SMB&T Co. Announces Promotion

By Charles H. Green

Nick Grabowski was promoted to become senior vice president and head of commercial lending according to an announcement by John H. Castle, Chairman and CEO of Southern Michigan Bank & Trust.

Grabowski began his banking career with SMB&T as an Assistant Branch Manager SMBTin 2003. Within two years, he rose to the position of assistant vice president and commercial loan officer.. His role advanced further when named as vice president and commercial loan officer in 2008, and later in 2012 he was elevated to be first vice president and head of commercial lending.

Grabowski earned a Bachelor’s degree in business administration (with concentration in finance) from Grand Valley State University. He later completed the American Banker’s Association National Commercial Lending School at SMU in Dallas. Grabowski is involved in the community as a board member of the Coldwater Noon Exchange Club.

Bank president and chief credit officer Kurt Miller commented, “We are extremely pleased to recognize Nick and the contributions he has made to the growth and success of the bank, his outstanding leadership of the commercial loan division is invaluable.”

About Southern Michigan Bank & Trust

The bank’s mission is to build trusting relationships with customers by providing friendly, personal financial services.

The bank was organized in 1871 Coldwater, MI, the Branch County seat,and opened for business in early 1872 in the Southern Michigan Hotel building next to the public square. In 2007, Southern merged with FNB Financial creating one of the largest commercial banking companies in Michigan.

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