Senior Scholars at the Free Fair Parade
Thu, Aug 11, 2011

Firstbank was a sponsor of the Ionia Free Fair again this year. We also took part in the parade, and had the senior scholars from Ionia High School ride on our float!













Ionia High School Senior Scholars on the Firstbank Float.

Remus Heritage Days
Wed, Aug 10, 2011

Remus Heritage Days was held in Remus on the weekend of July 15 and 16.

Some of the Remus employees with Fortune Freddy
(left to right) Mo Simon, Amy Noggle, Brandy Skinner, Char Snider, and Joyce Kain

The group that walked or rode in the parade with Fortune Freddy.


Cadillac Employees Volunteer for Health
Wed, Aug 10, 2011

On July 20th, 2011 Firstbank and Eagle Village teamed up to help distribute food to low income families.  Local volunteers help distribute healthy food twice a month. The theme for the day was “Have a peach of a day”. The Eagle Village students and staff gave out peaches to every person in attendance and made posters on the importance of having fruit in your diet to stay healthy. Firstbank sponsored all the T-shirts for Eagle Village and Firstbank employees were also volunteers. 

Thanks to Godfrey Chevrolet for sponsoring the truck of food, as well as the YMCA for putting on the challenge!

Chippewa Hills Rocket Football Sign Ups
Fri, Jul 29, 2011

On July 26th, 2011 Chippewa Hills High School hosted the Rocket Football sign ups.  The event draws in a great crowd and the Firstbank team helped support this great event by serving refreshments including hot dogs, chips, juice and water.  They received many thanks from the participants and they had a great time doing it! 

Ionia County Free Fair
Wed, Jul 27, 2011
Firstbank employees take part in the parade

The 2011 Ionia County Free Fair

Firstbank is a proud sponsor of the Ionia Free Fair which is held July 21st through the 30th.  The fair which began in 1915 is a 10 day event which features a parade and many exhibits including animals, arts, and crafts, games, a midway full of rides and of course some great entertainment.  Come and join us and be a part of Michigan's largest fair!

Bring Your Kids to Howard City
Mon, Jul 25, 2011

The Kelly Miller Circus is coming to Howard City!

August 26th the Kelly Miller Circus will be in town for two exciting shows; 4:30pm and 7:30pm.  In preperation for the big event Carlie and Charlie the Clowns are going to be visiting Firstbank on August 11th from 12:30pm to 1:30pm.  Bring your children into our branch for free photographs with two fun-loving clowns! Also enjoy some fresh popped popcorn while you visit.

We look forward to seeing you!

Howard City Branch 830 West Shaw Street Howard City, MI 49329

Cadillac North Grand Opening
Thu, Jun 30, 2011

We are pleased to offer another branch to serve the Cadillac and surrounding community!

Our new branch, which opened on June 1st, is proud to assist you with your financial needs.

Visit us at our Cadillac North Branch, located at:
8851 E. 34 Road
Cadillac, MI 49601











Pictured above: Deb Ballard, Branch Manager & Loan Officer of Cadillac North; Pete Stalker, Community Bank President; and Doug Ouellette, President & CEO of Firstbank–Mt. Pleasant at the Grand Opening on June 24th.

Greatest Kazoo Duck Race
Thu, Jun 30, 2011

If you’re feeling lucky, race a ducky!
Join us for the 21st Annual Greatest Kazoo Duck Race! This event raises money for Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan’s grief and loss program for children, called Journeys. Thousands of little plastic duckies will race down the Arcadia Creek during the Taste of Kalamazoo.

Saturday, July 23
Arcadia Creek near the Kalamazoo Museum

*You do not have to be present to win!

The first 25 ducks to cross the finish line will win fabulous prizes. We would like to thank all of our vendors for their generous donations!
Grand Prize: A two-night stay at the Kalamazoo Bed & Breakfast
2nd Place: Kalamazoo Family Fun Package
3rd Place: Sony Play Station 3
Along with 22 other various prizes!

Tickets are only $5 each with all proceeds going towards Journeys, and are available at all seven Keystone Community Bank locations.








Employees from the Portage Branch dressed to support the Duck Race

Gull Road Shred Day a Success
Wed, Jun 29, 2011

Gull Road held their Shred Day on Saturday, June 18th.

Thanks to everyone who came out to make it a successful day!








The Shred Day truck in front of the Gull Road Office








Some of our friendly staff working at the Shred Day

Best of the Best in Gratiot County
Tue, Jun 28, 2011

We are proud to congratulate the following Firstbank team members for being voted the Best of the Best in the Gratiot County 2011 People's Choice Awards:

Best Boss
# 2   Lori Breidinger

Best Customer Service
# 3   Tammy Cashen

Best Teller
# 2   Arica McClintic 
# 3   Vanessa Babcock

Best Banker/Loan Officer
# 2   Tammy Halfmann
# 3   Greg Daniels 

At Firstbank, we value all of our employees and their dedication and commitment to serving the community.


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