ChoiceOne Bank is pleased to announce the Annual ChoiceOne Scholarship Program designed to provide needs-based scholarships for graduating seniors in the local communities the Bank serves. The scholarships are for students who want to obtain a Bachelor, Associate, or Certificate.
ChoiceOne Financial Services, Inc., and ChoiceOne Bank are pleased to announce advancements in digital banking security. ChoiceOne will transition their website domain to “choiceone.bank” from “choiceone.com” on January 23. This change will provide another layer of enhanced security and verification requirements to reduce the risk of cyber threats and enable the Bank to provide a greater level of digital security.
“Customer security – both in personal and financial information – is always a top priority at ChoiceOne,” said ChoiceOne CEO Kelly Potes. “With a reputation for providing industry-leading technology that supports our customers’ needs for high-speed convenience, security is at the forefront of every decision we make. Transitioning our domain name to ‘choiceone.bank’ from ‘choiceone.com’ will provide additional security features giving our customers an even greater level of digital security today.”
ChoiceOne email addresses and website URL will now end in ‘.bank’. Before interacting with ChoiceOne emails and before entering a username and password on ChoiceOne’s website, customers can simply look for the ‘.bank’ to authenticate the email and website. ‘.bank’ web
ChoiceOne Bank is pleased to announce that ChoiceOne will commemorate its Quasquicentennial Anniversary this year. September 5 will mark 125 years in which ChoiceOne has been in business as the local community bank in Michigan.
ChoiceOne Bank is pleased to recognize the donations ChoiceOne employees have made this year. Through an employee Jean Day program, multiple donations are made to local nonprofits throughout the year and at yearend.
ChoiceOne Financial Services, Inc., and ChoiceOne Bank are pleased to announce the continued expansion of their community bank franchise with the opening of the Oakland Loan Office in Oakland County.
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 welcome Vice President and Private Banker Christine Zahm to the Wealth Management Group, Coopersville Branch Manager Amanda (Mandy) Brooks and Mortgage Loan Officer Tim Shaw.
It is with sincere appreciation that the Boards of Directors of ChoiceOne Financial Services, Inc. and ChoiceOne Bank announce the retirement of Patrick A. Cronin from the Boards of Directors of ChoiceOne and ChoiceOne Bank effective September 21. Michelle Wendling and Dr. Curt Coulter were appointed to the ChoiceOne Board, effective upon Cronin’s retirement on September 21.