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Two professional sports teams in the state have announced new business partnerships. The Indiana Pacers say First Financial Bank is the new naming rights holder for the lower suite at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Also, Indiana Members Credit Union has announced a partnership with the Indy Eleven soccer team. April 18, 2014
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - First Financial Bank will become the exclusive naming rights partner for the lower suite level of Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Pacers Sports & Entertainment (PS&E) will welcome First Financial Bank as its newest corporate partner in ceremonies prior to the Indiana Pacers' opening playoff game on Saturday.
PS&E officials will join members of the First Financial Bank executive team to celebrate the unveiling of the First Financial Bank Level, formerly known as the Founders Level.
First Financial Bank is one of the largest community banks operating in Indiana with more than 40 banking centers throughout the state and continues to grow with new locations in Indianapolis and Fort Wayne.
"We are proud to be partnering with Pacers Sports & Entertainment, an organization that has such a long-standing history of accomplishment and dedication to the city of Indianapolis and the entire great state of Indiana," said Claude Davis, CEO of First Financial Bank. "We look forward to celebrating many successes together in the coming years, including offering a first-class experience to fans."
"First Financial Bank's corporate values and strong community ties align perfectly with those of Pacers Sports & Entertainment," said PS&E President Jim Morris. "This is an extraordinary opportunity for two successful organizations to form a mutually beneficial relationship that will flourish for years to come."
Added Kevin Langford, President of Indiana Banking for First Financial: "As a native Indiana resident, it's truly an honor to have the opportunity to be a partner with an organization that means so much to this state and its residents. First Financial Bank is thrilled to be a part of the team."
About First Financial Bancorp
First Financial Bancorp is a Cincinnati, Ohio based bank holding company. As of December 31, 2013, the Company had $6.4 billion in assets, $4.0 billion in loans, $4.8 billion in deposits and $682 million in shareholders' equity. The company's subsidiary, First Financial Bank, N.A., founded in 1863, provides banking and financial services products through its four lines of business: commercial, consumer, wealth management and mortgage. The commercial, consumer and mortgage units provide traditional banking services to business and retail clients. First Financial Wealth Management provides wealth planning, portfolio management, trust and estate; brokerage and retirement plan services and had approximately $2.5 billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2013. The company’s strategic operating markets are located in Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky where it operates 110 banking centers. Additional information about the company, including its products, services and banking locations is available at www.bankatfirst.com.
Source: First Financial Bancorp
April 18, 2014
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind - Indiana Members Credit Union (IMCU) Central Indiana's largest credit union, announced Thursday a new partnership with Indy Eleven, Indiana's new professional soccer club.
The partnership includes an exclusive Indy Eleven debit card, on site ATM at IUPUI’s Michael A. Carroll Stadium, co-sponsorship of Indy Eleven's Community Training Sessions at youth clubs across Central Indiana, in-stadium signage and a booth kiosk in the Honda Fun Zone at select games. Indy Eleven began its Inaugural Season in the North American Soccer League last Saturday night in front of a standing-room only crowd of more than 11,000 fans and will host 13 more regular season games at its Carroll Stadium home.
"Indiana Members Credit Union is proud to be an official partner of Indy Eleven," said Ron Collier, president and CEO of IMCU. "Like Indy Eleven, IMCU is local organization founded on the campus of IUPUI over 57 years ago and is deeply rooted in the Hoosier State. It's exciting to be a part of this historic inaugural season and we look forward to supporting and cheering on the Indy Eleven team."
"Indy Eleven is excited to have the support of another strong, Hoosier-based partner in Indiana Members Credit Union," said Larry Linde, Indy Eleven Director of Corporate Partnerships. "IMCU will be a key partner in expanding Indy Eleven's reach throughout
Central Indiana and beyond. We couldn’t be more pleased to have them be a part of our Inaugural Season and the game day experience at Carroll Stadium."
About Indiana Members Credit Union
Indiana Members Credit Union, headquartered on the southside of Indianapolis, Indiana, was founded in 1956 as the Indiana University Medical Center Federal Credit Union on the campus of IUPUI, and has since grown to 25 branches in Central Indiana, offering members a better financial alternative and a full array of products and services. Traditionally offering better rates on loans and deposits, IMCU maintains true to its roots by "Keeping It Simple" for members. For more information, please visit IMCU online at www.imcu.org.
About Indy Eleven Professional Soccer
Indy Eleven has kicked off its Inaugural Season in the North American Soccer League (NASL), which will consist of 14 regular season home contests and potential tournament, exhibition and postseason matches at its home of Michael A. Carroll Stadium on the campus of IUPUI in downtown Indianapolis. Born Indy Pro Soccer after launching as the 11th member of the North American Soccer League on January 16, 2013, Indy Eleven established its identity 99 days later on the 152nd anniversary of the establishment of the 11th Indiana Regiment during the Civil War on April 25, 1861. For more information on the club visit IndyEleven.com and follow the team's Facebook (/IndyEleven) and Twitter (@IndyEleven) homes.
Source: Indiana Members Credit Union