Local Children Receive School Supplies

Stuff the bus event at the Muncie main officeMUNCIE, Ind. - Throughout the month of July, all Delaware County Banking Centers and the Data Center were collection locations for the Hearts and Hands United 7th Annual Tools for School supply drive.

Employees Help Build Habitat for Humanity Home

First Merchants Bank employees volunteered at a recent Habitat for Humanity buildMUNCIE, Ind. - On Friday, July 12, First Merchants Bank, Muncie Region celebrated a Community Day volunteering with Habitat for Humanity to help build a home in Muncie. Twelve volunteers worked on completing the insulation installation, hanging exterior siding, interior door hardware and general site clean up.

First Merchants Awards Scholarship to Bellmont Teen

Decatur Market President Dean Fuelling presents a scholarship check to Bellmont's Josh Hall.DECATUR, Ind. - First Merchants Bank recently awarded a $1,000 college scholarship to Bellmont High School graduate Josh Hall. Josh will be a freshman at Ball State University this fall, pursuing a degree in Business.

FMB Sponsors Ladies Golf Competition

WABASH, Ind. - First Merchants once again sponsored this year's Ladies’ Golf Association competition at the Honeywell golf course in Wabash. First Merchants personal lender Tony Milllspaugh handed out prizes to the top two teams at the June 4 event.

The winning team, with a score of 111, was Lana Garber, Shirley Walter, Jane Mann and Jayne Pepple. Placing second was the team of Loretta Cornwell, Sandi Kastner, Ann Ridenour and Connie Squires with a score of 117.

Mobile phone malware alert

RSA is reporting new malware that begins by infecting your PC and then tricks you into downloading malware to your smartphone. The malware is designed to intercept text messages that pertain to bank accounts. Here is what to watch for:

Small Business Week Events Scheduled June 17-21

MUNCIE, Ind. - As part of this year's National Small Business Week, June 17-21, the Indiana District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration will be participating in a series of workshops and events across the state. As an SBA Preferred lender, First Merchants supports their efforts and the small businesses they serve.

First Merchants Serves: Red-tail Land Conservancy

First Merchants Serves logoMUNCIE, Ind. - On Friday, April 26, 15 First Merchants employees got 'outside' their comfort zone and participated in the first Delaware County 2013 First Merchants Community Day event at the Red-tail Nature Preserve.

Artie Isaac Offers Resources to CNB Spring Seminar Attendees

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Commerce National Bank’s 2013 Spring Seminar featured speaker Artie Isaac. It was a fun and energetic group to which Artie presented Creativity and Innovation, an interactive presentation that lead the audience through the psychology and behaviors of highly creative people. Below are Artie's notes on ways to apply his methods to your own challenges and opportunities!

First Merchants Supports Interlock Autism Event

Lisa Funkhouser, First Merchants Trust Company;  Muncie Mayor Dennis Tyler; and Chad Shelley, Madison Street Banking Center Manager, show their support at the 2013 Autism Walk, 5K Run and Silent Auction.MUNCIE, Ind. - First Merchants Bank was a supporter of the 2013 Autism Walk, 5K Run and Silent Auction held on April 27 at the Delaware County Fairgrounds.

First Merchants Corporation and CFS Bancorp, Inc. Announce the Signing of a Definitive Merger Agreement

MUNCIE, Ind. and MUNSTER, Ind. - First Merchants Corporation (NASDAQ: FRME) and CFS Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: CITZ) today announced they have executed a definitive agreement whereby CFS will merge with and into First Merchants, and its wholly-owned bank subsidiary, Citizens Financial Bank, will merge with and into First Merchants Bank, NA.

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