Firstbank would like to thank all of you who came out to visit Santa on Friday at our Lakeview office! We had such a wonderful time visiting with you and we hope you enjoyed your visit with Santa. He could only stay and visit for a short time, but fortunately he was able to visit with the children who came and even had time to listen to the Christmas wishes of our staff too! Thank you Santa!
Every year the Howard City branch sponsors and donates concessions at the Howard City Music in the Park gatherings. It’s always a great time to tap your toes, show off your air guitar skills, and visit with the town folk. We also assist the Panhandle Area Chamber of Commerce with their night of concessions. Donating the beverages and a few extra hands. This year’s crew was awesome, had a great time. Amber B. (Independent Bank), Donna E. (Ericksen Cleaning), Stacy V. ( Sticks & Stones), Millianne L. (The RiverValley Shopper), and Firstbank staff – Lisa, Ashleigh, Tasha, and Michelle.
We always look forward to the Music in the Park gatherings. Great weather, great food, great company!
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.
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 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!!
On December 7th, representatives from our Canadian Lakes, Remus, Lakeview and Howard City branches attended the annual Mecosta County Chamber Gala and Fundraiser. There were over 275 people in attendance to support the activities of the Chamber and all they do for the community.
The power of small town pride! The fans of the Chippewa Hills Warriors came out in support of their school during our School Spirit Challenge. Mo Simon, Joyce Kain, Karen McKenzie and even Fortune Freddy (along with a little help from the cheerleaders) presented Athletic Director Chi Etheridge with a check for $250 at the football game on Friday, October 6th. Congratulations Warriors – and thank you for participating in our School Spirit Challenge!
The staff at our Howard City office participated in a mini Relay for Life event that was held at Tri County High School on September 28th. After the varsity football game, the relay teams walked around the track for 5 hours to help bring awareness to cancer research. The event raised over $26,000! Great job team!!
Each year we reward a deserving graduating senior from Morley Stanwood High School with a $500 college tuition scholarship. This year's recipient was Elyse Starck. Elyse, pictured here with Lakeview Manager, Barb Kain will be attending Aquinas College this fall and will be majoring in biology. Congratulations Elyse and best of luck on your future endeavors from your friends at Firstbank!
On May 17, 2012 the Lakeview High School held its senior award ceremony. Each year Firstbank awards one deserving senior with a $500 college scholarship. this year Zechariah Tanis was presented with that honor by Firstbank Vice President Barb Kain. Zechariah will be attending Central Michigan University in the fall. Congratulation Zechariah and best of luck in the future from your friends at Firstbank!