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24 Feb
Grand Rapids State Bank has rolled out an update of its online banking service effective Monday, February 23.   Business and individual customers alike will benefit from the new platform.  “We’ve been working on this for months,” explained Lynn...
24 Feb
  The second and third generations of the Bender family help run the business at their Grand Rapids, Hibbing and Duluth stores:  (back row, l-r) Craig, Reed & Brian Bender; (front row, l-r) Kayla Carter, Tara & Linda Bender. In the universe...
24 Feb
  Jeff Lee hit the ground running when he joined Grand Rapids State Bank on December 9 as senior vice president-lending.  Considering that he has 28 years’ experience making loans and running banks, hitting the ground running really should have been...
23 Feb
Grand Rapids State Bank announced last week the hiring of Nate Lloyd as vice president, business banking.  “Grand Rapids State Bank’s long range plan includes a proactive growth strategy,” explained Noah Wilcox, GRSB President, & CEO.  “...
04 Feb
Julie Birkey has been hired as Grand Rapids State Bank’s marketing director. Her duties include responsibility for directing marketing functions at Grand Rapids State Bank and its sister bank, Minnesota Lakes Bank in Delano and Mound.  In this...
28 Jan
  Rachel Selmser joined Grand Rapids State Bank in October 2014 as a teller.  Prior to joining GRSB, Rachel had been a stay-at-home mom for seven years.  She and her husband, Brian, have four children: two girls, ages six and 11, and two boys (ages...
08 Jan
  Lynn Acheson has been promoted by Grand Rapids State Bank to the position of Vice President-Operations. Lynn is responsible for overseeing account services, operations support (which includes online banking) and card services. In addition, she is...
28 Nov
Roshell was hired as a Grand Rapids State Bank teller on August 7, making her one of our newest employees.  “I wanted a grown-up job,” she explained, only a little tongue-in-cheek.  “I had interviewed with other banks, but when I took the call from...
26 Nov
Are vendors more trouble than they’re worth? For companies, that’s a multibillion dollar question. Data breaches at vendors and other third-parties are costlier than in-house breaches, and the number of incidents is rising.  Data breaches at...
26 Nov
Small Business Saturday will be celebrated in Grand Rapids this Saturday, November 29.  This annual event enables small businesses across the country to roll out the red carpet with special offers and giveaways for local holiday shoppers.  The event...
26 Nov
                    Wendy Green has worked at Brier Clothing and Shoes for 45 of the 76 years the downtown Grand Rapids clothing store has been in existence.  Wendy is the granddaughter of the store’s founder, Herb Brier, and daughter of the second...
31 Oct
GRSB has a long standing Halloween tradition of holding an employee costume contest.  It has become a creative, competitive fun filled day that most employees look forward to whether or not they choose to dress up.  Are you considering a costume...
31 Oct
  Last Tuesday Grand Rapids State Bank did something it rarely does.  It closed all three of its locations during business hours.   The reason for closing wasn’t triggered by the usual Federal Reserve mandated holiday, but for a much more personal...
24 Oct
  Computer Enterprises is celebrating its 30th birthday this year, and in the world of computer service businesses, that’s a long time.  Kathy Kooda, president of the company she co-owns with her husband Dave, describes her business as “geeks with...
17 Oct
  Clair Charles Wilcox passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014. He was born on May 29, 1921 to Claude and Cecelia Wilcox in Warba. Clair graduated from Grand Rapids High School in 1939. He attended...
16 Sep
Home Depot confirmed in news releases this week that its payment data systems have been breached during the period from April 11, 2014 through September 7, 2014.  This breach could possibly affect their customers’ credit or debit card accounts.  As...
25 Aug
  Madison Reid, Hannah Fedje-Johnston & Lindsay Mattei Grand Rapids State Bank has participated in the ICBM TEAM (Training, Educating And Mentoring) Future Bankers internship program for several years.  This year the internship was awarded to...
13 Aug
 Q: What is fake antivirus? Fake antivirus is malicious software (malware) designed to steal information from unsuspecting users by mimicking legitimate security software. The malware makes numerous system modifications, making it extremely...
13 Aug
  Ken Spangler, owner of Rowe Funeral Home, is pictured in front of his John Wayne "shrine."  Ken and his team are always on call to "be flexible to help families during difficult times." In typical under-stated Ken Spangler fashion, his response...
31 Jul
Nich Wilcox is happy to be back working in Grand Rapids, “ten minutes from the lake.”  For the past few years he has worked for two different banks in the Twin Cities.  While he truly appreciates the variety of social opportunities the metropolitan...

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