Quarter of RMI respondents report economic recovery

America’s ag- and energy-dependent central states are reporting better economic numbers, but overall stats remain below normal, according to the Rural Mainstreet Index. September’s 46.9 (up from August’s 44.7) was the seventh straight month with a reading in a recessionary economic zone despite increases from April’s historic lows.  [Continue]

FNBM to open Lansing branch

First National Bank of Michigan will open a branch in Lansing, Mich., and relocate its Lansing LPO, which opened in 2017, to that office. The location will become the sixth branch for First National Bank of Michigan, which has three branches in Kalamazoo County, one in downtown Grand Rapids and one in Holland. [Continue]