ChoiceOne Bank Awards 13 Scholarships to Local High School Seniors

Posted by Austin Schippers on Jul 13, 2021 8:25:00 AM

ChoiceOne Bank (NASDAQ: COFS) (“ChoiceOne”) is pleased to announce 13 scholarships have been awarded in the Annual ChoiceOne Scholarship Essay Contest designed to provide needs-based scholarships for graduating seniors in the communities the Bank serves.
As the local community bank, ChoiceOne encourages and rewards graduating seniors who are motivated to obtain a degree. The ChoiceOne Scholarship awards a one-time scholarship of $1,000 to each recipient for their first year of college. ChoiceOne Bank has 34 locations serving West and Southeastern Michigan, 13 winners were selected from 11 community high schools.
“Families are the heart of our communities, and we are committed to their wellbeing,” said ChoiceOne Bank President Michael J. Burke, Jr. “Our seniors are the next generation of leaders, so it’s important for them to realize the benefits of being raised and educated in a caring and supportive community. We have been offering this contest for many years now, and it’s always an enlightening experience for all of us.”
The ChoiceOne Bank Scholarship Essay Contest began in January and ended in March. Students had to submit an application which included a 500 word or less essay about one of their community-service experiences – describing why they got involved, who benefited and how they benefited. Eligible candidates included high school seniors, GED recipients in the current calendar year that had not begun college classes, and home school students with documentation of high school equivalency and college eligibility. Students had to be graduating seniors planning to attend an accredited two-year or four-year college in Michigan for the fall of 2021.
The contest was open to local high schools within the Bank’s 34 locations. With over 180 submissions, these are the 2021 winners:

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ChoiceOne Bank Supports Meet Up, Eat Up, & Read Up!

Posted by Jennifer Rynberg on Jun 23, 2021 8:18:09 AM

ChoiceOne Bank is pleased to support The Meet Up, Eat Up, & Read Up program at The Chatfield School this summer.

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ChoiceOne Bank Honors Seniors in Traditional Swing Out

Posted by Jennifer Rynberg on Jun 9, 2021 7:30:00 AM

ChoiceOne Bank was extremely pleased to once again honor Lapeer High School seniors in the annual Swing Out celebration in Downtown Lapeer on June 3.

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ChoiceOne Bank Announces Succession Plan for CFO Tom Lampen

Posted by Jennifer Rynberg on May 28, 2021 7:30:00 AM

The Board of Directors of ChoiceOne Financial Services, Inc. (“ChoiceOne”, NASDAQ:COFS), the parent company of ChoiceOne Bank, today announced that Tom Lampen, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, has notified the organization of his intention to retire effective on or about December 31, 2021. Upon his retirement, Senior Vice President, Adom J. Greenland, is expected to be named Chief Financial Officer.

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Topics: Press Release, ChoiceOne Bank, AdomGreenland, retirement, promotions, leadership, ChoiceOne Financial Services

ChoiceOne's Plinqit Users Save More Than $1 Million

Posted by Nancy Runyan on May 20, 2021 12:25:42 PM

ChoiceOne Bank has helped customers save more than $1 Million with Plinqit, the only savings platform of its kind that pays users for learning about personal finances.

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Topics: Online Safety, community, Press Release, ChoiceOne Bank, Technology

ChoiceOne Bank Announces Leadership Promotion, Commercial Lenders

Posted by Jennifer Rynberg on May 12, 2021 12:00:00 PM

ChoiceOne Bank is pleased to announce the recent promotion of Matthew Ankley, and welcome Jim Carney, Craig Oosterhouse and Nate VanderWoude.

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Topics: Commercial Loans, Press Release, ChoiceOne Bank, promotions, leadership

ChoiceOne Bank Announces Community Shred Days

Posted by Jennifer Rynberg on May 11, 2021 12:00:00 PM

ChoiceOne Bank (NASDAQ: COFS) (“ChoiceOne”) will host four Community Shred Days in 2021.

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Student Loans 101: How Student Loans Work

Posted by Nancy Runyan on May 3, 2021 6:00:00 AM
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Psychology Behind Family Owed Business Operations

Posted by Nancy Runyan on Apr 20, 2021 3:26:21 PM
Executive Vice President Jillian Pezet
Executive Vice President Jillian Pezet

Executive Vice President Jillian Pezet at Quality Tree Service of West Michigan, Inc. came to ChoiceOne Bank for a business loan and a new relationship blossomed immediately. In talking with Jillian, she mentioned how she thought of becoming a psychologist one day and how that grew into managing her family’s business. She now practices her people skills overseeing more than 50 employees and managing the business operations of a multi-million dollar company. Here is a little of her story.

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Topics: Commercial Loans, ChoiceOne Bank, Small Business Banking

ChoiceOne Bank Announces Lucas Marble Promotion

Posted by Jennifer Rynberg on Mar 30, 2021 7:00:00 AM

ChoiceOne Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Lucas Marble to Branch Manager of the Rockford Division office, located at 590 East Division Street, NE.

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