Arvest Bank Announces Oxendine Hiring

Friday, March 09 at 02:00 PM
Category: Arvest News

Arvest Bank is pleased to announce the hiring of Terra Oxendine.

Oxendine, who has worked in the banking industry since 2006 and as a commercial lender for the last two years, will serve in that same capacity at Arvest. More specifically, she will conduct financial needs assessments and recommend the most appropriate products and services that fulfill customers’ immediate and future financial needs.

Oxendine earned an associate degree from Crowder College. Among other civic endeavors, she has been an award-winning volunteer for United Way and is an advocate for the Children’s Center of Southwest Missouri.

A member of Christ’s Community United Methodist Church, Oxendine lives in Joplin with her husband, Grant, and their two children.

Tags: Associates, Joplin

Arvest Bank Adds Tuggle to Board of Directors

Friday, March 09 at 02:00 PM
Category: Arvest News

Arvest Bank is pleased to announce Cathy Tuggle has joined its local board of directors in central Arkansas.

Tuggle has been the owner and principal broker at Apartment Hunters and Arkansas Suites for the past 19 years. She is currently the incoming Chairman of the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce, and also active in the Rotary Club of Little Rock’s Club 99 Foundation and the Arkansas Apartment Association. Nationally, she is involved with Apartments Across America. 

“We couldn’t be more excited to add Cathy to our board,” said Jim Cargill, Arvest president and CEO in central Arkansas. “In addition to her business acumen, her many ties to our community and her commitment to service will be an invaluable asset for us here at Arvest. We look forward to having Cathy as part of our team.” 

Among other civic endeavors, she is a board member of Fifty for the Future in Little Rock, an organization of community leaders interested in maximizing community resources to create more economic opportunities. Tuggle is a member of the Arkansas Women’s Leadership Forum and the Institute of Real Estate Management- Arkansas. She is also involved with the Make-A-Wish Foundation and AR Kids Read. 

Tuggle and her husband, Paul, have one son. 

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. 

Tags: Little Rock

Greater Tulsa Home & Garden Show Giveaway - #ArvestFundsItIn18

Thursday, March 08 at 02:00 PM
Category: Arvest News

To celebrate the Greater Tulsa Home & Garden Show, Arvest and @MetroAppliance are teaming up to offer a contest with great prizes, including a $2,000 Gas Fire Pit! Comment on our Facebook post, or post a photo on Facebook explaining your dream home improvement project for a chance to win! Include the following hashtag: #ArvestFundsItIn18.

Arvest associates and their immediate family members are not eligible to win. Immediate family is defined as spouse, parent, child, sibling, or any other family member living in the associate’s home. Contest is open to the public. No purchase necessary to enter.


Arvest Bank to “Egg Yards” as a Fundraiser to Reduce Food Insecurity

Thursday, March 08 at 02:00 PM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank in Harrison is taking preorders for a fundraiser that will take the work off the Easter Bunny this Easter, while also raising money for a local food pantry.  

Bank associates will decorate the yards of Harrison residents with surprise-filled Easter Eggs the evening of Saturday, March 31, the eve of Easter Sunday.  Three different options are available; 35 eggs for $30, 55 eggs for $40 or 75 eggs for $50.  All of the money raised will benefit Ozark Share and Care, a local emergency services program that houses a food pantry and provides other necessary items.  

“Food insecurity is a problem that affects every community across America and it will always be an issue that needs our attention,” said Scott Tennyson, market president of Arvest Bank in Harrison. “While we can’t solve the problem altogether, we can respond as a community to consistently share our resources with those who don’t have food for every meal.” 

Tennyson said the Easter Egg fundraiser is a grassroots effort that is part of Arvest Bank’s annual 1 Million Meals campaign.  The two-month campaign, that is in its eighth year, challenges Arvest associates, customers and the general public to donate non-perishable food items or monetary contributions at any Arvest Bank location across the four-state footprint of Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Kansas the bank serves.  The goal of the initiative is to collect the equivalent of one million meals that will be donated to local food pantries and other hunger relief organizations or programs.  All donations remain local.  

In the Harrison community alone, Arvest Bank has raised 181,830 meals for local food partners since the 1 Million Meals campaign began in 2011. 

Additional information on how to contribute to Arvest Bank’s 1 Million Meals campaign may be found at

Tags: 1 Million Meals, North Central Arkansas

Get Your Armed Services YMCA Debit Card Today!

Wednesday, March 07 at 02:00 PM
Category: Arvest Community News

One of Arvest Bank’s missions is to be a good corporate citizen, which means it is important to Arvest to partner with non-profits that work to improve the communities across Arvest’s footprint. Today, Arvest Bank is proud to announce it has partnered with the Armed Services YMCA of Lawton-Fort Sill for a brand new debit card honoring our service members! 

The patriotic-themed debit card was designed by Emma Dinkel, a student at Flower Mound Elementary in Lawton, during a contest Arvest Bank put on during the ASYMCA’s annual Y-Fry in November 2017. Dinkel’s design was chosen by a panel of judges selected by ASYMCA Director Carol Herrick. 

“When I look at Emma’s design, I instantly smile. Her use of color, the flag and the soldier all came together and really embodies the Armed Services mission and values,” Herrick said. “Children never cease to amaze me. Their natural talent and ability inspire me daily at the ASYMCA. Looking at things from their perspective is vital, which is why opportunities for them to express themselves are important. I am so grateful to Arvest for hosting this opportunity with us and for investing in these young artists.” 

To celebrate the launch of the new debit card, Arvest Bank and the ASYMCA will recognize Emma during the ASYMCA’s Partner Member Breakfast on March 9. Arvest Bank has two employees on the board of the ASYMCA: Commercial Lender Mark Scott and Community & Business Relationship Advisor Gene Love.  

Drop by your nearest branch and get yours beginning this Friday!

Tags: Lawton

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