Brunch With Santa in Wabash

WABASH, Ind. - Join First Merchants at Eugenia’s Restaurant in the Honeywell Center for this year's Brunch with Santa, Sunday, December 15 or 22, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Get free pictures with Santa at the event courtesy of First Merchants Bank (don’t forget your own camera as well)!

New Carmel Location Coming Spring 2014

First Merchants Michigan Road banking center groundbreakingCARMEL, Ind. - On Monday, December 2 at 1:00 p.m., First Merchants Chief Banking Officer Mike Stewart and First Merchants Bank Regional President Mike Hurst joined First Merchants facilities and banking center team members to celebrate the commencement of construction for a new First Merchants banking center.

First Merchants Corporation Elects F. Howard Halderman to Its Board of Directors

Howard HaldermanMUNCIE, Ind. - First Merchants Corporation (NASDAQ: FRME) has elected F. Howard Halderman to the Board of Directors for First Merchants Corporation and First Merchants Bank, N.A. Mr.

Regional President Karen Karmolinski Featured in M Magazine

Karen KarmolinskiMUNCIE, Ind. - First Merchants Bank Regional President Karen Karmolinski has been profiled in an article in the local M Magazine, a publication showcasing topics relating to Muncie and East Central Indiana.

Kokomo employees decorate tree for charity

KOKOMO, Ind. - Employees from First Merchants' Kokomo banking center have decorated a holiday tree to be displayed and auctioned off for charity, as part of the 21st annual We Care Trim-A-Tree Festival.

First Merchants Corporation Announces the Completion of Merger with CFS Bancorp

MUNCIE, Ind. - First Merchants Corporation (NASDAQ: FRME) successfully completed its previously announced merger with CFS Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: CITZ), of Munster, Indiana on Tuesday, November 12, 2013. In connection with the merger, Citizens Financial Bank has also merged with and into First Merchants Bank. The combined First Merchants Bank has 95 banking centers in Illinois, Indiana and Ohio and approximately $3.5 billion in loans, $4.3 billion in deposits, and total assets and shareholders’ equity of $5.5 billion and $653 million, respectively.

FMB Sponsors Annual Chamber Meeting

Karen KarmolinskiMUNCIE, Ind. - First Merchants Bank, Muncie Region, was the presenting sponsor for The Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce 119th Annual Meeting held October 24th at the Horizon Convention Center. The annual meeting included a dinner, silent auction and awards ceremony.

First Merchants Gives United

United Way logoMUNCIE, Ind. - Thursday October 17, 2013, marked the end of the United Way of Delaware County fundraising campaign at First Merchants Corporation, and it ended big!  First Merchants is the epitome of what it means to LIVE UNITED. They are the true definition of their motto: The Strength of Big, The Service of Small.

Decatur Employees Erect FMB Scarecrow

FMB's Ruth Hutker and Jenny Buchan present Duane the scarecrow for your Callithumpian consideration.DECATUR, Ind.

Jack Demaree Dons Platforms for YWCA's Walk In Her Heels

First Merchants' Jack Demaree dons platforms during the YWCA's Walk In Her Heels event.MUNCIE, Ind. - First Merchants Bank, Muncie Region was a sponsor of the 2013 Walk In Her Heels event, benefiting the YWCA of Muncie. The September 21 event featured more than 20 men traversing an entire block wearing 2+ inch high heels.