ChoiceOne Bank is pleased to announce the addition of Kent G. Gagnon as business development officer. In this position, Gagnon is responsible for creating new opportunities and developing long-term relationships with the local business leaders in the communities the bank serves. “As more businesses recognize us as the local choice for all their banking needs, Kent will help us nurture these relationships,” said ChoiceOne Bank President and CEO James Bosserd. “Kent has a successful career in banking and shares our values of serving our customers as the local community bank.” With 23 years of extensive banking experience with two major banks, Gagnon has moved through the ranks of banking, including branch management, treasury management and business development. He has his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Saint Joseph’s College in Rensselaer, Ind. Committed to the community, Gagnon is a lifelong resident of the area, growing up on “The Ridge.” He is a 20-year member and past president and treasurer of the Comstock Rotary Club, former vice chair of the executive committee and current board member of Guiding Light Mission, and sits on the Finance Council for Holy Redeemer Church. Gagnon and his wife Teresa reside in Jenison with their four children. ChoiceOne Bank is a full-service financial institution with offices in Kent, Ottawa, Muskegon and Newaygo counties. ChoiceOne Bank offers insurance and investment products through its subsidiary, ChoiceOne Insurance Agencies Inc. ChoiceOne Financial Services Inc. is the holding company headquartered in Sparta, and the parent corporation of ChoiceOne Bank. For more information, please visit www.choiceone.com.