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Kellogg Community Credit Union
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meet the team

Kirk Schwarz

Senior Business Development Officer (Battle Creek Market)
Phone: 269.441.1523
E-mail kschwarz@kelloggccu.org
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Kirk Schwarz

about Kirk

Kirk received his MBA from Lake Superior State University and has been in the banking industry for over 20 years, where he gained experience in commercial loans, investments, financial counseling, and commercial banking.

At KCCU, he works exclusively in business banking specializing in lending to small and mid-sized businesses throughout the area. He loves his job and states, “Assisting business owners by providing our services here at KCCU is a great source of enjoyment for me personally. Their success is our success.”

Kirk is a member of the Marshall Rotary (past president) and the Marshall United Way. Besides being an avid fisherman, he enjoys many outdoor activities and the awesome nature that Michigan provides.

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Mike Lauraine

Senior Business Development Officer (Kalamazoo & Grand Rapids Area)
Phone: 269.223.1802
E-mail mlauraine@kelloggccu.org
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Mike Lauraine

about Mike

Mike has 20 years of experience in the financial services industry with a primary focus on helping companies of West Michigan meet their financial needs. He has held roles in branch management as well as commercial banking, which has been his primary focus for the past 10 years.

At KCCU, he assists business owners and entrepreneurs in the greater Kalamazoo and Grand Rapids regions with their commercial loans. He is a partner to business owners and is committed to helping them succeed.

“The best part about my job here at KCCU is being able to guide business owners so they can grow their companies and achieve their visions and dreams”, states Mike. “I also enjoy having the opportunity to build relationships with so many great people in our communities.”

Mike is a graduate of Western Michigan University with a Bachelors of Business Administration. He serves on the board member for Friends of the Portage District Library and is a financial analyst for United Way Committee.

Outside of the office, Mike enjoys coaching baseball, working football games and spending time with his wife and three children. He is active with South Portage Little League, and is a member of the Kalamazoo Officials Association, through which he has officiated high school football for 17 years.

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Elle Dababneh

Business Development Officer (Grand Rapids Market)
Phone: 269.832-8243
E-mail edababneh@kelloggccu.org
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Elle Dababneh

about Elle

Elle has been in the financial services industry for the past seven years. She has experience on the retail side of banking as a branch manager, as well as experience in retirement services. As the Business Development Officer at KCCU, she guides local business owners of the greater Grand Rapids area through the commercial lending process, helping them achieve their goals and dreams.

“I enjoy helping small businesses strive for better outcomes, and helping them grow and create new job opportunities for the people of our community.” says Elle. “I also love that I get to build relationships with our members and serve as their trusted financial partner.”

Elle attended Western Michigan University for International business. She gives back to the community through her volunteer work with Junior Achievement and Kids Food Basket and often participates in neighborhood clean-ups.

Elle enjoys traveling overseas to spend time with her family in Jordan. She takes interest in learning about new cultures, and trying new foods from around the world.

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