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Macatawa Bank Welcomes Joel Brandt as Commercial Team Lead

Macatawa Bank is pleased to welcome Joel Brandt as the Commercial Team Leader for the Grand Rapids area. Brandt will be managing a team of commercial bankers and will be responsible for business and commercial banking activities in the Greater Grand Rapids area, including business development and portfolio management.  Prior to joining Macatawa Bank, Brandt spent 18 years working in the commercial banking sector with regional financial institutions.  “We are excited to have Joel Brandt heading our Grand Rapids Commercial Team,” stated Matt Hoeksema, Senior Vice President, Head of Commercial Banking.  “Brandt’s experience, business development and management skills will be a tremendous asset to Macatawa Bank.”

Joel Brandt graduated from Boston College’s Carroll School of Management in 2003 with his Master’s degree in Business Administration.  He received his Bachelor of Arts from Hope College with a double major in Economics and Business Administration.  Brandt is highly involved in the Grand Rapids community, in which he grew up.  He is a Board Member with the Association of Corporate Growth, Ada Christian School Education Foundation, and the Kentwood Economic Development Corporation.  Brandt is also a consistory member at Central Reformed Church and a Former Board Member of Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids.  Joel currently resides in Grand Rapids.


About Macatawa Bank

Headquartered in Holland, Mich., Macatawa Bank offers a full range of banking, investment and trust services to individuals, businesses and governmental entities from a network of 26 full-service branches located throughout communities in Kent, Ottawa and northern Allegan counties.  Services include

commercial, consumer and real estate financing; business and personal deposit services; ATMs and Internet banking services; trust and employee benefit plan services and various investment services. The bank is recognized for its local management team and decision making, along with providing customers excellent service and superior financial products.  Visit them online at



For additional information contact: 

Matt Hoeksema

Macatawa Bank, Head of Commercial Banking

P: 616.820.1444  E:

10753 Macatawa Drive; Holland MI  49424


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