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Level One Bank’s Violet Gintsis Elected President of the Oakland County Business Finance Corporation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 4, 2013     Contact: Don Tanner/Justin Fisette (248) 626-0006

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., – Violet Gintsis, Senior Vice President, Commercial Banking Manager at Level One Bank, was elected President of the Oakland County Business Finance Corporation (OCBFC) on Tuesday, November 19, 2013.

As President, Gintsis will lead the OCBFC with a commitment to help small businesses obtain the financing they need to expand and stimulate economic growth in Michigan.

Gintsis has served on the Board of Trustees for OCBFC as a Board Member and Vice President for the past two years, and sits on the Oakland County Business Roundtable.  She has over 25 years of commercial lending experience in the Metro Detroit area and is a co-founder of Level One Bank, one of the fastest growing community banks in Michigan. 

“Level One Bank is looking forward to expanding our relationship with Oakland County and the local business community”, said Patrick J. Fehring, President and CEO of Level One Bank.  “Violet has a unique ‘nothing is impossible’ perspective.  Level One is in full support of her new role and we are proud to have her representing the Bank and the Oakland County Business Finance Corporation.”

The OCBFC, authorized under the SBA’s Certified Development Company program since 1982, was formed to stimulate the growth and expansion of the region’s small businesses.  The OCBFC also acts as an agent to analyze, package and submit loan requests under the SBA 504 loan program and is a servicing agent for the approved loans.  

About Level One Bank

Level One Bank is a full-service, 5-Star BauerFinancial rated commercial and consumer bank committed to connecting with unparalleled service and delivering outstanding financial solutions.  Owned and managed locally, Level One Bank is headquartered in Farmington Hills, Michigan with assets of approximately $600 million.  It currently operates seven full-service banking centers, located throughout Oakland County and the surrounding communities. Level One’s Commercial Division provides a complete menu of products including lines of credit, term loans, leases, commercial mortgages, SBA loans, Export-Import Financing and a full suite of Treasury Management services.  The Consumer Division offers personal savings and checking accounts, including free checking and competitive interest-bearing accounts such as Money Markets, IRAs, and CDs.  The bank also provides a complete array of consumer loan products including residential mortgages, home equity, auto, and credit card services.  Level One offers the sophistication of a big bank, the heart of a community bank, and the spirit of an entrepreneur. For more information, please visit


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