First Merchants Awards Scholarship to Adams Central Teen

Decatur Market President Dean Fuelling presents a scholarship check to Adams Central's Ben Lehman.DECATUR, Ind. - First Merchants Bank recently awarded a $1,000 college scholarship to Adams Central High School graduate Ben Lehman. The son of Eric and Jodi Lehman of Berne, Ben will be entering the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University this fall, majoring in marketing.

First Merchants Raises Over $12,000 for March of Dimes

The First Merchants team at the 2014 March for Babies event.

HIGHLAND, Ind. - May 4th's Lake County March for Babies event, held at Highland High School, raised a record-breaking amount of money for the March of Dimes. The event is meant to raise awareness and funds for infant health as the March of Dimes works toward reducing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality.

First Merchants Employees Help Clean the Cardinal Greenway

Cardinal Greenway Volunteers

Join Us in Shelbyville for Our Grand Opening Celebration!

The staff at First Merhcants Bank at Shelbyville State Road 44SHELBYVILLE, Ind. - First Merchants Bank and the staff of the Shelbyville banking center invite you to our grand opening celebration on Tuesday, April 29th. The banking center is located at 2350 Marketplace Boulevard, just east of State Road 44 and south of Interstate 74 in Shelbyville.

First Merchants Among Top 25 Regional Banks Nationwide

MUNCIE, Ind. - First Merchants is proud to announce it has been named one of SNL Financial’s Top Performing Regional Banks in the nation for 2013. Of the top 25 best-performing regional banks, First Merchants ranked 23rd based on core financial metrics. 

Concerned About the Heartbleed Bug? Our Systems Are Not at Risk

MUNCIE, Ind. - Many of you have read the  media reports about the Heartbleed bug, an OpenSSL vulnerability that can be used to expose user names and passwords through the use of the Internet.

First Merchants bank has assessed this vulnerability and can assure you that our systems are not at risk to this vulnerability.

Employees Volunteer With Habitat for Humanity

First Merchants volunteersMUNCIE, Ind. - On February 21, a group of ten Delaware County First Merchants employees used their First Merchants Serves Community Day to volunteer with Greater Muncie, Indiana Habitat for Humanity.

New Shelbyville Banking Center Opens Its Doors

The staff at First Merhcants Bank at Shelbyville State Road 44SHELBYVILLE, Ind.

Information About Apple's Security Flaw

MUNCIE, Ind. - You may have read information regarding the very serious security flaw in iPhones, iPods, and iPads.  The flaw allows hackers to intercept any encrypted data from a user when on a Wi-Fi network and other connections.  This includes e-mails, log in credential, and credit card information.  This possibly affects Mac computers as well.  Apple has released a patch for this flaw for iPhones, iPods, and iPads (Mac’s will be updated soon), but you should take some steps to ensure you are protected.

On the positive side, many iPhones and iPads are set to auto update. 

Advisory Board Member Receives Business of the Year Honor

Dean Fuelling and Greg FlemingDECATUR, Ind. - A member of the First Merchants East Region Advisory Board recently accepted the Large Business of the Year Award, awarded by the Decatur Chamber of Commerce.