Kathy Snider Helps Spread Christmas Cheer at Toy Shop of Duncan - People Helping People Series

Friday, December 22 at 02:00 PM
Category: People Helping People

Dec. 21, 2017 – Deshunta Hollis didn’t hesitate when asked what the word “community” means to her. 

“Community means to me that you stick together when times are good, and when they're bad,” Hollis said. “And you help others. 

“It's everybody being a family even though you're not real family. That's what community means to me.” 

In Duncan, few people epitomize that definition more than Kathy Snider. Snider has been co-chairman of The Toy Shop of Duncan since 1996. The Toy Shop of Duncan provides Christmas gifts and clothes to as many as 1,200 local children each year. 

“Christmas is very special to me,” Snider said, “and I want that special feeling of Christmas to be there for the children in our community.”   

Snider also happens to be the 27th person 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. Snider’s video will launch on Dec. 22. 

From New Year’s Day shopping sprees to year-round fundraisers to a furious December push to make sure its clients’ needs are met, Snider and fellow co-chair Connie Roebuck spend countless hours making The Toy Shop of Duncan a success. It’s an effort that’s as intensive as it is inspiring. 

All the work is worth it, though, when a family receives the assistance it needs. Roebuck said the looks on clients’ faces when they receive their gifts never gets old. 

“You’re heart just goes to thumping and you get goosebumps and tear up, you know?” Roebuck said. “It really makes you feel good. I think volunteering is one of the best things people can do.” 

Hollis, who came to The Toy Shop of Duncan because of financial strains she’s endured while completing nursing school, has three young children whose Christmas will be better thanks to the efforts of those like Snider and Roebuck. 

“I think that’s what community is about,” Snider said. “It’s people that just come together and share and love each other, and are willing to do for others.” 

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: People Helping People
 

Arvest Bank Names Gould SVP

Thursday, December 21 at 02:00 PM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank is pleased to announce Coral Gould has been named a senior vice president. 

Gould has 24 years of industry experience and has held several roles at Arvest. She currently serves as a credit administrator, providing leadership and day-to-day overall direction and administration of the lending operation functions of the bank. 

Gould earned an accounting degree at the University of the Ozarks and a master’s degree in business administration at the University of Central Arkansas. She is also a graduate of the Barret School of Banking (formerly known as Mid-South School of Banking). 

A resident of Clarksville, Gould is a member of East Mt. Zion Trinity Baptist Church and currently serves on the Building Finance Committee as well as the Women’s Ministry Team. Gould also is a member of P.E.O., an organization that supports, encourages and motivates women to pursue secondary education by providing scholarships, grants, and loans. 

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 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, Associates
 

Arvest Raising Money for Make-A-Wish Foundation® in Springfield

Thursday, December 21 at 02:00 PM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest recently worked with the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Missouri to sponsor the wish of 12-year-old Lillian from Springfield, Mo.

 

Lillian, or “Lilly” as her friends call her, was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Despite her condition, Lilly has maintained a positive attitude and strong spirit. Lilly enjoys reading comic book novels, playing games and making art. 

 

Lilly’s wish is to go on a Disney Cruise, and Arvest is honored to be making her wish come true. 

 

During the month of December 2017, stop by any Springfield, Nixa, Branson, Branson West, Hollister, Aurora, Lebanon or Mountain Grove location to either buy a Make-A-Wish star or make a donation. All money raised will stay in our communities to help make local children’s wishes come true.

 

Lilly is one of many to make a wish. You can be one of many to make it come true!

    

Tags: Missouri, Springfield
 

Holiday Hours 2017

Wednesday, December 20 at 02:00 PM
Category: Arvest News

Arvest Bank branches will have modified hours for the upcoming holidays.

Arvest Bank branches and the Customer Service line - (866) 952-9523) - will have normal Saturday hours on Saturday, Dec. 23.

Arvest Bank branches and the Customer Service line will be closed Sunday, Dec. 24 (Christmas Eve) and Monday, Dec. 25 (Christmas Day).

Arvest Bank branches and the Customer Service line will have normal Saturday hours on Saturday, Dec. 30.

Arvest Bank branches and the Customer Service line will be closed Sunday, Dec. 31 (New Year’s Eve) and Monday, Jan. 1 (New Year’s Day).

We'll resume normal hours on Tuesday, Jan. 2.

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

We wish you a safe and happy holiday season!

Tags: Hours
 

Arvest Trust Announces Franques Hiring

Tuesday, December 19 at 02:00 PM
Category: Arvest News
Arvest Wealth Management is pleased to announce Lloyd Franques has joined Arvest Trust. 

Franques will serve as a vice president and trust officer for Benton County. As such, he will be responsible for fiduciary account administration of personal trusts, estates, investment accounts and IRAs, among other duties. 

Franques has 22 years of banking experience and 14 years of trust administration experience. A graduate of Louisiana Tech with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, Franques also is a graduate of the Cannon Financial Institute Trust School.
 
Most of Franques’ career has been spent in southern and central Arkansas, but he is relocating to Bentonville, where he will be based out of Arvest’s downtown branch. Franques has one son, and has been involved in numerous civic efforts, including ones with Kiwanis, United Way, and the South Arkansas Symphony Orchestra.

About Arvest Bank

Arvest Bank operates more than 260 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. 

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: Associates, Bentonville

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