OCC Reports Fraudulent Communications

Fake correspondence, allegedly issued by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) regarding funds that are supposedly under the control of the OCC and other government entities is being distributed by criminals via e-mail, fax, and postal mail. Any document claiming that the OCC is involved in holding any funds for the benefit of any individual or entity is fraudulent and should not be responded to. The OCC does not participate in the transfer of funds for any person or entity.

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.

CNB Collects Gifts for Sam Bish Foundation

CNB employees Debbie Russ (left) and Zo Sellers show off the items employees collected for the Sam Bish Foundation.COLUMBUS, Ohio - This past holiday season, the Commerce National Bank team was thrilled to support the Sam Bish Foundation for the first time, by donating money and toy and craft items for kids. The nonprofit aims to bring "Hope, Support and Smiles to the kids and families going through a pediatric cance

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.

First Merchants Sponsors Economic Outlook Luncheon at BSU

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.