first merit bank http://michiganradio.org en Flint's Citizens Bank is being sold to Ohio bank http://michiganradio.org/post/flints-citizens-bank-being-sold-ohio-bank <p>There are concerns that Flint could lose a major corporate headquarters.</p><p></p><p>Flint-based <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citizens_Republic_Bancorp">Citizens Bank</a> is being bought by <a href="http://www.snl.com/irweblinkx/file.aspx?IID=100241&amp;FID=14531770">an Ohio bank</a> for nearly a billion dollars.</p><p></p><p>Citizens has been an important institution in Flint since the bank was founded in 1871. &nbsp;Citizens Bank loaned General Motors founder William Durant money he needed to start his manufacturing career.</p><p></p> Thu, 13 Sep 2012 20:15:48 +0000 Steve Carmody 9079 at http://michiganradio.org Flint's Citizens Bank is being sold to Ohio bank