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!
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!
The 4th Annual Le Tour de Mount Pleasant festival of bike races took place June 8-10th in downtown Mt. Pleasant. The event features hundreds of cyclists competing in several races including a kid's race, family fun ride, business relay race and of course the pro cycling race. This year our very own Firstbank Bike Brigade took part in the business relay race and although they didn't win at least they didn't finish last! Pictured here; Teresa, Tracey, Faye and Nora sporting their brigade gear and showing off their awesome biking skills. Way to go ladies!
We are proud to congratulate the following Firstbank team members for being voted the Best of the Best in the Gratiot County 2012 People's Choice Awards:
# 2 Diane Kirkey
# 3 Kathleen Weaver
At Firstbank, we value all of our employees and their dedication and commitment to serving the community.
Join us at Western Michigan University for our reoccurring Breakfast Speaker Series featuring speaker Steven Hilfinger, Director and Chief Regulatory Officer, Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs.
Hilfinger's speech, "Regulatory Re-invention in Michigan" will be presented to end this season's series.
The event will take place on Friday, June 29th, and is free and open to the public. It begins with breakfast at 7:30 a.m. and will be held in the Dean’s Conference Room of Schneider Hall.
Reservations can be made by calling (269) 387-5050. Parking is available in the nearby Fetzer Center parking lot.
The employees at our offices located in St. Johns and DeWitt had a Jean Day on Friday, May 25th! Each employee donated money to wear jeans that day and in observance of Memorial Day, all the money was donated to the Clinton County Veterans Memorial Association.
Pictured here are (left to right) Dennis Scott, Holly Eichorn, and Brittnay Vail.
Join us at our Oakwood Office as we participate in the Annual Summer Hop on Wednesday, June 20th from 3:00pm-7:00pm! 26 vendors in our plaza are participating and offering specials ranging from food samples to safety demos and massages to pet adoption.
Come visit our Oakwood Office where we will be grilling hot dogs, popping popcorn, giving away balloons, and you can even enter to win a gas grill! (No purchase necessary.)
Other participating vendors include Bacchus, Bark's 5th Ave, Bookbug, Buy Local of Greater Kalamazoo, Christy's Find Furniture and Accessories, Comerica Bank, DeYoung's Alternative Health Services, D&W Fresh Market, Fletcher's Pub, Fifth/Third Bank, Great Clips, Great Harvest Bread Company, Happy Our Art, Initial Attraction, Kazoo Books, Kalamazoo Pediatric Dentistry, Kalamazoo Public Safety, Little Sprout, Lutheran Social Services of Michigan, The Mercantile Kitchenware & Gifts, Oakwood Animal Hospital, Oakwood Bistro, Oakwood Neighborhood Association, PNC Bank, and Sawall's. These vendors will host lots of activities for both children and adults. This is one event you won't want to miss! See you there!
James E. Wheeler, II, President and Chief Executive Officer of Firstbank-Alma, announced that Autumn Redman was promoted to Vice President at a recent meeting of the Board of Directors of the bank. Wheeler commented, “Autumn’s extensive knowledge of the banking industry and her background in lending and deposit operations has been instrumental in the growth of our St. Johns/DeWitt markets”.
Redman studied finance at Michigan State University and has been in the banking industry for 20 years. She began her career with Firstbank in 2000 as an Assistant Manager in St. Johns’ Downtown office. Autumn is very active in the DeWitt Community and currently serves as a board member for the DeWitt Area Chamber of Commerce.
Thank you for your dedication to Firstbank and your community, Autumn!