Dig PINK Volleyball!
Wed, Nov 6, 2013

The staff from our Alma branches and our Operations Center recently had an opportunity to help with concessions during Alma High School's Dig PINK Volleyball games. 

We had a great time!!

Ashley Homecoming
Wed, Nov 6, 2013

The staff from our Ashley Branch were joined by pal, Fortune Freddy to help cheer on the Ashley Bears during the Homecoming Parade.


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. 

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!  


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

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


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



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!


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. 



Firstbank Staff Support Toys for Tots
Fri, Dec 7, 2012

Today, Santa’s elves were on hand to serve lunch to the staff as they donated money or brought in a new, unwrapped toy for our Toys for Tots Drive.  We have a very generous staff at our Corporate Operations Center and our Firstbank Alma locations and we collected a large variety of great toys as well as $286 for Toys for Tots.   This year Toys for Tots in Gratiot County will make the holidays brighter for more than 650 children within the county!    

If you are interested in donating to Toys for Tots and haven’t had an opportunity to do so, all of our Firstbank - Alma locations are excepting cash donations for Toys for Tots and there is still a box at Wal-Mart where you can drop off any new, unwrapped toys until Christmas Day.



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