HIGHPOINT COMMUNITY BANK Puts Community First
HASTINGS, MI, MAY 2020 – HIGHPOINT COMMUNITY BANK is taking proactive steps to respond to the needs of individuals and business customers directly affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. HCB stands ready to help small business customers gain access to funds.
During the past few weeks, Highpoint Community Bank has assisted 295 business customers by submitting applications to the SBA Payroll Protection Program resulting in $30,007,470 in PPP loans. This represents assistance to 3,412 employees of those businesses. Kimberly Rodriguez, owner of Step N’ Time Dance Studio in Nashville, said “HCB knocked it out of the park with preparedness and swift and effective action on our part!” HCB employees worked nonstop until all applications were completed and submitted to the Small Business Association for this COVID-19 relief funding. Mark Hewitt, agent and owner at Miller Real Estate in Hastings, said “We applied for a PPP Loan with HCB. Unchartered territory for all of us. The effort put in by HCB staff was nothing short of AMAZING!!! Dedication to your customers was clear. HCB contacted us on that Saturday evening at 7 pm and again Sunday morning as they were hammering out the applications. HCB this customer you have is For Life!!!!! Way to go!”
Mark Kolanowski, President and CEO, Highpoint Community Bank, said “I am so proud of how our team has responded to every aspect of this crisis. With the PPP program, our goal was to get funding in the hands of as many customers as possible. We knew how important this was to so many people in our community. Plain and simple, the motivation here has been wanting to help and be a part of the solution.”
In addition to supporting the business community during this unusual time in public health, Highpoint Community Bank is offering solutions for customers who are experiencing financial hardship as a result of the effect of COVID-19 on their employment. Information on the various options available for relief can be found on the website www.highpointcommunitybank.com.