ChoiceOne Financial Services, Inc., and ChoiceOne Bank are pleased to announce ChoiceOne was once again ranked as Michigan’s Best Small Bank by Newsweek. ChoiceOne was recognized in Newsweek’s first-ever ranking of the country’s financial institutions that were best at serving their customers’ needs in 2021, and also recognized in 2022. Today, Newsweek has once again named ChoiceOne as the Best Small Bank in Michigan for 2023.
ChoiceOne Bank is pleased to announce Tim Shangle has accepted the position of Vice Chair during the 2022–2023 term and Chair during the 2023-2024 term for the American Bankers Association (ABA) Emerging Leaders Council. The leadership positions for the Council were announced at the ABA Annual Convention held October 2-4, at the JW Marriott Austin in Austin, Texas.
ChoiceOne Financial Services, Inc., and ChoiceOne Bank are pleased to announce ChoiceOne Chief Executive Officer Kelly Potes received the 2022 Best of Community Banking Award from the Community Bankers of Michigan (CBM). Potes was honored at the CBM Convention held at the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa in Traverse City on September 29.
ChoiceOne Bank is pleased to announce Vice President Community Development & CRA Officer Celeste Spivey received the Michigan 2022 Community Spirit Award from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Indianapolis (FHLBank Indianapolis). FHLBank Indianapolis CEO, Cindy Konich, announced Spivey as the winner at their Shareholder Symposium held virtually August 31. Spivey is recognized for her outstanding work in low-income housing and community development.
“We are extremely pleased to announce Celeste as the Michigan recipient of the 2022 Community Spirit Award from Federal Home Loan Bank Indianapolis,” said ChoiceOne CEO Kelly Potes. “As a community bank, it’s important for us to know and understand the needs of the individuals, families, and businesses in the communities we serve. Celeste is a true community advocate; her work exemplifies the important role ChoiceOne plays in our communities. She has a unique talent for leveraging multiple resources to recognize and assist both our local families and businesses.”
Spivey joined ChoiceOne in 2021 as Vice President, Community Development and Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) Officer. With nearly five years of previous experience as a Community Development Administrator, Spivey currently oversees the development, implementation, and administration of all aspects of the Bank's CRA program. She is also responsible for establishing and maintaining relationships with community-based, charitable, and non-profit organizations.
ChoiceOne Bank is honored to receive a Financial Literacy award once again from the Michigan Bankers Association (MBA). ChoiceOne Bank Vice President of Marketing, Danielle Chateauvert, accepted the 2022 award at the MBA Best Conference held recently in Traverse City.
ChoiceOne Bank is pleased to announce its continued support of $5,000 for the “Backpack” Weekend Meals Program offered through Lapeer Sunrise Kiwanis.
ChoiceOne Bank is pleased to announce 14 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.
ChoiceOne Bank is pleased to announce Tim Shangle has been named one of the 40 Under 40: Emerging Community Bank Leaders by the Independent Banker®, the flagship publication of the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA). This award recognizes community-minded, innovative leaders under 40 years old who represent the future of the community banking industry.
ChoiceOne Bank is pleased to announce Vice President, Commercial & Medical Loan Officer Alex Shoemaker has been named one of the 14 Under 40 in The County Press Progress Edition 2022. This honor recognizes the Faces of the Future in Lapeer County that demonstrate progress.
ChoiceOne Bank is pleased to announce West Ottawa High School’s Sarah Moraw, representing ChoiceOne Bank, won 3rd place in the American Bankers Association (ABA) Foundation’s Lights, Camera, Save! national video contest. The announcement was made today in a video broadcast via the ABA’s Instagram account.