Kylie Thompson

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PPP Provides Lifeline to Nonprofit Summer Camp

Posted by Kylie Thompson on May 18, 2020 3:27:14 PM

While many businesses and nonprofits across Michigan are feeling the hardship caused by the coronavirus pandemic, ChoiceOne Financial Services, Inc. (Nasdaq: COFS) ("ChoiceOne”), the parent company of ChoiceOne Bank and Lakestone Bank & Trust, quickly began processing loans under the Payroll Protection Program (PPP). To date, the Banks have processed over 700 Payroll Protection Program (PPP) applications with a value of over $100 million.

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Topics: community, Press Release

Keeping Business Active

Posted by Kylie Thompson on Apr 13, 2020 11:48:46 AM

COVID-19 (Corona Virus) is impacting all of us and keeping up with the ever-changing information can be intimidating. Navigating the current economic climate may seem daunting but there are things you can do to support your business, as well as others. Now more than ever, transparency and authenticity is key in your communication to your employees and customers. 

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A Coffee Break with Skylet Cummings: An Interview

Posted by Kylie Thompson on Jan 29, 2020 4:06:25 PM

With over 18 years of management experience and 23 years in banking, it's no secret that Skylet Cummings is excelling in her role as AVP, Branch Manager of two locations in the unique community of Rockford, Michigan. Rockford is known for its close-knit feel and family-friendly lifestyle. It's fueled with local shoppers, neighborly attitudes, and family owned businesses. So when ChoiceOne Bank opened two branches in Rockford, they knew it would take the right branch manager to fit into the community, and Skylet is that perfect fit.

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Topics: community, ChoiceOne Bank, Awards, Interview

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