Fishing Coach Helps Students Reel in Opportunities - People Helping People Series

Friday, August 25 at 04:00 PM
Category: People Helping People

Marshal Grissom walked into a Caney Valley Bass Club meeting because he was willing to use his boat to help the high-schoolers who shared his love of fishing. Grissom left that meeting as the team’s head coach.

Grissom is the latest person to be featured in Arvest Bank’s People Helping People video series. The series is designed to celebrate individuals in the communities we Arvest serves who are uniquely making a difference.

 

Caney Valley High School is located in the northeastern Oklahoma town of Ramona, and its fishing club has proven to be a perfect fit for Grissom. An avid fisherman for as long as he can remember, Grissom believes his favorite hobby not only has life lessons to offer the students he helps, but in some cases, could be a life-changing activity.

“The way the sport of fishing has grown, just in our state alone there are probably well over a dozen collegiate bass fishing teams," Grissom said. "There are colleges recruiting at our tournaments to go onto that next level.”

Some of Caney Valley’s team members have already received college scholarship offers, a path that may not have been available to them if it weren’t for their competitive fishing experience. The lure of a scholarship has kept team member Grayson Atchison sharpening his angling skills. His goal is to one day attend Northeastern State University on a fishing scholarship.

“Honestly I would say Marshal’s my mentor for fishing. He kind of helped me out with a lot of tournament skills that I needed." Atchison said. “If it wasn’t for Marshal, we probably wouldn’t have this club."

Grissom is driven by a need to take action and help others. He believes in taking the initiative when you have the opportunity to change people's lives.

"I’ve always wanted to not just sit back and watch life go by," he said. "I wanted to be a person that did something. And these kids have really given me that opportunity. The most rewarding thing for me is just being out there on the water with these kids. And getting to see them, the joy they have for fishing."

Watch* Grissom and the fishing team in action. Keep an eye on our social media channels for videos highlighting the good works of dedicated citizens in the communities Arvest Bank serves.

Links marked with * go to a third-party site not operated or endorsed by Arvest Bank, an FDIC-insured institution.

Tags: Bartlesville, Oklahoma, People Helping People
 

Friday Financial Forum June 16 in Bartlesville, Okla.

Tuesday, June 13 at 04:30 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Join us Friday, June 16 at 10 a.m. for our Friday Financial Forum. We will meet at the Friday Forum Room at Arvest's East Side Branch, located at 4225 S.E. Adams Rd. in Bartlesville, Okla.* 

This week’s featured speaker will be Clay Nickel, CPM® vice president, portfolio manager and director of investment strategy and an integral member of AWM’s portfolio management team and overall money management effort. 

As director of investment strategy, Clay is responsible for the development and oversight of the Investment Management Group (IMG) product line and serves as the main spokesman for IMG and the AWM portfolio management team with customers, prospects and advisors. Prior to joining Arvest in 2010, Clay was a portfolio manager for a $4 billion community bank in the Midwest and managed a $300 million investment portfolio for high net worth individuals and institutions. 

What you can also expect at the event:

  • Information: Community leaders share topical, local and state information (Sen. Julie Daniels, Rep. Earl Sears & Rep. Travis Dunlap) 
  • News: "The Scoop"  all about business and community happenings in Bartlesville (Billie Roane, Arvest Bank) 
  • Stock Report and Economic Update: Josh Randolph**, Arvest Wealth Management, and Sonya Reed**, Arvest Wealth Management
  • Hilarious Anecdotes: Jim Bohnsack, Arvest Bank

Invite a friend and come enjoy delicious homemade cookies and hear about what’s going on in the Bartlesville area!   

If you have any questions or would like to be included on the invitation email list, please contact Billie Roane at (918) 337-4358. We look forward to seeing you there!

Links marked with * go to a third-party site not operated or endorsed by Arvest Bank, an FDIC-insured institution.

**Josh Randolph Oklahoma Insurance License #122041 and Sonya Reed Oklahoma Insurance License # 111796  

Tags: Bartlesville, Community Support, Oklahoma
 

Friday Financial Forum June 9 in Bartlesville, Okla.

Tuesday, June 06 at 04:15 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Join us Friday, June 9 at 10 a.m. for our Friday Financial Forum. We will meet at the Friday Forum Room at Arvest's East Side Branch, located at 4225 S.E. Adams Rd. in Bartlesville, Okla.* 

This week our featured speaker is Joe Todd  veteran, historian and writer  who is well known across the state for his extensive interviews of veterans who have served their country with honor, publicizing their narratives for future generations. Todd is a veteran of the Vietnam War, Gulf War and intervention in Haiti, who enlisted in the U.S. Army at the age of 19. His grandfather served in World War I and his father served in World War II. He will bring an informative presentation commemorating the 72nd Anniversary of D-Day.

On the morning of June 6, 1944, the Allies invaded Western Europe on the beaches of Normandy, France, in the largest amphibious attack in history. During World War II (1939-1945), the Battle of Normandy, which lasted from June 1944 to August 1944, resulted in the Allied liberation of Western Europe from Nazi Germany’s control. The invasion is known as D-Day.

What you can also expect at the event:

  • Information: Community leaders share topical, local and state information (Sen. Julie Daniels, Rep. Earl Sears & Rep. Travis Dunlap) 
  • News: "The Scoop"  all about business and community happenings in Bartlesville (Billie Roane, Arvest Bank) 
  • Stock Report and Economic Update: Josh Randolph**, Arvest Wealth Management, and Sonya Reed**, Arvest Wealth Management
  • Hilarious Anecdotes: Jim Bohnsack, Arvest Bank

Invite a friend and come enjoy delicious homemade cookies and hear about what’s going on in the Bartlesville area!   

If you have any questions or would like to be included on the invitation email list, please contact Billie Roane at (918) 337-4358. We look forward to seeing you there!

Links marked with * go to a third-party site not operated or endorsed by Arvest Bank, an FDIC-insured institution.

**Josh Randolph Oklahoma Insurance License #122041 and Sonya Reed Oklahoma Insurance License # 111796  

Tags: Bartlesville, Community Support, Oklahoma
 

Friday Financial Forum June 2 in Bartlesville, Okla.

Tuesday, May 30 at 04:10 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Join us Friday, June 2 at 9:40 a.m. for our Friday Financial Forum. We will meet at the Friday Forum Room at Arvest's East Side Branch, located at 4225 S.E. Adams Rd. in Bartlesville, Okla.* 

We will have a 9:40 a.m. pre-forum performance from the Bartlesville band, River Cross Ramblers, a mixture of styles and voices featuring Alan Gentes and Tim Hudson. In keeping with the band’s ambitious mission, their influences are likewise eclectic. Citing artists all across the musical spectrum, the Ramblers draw inspiration from unlikely sources. The group will be included in OK Mozart Showcase events schedule, performing on Friday, June 16, 10 - 11 a.m. at Ambler Hall.

Our featured speakers are the 33rd annual OK Mozart Festival’s Grace Farmer, showcase director, and Susan Albert, marketing director and public relations, who will be bringing the details of the festival to be held June 8-16. This year’s festival is filled with excitement and a little something for everyone with a diverse, highly-acclaimed musical talent for residents and visitors alike to enjoy in classical, jazz, blues, rock and other mixed genres.

The 9-day event kicks off Thursday, June 8 with a free street party 5 - 7:45 p.m. at Silas Street and Price Tower featuring the 145th Army Band, followed by western blues band Honey Blue. Kids will enjoy sidewalk art, bouncy house, Captain Armando and Gypsy Glitter. 

Main Stage Concerts at the Bartlesville Community Center include: Cowboy crooner Michael Martin Murphey accompanied by the world-class Bartlesville Symphony Orchestra; the harmony-rich sound of Wilson Phillips, a vocal trio comprised of sisters Carnie and Wendy Wilson and Chynna Phillips; trained, golden-voiced Chris Mann, star of the  “The Phantom of the Opera”  tour accompanied by the Bartlesville Symphony; and the world premiere of composer Jerod Tate’s Muscogee Hymn Suite, commissioned and performed by the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra. 

Chamber music performances, always popular with OK Mozart fans, will be held June 12-15 in Ambler Hall featuring the exciting Miró Quartet and Oklahoma’s own Brightmusic Society with Trio Solari. The world premiere of the Joseph F. Tyldesley composition, “Homage to Haydn,” will be performed by the trio, who also commissioned the piece.

If you enjoy music out on the green, the Concert Under the Stars with entertainment by jazz band Mojo at Sooner Park and the Woolaroc concert of Disney classics performed by the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra with fireworks over the lake will be for you!

A full spectrum of showcase events is planned again this year, including children’s activities, folk and jazz entertainment at the Price Tower, a tribute to Gershwin by Those Two! among 21 other events featuring outstanding performers and exciting venues.  

Tickets are now on sale through the Bartlesville Community Center Box Office*.

What you can also expect at the event:

  • Information: Community leaders share topical, local and state information (Sen. Julie Daniels, Rep. Earl Sears & Rep. Travis Dunlap) 
  • News: "The Scoop"  all about business and community happenings in Bartlesville (Billie Roane, Arvest Bank) 
  • Stock Report and Economic Update: Josh Randolph**, Arvest Wealth Management, and Sonya Reed**, Arvest Wealth Management
  • Hilarious Anecdotes: Jim Bohnsack, Arvest Bank

Invite a friend and come enjoy delicious homemade cookies and hear about what’s going on in the Bartlesville area!   

If you have any questions or would like to be included on the invitation email list, please contact Billie Roane at (918) 337-4358. We look forward to seeing you there!

Links marked with * go to a third-party site not operated or endorsed by Arvest Bank, an FDIC-insured institution.

**Josh Randolph Oklahoma Insurance License #122041 and Sonya Reed Oklahoma Insurance License # 111796  

Tags: Bartlesville, Community Support, Oklahoma
 

Friday Financial Forum May 26 in Bartlesville, Okla.

Tuesday, May 23 at 05:40 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Join us Friday, May 26 at 10 a.m. for our Friday Financial Forum. We will meet at the Friday Forum Room at Arvest's East Side Branch, located at 4225 S.E. Adams Rd. in Bartlesville, Okla.* 

This week our featured speakers are Martin Garber, Bartlesville Promise and Joe Todd, veteran, historian and writer.

In 2015, Martin Garber, along with other local education supporters, teamed up with Bartlesville school officials and designed a pilot program to help struggling students live up to their potential and have a successful future. The dozen or so civic leaders behind Bartlesville Education Promise have made much progress, providing weekly tutoring and summer enrichment activities that will span over the next three years at an estimated annual cost of about $50,000. Garber will be bringing an update on the organization’s progress to date and plans for the future. 

Joe Todd is well known across the state for his extensive interviews of veterans who have served their country with honor, publicizing their narratives for future generations. Todd, a veteran of the Vietnam War, Gulf War and intervention in Haiti, enlisted in the U.S. Army at the age of 19. His grandfather served in World War I and his father served in World War II. He will bring a special presentation for the upcoming May 29 Memorial Day observance. 

What you can also expect at the event:

  • Information: Community leaders share topical, local and state information (Sen. Julie Daniels, Rep. Earl Sears & Rep. Travis Dunlap) 
  • News: "The Scoop"  all about business and community happenings in Bartlesville (Billie Roane, Arvest Bank) 
  • Stock Report and Economic Update: Josh Randolph**, Arvest Wealth Management, and Sonya Reed**, Arvest Wealth Management
  • Hilarious Anecdotes: Jim Bohnsack, Arvest Bank

Invite a friend and come enjoy delicious homemade cookies and hear about what’s going on in the Bartlesville area!   

If you have any questions or would like to be included on the invitation email list, please contact Billie Roane at (918) 337-4358. We look forward to seeing you there!

Links marked with * go to a third-party site not operated or endorsed by Arvest Bank, an FDIC-insured institution.

**Josh Randolph Oklahoma Insurance License #122041 and Sonya Reed Oklahoma Insurance License # 111796 

Tags: Bartlesville, Community Support, Oklahoma

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