Business Member Spotlight: Great Lakes Flaherty


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Consumers saves time and money for Great Lakes Flaherty

Companies that produce everything from food products to automotive parts turn to Great Lakes Flaherty to keep their production lines moving. And to help keep their business running, Great Lakes Flaherty turns to Consumers for banking.

They chose to become business members in March 2016 at the recommendation of an accounting consultant who saw that Consumers could save Great Lakes Flaherty money on bank fees.

Accountant and Office Manager Shelly Hillis, of Great Lakes Flaherty, came on board during the company’s transition from another bank to Consumers and she noticed a huge difference in customer service.

“When you would reach out [to the big bank] you would never reach the same person,” Shelly explained. “With Consumers, I send Jeremy Prins, our Consumers business development manager, an email and get a response within a few minutes! When I go in to the office, I get personal service, too!”

Great Lakes Flaherty now uses Consumers for their business checking and business saving accounts, as well as their line of credit to keep banking expenses to a minimum.

“Consumers worked closely with Great Lakes Flaherty to find the right lending/deposit fit,” explained Jeremy. “Our checking account works very well for them, and we were able to save them a lot of money in fees.

“I look forward to a long relationship of helping each other grow.”

A key reason Shelly recommends Consumers to other businesses is because of the personal attention members receive.

“When you call, you get a person! That makes my job easier. They save us time and money.”

One of the time savers is the Consumers online portal.

“It’s easy to use and I transfer money all the time,” Shelly said.

We’re so proud to have Great Lakes Flaherty as part of the Consumers family. If you’re a business owner who’d like to bank with a team who can save you money and time, call us at 800.991.2221. We’re here to help you grow your business!


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Pictured: (left) Dave Apkarian of Great Lakes Flaherty is shown with Consumers’ Business Development Manager Jeremy Prins (right).

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