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.
ChoiceOne Bank is pleased to announce Vice Presidents Trenton Hancock and Jason Parker recently graduated from the Graduate School of Banking Program at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Both received the prestigious Certificate of Executive Leadership from the Wisconsin School of Business and Executive Development – the highest-level certificate they offer.
ChoiceOne Bank is pleased to announce Vice President Community Development & CRA Officer Celeste Spivey received the Michigan 2022 Community Spirit Award from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Indianapolis (FHLBank Indianapolis). FHLBank Indianapolis CEO, Cindy Konich, announced Spivey as the winner at their Shareholder Symposium held virtually August 31. Spivey is recognized for her outstanding work in low-income housing and community development.
“We are extremely pleased to announce Celeste as the Michigan recipient of the 2022 Community Spirit Award from Federal Home Loan Bank Indianapolis,” said ChoiceOne CEO Kelly Potes. “As a community bank, it’s important for us to know and understand the needs of the individuals, families, and businesses in the communities we serve. Celeste is a true community advocate; her work exemplifies the important role ChoiceOne plays in our communities. She has a unique talent for leveraging multiple resources to recognize and assist both our local families and businesses.”
Spivey joined ChoiceOne in 2021 as Vice President, Community Development and Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) Officer. With nearly five years of previous experience as a Community Development Administrator, Spivey currently oversees the development, implementation, and administration of all aspects of the Bank's CRA program. She is also responsible for establishing and maintaining relationships with community-based, charitable, and non-profit organizations.
ChoiceOne Bank is pleased to announce the promotions of Lysh Curnett to the Mortgage Loan Officer and Kimberly (Kim) Jolin to Armada Branch Manager.
ChoiceOne Bank is pleased to announce the promotions of Assistant Vice President Laurie Demanuel, Assistant Vice President Konrad Raclawski and Branch Manager Sally Yetman.