For those with a small business, Comerica's Office Perks Program might be a good deal. Here's the promotion page link. According to this promo page you can apply at a branch or by phone. I was told by the CSR that a branch visit is required. The perks include:
- $200 for opening a business checking account and making a $5,000 deposit by Nov 12, 2010. You must also register online for the program before Nov 12th.
- $50 per employee who opens an account and registers
- Employees can receive $100 for opening a personal checking account and completing other requirements
It looks like Comerica's Basic Business Checking account is free with no minimum balance requirement or monthly service charge as long as you don't have more than 200 transactions per month.
Comerica is a large bank with most of its branches in Michigan, California and Texas. There are only a few branches in Arizona and Florida. Comerica is a member FDIC (FDIC Certificate # 983).