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Independent Bank Will Participate in 8th Annual Be the Difference Day

Independent Bank Will Participate in 8th Annual Be the Difference Day

Independent Bank Will Participate in 8th Annual Be the Difference Day 

Michigan-based bank will volunteer across the state at over 80 non-profit organizations


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (October 5, 2023) – Independent Bank will be closed on October 9, 2023, to participate in its eighth annual company-wide volunteer day.

Independent Bank’s “Be the Difference Day” is a day when each employee across Michigan and parts of Ohio travels out into their local communities to make a difference in a variety of ways. Employees have the opportunity to select from various organizations and non-profits to lend their time for the day. Teams of Independent Bank employees will be volunteering at the following organizations this year:

Art Reach of Mid-Michigan

Bay Veterans Foundation

Bellevue 4U Free Store

Boots for Kids


Cascade Humane Society

Caseville Community Chest

City of Auburn

City of Eaton Rapids

City of Ionia Parks and Recreation

City of Leslie

City of Marlette

Clinton River Watershed Council

Community Action House

Community Opportunity Center

Eaton County Fairgrounds

Equest Center for Therapeutic Riding

Family Promise

Family Promise of Tuscola County

Fenner Nature Center

Fleece & Thank You

Forgotten Harvest

Friends of Pine Ridge Cemetery

Friends of Williamston Parks

Gilda’s Club – Grand Rapids

Grant Public Schools

Greater Lansing Food Bank

Green Acres of Ionia

Habitat for Humanity of Kent County, Inc

Habitat Kent ReStore

Horses of Hope Therapy

Humane Society of Bay County

Humane Society of West Michigan

IM Kids 3rd Meal

Impression 5 Science Center

Ionia Athletic Program

Ionia City Parks and Rec

Ionia County Animal Shelter

Ionia County Fairgrounds

Ionia Public Schools

Kalamazoo Loaves & Fishes

Kent County Community Action

Kent County Parks Department

Kids’ Food Basket

Lake Haven Rescue

Leelanau Christian Neighbors

Love INC

LSS Faith Mission

Mackenzie’s Animal Sanctuary

Macomb Family Services, Inc.

Meals on Wheels Western Michigan

Montcalm County Veterans Affairs


Northwest Michigan Ballet Theatre

Peace Ranch

Pinconning Community Clothing Center

Portland Downtown Development Authority

Potter Park Zoological Society

Recycle Ionia

Reining Liberty Ranch

Rescue Ministries of Saginaw

Revive Ministries

Saginaw Children’s Zoo

Saranac Housing Commission

Soaring Above Teen Center

Sparta Chamber of Commerce

St. Mary – St. Paul Ministry

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

The B Foundation

The Economy Center

The Green Apple Pantry

The W. E.L.L. Outreach

Tri County Area Schools

Troy Nature Society/Stage Nature Center

United Way Montcalm

Vienna Township Business Development Authority

White Cloud Rotary Park

Women’s Resource Center

Youth Haven

Zion Community Food Pantry

“Independent Bank is proud to continue our eighth year of giving back to local organizations in our communities during Be the Difference Day,” said President and CEO, Brad Kessel. “This is an event that we look forward to all year, and we’re honored to have the opportunity to work alongside such dedicated individuals who are making a positive impact in our communities.”

For more information on Independent Bank’s Be the Difference Day, please visit

About Independent Bank Corporation: Independent Bank Corporation (Nasdaq Symbol: IBCP) is a Michigan-based bank holding company with total assets of approximately $5.1 billion. Founded as First National Bank of Ionia in 1864, Independent Bank Corporation now operates convenient locations across Michigan’s Lower Peninsula through one state-chartered bank subsidiary. This subsidiary (Independent Bank) provides a full range of financial services, including commercial banking, mortgage lending, investments, and title services. Independent Bank Corporation is committed to providing exceptional personal service and value to its customers, stockholders and the communities it serves. For more information, please visit our website at: www.IndependentBank.comMember FDIC.

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