About Arvest Bank
The Arvest story begins in Northwest Arkansas with The Bank of Bentonville, which had $3.5 million in deposits when purchased in 1961; followed in 1963 with the acquisition of an even smaller bank in the nearby town of Pea Ridge. In 1975, another bank was purchased in the neighboring town of Rogers. For nearly a decade these banks, each locally managed, were the entire banking network known today as Arvest.
Over the coming decades the bank expanded its presence, acquired banks in neighboring states, and adopted the name Arvest Bank for all its community banks. Arvest branched into the Springfield, Missouri market in 2007 and has played an active role in the local banking and business community, supporting economic development initiatives and assisting business owners and entrepreneurs.
From a small bank in a small town to a regional bank in towns both small and large, Arvest has and will continue to remain true to the principles and practices that have made it successful. Arvest is committed to being active and involved in the communities the bank serves and making places like Springfield, Missouri great places to live, work, and play.
“Innovation is important to us at Arvest. We want to lead the way in digital banking and recruit top tech talent to help position us for future growth,” said Kyle Hubbard, bank president for Arvest in Springfield. “That’s why a partnership with the efactory is a perfect fit. They’re nurturing the business leaders of tomorrow, folks who could be responsible for the next innovation in any number of industries, including banking. I’m very excited to be a part of the great work the efactory is doing.”
Our Partner Program
Our corporate partner program is designed for organizations committed to entrepreneurship, innovation and economic development in southwest Missouri. Partners receive valuable annual benefits along with their support of efactory programs and economic impact.
Contact us today to learn more about what it means to be an efactory partner.