. Rogers Heritage’s Seth Stanley scored a game-best 25 points and Bryce Breedlove added 11. 

A plaque was presented to the Rogers Heritage team and War Eagles players received individual medals. The runner-up Mavericks also received individual medals. 

Other final results of the tournament were: 

  • Third-place game: Webb City (Mo.) 44, Mt. Vernon (Mo.) 38
  • Fifth-place game: Rogers 77, Clarksville 30
  • Seventh-place game: Waynesville (Mo.) 60, Carl Junction (Mo.) 38 
Tags: Rogers

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