2013 Belding Community Showcase
Fri, May 10, 2013

Our Firstbank Belding office particpated in the 17th Annual Belding Community Showcase that was held on Tuesday April 30th at the new and improved Belding High School.  There was an estimated 2,500 people that attended the event, with a total of about 90 booths to visit throughout the school.  Our great team turned out in full force, including:  Nate, our Belding Office Manager, Sam,  our Belding Assistant Manager, Sue, Brenda, Tracie, Ashlee & Heather (Southside), Bill K. (Lowell), Michele & Dan (Ionia) and even a visit from Fortune Freddie-...also known as Brenda’s daughter Alyx.

Deb Ballard Honored with Service Award
Fri, May 3, 2013
Pictured here: Deb Ballard with State Rep Phil Potvin

Wednesday, April 24th, at the 17th Annual Habitat for Humanity Michigan Awards Banquet in East Lansing.  Firstban'k's very own Deb Ballard was awarded Wexford County’s Habitat for Humanity’s 2012 “Volunteer of the Year” and Kathy Hannum was named the “2012 Homeowner Partner of the Year”. Both ladies received special tributes signed by State Senator Darwin Booher, State Representative Phil Potvin, and Governor Rick Snyder.  Ms. Ballard, branch manager of our Cadillac North office has served Wexford Habitat in many roles over the last eight years, including board member and treasurer.  She attended Habitat’s Affiliates in Motion conference, and facilitated the Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University program for Wexford Habitat homeowners and volunteers.



Firstbank Travel Club heads to Mackinac Island for the Lilac Festival
Tue, Apr 23, 2013

Join the Firstbank Travel Club for:

Mackinac Island and the Lilac Festival

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Enjoy a full day of Mackinac Island & Lilac Festival fun for just $145!

Included with this trip:      Motor Coach transportation

                                             Round trip ferry to Mackinac Island

                                             Horse-drawn carrriage tour

                                             Wings of Mackinac Butterfly Conservatory

                                             Grand Hotel Lunch Buffet and access to public areas

To register or  to learn more about our other upcoming trips, please call Alta at 989-345-6005. 



Ionia Expo Gift Basket Winner
Wed, Mar 27, 2013

Congratulations to the winner of our prize basket giveaway Hayley Arnold!  Thanks for stopping by to visit us at the expo and enjoy your prize!!

Polar Plunge for Special Olympics
Mon, Feb 18, 2013

A big thank you goes out to our very own Ryan Speelman for “taking the plunge” and representing Firstbank for a good cause!!  On Saturday, February 16th roughly 115 people came out and jumped into the icy Rose Ponds on the campus of CMU all to raise money for Michigan Special Olympics.  The event raised $25,000 which will help support the athletic training and competition for children and adults with disabilities. 

Everybody Loves Fortune Freddy!
Wed, Feb 13, 2013

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!

Canadian Lakes Hat and Mitten Drive
Thu, Jan 31, 2013

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!


Alma Staff Help Out at High School Basketball Game
Tue, Jan 22, 2013

The employees of Firstbank–Alma, Ithaca and Northtown offices volunteered to work at the Alma Panthers' Boys' and Girls' Basketball games on Friday, January 18th against Swan Valley. 



Clare Firstbank is #1!
Mon, Jan 21, 2013

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. 



Santa Visited Lakeview
Mon, Dec 31, 2012

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!


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