Kylie Thompson

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A Coffee Break with Trish Brown: An Interview

Posted by Kylie Thompson on Oct 16, 2019 11:42:33 AM

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).

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Topics: Commercial Loans, community, Awards, Interview, TrishBrown

A Coffee Break with Adom Greenland: An Interview

Posted by Kylie Thompson on Aug 21, 2019 3:21:57 PM

Chief Operating Officer, CPA, MSU Alum, husband, father of two, Rockford resident and most recently, a member of Grand Rapids Business Journals' 2019 Class of 40 Under 40. These are just a few of the many titles you can use to describe Adom Greenland, but they only scratch the surface of who he is and what he has accomplished in such a short amount of time since graduating from Michigan State University in 2003.

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Topics: Technology, GRBJ, Awards, Interview, AdomGreenland, COO

Day of Training Becomes Day of Caring

Posted by Kylie Thompson on Nov 6, 2018 11:53:02 AM

 ChoiceOne Bank turned their traditional October Day of Training into a generous day of learning and caring when the entire ChoiceOne team gathered to collect items needed in the communities the Bank serves.

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Topics: community

Personal Password Security

Posted by Kylie Thompson on Oct 31, 2018 3:06:23 PM

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How Plinqit Helped Me Save for NYC

Posted by Kylie Thompson on Oct 22, 2018 11:08:35 AM

When I set up my Plinqit account over a year ago, I had no idea how much I would enjoy saving money. I started my account with the goal to save for a trip to NYC with my husband. We had always wanted to go together and saving with Plinqit felt like the perfect way to accomplish this goal.  After increasing my withdrawal amount more and more, I quickly realized how easy savings money was. Once we saved for about 9 months for a trip to NYC, my husband and I were finally able to go!

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How Plinqit Changed the Way I View Savings

Posted by Kylie Thompson on Jul 13, 2018 10:49:11 AM

The day I signed up for Plinqit, I was skeptical. It was fun to set up my goal, choose my timeline and reward; but I was skeptical about reaching my goal, or that it would feel like a pointless way to save money. I had no idea that within a few months, I would be HOOKED.

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We Bought the House...For Our Dog!

Posted by Kylie Thompson on Feb 5, 2018 4:03:07 PM

 The final elements to our mortgage journey occurred in just ten days. On a Sunday evening, we placed an offer on the house we fell in love with after viewing eight homes. From that moment, the process moved quicker than we anticipated. Here’s how it all fell into place…  

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Topics: Mortgage, Living in Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids Homebuying #Goals: Shopping for a House... for Our Dog!

Posted by Kylie Thompson on Jan 10, 2018 10:33:33 AM

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Topics: Mortgage, Living in Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids Homebuying #Goals: We're Getting a Pre-approval on a Mortgage...for our Dog!

Posted by Kylie Thompson on Dec 6, 2017 12:00:00 PM

The next step in this story is the quickest but also the most crucial to the home buying process… getting preapproved! We understand that the market is so competitive, so we wanted to show sellers, realtors, and the bank that Nick and I (and Oakley) were serious buyers. Our realtor needed us to get the preapproval before we could tour houses with her, and in this competitive market; we wouldn’t dare place an offer on a house without having the preapproval from ChoiceOne Bank.

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Topics: Mortgage

Grand Rapids Homebuying #Goals: We're Buying a House...For Our Dog!

Posted by Kylie Thompson on Nov 8, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Ever since my husband and I graduated from Grand Valley State University (GVSU) it was our dream to move into a high-rise downtown apartment in the heart of Grand Rapids. Shortly after we launched our careers, our dream became a reality.

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Topics: Mortgage