Arvest Bank Hires Funa in Rogers

Friday, March 22 at 01:00 PM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank is pleased to announce it has hired Alicia Funa as a commercial banker in Rogers.

Funa will be based out of the Arvest branch located at 201 W. Walnut St., and will generate, evaluate and approve commercial loans, among other duties. Prior to joining Arvest, Funa spent 16 years with Tyson Foods, including positions in sales and corporate accounting working with fixed assets and capital project requests.

Funa earned a bachelor’s degree in business, with a double major in accounting and finance and banking at the University of Arkansas. She later earned a master’s in operations management at the university.

“Alicia never forgot that banking was her first love and decided to make this career change to fulfill her longtime dream,” said Payne Brewer, commercial loan manager for Arvest in Benton County. “We are lucky to have this opportunity to pick up a great teammate, and know that her knowledge and expertise will benefit not just the bank, but more importantly, our customers.”

Among other civic endeavors, Funa currently serves as communications chair for the Circle of Friends of Arkansas Children’s Northwest, and is an active member of the American Heart Association and Network of Executive Women.

Funa and her husband, Ryan, live in Fayetteville with their two children.

Tags: Arkansas, Arvest
 

Russellville Choir Boosters Receive Arvest Foundation Grant

Thursday, March 14 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

The Russellville High School Choir will be able to perform at Carnegie Hall in New York City thanks to a $5,000 donation from the Arvest Foundation.

The gift was announced today at the Russellville High School in Russellville. Shawn Bates, community bank president of Arvest Bank was on hand to present the check to Matthew Foy, choral director at Russellville High School, and Mark Gotcher, superintendent of the Russellville School District.

The Arvest Foundation donation to the Russellville Choir Boosters will help the students with the costs associated with this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity of performing at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

 “The $5,000 donation from the Arvest Foundation will help make students' dreams of performing at Carnegie Hall become reality,” Foy said. “With this generous donation, we will be able to provide the students with some meals and transportation while in New York City. This is truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for our students and I would like to thank Arvest for helping this dream come to fruition.”

“We are pleased to present this donation on behalf of the Arvest Foundation to support the Russellville Choir Boosters and the Russellville School District who have dedicated their time to providing and improving the lives of our students in the Russellville area,” Bates said. “This donation is just one of many we have made throughout the area. It demonstrates the foundation’s ongoing commitment to our local community and support to the education of our students.”

Tags: Arkansas, Arvest
 

Arvest Bank Welcomes Two New Board Members in Springdale

Tuesday, March 12 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank is pleased to announce Patricia Montague and Scott Spradley have joined its Springdale board of directors.

Montague serves as senior vice president and administrator for Arkansas Children’s Northwest and has more than 30 years of experience in executive leadership in patient care delivery and pediatric nursing practice. She earned bachelor’s degree in nursing at Loretto Heights College in Denver, and a master’s degree in nursing administration at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.

“We are excited to announce that Patricia has joined our board,” said Kent Williamson, president for Arvest in Springdale. “She has been very instrumental in the opening of the new children’s hospital, which has been such a blessing to Springdale and the surrounding communities. We are so fortunate to have Trisha on our team. The medical community in Northwest Arkansas is ever-growing, and having Trisha’s expertise will bring a wealth of knowledge to our board of directors.”

Spradley is executive vice president & chief technology officer at Tyson Foods. He is responsible for establishing and driving strategies across all of Tyson’s technology platforms, information systems delivery, information security, and data and analytics. He has been named as one of ComputerWorld’s Top 100 Technology leaders and as CIO Magazine’s list of the Top 100 CIOs.

Spradley earned a bachelor’s degree at San Diego State University. 

“We have had our eye on Scott for some time,” Williamson said. “Technology is changing very rapidly, so adding Scott’s knowledge and unique skillset to our board could not come at a better time. We feel privileged to have him join our team and believe he will be a tremendous addition to our current board of directors.”

Tags: Arkansas, Arvest
 

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
 

NWA Home and Outdoor Living Expo

Thursday, March 07 at 01:00 PM
Category: Arvest Community News

Each year, the warmer temperatures and longer days bring a renewed excitement as it relates to home improvement plans.  Our home is in a constant state of evolution, whether it was recently constructed or a century old with tons of character.  The NWA Home and Outdoor Living Expo, March 15-17, 2019 at the John Q Hammons Convention Center is an opportunity to experience the latest trends in home improvement.  With 100 different businesses represented, you’d be hard pressed to find a category not represented.  This is your opportunity to meet and visit with reputable businesses in virtually every category related to home and outdoor living. 

Whether your project is large or small, you’ll find something at the show to help you improve your home.  Plus, with regional exhibitors, you will find new ideas and options never before seen in Northwest Arkansas.  This is the show that everyone has been talking about since it debuted last year in Rogers. 

Make plans to attend, Friday, Saturday or Sunday, March 15-17, 2019.  Your paid admission allows you to run home and measure or “sleep on it” and return the next day at no additional cost.  Adults admission is only $6, Seniors $4, and children under 10 are free.

The NWA Home and Outdoor Living Expo is sponsored by Burton Pools and Spas, and Arvest Bank, Member FDIC.

Tags: Arkansas, Arvest

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