DECATUR, Ind. – First Merchants Bank in Decatur donated $100 to the Adams County Boys and Girls Club. The bank employees celebrated Casual Friday by collecting donations from employees in exchange for the opportunity to wear jeans and tennis shoes to work. The funds raised were used to purchase art supplies, games and cake mixes.
DECATUR, Ind. - First Merchants Bank in Decatur was awarded a plaque at this year’s July 4th celebration in Downtown Decatur. The award was presented for 20 years of financial support for the Decatur fireworks display. Banking Center Manager Andrew Morehouse accepted the plaque on behalf of First Merchants Bank.
WABASH, Ind.— Members of the First Merchants Bank family were on hand to present checks totaling $22,083 to Ivy Tech Community College of Wabash, Ind. from the Pauline Barker Education Trust. First Merchants Bank is the trustee for the Barker Trust Fund and is responsible for administering the trust. Tony Millspaugh, consumer lending manager; Aaron Campbell, relationship manager; and Laura Moorman, personal trust officer, assisted in presenting Ivy Tech the checks that will continue various programs the college has in place.
DECATUR, Ind. – First Merchants Bank collected personal hygiene items for the Adams Wells Crisis Center through the month of February. Each quarter, bank employees pick a local nonprofit agency to support. This month, employees were given the option to wear jeans and their favorite team jersey to work in exchange for a donation.
MUNCIE, Ind. – First Merchants is a major sponsor of the Rialzo III Charity Gala for Meridian Health Services at the Horizon Convention Center on May 19 at 5:30 p.m.
Rialzo is Meridian Health Services’ annual charity gala celebrating the harmony of “whole person” health. This year’s event, “Pointing to a Healthier Future,” benefits the organization’s children’s and family programs. The program features an elegant dinner, dancing, fundraiser auctions and a performance by the Grammy-award winning Pointer Sisters.
MUNCIE, Ind. - First Merchants Bank, First Merchants Trust Company and First Merchants Insurance Group were major sponsors of the Motivate Our Minds 25th
CARMEL, Ind. - First Merchants Bank will be among the glitzy and glamorous as it co-sponsors the Encore Celebration Gala on June 16 at The Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel. The bank will sponsor the First Merchants Bank Red Carpet Cocktail Reception leading up to the inaugural induction ceremony for the Great American Songbook Hall of Fame. The 2012 honorees will include Cole Porter, Barry Manilow, and Alan and Marilyn Bergman. In addition to this summer’s event, First Merchants Bank plans to sponsor the Encore Celebration Gala for the next two years.
MUNCIE, Ind. - The First Merchants family received three awards this week as a part of Muncie Area’s Finest, the readers’ choice poll from The Star Press. Readers named First Merchants Bank the ‘Best Bank to Get a Loan’ and the ‘Best Bank to Get a Mortgage.’ First Merchants Trust Company won the award for ‘Best Place for Financial Planning.’
GREENWOOD, Ind. - First Merchants Charitable Foundation, Inc. is awarding its annual grants to local charitable organizations in six counties across Indiana. It will award a total of $45,000 in grants this year to various community organizations in Hendricks, Montgomery, Clinton, Johnson, Morgan and Brown counties. The foundation has issued a total of almost $1.5 million in grants since it was formed in 1998.
WABASH, Ind. - Employees of the First Merchants Wabash banking centers joined the fight against cancer on June 8 and 9 in the Wabash Relay for Life. Team First Merchants was among about 12 teams walking continually through the night to raise awareness and financial support for cancer research.