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Staying Poised For A Changing Marketplace

Being proactive through expense monitoring, competitive analysis and using new tools and trends can help enhance your business.

Professional Business Brokers: Do You Need One If You’re Looking to Sell?

Intermediaries can create a competitive atmosphere that drives prices and terms.

Smart Uses for Your Tax Refund

Avoid splurging in favor of long-lasting benefits based on your financial situation.

Credit Cards For Your Business: Which Type Is Right For You?

Sifting through the commercial card options available for business credit.

Banking & Finance / Investments / Media & Marketing

What’s Missing? (Gwen Moritz Editor’s Note)

What’s missing from a news story can be hard to spot but exceedingly telling. read more >
Banking & Finance / Energy

Arvest Promotes to Kelly Carlson to Loan Manager for Benton County (Movers & Shakers)

He has 15 years of experience in the banking industry. read more >
Banking & Finance / Construction / Industry / Real Estate

Tough Sell: Mortgage Lenders Report Another Down Year in 2023

Arvest Bank was again the state’s most prolific lender with nearly $810 million in loans originating in Arkansas in 2023. read more >
Banking & Finance

Arvest Names Kelly Carlson as Loan Manager in Benton County

Carlson will replace Mark Ryan, who is retiring after 31 years with the bank effective April 1. read more >
Banking & Finance / Government & Politics / Legal

Fed Bans Ex-Arvest Employee From Banking Industry

She allegedly transferred money from elderly customers' accounts to her own accounts without authorization. read more >
Agriculture & Poultry / Education / Health Care / Manufacturing / Nonprofits

Career Realignment: Report Calls for Fine-Tuning Workforce Training Programs in NWALock Icon

The study by the Walton Family Foundation said that many of the programs taken by high school students are in career pathways that are not the region’s high priorities. read more >
Banking & Finance / Construction

Arvest Bank Breaks Ground on Chenal Parkway Branch

Arvest Bank begins construction on its new branch in Little Rock, which executives said will be its largest bank facility in central Arkansas. read more >
Banking & Finance

Reed to Lead Market in Washington County for Grand Savings Bank

Grand Savings Bank of Grove, Oklahoma, has appointed Dale Reed as market president to lead western Washington County. read more >
Banking & Finance / Construction / Education / Retail / Tourism

Nabholz to Build $10M Arvest Bank Office in West Little RockLock Icon

This week's quad of million-dollar construction contracts kicks off with a 25,000-SF bank office in west Little Rock. read more >
Banking & Finance / Public Companies

Arkansas Bank Deposit Growth Slows to 1.5%

It's the slowest growth since 2014, bringing total deposits to slightly more than $97 billion as of June 30. read more >
Banking & Finance / Investments

The Resurgence of High-Yield CDsLock Icon

Looking for a sign of the times? Look no further than your local bank marquee. read more >
Banking & Finance / Business Services / Small Business

Arvest Opportunity Fund Helps 181 Businesses in First Year

The program offers loans, lines of credit and lending-related financial education to small business customers that fall just below existing bank credit requirements. read more >

Q1 Loss Lingers For Arvest Bank

Fayetteville’s Arvest Bank lost nearly $1.4 million for the six months ending June 30, compared with an $81 million profit during the first half of 2022. read more >
Construction / Investments / Real Estate

Rising Rent Prices Mean More Homes for Rent

The surge in housing prices in northwest Arkansas is attracting investors buying houses to turn them into rental properties. That has meant a drop in the percentage of owner-occupied houses, a decline taking place for at least a decade. read more >
Banking & Finance / Construction / Real Estate

First Service to Open a Full-Service Branch in Maumelle

The branch is scheduled to open in 2024. read more >
Agriculture & Poultry / Banking & Finance / Health Care

Arvest Launches New Services for Health Care, Food Value Chain Industries

Geordie Sanborn and Levi Price were named general managers of the new "centers for excellence." read more >

Arvest, Signature Bank Adopting New Tech

Brick-and-mortar banks aren’t going away, but online resources, digital platforms and mobile connections are the future of banking, Arkansas bank professionals said last week. read more >
Banking & Finance / Investments / Restaurants & Food / Small Business

Developing ‘Job Creators’ (Editorial)

The Arvest Opportunity Fund and Arkitchen are giving would-be entrepreneurs an opportunity to become “job creators.” read more >
Mervin Jebaraj, director of the Center for Business and Economic Research at the University of Arkansas' Sam M. Walton College of Business.
Construction / Real Estate

Skyline Report: Commercial Real Estate Tightens Slightly in NWA

The vacancy rate for commercial real estate in northwest Arkansas dropped to 5.6% in the second half of 2022, according to the Arvest Bank Skyline Report. read more >
Hillis Schild, executive director of the Arvest Opportunity Fund, said the fund has lent out more than $2.2 million in just 10 months of making loans to small businesses.
Banking & Finance / Investments / Small Business

Newly Launched Arvest Opportunity Fund Provides Loans to Small Businesses

Since May 2022, the fund has provided loans and lines of credit to businesses that fall just short of Arvest Bank’s business loan requirements. read more >