GRAND RAPIDS — United Bank will become the latest entry into the downtown banking market with the planned opening of a new office later this year.
Kalamazoo-based First National Bank of Michigan plans to move its Holland loan office early next year to a former bank office on Eighth Street in downtown Holland.
First National Bank of Michigan plans to enter the Lansing market after expanding to the lakeshore area with a Holland loan office last fall.
Following a leadership succession plan put into place more than a year ago, Kalamazoo-based First National Bank of Michigan promoted Daniel Bitzer to president and CEO.
Kalamazoo-based First National Bank of Michigan plans to open a Holland office five years after moving into the Grand Rapids market.
Bankers say they hear it regularly from their clients: It’s gotten awfully hard to find good talent these days.
Dan Bitzer’s ascension to the role of president at First National Bank of Michigan followed a process that directors at the Kalamazoo community bank outlined years earlier.