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Huron Valley State Bank Announces the Partnership with Heritage Elementary School

Milford, MI, November 2016 – Huron Valley State Bank is pleased to announce the partnership with Heritage Elementary School for the "Bank at School" program. The bank opened for business on Friday, October 21st after a ceremonial Ribbon Cutting at 9:15 am, and will operate the third Friday of every month. This is the third elementary school partnership for Huron Valley State Bank.

"Bank at School" is modeled after the Bank at School Program with Spring Mills Elementary formed in 2011 and Johnson Elementary in 2015. Huron Valley State Bank will work together to teach students the importance of personal financial planning and the benefits of saving. Fifth grade students wrote essays and interviewed for positions of tellers, marketing representatives and managers and were trained for their respective roles. The student bankers will assist their fellow students with their banking transactions and oversee operations at the deposit-only bank.

Heritage Elementary is a certified Leader In Me, Covey School located in Highland. "This ties right in with the Leader In Me Program," said Sheri Miles, Marketing Director of Huron Valley State Bank. "It teaches the students to be proactive and take initiative in planning for their future, along with learning crucial life skills".

"We are delighted to form this valuable partnership with Huron Valley State Bank. We look forward to our continued relationship and being able to give the students at Heritage Elementary this hands-on financial literacy program that incorporates leadership skills, math skills and most importantly life skills," said Jenna Stevens, Principal of Heritage Elementary.

The student bankers are as follows: Ethan Buckner (Branch Manager), Ayla Jednacz (Assistant Manager), Nicole McConnell (Teller), Ellie DeYoung (Teller), Brynn Dudley (Teller), Skyla Spencer (Marketing Rep), Gwen Krohn (Marketing Rep), Natalie Elpedes (Marketing Rep), and Austin Hervey (Marketing Rep).

Huron Valley State Bank's school bank program provides elementary aged students with hands-on experience in basic financial management and experience in banking. Huron Valley State Bank operates school banks in partnerships with Spring Mills Elementary and Johnson Elementary. Headquartered in Milford, Huron Valley State Bank offers a full range of checking and savings accounts, certificates of deposit, consumer loans, commercial loans and other financial services. The Milford branch is located at 130 S. Milford Rd. in Milford. Call (248) 684-9626. The Highland branch is located at 2920 E. Highland Rd. in Highland. Call (248) 887-9900.

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