To the recent graduates who have felt bittersweet from actually graduating...you had the excitement of finally being done with school and entering the real world of a job. Most likely you also have that creeping reminder you have student loan debt. It's so common but overwhelming if you don't take steps to have less of it. Finishing the second part to a two part blog post, here's 3 Ways to graduate college with less debt - after college. https://www.choiceone.com/articles/3-ways-to-graduate-college-with-less-debt
With the recent news of cyber security attacks sweeping our country, tensions are high for companies to maintain safe practices when it comes to protecting their networks. Small business owners in particular are feeling vulnerable at this time, and we are here to help you. Coming up in early November we're hosting our second cyber security session. Learn the steps you should be taking to safeguard your workplace. For more information or to RSVP, click the link here: https://www.choiceone.com/event/cybersecurity
We are pleased that we've recently launched our Hola Line for our Spanish-speaking customers. For more information on how it works, why we did it, and how it helps YOU, read the full article here: https://www.choiceone.com/articles/have-you-heard-about-our-hola-line
Congratulations to our partner, Cherry Health, on the opening of their school-based health facility in Cedar Springs Public Schools. We are so proud to be a part of your growth in one of our communities. Between the school and Cherry Health, our students, kids and families can be healthier and happier! #HealthyKids
We are pleased that our Sparta ChoiceOne Branch remodel is mentioned in connection to the growth of downtown Sparta in the Grand Rapids Business Journal: http://www.grbj.com/articles/86378-sparta-sails-in-downtown-grs-wake
It's #FinancialAdviceFriday ! This one is coming to you from Patricia Brown, our VP Regional Manager. She says, "Set up a transfer on your checking account. When you have funds that are out of site and out of mind, you will be surprised at how your rainy day fund will grow." Thank you Tricia! #FAF
We want all students to have the knowledge and control of their finances to make cautionary steps to pay off their debt. Here is part one to a two part blog post: https://www.choiceone.com/articles/blog-3-ways-to-graduate-college-with-less-debt-part-1-during-college
If you have other tips or tricks for managing student debt, tell us below in the comments.
The second session of our Cybersecurity Session has started with IT Resource, Inc. Join us in November for Safeguarding Your Workspace. Find more info at https://www.choiceone.com/event/cybersecurity #cybersecurity
If you missed the first session to our Cybersecurity Series event tonight, no worries. We're having another session tomorrow morning. It's not too late to attend. Details here: https://www.choiceone.com/event/cybersecurity
Next week on Wednesday October 5th we will be having the first session of our Cyber Security - Best Practices Business Series. It's a great way for local businesses to learn to safeguard their work space, shield their network, and more. We can't wait to see you there. RSVP here: https://www.choiceone.com/event/cybersecurity
Thank you to everyone who came to our event at the Hispanic Center of Western Michigan this evening! We love meeting and talking with so many people and organizations who love West Michigan as much as we do.
Many of us have debt and while it’s nothing to be ashamed of, it’s important to understand how to manage it wisely. So once we've been handed our diploma, how do we leap into the real world while managing our student debt?
As a local community bank, we are committed to the financial well-being of our customers. We know in order to meet the needs of our Spanish-speaking customers, we need to offer more bilingual services. After much preparation, we’re excited to announce we have recently launched our Hola line! “What is it?” you may ask. Read further to get your answers:
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