Region’s community-based financial institutions see partnerships as potential long-term relationships, according to experts like Dale Clapp of First Merchants Bank.
Archie Brown with First Financial Bank has been appointed to the board of directors of the Cincinnati branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland.
The holiday season traditionally is an active time for giving by businesses and individuals.
First Financial Bancorp., parent of First Financial Bank, is buying Cincinnati-based Summit Funding Group Inc.
Regional bank leaders say the pandemic created challenges to communication, but relationships were still key to making clients comfortable.
Northwest Indiana banking leaders stress the importance of setting up a rainy day fund for businesses as they reflect on the past year during a pandemic.
First Financial Bank reported in 2020 that the bank donated more than $3.5 million to assorted causes and employees provided more than 8,900 hours of community service.
There has been no shortage of giving among businesses across Indiana even as the pandemic has led some organizations to reduce operations.
In the weeks since the first coronavirus cases were reported in Indiana, donations have poured in and manufacturers have boosted production of personal protective gear for those on the frontlines fighting the pandemic.
Learn about people and companies making a difference at work and in the Region’s communities • April – May 2020