First National Bank of Michigan to occupy former First National Bank of Holland building.
September 22, 2017
Source: Deb Lang
Job Title: Marketing Director
Holland, MI-September 20, 2017. FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF MICHIGAN announces plans to relocate its Holland office to 1 West 8th Street.
FNBM, an 11-year-old locally owned and operated West Michigan bank, has leased the building from Geenen DeKock Properties and will occupy the space in early 2018 after renovations are complete. “The decision was based on our commitment to be visible and accessible in the downtown Holland area, along with our desire to grow and expand our business in Holland,” says Greg Accardo, Market President. “This location aligns perfectly with our community banking focus.”
The bank’s search for a permanent location began shortly after opening a temporary office in late 2016. “We had two choices, ultimately we wanted to be downtown,” Accardo says. “Because of the long history of banking in this building and its proximity to the business district it was the perfect choice. The building at the corner of 8th Street and Central Avenue is a staple in the community with plenty of available parking and it can handle our future growth.” It was back in 1946 that the bank occupying the building was renamed First National Bank, it remained there for 40 years. “We are thrilled to bring back the name and carry on a decades old tradition of banking to Holland,” Accardo stated.
Heading up the Holland market is Market President, Greg Accardo. Mr. Accardo joined the Bank in September 2016. Jefra Groendyk has been with First National Bank of Michigan since 2012 and serves as Senior Lender and Market President in Grand Rapids. Jesse Prins and Tamara Milobinski serve as Vice Presidents, Commercial Banking in the Holland Loan Production office. All four experienced banking professionals reside in the community.
“We are pleased to add our presence to this historic building in downtown Holland,” commented Groendyk. “We look forward to relocating in the heart of the city and look forward to serving our region.”