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.

Employees Attend Auction for Children's Center

Kevin Eckerty and Erin McLaughlin show off artwork created by children attending Huffer Memorial Children's CenterMUNCIE, Ind. - In support of the Huffer Memorial Children's Center, First Merchants Bank employees attended their silent auction and open house on Thursday, April 25, 2013. The silent auction included art created by the children who attend Huffer.

CNB Celebrates Earth Day with Recycle-O-Rama Event

Jessica Gliha and Jessie Soto of Commerce National Bank present Angie Leonard, Operation Feed Campaign Coordinator at MidOhio Foodbank with proceeds from CNB’s Recycle-O-Rama Event for this year’s Operation Feed Campaign taking place officially during the month of June.COLUMBUS, Ohio - In honor of Earth Day, Commerce National Bank recently hosted its fourth annual Recycle-O-Rama event.  We were able to collect over 30 coats and can

Donations benefit Portland food bank

PORTLAND, Ind. - Portland employees of First Merchants Bank recently supported Girl Scout Troop 3047 of Jay County in “Scouting for Food 2013.” Employees donated a variety of food items as well as financial donations. The troop will be delivering all the food donations to the Helping Hands Food Bank in Portland.

For more information about the food bank and information on how to donate, call 260.726.9318.

Commerce Volunteers Help Bring Smiles

CNB volunteers partner with Fixari Family Dental to provide dental services for freeCOLUMBUS, Ohio - Fixari Dental’s second annual free dentistry day, aimed at providing support to adult patients who are otherwise unable to afford dental care, was held Friday, April 5.  That day, customers were offered one free service: an extraction,

Commerce National Bank featured in new book by best-selling author

Mark SanbornCOLUMBUS, Ohio - Commerce National Bank has been profiled in a new book by leadership expert Mark Sanborn, author of New York Times best seller The Fred Factor and CNB’s speaker for their 2012 Spring Seminar & Network Fair.

Fred 2.0: New Ideas on How to Keep Delivering Extraordinary Results, was released this month. Says Jennifer Griffith of Commerce National Bank: