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ChoiceOne Bank Welcomes Ryan Wolthuis as SVP Grand Rapids Market Executive

Posted by Kelly Potes on Jul 13, 2020 11:00:42 AM

ChoiceOne Bank is pleased to announce Ryan L. Wolthuis has joined the Grand Rapids team as Senior Vice President, Grand Rapids Market Executive.

“We are pleased to welcome Ryan to ChoiceOne Bank as our Grand Rapids Market Executive,” said ChoiceOne Bank CEO Kelly Potes. “Ryan is an experienced leader with a successful career in commercial banking. His financial expertise and leadership skills, along with his knowledge of the Grand Rapids market will prove valuable as we continue to grow our community bank franchise throughout Michigan.” 

Wolthuis joins ChoiceOne Bank with nearly 20 years of commercial banking and executive management experience. He began his career at Kent Commerce Bank/Michigan Commerce Bank in Grand Rapids as a commercial Loan Officer/Commercial Credit Analyst and progressed to Market Executive. 

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ChoiceOne Financial Services, Inc. and Community Shores Bank Corporation Complete Merger

Posted by Kelly Potes on Jul 1, 2020 11:09:41 AM

ChoiceOne Financial Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: COFS) (“ChoiceOne”) today announced the completion of the merger of Community Shores Bank Corporation (“Community Shores”) with and into ChoiceOne, effective as of July 1, 2020. The combined organization is the 12th largest bank holding company in Michigan based on asset size, with approximately $1.7 billion in assets and 33 offices across Michigan.

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Topics: Press Release, ChoiceOne Financial Services

COFS, Inc. Listed on Russell 2000 Index

Posted by Kelly Potes on Jun 30, 2020 12:33:38 PM

ChoiceOne Financial Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: COFS) today announced the company has been added to the Russell 2000 Index.  

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Affected by the COVID-19 pandemic?

Posted by Kelly Potes on Mar 30, 2020 4:32:42 PM

We’re here to help.

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Topics: community

Ensuring the Safety of our Customers and Staff

Posted by Kelly Potes on Mar 20, 2020 7:30:00 AM

As your local community bank, our focus is on our customers, employees, and the communities we serve. As we continue to monitor the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), we want to share with you the steps we’ve taken to minimize the spread of the virus, and ease the financial burden this may cause.

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Banking Safely Today

Posted by Kelly Potes on Mar 12, 2020 1:47:28 PM

As your local community bank, the health and safety of our customers, employees, and community are our top priority. We are monitoring recommendations regarding the situation with COVID-19 (the coronavirus) from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention as well as our local health officials to best address this situation as it unfolds.

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ChoiceOne Financial Services and County Bank Corp Shareholders Approve Merger of Equals

Posted by Kelly Potes on Sep 18, 2019 2:57:11 PM

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.

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ChoiceOne Bank and Plinqit Finalist for 2019 Best of FinXTech Awards

Posted by Kelly Potes on Sep 17, 2019 10:10:08 AM

From left Bryan Freeman HTMA Marketing Director, Adom Greenland ChoiceOne Bank COO and Kathleen Craig HTMA CEO.

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ChoiceOne Bank Marks $1 Million in Digital Invoices with Autobooks

Posted by Kelly Potes on Aug 21, 2019 9:41:52 AM

ChoiceOne Bank is excited to announce a new milestone reached with Michigan-based fintech company Autobooks. Partnering with Autobooks since January 2018, ChoiceOne Bank has sent over $1 Million in digital invoices for small business clients throughout West Michigan. Autobooks is an intelligent, cloud-based, small business accounting platform that automatically integrates bank accounts with financial tools that speed cash flow, reconcile accounts, and accelerate growth.

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ChoiceOne Bank Earns Bauer Superior 5-Star Financial Performance Rating

Posted by Kelly Potes on Aug 14, 2019 2:57:37 PM

ChoiceOne Bank continues to be awarded the top Superior “5-Star” rating for safety and soundness by BauerFinancial, Inc., an industry expert reporting on the performance of U.S. banks and credit unions since 1983. This means ChoiceOne is among the country’s top financial institutions based on many safety and soundness factors including capital, profitability, regulatory compliance and asset quality.

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