By Bear State Bank

Bear State + Arvest

Change is in the Bear. As you’ve probably heard, our big change at Bear State is that we’re merging with Arvest Bank pending regulatory approval. What does this mean for you? This first Q&A should answer some of your more pressing questions.  We’ll be the first to admit that we don’t have all the answers today. We don’t even know all the questions yet. But not to worry, as we’ll be here with you through the transition and beyond. After all, Bears are fiercely loyal and adaptable!

Team Member Spotlight:
Seneca Berry

Our team members. The Bear State difference. The Bear State values come alive through our team members’ everyday actions. Today we’re featuring Seneca Berry, Bear State’s Branch Coordinator.

Team Member Spotlight:
Terri Coleman

Our team members. The Bear State difference. The Bear State values come alive through our team members’ everyday actions. This week we’re featuring Terri Coleman, Bear State’s Director, Retail Operations.

Team Member Spotlight:
Sarah Lowe

Our team members. The Bear State difference. The Bear State values come alive through our team members’ everyday actions. This week we’re featuring Sarah Lowe, Bear State’s Market President. Read her full interview here!

Five to Follow with
Reese Roberts

This month on Five to Follow, Bordinos General Manager Reese Roberts shares her five favorite media sites. If there is such a thing as a “service gene” then it must run in Reese Robert’s family. Her mother is general manager of a restaurant in Little Rock, her father once served as operations director of an outdoor mall, and her grandmother owns a bed & breakfast.

Team Member Spotlight:
Annette Leeth

Our team members. The Bear State difference. The Bear State values come alive through our team members’ everyday actions. This week we’re featuring Annette Leeth, Bear State’s VP Electronic Funds Transfer & CORE Security Manager.

Team Member Spotlight:
Tammy Ballard

Our team members. The Bear State difference. The Bear State values come alive through our team members’ everyday actions. This week we’re featuring Tammy Ballard, Bear State’s AVP Treasury Management Operations Manager.

The Bear Cares: Animal Rehab

Bear State Bank is roaring about those who do good by highlighting nonprofits and causes that are near and dear to The Bear. Today we applaud Andrea White, owner/operator of Tender Heart Wildlife Rehabilitation. Andre is a volunteer wildlife rehabilitator, a person of compassion and action who provides care and treatment for orphaned wildlife with the purpose of returning them to the wild.

All Irish Eyes are Smiling on Hot Springs

This weekend, Hot Springs will welcome over 30,000 people from the Bear State and beyond for the First Ever 15th Annual World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Smithsonian Magazine declared this celebration “The Quirkiest St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Earth,” and Irish Central, an Irish media hub, named Hot Springs No. 8 among the Top 10 Spots in the World to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.

Team Member Spotlight:
Denise Yarbrough

Our team members. The Bear State difference. The Bear State values come alive through our team members’ everyday actions. This week we’re featuring Denise Yarbrough, Bear State’s VP Deposit Accounting Manager.

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