First Merchants held our 2019 Gold Shield Awards on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at the Horizon Convention Center in Muncie, IN. The day was focused on recognizing our best and brightest, providing 40 awards in the areas of Sales Excellence, Service Excellence, Cornerstone Excellence and Community Excellence.
Forbes has released its 2019 list of “America’s Best Banks” and for the second straight year, First Merchants Bank, one of Indiana’s legacy financial institution sits near the top. As the largest financial services holding company in Central Indiana and second largest in the state, First Merchants was ranked by Forbes as the country’s second best bank.
First Merchant's Lakeshore Region's recent jeans day for Foodbank of Northwest Indiana was a huge sucess. The mission of the Foodbank is to alleviate hunger by acquiring and distributing food to people in need, promoting solutions that advance self-sufficiency and hunger relief, and leading our region in the fight against hunger.
As a result of First Merchant's Lakeshore Region's recent jeans day for Opportunity Enterprises, and a few very generous additional donations from team members, over $1,500 was raised to provide Opportunity Enterprises with a commercial washer and dryer for one of their respite homes.