Once again, Independent Bank was closed on Columbus day to participate in the 3rd annual "Making A Difference Day" volunteer initiative. Employees volunteered at 80+ organizations across Michigan and parts of Ohio. Some of the organizations include Akron-Canton Regional Food Bank, Friends of the White Pine Trail, Ronald McDonald House Charities, Potter Park Zoological Society, and Habitat for Humanity.


For the second year, Independent Bank closed on Columbus Day, October 9, 2017, to their annual "Making A Difference Day." Employees volunteered across Michigan and parts of Ohio at various organizations.

Some of the organizations that employees gave back to include Habitat for Humanity of Kent County and Lapeer-Tuscola Counties, the Detroit Zoo, Forgotten Harvest, and Mt. Pleasant Public Schools.

Read more about our 2017 "Making A Difference Day"



Independent Bank closed its offices on Columbus Day, October 10, 2016, to participate in an all-employee volunteer day. Independent Bank’s employees took part in “Making A Difference Day,” where they volunteered in teams across the state.

Employees selected from a variety of organizations and non-profits throughout their local communities to give back for the day. Taking part in a myriad of activities, ranging from beautifying the Fred Meijer Grand River Valley Trail, to collecting food for the Mount Pleasant Food Bank, to packing sack lunches at IM Kids 3rd Meal, the Independent Bank teams throughout Michigan definitely made a positive difference in their communities. See our video below for more details on our volunteer day!