It is with deep appreciation that the Board of Directors of ChoiceOne Financial Services, Inc. (OTC: COFS) (“ChoiceOne”), the parent company of ChoiceOne Bank and Lakestone Bank & Trust announces the retirement of Bruce J. Cady, effective December 31, 2019.
From left Mark Kraus, TrueNorth Community Liaison and Development Officer; Bev Cassidy, TrueNorth Community Chief Executive Officer; Mike Voyt, TrueNorth Community Volunteer and Special Projects Coordinator; Susan Purcell, ChoiceOne Fremont Branch Manager; Kent Gagnon, ChoiceOne Vice President, Treasury Management.
From Bank Teller to Commercial Lending Officer and everything in between, Trish Brown has many accomplishments in her 20+ years of working for ChoiceOne Bank. The everything-in-between includes marrying her husband, loving and parenting her two kids (and fur baby), continuing her education in banking, and helping the bank win awards for a dedication to serving the underserved…But most recently; receiving the Rising Star Award by the Community Bankers of Michigan (CBM).
ChoiceOne Bank has the distinct pleasure to announce that Patricia (Trish) Brown has won the 2019 Rising Star Award for her significant achievements in banking. The Rising Star Award is the first ever given by the Community Bankers of Michigan (CBM) and was presented at their Annual Convention held recently in Traverse City.
ChoiceOne Bank was recently honored as a finalist for the 2019 Best Small Business Banking Solutions award by the Finovate Group, announced September 24 at the Edison Ballroom in New York. The event celebrated the fintech industry’s best and brightest companies driving fintech innovation forward and the individuals who bring new ideas to life.
ChoiceOne Financial Services, Inc. (OTC: COFS) (“ChoiceOne”), the parent company of ChoiceOne Bank and County Bank Corp (OTC: CBNC) (“County”), the parent company of Lakestone Bank & Trust, jointly announced that at separate special meetings of shareholders held today, each company’s shareholders approved the proposed merger of equals in which County will merge with and into ChoiceOne. The combined holding company will be headquartered in Sparta, Michigan.