Fifth Third Bank creates 30 new small business banking positions at West Michigan branches

Fifth Third Bank used to require small business owners in Michigan to travel to Grand Rapids to open small business accounts or apply for business loans. Not anymore.

The bank has established 30 new positions that will place a Small Business Banker at each of its branches from Lansing to Grand Haven. Now small business customers can simply drop in at their local bank branch and open accounts, apply for loans and obtain other financial assistance specific to small businesses.

"It was a huge inconvenience to come to Grand Rapids for customers located in Kalamazoo, or even if they were just in Alger Heights," says Jennifer Ranville, bank spokesperson. "We're always evaluating how we can better serve our customers and this was an easy fix. It also created some new positions, which we're always very happy about."

The bank is looking for candidates with strong sales backgrounds and a proven track record of excellent customer service. Experience in small business banking is preferred but not required.

Fifth Third Bancorp is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio and has assets of $116 billion. The company operates 16 affiliates with 1,306 full-service banking centers.
Source: Jennifer Ranville, Fifth Third Bancorp

Deborah Johnson Wood is development news editor for Rapid Growth Media. She can be contacted at [email protected].

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