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Union Bank Announces Recent Promotions and Appointments


 

Union Bank, ICBA Offer Tips to Help Simplify the Homebuying Process


Union Bank Welcomes Thomas Etcher as Vice President, Commercial Banker




 

Union Bank Welcomes Rich McDermott as Vice President, Commercial Banker


Grand Rapids, Michigan – May 14, 2024 - Union Bank is thrilled to announce the addition of Rich McDermott, Vice President, Commercial Banker.

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Union Bank Honors Grand Rapids Metaltek: Women Defying Expectations in Manufacturing

Trena Bresky and Karla CookGrand Rapids, Michigan – March 8, 2024 – In observance of International Women’s Day, celebrated annually on March 8th, Union Bank is proud to shine a spotlight on a local, 100% woman owned business – Grand Rapids Metaltek. Owned by sisters Karla Cook and Trena Bresky, Grand Rapids Metaltek has been a staple in the manufacturing industry for over 40 years. 




Union Bank Celebrates Grand Reopening of Lake Odessa Branch


Union Bank Board of Directors, employees and community members stand together to cut a grand opening ribbon.
Lake Odessa, Michigan – February 29, 2024 – Union Bank proudly announces the grand reopening of its Lake Odessa Branch, now serving as the hub for key operations, including the Financial and Operations Centers, Union Investment Solutions, and Virtual Branch. This celebratory event signifies the culmination of extensive renovations and enhancements, reinforcing Union Bank's unwavering dedication to serving the community.

  


Union Bank Welcomes Mortgage Banker Miguel Ruiz-Santos


Grand Rapids, Michigan – January 29, 2024 – Cortney Collison, President and Chief Executive Officer of Union Bank, is pleased to announce the latest addition to the Union Bank team, Miguel Ruiz-Santos, Mortgage Banker, NMLS# 1831344.

  



Union Bank to Unveil Transformed Lake Odessa Branch After Extensive Remodel

Lake Odessa, Michigan – January 26, 2024 - Union Bank is excited to announce the imminent completion of the long-anticipated remodel of the Lake Odessa Branch. 





Michael Kozak Takes the Helm as Executive Vice President, Chief Lending Officer 

Grand Rapids, Michigan – January 12, 2024 - Union Bank is thrilled to announce the appointment of Michael Kozak as the new Executive Vice President, Chief Lending Officer.





Lake Odessa Branch Closed for Remodel Oct. 6 - 9


Lake Odessa, Michigan – September 28, 2023 –Union Bank's Lake Odessa Branch will be closed from October 6th through October 9th due to current remodeling efforts.


Mortgage Banker Heidi Mojzak Joins Union Bank 


Grand Rapids, Michigan – August 29, 2023 – Union Bank has announced the addition of Heidi Mojzak, Mortgage Banker, NMLS# 933490. In her new role, Heidi will work with current and prospective customers to gain a clear understanding of their lending needs to find the right, personalized solutions every time.
  

Lake Odessa Branch Remodel


Lake Odessa, Michigan – August 22, 2023 – After months of planning, Union Bank is pleased to announce that the remodel of the Lake Odessa Branch will begin on Monday, August 28th.  The conclusion of the construction period is slated for January 2024.  
  

Stuff the Bus


Grand Rapids, Michigan – July 17, 2023 – Union Bank has partnered with Heart of West Michigan United Way to help students and teachers start the upcoming school year off strong. 
  



Union Bank Opens New Loan Production Office in Portage


Grand Rapids, Michigan – June 9, 2023 – On Thursday, May 25th, Union Bank Board of Directors and employees, Southwest Michigan First, local elected officials and community members gathered together to celebrate the opening of the Banks’ first Kalamazoo-Portage area location at 515 East Centre Street in Portage. 

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 Avoid Account Takeover Fraud 

Grand Rapids, Michigan – June 06, 2023 - Please be aware that some customers have received fraudulent texts, emails or phone calls from people posing as Union Bank. These communications are NOT coming from Union Bank. They are fraud. This is an attempt to take over your account.

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Union Bank Phone System Upgrade


Grand Rapids, Michigan – April 28, 2023 – In an effort to provide better service to our customers, we will be upgrading our phone system on May 1st. 

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Union Bank Announces 2023 Promotions

Grand Rapids, Michigan – April 19, 2023 – Cortney Collison, President and Chief Executive Officer of Union Bank (UB) has announced the recent promotions of Kimberly Cox, Teddi McEachern, Derek Dickinson, Bret Simonton, Sandra Collison, Peter Rossi, Stephanie Joseph, Stephanie Brummette, Kelsey Cornwell and Nicole Suchek.  

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Union Bank to Sponsor Earth Day Paper Shredding and Electronic Recycling Event on April 22

Hastings, Michigan – April 10, 2023 – Union Bank announces a special opportunity for customers and community members to reduce their carbon footprint by securely shredding unwanted documents and recycling electronics. Join us on April 22nd, 2023 at the Business & Community Expo hosted by the Barry County Chamber & Economic Development Alliance.

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Union Bank Announces Appointment of New Chief Operations Officer 

Grand Rapids, Michigan – January 6, 2023 – Cortney Collison, President and Chief Executive Officer of Union Bank announced today the promotion of Janet Torres as the Banks’ new Executive Vice President, Chief Operations Officer.

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Union Bank Announces Retirement of Suzanne Dahms

Grand Rapids, Michigan – December 28, 2022 – Cortney Collison, President and Chief Executive Officer of Union Bank has announced the upcoming retirement of Suzanne Dahms, Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer after 48 years of service. 

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Important Update Due to Inclement Weather 12.23.2022

For the safety of our customers and team members due to inclement weather the following schedule adjustments have been made for today, Friday, December 23rd.

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2022 Year-End Announcements

Grand Rapids, Michigan – December 21, 2022 – As we close on another successful year, we want to thank you for choosing Union Bank and the opportunity to serve you.   Here are two year-end announcements we would like to share with you.  

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Union Bank Announces John Rop as VP, Mortgage Sales Manager

Grand Rapids, Michigan – December 15, 2022 – Cortney Collison, President and Chief Executive Officer of Union Bank has announced the addition of John Rop, Vice President, Mortgage Sales Manager. 

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Union Bank 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 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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