It is with sincere appreciation that the Boards of Directors of ChoiceOne Financial Services, Inc., and ChoiceOne Bank announce the retirement of Nels W. Nyblad from the Boards of Directors of ChoiceOne and ChoiceOne Bank effective June 28.
“As we celebrate our 125th Anniversary this year, we are honored to have worked with Nels for the last 15 years,” said ChoiceOne CEO Kelly Potes. “Nels has served as a director of ChoiceOne and ChoiceOne Bank since 2008. His substantial experience in business, agriculture, and as an entrepreneur has been invaluable to our organization throughout the years.”
Nels W. Nyblad
Nyblad was appointed a director of ChoiceOne and ChoiceOne Bank in June 2008. Nyblad owns Nels Nyblad Family Farm, LLC. He is also a director of Nyblad Orchards, Inc., Nyblad Farms, LLC, and Ross-Roy Enterprises, Inc. Nyblad is a member of the Casnovia Planning Commission and served as a former director of the Michigan Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Association, Inc., Cherry Growers Inc., and Kent City Community Schools. He also served on the Michigan Plum Committee for 18 years.
“As a leader in agricultural lending, ChoiceOne operates in some of the most abundant agricultural regions in our country, and as an agricultural lending partner, we serve hundreds of agricultural businesses in Michigan, from local farms to international distributors,” said Potes. “Nels’ extensive expertise in farming, especially in the apple industry, brought a unique perspective to our Boards. We will miss Nels’ keen vision and guidance, and we wish him, and his wife Luanne, the best in retirement.
ChoiceOne Financial Services, Inc. is a financial holding company headquartered in Sparta, Michigan, and the parent corporation of ChoiceOne Bank. Member FDIC. ChoiceOne Bank, named one of America's Best Banks by Newsweek, operates 36 offices in parts of Kent, Ottawa, Muskegon, Newaygo, Lapeer, St. Clair, Macomb, and Oakland counties. Celebrating a 125th Anniversary in 2023, ChoiceOne is an approximately $2.4 billion-asset bank holding company making it the eighth largest bank holding company in Michigan based on asset size. ChoiceOne Bank offers insurance and investment products through its subsidiary, ChoiceOne Insurance Agencies, Inc. ChoiceOne Financial Services, Inc. common stock is quoted on the Nasdaq Capital Market under the symbol “COFS.” For more information, please visit Investor Relations at ChoiceOne’s website choiceone.bank.