Founder and Chair – LMFC
Vice Chair – LMFC
President and CEO – The Bank of Northern Michigan
SVP of Shared Services - LMFC
Senior Vice President, Traverse City Market Manager

Hear from the founder of Lake Michigan Financial Corporation, Rich Lievense, and his insight on what this blog encompasses.

We are all seeing early signs of a potential housing recovery. House prices have stabilized and purchase volume seems to be slowly improving. Robert Shiller is an expert on the national housing market and outlines some things for you to consider if your business is directly or indirectly related to this important segment of our economy. 

Structural unemployment is a significant issue in the United States. Europe has had this problem for years and it has a profound impact on their businesses, economies, and social systems. While a bit pessimistic about our future prospects, this article provides a thoughtful review of the important implications of the current high unemployment rate. It also helps us think about the opportunities available to us and to future generations.

With the involvement of the Federal Government in our national credit and financial markets, Timothy Geithner has had more than his share of publicity (good and bad). If you are interested in a complete his personal background and a review of his work on the financial crisis, this article provides a balanced summary. 

Read more article: Inside Man from the Atlantic.

In our role as your trusted financial provider, we want to be a source of information about a wide range of issues that affect you. We read widely and have provided reading material to our staff and Board of Directors to help them learn and grow. We are now extending service to you. We hope you find this interesting and useful as you manage your business and personal affairs in a complex and rapidly changing business world. Please let us know what you think.

Rich Lievense is the founder and CEO of Lake Michigan Financial Corporation, the holding company for The Bank of Holland and The Bank of Northern Michigan.

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