MUNCIE, Ind. - The Muncie region of First Merchants Bank, First Merchants Trust Company and First Merchants Insurance Group was the major sponsor of the 17th annual Indiana Economic Outlook 2013. The Indiana Economic Outlook is an annual luncheon and forecasting event held by the Ball State University Center for Business and Economic Research.
MARION, Ind. - First Merchants Meridian Plaza employees participated in a Habitat for Humanity build project on November 16. The build project took place southwest of Indianapolis. FMB employees installed exterior siding and interior trim, caulked throughout the home and painted interior walls. The experience was said to be very rewarding for all of the FMB participants.
As we enter the holiday season be aware not only consumer activity will be on the rise but criminals ramp up their efforts to gain access to personal information through various channels as well; phishing e-mails prompting clicking on links, text messages prompting a return call to provide information, phony businesses on social networks with malicious code ready to be installed, and non-legitimate websites claiming to have the "hot" gift of the season.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - On November 5, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) issued a warning regarding a ficticious correspondence. The communication is being delivered by e-mail, fax and physical letters. It presents itself as issued by the OCC claiming that the OCC is involved in holding funds for the benefit of the person receiving the communication. It is false. The OCC does not participate in the transfer of funds for, or on behalf of, individuals, business enterprises, or governmental entities.
MOORELAND, Ind. - First Merchants Bank is sponsoring a holiday tree at the annual Wilbur Wright Birthplace and Museum Christmas Tree Festival. First Merchants employees decorated the tree, themed "The Gold Rush." The decorations were inspired by First Merchants' gold shield logo.
MUNCIE, Ind. - First Merchant's Jeff Parsons was awarded the John W. and Janice B. Fisher Governance Award at the Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner on October 25.
SULPHUR SPRINGS, Ind. - Local music group Walker County held a CD release party at the First Merchants parking lot in Sulphur Springs on October 20. Approximately 100 people attended the CD release party. Walker County performed for attendees and had a meet-and-greet session at the celebration.
DECATUR, Ind. – On Tuesday, October 16, volunteers from First Merchants Bank in Decatur participated in the annual United Way Community Market Day at a local grocery store. Volunteers bagged groceries, helped customers to their cars, retrieved carts, and collected receipts and donations to the United Way. First Merchants’ volunteers donated one hour per person.