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At Bank Michigan, we have over a century of experience in helping businesses reach their full potential. We take special care in getting to know you, the intricacies of your company, and your goals so that together we can establish you as a pillar in the community. Relationships matter, and we are eager to make a life-long friendship with you. Take a moment to meet our business banking team. With their help, your business is in good hands.
SVP, Chief Lending Officer
(734) 945-6908 Email Mike
Ann Arbor admirer, Petoskey stone collector, fly fishing expert
Mike Chatas has lived in Ann Arbor for over 40 years and has enjoyed every minute of it! He loves living in a university town and frequently attends various sporting events and musical entertainment programs offered by the University of Michigan.
His wife, Amy is also involved in the Ann Arbor community and works for two local entrepreneurs. Mike’s favorite pastime is watching or attending UM football, basketball, or hockey games. Another joy in his life is his Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Henry, who loves nothing more than to sit on his lap while he works at his desk or enjoys a good TV show.
Mike takes in Michigan’s beauty in his spare time. He loves to enjoy the great outdoors and go fly fishing whenever he can. Polishing Petoskey stones he finds along the shores of Michigan’s beautiful beaches, brings him great joy.
Mike firmly believes that Bank Michigan is a great place for prospective business owners, and for him. He enjoys helping people acquire and ultimately own their business. He appreciates that Bank Michigan focuses on one-to-one interaction and personalized experiences to create stronger businesses for the future. Bank Michigan is not only about providing support through funding but also with guidance, experience, and industry expertise. Mike values being able to utilize these perks that Bank Michigan offers and assist clients in realizing their dreams, goals, and objectives.
SVP, Commercial Lender
(517) 403-7436Email Michelle
Pet parent, fitness aficionado, MSU devotee
Michelle Brasseur moved to Dexter in 2012. She appreciates the rustic charm and the picturesque settings the region has to offer, from the parks to downtown Ann Arbor. Michigan holds a special place in her heart because it’s where she met the love of her life, Mike. Since their days at MSU, they have been together since 2003 and counting! Michelle and Mike are proud pet parents to two dogs, Red and Carl, and love them like children.
Michelle prides herself on staying active in her downtime and enjoys increasing her fitness with running, CrossFit, and exploring Michigan’s amazing trails. Anything that she can involve her dogs in is her cup of tea. When she has some spare time, her favorite calming activity is sprucing up her garden. Michelle also considers herself a foodie and likes to try new cuisines, wines, and beers around Ann Arbor.
Bank Michigan fulfills Michelle’s career dreams. She loves her team and working to help clients’ businesses grow with her support and care. Michelle is a problem solver by nature and enjoys tackling clients’ challenges head-on. It brings her joy to be a part of Bank Michigan and work together to create solutions with her colleagues.
VP, Commercial Lending
(734) 474-4059 Email Theodore
Musician, mirror twin, woodworker
Theodore Schork is an Ann Arbor native, having resided in Washtenaw County for most of his life. The only exception was when he was younger and lived in Germany for a year on his father’s sabbatical. Luckily for Theodore, his family returned, and he decided to raise his own family in Chelsea. He loves it here because of the great academic system, music, history, and sightseeing. All these wonderful opportunities make it the best place to nurture and enjoy a family.
Theodore is the proud parent of three—Deegan, who is in college, Adam and Bella, who are about to attend college and, like him, are twins! Unlike his children, he is a mirror-identical twin. Their family also includes a dog and two cats.
When Theodore isn’t working at Bank Michigan, he enjoys playing music. He has played the drums for decades but also dabbles in other instruments like the ukulele, harmonica, and lap steel guitar. In his free time, Theodore and his brother have a workshop where they craft instruments, furniture, and sculptures together. When he wants to relax, he watches western movies or shows because of the combination of historical information, action-packed plotlines, and moral lessons.
At Bank Michigan, Theodore enjoys playing a role in helping clients’ businesses thrive. Whether he helps operate successful businesses through commercial loans or deposit relationships that are established with Bank Michigan, he is deeply committed to customer satisfaction. Everything that Bank Michigan is involved with is measured by the significance and the impact of community development that the initiative makes. Theodore considers it a privilege to be a part of tailor-made experiences with these enterprises through close collaboration on the financial process. For Bank Michigan and for Theodore, every business success is a success for the community.
(517) 592-1065 Email Tara
Small town girl, thrill seeker, sightseeing enthusiast
Tara Charles has lived in a small town near Brooklyn her entire life. She appreciates how the community always takes care of one another. Tara enjoys the country life and will take tractors over traffic jams any day!
Tara and her husband find joy in the serene lakes, quiet town, and other natural treasures that surround them. She has been married for ten years and counting, and loves every minute she gets to spend with her husband and their black lab.
Tara is a thrill seeker and enjoys exploring nature by camping, fishing, riding snowmobiles, and doing anything that sparks her adrenaline. Every year she and her husband try to visit a new state and discover new places to love.
Tara enjoys listening to music and supporting the U of M with her friends and family. She is a Michigan fan through and through; it’s a family requirement!
Tara is always eager and makes every effort to support the customers she works with at Bank Michigan. She finds satisfaction in encouraging neighborhood business growth and assisting others in achieving their goals.
AVP, Retail Administration
(517) 592-1070 Email Hannah
Local, nature lover, sports fan
Hannah Ross is an Onsted native with roots in the heart of Michigan’s agricultural community. Her family runs Ross Farms and participates in local fairs and competitions. Hannah loves Onsted because everyone treats each other like family.
She values the close-knit sense of community as she comes from a large family herself. She has three siblings and a total of seven nieces and nephews. She enjoys the time she gets to spend with her family and uses it to bond with her son Waylon, partner Tom, and black lab Avery.
Hannah enjoys her time off taking in the wonders of nature. Her favorite outdoor activities include hiking, camping, kayaking, and snowboarding. At a Michigan game, you’ll see her rocking the “green and white” for her favorite sports team, Michigan State.
Bank Michigan is more than a bank to Hannah; it’s a reflection of the local community that reminds her of her roots. Working at Bank Michigan gives her the opportunity to help people every day, resolve issues, and play an active role in continuously improving the functions and service offerings of the bank.
Branch Manager & Mortgage Lender
(517) 592-1058 Email Kacie
Michigander, music aficionado, wanderer
Kacie Eberenz has lived her entire life in Brooklyn and adores her hometown! She loves the close community, beautiful lakes, and summertime activities.
Kacie has a lot to celebrate in her life. She recently got engaged. She has a wonderful daughter that is growing up in an amazing place. She also has two German short-haired Pointers that protect and love her family.
Kacie is a music lover. Her radio is always on with her favorite XM stations such as The Highway, Octane, Prime Country, and Hits 1. When she isn’t working, Kacie’s main priority is spending time with her friends and family. She enjoys good music, everything outdoors, and traveling. Her favorite thing to do on the weekends is taking trips up north with her family.
Kacie enjoys working at Bank Michigan because it is a bank that truly cares about people. Every day, she feels rewarded being able to assist people that place their trust and confidence in her advice and service. Kacie is always happy to hear from happy clients about how simple she made their mortgage process.
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