ChoiceOne Bank Awards 13 Scholarships to Local High School Seniors

Posted by Austin Schippers on Jul 13, 2021 8:25:00 AM

ChoiceOne Bank (NASDAQ: COFS) (“ChoiceOne”) is pleased to announce 13 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.
As the local community bank, ChoiceOne encourages and rewards graduating seniors who are motivated to obtain a degree. The ChoiceOne Scholarship awards a one-time scholarship of $1,000 to each recipient for their first year of college. ChoiceOne Bank has 34 locations serving West and Southeastern Michigan, 13 winners were selected from 11 community high schools.
“Families are the heart of our communities, and we are committed to their wellbeing,” said ChoiceOne Bank President Michael J. Burke, Jr. “Our seniors are the next generation of leaders, so it’s important for them to realize the benefits of being raised and educated in a caring and supportive community. We have been offering this contest for many years now, and it’s always an enlightening experience for all of us.”
The ChoiceOne Bank Scholarship Essay Contest began in January and ended in March. Students had to submit an application which included a 500 word or less essay about one of their community-service experiences – describing why they got involved, who benefited and how they benefited. Eligible candidates included high school seniors, GED recipients in the current calendar year that had not begun college classes, and home school students with documentation of high school equivalency and college eligibility. Students had to be graduating seniors planning to attend an accredited two-year or four-year college in Michigan for the fall of 2021.
The contest was open to local high schools within the Bank’s 34 locations. With over 180 submissions, these are the 2021 winners:

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ChoiceOne Bank Supports Meet Up, Eat Up, & Read Up!

Posted by Jennifer Rynberg on Jun 23, 2021 8:18:09 AM

ChoiceOne Bank is pleased to support The Meet Up, Eat Up, & Read Up program at The Chatfield School this summer.

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ChoiceOne Bank Honors Seniors in Traditional Swing Out

Posted by Jennifer Rynberg on Jun 9, 2021 7:30:00 AM

ChoiceOne Bank was extremely pleased to once again honor Lapeer High School seniors in the annual Swing Out celebration in Downtown Lapeer on June 3.

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ChoiceOne's Plinqit Users Save More Than $1 Million

Posted by Nancy Runyan on May 20, 2021 12:25:42 PM

ChoiceOne Bank has helped customers save more than $1 Million with Plinqit, the only savings platform of its kind that pays users for learning about personal finances.

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ChoiceOne Bank Announces Community Shred Days

Posted by Jennifer Rynberg on May 11, 2021 12:00:00 PM

ChoiceOne Bank (NASDAQ: COFS) (“ChoiceOne”) will host four Community Shred Days in 2021.

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ChoiceOne Bank Receives MiBiz Annual M&A Deal of the Year Award

Posted by Jennifer Rynberg on Feb 18, 2021 12:00:00 PM

 

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ChoiceOne Bank Kicks Off Annual Student Scholarship Essay Contest

Posted by Sarah Lawrence on Jan 20, 2021 1:53:51 PM

January 20, 2021 – ChoiceOne Bank is pleased announce the Annual ChoiceOne Scholarship Essay Contest designed to provide needs-based scholarships for graduating seniors in the local communities the Bank serves.

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$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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ChoiceOne Bank Eunice Lopez-Martin Joins ICCF Board of Directors

Posted by Kylie Thompson on Nov 3, 2020 1:27:01 PM

ChoiceOne Bank is pleased to announce the appointment of Eunice Lopez-Martin to the Board of Directors for Inner City Christian Federation (ICCF). ICCF is a nonprofit housing corporation whose leadership is motivated by its belief that all people deserve safe, clean and affordable housing.

 

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Successful Consolidation of ChoiceOne Bank and Community Shores Bank

Posted by Kelly Potes on Oct 19, 2020 3:04:31 PM

ChoiceOne Financial Services, Inc. (Nasdaq: COFS) ("ChoiceOne”), the parent company of ChoiceOne Bank, today announced the successful consolidation of its previously announced acquisition of Community Shores Bank into ChoiceOne Bank. Community Shores Bank is now renamed ChoiceOne Bank.

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