Grand Ledge Gazette staff writer
GRAND LEDGE—Open a new bank account with new Huntington Bank branches you might get free shopping bags, cookies and $75 coupon.
Huntington Bank opened a new Meijer in-store branch in the Grand Ledge Meijer store on March 4.
It is open seven days a week and offers a full range of service, such as deposit, cash out and apply for credit card.
The new branch is part of Huntington’s 10-year agreement announced last May, to install branches in at least 80 Meijer stores in Michigan, accompanying 500 new jobs in Michigan, said Maureen Brown, the public relations director of Huntington bank.
“There are seven total jobs in our branch,” said Clayton Lance, a banker at the Grand Ledge branch.
Lance said the branch offers full banking services and extended hours: Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The first Meijer in-store Huntington branch was opened in Bath on May 17, 2012, Brown said. There are now 26 branches that have opened in Michigan Meijer store.
“There will be more branches opening in Michigan,” said Brown.
Lance also said customers will receive some specials with Meijer if they start new services with bank. One special includes a $75 cash coupon if they open a new account. “We will buy cookies and shopping bags from Meijer for new customers,” said Lance. “Meijer promotes us, we promote Meijer.”
The branch’s seven days–a-week in-store banking service and extended hours give customers more convenience, customers can be offered banking services during the weekend.
“The extended hours of the new branch bring us more convenience,” Paul Leuter, a customer in Huntington Grand Ledge Meijer in-store branch.