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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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!
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.
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…