Independent Bank offices across the state will be promoting Michigan garden nurseries on April 29, 2011. Bank associates will celebrate the start of the new cycle in the bank’s gift program, which offers free gifts to new checking customers and current customers who refer friends and family.

Visitors can enter for a chance to win $25 gift card to their local nursery.

“Independent Bank is excited to partner with Michigan garden nurseries,” said Kelly Wolgamott assistant vice president of HPC marketing for Independent Bank. “We think it’s important to support the local businesses in each of our communities, and this is the perfect way to show support for our local garden nurseries.”

For more information on the Big Day, visit your local Independent Bank office. A complete listing of Independent Bank locations can be found online at