has announced an agreement with Meijer stores in Northwest Michigan to open bank branches in several of the large retailer's locations.
Among them are the stores in Petoskey and Gaylord. Huntington isn't exactly an unknown name in the area already; there are regular branch locations and ATMs in Traverse City, Leland, Kalkaska, Empire and Bellaire, among others.
The Meijer's locations will be full-service bank branches, offering extended hours.
"Huntington and Meijer share the same, long-held commitment to customer service, convenience and our local communities," says Steve Steinour, chairman, president and CEO of Huntington Bank. "We look forward to giving consumers and small business owners more convenience through seven-day-a-week, in-store banking at Meijer store locations throughout the state of Michigan."
The Ohio-based bank has about 120 locations in Michigan; its partnership with the Grand Rapids-based Meijer will bring that number to about 200. The branches will open over a period of the next few years, and Steinour says the interiors will be designed by Michigan office furniture firm Steelcase.
Writer: Sam Eggleston
Source: Steve Steinour, Huntington Bank