ChoiceOne Bank Announces Leadership Promotion, Commercial Lenders

Posted by Jennifer Rynberg on May 12, 2021 12:00:00 PM

ChoiceOne Bank is pleased to announce the recent promotion of Matthew Ankley, and welcome Jim Carney, Craig Oosterhouse and Nate VanderWoude.

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Topics: Commercial Loans, Press Release, ChoiceOne Bank, promotions, leadership

Psychology Behind Family Owed Business Operations

Posted by Nancy Runyan on Apr 20, 2021 3:26:21 PM
Executive Vice President Jillian Pezet
Executive Vice President Jillian Pezet

Executive Vice President Jillian Pezet at Quality Tree Service of West Michigan, Inc. came to ChoiceOne Bank for a business loan and a new relationship blossomed immediately. In talking with Jillian, she mentioned how she thought of becoming a psychologist one day and how that grew into managing her family’s business. She now practices her people skills overseeing more than 50 employees and managing the business operations of a multi-million dollar company. Here is a little of her story.

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Topics: Commercial Loans, ChoiceOne Bank, Small Business Banking

$3M in Grants to Help Small Businesses Weather the Cold

Posted by Kylie Thompson on Nov 16, 2020 1:17:35 PM

In these unprecedented times, we've all found new ways to adjust, new ways to work, and new ways to provide service and help where we can. ChoiceOne Bank is pleased to share the news below with you provided by the Small Business Association of Michigan. Please see their latest news in the press release below. 

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Topics: Commercial Loans, community, Small Business Banking, COVID

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

ChoiceOne Bank Promotes Patricia Brown to VP Commercial Lending Officer

Posted by Frank Acosta on Jun 18, 2018 5:07:11 PM

ChoiceOne Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Patricia Brown to Vice President, Commercial Loan Officer. 

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Topics: Commercial Loans

Grand Rapids Living: Popcorn and a Third Generation Family Business

Posted by Mike Burns on Nov 17, 2017 3:32:37 PM

My name is Mike Burns and I am the Sales Manager for Grand Rapids Popcorn Co. My brother Tony and I are the third generation of family members to work at Grand Rapids Popcorn Co. When ChoiceOne Bank contacted Grand Rapids Popcorn to create a guest blog post I was excited. A chance to share my company with many other business professionals is awesome!

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Topics: Commercial Loans

Grand Rapids Living: Retiree turns Entrepreneur

Posted by Kylie Thompson on Oct 18, 2017 10:24:00 AM

An interview with Jeff Zack, founder and owner of Z Supply LLC

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Topics: Living in Grand Rapids, Commercial Loans

Grand Rapids Living: Creative Studio Promotions

Posted by Hayden Keifer, Creative Studio Promotions on Aug 29, 2017 8:53:07 AM

What is that exciting and unique idea you have burning in your mind? Is it an invention? Is it a way you can help others? Whatever you are passionate about, you can make a difference in West Michigan. The vibrant business-sphere of West Michigan flows through every corner, creating exciting opportunities for growth, but how can we keep entrepreneurial spirit alive in West Michigan and sustain the rapid growth?

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Topics: Living in Grand Rapids, Commercial Loans

Grand Rapids Living: Building a Brewing Business

Posted by David Ringler on Aug 16, 2017 10:00:00 AM

I had witnessed the brewing industry evolve from the late 80’s, when the U.S. had hit a low of 44 brewing companies in the entire country, as a few small operators began to sprinkle the landscape. By the time I had become involved in brewing professionally in Germany in 1994, there were a handful of breweries in Michigan. I knew the proprietor at Kalamazoo Brewing, now Bell’s Brewery, and a few others had started by the time I moved “home” from the state of Bavaria, in Germany, in 1996. I had thought about starting a brewery in those days, but was often told “it would never work in West Michigan” at the time and I figured someone would open a German or Bavarian themed brewery in the area. By 2013, despite the local reputation as “Beer City, USA,” no one had done so.

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Topics: Living in Grand Rapids, Commercial Loans