Horizon Bank Opening Doors in Grand Rapids, Michigan

January 13, 2017 08:49 AM

Horizon Bank announces the launch of its latest location, in Grand Rapids, Michigan. David Quade, the bank’s market president for Grand Rapids, says of the addition, “This is a strong growth market for the bank, and it helps connect our footprint between Kalamazoo and Lansing.  Our goal is to bring community banking back to our market, and to share our exceptional service and sensible advice with the Grand Rapids community.”

Serving the Community
Throughout its 143-year history, Horizon Bank has always been committed to giving back to the communities it serves – through volunteer work, financial support, and more.

Quade plans to bring those values to Grand Rapids, by actively seeking insights from those who live and work there today. “I also am going to establish a community bank advisory board that will be led by local business owners, professionals, and community leaders,” he says.

“We’ll get feedback directly from the community on what are the true banking opportunities in Grand Rapids, and we’ll react accordingly” adds Quade. “Plus, we’ll be looking for input from our clients to help guide our sponsorships and donations to local community organizations who could benefit from our support.”

Expanded Services & Long-Term Planning
Currently, the bank is operating from a temporary location offering commercial and private banking products and services. In February, it will relocate to a new, permanent address at 250 Pearl Street NW, featuring 13,000 square feet of space. Quade notes that the 10-year lease the bank has taken demonstrates its long-term commitment to the community.

Quade anticipates that the new facility will house up to 15 advisors, providing complete financial products and services across retail, commercial, private banking, treasury management and mortgage. To meet these diverse needs with a well-rounded approach, he says, “We’re building the best team possible.” In fact, all team members who will be joining Quade in Grand Rapids, have extensive experience in banking in West Michigan.

Now that experience will be used to serve the people of Grand Rapids. And Quade believes it’s a great fit.

About Horizon
Horizon Bancorp is a locally owned, independent, commercial bank holding company serving Northern and Central Indiana and Southwest and Central Michigan through its commercial banking subsidiary Horizon Bank, NA. Horizon also offers mortgage-banking services throughout the Midwest. Horizon Bancorp may be reached online at www.horizonbank.com. Its common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol HBNC.

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