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Mission Statement

Northstar Bank guides the way with service, leadership and trust. We are dedicated to building successful relationships within our communities.


Northstar Bank opened its first branch in Bad Axe in February 2001 with 11 employees. In February 2007, Community Bank merged with Northstar Bank to offer additional full-service locations in Akron, Caro and Pigeon. 

In October 2013, Northstar Bank and its former sister bank, Seaway Community Bank, with locations in Algonac, Lenox/Richmond, Port Huron and St. Clair, merged to offer an expanded geographic market area and product base. 

Our growth continued in December 2013, when our Ann Arbor loan production center converted into a full service branch, and in July 2015, with the opening of our Ubly branch.

Since opening, Northstar Bank has experienced tremendous growth due to the support of its local communities and dedicated staff. Northstar Bank now employs approximately 100 banking professionals. 


Northstar Bank is held by Northstar Financial Group, Inc., a state of the art computer and bookkeeping center, which provides services to both Northstar Bank and West Michigan Community Bank.

As of March 2024, we are currently at an asset level of over $982 million and proud to be rated 5-Stars, a Superior Rating by BauerFinancial, Inc. for being one of the strongest financial institutions in the nation.

Community Impact

Northstar Bank is strongly committed to the communities in which we live and serve. Northstar Bank, its employees and directors provide extensive support in both time and money to numerous civic, religious and community based activities and projects.

Click here for our Request for Donation application.

Casual for a Cause

Many of our employees participate in “Casual for a Cause,” a program which employees are given the opportunity to pay to wear jeans to work on selected Fridays. Each month, Northstar Bank employees select causes to support with their casual for a cause donations.

If you would like your cause to be considered, please contact your local branch. Our employees love dressing down to do good!

Bank Affiliations

Northstar Bank is a member of American Bankers Association, Community Bankers of Michigan, Michigan Bankers Association and Independent Community Bankers of America.

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