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Independent Bank will participate in annual company-wide volunteer day

Tuesday, October 3, 2017  
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4th largest Michigan-based bank is closing its doors on Columbus Day to volunteer in local communities


Independent Bank will close its offices on Columbus Day, October 9, 2017, to participate in its second annual all-employee volunteer day.


Independent Bank’s “Making A Difference Day” is a day when each employee across Michigan and Ohio will voyage out into their local communities to make a difference in a variety of ways. Departments had the opportunity to select from various organizations and non-profits to lend their time for the day. The organizations where teams of Independent Bank employees will be volunteering include:

  • Arenac County Animal Control
  • Bay County Animal Control
  • Boyce Elementary Nature Trail
  • Boys & Girls Club of Bay City
  • CAN COUNCIL of Bay County
  • Caseville Schools
  • Charles Smith Memorial Park
  • City of Big Rapids
  • City of Caro
  • City of Eaton Rapids
  • City of Essexville
  • City of Leslie
  • City of Mason
  • City of Newaygo
  • City of Pinconning
  • Dream Center of Warren
  • East Side Soup Kitchen
  • Equest Center
  • Food Gatherers
  • Forgotten Harvest
  • Frederik Meijer River Valley Rail Trail
  • Fun Forest Park
  • Grace Centers of Hope
  • Greater Lansing Food Bank
  • Green Acres Nursing Home
  • Habitat For Humanity of Kent County
  • Habitat For Humanity of Lapeer-Tuscola
  • Hunter Park Gardenhouse
  • IM Kids Third Meal
  • Kids’ Food Basket
  • Many Hands Michigan
  • Mercado Food Hub
  • Mt. Pleasant Public Schools
  • New Development
  • Noah Project
  • Northwest Early Elementary School
  • Northwood Meadows
  • Pigeon Library
  • Pine Ridge Cemetery
  • Porter Hills Village
  • Portland Community Fund
  • Potter Park Zoo
  • Potterville-Benton Township District Library
  • RAVE
  • Recycle Ionia
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities
  • Saginaw Children’s Zoo
  • Second Chance Corp.
  • Special Ministries
  • TART Trails
  • The B Foundation
  • The Detroit Zoo
  • The Laurels
  • Thumb Industries Recycling Center
  • Thumb Industries Thrift Store
  • USA Schools
  • Village of Bellevue
  • White Pine Trail

“Independent Bank is thrilled to continue our Making A Difference Day efforts this year with each employee having the opportunity to go out and help various organizations in our communities across Michigan and Ohio,” said President and CEO, Brad Kessel. “This is such a unique opportunity for our employees to be able to work together as a team to give back to many wonderful organizations.”

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