Several members of our Firstbank family came out for the “Bowl for Kid’s Sake” Bowling Event sponsored by the Mt. Pleasant Optimist Club which was held November 2nd at Chippewa Lanes. The annual event raised approximately $10,000.00 all of which goes right back into the community for great things such as: Youth Garden, United Way, Business Professionals of America, Flat Mountain Mechanics, Girls on the Run, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Toys for Tots, Woodland Hospice, Christmas Outreach, Nutrition PRGM, Boy Scout Troop 604, Chippewa River District Library, Parks and Recreation Department, and the Homebuilders Scholarship Fund. Thanks so much to those of you who helped out with this great event and we hope you all had a good time while doing so much good for our community.
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!!
The staff from our Ashley Branch were joined by pal, Fortune Freddy to help cheer on the Ashley Bears during the Homecoming Parade.
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.
Our Fairview office gave away two grand prizes during Customer Appreciation Day in October.
Rachelle Eastman was the lucky winner of the "Grilling Package" and Shelly Buchanan won the "Movie Night Package". Congratulations, Rachelle and Shelly!
We are grateful for all of our customers - Thanks for banking with us!
On Thursday October 24 from 4-8 pm the streets of Ionia were alive with the 15th annual Autumn Celebration! This great family event features live music, trick or treating, costume contest, fire truck tours and even a bounce house....but most importantly the Chili Dawg Challenge, where local business take their shot at being voted the best Chili Dog around! All proceeds from this great event benefit the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization. Once again this year, our Firstbank crew was out in full force including everyone’s favorite moose...Fortune Freddy!!
The week of September 30th thru October 4th was Paint the Town Pink for Belding. The B Foundation has organized a community wide campaign to help out our friends and neighbors struggling with cancer. This is the third year of the event and on Friday October 4th the Belding Football team wore pink along with everyone around town including the Firstbank Belding crew.
After the football game on Friday there was also a 5K glow walk / run that our Firstbank staff members, Dan Mitchell, Michele Krick, Crissa Snyder, Jen Ettinger and Sam Ford participated in and finished…all for a great cause!
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 helps to “PACK THE BUS”
Once again this year the team at our Firstbank offices helped Ionia Public Schools in their efforts to collect school supplies for local youth in need. Pictured here our very own Deb Hausserman along with volunteer Sharon Blanchard in front of the collection bus which made its appearance at 3 of our Firstbank offices in Ionia collecting donations. The goal this year was to collect 75 backpacks and school supplies to fill those backpacks and we are happy to announce that we were able to exceed that amount! Thank you to all of you who were generous enough to stop by our location drop offs and contribute. We could not have done it without your support.
Firstbank was recently recognized as favorite Bank in the Clinton County News People's Choice awards. Congratulations to all of our team members at our St. Johns Downtown and St. Johns South branches! We value your dedication and commitment to serving our customers and our community! Thank you Clinton County for choosing Firstbank to receive this honor; we truly appreciate the trust and confidence you have placed in us!