FMB Volunteers Build Habitat for Humanity Home

MARION, Ind. - First Merchants Meridian Plaza employees participated in a Habitat for Humanity build project on November 16. The build project took place southwest of Indianapolis. FMB employees installed exterior siding and interior trim, caulked throughout the home and painted interior walls. The experience was said to be very rewarding for all of the FMB participants.

WARNING Keep Your Information Safe This Shopping Season

As we enter the holiday season be aware not only consumer activity will be on the rise but criminals ramp up their efforts to gain access to personal information through various channels as well; phishing e-mails prompting clicking on links, text messages prompting a return call to provide information, phony businesses on social networks with malicious code ready to be installed, and non-legitimate websites claiming to have the "hot" gift of the season.

OCC Warning of False Communication

WASHINGTON, D.C. - On November 5, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) issued a warning regarding a ficticious correspondence. The communication is being delivered by e-mail, fax and physical letters. It presents itself as issued by the OCC claiming that the OCC is involved in holding funds for the benefit of the person receiving the communication. It is false. The OCC does not participate in the transfer of funds for, or on behalf of, individuals, business enterprises, or governmental entities.

Vote FMB at the Wilbur Wright Birthplace and Museum Tree Festival

MOORELAND, Ind. - First Merchants Bank is sponsoring a holiday tree at the annual Wilbur Wright Birthplace and Museum Christmas Tree Festival. First Merchants employees decorated the tree, themed "The Gold Rush." The decorations were inspired by First Merchants' gold shield logo.

Now Available: CNB BankNotes Newsletter 4Q2012

The latest edition of Commerce National Bank's BankNotes newsletter is now available. To view, simply select a link below.

FMB's Jeff Parsons Wins John W. and Janice B. Fisher Governance Award

MUNCIE, Ind. - First Merchant's Jeff Parsons was awarded the John W. and Janice B. Fisher Governance Award at the Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner on October 25.

Walker County Band Visits FMB

SULPHUR SPRINGS, Ind. - Local music group Walker County held a CD release party at the First Merchants parking lot in Sulphur Springs on October 20. Approximately 100 people attended the CD release party. Walker County performed for attendees and had a meet-and-greet session at the celebration.

FMB Bucket Brigade Supports United Way

Volunteers Support United Way Community Market

DECATUR, Ind. – On Tuesday, October 16, volunteers from First Merchants Bank in Decatur participated in the annual United Way Community Market Day at a local grocery store. Volunteers bagged groceries, helped customers to their cars, retrieved carts, and collected receipts and donations to the United Way. First Merchants’ volunteers donated one hour per person.

Security Alert: Smartphone Malware

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Smartphone Users Should be Aware of Malware Targeting Mobile Devices and Safety Measures to Help Avoid Compromise