Arvest was recently honored by the United Way of Fort Smith Area with the Excellence in Community Leadership Award for the second year in a row. The award, one of several given during the nonprofit’s 2023 Community Impact and Investment Celebration, honors businesses and employees for their participation efforts in a United Way campaign.

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Arvest hosts annual fundraisers and special events to raise money for the United Way campaign, including t-shirt sales, bake sales and silent auctions. Through the generous donations of associates and customers, Arvest donated more than $81,000 to the United Way of Fort Smith Area in 2022.

Roger Holroyd, president and CEO for Arvest in Fort Smith and the River Valley, was on hand to accept the award on behalf Arvest and associates.

“As a community-focused bank, we understand the importance of supporting our nonprofits in their mission to ensure our neighbors have opportunities to thrive,” said Holroyd. “We’re proud of the commitment our associates make annually for this great cause, and we look forward to continuing that support as we strive to make positive impacts in our communities.”