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.


Get Involved: G.H.O.S.T.

We’re taking a stand against Human Trafficking. We invite you to join us on our mission to raise awareness. Here’s how:

Empower yourself:

First State Bank, in partnership with the Genesee County Sheriff's Office (GCSO), supports making G.H.O.S.T Certification available to its team members. The Genesee Human Oppression Strike Team is a law enforcement initiative working to protect our communities from the threat of sexual predators and fight against sex trafficking.

G.H.O.S.T.'s certification program is also being adopted nationwide as a model for combatting these crimes and utilizes a multidisciplinary approach combining multiple law enforcement agencies with community support teams and medical personnel. As part of our ongoing commitment, we encourage our partners, customers, and neighbors to engage with this no-cost training to get informed and help combat this growing crime. To learn more or to get G.H.O.S.T certified, visit the GCSO website.

Support Business:

We’ve also partnered with RingTrueCO, makers of ethically made jewelry, to raise awareness and support the employment of trafficking survivors. We’ll be gifting their goods at women’s focused events. To learn more about their mission or how to purchase their products, visit:

Make your mark:

Spread the word about how others in our community can step up and make a difference. Check out this message from our CEO, Mark Jansen:

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.

For a resource for giving and receiving help in our community, download our Community Caring Guide for a guide to non-profit organizations making a difference locally. If your charitable organization would like to be included in the guide, fill out this form to provide your information.

Upcoming Events

Macomb Chamber of Commerce
Friday May 3, 2024, 11 am - 1:30 pm (EDT)
Andiamo Warren
7096 E 14 Mile Rd, Warren, MI 48092-1285

First State Bank is proud and excited to again be a sponsor for the ATHENA Awards with the Macomb County Chamber. The event honors and recognizes women who make an impact in the community. Arrive early for shopping with local vendors; or in time for lunch and program.    

Event Details

The international ATHENA Award is inspired by Athena, dynamic goddess of Greek Mythology, who had the deity of resolute courage and wisdom, and was guided and enlightened by reason. It honors and celebrates the women who exemplify what it means to be a leader and professional excellence. By granting this award, it recognizes the women who make an impact in the community by showing excellence, initiative, potential, and true leadership. These individuals contribute the professional, exemplary skills and talents they have to offer. This honor is given annually, and while only one nominee will receive the ATHENA Award, all nominations will be honored at this celebration.

The ATHENA Award is just a part of an international nonprofit organization working to empower women in a leadership environment. They support and assist women, and those who inspire them through specific, powerful programs that positively impact and develop the leader within them. By recognizing those talents within a woman, the organization is able to strengthen them through leadership training, and prepare them to take on the world in the future.

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Macomb Business Awards
Thursday, May 09, 2024, from 8 - 10:30 am (EDT)
Andiamo Warren
7096 E 14 Mile Rd, Warren, MI 48092

Please join us for the 2024 Macomb Business Awards presented by Consumers Energy on Thursday, May 9th at Andiamo's Showplace in Warren.

The 12th annual event will celebrate local businesses for their innovations, their generosity and their agility. More than 130 organizations have been nominated in the following categories:

Best Place to Work
Fueling the Talent Pipeline
Hidden Gem
Hometown Hero
Manufacturer of the Year
Nonprofit of the Year
Startup of the Year

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Rochester Coffee Talk
Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce
Friday, May 10, 2024 from 7:45 - 10 am (EDT)
Rochester Community House, 816 Ludlow Ave, Rochester, MI 48307-1309

You're invited to network with local business professionals at our May Coffee Talk! Bring your 2-minute "elevator speech" and a stack of business cards, then get ready for speed networking over coffee! Register:

Coffee Connection
Macomb Chamber of Commerce
Thursday, May 16, 2024 from 8 - 9:30 am (EDT)
The Bay at Chesterfield
29891 23 Mile Rd, Chesterfield Twp, MI 48047-1842

Join us at The Bay at Chesterfield for a Macomb Chamber Coffee Connection. This is a wonderful opportunity to network with your fellow Macomb Chamber Members and tour the newly renamed senior living facility.