Advisory Board Member Receives Business of the Year Honor

Dean Fuelling and Greg FlemingDECATUR, 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.

First Merchants Sponsors Polar Plunge

First Merchants' Mike Morelli takes the Polar PlungeMUNCIE, 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.

CNB Economic Forecast Features Economist Michael Hicks

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.

File Your Taxes for Free Online

Happy, smiling family

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.

First Merchants and IU Health Present Checks to Hendricks County Schools

Plainfield check presentation

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.

Annual Holiday Tradition Benefits 150 Children

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.

Employees Adopt Family for Holidays Through Bridges Community Services

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.

FMB donates to Shop With a Cop

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.

Brunch With Santa in Wabash

WABASH, Ind. - Join First Merchants at Eugenia’s Restaurant in the Honeywell Center for this year's Brunch with Santa, Sunday, December 15 or 22, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Get free pictures with Santa at the event courtesy of First Merchants Bank (don’t forget your own camera as well)!

New Carmel Location Coming Spring 2014

First Merchants Michigan Road banking center groundbreakingCARMEL, Ind. - On Monday, December 2 at 1:00 p.m., First Merchants Chief Banking Officer Mike Stewart and First Merchants Bank Regional President Mike Hurst joined First Merchants facilities and banking center team members to celebrate the commencement of construction for a new First Merchants banking center.

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