First Merchants Corporation and Ameriana Bancorp Announce the Signing of a Definitive Merger Agreement

MUNCIE, Ind. & NEW CASTLE, Ind.—(BUSINESS WIRE) —First Merchants Corporation
(NASDAQ: FRME) and Ameriana Bancorp (NASDAQ: ASBI) today announced they have executed a
definitive agreement whereby Ameriana Bancorp will merge with and into First Merchants Corporation,
and its wholly owned bank subsidiary, Ameriana Bank, will merge with and into First Merchants Bank,
The merger agreement provides that shareholders of Ameriana Bancorp will have the right to exchange

Muncie First Merchants Community Room Dedication

First Merchants Bank Community Room - June 2015

Pictured left to right:  Megan Jeffers, Mike Stewart, Karen Karmolinski, Mayor Dennis Tyler and Mark Hardwick.


FMC Announces Sale of First Merchants Insurance Group

MUNCIE, Ind.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- First Merchants Corporation (NASDAQ – FRME) announced the sale of First Merchants Insurance Group (FMIG), a licensed insurance agency affiliate of First Merchants Bank, N.A. to USI Insurance Services, effective June 12, 2015.

CNB 6th Annual Recycle-O-Rama & Earth Day Celebration!


CNB joins Dentistry from the Heart for free event!


First Merchants Corporation Announces the Completion of its Merger with C Financial Corporation

MUNCIE, Ind. - First Merchants Corporation (NASDAQ: FRME) successfully completed its previously announced merger with C Financial Corporation, of Columbus, Ohio on Friday, April 17, 2015. In connection with the merger, Cooper State Bank has also merged with and into First Merchants Bank. The combined First Merchants Bank has 112 banking centers in Illinois, Indiana and Ohio and approximately $6.0 billion in assets, $4.0 billion in loans, $4.7 billion in deposits, and total shareholders’ equity of $740 million.

IC3 and FBI warn of Business Email Compromise

According to an online statement from the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) and the FBI, nearly 2,000 individuals have fallen victim to a wire payment scam across 45 countries, which has led to an estimated loss of $215 million.

In response to the wire payment scam, law enforcement agencies are issuing a widespread warning about a large scale operation that is tricking employees at both small and large businesses, called the Business Email Compromise.

Economist Predicts Trends for 2015 at CNB Event

Dr. Michael Hicks speaks at the 2015 Commerce National Bank Economic Forecast

COLUMBUS, Ohio - On January 15th 2015, Commerce National Bank welcomed Dr. Michael Hicks, PhD, from Ball State University to speak on National, Midwest and Local economic trends for the year. The event was hosted at the Ohio 4H Center on the OSU Campus and breakfast was catered by Made From Scratch. 

CNB Celebrates a Second Year of Cristo Rey Sponsorship!

CNB's Fall Seminar a Blast