The longtime leader of Muncie-based First Merchants Corp. is retiring at the end of the year. Under Mike Rechin’s watch, First Merchants grew from $3 billion dollars in assets to $13 billion, with income growth to match. Forbes has recognized and ranked the bank as one of the five best in the country each of the past three years. First Merchants CEO Mike Rechin shares his vision for what’s next for the financial institution he led for 13 years.