President’s Message – West

Serving the Grand Rapids Community Bank

The year always seems to pass by quickly and I hope that last year was productive and prosperous for you, filled with many wonderful memories and moments. I know that I’m looking forward to the New Year and wish joy, success and well-being to you and your family.

As we ring in 2014, I think about what the New Year might have in store. I admit that I’m not one for making resolutions; however, I recognize that this is a great time to reflect on our goals for the upcoming year. While many people set resolutions, or create lists of things they intend to accomplish, others pass up the opportunity to build sound plans and further realize their personal and financial aspirations.

Maybe this is the year that you plan to pursue the dream of home ownership or start thinking about a vacation home purchase. Perhaps you would like to start a remodel project on your current home or add on an extra room. One great tool for a home renovation project is our Chemline Equity Line of Credit, which is a revolving line of credit with a variable interest rate based on the equity of your home. If homeownership or renovations are on your mind, stop by your local Chemical Bank office or call one of our Mortgage Loan Officers at (800) 867-9757 to help you explore all of the available financing options for your mortgage needs.

Whatever your financial goals or dreams may be, Chemical Bank wants to help you pursue them. We feel that our guiding purpose is to enable the dreams of our customers.

I invite you to share your aspirations with a Chemical Banker, and let us help you create a plan to make those dreams a reality in 2014. I always welcome our customer’s thoughts and opinions; if you have any questions, comments or concerns, please feel free to contact me at (616) 588-7424 or

Joel F. Rahn
Regional President