A big thanks to the Riley Family grandchildren for sharing a recent photo taken over the holidays of the whole gang wearing the Fortune Freddy t-shirts that they received when they opened their Kidsbank Saving Accounts. Looking good kids! Thanks again for sharing this picture!
At Firstbank we are always looking for ways to help and support our locat communites, and our Canadian Lakes branch is doing just that by collecting new and handmade hats, and mittens to help local children in need. Stop by our office anytime at 10049 Buchanan Rd in Canadian Lakes until February 15th to drop off your donated items in our lobby! There’s never been a better time to help out children in need this winter season!
Congratulations to our Firstbank Clare branch for being voted #1 bank in Clare by the readers of the Clare County Review! We are so happy to be a part of the Clare community and appreciate the trust and support that our customers have shown. Thank you to all who voted for us, we are truly honored by this award.
On December 21st Santa was able to take a few minutes out of his very busy schedule to stop by our Lakeview office and visit with kids, adults and even our very own Fortune Freddy! About 20 lucky children were able to talk with Santa, enjoy refreshments and take home a goody bag to commemorate the day. Thanks for stopping by Santa, we hope you can come and visit again next year!
Running is a passion for many of our Firstbank staff! Pictured here are members from our West M20 team; Ryan Speelman, Amy Ervin and Nick Krueger who participated in the 5K Run held during the annual Dickens Christmas Festival in downtown Mt. Pleasant on November 30 and December 1. Proceeds from the run benefit the local downtown area as well as the Striders Running Club. Dickens Christmas Festival is a tradition in Mt. Pleasant and features carolers, a lighted Christmas parade, and of course an opportunity for the little ones to see Santa and his reindeer!
On November 7th, The Mt. Pleasant Area Community Foundation’s Women Initiative held its’ annual “Looks Who’s Talking” event luncheon. This year’s speaker was Molly Barker, author and founder of Girls on the Run. Girls on the Run is a national council focused on helping young girls build and recognize their inner strength through activity and exercise.
The event was attended by 420 area women including our Firstbank team. Pictured here are; Amy Ervin, Faye Cole, Tracey Sallee, Teresa Rupert, Women’s Initiative Committee Member Cheryl Gaudard, Mary Kaye Plume, Karen McKenzie, Missy Lau, Michelle Barker.
The second week in September is Howard City's annual Scarecrow Contest. All the area businesses are asked to create a display for the contest and this year we chose to use the theme "What we do in the community with the Harvest Festival" Firstbank worked with that theme and created their display around it... "Harvesting what we plant in our community" The displays are judged by the Harvest Festival Queens Court who present the top display with winning recognition. So if you are driving through Howard City the second week in September be sure to look for the area scarecrow displays.
Amy Jo Ervin, Mt. Pleasant Westside Branch Manager, along with her husband and some of her children participated in the Firstbank’s first 5K run on Saturday, June 23rd. This event was organized and sponsored by Firstbank’s Employee Wellness program and all of the proceeds benefitted the Gratiot County Relay for Life. Amy finished first in the ladies' division of the run. We are so proud of the example you are setting for your family, Amy! Thank you for your dedication to health and supporting a great cause.
Helen and April Shanteau participated in the Firstbank’s first 5K walk on Saturday, June 23rd. This event was organized and sponsored by Firstbank’s Employee Wellness program and all of the proceeds benefitted the Gratiot County Relay for Life. Thank you for your dedication to wellness and the Relay!
Helen and April pose for a photo after crossing the finish line.