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:

First Merchants Celebrates Grand Reopening of Shelbyville Banking Center

SHELBYVILLE, Ind.-First Merchants Bank welcomed customers, guests and the community during the Shelbyville Banking Center grand reopening event on Thursday, January 17. In celebration of the newly remodeled building, located at 29 East Washington Street, a day of fun and celebration was capped off by commentary by Tom DeBaun, Shelbyville Mayor; First Merchants Corporation Chief Executive Officer Michael C. Rechin; and Larry Lux, Market President.

Habitat for Humanity Benefits from Dragstrip Dash Event

Cathy Stoll, Marketing Director for IU Health West Hospital, John Skelton and Mary Keevers from First Merchants present a check for $3,000 to Craig Brighton, Executive Director for Habitat for Humanity of Hendricks County.PLAINFIELD, Ind. - First Merchants Bank and IU Health West Hospital were proud to present a donation of $3,000 to Habitat for Humanity of Hendricks County recently.

Survey: Business owners' outlooks for 2013 vary

First Merchants Bank, and its divisions, Lafayette Bank & Trust and Commerce National Bank, have released results from a recent survey of business owners in their markets. The survey, part of an outreach effort targeting local business owners, asked for predictions about the economy, business conditions in 2013, and future business challenges.

First Merchants Awards Scholarship to Adams County Teen

Decatur Market President Dean Fuelling presents a scholarship check to Adams Central's Madison Johnson.DECATUR, Ind. - First Merchants Bank recently awarded a $1,000 college scholarship to Adams Central High School graduate Madison Johnson. The daughter of Daryl and Kim Johnson, Madison is a freshman at Huntington University pursuing a degree in Accounting.

Employees Give Christmas Gifts to Delaware County Children

Gifts for dozens of local children enrolled in Head Start of Delaware County await delivery under the Christmas tree at the Muncie Downtown First Merchants banking center.MUNCIE, Ind.

Bank Sponsors Scholarship Fair for Morgan County

Mooresville Banking Center Manager Ashley Duke presents Angela Kath, President of the Mooresville Chamber of Commerce, with a $500 donation to the county-wide scholarship fair.MOORESVILLE, Ind.