MUNCIE, Ind. - You may have read information regarding the very serious security flaw in iPhones, iPods, and iPads. The flaw allows hackers to intercept any encrypted data from a user when on a Wi-Fi network and other connections. This includes e-mails, log in credential, and credit card information. This possibly affects Mac computers as well. Apple has released a patch for this flaw for iPhones, iPods, and iPads (Mac’s will be updated soon), but you should take some steps to ensure you are protected.
On the positive side, many iPhones and iPads are set to auto update.
DECATUR, Ind. - A member of the First Merchants East Region Advisory Board recently accepted the Large Business of the Year Award, awarded by the Decatur Chamber of Commerce.
MUNCIE, Ind. - First Merchants Bank, Muncie Region, was a sponsor of the Ball State “Freezin’ for a Reason” Polar Plunge benefiting Special Olympics Indiana. With the sponsorship comes the opportunity to have representatives take the plunge and representing First Merchants was Michael Morelli and John Callahan.
COLUMBUS, Ohio – At Commerce National Bank’s 2014 Economic Forecast, held on January 22 at the OSU 4-H Center, Regional President Jennifer Griffith welcomed and introduced economist Michael J. Hicks, PhD, Professor of Economics and Director of the Center for Business and Economic Research at Ball State University. This is Dr. Hicks' first appearance at the annual event.
MUNCIE, Ind. - First Merchants is proud to partner with United Way to support the MyFreeTaxes program, which provides free state and federal tax preparation and filing assistance for qualified individuals.
INDIANAPOLIS - Proceeds from the second annual Dragstrip Dash, presented by First Merchants and IU Health West Hospital, have been awarded to local Hendricks County school systems.
MUNCIE, Ind. - The generosity of First Merchants employees helped make the recent holiday season brighter for dozens of local children. Part of an annual tradition, a total of 150 children in nine classrooms at the Head Start of Delaware County received gifts from employees of First Merchants Corporation, First Merchants Bank, First Merchants Trust Company and First Merchants Insurance Group this year.
MUNCIE, Ind. - The First Merchants Muncie Executive and Commercial Lending Team adopted a family with three children from Bridges Community Services for Christmas this year. Team members donated money and shopped for gifts, and all presents were wrapped and gathered together by the team. Stockings were filled for the two girls and boy. A family gift basket for the bathroom and kitchen was also purchased.
WABASH, Ind. - First Merchants Wabash banking centers collected more than $200 for local youth Brenton Yarger, to help with his annual Shop With a Cop donations. This is the third year Brenton has raised money for Shop With a Cop; in the last two years, he has raised almost $5,000 to help local children have presents during the holiday season.