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Union Bank Announces Welcomes Robin Kleinjans-McKee as New Board Member

Grand Rapids, Michigan – December 1, 2022 – Cortney Collison, President and Chief Executive Officer of Union Bank has announced the addition of a new Board Member, Robin Kleinjans-McKee, CPA.  Kleinjans-McKee is the current Chief Financial Officer for Open Systems Technologies (OST) headquartered in Grand Rapids.

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Union Bank Announces Stephanie Griffin as Treasury Management Officer

Grand Rapids, Michigan – November 29, 2022 – Cortney Collison, President and Chief Executive Officer of Union Bank has announced the addition of Stephanie Griffin, Vice President, Treasury Management Officer.

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Union Bank Announces Teddi McEachern as Director of Branch Banking

Grand Rapids, Michigan – October 11, 2022 – Cortney Collison, Executive Vice President, Chief Executive Officer of Union Bank is pleased to announce the addition of Teddi McEachern, Vice President, Director of Branch Banking. 

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Union Bank Announces Todd Uekert as Market President 

Grand Rapids, Michigan – September 26, 2022 – Tim Doyle, Executive Vice President, Chief Lending Officer of Union Bank is pleased to announce the addition of Todd Uekert, Senior Vice President, Market President. 

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Union Bank Announces Michael Kozak as Vice President, Commercial Banker

Grand Rapids, Michigan – September 22, 2022 – Tim Doyle, Executive Vice President, Chief Lending Officer of Union Bank is pleased to announce the addition of Michael Kozak, Vice President, Commercial Banker.

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Union Bank Sells Former Corporate Office Facility

Grand Rapids, Michigan – September 14, 2022 – In transition to the Banks’ new corporate office in Grand Rapids, on Monday, August 22, 2022 Union Bank sold the former corporate office facility at 933 Fourth Avenue in Lake Odessa, MI to RecLending. The Bank will lease the building from the new owners until December 2023 providing time to complete the transition and relocation of all team members that currently remain at the Fourth Avenue address.   While the growing financial institution has relocated its’ corporate office, this transition will have little to no effect on the Banks’ other locations.

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Union Bank Opens New Corporate Office in Grand Rapids 

Grand Rapids, Michigan – September 9, 2022 – On Thursday, September 8, Union Bank Board of Directors, employees and community members gathered together to celebrate the opening of the Banks’ new corporate office at 670 Cascade W Parkway SE in Grand Rapids. The 6,500 square foot state-of-the-art full-service banking facility will open for business on Monday, September 12th.  

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Union Bank Core Conversion to Occur July 29 - August 1

Lake Odessa, MI - July 21, 2022 - Union Bank is committed to providing quality products and exceptional service to the makers, builders and growers of West and Central Michigan. In an effort to improve and expand the products and services offered, the Bank will upgrade its core banking system and other associated products Friday, July 29 through Monday, August 1.

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Union Bank Announces New Retail Systems Risk Management Officer

Lake Odessa, Michigan – May 4, 2022 – Cortney Collison, Union Bank President and Chief Executive Officer has announced the internal transition of Nathan Roudabush, Assistant Vice President, Retail Systems Risk Management Officer - a new position for the Bank. Former Ada Branch Manager, Roudabush will now provide direct oversight and lead strategic initiatives for vendor and third-party risk management and retail systems administration in addition to management of the Bank’s Contact Center and Virtual Branch.

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Union Bank Announces Internal Transition of Mortgage Banker 

Lake Odessa, Michigan – April 28, 2022 – Tim Doyle, Executive Vice President, Chief Lending Officer of Union Bank has announced the internal transition of Nicole Suchek, Mortgage Banker. Former Union Bank Westphalia Branch Manager, Suchek will continue to work with current and prospective customers throughout West and Central Michigan to gain a clear understanding of their lending needs in order to find the right Mortgage Solutions, every time in a full-time capacity. 

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Union Bank Announces Recent Promotions

Lake Odessa, Michigan – March 29, 2022 – Cortney Collison, President and Chief Executive Officer of Union Bank (UB) has announced the recent promotion of Peter Rossi as Officer, Information Technology Administrator; Kimberly Cox as Vice President, Loan Operations Manager; and Janet Torres as Senior Vice President, Retail & Deposit Operations Director.   

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Union Bank Announces New Mortgage Banker

Lake Odessa, Michigan –  January 28, 2022 – Tim Doyle, Executive Vice President, Chief Lending Officer of Union Bank has announced the addition of Jon Novetske, Mortgage Banker. In his new role, Novetske will work with current and prospective customers in the Greater Lansing Area to gain a clear understanding of their lending needs in order to find the right personalized solutions, every time.

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Union Bank Announces Sarah Klingenberg as Vice President, Risk Officer

Grand Rapids, Michigan – January 20, 2022 – Cortney Collison, President and Chief Executive Officer of Union Bank has announced the addition of Sarah Klingenberg, Vice President, Risk Officer.  In her new role, Klingenberg will be responsible for the implementation and administration of all aspects of the Bank Secrecy Act Compliance Program, Enterprise Risk Management Program as well as overall security of the Bank. 

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Union Financial Corporation Announces Completion of $6 Million Subordinated Notes Offering

Lake Odessa, Michigan – December 17, 2021 – Cortney Collison, Union Bank President and Chief Executive Officer, announced today that Union Financial Corporation (the “Company”), the parent company of Union Bank (the “Bank”), has closed a private placement of $6.0 million in aggregate principal amount of its 3.50% fixed-to-floating rate subordinated notes due 2031 (the “Notes”). The Company intends to use the net proceeds from the Notes for general corporate purposes.

2021 Holiday Hours


Union Bank announces 2021 Holiday Hours
Christmas Eve (Dec. 24) | Closing at 12 p.m.
Christmas Day (Dec. 25) | Closed
New Year's Eve (Dec. 31) | Closing at 3 p.m.
New Year's Day (Jan. 1) | Closed






Union Bank Board Chairman Steps Down, Announcement of New Board Chairman and Vice Chairman

Grand Rapids, Michigan – November 1, 2021 – Cortney Collison, Union Bank President and Chief Executive Officer today announced that Lloyd Cunningham, who has served as Chairman of the Banks’ Board of Directors for over a decade, will step down from his current role, effective November 1st.  In light of this announcement and unanimous vote from their fellow Board Members, Chris Fluke has been appointed Chairman and Paul Trierweiler, Vice Chairman. Read more.


Union Bank Announces Michael Keast as Vice President, Commercial Relationship Manager

Grand Rapids, Michigan – October 11, 2021 – Tim Doyle, Executive Vice President, Chief Lending Officer of Union Bank is pleased to announce the addition of Michael Keast, Vice President, Commercial Relationship Manager. In his new role, Keast will focus on expanding the Banks' commercial market share within West and Central Michigan, focusing on commercial and industrial companies, commercial real estate and provide business owners a consultative approach and the tools needed for business growth.  Read more.


Union Bank Announces Robert Kowalewski as Vice President, Director of Business Development 


Grand Rapids, Michigan – October 4, 2021 – Tim Doyle, Executive Vice President, Chief Lending Officer of Union Bank has announced the addition of Robert Kowalewski, Vice President, Director of Business Development. In his new role, Kowalewski will focus on strategic initiatives that will continue to help support and build the Banks’ brand in the various markets Union Bank serves. Read more.  



Union Bank Announces Janet Torres as Vice President, Retail Banking and Deposit Operations


Grand Rapids, Michigan – October 1, 2021 – Torres joins the Bank as an experienced professional with a successful career in banking, recruiting and talent management, project management, and change leadership in the Greater Grand Rapids Area with over 19 years of diverse experience in the finance industry.  Read more. 


  


Union Bank Breaks Ground on New Facility


Grand Rapids, Michigan – August 19, 2021 - On Thursday, August 19th, Union Bank Board of Directors, Senior Management and Officers gathered together to break ground on a new corporate office at 670 Cascade W Parkway SE in Grand Rapids. The 6,500 square foot state-of-the-art facility designed by Ghafari Associates, is scheduled to open in the Summer of 2022.  Read more. 







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