Michigan’s ChoiceOne Bank opens Auburn Hills loan office

Sparta, Mich.-based ChoiceOne Bank opened a loan office in the Detroit suburb of Auburn Hills, Mich. A public grand opening was held Nov. 21. Vice President Matt Ankley oversees the office.   “We are extremely pleased to announce another new loan office as we grow our community bank franchise into Oakland County,” said ChoiceOne President … Read more

KC Fed manufacturing activity slows

Tenth District manufacturing activity declined in November, according to a recent Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City survey. Expectations for future manufacturing were mainly stagnant or slightly positive, according to the report. The composite index, an average of the indexes for production, new orders, employment, supplier delivery time and raw materials, was -6 this month, … Read more

Wisconsin-based Forward Insurance to buy insurance agency

Marshfield, Wis.-based Forward Insurance is expanding its presence in central and northern Wisconsin by acquiring Hadden Insurance Agency. The transaction is expected to be finalized by the end of this year and will include moving Hadden Insurance Agency’s office into the Forward Bank facility being remodeled and expanded in Rib Lake, Wis. Forward Bank is … Read more