Richmond Team Participates in BRAvo! Event

RICHMOND, Ind. - BRAvo! is a Reid Foundation initiative that brings joy to the serious matter of breast cancer. Community members are invited to decorate a bra that tells a story related to strength and survival, perhaps in honor of a breast cancer survivor or in memory of a loved one who had the disease.

Richmond Team Raises Money for ALS Research

RICHMOND, Ind. - In early September, Richmond First Merchants team members were challenged to raise money for ALS research by Banking Center Manager Traci Saunders and Market President Lee Elzemeyer. If the challenge was reached, Traci would participate in the ice bucket challenge.

Shred days planned for Porter, Lake counties

MUNSTER, Ind. - First Merchants Bank is offering free document destruction services at multiple locations in Porter and Lake County banking centers in Indiana in the next few weeks.

Bring up to 4 boxes of documents for free shredding. Our shredding truck will shred your documents on the spot! The event is free and open  to the public!

Upcoming Shred events:

3rd Annual Dragstrip Dash Coming October 25

 

Discount Tickets Available for Indianapolis Monthly Downtown Living Tour

Discount tickets for the September 12-13 event are available at Indianapolis-area First Merchants locations! Get $5 off your VIP ticket while supplies last, or buy them online using the link below. 

 

First Merchants Awards Scholarship to Bellmont's Seth King

Decatur Market President Dean Fuelling presents a scholarship check to Bellmont's Seth King.DECATUR, Ind. - First Merchants Bank recently awarded a $1,000 college scholarship to Bellmont High School graduate Seth King. Seth will be a freshman at IPFW in Fort Wayne this fall, pursuing a degree in Business. Seth is the son of Eric and Gwen King.

Phone Scam Tactic on the Rise

MUNCIE, Ind. - Be aware that the criminals calling your cell phones and home phones are adding a new feature to their attempts to get your information. They are masking the phone number to show your own number; it looks like your phone is calling you.  They are betting that you’ll be more likely  to answer and respond to a call if it is your own phone number if for no other reason other than curiosity.

FBI Warns of Fraudulent Invoice Scam

MUNCIE, Ind. - The FBI and Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) are warning businesses that a specific email fraud scam is escalating. This scam normally involves a person receiving an email at their business address that seems to be a legitimate invoice from a vendor requesting payment via a wire transfer to a designated bank account. The FBI reports that the emails are altered to make it difficult to identify the true sender of the email and is usually not caught until after the money has been transferred. 

Michigan Road: Our Newest Banking Center

True Community Banking, Now on Michigan Road.

Join us for food, fun, prizes, and special offers at our grand opening!

Donation Helps Feed Decatur Families

Andrew Morehouse, branch manager for First Merchants Bank presents Karen Carty with a check for HERO Meals in the local school system.DECATUR, Ind. - First Merchants employees recently supported the local HERO Meals program in Decatur with a monetary donation, raised from 'blue jean Fridays' at the bank earlier this year. This year, the program provided 90 children from Northwest, Southeast and St.

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