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).
ChoiceOne Bank has the distinct pleasure to announce that Patricia (Trish) Brown has won the 2019 Rising Star Award for her significant achievements in banking. The Rising Star Award is the first ever given by the Community Bankers of Michigan (CBM) and was presented at their Annual Convention held recently in Traverse City.
Check Presentation from left: Eunice Lopez-Martin – ChoiceOne Bank Branch Manager, Troy Butler III – ChoiceOne Bank Vice President, Market Executive, Chris Sain Jr. – CEO of Grand C.I.T.Y Sports and Adom Greenland – ChoiceOne Bank Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer.
Looking to buy your first home; how do you start? Your best first step is to contact ChoiceOne Bank and get preapproved for your home loan or attend our upcoming first-time homebuyer seminars at the Grand Rapids branch on June 26 & 29. You’ll need to know how much house you can afford to begin your house hunting. Once you know what price range you are in, then you’ll need to find a realtor. Especially for first-time buyers, a realtor makes for a better experience because they will know the housing market. In a competitive market, this will be your next best step as your realtor will keep you informed about the homes for sale and negotiate your desires.
ChoiceOne Bank was honored to receive the 2019 Editor's Choice Award for Community Commitment fromCardRates.com based on the Bank’s various fundraising and volunteer efforts that directly impact the Michigan communities ChoiceOne serves.
ChoiceOne Bank was honored to receive TrueNorth Community Partner Award at the Community Efforts Celebration in May. TrueNorth hosted the celebration at Camp Newaygo in Newaygo.
ChoiceOne Bank received the 2019 Financial Literacy award from the Michigan Bankers Association (MBA) at their Best Conference recently held in Traverse City. ChoiceOne Bank Vice President, Commercial Lender and Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) Officer Patricia Brown accepted the award for the effort she and her team put forth in developing and implementing the KickStart to Career programs in Muskegon and Newago Counties.
“We are pleased to welcome Amber to the business development team in our new full-service Grand Rapids office,” said ChoiceOne Bank President and CEO Kelly Potes. “Amber is an experienced banker with a successful career in business development including both personal and commercial lending. Her broad financial knowledge along with her passion to serve, will prove valuable as we expand our community bank franchise throughout Michigan.”
ChoiceOne Bank continues to focus on corporate social responsibility as they grow in West Michigan. ChoiceOne Bank and Muskegon Oceana Community Action Partnership (MOCAP) worked together to help the senior citizens in Muskegon County.