Community Involvement

As a community bank, part of our philosophy is to give back locally by supporting the efforts of those providing resources to those in need, enhancing and providing access to arts and culture, improving the environment, and more. As we strive to create a community-minded organization, First State Bank has incorporated this philosophy to guide everything we do. At First State Bank, we believe in investing in our communities through loans to businesses and consumers, through sponsorships and donations that emphasize human needs and education, and through volunteering.

Committed to Giving Back

First State Bank is committed to investing in our community in a variety of ways from sponsorships and donations to volunteer hours and more.

How can we help?

If you or your organization is looking for Sponsorship, Donation, or Volunteer support from First State Bank, please click on the applicable link below to submit your request.

Upcoming Events


Banksgiving Voting Opens to the Public
November 13, 2023

First State Banksgiving seeks to honor the charitable organizations who work so hard on a day-to-day basis to make change in our communities.  First State Bank will be awarding $30,000 this Banksgiving. One Grand Gift Winner will receive a $10,000 donation. Four Gift Winners will each receive a $5,000 donation. Visit to vote.

Puttin' on the Ritz
November 17, 2023

The Sterling Heights Area Community Foundation is holding its eleventh annual signature Gala, "Puttin’ on the Ritz," at Villa Penna on Hayes Road in Sterling Heights. The event is a county-wide, black-tie optional gala recognizing exemplary leaders in Sterling Heights and Macomb County who demonstrate outstanding civic leadership and community support.  This year, the Foundation is honoring Dr. James Sawyer IV, the President of Macomb Community College with the 2022 Mayor Richard J. Notte Civic Service Leadership Award. Visit the Sterling Heights Community Foundation website to learn more.

Red Tie Gala
November 17, 2023

The It's a Village Foundation provides programs that benefit the entire family, mentoring youth, supporting seniors, and giving access to cultural enrichment. To finance their many programs, the Foundation relies on support from individuals, companies, and other organizations.  The Annual Red Tie and Red Dress Gala held the Friday before Thanksgiving is their biggest fundraiser. Learn more at the It's a Village Foundation's website. 

Macomb Township Dog Park Grand Opening
November 18, 2023
Pitchford Park

In 2021, Macomb Township received a generous land donation from the Pitchford Family. This 14.1 acre property is located on Romeo Plank just a .25 miles north of 22 Mile Road. Learn more about the park at the Macomb Township website.

Breaking the Silence
November 18, 2023
Know Resolve

Know Resolve's 15th annual Breaking The Silence gala for suicide awareness and prevention will be a celebration of life, and hope, and will feature entertainment, dancing, raffles, door prizes, a silent auction, dinner, and a premium open bar. Funds raised through this event will support the organization's programming for local schools, teens, and survivors of suicide loss. 

Cabin @ The Creek
November 20 – December 24, 2023
Partridge Creek

Cabin @ The Creek featuring Santa! There are several photo packages you can choose from for purchasing.  Schedule your visit online. 

Banksgiving Winners Announced
November 28, 2023

Make sure you follow First State Bank on Facebook to see who this year’s winners are.

Holiday Lighting Fest & Fireworks
December 1, 2023
Macomb Township

Macomb Township Parks and Recreation Department cordially invites you to join us to welcome the holiday season with their Annual Holiday Lighting Ceremony. This FREE event begins outside Township Hall with caroling, the arrival of Santa & the Holiday Lighting display.

Rochester Area Christmas Parade & Santa's Workshop
December 3, 2023
Santa’s Workshop – 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Parade – Begins at 2 pm
Rochester Chamber

Before the parade, Santa’s Wonderland will be set up with children’s activities in the warming/activity tent. The Rochester Area Hometown Christmas Parade is brought to you by the Rochester Regional Chamber Foundation. The parade is held annually on the first Sunday in December. The Rochester Area Hometown Christmas Parade is the largest Christmas parade in Michigan featuring over 100 entries marching down a 1.5 mile route. 

2023 State of the County
December 6, 2023
County of Macomb

In this presentation, you’ll hear from Mark Hackel on the state of the county, improvements, plans.

Holiday Member Mixer
December 12, 2023
Macomb Chamber

Join us at The Edsel & Eleanor Ford House for the Macomb Chamber’s holiday member mixer! Network with fellow members before taking a tour of The Ford House adorned for the holidays.

Chamber Holiday Party
December 13, 2023
Connect Macomb

Join the Connect Macomb Community in celebrating another successful year at the Connect Macomb Holiday Party. This year was a landmark year for the organization as they became Connect Macomb. Join them in celebrating the brand launch. Network with business owners, community leaders, and the rest of the Connect Macomb Community in the beautiful Dave & Buster's Sports & Social Lounge. Tickets are $40 for members and are on sale now. You can buy your tickets only at the Connect Macomb website.

Get to Know Your Chamber
December 14, 2023
Macomb Chamber

First State Bank is pleased to be the Exclusive Sponsor of the Macomb Chamber’s GET TO KNOW YOUR CHAMBER event that helps newer Macomb County Chamber Members connect with the staff of the Chamber. They’ll explain all the working parts of your Chamber and help you navigate your membership. Register online for this event.

Santa's Jingle Bell Brunch
December 16, 2023 – 9 – 10:30 AM & 11 – 12:30 pm
Macomb Recreation Center

Parents, you and your kids won’t want to miss this fun and festive morning with Santa as he has found time in his very busy schedule to visit the families of Macomb Township. Santa has a special interactive show planned singing some of his favorite songs and telling some of his favorite stories. Afterwards, you will have a chance to visit with Santa and receive a holiday gift from him. Pictures are not provided so please remember to bring your camera. Visit the website to learn more.