First Merchants Supports Interlock Autism Event

Lisa Funkhouser, First Merchants Trust Company;  Muncie Mayor Dennis Tyler; and Chad Shelley, Madison Street Banking Center Manager, show their support at the 2013 Autism Walk, 5K Run and Silent Auction.MUNCIE, Ind. - First Merchants Bank was a supporter of the 2013 Autism Walk, 5K Run and Silent Auction held on April 27 at the Delaware County Fairgrounds.

First Merchants Corporation and CFS Bancorp, Inc. Announce the Signing of a Definitive Merger Agreement

MUNCIE, Ind. and MUNSTER, Ind. - First Merchants Corporation (NASDAQ: FRME) and CFS Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: CITZ) today announced they have executed a definitive agreement whereby CFS will merge with and into First Merchants, and its wholly-owned bank subsidiary, Citizens Financial Bank, will merge with and into First Merchants Bank, NA.

Employees Attend Auction for Children's Center

Kevin Eckerty and Erin McLaughlin show off artwork created by children attending Huffer Memorial Children's CenterMUNCIE, Ind. - In support of the Huffer Memorial Children's Center, First Merchants Bank employees attended their silent auction and open house on Thursday, April 25, 2013. The silent auction included art created by the children who attend Huffer.

Donations benefit Portland food bank

PORTLAND, Ind. - Portland employees of First Merchants Bank recently supported Girl Scout Troop 3047 of Jay County in “Scouting for Food 2013.” Employees donated a variety of food items as well as financial donations. The troop will be delivering all the food donations to the Helping Hands Food Bank in Portland.

For more information about the food bank and information on how to donate, call 260.726.9318.

Phishing Text Message - ALERT To Customers

Criminals have been adding phishing phone calls and phishing text messaging to their methods of stealing your personal information. They are sending unexpected communications that state there is some sort of problem with your account. Then they instruct you to provide your personal information. This should not be trusted.

Jack Demaree Receives Spirit of Muncie Award

MUNCIE, Ind. - Jack Demaree has been named the recipient of the 2013 Al Rent Spirit of Muncie Award, awarded by the Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce Thursday, March 14, 2013 at the Chamber Champions awards luncheon.

First Merchants Employees Give to Decatur Food Pantry

First Merchants' Dean Fuelling presents a check to John and Myra McCullough to benefit St. Mark's United Methodist Church Food Pantry.DECATUR, Ind. - First Merchants Bank employees in Decatur recently took up a collection of $100 for the St. Mark's United Methodist Church Food Pantry, enough to provide a week’s worth of food to more than 40 people.

Bank Donates Coin to Benefit Adams County Youth Organization

Ben Liechty, Dave Hill, and Dean Fuelling show off the American Silver Eagle coin, to be auctioned off to benefit Youth for Christ.DECATUR, Ind. - First Merchants Bank recently donated an American Silver Eagle dollar coin to be auctioned off at the Adams/Wells County Youth for Christ Auction, scheduled for 8 a.m. Saturday, March 2.

Meet the Henry County Hot Shots at First Merchants Bank

SULPHUR SPRINGS, Ind. – The coach and players of the Henry County Hot Shots, a wheelchair soccer team based in New Castle, will host a community meet and greet Friday, February 22 from 3-5 p.m., at First Merchants Bank, 105 East Main Street in Sulphur Springs.

Bank Sponsors Wabash Economic Outlook Forum

WABASH, Ind.-First Merchants Bank is teaming up with the Wabash County Chamber of Commerce to present an Economic Outlook Forum this Wednesday, January 30, 2013. The forum will be at the REMC Building's Community Room, 350 Wedcor Drive, in Wabash from 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Moderated by Janice Bailey, Executive Director of Ivy Tech Corporate College, the economic forum will feature panelists including: