Arvest Friday Forum began in Bartlesville, Okla., in the late 1980s as a place for business leaders to gather to find out the latest community news. The Arvest Friday Forum has evolved over the years to what it is today – the place in town to find out the latest news, hear from well-known guests, and receive an economic update.

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This bi-monthly community get-together is led by Arvest business development representative Earl Sears (NMLS# 1789651), , former Oklahoma House Representative, on the radio and online – virtually for now. In non-pandemic times, this weekly event attracts up to 150 guests who come together at the Arvest Bank Celebrity Room in Bartlesville to see Earl lead the program with energy and humor as he introduces guests from the community, state and even the nation. Arvest Bank president Kim Adams provides a bank update followed by a financial report from the local Arvest Wealth Management investment officers, led by Josh Randolph (Oklahoma Insurance License #122041).

The Friday Forum has hosted many prestigious speakers, including corporate executives, well-known musicians, Federal Reserve Board associates and more. Over the years, Friday Forum has hosted nearly every State of Oklahoma department head to speak, plus those from the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate. With three major motion pictures having recently been filmed in the Bartlesville area to date, you never know who might be a guest of the Friday Forum.

Friday Forum also brings “The Scoop,” an Arvest-branded outline highlighting new businesses opening, construction, remodels, moves of existing businesses as well as current community events and happenings going on in the Bartlesville area. An added treat is when you might happen to catch a performance from a talented musician or group during one of the Friday Forum programs.

The success of the Arvest Friday Forum continues through the pandemic as there is no other regular one-hour event that offers a variety of valuable information to its citizens in such a unique way.

Until we are able to meet again in person, please join us by local radio at KWON 1400 or online at KWON.TV to find out what is happening in the Bartlesville community, hear an economic update and see why Arvest continues this long-held tradition. Friday Financial Forum airs the first and third Fridays of the month at 9:30 a.m. When we begin to meet in person, the program begins at 10 a.m. every Friday at Arvest Bank, 4225 SE Adams Road.