Community Matters at First Financial Bank

First team members pause for a group photo before greeting athletes at the 2018 Special Olympics Indiana Games opening ceremonies.

We care deeply for our communities and our family is committed to making a difference. Whether through service or investment, First Financial believes in contributing to the success and future of communities we serve. Thank you for allowing us to be a part your community and sharing in our efforts to make every day better.

Special Olympics Indiana Summer Games

First Financial Corporation is a long-time supporter of the Special Olympics Indiana Summer Games and our employees are a big part of that tradition. Every year since 1970, First Financial associates, family members and friends have given their time to welcome the athletes, coaches and supporters from every corner of the state to the three-day event. During the traditional Parade of Athletes on opening night, First volunteers escort the Special Olympics delegations into Hulman Center on the Indiana State University campus for an evening of celebration and the ceremonial lighting of the “Flame of Hope.”

This year, nearly 3,000 Special Olympians gathered in Terre Haute for the competition, which not only showcases their athletic abilities, but also promotes the ideals of acceptance and inclusion through sports. Special Olympics Indiana provides year-round sports training and athletic competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities at no cost to them. This photo taken outside our Main Office Banking Center includes some of the many First associates who volunteered to serve at the 2018 games.

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Vigo County Fair

First Financial Bank has a long history of supporting the 4-H livestock auction at the Vigo County Fair, where kids in the 4-H program show and sell the animals they’ve raised. Completing a livestock project helps youngsters learn responsibility, increase self-confidence and gain practical skills that last a lifetime. For some, the money they earn helps to build their college funds.

First volunteers track sales and generally keep the auction running smoothly for buyers and sellers. This year our volunteers included Connie Cusick and Kim Stephenson, both Customer Service Representatives at the Springhill Banking Center, and Courtney Buchanan, Bookkeeping. Cusick has been an auction volunteer for 17 years. Extension Educator Sara Haag (right) of Purdue Extension-Vigo County is pictured with them.

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Daviess County Fair

County fairs offer one-time-a-year experiences — like watching 4-H kids show their animals, surveying the scenery from the top of a Ferris wheel and sampling deep-fried treats you won’t find anywhere else. With food, fun and entertainment for people of all ages, fairs are a tradition that First Financial is proud to be involved in.

Our Washington Banking Center in Daviess County, Indiana was a Platinum Sponsor of the 2018 Daviess County Fair. Jaimie Hottel, Assistant Banking Center Manager, and Jennifer Lyon, Branch Operations Coordinator, helped to give out First fans, Koozies and water to people who stopped by the bank’s table.

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Sullivan County Fair

Our Sullivan County Banking Centers in Indiana were among the sponsors of the 2018 Sullivan County 4-H Fair. For two days during fair week, First associates staffed the Sponsor of the Day booth in the exhibition building, where they handed out popcorn and talked to fair-goers about the bank.

Sullivan Banking Center Manager Dave Wright snapped this photo of Sean Mickey, Sullivan Mortgage Loan Originator; Natalie McKinney, Customer Service Representative; Ashley Arnett, Teller; Maria Vonfeldt, Customer Service Representative; and Mike Mix, Assistant Banking Center Manager.

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1. To date figures based on 2017 total contributions divided evenly across 12-month calendar year.

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