jeff hicks

Firstbank is part of Firstbank Corporation (FBMI), a holding company with . billion in assets. Headquartered in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, Firstbank has banking offices located across central, west and northern Michigan. In August , Firstbank announced a merger of equals with Grand Rapidsbased Mercantile Bank. This merger of equals will combine the strengths of both Michigan-based banks to create the states premier community bank. Together Firstbank and Mercantile can offer customers cutting-edge banking technology, a wide selection of products and services and a network of branches and ATMs that includes Alma, Cadillac, Grand Rapids, Ionia, Kalamazoo, Lansing, Mt. Pleasant, St. Johns and West Branch. Mercantile Bank was chosen as the name of the combined bank, which will stand out as there are more than , banks nationwide with First in their names, but only six go by Mercantile. Final approval of the merger is expected during the nd quarter of . Following the the final approval, Firstbank will begin the process of changing branch signs to the new name, Mercantile Bank. This is an exciting time for the future of Firstbank and Mercantile Bank customers