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HCB Earns Highest 5-Star Superior Safety Rating!

March 2015: BAUERFINANCIAL, Inc., Coral Gables, FL is pleased to announce that Highpoint Community Bank, Hastings, Michigan has earned its coveted 5-Star Superior rating. BauerFinancial, the nation’s premier bank rating firm, has been evaluating and rating banks since 1983. A 5-Star Superior rating indicates that Highpoint Community Bank is one of the strongest banks in the nation, excelling in areas of capital, loan quality, profitability and more.

Highpoint Community Bank has earned Bauer’s 5-Star Superior rating, an indication of strength and security, for the most recent 22 consecutive quarters.

Karen L. Dorway, president of BauerFinancial notes that, “for the first time, we see Big Banks acknowledging the value in relationship banking. That’s something community banks, like Highpoint Community Bank, have always known. In fact”, she continues, “because of their inherent focus on relationships, community banks are uniquely positioned to serve their communities in a way no one else can. Those relationships pay off for both Highpoint Community Bank and the customers it serves.”

Established in1886, Highpoint Community Bank ( currently operates through seven conveniently located branch offices in Bellevue, Caledonia, Hastings, Marshall, Middleville, Nashville and Wayland.

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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