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.
ChoiceOne Bank is pleased to announce its participation in the American Bankers Association (ABA) Foundation's annual video contest – Lights, Camera, Save! This is an incredible opportunity for teens to engage and educate each other on the value of saving money and creating healthy money habits.
ChoiceOne Bank is pleased to support the Lapeer Symphony Orchestra and promote their family Christmas Concert on December 17 at Lapeer High School once again.
ChoiceOne Bank is pleased to announce Senior Vice President Heather Brolick is named in the 2021 Crain’s Detroit Business Notable Women in Banking as an Award Honoree. The Crain’s Detroit Business Awards program celebrates Michigan women banking executives who are leading advancements and innovations while supporting and inspiring others in their industry and their community.
ChoiceOne Bank was recognized during the annual American Bankers Association (ABA) Foundation award ceremony honoring banks of all sizes earning the industry’s highest awards for community programs. ChoiceOne was a finalist in the Economic Inclusion category and received Honorable Mention for the Growers Program.
ChoiceOne Financial Services, Inc., the parent company of ChoiceOne Bank, is pleased to announce ChoiceOne Bank was once again ranked as Michigan’s Best Small Bank by Newsweek. ChoiceOne was recognized in Newsweek’s first-ever ranking in 2020 of the country’s financial institutions that were best at serving their customers’ needs in 2021 during the pandemic climate. Today, Newsweek has once again recognized ChoiceOne Bank as the Best Small Bank in Michigan for 2022.
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: