Firstbank-West Michigan is a proud sponsor of the Pack the Bus School Supply drive this year! Look for the Ionia Public Schools Activity bus at Firstbank locations throughout the area and stop in to donate school supplies to local children. Whether you donate a little bit or a lot, together we can make a difference! Click here to find a location near you to make your donation!
July 18th was a great day out on the course for Doug Ouellette, Pete Stalker, Travis Flint and Owen Roberts who made up the Firstbank team for the Cadillac Area United Way Golf Outing. Together they took home first place scoring a great trophy as well as some bragging rights! Firstbank is dedicated to helping local community charities and this was just one great way to show our support for the United Way. Way to go guys!! You made us proud!
Amy Jo Ervin, Mt. Pleasant Westside Branch Manager, along with her husband and some of her children participated in the Firstbank’s first 5K run on Saturday, June 23rd. This event was organized and sponsored by Firstbank’s Employee Wellness program and all of the proceeds benefitted the Gratiot County Relay for Life. Amy finished first in the ladies' division of the run. We are so proud of the example you are setting for your family, Amy! Thank you for your dedication to health and supporting a great cause.
Firstbank Branch Manager, Joan Welke, completed her first 5K run on Saturday, June 23rd. Joan chose to compete in her first run as part of Firstbank’s 5k run that promoted health and wellness and benefitted Relay for Life as well. She was joined by her husband, Ray, who has completed multiple runs in the past. Joan did so well that Ray has already signed her up for another 5K in August! Congratulations on finishing your first 5K, and good luck on the next, Joan!
Firstbank held its first annual 5k run/walk on Saturday, June 23rd in Alma. The event was sponsored by Firstbank’s Wellness Program and was designed as a fundraiser for the Relay for Life. Employees and their families were invited to participate and become active while also raising money for a charity close to the heart of Firstbank and their staff members. Employees from our St. Johns and DeWitt branches had the highest participation. Way to go!
Pictured above are Sharon Bassette, Jeff Hicks,
Nina Hebeler, Brandi Moubray, Danella Hunt and Kevin Darling.
Helen and April Shanteau participated in the Firstbank’s first 5K walk on Saturday, June 23rd. This event was organized and sponsored by Firstbank’s Employee Wellness program and all of the proceeds benefitted the Gratiot County Relay for Life. Thank you for your dedication to wellness and the Relay!
Helen and April pose for a photo after crossing the finish line.
This spring our team members distributed blue spruce seedlings to promote going green with our estatement services. On April 26th, Deb Hausserman and Carol Hoppes traveled to Rather Elementary school to deliver 30 of those seedling to the students in Mrs. Braun's kindergarten class. The students were learning about Earth Day and how to help care for the environment. Thanks for helping us spread the word about going green!
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 Saturday, June 23rd, Firstbank held it’s first annual 5k event to benefit Relay for Life. 33 employees/family and friends participated in the event raising a total of $380 for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. This was the first 5k competition many of the staff members had competed in and everyone had a great time joining together to raise money to support the fight against cancer.
Not only did this event raise money for a great cause that Firstbank is proud to support, but everyone that participated was also a winner by becoming active and engaging in exercise to improve their overall health and wellness. Firstbank has an extensive wellness program that donated door prizes for the event and many of the participants also took home a great prize as an additional bonus for their participation.
Keystone is proud to offer free Shred Days throughout the spring and summer months, where we destroy any unneeded, sensitive documents for free! The Gull Road Office held their Shred Day on Saturday, June 16th, where they had great weather and a great turnout. Our Shred Days are free and open to the public, which is just another way that Keystone shows our communities that we're all about you!