Arvest associates recently gathered with community leaders in east Kansas City to celebrate the grand opening of the bank’s new branch on Prospect Avenue – one of few financial institutions that serve the neighboring communities.
Located at 3121 Prosect Avenue, the $4.5 million state-of-the art branch replaced the bank’s previous facility on the same site, which was more than 70 years old.
“Arvest Bank is deeply committed to east Kansas City and to providing a predominately underbanked community with the financial resources they need,” said Mark Larrabee, president of Arvest Bank for the Greater Kansas City region. “It was important to us that we listened to local leaders to help us design a bank that meets the current and future needs of area residents. We are very proud of this new facility and excited to be a part of this community for decades to come.”
Lobby hours are Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. The branch also includes three ATM with Live Teller machines, which extends bank hours by 30 hours per week. Open Monday-Friday from 7 a.m.-8 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m.-5 p.m., ATM with Live Teller not only functions as a normal ATM 24/7 but also allows customers to have face-to-face communication with Arvest tellers via video screen to conduct transactions, such as cashing checks and making transfers and loan payments.
“We understand that it can be hard to find time to conduct financial business during normal bank lobby hours, which is why we believe our ATM with Live Teller machines will become a great asset to our customers,” said Arvest Branch Manager Davina Estrada. “This technology has been well-received by Arvest customers across our footprint, as it offers a more convenient way to bank with us while still maintaining the exceptional personal service our customers come to expect from our tellers.”
The new branch also includes a community room available for community meetings and financial literacy classes.
Arvest chose woman-owned Monarch Build as the general contractor out of the Kansas City region for the demolition and construction of the new branch.