GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN – JUNE 6, 2022 – Honor Credit Union is excited to announce the hire of James McLaughlin. McLaughlin will serve as the Commercial Loan Officer (CLO) for the Grand Rapids area, which includes our current member center location in Wyoming and our new full-service locations set to open this fall in Jenison and Allendale.

James brings significant experience within the financial industry with a Finance Degree from the University of Colorado and previously served as the Vice President of FirstBank in Colorado. James currently resides just outside of Grand Rapids in Belmont, Michigan, with his wife and daughter and is ready to build new relationships within the community.

As part of the Business Services team, James will work alongside Honor’s Member Center Managers, Community Assistant Vice Presidents, and additional stakeholders to create relationships, serve the community, and optimize the business member experience by creating financial solutions for success. McLaughlin will be heavily involved in developing and maintaining business member relationships and identifying opportunities for growth within the communities the credit union serves.

“I am most excited to build new relationships in the Grand Rapids community and create a positive impact by helping businesses & investors achieve their financial goals,” stated McLaughlin. “I love meeting new people and am eager to learn more about the real estate market in Grand Rapids and provide a personalized banking experience to our members. Additionally, as I integrate into the community, I hope to become a trusted resource & friend to all those I interact with.”


Honor Credit Union is a non-profit, full-service financial institution serving over 100,000 members in 25 member center communities throughout western and northern Michigan.

Providing solutions for financial success and giving back to the communities we serve remain the driving forces behind Honor Credit Union.  For more information, call 800.442.2800, or visit



Kayla Smith
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