A Message from CEO Bill Lawton

This was a memorable year for all of us as we celebrated Community Financial’s 60th anniversary of serving members and community. Looking back on our history I am very proud of how we have stayed true to our purpose. We have carefully built upon our strong foundation for providing valuable services that enhance the financial well-being of our members and enable us to contribute to our communities. Community Financial would not exist without our member/owners and we thank them for their membership.

We are proud to be a trusted financial partner and understand the importance of building a strong relationship that is built and maintained through understanding member needs and careful listening. We are here to help you achieve your financial goals and dreams!

loading... Our on-going training programs keep our team knowledgeable so we can respond to current situations and also be adaptable to future changes in the economy. By sharing our expertise, you can enjoy solutions that make sense for your particular needs. Our services, including free checking, help you manage money, build or improve credit and invest with more confidence and less worry. We help you save money. During the year, we collectively saved members millions of dollars refinancing higher rate debt into lower rate Community Financial loans. Plus our mortgage lending and investment & insurance services offer a wide range of options for personalized programs that fit short and long-term goals for individuals, families and businesses.

Community Financial is committed to our communities. We appreciate that people in our communities recognize that our commitment to financial education and community goes well beyond our branch locations. We are proud of the following achievements during 2011: loading...
  • Winner of the Michigan Credit Union League’s Alphonse Desjardin Award in recognition of leadership in supporting youth financial literacy through our Student-Run Credit Union program with 35 partnering schools.
  • Recognized for the 6th year as one of Metro Detroit’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For. We love what we do and it shows in our smiles, in our voices and the way we care!
  • Donated over $228,000 to assist other local nonprofit organizations in their efforts to provide vital services that make a positive difference in our communities where we live and work. Team members also provided over 950 hours of volunteer time to community programs and projects.
  • Offered financial education and resources to help teach budgeting, building credit and saving for the future all of which which have a positive impact on the communities we serve.
  • Upgraded branch ATMs and implemented exciting technology improvements including online eBanking and ePay for convenient and secure banking.

Some of the groups we’ve supported on behalf of our members:

American Red Cross
Amerman Elementary Solar Panels
Atlanta Community Schools
Atlanta Community Schools
Anti-Bullying Program
Beaver Lake Park
Bridgepoint Kids Against Hunge
Camp Casey
Canton Community Foundation
Canton Lions Club
Canton Township Master
Gardener Program
Canton Young Marines
Central Middle School
Christmas In Action
Community Foundation of Northeast Michigan
Community Literary Council
Community Network Services
Courageous Kids
Crossroads Industries
Detroit Area Diaper bank
Discovery Middle School
District Health Department #4
EEF - Plymouth-Canton Community Schools
First Call For Help
First Step
Friends for Life
Friends of the Penn
Friendship Shelter
Gallmore Elementary
Gaylord Area Schools
Gaylord High School Key Club
Habitat for Humanity
Hillman Area Schools
Hillman Tiger Paw Park
Hillman Varsity Football Team
Homeward Bound
Johannesburg-Lewiston Area Schools
Johannesburg-Lewiston Band
Lamplighters of Montmorency
Lewiston Community Sharing
Love INC
Johannesburg-Lewiston Area Schools
Johannesburg-Lewiston Band
Lamplighters of Montmorency
Lewiston Community Sharing
Love INC
Middle School Science Program
Miracle League of Plymouth
New Hope Center for Grief Support
Next Generation American
Northville Civic Concern
Northville Community Foundation
Northville Educational Foundation
Northville High School Drama Club
Northville Youth Assistance
Novi Educational Foundation
Novi Emergency Food Pantry
Novi School District
Novi Youth Assistance
OLGC Phys Ed Department
Open Door Food Ministry
Open Door Ministry
Otsego County Community Foundation
Otsego County Council on Aging
Otsego County Food Pantry
P-CCS No Athlete Left Behind
Pioneer Middle School - Classroom
Plymouth Canton Civitans Club
Plymouth Community Band
Plymouth Community Council on Aging
Plymouth Community Foundation
Plymouth Fife and Drum
Plymouth Historical Museum
Plymouth Oratorio Society
Plymouth Whalers
Pride and Honor Flight of Michigan
Region 9 Area on Aging
Salem Rocks Football
Salvation Army
Southeast Michigan Dyslexia
Special Olympics
St. Vincent DePaul Society
Student Nutrition Action Council
The Baby Basket
United Way
VFW Ladies Auxilliary
Village Theater at Cherry Hill
Waggin’ Tails Dog Rescue
Youth Leadership Plymouth