FMB Sponsors Event at The Center for the Performing Arts

CARMEL, Ind. - First Merchants Bank will be among the glitzy and glamorous as it co-sponsors the Encore Celebration Gala on June 16 at The Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel. The bank will sponsor the First Merchants Bank Red Carpet Cocktail Reception leading up to the inaugural induction ceremony for the Great American Songbook Hall of Fame. The 2012 honorees will include Cole Porter, Barry Manilow, and Alan and Marilyn Bergman. In addition to this summer’s event, First Merchants Bank plans to sponsor the Encore Celebration Gala for the next two years.

First Merchants Named 'Muncie Area's Finest'

MUNCIE, Ind. - The First Merchants family received three awards this week as a part of Muncie Area’s Finest, the readers’ choice poll from The Star Press. Readers named First Merchants Bank the ‘Best Bank to Get a Loan’ and the ‘Best Bank to Get a Mortgage.’ First Merchants Trust Company won the award for ‘Best Place for Financial Planning.’

First Merchants Charitable Foundation Awards Annual Grants

GREENWOOD, Ind. - First Merchants Charitable Foundation, Inc. is awarding its annual grants to local charitable organizations in six counties across Indiana. It will award a total of $45,000 in grants this year to various community organizations in Hendricks, Montgomery, Clinton, Johnson, Morgan and Brown counties. The foundation has issued a total of almost $1.5 million in grants since it was formed in 1998.

Wabash Employees Walk In Relay for Life

WABASH, Ind. - Employees of the First Merchants Wabash banking centers joined the fight against cancer on June 8 and 9 in the Wabash Relay for Life. Team First Merchants was among about 12 teams walking continually through the night to raise awareness and financial support for cancer research.

FMB Supports Golf League Tournament

WABASH, Ind. - Brenda Mosier, Edith Johns, Sandi Kastner and Bev Holmquist were named winners of the First Merchants Bank Two Best Ball Shamble on June 12 at the Honeywell Golf Course. The team of four ladies shot a 106 to clinch their win in the “shamble” tournament, a combination of a scramble and a low-net tournament.

First Merchants Helps the United Way to “Stuff the Bus”

DECATUR, Ind.— The First Merchants family participated in the Adams County United Way “Stuff the Bus” Day of Action on June 20. As event sponsors, the First Merchants banking centers of Adams County collected non-perishable food items in the weeks leading up to the event.

First Merchants Employee Takes the Polar Plunge

First Merchants employee Michael Morelli poses in his costume for the 2012 Polar PlungeMUNCIE, Ind. – First Merchants Bank participated in the 2012 Polar Plunge held Saturday, February 11 on the lawn of the L.A. Pittenger Student Center at Ball State University. At the Polar Plunge, participants jumped into a pool of wintry water in exchange for pledges and donations benefiting Special Olympics Indiana.

United Way Names FMB "Company of the Year"

First MErchants Bank was named Company of the Year by the United Way of Delaware CountyMUNCIE, Ind. - First Merchants Bank was named "Company of the Year" by United Way of Delaware County at the 2012 United Way and Funds Volunteer and Company of the Year Awards Banquet.

Delaware County Employees Volunteer at Blood-N-Fire

First Merchants Bank employees pause for a photo while volunteering at Blood-N-Fire in Muncie. MUNCIE, Ind. – First Merchants Delaware County employees volunteered at Blood-N-Fire Muncie on Friday, February 24. The event was a part of the First Merchants Serves campaign where First Merchants employees partner with various groups and organizations to give back to the community.

First Merchants Bank Acquires Loans and Assumes Deposits of Shelby County Bank