Evans stated “Homestead originated here in 1889, same name, so it means a lot to the community, and it’s community pride to say we are headquartered in Albion and have local management and a local board.”
The staff is proud of the personal touch in their service too, even with this anniversary celebration. Employee Juanita Solis-Kidder reported that “the staff made the cupcakes and they went above and beyond with all these different cupcakes and decorations.” She also pointed out bank albums and newspaper clippings out on display that record the bank’s history. As Solis-Kidder spoke with people throughout the day they shared with her that they did not realize how long the bank was in existence in Albion.
As for the future of Homestead Savings Bank, it’s looking bright. Currently, they have branches in Leslie and Springport, MI.
According to Evans, ““We have hundreds of customers with thousands of banking accounts, loans, and services.” When asked what he likes best about being headquartered in Albion, Evans quickly answered, “The people.”
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