The Keystone branches have tallied their donations from their recent food drive, which ran from November 7th-December 17th. The collected items totaled 794 lbs. of food and $1,529.30, with the numbers continuing to rise, due to the fact that some customers are still dropping off items.
All donations are given to the Kalamazoo Loaves & Fishes as well as Eleanor's Food Pantry.
Thank you to everyone who donated to help those in our community!
Cadillac has recently wrapped-up their annual food drive, which ran from October 24th-November 11th. All food has been donated to local charities which included The Salvation Army and the Lake City Christian Reformed Church Food Bank.
Our Cadillac offices had 3½ shopping carts full of canned goods and other donated items.
Thank you to everyone who helped us raise this amount for those in our community!
Some of our ladies from the Cadillac Downtown Office
show off part of the food that was donated.
Chili Dawg Challenge Tops off Spirit Week in Ionia
October 27th was the night we put Sheila Ransom’s favorite chili up against all of the best chili cookers in Ionia. We didn’t win, but we had fun and we donated over $700 to the Big Brothers/Big Sisters organization to assist them in the cause of providing adult mentors for kids who don’t have a significant adult in their life.
To quote our favorite sports teams: We’ll be back next year!
Thank you all for your help this year.
Sheila Ransom won the internal chili dawg cook-off, then went on
to compete in the IBC Chili Dawg Challenge.
Please join us,
Breakfast Speaker Series
Friday, December 2nd
Steve Hawkins, Head Coach, WMU Bronco Basketball
Hosted by Western Michigan University's Haworth College of Business
2150 Schneider Hall
Western Michigan University
Complimentary breakfast begins at 7:30am
Parking available at the Fetzer Center (Lot #72F)
Please RSVP—269 387-5050
Firstbank is a proud sponsor of the 9th annual Harvest Festival which takes place in Howard City. The fun fall event features something for everyone in the family including: children's activities like face painting, a magic show, and inflatables; a teen dance; and for the adults an art tent, car and tractor shows, quilt exhibit, as well as a talent contest. Members of our Firstbank team in Howard City participated in the parade through town along with Fortune Freddy!
Members of our Firstbank team helping out at a Tri County Football Game.
Firstbank team members take some time to tour Art Prize in Grand Rapids, which is an art competition that was held from September 21-October 9. It features art from artists across the nation.
We’d like to congratulate Tom Danielson on his promotion to Portage Banking Manager. Tom will be overseeing both our Westnedge and Woodbridge Offices. He joined Keystone Community Bank in 2009 and has over 30 years of retail banking experience in our community.
Tom is a graduate of Portage Northern High School and attended Western Michigan University. He is involved in several local school and business organizations, including serving as a Trustee for Vicksburg Community Schools.
Stop by to see Tom at either Portage location, and congratulate him on his promotion!
Firstbank - West Michigan held a school supply drive for Ionia Public Schools prior to the beginning of the 2011-2012 school year. Between August 8th and September 2nd, the branches in Ionia collected backpacks, notebooks, paper, pencils, markers, calculators, and more to benefit students of Boyce, Emerson, Jefferson, Rather, and Twin Rivers. On September 20th, two representatives of Firstbank delivered the items.
Sandy Branch, Southside Office Manager, and Debrann Hausserman, Vice President and Main Office Manager, on left, present the supplies for Ionia Public Schools. Among the recipients are Elementary Principals Matt Vogel, Dayna Ellis, Stacey Bovee, Mitch Mercer, and Darin Magley.
The Mardi Gras Festival in Mt. Pleasant is an annual event that has been taking place for almost a decade now.
It was held again this year on September 17th with the purpose of welcoming CMU students to Mt. Pleasant, featuring arts from Art Reach of Mt. Pleasant as well as face painting, kids activities and a parade through town. Firstbank participated in the parade with their “Briefcase Brigade.”
Ionia High School cheerleaders and mascot ride the Firstbank float in the Homecoming parade on Friday, October 7th.
Firstbank - St. Johns will again be participating in a food drive to benefit local organizations. Last year, the St. Johns and DeWitt branches collected 88 lbs. of food along with donated cash.
The contributions went to the St. Johns Capital Area Community Service and the St. Judes Food Pantry.
Firstbank - St. Johns is proud to take donations again this year, beginning on Monday, October 24th, and ending Friday, November 11th. Stop by the St. Johns or DeWitt locations to help donate to a great cause!