July 18-27th mark the dates for the 2013 Ionia Free Fair and once again Firstbank is a proud sponsor of this great fun filled family event. This year’s fair will feature carnival rides, 4-H animal barns, concerts in the grand stands every night as well as Monster Truck throw down on Friday July 19th. We hope you can join us this year some good ol’ fashioned family fun during this action packed week. Come out and bring the family there’s something for everyone!!
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!
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!!
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.
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.
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!