Ionia Free Fair
Tue, Aug 6, 2013

Again this year Firstbank is a proud sponsor and supporter of the Ionia Free Fair!  Firstbank took home top honors for best Commercial Float in the parade.  Pictured below; Firstbank’s Fortune Freddy rode in this fantastic 1928 Ford Roadster, which employee Nell Altobelli rebuilt with her husband and 3 children.  Our Firstbank float, pulled by  Dan Mitchell, showcased the 2013 Ionia Public Schools Senior Scholars!  Firstbank is a dedicated and commited member of the community and we appreciate the opportunity to serve the Ionia area.


2013 Isabella County Fair
Mon, Aug 5, 2013

The 2013 Isabella County Youth and Farm Fair took place July 21st-27th.  Each year the fair draws hundreds to participate in the various events, from the tractor pulls, demolition derby to the carnival rides and games and of course the 4H animal barns. Firstbank is a proud supporter of the fair and this year was no exception.  Pictured here are branch manager Tracey Sallee and Customer Service Representative Katie Schehr as they attended the small animal auction and purchased 4 animals.  Their purchases included 2 rabbits, a chicken and a Grand Champion dairy goat.   The money that is given for these animals goes directly to 4H and those young people who’ve raised and cared for these animals.  Organizations such as 4H helps to teach not only the importance of caring for animals but also the value of earning and saving money for the future.  Firstbank is proud to support those efforts and applauds all those involved in the 4H organization. 

2013 Remus Heritage Days
Wed, Jul 31, 2013

July 19, 20, 21 2013 marked the dates for the annual Remus Heritage Days celebration.  The event featured crafters, quilters, a softball tournament, car show, truck pulls and even a kid’s pedal pull competition. And of course, a parade and a firework display!

Again this year, our Firstbank Remus office is a proud supporter of the festival.  Whether it’s taking part in the parade, or providing popcorn and refreshments we love being part of this great community.  


Relay for Life Fundraiser
Thu, Jul 25, 2013

Please join us for a special Relay for Life fundraiser! 

On Sunday, July 28th and Monday, July 29th we will be doing a fundraiser at Buffalo Wild Wings in Mt Pleasant. On those two days, 20% of all of the sales brought in with the attached flyer will be donated to the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life! The flyer can be used with either dine-in or carry-out orders. Just present the flyer to your server on the 28th or 29th and then enjoy your meal! This fundraiser is open to everyone so please print and share the flyer with family and friends too. (Buffalo Wild Wings opens at 11:00am and closes at 2:00am both days. One flyer required per guest check to receive credit for the fundraiser)

Thank you so much for your support and for helping us raise money for this great cause!!!



Firstbank Supports Relay for Life!
Thu, Jul 25, 2013

The Gratiot County Relay for Life is only 15 days away!  This year the event will be held August 9th and 10th at the Breckenridge High School Track.  Firstbank and the Bookin' Bankers team are proud to join others in the community to raise money in the fight against cancer!  For more information about Relay for Life, please visit



Firstbank Inspires Student at Roscommon Elementary
Wed, Jul 24, 2013

We are honored that Marisa chose to use Firstbank as inspiration for her 5th grade class project at Roscommon Elementary school.  Marisa, we are proud of you and we’re excited that you would like to be a member of our Firstbank team in the future.  We will continue to strive to be an inspiration to all of our young customers! 


2013 Ionia Free Fair
Thu, Jul 11, 2013

July 18-27th mark the dates for the 2013 Ionia Free Fair and once again Firstbank is a proud sponsor of this great fun filled family event.  This year’s fair will feature carnival rides,  4-H animal barns, concerts in the grand stands every night as well as Monster Truck throw down on Friday July 19th.   We hope you can join us this year some good ol’ fashioned family fun during this action packed week.  Come out and bring the family there’s something for everyone!!

Best of the Best in Gratiot County!!
Mon, Jul 8, 2013

We are proud to congratulate Tammy Michael for being voted Best of the Best in the 2013 Gratiot County People's Choice Awards!! Tammy was recognized as one of the top 3 Bank Tellers in Gratiot County!

Congratulations Tammy!


Firstbank Scholarship Award Winners
Fri, May 24, 2013

 Firstbank would like to congratulate Mackenzie Paulen from Tri County High School, winner of the Firstbank $500 scholarship award.  Best of luck to Mackenzie and the entire class of 2013!

Firstbank Scholarship Award Winners
Fri, May 24, 2013

Firstbank would like to congratulate Cody Hollister from Morley Stanwood High School, winner of a $500 Firstbank scholarship.  Best of luck to Cody and the entire class of 2013!!


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