The Good Neighbor

East Michigan Region

Michigan is the nation's "comeback kid" and Huntington is proud to be a part of its recovery. We have worked diligently to fuel economic recovery through innovative business lending programs that earned Huntington the distinction of being the #1 SBA lender in the state.1 We're paving the way to a better, stronger future in the state by reaching out to lower income families and to the next generation of business owners. We're proud to be a partner in Michigan's comeback.

Teach Business Basics

Be part of Lemonade Day, a national program that helps youth learn the basics of starting and running a business, and being fiscally responsible.

About Your Neighborhood

East Michigan

Troy is the regional headquarters of Huntington’s East Michigan region.  Huntington Bank has a long and distinguished history of supporting programs throughout Midwest communities that are designed to enrich the community and create an environment where our children can grow and thrive. The breadth and depth of these efforts range from multi-million dollar programs aimed at the revitalization of major parts of the city to the individual volunteer efforts of Huntington associates at all levels of the corporation. These programs are innovative and creative, and thanks to the partnership between Huntington and local governments and nonprofits, goals have been set and solutions found to area problems. Huntington provides support in a variety of areas including economic development, health care, housing, education and the arts.

Huntington Bank is proud to be a catalyst for positive change in East Michigan. The leadership and the colleagues at the bank take this role seriously. These programs underscore the innovation that is a hallmark of Huntington’s efforts to support East Michigan programs and nonprofits for the long-term.

We believe in doing the right thing.

Helping homeowners and small businesses
Flood Relief – Loan Program

Huntington implemented a low-interest disaster relief loan program for home and business owners affected by the historic flooding in Southeast Michigan in August 2014. Loans were offered at a competitive fixed rate with attractive loan terms and more permissive credit score guidelines for qualified borrowers.

Additionally, as a Small Business Express lender, Huntington committed to quick SBA-backed lending decisions. Qualified small business applicants affected by flooding were notified within one to two days, and bank fees were waived for those applicants.

Flood Relief – Red Cross Donation

Helping neighbors in trouble is simply the right thing to do. In August 2014, historic flooding devastated Southeast Michigan. Three counties were declared federal disaster areas, and tens of thousands of residents suffered damage or loss of their homes, vehicles and property. Huntington donated $250,000 to the American Red Cross for flood relief in the area.

Community Investment and Affordable Housing Partners:

•Volunteers of America’s Detroit Veteran’s Housing Project

•Corinthian Developments

•Grandmont Rosedale - neighborhood stabilization

•Lighthouse of Oakland County

•Urban Neighborhood Initiatives

Making savings a positive habit
Lemonade Day

Huntington Bank is the presenting sponsor of Lemonade Day, a national program that inspires entrepreneurism and teaches young people how to start, own and operate the classic first business: a lemonade stand.

Students learn how to create budgets, serve customers and repay investors. They’re also taught the importance of giving back to the community.

Since Huntington brought Lemonade Day to Michigan in 2011, more than 70,000 Michigan youth have participated. In total, these young entrepreneurs have earned more than $2.5 million in revenue and donated more than $500,000 to local charities

Arab American and Chaldean Council

We believe everyone should benefit from financial education, including those who aren’t proficient in English. That’s why Huntington and the Arab American and Chaldean Council (ACC) launched a financial education program for Arabic-speaking individuals. More than 50 students completed FDIC’s Money Smart curriculum as part of the ACC Workforce Employment and Training Program.

More than 25 colleagues worked alongside ACC staff to teach financial skills to nearly 150 students in Detroit and Hamtramck. The classes covered topics such as budgeting, financial goal setting, savings and money management.

Encouraging kids to save

As the economy recovers, Americans are saving more of their disposable income. It’s a positive trend, one Huntington hopes will continue. By educating kids early in smart money management, we can help them grow up to be lifelong savers.

In partnership with the Salvation Army – East Michigan Division, we created a financial education Kids Savings Program for students in their After School Programs in Southeast Michigan. Launched last year, more than 50 Huntington colleagues taught 150 students about savings and money management. At an on-site kids savings bank, special incentives were offered for saving throughout the school year.

Caring For Our Community
Meeting Critical Needs by Partnering:

•Alzheimer’s Association

•American Cancer Society

•American Diabetes Association

•American Heart Association

•American House Foundation

•ARISE Detroit!

•Arthritis Foundation

•Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute

•Burger School for the Autistic

•CARE House of Oakland

•Child Abuse and Neglect Council

•Childhelp Michigan

•Forgotten Harvest

•Gleaners Community Food Bank

•Goodwill Industries

•Great Michigan Race



 •Leukemia Lymphoma Society

•Lupus Alliance of America

•National Kidney Foundation

•Oakwood Healthcare Foundation

•Oakland Livingston Human Services Association

•Presbyterian Villages of Michigan

•Race for the Cure

•Salvation Army

•Sweet Dreamzzz

•THAW The Heat and Warmth Fund

•The ARC of Oakland County

•Think Detroit PAL

•Variety: The Children’s Charity

•Vattikuti Invitational

•Yatooma’s Foundation for the Kids

Branch locations for East Michigan

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1SBA loans subject to SBA eligibility. Huntington is the #1 SBA 7(a) lender in Michigan. Source: U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) from October 1, 2009 through September 30, 2015.