Strong loan growth drove Independent Bank Corp. to higher earnings for the third quarter.

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ChoiceOne Financial Services Inc. recorded higher earnings of $1.7 million, or 50 cents per share, for the third quarter. The quarterly result compares with $1.6 million, or 50 cents per share, during the same period a year earlier.

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Mercantile Bank Corp. today reported higher quarterly earnings.

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Chemical Financial Corp. plans to close and consolidate 25 more branches by the end of the year and trim its workforce 7 percent in a cost-cutting initiative that will generate $20 million in annualized savings.

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GRAND RAPIDS — Horizon Bank’s move into the West Michigan market provided an opportunity to launch a private banking service based in Grand Rapids that will eventually extend across the corporation.

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