LBT Sponsors Chamber Dinner Keynote Speaker

LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Lafayette Bank & Trust is sponsoring this year’s keynote speaker at the Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce 2011 Annual Dinner on September 27, 2011. Rebecca Ryan will focus on the Greater Lafayette business community with a presentation based on her recent research and focus group studies with the Community of Choice Committee.

First Merchants Staff Gives Back to MOMs

MUNCIE, Ind. - First Merchants Bank employees recently traded in their work clothes for play clothes as they left their offices to volunteer at Motivate Our Minds (MOMs). On August 18 and 19, nearly 50 First Merchants Bank employees donated time and labor to clean up the MOMs facility at 2023 East Highland Avenue in Muncie.

FMB Supports ALS Awareness with Ice Cream Bash

WABASH, Ind. - On August 19 and 20, First Merchants employees teamed up with the Charley Creek Inn to hand out free ice cream to support the 12th Anniversary Dave Kunkel Cruise-In at the Honeywell Center in downtown Wabash, IN.

CNB Receives Award of Excellence

COLUMBUS, Ohio - At the 2011 Operation Feed Victory Party, held on the Ohio State University Campus August 25, Commerce National Bank (CNB) received the Award of Excellence. CNB was one of only nine businesses in the Columbus area who reached this benchmark level!

First Merchants Raises Cash to Repay TARP Funds

First Merchants Corporation (NASDAQ – FRME), announced that it has raised $21.2 million in a direct private placement of its common stock. First Merchants also announced that it has received preliminary approval to receive an investment of approximately $90.8 million in the Company’s preferred stock through the Small Business Lending Fund (SBLF).