ChoiceOne Bank was honored to receive the 2019 Editor's Choice Award for Community Commitment fromCardRates.com based on the Bank’s various fundraising and volunteer efforts that directly impact the Michigan communities ChoiceOne serves.
ChoiceOne Bank was honored to receive TrueNorth Community Partner Award at the Community Efforts Celebration in May. TrueNorth hosted the celebration at Camp Newaygo in Newaygo.
ChoiceOne Bank is pleased to announce the addition of Jerry Brockman to the position of Mortgage Lending Officer serving the Rockford and Grand Rapids markets. Brockman will work from the Bank’s new full-service branch office at 590 E. Division in Rockford.
ChoiceOne Bank received the 2019 Financial Literacy award from the Michigan Bankers Association (MBA) at their Best Conference recently held in Traverse City. ChoiceOne Bank Vice President, Commercial Lender and Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) Officer Patricia Brown accepted the award for the effort she and her team put forth in developing and implementing the KickStart to Career programs in Muskegon and Newago Counties.
From left to right: Bonnie Koehn, VP - Client Development, ChoiceOne Bank; Carrie Olson, VP - Client Development, ChoiceOne Bank; Cheryl Gregware, Customer Service Center Assistant Manager, ChoiceOne Bank; Patricia Brown, VP – Commercial Loan Officer, ChoiceOne Bank; Konrad Raclawski, Branch Manager Officer, ChoiceOne Bank; Adom Greenland, SVP – Chief Operating Officer, ChoiceOne Bank; Mary Rangel, SAMRC Chairperson; Jamie Jasso, SAMRC Secretary; Linda Aguilar, SAMRC Member.
ChoiceOne Bank partnered with the Community Foundation for Muskegon County to help launch the KickStart to Career program. KickStart to Career is a program designed to assist with post-secondary education expenses. The program is managed by the Community Foundation for Muskegon County. Each kindergarten student in Muskegon County has the opportunity to be the beneficiary of an account opened with a $50 deposit from the Community Foundation for Muskegon County.
“ChoiceOne is excited to work with the Community Foundation for Muskegon County as one of their partners to offer children’s savings accounts to every kindergartner in Muskegon County as part of their KickStart to Career program,” said ChoiceOne Bank President and CEO Kelly Potes. “ChoiceOne was selected because of our ability to offer financial literacy education and our commitment to work personally with the students.”
Long before my wife and I became debt free, we put a plan in place. That plan consisted of several things, one of which was buying our first house. Learn more about owning a home at our free-first time homebuyers’ seminar on May 15 from 5 - 7 pm and on May 18 from 10 am – 12 pm.
“We are pleased to welcome Amber to the business development team in our new full-service Grand Rapids office,” said ChoiceOne Bank President and CEO Kelly Potes. “Amber is an experienced banker with a successful career in business development including both personal and commercial lending. Her broad financial knowledge along with her passion to serve, will prove valuable as we expand our community bank franchise throughout Michigan.”
ChoiceOne Bank is pleased to announce the appointment of Digital Channels and Marketing Officer Tim Shangle to the American Bankers Association (ABA) Emerging Leaders Council. The ABA is the voice of the nation’s $17.5 trillion banking industry, which is composed of small, regional and large banks that together employ more than 2 million people, safeguard $13.5 trillion in deposits and extend nearly $10 trillion in loans.