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West Branch Travel Club to See Donny & Marie
Mon, Jun 27, 2011

Firstbank Travel Club Proudly Presents Donny & Marie—Christmas in Detroit
at the Fox Theatre
December 3rd, 2011

Your trip includes:
Motorcoach transportation
Tickets to the performance
Dinner to Old Country Buffet

Itinerary:
We will leave West Branch K-Mart parking lot at 9:30am making our first stop at Great Lakes Crossing for shopping and lunch (on your own) at approximately 11:30am. We leave Great Lakes Crossing at 1:15pm, arriving at the Fox Theater at 2:30pm for the 3:00pm show. After the show, we will leave for the Old Country Buffet in Flint for dinner at approximately 5:30pm. After dinner, we will head back to West Branch arriving approximately 8:30pm.

Price per person: $106.00

Direct any questions to Eileen (Firstbank) 989 345-6195, or Dawn (Sunsational Travel) 989 345-5997

West Michigan Promotions
Fri, Jun 24, 2011

Kevin M. Meade Promoted to Senior Vice President at Firstbank-West Michigan

Ionia, Michigan ---- William L. Benear, President and Chief Executive Officer of Firstbank–West Michigan announced that Kevin M. Meade was promoted to Senior Vice President at the Bank’s Annual Organizational meeting of the Board.  “Kevin joined the bank in 1998 as Vice President, Retail Administration with responsibility for branch administration, facilities and human resources.  He currently supervises the bank’s Branch Administration Program and was designated an Executive Officer of the bank.  Kevin has been instrumental in representing the bank in community activities and providing leadership guidance within our branch network system” commented Benear.

Meade is a graduate of the Graduate School of Retail Banking at the University of Wisconsin and has a Bachelor’s degree from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio.  He currently serves as President of the Ionia Housing Commission, Treasurer of the Ionia County Intermediate School Board, is a Director of the Ionia Downtown Development Authority and was recently appointed to serve on the Workforce Development Board serving Ionia, Montcalm, Gratiot and Isabella counties.

Firstbank-West Michigan is a diversified financial services company providing a wide range of banking services. Firstbank-West Michigan is a wholly owned subsidiary of Firstbank Corporation operating offices in Ionia, Belding, Hastings, Lowell, Sunfield, and Woodland, Michigan.   Firstbank Corporation, headquartered in Alma, Michigan, is a financial services company using a multi-bank-charter format with assets of $1.5 billion and 51 banking offices serving Michigan’s Lower Peninsula.

 

Debrann Hausserman Promoted to Vice President at Firstbank-West Michigan

Ionia, Michigan ---- William L. Benear, President and Chief Executive Officer of Firstbank-West Michigan, announced that Debrann Hausserman was promoted to Vice President at a recent meeting of the Board of Directors of the bank. Benear commented “Deb joined Firstbank–West Michigan as a teller in 1978 and has been promoted to a series of increasingly more responsible positions with the bank over the ensuing years. As Manager of the Main Office Lobby and the Dexter Office she is a key contributor to the bank and is very deserving of this recognition.”

Hausserman is a graduate of the Northern Michigan School of Banking in Marquette and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Ionia Area Chamber of Commerce.  She is active at the bank with the American Cancer Society 24 Hour Relay and the bank’s annual United Way campaign.

Firstbank-West Michigan is a diversified financial services company providing a wide range of banking services. Firstbank-West Michigan is a wholly owned subsidiary of Firstbank Corporation operating offices in Ionia, Belding, Hastings, Lowell, Sunfield, and Woodland, Michigan.   Firstbank Corporation, headquartered in Alma, Michigan, is a financial services company using a multi-bank-charter format with assets of $1.5 billion and 51 banking offices serving Michigan’s Lower Peninsula.

 

 

Marilyn McDougall Promoted to Assistant Vice President at Firstbank-West Michigan

Ionia, Michigan ---- William L. Benear, President and Chief Executive Officer of Firstbank-West Michigan, announced that at the May meeting of the Board of Directors, Marilyn L. McDougall was promoted to Assistant Vice President at Firstbank-West Michigan.   “Marilyn McDougall joined Firstbank-West Michigan in 1984 as a teller.  She was promoted to increasingly more responsible positions on a regular basis over the ensuing years, and is very deserving of this recognition.” Marilyn has thirteen years of lending experience and is located at our Lowell Office as a Consumer and Retail Mortgage Lender.

Marilyn is a graduate of Robert M. Perry School of Banking and currently is the Board President of the Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce, Ambassador for the Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce, Lowell Community Expo Committee Chairperson and Affiliate Member of Montcalm County Association of Realtors.  Marilyn is actively involved in the Lowell community and is a volunteer at numerous Firstbank sponsored events. 

Firstbank-West Michigan is a diversified financial services company providing a wide range of banking services. Firstbank-West Michigan is a wholly owned subsidiary of Firstbank Corporation operating offices in Ionia, Belding, Hastings, Lowell, Sunfield, and Woodland, Michigan.   Firstbank Corporation, headquartered in Alma, Michigan, is a financial services company using a multi-bank-charter format with assets of $1.5 billion and 51 banking offices serving Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. 

New Board Chair Announced
Fri, Jun 24, 2011

Janice DeYoung Elected Chairperson of the Board of Firstbank-West Michigan

Ionia, Michigan — William L. Benear, President and  Chief Executive Officer of Firstbank-West Michigan, announced the election of Janice DeYoung as Chairperson of the Board of Directors of Firstbank-West Michigan on May 16, 2011. She succeeds former Chairman, Jerome Gregory, who completed his term as Chairman and will continue to serve as a Board Member. Janice has served on the Firstbank-West Michigan Board of Directors since September of 1997.  

DeYoung had a long career in the agricultural equipment industry with Michigan Chief Sales, Inc. of Lake Odessa, where she served as President and owner for 15 years. Janice’s community involvements have included serving on the boards of the Barry County Area Chamber of Commerce, the Lakewood Area Chamber of Commerce, and the Hastings Rotary Club. She has also served as the Chairperson of Barry County Family Independence Agency and the State Board of the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB). 

Janice is a 30 year resident of Barry County and currently lives in Yankee Springs Township with her husband Jim. They share five children and three grandchildren.   

Firstbank-West Michigan is a diversified financial services company providing a wide range of banking services. Firstbank-West Michigan is a wholly owned subsidiary of Firstbank Corporation operating offices in Ionia, Belding, Hastings, Lowell, Sunfield, and Woodland, Michigan.   Firstbank Corporation, headquartered in Alma, Michigan, is a financial services company using a multi-bank-charter format with assets of $1.5 billion and 51 banking offices serving Michigan’s Lower Peninsula.

West Michigan Shred Days Schedule
Wed, Jun 15, 2011

Bring in your sensitive documents from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for FREE on-site destruction.

4/23/11     Hastings Branch

6/25/11    Belding West Branch

8/20/11     Lowell Branch  

9/17/11     Southside Branch

Lakeview's First Shred Day
Fri, May 20, 2011

Our first Shred Day, which provided free document shredding to the community, was held on Friday, June 17th.

Cadillac's First Shred Day
Thu, May 19, 2011

Our first Shred Day, which will provide free document shredding to the community, will be held this year.

Alma's First Shred Days
Thu, May 19, 2011

Our first Shred Days were held in Alma on Saturday, April 23rd  and in Ithaca on Saturday, May 14th.   Many members of our community brought in their sensitive documents for FREE on-site shredding and destruction.  

 

West Branch's First Shred Day
Thu, May 19, 2011

Our first Shred Day, which will provide free document shredding to the community, will be held this year.

Larger Office in DeWitt
Thu, May 19, 2011

Larger office built to serve DeWitt community.

New Mt. Pleasant Office
Thu, May 19, 2011

New South Mission Street office built in Mt. Pleasant.

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