Member News

Information on rising fuel costs and Duke Energy electric bills

By Stan Pinegar, President, Duke Energy Indiana

We want to share background on what’s driving Duke Energy electricity costs and what we’re doing to help. A message from Stan Pinegar, President, Duke Energy Indiana.

IMCU Announces 2022 Cancer Awareness Card Beneficiary

By Indiana Members Credit Union

A portion of each signature transaction made with this card from March 1, 2022 through February 28, 2023, up to $10,000, will be donated to IWIN.

Franklin College Model UN Team Earns Top International Accolades

By Franklin College

The Franklin College Model United Nations Team, comprised of 13 students, was awarded the Distinguished Delegation award, the second-highest award conferred, at the world’s largest simulation of the United Nations.

IMCU Contributes $10,000 to the Tatum Parker Project for Cancer Awareness Card

By Indiana Members Credit Union

The mission of The Tatum Parker Project is to positively impact the lives of Indiana pediatric cancer patients.

Franklin College Celebrates Most Successful #GivetoGRIZ Campaign

By Franklin College

The college raised a total of $298,840, surpassing the goal of $200,000.

Indiana Members Credit Union Announces John Newett as CEO

By Indiana Members Credit Union

Newett is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA), and has served in leadership roles for many professional and trade organizations.

New Detailing Shop in Greenwood Pampers Automobiles Like Babies

By My Baby Detailing

My Baby Detailing provides services from basic hand-washes to multi-step paint correction and state-of-the-art ceramic coatings that add deep gloss and provide years of protection to a car’s finish.

Express Employment Professionals Honored with Service Excellence Awards

By Express Employment

ClearlyRated's Best of Staffing® Award winners have proven to be industry leaders in service quality based entirely on ratings provided by their clients and candidates.

IMCU Promotes Chantelle Sparks to Vice President Human Resources

By Indiana Members Credit Union

She has been involved in several credit union mergers, computer and system conversions, and recruiting while the credit union has grown from 13 to 33 branch locations and over 400 employees.

Aspire Launches New Marketing Program – Monday Member Moments

By Aspire Economic Development + Chamber Alliance

Aspire will record a 2–3-minute video of you sharing the latest news from your organization.

Only Indiana will Rebrand to Gratitude Done Right to Reflect National Growth

By Gratitude Done Right,

The rebrand to Gratitude Done Right reflects the way the company has grown and expanded in recent years.

Elements Financial Announces Transition for Top Post

By Elements Financial

Lisa Schlehuber to retire; Whitney Anderson-Harrell named new CEO.

Franklin College Receives $1.8 Million Real Estate Gift

By Franklin College

Franklin College announced it has received a $1.8 million gift of real estate from Southpoint Farm, LLC.

New Economic Impact Report Measuring the FedEx Effect in Indianapolis

By FedEx

With 35 facilities across operating companies in Marion County and beyond, FedEx’s presence has continued to grow in the region throughout the pandemic.

Duke Homes Wins People Choice Award

By Duke Homes

The Modern Prairie style home featured an indoor sports court, extensive outdoor living spaces and a modern prairie inspired design.

Indiana Members Foundation Golf Outing Raises Over $36,000

By Indiana Members Foundation

128 golfers attended the sold-out event.

Indiana Members Foundation Awards $63,000 in Scholarships, Grants

By Indiana Members Foundation

ndiana Members Foundation awarded the 2021 Scholarship and Grant recipients individually this year at Indiana Members Credit Union’s headquarters.

Hirons Names New Senior Account Manager

By Hirons

Ana Kotchkoski brings international experience, relationships to Hirons

All Aboard Fair Provides Opportunity to Learn About Nonprofits

By Aspire Economic Development + Chamber Alliance

The event will bring together more than 40 nonprofit organizations serving the communities of Johnson County with those wanting to serve as volunteers.

Citizens Bank Celebrates New Branch Grand Opening

By Aspire Economic Development + Chamber Alliance

Our Stones Crossing branch has opened on the corner of Stones Crossing Road and State Road 135 in Greenwood.

Hirons Names New Account Director

By Hirons

Agency hires Karissa Brand as account director.

Ivy Tech, Franklin College Partner to Offer Bachelor’s Degree Path

By Ivy Tech Community College and Franklin College

The program gives students an opportunity to earn both a high-value associate degree and a distinguished four-year bachelor’s degree in only three years.

Mutual Savings Bank Announces Jeff Goben Presented with Spirit Award

By Mutual Savings Bank

Mutual Savings Bank Announces Jeff Goben Presented with the Johnson County Community Foundation’s Community Spirit Award

New IndyTeleData Leadership Team

By IndyTeleData

IndyTeleData name Battiato and Humes as Directors

Ron Collier Retiring as IMCU President

By Indiana Members Credit Union

Collier has served as President and CEO since 2003 and has been a leader in the credit union industry for over 40 years.

Express Employment Professionals Wins Top Workplace Award

By Express Employment Professionals

Firm selected as one of the Indianapolis Star’s 2021 Top Workplaces in Central Indiana for seventh straight year.

Indiana Members Credit Union Completes Merger of Members Choice Federal Credit Union

By Indiana Members Credit Union

Members Choice Federal Credit Union’s members will continue to be served by the same dedicated leaders and staff at the same convenient locations in Bloomington, Indiana.

First Merchants Corporation Announces First Quarter 2021 Earnings Per Share

By First Merchants Corporation

Earnings per share for the period totaled $.91 per share compared to the first quarter of 2020 result of $.62 per share, an increase of $.29, or 47 percent.

Financial Center First CU Launches New Online Learning Platform

By Financial Center First Credit Union

Financial Center is now offering online courses for all ages, including Banzai Junior (8-12), Banzai Teen (13-18), and Banzai Adult (Plus).

First Merchants, Hoosier Trust Company Finalize Merger

By First Merchants Corporation

The merger provides enhanced solutions available to current Hoosier Trust clients and solidifies First Merchants as a preeminent provider of fiduciary and wealth management services in central Indiana.

JMH Foundation 'Drive to Come Alive' Campaign to Assist Access to Mental Health Services

By Johnson Memorial Hospital Foundation

Helping people get mental health services at Johnson Memorial Health is the focus of a new public fundraising campaign.

IMCU Announces Cancer Awareness Card Beneficiary

By Indiana Members Credit Union

The card provides members an opportunity to support a different cancer-related organization each year.

Northwest Bank Selling Insurance Business to USI Insurance Services

By Northwest Bank

USI is one of the largest insurance brokerage and consulting firms in the world.

FORUM Credit Union Names 2021 Entrepreneur Winner

By FORUM Credit Union

This honor recognizes young FORUM members for their early entrepreneurial skills, leadership, and dedication to their business.

Home Bank Employee Announces Retirement

By Home Bank

Vickie began her banking career in 1990, and most recently served as a commercial loan processor.

Exhibit Opening of “Bound by Friendship: The Sister Cities of Kuji and Franklin”

By Johnson County Museum

This event is free and open to the public.

Forbes Ranks First Merchants as Top Bank in Indiana for Fourth Consecutive Year

By First Merchants Bank

Citing growth and lending ability, Muncie-based financial institution ranks 15th in U.S.

Dan Kavanaugh, Financial Center Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, Retires

By Financial Center First Credit Union

Kavanaugh also served as Financial Center’s President of its Investment and Insurance CUSOs.

Hirons Promotes Communications Management Team Member

By Hirons

Jones provides day-to-day communications consulting to Hirons’ clients in the government, nonprofit and commercial sectors and oversees their campaign management.

First Merchants Corporation Elects Two to Board

By First Merchants Corporation

Susan Brooks and Mark Hardwick join the Board of Directors of First Merchants Corporation and First Merchants Bank.

IMCU Gives Back Food Drive Donates More Than 2,000 Pounds of Food

By Indiana Members Credit Union

IMCU delivered the food, which included 60 frozen turkeys, to 18 local food pantries to help those in need this holiday season.

Randy Glassburn, Ball State Financial President Retires

By Ball State Financial

In 2020, Glassburn led Ball State FCU in a merger with Financial Center First Credit Union

Arnold Assumes New Role at Home Bank

By Home Bank SB

Arnold will be facilitating the bank’s participation in programs by the Federal Home Loan Bank of Indianapolis which support affordable housing and community development on an individual, small business, and community level.

Express Employment Professionals Appoints Managing Partner, VP

By Express Employment Professionals

Powell has worked at Express under owner Mike Heffner’s leadership for the past 14 years.

Home Bank Paycheck Protection Program

By Home Bank

The bank is currently accepting applications for both first and second draw PPP loans and making this available to all eligible businesses in its market area of Morgan, Johnson, and Hendricks County.

Mutual Savings Bank Announces the Graduation of Kellie Gordon From the Bank Technology Management School

By Mutual Savings Bank

Mutual Savings Bank is proud to announce that Kellie Gordon, Senior Vice President, has graduated from the Bank Technology Management School

Northwest Names Kane Executive VP, Chief Human Resources Officer

By Northwest Bank

Previously, Kane served as Senior Vice President and the Head of Human Resources for Global Business Services at Fidelity Investments.

IMCU Collects Toys, Donations for Marine Program

By Indiana Members Credit Union

IMCU collected truckloads of toys and over $730 in donations from members, employees and the community for the 2020 U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program

Fisher Promoted to Home Bank Senior Vice President/Chief Operations Officer

By Home Bank

She is a graduate of the IBA Leadership Development Program and TrueU Leadership Program.

Lilly Endowment Approves $500,000 Leadership Grant

By Johnson County Community Foundation

JCCF is one of 11 community foundations in Indiana to receive a Large-Scale Leadership Grant.

Home Bank Appoints Arnold as President/CEO

By Home Bank

Arnold joined the bank in 1985 and most recently served as President/Chief Operating Officer.

Williams Comfort Air Donates to 'Christmas On Us' Initiative

By Williams Comfort Air

The company gave more than $40,000 worth of gift cards, HVAC systems and water heaters to families and The Salvation Army.

ICUL President Awarded Order of Saint Maurice

By Indiana Credit Union League

The award is given in recognition of individuals who have contributed significantly to the Infantry, in particular demonstrating high standards of integrity and moral character.

Foundation Announces Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Recipients

By Johnson County Community Foundation

The students were selected based on their impressive community service and academic dedication throughout their high school careers.

Indiana Members Credit Union Announces Kenneth A. Beckley Scholarship

By Indiana Members Credit Union

Beckley graduated from IU and had a distinguished career in television news and communications before leading the IU Alumni Association from 2002-2007.

Mutual's Kellie Gordon From the Bank Technology Security School

By Mutual Savings Bank

The security school brings some of the financial industry’s best instructors together to present timely issues relating to IT security.

Indiana Small Business Development Center Offers Digital Courses

By Indiana Small Business Center

Indiana businesses may take these courses at no cost.

Hirons Hires New Senior Vice President to Lead Strategy and Account Services

By Hirons

Jay Schemanske brings two decades of strategic planning and media buying expertise.

Collins Mobile, LLC – T-Mobile Premium Retailer

By Collins Mobile, LLC – T-Mobile Premium Retailer

First Merchants to Acquire Hoosier Trust Company

By First Merchants Corporation

Established in 2001, Hoosier Trust Company provides trust and investment management services to clients in Central Indiana.

Suicide Prevention Webinar on November 17

By Indiana Suicide Prevention Network

Explore how employers can promote and support the mental wellness of their workforce as a means to prevent suicide, as well as learn how to implement mental health and wellness tools in the workplace.

Home Bank Announces Officer Promotions

By Home Bank

Home Bank SB was chartered in 1890 as a mutual institution which essentially means that it is owned by its depositors.

Directors Nominated for Second Term

By Aspire Economic Development + Chamber Alliance

Aspire’s founding board terms were staggered between one and three years, with some seats eligible for renewal and others not.

Boys & Girls Club of Johnson County – Join the Board!

By Boys & Girls Club of Johnson County

Our Board of Directors also offers opportunities to support the Club through time, treasure and talent.

Home Bank Recognizes Lisa Arnold for 35 Years of Service

By Home Bank

Home Bank recognized Lisa Arnold for 35 years of dedicated service to the company.

The Garrett Companies Named One of the 2020 Best Workplaces

By The Garrett Companies

One of the 2020 Best Small & Medium Workplaces™ by Great Place to Work® and Fortune.

IMCU Contributes to $1,139 to Franklin Township Education Foundation

By Indiana Members Credit Union

Indiana Members Credit Union (IMCU) recently presented a check for $1,139 to the Franklin Township Education Foundation.

Owner of Ruth's Chris Opens New Bar in Downtown Indianapolis

By Prime Hospitality Group

A new speakeasy-style bar, The Exchange Whiskey Bar, is now open to guests in downtown Indianapolis.

First Merchants President & CEO Michael C. Rechin Announces Retirement

By First Merchants Corporation

COO/CFO Mark Hardwick to become CEO; CBO Michael Stewart to become President; SVP Michele Kawiecki to become CFO

Learn Self Defense with a Purpose on October 17

By Resources of Hope

Event supports foster kids through Resources for Hope.

WALKtober Encourages All Ages To Be Active

By Johnson County Public Library

Participants can sign up and log their activities for the chance to earn prizes.

Indiana Members Foundation Golf Outing Raises Over $42,000

By Indiana Members Foundation

IMF will donate 5,000 backpacks filled with school supplies to Indy BackPack Attack School Supply Drive.

Storyteller Series: Women's Suffrage After 1909

By Johnson County Historical Society

Hiring Event September 24

By ULTA Distribution Center

Seasonal Material Handlers sought for distribution center.

Williams Comfort Air Donates $60,000 As Part of Summer of Giving Initiative

By Williams Comfort Air

The company is focusing on charitable giving to organizations in each of the three states it serves, with one organization being supported per state, per month.

First Merchants Bank names Jadira Hoptry Director of Community Lending and Development

By First Merchants Bank

22-year banking veteran will develop programs and initiatives to support local communities.

Hirons Adds Senior-Level Media Planner to Digital Team

By Hirons

Tyler Riordan returns to Hirons with a decade of media buying expertise

Ball State Federal CU Members Vote to Merge with Financial Center First CU

By Financial Center First Credit Union

The combined credit union will be $750 million in assets and will serve more than 75,000 members throughout Central Indiana.

Earn Undergraduate Certificate at No Cost From Indiana Tech

By Indiana Tech

Qualifying students can have the cost of an undergraduate certificate covered.

Citizens Bank Recognized as One of the Top Banks in Indiana

By Citizens Bank

Citizens Bank was ranked ahead of major regional banks, national banks, and was the only Community bank that appeared in the top five.

First Merchants Corporation Announces Second Quarter 2020 Earnings Per Share

By First Merchants Corporation

First Merchants Corporation (NASDAQ - FRME) has reported second quarter 2020 net income of $33 million compared to $41.1 million during the same period in 2019.

DAV Hits Landmark with 100 Years of Service to Veterans


With 100 years of service and support, DAV continues to face the ongoing fight for medical treatment, employment and earned benefits for America’s 4 million disabled veterans, who need our help.

Color the County Mural Program Winning Artist and Community Painting Day Announced

By Johnson County Community Foundation

Stacie Drane’s mural design was chosen for the mural location at 89 S. Baldwin Street, Taxman Brewery Co., Bargersville, IN

IMCU Named Winner of Top Workplace Award

By Indiana Member Credit Union

Honored by The Indianapolis Star, the award is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey.

Indiana Members Credit Union Announces 2020 Cancer Awareness Card Beneficiary

By Indiana Members Credit Union

Indiana Members Credit Union (IMCU) is pleased to announce Little Red Door Cancer Agency as the new member-nominated beneficiary for its Cancer Awareness Debit Card.

Mutual Savings Bank Hires New Compliance and Internal Audit Officer

By Mutual Savings Bank

Brad Woehler is the new Compliance and CRA Officer, BSA Officer, Security Officer, and Internal Auditor.

The Etica Group Promotes Six Employees

By The Etica Group, Inc.

Etica Group is a professional consulting firm that provides Architectural, Engineering, Surveying, Building Envelope Consulting, and Construction Inspection services.

Mutual Savings Bank Hires Treasury Management Officer

By Mutual Savings Bank

Lindsey has 15 years of banking experience in the positions of Branch Manager, Treasury Management Officer and Merchant Services Officer.

Express Employment Professionals Celebrates Anniversary and Top Workplace

By Express Employment Professionals

The Express office opened July 11, 2005, and has since provided over 500 businesses and more than 20,000 job seekers with temporary and full-time staffing solutions.

FORUM Credit Union Honors Foundation Recipients

By FORUM Credit Union

FORUM Credit Union honored its Foundation scholarship and grant recipients

Hirons Continues Founder’s Day Tradition Honoring Tom Hirons

By Hirons

Employee-owners enjoy paid day off to celebrate 42 years of business

Abbi Voegel Joins Indiana Members Credit Union

By Indiana Members Credit Union

Abbi attended Purdue University and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Management.

First Merchants Announces $1.4 Billion Community Benefits Plan

By First Merchants Corporation

Philanthropic funding is a primary focus as well and will be funneled to low- and moderate-income communities across First Merchants’ regional market areas in Indiana, Ohio, Illinois and Michigan.

Hirons Promotes Public Team Member

By Hirons

Ashburn joined Hirons last year with more than three decades of industry expertise.

Indiana Members Foundation Awards First Collier Family Scholarship

By Indiana Members Foundation

The Ron Collier Family Collegiate Scholarship Program is available to Senior students attending New Palestine High School that are members of Indiana Members Credit Union, intending to study full-time at an accredited college or university.

VisionQuest Eyecare Opens Geist Office

By Aspire Economic Development + Chamber Alliance

The privately owned eye care practice also has an office in Greenwood.

Mutual Savings Bank Promotes Kelley Jundt to Branch Manager

By Mutual Savings Bank

The duties of branch manager will include overall responsibility of the branch customer service, branch growth and community involvement.

Foundation Seeking Mural Designs

By Johnson County Community Foundation

The mural location is in Bargersville on the west side of Taxman Brewing

Recycling District Announces Saturday Household Chemical Disposal Date

By Johnson County Recycling Distric

The Johnson County Recycling District will be open for residential HHW collection, Saturday, May 30 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. by APPOINTMENT ONLY

JCCF Creates COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund


Johnson County Community Foundation (JCCF) has established the COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund.

Mutual Savings Bank Promotes Robert D. Henderson to Executive Vice President

By Mutual Savings Bank

Rob has served as Senior Vice President and Chief Lending Officer of Mutual Savings Bank since 2018.

Horizon Bank Donates to Girls Inc. of Johnson County

By Horizon Bank

The donation supports their mission of providing safe and enriching programs for girls during this pandemic.

Butler University, ISBDC Announce Free Business Counseling from Local Experts

By Butler University

The center is committed to helping privately owned companies achieve their goals.

First Merchants Corporation Announces First Quarter 2020 Earnings Per Share

By First Merchants Corporation

Net income was $34.3 million compared to $38.8 million during the same period in 2019.

First Merchants Corporation Pledges $1 Million to Communities Impacted by COVID-19 Pandemic

By First Merchants Corporation

The commitment is to local nonprofit organizations supporting communities negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Johnson County Community Foundation Awards Emergency Response Grants to COVID-19 Needs

By Johnson County Community Foundation

Funds address food insecurity issues within the Johnson County community.

Small Business Grants Offered through Home Bank, FHLBank Indianapolis

By Home Bank SB

Small businesses can use the grant money (up to $25,000) for capital expenditures, workforce training, or a variety of other needs.

Horizon Bank Pledges $250,000 in Financial Assistance Toward COVID-19 Relief Efforts

By Horizon Bank

Funds will be allocated across several not-for-profit groups who are working to assist affected individuals in the communities we serve in Indiana and Michigan.

Johnson County Community Foundation Elects New Officers, Board Members

By Johnson County Community Foundation

Our 18-member Board will help grow and guide Foundation assets over the next several years.

Seeking Locations for the 2020 Color the County Mural Program


Individuals, businesses, and/or government units are invited to submit proposals for site locations for the fifth year of the Color the County mural program.

Edinburgh Recycling Depot Opening Postponed

By Johnson County Recycling District

The Town of Edinburgh has postponed the opening of the Recycling Depot due to COVID-19.

First Merchants Corporation Announces 2019 Results

By First Merchants Corporation

The institution reported fourth quarter 2019 net income of $47.8 million compared to $41.7 million during the same period in 2018.

Hirons Hires New Senior Vice President

By Hirons

Sheila is an expert digital marketer with more than 20 years of experience leading strategic marketing campaigns from both the client and agency sides.

FORUM Credit Union Announces 2019 Member Giveback and Savings Winners

By FORUM Credit Union

FORUM awarded a grand prize of $5,000 to a member with a Weekly 5 Account, and awarded three additional Weekly 5 account holders prizes of $50, $250, and $1,000.

New Word-Based Organization System Coming to GPL

By Greenwood Public Library

Greenwood Public Library changing from Dewey Decimal to Subject Savvy.

Aspire Accepting Applications for Pitch Contest

By Aspire Economic Development + Chamber Alliance

Event to drive Johnson County and south Indy business growth

Forbes Ranks First Merchants as Top-Five U.S. Bank for Third Consecutive Year

By First Merchants Bank

Rated fifth in the country, company recognized for growth, credit quality.

WalkerHughes Named Indiana's 2019 Agency of the Year

By WalkerHughes Insurance

The award is presented to a member agency that exemplifies leadership and innovation within the system and top-level customer service.

Foundation Announces 2020 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Recipients

By Johnson County Community Foundation

Three students will receive full-tuition scholarships and an annual $900 book stipend as the 2020 Johnson County Lilly Endowment Community Scholars.

Fifth Generation Takes Over at Gregory Appel & Associates

By Gregory & Appel Insurance

Dan Appel will continue to serve as Non-Executive Board Chair and will transition his focus on the expansion of his community leadership and philanthropic work.

Indiana Members Credit Union Donates to Center Grove High School

By Indiana Members Credit Union

The IMCU Center Grove Trojans debit card is free to members with IMCU’s free checking account and can be issued immediately through IMCU’s Instant Issue program.