West Shore Bank announces Scottville expansion; Cole’s Antiques cuts ribbon

June 3, 2014
Employees of West Shore Bank were on hand to present a check to the Main Street program.

Employees of West Shore Bank were on hand to present a check to the Main Street program.

Celebrating Success in Scottville.

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief. 

SCOTTVILLE — West Shore Bank announced tonight that it will be expanding services and increasing employees at its Scottville branch. The announcement occurred during the Celebrating Success event in downtown Scottville. West Shore Bank was founded as State Savings Bank of Scottville in the late 1800s. For almost 100 years the bank was based in Scottville and expanded into other communities. In the late 1990s its name was changed to West Shore Bank and eventually the headquarters were moved to Ludington.

The expansion includes a $150,000 renovation to the lower level of the Scottville branch and the addition of at least 15 jobs to Scottville. The Scottville office will house a retail loan operations department, deposit operations department and the newly created customer service department. The renovation is scheduled to be completed by early fall. The jobs will be relocated from Ludington.

Cole's Antique Villa ribbon cutting.

Cole’s Antique Villa ribbon cutting.

“We value our commitment to contribute to the growth and livelihood of the communities we serve,” said Ray Biggs, president and CEO of the bank, in a statement. “Not only are we thrilled to bring jobs to Scottville, we’re eager to raise the bar on the exceptional level of customer service we can provide to our West Shore Bank customers. We continue to focus on ways to improve our customer experience in the various ways they choose to interact with us — in person, by phone or through our convenient mobile services.”

The bank also presented a $3,000 donation to the Scottville Main Street program, which organized the Celebrating Success event.

The event also included a ribbon cutting at Cole’s Antique Villa, which recently relocated from its downtown Ludington location to North Main Street in Scottville. Several downtown businesses and organizations also had booths on the downtown sidewalks with items to give away.

 

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