529 W State St
Hastings, MI 49058
You have been selected to be one of our featured businesses on the Gun Lake Business Association Web Site, Newsletter and Facebook page. Please take a moment and answer the following questions.
When did you start your business?
Union Bank has served the communities of West and Central Michigan since 1934. Over the years, Union Bank has slowly expanded its’ services into small neighboring communities including Hastings which opened in 2008. Other locations include Ada, Dimondale, Lake Odessa, Mulliken, and Westphalia.
What is unique about your business?
For nearly a century, Union Bank has remained a proudly independent bank with roots deep in West and Central Michigan’s soil. Over the years, our name, leadership, staff, and locations may have changed, but one thing remains the same – our commitment to working hard for local businesses and the hard-working people who make, build, and grow for a living.
We’ve stood alongside generations of farmers through thick and thin. We’ve equipped craftspeople with tools to make better products. And we’ve provided families with financing for homes and countless projects.
We aren’t run by a distant corporation with artificial intelligence. We’re local leaders with local knowledge who listen well, find common-sense solutions and care for our communities so they can thrive.
What products and or services do you provide?
Union Bank provides financial solutions for both businesses and consumers including checking, savings, loan products, investment solutions and more. Over the past decade, Union Bank has put a strong focus on advancing its’ Online and Mobile Banking services and adapting to the ever-changing technological advancements to better service its’ current and potential customers. In November 2019, Union Bank launched its’ Virtual Branch, allowing customers to speak with a live agent on their PC or mobile device as well as our In-Branch Kiosks. Along with this addition was a redesign of the banks’ website moving to a new user-friendly format to ensure its’ customers have every tool they need to manage their finances on the go.
Give us a little background history on your business.
Union Bank was established in 1934 as a “union” of two Lake Odessa banks which were closed during the bank holiday. Since inception, we have served the banking needs of the Lake Odessa area and have slowly expanded our services into small, neighboring communities. For over 80 years, Union Bank has enjoyed the reputation of being a solid bank which supports our communities, the farming industry, and our customers’ commercial and consumer needs. This reputation has followed us into neighboring areas.
We make it a point to know our customers and their needs very well, which is why we maintain such a strong local focus. We look forward to furthering our reputation as a strong community bank serving small communities.
Our corporate family is made up of a number of individual companies: Union Financial Corporation, Union Bank and UB Financial Services. These companies work together to provide products and services to you.
Union Bank is an independent bank and management and the board of directors are fully committed to having it remain independent.
Do you support a community charity/events?
Union Bank is proud to support and give back to the communities we serve with volunteer time, donations and monetary support. It’s important to us and our employees to help develop business, educate our youth and uphold the safety and quality of life for local citizens. Some of the non-profit organizations we support in the Hastings area include Barry County United Way, Meals on Wheels, the Barry County Chamber, and the Gun Lake Business Association. Some of the Hastings area community events we participate in include Gun Lake Winterfest, Barry County United Way Day of Caring, Gus Macker, Barry County Brewfest and the Hastings Summerfest Parade.
In addition, for over 21 years Union Bank has proudly offered a scholarship to highlight and celebrate graduating high school seniors who have continuously shown dedication not only to their education but also to their community. Union Bank believes in helping students, within its’ service area, achieve their dreams of higher education. The Union Bank Scholarship is open to high school seniors who plan to attend a private or public college, university, or trade school to further their skills and education in fields that make, build, and grow for a living. For more information, go to www.ubmich.com/union-bank/scholarship.
Do you have any upcoming events happening that we may mention in our advertisement?
Looking for a checking account that gives you more? You’ll find one at Union Bank! We are thrilled to announce, Universal Checking, a new checking account line-up which includes accounts with personal protection benefits and tools to help you save on things you purchase every day with the new UB Perks app. For more information on these new accounts, go to www.ubmich.com.
What is the one thing everyone who hears about your business asks? Now’s your chance to answer.
Q: With the rollout of the new Universal Checking accounts on Monday, March 8th, several local business owners have heard Union Bank customers will now have access to local discounts and national retailer deals to save them money on shopping, dining, travel & more via the UB Perks app Powered by Bazing. Are local businesses in the Hastings area able to participate in the BaZing Merchant Network to offer local discounts?
A: We at Union Bank are so excited to tell you about a free advertising opportunity that we are sponsoring in an effort to support businesses in our area and promote shopping local.
Through this offer, your business can feature a customized discount on our mobile app and website that is powered by BaZing, a savings network available to BaZing checking account customers. There is no fee to participate, and no revenue sharing is required. We simply want to grow the discount network and bring customers to the best local businesses like yours!
The BaZing discount network will be available for Union Bank account holders, giving your business a tremendous amount of exposure to mutual customers. Customers will receive push notifications to their phone when they pass your location or can search for your business with keywords. To redeem the discount, customers would simply present either a printed coupon or a mobile coupon from their phone. Once your first offer is live, you can add, edit, or update your deals at any time!
For more information or to signup, please contact Kim Bedford, Hastings Branch Manager and Mortgage Lender at 269.945.9911 ext. 1122 or at email@example.com.
Anything else you would like to add?
For more information on Union Banks’ products or services, please contact Kim Bedford, Hastings Branch Manager and Mortgage Lender at 269.945.9911 ext. 1122 or at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website www.ubmich.com. Union Bank is a wholly owned subsidiary of Union Financial Corporation and operates full-service banking offices in Ada, Lake Odessa, Dimondale, Hastings, Mulliken, and Westphalia. Member FDIC and Equal Housing Lender. (NMLS# 488568)
Be sure to contact Union Bank for your banking needs!