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Decatur Banking Center Donates to Adams Wells Crisis Center

DECATUR, Ind. – First Merchants Bank collected personal hygiene items for the Adams Wells Crisis Center through the month of February. Each quarter, bank employees pick a local nonprofit agency to support. This month, employees were given the option to wear jeans and their favorite team jersey to work in exchange for a donation.

First Merchants Presents Rialzo III Charity Gala

MUNCIE, Ind. – First Merchants is a major sponsor of the Rialzo III Charity Gala for Meridian Health Services at the Horizon Convention Center on May 19 at 5:30 p.m.

Rialzo is Meridian Health Services’ annual charity gala celebrating the harmony of “whole person” health. This year’s event, “Pointing to a Healthier Future,” benefits the organization’s children’s and family programs. The program features an elegant dinner, dancing, fundraiser auctions and a performance by the Grammy-award winning Pointer Sisters.

First Merchants Sponsors Motivate Our Minds 25th Anniversary Celebration

MUNCIE, Ind. - First Merchants Bank, First Merchants Trust Company and First Merchants Insurance Group were major sponsors of the Motivate Our Minds 25th Anniversary Celebration.

Commerce Hosts 2012 Recycle-O-Rama

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Commerce National Bank held its annual Recycle-O-Rama on Thursday, April 19th. The two-hour drive through recycling event was another resounding success. Box trucks from Shred-It, Possitivity and the Waste Not Center loaded up items for safe, secure disposal. 

Commerce Employees Volunteer at Mid-Ohio Foodbank

COLUMBUS, Ohio - On Wednesday, May 9, 2012, 11 Commerce National Bank employees had the opportunity to help provide food for those in need in our community. This 2012 Community Day was held at the Mid-Ohio Food Bank in Grove City, Ohio, where CNB staff helped sort and pack food for senior citizens' meals.

LBT Presents Fraud Prevention Seminar for Seniors

LAFAYETTE, Ind.- Financial Awareness and Fraud Prevention will be the topic of the educational seminar geared toward seniors, presented by Lafayette Bank & Trust on Wednesday, June 20. Lafayette Bank & Trust will present the seminar twice, once at 9 a.m. and again at 2 p.m. in the Community Room of its Main Office at 250 Main St., Lafayette, Indiana. Registration is required for the event by June 18. Attendees can register by email at or by phone at 765.423.7264.

FMB Sponsors Event at The Center for the Performing Arts

CARMEL, Ind. - First Merchants Bank will be among the glitzy and glamorous as it co-sponsors the Encore Celebration Gala on June 16 at The Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel. The bank will sponsor the First Merchants Bank Red Carpet Cocktail Reception leading up to the inaugural induction ceremony for the Great American Songbook Hall of Fame. The 2012 honorees will include Cole Porter, Barry Manilow, and Alan and Marilyn Bergman. In addition to this summer’s event, First Merchants Bank plans to sponsor the Encore Celebration Gala for the next two years.

CNB 2012 Spring Seminar and Network Fair a Resounding Success

COLUMBUS, Ohio- At the Commerce National Bank 2012 Spring Seminar, held at the Fawcett Center on the Ohio State University campus, the 300 attendees sat with riveted attention as Mark Sanborn challenged the audience to bring more enthusiasm and personal involvement to their everyday tasks.

First Merchants Named 'Muncie Area's Finest'

MUNCIE, Ind. - The First Merchants family received three awards this week as a part of Muncie Area’s Finest, the readers’ choice poll from The Star Press. Readers named First Merchants Bank the ‘Best Bank to Get a Loan’ and the ‘Best Bank to Get a Mortgage.’ First Merchants Trust Company won the award for ‘Best Place for Financial Planning.’