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HCB Earns Highest 5-Star Superior Safety Rating!

June 2013: BAUERFINANCIAL, Coral Gables, Florida is proud to recognize Highpoint Community Bank, Hastings, Michigan as a 5-Star Superior bank. BAUERFINANCIAL, the nation’s leading bank rating and research firm, has been analyzing and rating the nation’s financial institutions since 1983 and Highpoint Community Bank has earned this highest 5-Star rating for the most recent 15 quarters. This rating (based on March 31, 2013 financial data) indicates that Highpoint Community Bank is one of the strongest banks in the nation.

“There has been much discussion lately about the need for banks to boost their capital levels”, reports Karen L. Dorway, president of the rating firm.  “That doesn’t worry Highpoint Community Bank; its capital ratios are already well above regulatory requirements. Under the direction of Mr. Mark A. Kolanowski, CEO, Highpoint Community Bank excels in areas of asset quality, profitability and much more.”

Since its inception in 1886, Highpoint Community Bank has been committed to providing the best of banking to its community. Its 7 branch offices are conveniently located in Bellevue, Caledonia, Hastings, Marshall, Middleville, Nashville and Wayland. Highpoint Community Bank ( is a member of the FDIC and an Equal Housing Lender.

Highpoint Community Bank: …meeting customer needs, exceeding expectations.

BAUERFINANCIAL, Inc., Coral Gables, Florida, the nation’s leading independent bank and credit union rating and research firm, has been reporting on and analyzing the performance of U.S. banks and credit unions since 1983. No institution pays BauerFinancial to rate it, nor can any choose to be excluded. Consumers may obtain free star-ratings by visiting


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