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.
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!!
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.
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!
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.
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!
In Belding we held our 16TH Annual Giving Tree program. The pictures tell the whole story; we were very fortunate and received many gifts for each of the 29 children in the Belding community this year. We were also able to provide a delicious holiday dinner with all the trimmings for each of 13 families. Denny Heffron, from Heffron Farms was generous enough to donate chickens and turkeys for the cause. The other items & cash donations were brought in from the Belding Community, including toothbrushes for the whole family donated by Dr. Matthew Cooper of Belding as well as hand knitted hats for each of the children.
Firstbank is dedicated to the communities that we represent. During the holidays our West Michigan branches showed just that by once again by collecting donations for Toys for Tots. It was a true team effort this year, with our branches serving as a drop off location for toys, food and monetary donations; we were able to collect enough items to adopt 15 families received a Christmas meal which consisted of turkey, vegetables mashed potatoes, stuffing and pie. We were also able to collect 2 gifts for each of the 34 children. We greatly appreciate the generosity of our staff and customers for their help in making this possible and an extra special thank you to McCord’s Farm Market in Ionia for providing the turkey and frozen pies.
Our Ionia Main office as well as our Southside office also held their annual Mitten Tree event which collects hats, mittens, and scarves to donate to the Ionia Public Elementary Schools. One of our customers knitted several pairs of mittens and generously donated them all.