World Services for the Blind Honors Jim Cargill with 2019 Vision Award

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


World Services for the Blind, a Little Rock-based nonprofit organization that works to empower those who are blind or visually impaired, recently recognized Jim Cargill, president and CEO of Arvest Bank in central, northeast and southwest Arkansas, with the 2019 Vision Award.

The Vision Award is presented to an individual who has “demonstrated far-reaching vision to successfully orchestrate events through business enterprise and community involvement to help better society for all citizens, both with and without sight.”

“Jim’s involvement in business, education and in a number of nonprofit organizations that serve our community is the result of his authentic desire to improve our communities and create opportunity for everyone who lives here,” said Sharon Giovinazzo, president and CEO of World Services for the Blind. “Individuals of Jim’s caliber who make a life-long commitment to be bold, innovate and truly improve programs and services in our community are part of the reason our organization has been around for more than 72 years. We are thankful for Jim’s work and we are honored to recognize him.”

Arvest president and CEO Kevin Sabin presented Cargill with the 19th Annual Vision Award.

“The task World Services faces is monumental, yet they continue to succeed, innovate and expand their programs – changing lives in the process,” Cargill said. “It is my hope that this recognition gives our business community pause, so we can all better determine how our companies can contribute to supporting individuals of all abilities, and also build a more diverse workforce."

The awards luncheon took place Oct. 30 at the Clinton Presidential Center Great Hall in downtown Little Rock.

Tags: Arkansas, Arvest, Little Rock
 

Arvest Bank Adds Bricker to Treasury Management Team

Wednesday, June 26 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News


Arvest Bank is pleased to announce it has hired Jonathan Bricker as vice president and international business development representative for its Treasury Management division.

Bricker, who has more than 16 years of industry experience, will be based in Little Rock, but serve the entire state of Arkansas. In his new role, Bricker will be responsible for sales activities within large corporate accounts, middle market and business banking.

“We are thrilled to add Jonathan to our team,” said Shawn Christian, senior vice president and regional sales manager for Arvest Treasury Management. “His experience and expertise will be a big benefit not just to the bank, but more importantly, our clients. Having him on our team will allow Arvest Treasury Management to provide support to Arkansas-based companies for all products offered under the umbrella of International Banking within Arvest.”

Bricker is a volunteer for Arkansas Children’s Hospital, vice president of the Lambda Phi Home Association of Sigma Nu, and has served as a board member for March of Dimes, among other civic endeavors.

Tags: Arkansas, Arvest, Little Rock, Treasury Management
 

Arvest Bank Announces Duhamel-Barger Hire

Friday, June 07 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank is pleased to announce it has hired Tiffany Duhamel-Barger as vice president and an Arvest Private Banking advisor. 

Duhamel-Barger, who has more than 13 years of industry experience, will be based out of the Arvest branch located at 4400 W. Markham. In her new role, Duhamel-Barger will provide clients with concierge service to assist with their financial needs ranging from deposit accounts to consumer and mortgage lending. 

“We are delighted to add someone with Tiffany’s experience and expertise to our team,” said Brice Sisco, Arvest Private Banking manager. “I am confident she will be an asset not just to the bank, but more importantly, to our customers.” 

Duhamel-Barger earned a bachelor’s degree in finance at the University of Central Arkansas. She is an active member of BNI – Profit Makers, Central Arkansas Young Professionals Network, and New Life Church of Greater Little Rock, among other civic endeavors. 

Barger and her husband, Brandon, have one daughter. 

About Arvest

Arvest Bank, named by Forbes magazine as one of the “World’s Best Banks” for 2019, 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: Arkansas, Associates, Little Rock
 

Arvest Bank Names Tim Hampel to Saline County Advisory Board

Tuesday, June 04 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest News

Arvest Bank announced that Tim Hampel of Benton will join the bank’s Saline County Advisory Board. Hampel is president and CEO of Supreme Fixture Co., Inc., N&S Mechanical, Supreme Custom Fabricators, Supreme Retail and Southwest Millwork.  

Hampel’s community involvement includes work with the Make-A-Wish Foundation and Big Brothers Big Sisters of central Arkansas. He also is director of a Christian youth camp that serves more than 100 teenagers in Lithuania. Hampel and his wife, Shelly, have two adult children and are members of North Side Church of Christ in Benton. 

“Tim has invested in the improvement of communities across Saline County for more than 30 years and it is that personal commitment and professional experience we value when seeking new board members,” said Phillip Partain, community bank president for Arvest Bank in Saline County. “This board is important to Arvest because these leaders help us ensure we are making the best decisions and pursuing the right opportunities for our customers and for the success of these communities.” 

Arvest’s Saline County Advisory Board was created in 2017 to help broaden and enhance the bank’s support of the community.  

Board members advise, support and serve as liaisons for the bank through relationships with local businesses and the community and serve a five-year term. 

Other members of the board include Grayling V. Hill, president of Hilbilt Sells Corp. and HilArk Industries of Benton; Lamont Cornwell, Jr., executive director of the Saline County Economic Development Corporation; Mark Middleton, president of CommerceCorp International, managing partner of MidCorp Investments and principal of Middleton, Inc.; Don Rhoads, president of Fleming Electric in Bryant and Michael Stewart, chief executive officer for Saline Health System in Benton. 

 

About Arvest

Arvest Bank, named by Forbes magazine as one of the “World’s Best Banks” for 2019, 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: Associates, Little Rock
 

Arvest Bank Announces Gray Hiring

Friday, March 08 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank is pleased to announce it has hired Magan Gray as an associate mortgage in Little Rock.

Gray will be based out of the Arvest branch located at 440 W. Markham in Little Rock, and work closely with the mortgage loan manager Eric Cullum in the generation, evaluation, approval, processing, closing and servicing of real estate loans.

“We are thrilled to add Magan to our mortgage team,” said Cullum, who serves as mortgage loan manager for Arvest in central, northeast and southwest Arkansas. “Her knowledge and expertise will make our team stronger, but more importantly, be a tremendous asset for our customers.”

Gray and her husband, Charles, live in Cabot.

Tags: Arkansas, Arvest, Little Rock

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