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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 >
Amanda Matthews
Banking & Finance / Business Services / Investments

Amanda Matthews Named Senior Sales Director at New Nexus Group (Movers & Shakers)

Matthews will serve as the strategic leader in merchandising for the company’s partner brands. read more >
Banking & Finance / Business Services / Small Business

Arvest Announces Non-Bank Subsidiary for Small Business Loans

The Arvest Opportunity Fund provides loans and lines of credit to small business that fall just below bank loan policy requirements. read more >
Arvest Bank headquarters in downtown Fayetteville 
Banking & Finance / Small Business

Arvest Leads Arkansas in SBA Lending, Again

It was the ninth consecutive year the bank has led the SBA lending list in Arkansas, and Arvest was third among banks in Oklahoma and fourth in Kansas. read more >
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Riverhouse Apartments Hosts $54.4M Sale (Real Deals)Lock Icon

Passco Riverhouse DST purchased the 262-unit apartment complex at 1200 Brookwood Drive in Little Rock's Riverdale area. read more >
Bill Oliva
Banking & Finance

First Community Bank’s Bill Oliva Receives Bill Holmes Leadership Award (Movers & Shakers)

Arkansas Bankers Association recognized Oliva, who is vice president of commercial lending and diversity outreach at First Community Bank. read more >
Banking & Finance

Arvest Hires Cinthya Allen as Head Diversity & Inclusion Officer

She brings 20 years of relevant experience to the role, most recently as the diversity, equity and inclusion officer and Americans with Disabilities Act coordinator for the City of Norman, Oklahoma. read more >
Banking & Finance / Investments

Investment Advisers Caution Patience in Turbulent Market

"These are just blips in the market; they happen," said Ashley Palermo with Stephens Inc. read more >
David Allen
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1 Joins Arvest Bank of Bentonville (Movers & Shakers)

David Allen joins Arvest as a treasury management sales adviser. read more >
Gateway Bank's Bryant location at 6110 Hwy 5 N.
Banking & Finance / Construction / Real Estate

Gateway Bank Expands to Benton

The $114 million-asset lender is developing a full-service branch in Benton at 17328 Interstate 30 in the Hickory Square Shopping Center. read more >
Craig Shy, president of the Fayetteville market for Arvest Bank
Banking & Finance

Arvest Names Craig Shy President of Fayetteville Market

He's been with Arvest for 18 years, serving since 2013 as executive vice president and loan manager. read more >
A woman walking a dog in a Bentonville neighborhood
Construction / Real Estate

Skyline Report: Commercial Real Estate Vacancy Tightens in NWA

While space is getting harder to find, commercial building permits dropped in the first half of 2022 compared to the previous year. read more >
Arvest Bank of Fayetteville extended its long run as the state’s deposit leader with modest deposit growth of 3.6%.
Banking & Finance / Government & Politics / Insurance

Bank Deposit Growth Settles Down After COVID

Statewide deposit growth slowed to 5.5% after two consecutive years in which COVID stimulus cash fueled unusually strong deposit growth. read more >
Matt Kendall, mortgage division CEO of Arvest Bank of Fayetteville.
Banking & Finance / Real Estate

Rising Interest Rates and Property Costs Slow Lending MomentumLock Icon

Homebuyers hit the brakes as high-priced properties meet the highest mortgage rates in 14 years. read more >
Witherspoon has worked for Arvest Bank, with more than $26 billion in assets, since 1997.
Banking & Finance

Ron Witherspoon Listens More and Talks Less as Arvest’s CEO in Little Rock

Witherspoon has worked for Arvest Bank, with more than $26 billion in assets, since 1997. read more >
Jaclyn Henderson
Banking & Finance

1 Promoted at Regions Bank for NWA (Movers & Shakers)

Jaclyn Henderson has been named market executive for Bentonville, Rogers, Siloam Springs, Springdale and Fayetteville. read more >
Banking & Finance / Small Business

Arvest Equipment Finance Climbs in Annual Ranking

The division of Arvest Bank moved up in two categories. read more >