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Success Stories


Banking is about discovering new opportunities for your future - to grow businesses, strengthen communities, and improve lives. Whatever your goal, First Merchants sees beyond the numbers to help make it happen - using powerful financial resources, prompt local decisions, and personal attention.

We've made it happen for our customers for more than 120 years. Now, we're honored to share some of their stories - from helping a business owner seize his opportunity to helping grow a local business.

Coolman Communities
When a long time business changed hands, First Merchants stepped in to help the new ownership.
Anderson's Winery
When an entrepreneur with decades of experience launched her business, First Merchants was there to support her.
Bake Me Happy
First Merchants Bank to help secure a 504 Small Business Loan in order to purchase and renovate their own storefront.
Caribbean Pools
Whatever your goal, rely on our commercial banking solutions to make it happen for you and your business.
Baseball Institute
We needed a space we could call our own for years to come, First Merchants made it happen.
Michael Withey
When a growing company needed to seize an opportunity, First Merchants acted fast to help.
Kevin Lhotak
When a small business clients had concerns about the merger with First Merchants, First Merchants acted fast to earn their trust.
Erik Hansen
When an entrepreneur had a dream of starting his own business, First Merchants acted fast to help.
Erik Popov
When a local trucking company needed help growing their business, First Merchants acted fast to help.