Winter 2015

Community Spotlight

As we transition into winter, we look back on some of the highlights from the past few months. Read More

First-Time Homebuyers

Don’t Be Overwhelmed, Just Be Prepared

You have been hearing it for ages now, it is a great time to buy a home! Interest rates are still historically low and there are plenty of homes on the market to choose from. If you’re looking to make the leap from an apartment to your first home, there are loads of terrific home options available. Read More

Trim Your Taxes While Boosting Your Retirement Savings

Benjamin Franklin famously quipped that “in this world nothing can be certain, except death and taxes.” Well, the inevitable tax time is right around the corner; tax filing day is Wednesday, April 15th. If you are like many Americans, you may be able to lower your 2014 tax bill and boost your retirement savings by making a contribution to a traditional IRA. Read More

Defend Your Data with Strong Passwords

The threats to security are changing every day. What can you do to protect your information? Create strong passwords, manage passwords carefully and change them periodically. Read More

President’s Message – West

Serving the Grand Rapids Community Bank

As we enter the New Year, I would like to express our gratitude toward each of our customers and community partners. We appreciate having the opportunity to serve you! Inside the Winter Edition of Points of Interest, you will find helpful information on teaching children about money management, information for first-time homebuyers, IRA rollovers and […] Read More

President’s Message – East

Serving Bay City, Caro, Clare, Midland, Owosso and Saginaw Community Banks

As we enter the New Year, I would like to express our gratitude toward each of our customers and community partners. We appreciate having the opportunity to serve you! Read More