Concerned About the Heartbleed Bug? Our Systems Are Not at Risk

MUNCIE, Ind. - Many of you have read the  media reports about the Heartbleed bug, an OpenSSL vulnerability that can be used to expose user names and passwords through the use of the Internet.

First Merchants bank has assessed this vulnerability and can assure you that our systems are not at risk to this vulnerability.

Employees Volunteer With Habitat for Humanity

First Merchants volunteersMUNCIE, Ind. - On February 21, a group of ten Delaware County First Merchants employees used their First Merchants Serves Community Day to volunteer with Greater Muncie, Indiana Habitat for Humanity.

Information About Apple's Security Flaw

MUNCIE, Ind. - You may have read information regarding the very serious security flaw in iPhones, iPods, and iPads.  The flaw allows hackers to intercept any encrypted data from a user when on a Wi-Fi network and other connections.  This includes e-mails, log in credential, and credit card information.  This possibly affects Mac computers as well.  Apple has released a patch for this flaw for iPhones, iPods, and iPads (Mac’s will be updated soon), but you should take some steps to ensure you are protected.

On the positive side, many iPhones and iPads are set to auto update. 

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.

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.

First Merchants Corporation Elects F. Howard Halderman to Its Board of Directors

Howard HaldermanMUNCIE, Ind. - First Merchants Corporation (NASDAQ: FRME) has elected F. Howard Halderman to the Board of Directors for First Merchants Corporation and First Merchants Bank, N.A. Mr.

Regional President Karen Karmolinski Featured in M Magazine

Karen KarmolinskiMUNCIE, Ind. - First Merchants Bank Regional President Karen Karmolinski has been profiled in an article in the local M Magazine, a publication showcasing topics relating to Muncie and East Central Indiana.

First Merchants Corporation Announces the Completion of Merger with CFS Bancorp

MUNCIE, Ind. - First Merchants Corporation (NASDAQ: FRME) successfully completed its previously announced merger with CFS Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: CITZ), of Munster, Indiana on Tuesday, November 12, 2013. In connection with the merger, Citizens Financial Bank has also merged with and into First Merchants Bank. The combined First Merchants Bank has 95 banking centers in Illinois, Indiana and Ohio and approximately $3.5 billion in loans, $4.3 billion in deposits, and total assets and shareholders’ equity of $5.5 billion and $653 million, respectively.

First Merchants Gives United

United Way logoMUNCIE, Ind. - Thursday October 17, 2013, marked the end of the United Way of Delaware County fundraising campaign at First Merchants Corporation, and it ended big!  First Merchants is the epitome of what it means to LIVE UNITED. They are the true definition of their motto: The Strength of Big, The Service of Small.

Dragstrip Dash: Oct. 26

Dragstrip Dash logoPLAINFIELD, Ind. - Want to run on the dragstrip at Lucas Oil Raceway?

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