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Bank opens branch downtown

October 23, 2018
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Grand Rapids-based United Bank, founded in 1887, operates 12 branches in West Michigan. Photo via instagram.com

A locally based bank has opened a branch in downtown Grand Rapids.

Grand Rapids Township-based United Bank opened a location today at 44 Ionia Ave. SW.

A ribbon cutting and grand-opening celebration with lunch and prizes will be held at the branch on Nov. 1 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

“This is an exciting opportunity for us to make banking local accessible to the downtown community,” said Mike Manica, president and CEO, United Bank.

“We’re looking forward to having everyone in the community share in the grand opening of our new office.”

Tammy Karas, who’s transferring from United Bank’s Byron Center branch, will serve as branch manager.

Alex Caceres will work out of the downtown location as a business development officer.

The branch will have “several” dedicated staff members and provide drop-in offices for traveling commercial lenders.

United Bank’s suite is leased from Grand Rapids-based Dwelling Place and includes several customer parking spots behind the building.

Plainfield Township-based Progressive AE was the project’s architect, contractor and interior designer.

United Bank

Founded in 1887 in Wayland, United Bank is a “closely held” institution with more than $600 million in assets.

The bank, which offers personal and business banking, operates 12 branches throughout West Michigan, as well as wealth management and insurance divisions.

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