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Mercantile Bank Announces New Team Members in Southeast Michigan

March 1, 2024
Mercantile Bank (“Mercantile”) is pleased to announce the expansion of its banking team in Southeast Michigan through the addition of two team members who bring diverse talents and expertise to the commercial banking office in Troy, MI.

Tara Aldea, AAP, CTP, CRCR, First Vice President, Senior Treasury Sales Officer III, is bringing her 27 years of banking and treasury management experience to help Mercantile develop existing and attract new relationships in the Southeast Michigan market. With a core focus on relationship development, Aldea will help mid-sized and corporate customers as well as nonprofit organizations achieve their financial goals.

Tamara Flake, Vice President, Government Banking Sales Officer, a 25-year veteran of the financial services industry, brings extensive experience in government banking with a foundation in service and creative troubleshooting solutions. Flake will focus on product development for Mercantile’s public unit and municipal customers in Southeast Michigan. As an advocate for her clients, Flake is highly responsive and transparent. She is a current board member for Michigan Women in Finance, Treasurer and board member of the Macomb County Treasurers Association, and a member of the Michigan Diversity Council Advisory Board.

In its efforts to continue to strategically expand its commercial and governmental banking presence throughout the Southeast Michigan region, the Bank looks for individuals who can provide the level of service communities have come to expect from the Mercantile team. “The expansion of the commercial and government banking team was driven by our desire to provide clients in Southeast Michigan with Mercantile’s brand of exceptional customer service. Tamara and Tara bring a high level of expertise as well as commitment to community that is the cornerstone of our culture at Mercantile. We are thrilled to partner with them and to continue to serve our customers and look for new opportunities within the market.” said Mark Augustyn, Mercantile’s Chief Commercial Banking Officer.

About Mercantile Bank
Mercantile Bank is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mercantile Bank Corporation. Mercantile Bank provides banking services to businesses, individuals and governmental units, and differentiates itself on the basis of service quality and the expertise of its banking staff. Mercantile Bank has assets of approximately $5.4 billion and operates 43 banking offices. For more information about Mercantile Bank, visit, follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @MercBank and on LinkedIn @merc-bank.