Economist Predicts Trends for 2015 at CNB Event

Dr. Michael Hicks speaks at the 2015 Commerce National Bank Economic Forecast

COLUMBUS, Ohio - On January 15th 2015, Commerce National Bank welcomed Dr. Michael Hicks, PhD, from Ball State University to speak on National, Midwest and Local economic trends for the year. The event was hosted at the Ohio 4H Center on the OSU Campus and breakfast was catered by Made From Scratch. 

First Merchants Corporation and C Financial Corporation Announce the Signing of a Definitive Merger Agreement

MUNCIE, Ind. & COLUMBUS, Ohio - First Merchants Corporation (NASDAQ: FRME) and C Financial Corporation announced they have executed a definitive merger agreement whereby C Financial Corporation will merge with and into First Merchants Corporation, and its wholly owned bank subsidiary, Cooper State Bank, will merge with and into First Merchants Bank, N.A.

CNB Celebrates a Second Year of Cristo Rey Sponsorship!

OCC Warns of Phishing Attempt

MUNCIE, Ind. - The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) has issued a phishing warning regarding the following excerpt:

Fictitious correspondence, allegedly issued by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) regarding funds purportedly under the control of the OCC and possibly other government entities, is in circulation. Correspondence may be distributed via email, fax, or postal mail.

First Merchants Corporation Announces the Completion of its Merger with Community Bancshares, Inc.

MUNCIE, Ind. - First Merchants Corporation (NASDAQ: FRME) successfully completed its previously announced merger with Community Bancshares, Inc., of Noblesville, Indiana on Friday, November 7, 2014. In connection with the merger, Community Bank has also merged with and into First Merchants Bank. The combined First Merchants Bank has 107 banking centers in Illinois, Indiana and Ohio and approximately $5.9 billion in assets, $3.9 billion in loans, $4.6 billion in deposits, and total shareholders’ equity of $700 million.

Richmond Team Participates in BRAvo! Event

RICHMOND, Ind. - BRAvo! is a Reid Foundation initiative that brings joy to the serious matter of breast cancer. Community members are invited to decorate a bra that tells a story related to strength and survival, perhaps in honor of a breast cancer survivor or in memory of a loved one who had the disease.

Richmond Team Raises Money for ALS Research

RICHMOND, Ind. - In early September, Richmond First Merchants team members were challenged to raise money for ALS research by Banking Center Manager Traci Saunders and Market President Lee Elzemeyer. If the challenge was reached, Traci would participate in the ice bucket challenge.

Wild for Wildlife 5K Run/Walk Memorial Race Benefits Kyle Miller Memorial Fund

Photos from the Kyle Miller Memorial Fund 5K

Commerce Employees Ride to End Cancer


CNB Named “Best Employer” Four Years Running

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Commerce National Bank was recently named as one of the 2014 Best Employers in Ohio. The annual list of the Best Employers in Ohio was created by the Ohio SHRM State Council and Best Companies Group.