St. Louis Homecoming
Wed, Nov 6, 2013

The St. Louis Homecoming Parade put the finishing touches on Spirit Week as the Sharks prepared to take on the St. Charles Bull Dogs during the Homecoming Football game.

Cheering on the St. Louis Sharks were:  Laura Crocker, Kristy Moore, Brandon McCann and Cassie Tobias from our St. Louis Branch.  They were joined by Fortune Freddy, Jared Warner, Amanda Ockert, Aiden, Ryan Ockert, Layla Swanson and Kayanne Swanson. 

Customer Appreciation Day in Fairview
Tue, Nov 5, 2013

Our Fairview office gave away two grand prizes during Customer Appreciation Day in October.

Rachelle Eastman was the lucky winner of the "Grilling Package" and Shelly Buchanan won the "Movie Night Package".  Congratulations, Rachelle and Shelly!

We are grateful for all of our customers - Thanks for banking with us! 

Autumn Celebration in Ionia!
Mon, Nov 4, 2013

On Thursday October 24 from 4-8 pm the streets of Ionia were alive with the 15th annual Autumn Celebration! This great family event features live music, trick or treating, costume contest, fire truck tours and even a bounce house....but most importantly the Chili Dawg Challenge, where local business take their shot at being voted the best Chili Dog around! All proceeds from this great event benefit the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization. Once again this year, our Firstbank crew was out in full force including everyone’s favorite moose...Fortune Freddy!!

Belding Firstbank Paints the Town Pink
Wed, Oct 9, 2013

The week of September 30th thru October 4th was Paint the Town Pink for Belding.  The B Foundation has organized a community wide campaign to help out our friends and neighbors struggling with cancer.  This is the third year of the event and on Friday October 4th the Belding Football team wore pink along with everyone around town including the Firstbank Belding crew. 

After the football game on Friday there was also a 5K glow walk / run that our Firstbank staff members, Dan Mitchell, Michele Krick, Crissa Snyder, Jen Ettinger and Sam Ford participated in and finished…all for a great cause!



Mark Szymczak Named 2012-13 Don Pavlik Optimist of the Year!
Fri, Sep 20, 2013

Congratulations to Mark Szymczak for being named 2012-13 Don Pavlik Optimist of the Year!   Mark is the Branch Manager of Alma’s Northtown office.  He has been a member of the Optimist Club of Gratiot County for 12 years and has served as Treasurer for many of those years.  “Mark embodies the spirit of the Optimist Creed.” said Optimist President, Glenn Thelen, when presenting the award.

 We are proud of you, Mark.  Thank you for your commitment and dedication to serving others in our community.  Congratulations!  


West Michigan "Pack the Bus" Campaign
Tue, Sep 3, 2013

Firstbank helps to “PACK THE BUS”

Once again this year the team at our Firstbank offices helped Ionia Public Schools in their efforts to collect school supplies for local youth in need.  Pictured here our very own Deb Hausserman along with volunteer Sharon Blanchard in front of the collection bus which made its appearance at 3 of our Firstbank offices in Ionia collecting donations. The goal this year was to collect 75 backpacks and school supplies to fill those backpacks and we are happy to announce that we were able to exceed that amount!  Thank you to all of you who were generous enough to stop by our location drop offs and contribute.  We could not have done it without your support.


2013 People's Choice Awards
Mon, Aug 26, 2013

Firstbank was recently recognized as favorite Bank in the Clinton County News People's Choice awards.  Congratulations to all of our team members at our St. Johns Downtown and St. Johns South branches!  We value your dedication and commitment to serving our customers and our community!  Thank you Clinton County for choosing Firstbank to receive this honor; we truly appreciate the trust and confidence you have placed in us!

Firstbank and Mercantile Bank Announce Merger
Thu, Aug 15, 2013

Tom Sullivan, President and CEO of Firstbank Corporation announce exciting news~


United Way-Stuff the Bus
Tue, Aug 13, 2013

Come help Firstbank provide school supplies for our local teachers and students!  We’ve teamed up with United Way of Isabella County to support their “Stuff the Bus” campaign.  Stop by any of the 4 Mt. Pleasant Firstbank locations to drop off your donation through August 16th and everything that is collected will go directly to Isabella County schools to help elementary students achieve their potential this school year!

Howard City Music in the Park
Fri, Aug 9, 2013

Every year the Howard City branch sponsors and donates concessions at the Howard City Music in the Park gatherings. It’s always a great time to tap your toes, show off your air guitar skills, and visit with the town folk. We also assist the Panhandle Area Chamber of Commerce with their night of concessions. Donating the beverages and a few extra hands. This year’s crew was awesome, had a great time. Amber B. (Independent Bank), Donna E. (Ericksen Cleaning), Stacy V. ( Sticks & Stones), Millianne L. (The RiverValley Shopper), and Firstbank staff – Lisa, Ashleigh, Tasha, and Michelle.

We always look forward to the Music in the Park gatherings. Great weather, great food, great company!



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