MUNCIE, Ind. - Chad Shelly, Banking Center Manager at First Merchants' Madison Street location, was recently awarded the Citizenship Award from the City of Muncie. The city betowed the award for Shelly's work with Interlock and the East Central Indiana autism community.
DECATUR, Ind. - First Merchants Bank recently donated $500 toward the renovation and 100-year rededication of the Adams County Peace Monument.
DECATUR, Ind. - First Merchants Bank recently awarded a $1,000 college scholarship to Adams Central High School graduate Kristin Broderick. Kristin will be a freshman at Ball State University this fall, studying accounting and business.
There are reports of fraudulent phone calls being placed by criminals purporting to be from the Social Security Office. The criminals have some information (i.e. name, account number) to make the calls sound legitimate but are requesting verification in regards to the customer’s financial institution in order to send the card out in the mail.
This would not be normal practice of the Social Security Office or a financial institution.
MUNCIE, Ind. - Throughout the month of July, all Delaware County Banking Centers and the Data Center were collection locations for the Hearts and Hands United 7th Annual Tools for School supply drive.
MUNCIE, Ind. - On Friday, July 12, First Merchants Bank, Muncie Region celebrated a Community Day volunteering with Habitat for Humanity to help build a home in Muncie. Twelve volunteers worked on completing the insulation installation, hanging exterior siding, interior door hardware and general site clean up.
DECATUR, Ind. - First Merchants Bank recently awarded a $1,000 college scholarship to Bellmont High School graduate Josh Hall. Josh will be a freshman at Ball State University this fall, pursuing a degree in Business.
WABASH, Ind. - First Merchants once again sponsored this year's Ladies Golf Association competition at the Honeywell golf course in Wabash. First Merchants personal lender Tony Milllspaugh handed out prizes to the top two teams at the June 4 event.
The winning team, with a score of 111, was Lana Garber, Shirley Walter, Jane Mann and Jayne Pepple. Placing second was the team of Loretta Cornwell, Sandi Kastner, Ann Ridenour and Connie Squires with a score of 117.
RSA is reporting new malware that begins by infecting your PC and then tricks you into downloading malware to your smartphone. The malware is designed to intercept text messages that pertain to bank accounts. Here is what to watch for:
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.