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Experience the difference when you bank locally

Nov 28, 2016 11:11:00 AM / by Local First

Have you ever considered banking local?  United Bank’s roots were planted in West Michigan back in 1887.  Today, they’re still a true community bank, deeply invested in the area, with a reputation for providing great service and innovative financial products to meet the needs of their neighbors, West Michigan families and businesses.   

Many local businesses have made United Bank a trusted partner and found value in banking local.  With an experienced commercial lending team averaging more than 27 years of experience per person, they can help to find solutions for just about any situation or need that may arise.  Heather, Jackson, and Barry from Harmony Brewing Company shared, “United Bank financed the first Harmony Brewing Company location and their partnership made our second location possible.  Being in tune with the community and with the trends going on across the city they were able to see what we were doing and understood the value of what was happening on Wealthy Street.  We couldn’t have done Harmony Brewing Company without help from United Bank.”

United Bank is committed to investing in our community with a recent expansion into Ottawa County and a major remodel of their corporate facility on East Paris Avenue.  Such development has allowed United Bank to bring on more passionate, locally minded team members.  To these bank employees, United is not just a part of the bank’s name, but the way they relate to their customers and one another.   

Art Johnson, Chairman and CEO for 32 years, says “At United Bank, you bank with people who live and work in your community, people who have the same stake in the success of your community, and people who understand local business needs.”

West Michigan’s future is brightest when we unite to strengthen our community.  So, if you eat local, shop local, and support local, consider banking local.  Come experience the difference of a true community bank. 

Local First Members! Check out United Bank's newly renovated space during our Member Mixer on December 8

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