Changes coming to First Place Bank


WARREN, Ohio (WKBN) – First Place Bank customers will see some changes beginning Monday.

Talmer Bank and Trust, based in Troy, Mich., has officially taken ownership of 43 branches in Northeast Ohio, with most locations in the Youngstown-Warren area.

The acquisition was part of a purchase following the 2012 bankruptcy of First Place Bank.

According to the company’s website, Talmer Bancorp (formerly First Michigan Bancorp) grew from a $90 million banking institution in April 2010, to a $5.4 billion banking institution as of January, 2014.

Other bank acquisitions include:

CF Bancorp, Port Huron, MI; First Banking Center, Lake Geneva, WI; Peoples State Bank, Madison Heights, MI; Community Central Bank, Mt. Clemens, MI; Lake Shore Bank Wisconsin; Michigan Commerce Bank, Ann Arbor, MI; Community Bank of Indiana, Goshen, IN; Bank of Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV; and Sunrise Bank of Albuquerque, Albuquerque, NM.

The company’s website states “First Place bank customers, welcome to the Talmer Bank and Trust family.”

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