A Spin on Spending - Tailgating Tips

Tuesday, November 05 at 10:00 AM
Category: Arvest News


For many fans, tailgating is an essential part of the game day experience. It’s a great way to get hyped for the game and fill up before you head into the stadium. Game day eating is often more about quantity, rather than quality and a quick way to save a few bucks, while filling up your hungry fans is to shop smart beforehand. Check your local grocery store sale ads early in the week to see who is offering the best prices for meats, buns, drinks, and condiments. You’re probably not tailgating alone – take your friends and family with you shopping and plan your menu as a team. There’s no reason you should have to bear the entire expenses of the tailgate alone.

No tailgate is complete without decorations. If you are bringing cups and plates, buy reusable sturdy plastic items in your team colors that can be washed and used time after time. Be sure to bring a plastic bag to put them in during cleanup. Not only will this save you money each game, you’ll also be reducing the amount of waste left at the stadium and that’s a win for both teams. 

 

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All Branches Closed for Veterans Day

Friday, November 01 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest News


In observance of Veterans Day, all Arvest branches and the customer service line will be closed on Monday, November 11.

We look forward to serving you during normal business hours, resuming on Tuesday, November 12. 

 

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

 

We wish you a safe and happy Veterans Day! 

 

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Arvest Bank Expands in Downtown Oklahoma City

Tuesday, October 29 at 09:30 AM
Category: Arvest News

Arvest Bank has announced expansion plans and signed a lease for approximately 40,000 square feet on the first floor and mezzanine level of 201 Robert S. Kerr in downtown Oklahoma City. The building will be renamed Arvest Tower.

The company will renovate the space and establish its central Oklahoma headquarters there, as well as provide personal, commercial and wealth management banking services in the new location. The renovation is expected to be complete in fall 2020.

“This downtown Oklahoma City location and statewide expansion for Arvest Bank signals several key directions for us,” said Brad Krieger, chairman of Arvest Bank of Oklahoma City and regional executive vice president of Arvest Bank Group, Inc. “It’s a vote of confidence in Oklahoma City and the downtown area, as well as the entire state. We’ve been involved in the growth and support of community-wide efforts with the Oklahoma City Chamber, Tulsa Regional Chamber and others across the state. We want to continue that support and even deepen our involvement in the future. It is also a response to our own growth and need to have banking services within walking distance for our customers and businesses with a downtown presence. The central downtown location was ideal to meet those needs.”

Arvest Tower has 16 floors, 202,000 total square feet, covered and adjacent parking and was built in 1972. Arvest has negotiated ample parking spaces for customers and bank associates. The lobby features a 27-foot ceiling and tiled marble floors. Renovations will include removing some walls to open the lobby, updates to bathrooms and common areas and designing more contemporary, flexible workspaces for approximately 70 associates.

“It’s an advantage that the building has housed banking services in the past and we want to preserve some of the original features, but we will also be making renovations based on how customers use space today,” said Ron Witherspoon, president of Arvest in Oklahoma City.

Witherspoon points to casual, open spaces for both customers and associates.

“We are blending the need for privacy and noise reduction with visually open spaces to allow natural light and comfortable, informal meeting spots throughout the space,” he said. “We also are creating flexible gathering spaces for community events that our small business customers and non-profits will be able to use, and for Arvest to host educational and social events.”

Arvest is leasing the space from BOKP INVESTORS, LLC, a group of successful Oklahoma business leaders and developers.

Lloyd Hardin with McAfee & Taft provided legal counsel and was supported by Brett Merritt.  Craig Tucker with Price Edwards & Company and Bill Zei with McLeodZei of Dallas, Texas provided brokerage assistance and handled the transaction.  Klay Kimker provided independent consultation.

The new lease and renovations to create Arvest Tower come on the heels of other recent Arvest Bank expansion news, including a new parking garage and other commercial activities in downtown Tulsa and new branches in Owasso and Capitol Hill in Oklahoma City.

About Arvest
Arvest Bank, named by Forbes magazine as one of the “World’s Best Banks” for 2019, operates more than 260 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. 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.

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7 Creative Ideas for Holiday Cards

Thursday, October 24 at 10:00 AM
Category: Arvest News

The holiday season is officially upon us, and with that comes festive photos to send with your holiday cards. If you’re searching for inspiration on how best to share your season’s greetings with family and friends and ready to check another item off your to-do list, check out some of the ideas we’ve rounded up below:

1.      Capture a Moment
Take a photo of you with your family or friends doing an activity together or sharing a tradition – like sledding, hanging lights, caroling or sipping cocoa. The smiles and happiness will radiate naturally and spread joy to those who see your card. 

2.      Enjoy the Outdoors
Bring the camera outside to capture a festive scene. From picking pumpkins or playing in the leaves to embarking on a skiing adventure or enjoying a winter wonderland, the cheerful backdrop will help set the scene for the holidays.

3.      Share Your Good News
If you’ve tied the knot, moved to a new home, added a new member to the family or have other exciting announcements from the year, the holidays are a great time to share the news. Choose your favorite photos from the year and feature them in your holiday card.

4.      Show Your Playful Side
Let your personalities shine by photographing yourselves being silly and lighthearted in relaxing environments. Create joyful scenes by making jokes and being playful. Keep everyone at ease for a naturally happy and cheerful look, which will make everyone looking at your card smile, too.

5.      Include the Whole Family
Take photos with all the family members – including parents, grandparents and other important people. Capture special moments spent among all generations of family and friends. Then share those special moments in your card for the holidays, and cherish the beautiful memories for a lifetime.

6.      Feature the Furry Family
Everyone loves pet photos, so don’t forget to include your furry family in holiday portraits. Take photos of them against a festive backdrop – like lights, garland or trees – or capture candid shots of your pets playing.

7.      Keep it Cozy
Make your photo simple and fun by getting everyone to wear festive attire for the group portrait. Dressing in holiday-themed socks, matching pajamas, ugly Christmas sweaters or silly hats and posing by the fire will add to the sense of coziness and togetherness in the photo. Don’t forget to dress up your furry family, too. Snuggle up with a pet, loved one or the whole family for the most comfortable holiday photo ever.

You and your family are one-of-a-kind, and your holiday pictures should reflect that. Once you’ve determined a theme that best matches the unique style of you and your family, you’re ready for the fun part – creating and sharing your festive joy with loved ones for the holidays.

Check out more holiday card ideas* and have a happy holiday season!

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Stop Porch Pirates from Ruining Your Holidays

Thursday, October 24 at 10:00 AM
Category: Arvest News


More consumers are shopping online than ever before. According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, e-commerce sales grew nine times faster than traditional brick & mortar store sales between 1998 and 2017, and that rate of growth continues. 

With Cyber Monday coming soon, everyone will be getting more items in the mail. In fiscal year 2018, Postal Inspectors arrested almost 2,500 suspects for theft of the mail and packages. These “porch pirates” are very crafty. They often know the delivery routes for shipping services, and will follow delivery trucks waiting for the right moment to swoop in and steal packages.

Here are some basic tips that you can take to protect your packages and make sure your holidays stay merry!

  • Promptly pickup mail. Try not to leave letters and packages in your mailbox or at your door for any length of time.
  • Deposit mail close to pickup time. Deposit outgoing mail into collection boxes before the last collection or inside your local Post Office.
  • Inquire about overdue mail. If you do not receive a check, credit card, or other valuable mail you’re expecting, contact the sender as soon as possible and inquire about it.
  • Don't send cash. Be careful about what you send. Don’t risk sending cash in the mail.
  • Arrange for prompt pickup. If you cannot be home to receive a package, make another arrangement or use the USPS “Hold Mail Service”.
  • Use Hold for Pickup. When shipping packages, use the “Hold for PickUp” option, and the recipients can collect the package at their local Post Office.
  • Use a package tracker app. Most major shipping services provide an app. Some offer real-time tracking of your package, so you can be sure to be at home when your package is delivered.

Source: https://www.uspis.gov/tips-prevention/mail-theft/*

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