Rogers Heritage Defends Arvest Hoopfest Crown

Thursday, December 28 at 02:00 PM
Category: Arvest Community News

Congratulations to Rogers Heritage High School for winning the Arvest Hoopfest Championship for the second year in a row! 

The 13th annual tournament was held at Rogers High School Dec. 7-9 and the War Eagles claimed the title with a 57-48 victory over Fort Smith Southside in the championship game. Rogers Heritage’s Seth Stanley scored a game-best 25 points and Bryce Breedlove added 11. 

A plaque was presented to the Rogers Heritage team and War Eagles players received individual medals. The runner-up Mavericks also received individual medals. 

Other final results of the tournament were: 

  • Third-place game: Webb City (Mo.) 44, Mt. Vernon (Mo.) 38
  • Fifth-place game: Rogers 77, Clarksville 30
  • Seventh-place game: Waynesville (Mo.) 60, Carl Junction (Mo.) 38 
Tags: Rogers

Arvest Bank in Benton County Announces Rewerts Hiring

Monday, September 18 at 06:00 PM
Category: Arvest Community News
Arvest Bank is pleased to announce Mike Rewerts has been hired in its Benton County market.
A veteran of the mortgage and banking industries since 1999, Rewerts will serve as loan assistant manager at Arvest. His primary duty will be the supervision of the mortgage loan assistants in Benton County. Rewerts will be based at the Arvest location at Village on the Creeks in Rogers.
“Mike’s mortgage experience in originating, construction lending, processing and management will be a fantastic addition to our team,” said Maria Lau, mortgage loan manager for Arvest Bank in Benton County. “I am confident he will be a tremendous asset for both the bank and our customers.”
Rewerts played baseball at both Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College and Casper (Wyo.) College, where he studied business management and business marketing, respectively. He lives in Springdale and has one daughter.
About Arvest Bank
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 16 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: Associates, Northwest Arkansas, Rogers

Roberts Promoted in Northwest Arkansas

Wednesday, May 17 at 05:15 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Role includes leadership of advertising and marketing efforts.

ROGERS, Ark. – Arvest Bank is pleased to announce Kyle Roberts has been promoted to marketing manager for Arvest Benton County.

Roberts has worked in the financial services industry for more than three years, most recently as a marketing specialist for Arvest Benton County. In his new role, Roberts will provide leadership for that market’s advertising, public relations and marketing efforts, among other responsibilities.

“We are very excited to promote Kyle Roberts as our new marketing manager,” said Robyn Breshears, executive vice president and sales manager for Arvest Benton County. “During his time with our team, Kyle has filled a much-needed spot with his creativity, communication skills and high energy.

“Kyle shows true leadership and the desire to provide outstanding marketing services to our local team and the corporate marketing team. We look forward to Kyle’s forward-thinking initiatives to help us grow in the future.”

Roberts has worked in the banking industry for more than three years, and previously served as an adjunct professor at Northeastern State University (NSU) in Tahlequah, Okla. Roberts earned a bachelor’s degree in mass communications with an emphasis in public relations and minor in marketing from NSU, where he later added a master’s degree in communication arts.

Among other civic activities, Roberts serves as a volunteer at Keypoint Church in Bentonville and as a youth soccer coach. He and his wife, Sarina, live in Pea Ridge with their two children.

Tags: 1 Million Meals, Arkansas, Arvest Benton County, Associates, Bentonville, Press Release, Rogers

Brookhart Hired as VP, Commercial Banker in Rogers, Ark.

Tuesday, May 02 at 05:05 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

We're happy to have James Brookhart with his 10 years of experience serving our Benton County, Ark. commercial customers.

Rogers, Ark. – Arvest Bank is pleased to announce the hiring of James Brookhart as vice president and commercial banker in Benton County.

Brookhart comes to Arvest with 10 years of commercial lending experience and will office at Arvest’s Village on the Creeks branch at 5201 Village Parkway in Rogers. Brookhart also worked previously in international real estate development for the world’s largest retailer.

In his new role at Arvest, Brookhart will generate, evaluate and approve commercial loans, among other duties.

“We’re thrilled to welcome James to the Arvest family,” said Mark Ryan, Arvest loan manager for Arvest Benton County. “We know his knowledge, experience and expertise will be a benefit for our customers and prospects.”

Brookhart is a graduate of the University of Arkansas, as well as the Arkansas Bankers Association Commercial Lending School. He and his wife, Tammy, have three children and attend Keypoint Church in Bentonville.

Tags: Arkansas, Arvest Benton County, Associates, Rogers

Q&A with Debbie Rambo with Samaritan Community Center for 1 Million Meals

Friday, April 28 at 05:35 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

The Samaritan Community Center* has been serving Northwest Arkansas since 1989 where it started out as a clothing ministry and quickly turned into a food pantry instead. We’re grateful to be joining together to fight hunger in our 1 Million Meals initiative.

Debbie Rambo was happy to do a Q&A with us, so we could learn more about the Samaritan Community Center’s efforts to help our neighbors in need.

What’s your involvement with Samaritan Community Center, and how did you get started?
While I initially began as a volunteer when the organization was an outreach of my church, I have been the executive director for the Samaritan Community Center since it became an independent nonprofit organization in 2002. 

I have always had a desire to serve others which is something that my parents modeled for me as a child as they continually served other persons in need. Leading the organization since it became a nonprofit has also allowed me to develop a leadership team that is passionate about our mission, an amazing group of dedicated volunteers, and an organizational culture that strives to care for the whole person in a loving, grace-filled environment. 

What’s a compelling experience you’ve had during your time with Samaritan Community Center?
There was a gentleman named Mark that we regularly served over the years who was homeless and mentally ill. We helped to get him into permanent housing multiple times, but his illness just made an apartment too confining for him. Through the years, we just kept an eye out for him helping him with groceries on a regular basis or the occasional hotel room during extreme weather. He loved coffee, was particular about what he would or would not eat, and had the most amazing blue eyes. 

Last year, Mark passed away, and we had the opportunity to meet his extended family. I learned that he had been an aviation mechanic and had a son in the military. His brothers had those same blue eyes and they were filled with tears to know that we had loved Mark just the way he was. There is not a single day that goes by that I don’t think of Mark and wish I could just buy him a cup of coffee or take him some fresh fruit and granola bars.

How can people get involved with Samaritan Community Center?
There are a variety of ways in which people can get involved. We are a volunteer-driven organization with people doing everything from stocking the food shelves in our market to serving meals in our café to weeding or planting in our garden to sorting clothes in our thrift store. We can work with groups to do special projects on-site and food or personal care item drives off-site. Donations of quality clothing, household items and furniture to thrift stores are important too as one-third of our support comes from the stores. Financial support is easy and can be done online through our website* or by texting to give (text SCC to 555-888). 

We’d love to have you involved in our 1 Million Meals initiative to help the Samaritan Community Center* and our other food partners.  

Four Easy Ways to Donate:
  • Donate via Phone – Customers can make a $1 (or more) donation by calling (866) 952-9523. Funds will be drawn directly from your Arvest account.
  • Donate via Mail – Mail a check to Arvest Bank Operations, ATTN: 1MM, P.O. Box 799, Lowell, AR 72745. Include 1 Million Meals in the memo line of the check.
  • Donate in a Branch – Stop by your local Arvest Bank branch. Cash and check contributions accepted.
  • Donate Arvest Flex Rewards™ – Customers can redeem points for a 1 Million Meals donation. Log in at, and click on the banner for 1 Million Meals to get started!
We’ll Donate $1 Each Time You:
  • Follow us on Instagram.
  • Like or share our 1 Million Meals Facebook posts.
  • Retweet our 1 Million Meals tweets on Twitter on April 21 and May 10.

Links marked with * go to a third-party site not operated or endorsed by Arvest Bank, an FDIC-insured institution.       

Tags: 1 Million Meals, Arkansas, Arvest Benton County, Charitable Giving, Community Support, Northwest Arkansas, Rogers

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