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Huron Valley State Bank Announces the Partnership with Johnson Elementary School

Milford, MI, January 2015 – Huron Valley State Bank is pleased to announce the partnership with Johnson Elementary School for the "Bank At School" program. The bank opened for business on Friday, January 23rd after a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 9:15 am, and will operate the fourth Friday of every month from 9:13 – 9:30 am. This is the second elementary school partnership for Huron Valley State Bank.

Modeled after the Bank at School Program with Spring Mills Elementary formed in 2011, Johnson Elementary and Huron Valley State Bank will work together to teach students the importance of personal financial planning and the benefits of saving. Fourth and 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.

Johnson Elementary is a certified Leader In Me, Covey School located in Milford. Principal, Josh Gignac, and Lori Verbrugge, SVP of Retail Operations at Huron Valley State Bank custom built the program to meet the schools needs. "This ties right in with the Leader In Me Program," said Josh Gignac. "It teaches the students to be proactive and take initiative in planning for their future, along with learning crucial life skills. Johnson looks forward to our continued relationship with Huron Valley State Bank."

The student bankers are as follows: Benjamin William Mondrush (Branch Manager), Cavan Burpee (Assistant Branch Manager), Ian Reef (Assistant Branch Manager), JJ Venezia (Teller), Alivia Ray (Teller), Merisa Hammerschmidt (Teller), Jenna Hoppe (Teller), Kenna Morgan (Marketing Rep.), Ivory Collins (Marketing Rep), Allicyn Schultz (Marketing Rep), Lydia Mohr (Marketing Rep), Hatem Bamieh (Marketing Rep) and Lorenzo D'Abate (Marketing Rep).

"Our school partnerships provide the hands on opportunity for students to learn the valuable skills of leadership, marketing and serving others. These programs lay the foundation for longterm financial relationships and help teach our youth real-life business values," said Jack Shubitowski, President and CEO of Huron Valley State Bank.

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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