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West Michigan Values
Our local commitment shows in everything we do.
We know West Michigan because it’s the only place we do business. Macatawa Bank was born in 1997 by a group of local business leaders who had a vision of what a true community bank could be. Today, we remain true to our roots, the communities we serve, and our commitment to staying local. We have over 400 employees that live and work in this community, giving you access to immediate and responsible decisions to keep you moving ahead toward your financial goals.
Macatawa Bank offers a full range of banking services, retail and commercial lending, wealth management, treasury management, private banking and eBanking services. Whether you prefer mobile or in person banking, we are here for you. Our 26 full-service branches are conveniently located throughout Kent, Ottawa and northern Allegan counties.
Community Servants. Business Leaders.
Beyond the Banker.
At Macatawa Bank, serving the communities where we live and work is a core value. We recognize the power of volunteerism, contributing financial support and resources, and collaborating with local businesses and non-profits to help our communities thrive. We celebrate community involvement and support our professionals giving back their time and talents to help local organizations thrive. Look at what our team is up to.
We would be happy to help you with any questions. Call us at (877) 820-2265 or email us for assistance.
Take a drive around West Michigan and you will notice new businesses in each direction you look. Our community is a great place to start a business, but that’s just the first step. Once a business is running, it’s critical to reassess and adjust to remain competitive and continue to grow. Robin Barrett Blubaugh, Associate Commercial Banker, uses her time and talent to mentor business owners through Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women (GROW). “I enjoy helping business owners work through challenges, giving them the tools and knowledge needed to stay in business long term and continue to grow.”
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Since 1989, GROW has provided services focused on current and aspiring business owners at various stages of business ownership. The entrepreneurial resources and services provided include entrepreneurial training, business counseling, and networking opportunities. GROW is one of only 110 certified Women’s Business Centers in the nation, and one of three in the State of Michigan, all in partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration.
Robin has volunteered at GROW for many years. In 2018, Robin was the recipient of the LeAnne Moss Service Award for her volunteer service to GROW clients
Her volunteer efforts as a Business Mentor have led to additional involvement within the organization including the facilitation of courses. Robin explains that her involvement with GROW continues to be very rewarding. “West Michigan is such an amazing place to live and work. It is truly a community that embraces creativity and through that, we celebrate and encourage entrepreneurship. I love working with business owners to make a positive impact in our community and local economy.”
You can learn more about GROW by visiting their website:www.growbusiness.org
Ada Delgado does not have blond hair, and there are no wooden shoes in her closet. Yet, the Holland resident of Puerto Rican descent serves as vice-chair person of the annual Tulip Time Festival. Her primary role: Make sure the popular event rooted in the community’s Dutch heritage is “inclusive of what Holland is today” by involving a range of community groups.
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“I’m a true testament that you don’t have to be Dutch to be part of Tulip Time,” said Delgado, who works as our Retail Operations Consultant. Striving to ensure the entire community gets to participate in Tulip Time is a fitting task for Delgado, given the bank’s emphasis on community service. We have been recognized each year since 2011 as one of “West Michigan’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For” due in part to our guiding principle: We believe our responsibility is to support our community with our time, talents and resources. That principle enables Delgado and hundreds of other Macatawa Bank employees to participate in community events and causes that are important to them. For example, Delgado has been active with Latin Americans United for Progress (LAUP) as a translator, volunteer coordinator and youth mentor, in addition to her work with Tulip Time. The bank is proud to support Ada’s servant’s heart. “During my 14 years with Macatawa Bank I have not only had the opportunity to serve, but I have received the encouragement and support to get involved and be a part of what I believe in,” Delgado said. “I feel at home working for an organization that truly believes in giving back to the community and in letting our employees volunteer their time and talents for local organizations that matter to them.”
Macatawa Bank’s foundation of community support translates into our daily banking operations. Our full suite of banking services has been built with the needs of customers at the forefront, and we make decisions right here in West Michigan where our customers live and work. Wanting to work for a community-based bank with closer ties to customers was a big reason Andy Schmidt came to Macatawa Bank in 2013 after more than two decades working for large regional banks.
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With our local management team making decisions, Schmidt is empowered to look beyond the numbers and develop more personal relationships with his customers.
“When you work with smaller, family-owned businesses, you become a much more valuable resource to them,” said Schmidt, one of our commercial relationship managers. “You become part of their team that helps plan their business. You get to know their kids and their spouse. They think of you as one of their key advisors. It’s a much more fulfilling occupation when you know you’re helping someone achieve their goals.” The opportunity to work alongside West Michigan businesses only comes along if the community itself is thriving and successful, so it makes sense that make supporting the community a big priority through events such as Recycle Days, and so many other ways that our employees volunteer their time.
Another of our guiding principles states that we believe West Michigan is the best place to live and work. Schmidt believes that, and he’s doing his part to make sure it rings true for as many people as possible. “In West Michigan, we understand the importance of being a good neighbor,” said Schmidt, who also serves on the board of Grand Rapids Civic Theatre. “We recognize that we’re all connected, and that the health of our businesses, our families and our community all depend on us caring for and helping each other.”
Julie Hower: Centered on helping local women.
Julie Hower works her heart out by day as a Branch Manager of our Northside Branch in Holland. Outside the bank, she puts her passions to work for a very worthy community partner: The Center for Women in Transition (CWIT). The Center provides safety to individuals fleeing from abuse and offers a full range of services supported by a dynamic team of professionals.
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They offer safe shelter, transitional housing, crisis intervention, supportive counseling, SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner), sexual assault therapy, legal advocacy, Wardrobe for Work, support groups, community outreach, and healthy relationships programs including Girls on the Run. Annually, more than 3,000 women and their families receive services and assistance. Julie Hower has volunteered at CWIT for many years. She has been a member of the Finance Committee since 2005, has worked on the Reach for the Stars committee, and has volunteered at Girls on the Run event. Julie Hower said, “My introduction to the Center for Women in Transition occurred many years ago when I volunteered as a participant on a United Way Allocation Panel. What I heard in that presentation changed the way I thought about domestic violence. I heard a statistic about children that really struck me: When you grow up in a home with domestic violence you are more likely to commit a violent crime against someone else. That statement is something I had never thought about before and have never forgotten. The impact of domestic violence against the individual impacts the entire family. The cycle continues. I volunteer and support the Center because I believe we can change the outcome and alter the cycle.”
The Center for Women in Transition reports that they are “recognized throughout Michigan as a model for excellence in both front-line client service and behind-the-scenes operations. That ongoing reputation is a credit to current and past leadership, staff and volunteers, a passionate and tireless group for whom empowering survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault is more than a job -- it’s a calling.”
You can read more about the mission of The Center for Women in Transition and how you can help by visiting their website: cwitmi.org
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