It’s growing season and that holds true even for companies like Edgewater Bancorp where they revealed plans today to establish a new Loan Production Office in Greenville, Michigan, northeast of Grand Rapids. That’s the home of the first ever Meijer store, founded by Hendrik Meijer, who immigrated there from the Netherlands. In fact, Fred Meijer is a Greenville native son.
For Edgewater Bancorp, holding company for Edgewater Bank, the new Loan Production Office will initially provide commercial lending services to Greenville and the surrounding areas but will also add residential lending services in the near future.
A 38-year banking veteran and 22-year Greenville resident, Amy Homich, will serve as Vice President of Edgewater Bank and operate out of the Greenville office. She is a graduate of Indiana University and the Graduate School of Banking at theUniversity of Wisconsin, as well as many industry-specific educational programs. Amy has been active in the Montcalm County area, serving in leadership roles with the Greenville Rotary Club, Greenville Area Community Foundation, Montcalm County Fair Association, Montcalm County Habitat for Humanity, and the Spectrum Health United Hospital. Homich is a past recipient of the “Woman of the Year” award given by the Women’s Action Network.
Edgewater Bank President & CEO Rick Dyer says, “I’ve known and worked with Amy through past banking affiliations. She is an excellent banker and dedicated community member.” He adds, “Amy knows and understands her market and will be a strong advocate of Edgewater’s community banking philosophy.” Dyer also notes, “Amy will have the flexibility, autonomy, and resources to serve Greenville and the surrounding market areas because of the confidence we have in her abilities and experience and the fact that she will be living and working in the community.”
Dyer indicated that the Greenville area was an attractive market for Edgewater because of Homich, but also because of knowledge of the market through previous banking experiences. He also indicated that the Greenville business community is similar to other markets served by Edgewater Bank in that it seeks personalized high-touch service from professionals who are active and involved in the community.
Homich commented about her new role with Edgewater, saying, “I look forward to continuing to serve the community and working for an organization that places so much effort and attention on client service, community involvement, and flexible banking practices.”
Headquartered in Saint Joseph, Edgewater Bank provides commercial, mortgage, and consumer loan and deposit banking services from 5 full-service banking offices in St. Joseph, Bridgman, Buchanan, Coloma, and Royalton Township, plus loan production offices in Fremont and Greenville. Edgewater Bancorp’s common stock is listed under the symbol “EGDW.” Additional information about Edgewater can be found at www.edgewaterbank.com.