Sturgis Bank opens Battle Creek loan center

Southwest Michigan-based Sturgis Bank opened a loan center last week. 

The loan center, in Battle Creek, Mich., is led by mortgage lenders Mike Mankerian and Michelle Kappen, both bankers with extensive local experience. Mankerian, a mortgage loan originator and vice president, joined the $782 million bank in August 2021. He has more than 25 years of lending experience. Kappen has more than 15 years of finance and lending experience. 

“I am thrilled that we are expanding our footprint and opening a location in Battle Creek,” said Jack Reed, vice president of business development for Calhoun County.  “Our new office will help us better serve residents in Calhoun County who are interested in home ownership.”