STAR FINANCIAL GROUP Assets: $1.2 billion Founded as a family business in 1943 in Upland to operate STAR Financial Bank and later headquartered in Marion, in 1999 it moved its headquarters to Fort Wayne. Today, it's constructing its 40th banking center. STAR employs 660 at locations that include Anderson, Carmel, Fort Wayne, Kokomo, Marion, Tipton and other Indiana towns. Its name is an acronym representing the first names of the bank's founders: Selah Wright, Thomas Marcuccilli, Arthur Hodson and Ralph Marcuccilli. Thomas Marcuccilli's son, also named Tom, today serves as CEO of STAR Financial Group. His brother Jim is CEO of subsidiary STAR Financial Bank. Jim Marcuccilli says the bank's growth has followed a somewhat different path than that taken by other banks when the state's banking laws changed in the mid-1980s. "Our decision was not to sell the bank and not to be a big acquirer. We were only at about $300 million in assets when the banking laws changed," he says. "Most of the growth has been internal, from our current customer base." STAR has maintained region presidents in each of its six operating areas, allowing for local decision-making. In 2001, STAR Financial Bank posted record earnings, a 63 percent increase over 2000.

Cities and Towns in Grant County Population in 2002 % of County Converse 222 0.3%* Fairmount 2,916 4.0% Fowlerton 296 0.4% Gas City 5,804 8.0% Jonesboro 1,838 2.5% Marion 30,653 42.5% Matthews 584 0.8% Swayzee 975 1.4% Sweetser 879 1.2% Upland 3,744 5.2% Van Buren 905 1.3% * Population in this county is shown, this city or town crosses county lines. Order by Size Marion Gas City Upland Fairmount Jonesboro Swayzee Van Buren Sweetser Matthews Fowlerton Converse* Links to Maps: Census Tract Boundary Map of Grant county Tiger Mapping Service Map of Area Top of page

For Release: Monday, September 25, 2000 Contact: Paula Hughes, Downtown Improvement District, 420-3266 Kimberly Pupillo, City Public Information, 427-1120 Second Annual Visual Improvement Partner Awards Presented Today Fort Wayne, Ind. - Mayor Graham Richard and the Downtown Improvement District issued the second annual Visual Improvement Partner Awards today in a ceremony at Cottage Flowers, 236 E. Wayne St. Mayor Richard also presented commendations to the business owners. :Wayne Partnership for the renovations to the National City Building, 110 W. Berry St. Wayne Partership, owners of the National City Bank Building, undertook an extensive exterior renovation when its primary tenant changed owners. Formerly the Fort Wayne National Bank Building, the site at 110 W. Berry St. received a multimillion dollar facelift for the new millennium. Murphy & Associates for the renovations to the STAR Bank Building at 110 W. Berry St. Wayne Partership, owners of the National City Bank Building, undertook an extensive exterior renovation when its primary tenant changed owners. Formerly the Fort National Bank Building, the site at 110 W. Berry St. received a multimillion dollar facelift for the new millennium.

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Jim Marcuccilli, CEO of Fort Wayne-based STAR Financial Bank, agrees that the local touch is the key to successful competition. STAR began in the small town of Upland, eventually moved to Fort Wayne and is now in several Indiana communities, but "we've opted to have a continuation of local presidents in each market. We have six distinct markets and we have local presidents there for the lending decisions."

Our History STAR Financial Bank is an Indiana-based, community bank with more than $1 billion in assets. STAR maintains 39 banking centers throughout Indiana, including the communities of Anderson, Angola, Carmel, Churubusco, Columbia City, Elwood, Fort Wayne, Hamilton, Kokomo, Marion Muncie and New Castle. In addition to full service banking centers, STAR Financial Group, STAR Financial Bank's parent company, offers professional services in trust and asset management. The year was 1943. A small group of individuals led by two families - the Marcuccillis and the Wrights - were taking steps that would forever change their fortunes and those of their successors. In the fall of 1943, Selah G. Wright and Ralph and Tom Marcuccilli, in partnership with a small group of businessmen, bought their first bank - the Upland Branch of the Citizens State Bank of Fairmount- (site of George Hodson Farm) located in Upland, Indiana for $28,000. This was the beginning of the financial organization that, 56 years later, would be STAR Financial Bank, with $1 billion in assets and a net worth of almost $100 million. The 1950s and 1960s were decades of planned expansion into community banking. The expansion program started in 1952 with the purchase of The Gaston Banking Company of Gaston, Indiana. Over the next 15 years, eight more Indiana community banks were purchased. During this period, Indiana banking laws prohibited holding companies from owning and controlling more than one bank in the state. The goal of the founding partners was to bring about change in the banking laws that would permit multiple bank ownership and allow them to bring centralized control to the community banks. Frustrated by the Indiana banking laws, the group formed the Northern Indiana Financial Service Corporation (NIFSCO) in 1966. NIFSCO was the beginning of the data processing company that is in place today under the name STAR Financial Systems. Change was in the air in the seventies. The shift from rural economy to industrial economy continued. In the mid-1970's, Tom Marcuccilli's sons, Jim and Tom, joined NIFSCO full time to help the company further develop its electronic banking services. During this period, the company principals began to merge banks and relocate charters in county seats where bigger markets offered more growth potential. They did not, however, abandon their commitment to the communities and the local businesses they served. Finally, in April of 1985 - fours years after the last founding father, Tom Marcuccilli, died - the Indiana General Assembly passed the Indiana Banking Structure Reform Act, which permitted bank holding companies to own and control more than one bank in the state. With the passage of this act, a STAR was born. The new company was publicly announced on October 30, 1985. The name STAR, selected from over 300 names submitted by bank employees, was derived from the first names of the early principals (Selah Wright, Thomas Marcuccilli, Arthur Hodson, and Ralph Marcuccilli). Today STAR Financial Bank has grown to over $1 billion in assets and services its customers through 39 banking offices in central and northeast Indiana and through the Internet at www.starfinancial.com. If you are interested in a career with STAR Financial Bank, please visit our careers page.


Farmer's, Citizens, First National, Star et al. Time Line

FARMERS LOAN AND TRUST COMPANY, TIPTON Entity Address: Merged into First National Bank, Kokomo, Howard County, Indiana, TIPTON, IN 46072 General Entity Information: Control Number: 191146-048 Status: Merged Entity Type: For-Profit Domestic Corporation Entity Creation Date: 10/6/1906 Entity Date to Expire: Entity Inactive Date: 12/31/1990 Other Names for this Entity: Date Name (Type) 10/6/1906 CARMEL BANKING CENTER (Assumed / Hamilton County ) 10/6/1906 CARMEL BANKING CENTER (Assumed / Tipton County )

MID-WEST METAL PRODUCTS COMPANY INC Entity Address: 4211 E JACKSON ST PO BOX 1031 , MUNCIE, IN 47305 General Entity Information: Control Number: 191932-003 Status: Active Entity Type: For-Profit Domestic Corporation Entity Creation Date: 7/7/1921 Entity Date to Expire: Entity Inactive Date: This entity owes Business Entity Report(s). Other Names for this Entity: Date Name (Type) 7/7/1921 FAIRMOUNT WIRE PRODUCTS (Assumed ) 7/7/1921 MUNCIE WIRE (Assumed ) 7/7/1921 SELMA WIRE PRODUCTS (Assumed )

THE CITIZENS EXCHANGE BANK, FAIRMOUNT, INDIANA Entity Address: 102 S MAIN ST PO BOX 85, FAIRMOUNT, IN 46928 General Entity Information: Control Number: 192871-055 Status: Active Entity Type: For-Profit Domestic Corporation Entity Creation Date: 5/20/1931 Entity Date to Expire: Entity Inactive Date: This entity is current with Business Entity Report(s). Other Names for this Entity: Date Name (Type) 1/22/1988 CITIZENS STATE BANK OF FAIRMOUNT (Former)

THE FAIRMOUNT WATER COMPANY Entity Address: , , General Entity Information: Control Number: 194080-010 Status: Revoked Entity Type: Miscellaneous Entity Creation Date: 8/24/1942 Entity Date to Expire: Entity Inactive Date: 1/1/1970

FAIRMOUNT MANUFACTURING CORP Entity Address: , , General Entity Information: Control Number: 194089-070 Status: Revoked Entity Type: Miscellaneous Entity Creation Date: 9/13/1945 Entity Date to Expire: Entity Inactive Date: 1/1/1970

UPLAND STOCKYARDS INC Entity Address: , , General Entity Information: Control Number: 193072-067 Status: Revoked Entity Type: Miscellaneous Entity Creation Date: 4/28/1947 Entity Date to Expire: Entity Inactive Date: 1/1/1970

GREATER UPLAND CORP Entity Address: , , General Entity Information: Control Number: 194059A046 Status: Revoked Entity Type: Miscellaneous Entity Creation Date: 1/19/1955 Entity Date to Expire: Entity Inactive Date: 1/1/1978

FAIRMOUNT GRAIN CO INC Entity Address: , , General Entity Information: Control Number: 194105A105 Status: Revoked Entity Type: Miscellaneous Entity Creation Date: 10/24/1955 Entity Date to Expire: Entity Inactive Date: 1/1/1978

(Mich:Searched for: STANDARD BUILDING CO., INC. ID Num: 098422 327-1931 Name: STANDARD BUILDING CO., INC. Agent: JAROSLAW KONOPADA 30320 MERRICK DR. WARREN MI 48092 Incorporation/Qualification Date: 8-28-1957 Jurisdiction of Origin: MICHIGAN # Shares: 50,000 Mailing Address: Year of Most Recent Annual Report: 02 Year of Most Recent Annual Report With Officers & Directors: 96 Status: ACTIVE Status Date: Present)

FAIRMOUNT LOAN AND INSURANCE INC Entity Address: , , General Entity Information: Control Number: 194461-051 Status: Revoked Entity Type: Miscellaneous Entity Creation Date: 3/9/1960 Entity Date to Expire: Entity Inactive Date: 1/1/1978

FIRST NATIONAL REALTY INC (Legal) Current Information Entity Legal Name: FIRST NATIONAL REALTY INC Entity Address: PO BOX 967 , MARION, IN 46952 General Entity Information: Control Number: 194376-086 Status: Admin Dissolved Entity Type: For-Profit Domestic Corporation Entity Creation Date: 5/2/63 Entity Date to Expire: Entity Inactive Date: 11/28/88

THE UPLAND DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION Entity Address: PO Box 218 , UPLAND, IN 46989 General Entity Information: Control Number: 194496-026 Status: Active Entity Type: For-Profit Domestic Corporation Entity Creation Date: 7/20/1966 Entity Date to Expire: Entity Inactive Date:

FAIRMOUNT REALTY INC Entity Address: PO BOX 14 , FAIRMOUNT, IN 46928 General Entity Information: Control Number: 196904-142 Status: Active Entity Type: For-Profit Domestic Corporation Entity Creation Date: 4/8/1969 Entity Date to Expire: Entity Inactive Date:

UPLAND CORPORATION Entity Address: , , General Entity Information: Control Number: 197009-285 Status: Revoked Entity Type: Miscellaneous Entity Creation Date: 9/18/1970 Entity Date to Expire: Entity Inactive Date: 1/1/1978

KRYDER SYSTEMS INCORPORATED Entity Address: , , General Entity Information: Control Number: 198102-336 Status: Admin Dissolved Entity Type: For-Profit Domestic Corporation Entity Creation Date: 2/13/1981 Entity Date to Expire: Entity Inactive Date: 12/31/1987

UPLAND CAPITAL CORP Entity Address: 1909 SOUTH MAIN STREET POST OFFICE BOX 548, UPLAND, IN 46989 General Entity Information: Control Number: 198201-502 Status: Admin Dissolved Entity Type: For-Profit Domestic Corporation Entity Creation Date: 1/20/1982 Entity Date to Expire: Entity Inactive Date: 10/27/1992

INB BANKING COMPANY, NORTHEAST Entity Address: PO BOX 11909 , FORT WAYNE, IN 46861 General Entity Information: Control Number: 198201-628 Status: Merged Entity Type: For-Profit Domestic Corporation Entity Creation Date: 1/25/1982 Entity Date to Expire: Entity Inactive Date: 7/23/1993 Other Names for this Entity: Date Name (Type) 3/7/1991 THE FARMERS LOAN AND TRUST COMPANY (Former)

STAR FINANCIAL GROUP INC Entity Address: 127 W BERRY ST 2ND FLOOR PO BOX 10600, FORT WAYNE, IN 46853 General Entity Information: Control Number: 198512-162 Status: Active Entity Type: For-Profit Domestic Corporation Entity Creation Date: 12/4/1985 Entity Date to Expire: Entity Inactive Date:

STAR FINANCIAL BANK Entity Address: 106-108 S WAYNE ST , HAMILTON, IN 46742 General Entity Information: Control Number: 198512A151 Status: Merged Entity Type: For-Profit Domestic Corporation Entity Creation Date: 12/30/1985 Entity Date to Expire: Entity Inactive Date: 3/1/1991 Other Names for this Entity: Date Name (Type) 10/5/1989 THE HAMILTON BANK (Former)

UPLAND FOODS INC Entity Address: 8724 HUGUENARD RD , FORT WAYNE, IN 46818 General Entity Information: Control Number: 198604-888 Status: Admin Dissolved Entity Type: For-Profit Domestic Corporation Entity Creation Date: 4/21/1986 Entity Date to Expire: Entity Inactive Date: 1/26/1993 Other Names for this Entity: Date Name (Type) 4/21/1986 COOK'S FOODS (Assumed / Grant County )

STAR FINANCIAL BANK, MARION, INDIANA Entity Address: JAMES C MARCUCCILLI 315 S ADAMS P O BOX 1248, MARION, IN 46952 General Entity Information: Control Number: 1991010002 Status: Merged Entity Type: For-Profit Domestic Corporation Entity Creation Date: 1/1/1991 Entity Date to Expire: Entity Inactive Date: 11/15/1997 Other Names for this Entity: Date Name (Type) 1/1/1991 STAR FINANCIAL BANK (Assumed / Grant County ) 1/1/1991 STAR FINANCIAL BANK, KOKOMO (Assumed / Grant County ) 1/1/1991 STAR FIANACIAL BANK, MARION (Assumed / Grant County ) 1/1/1991 STAR FINANCIAL BANK, UPLAND (Assumed / Grant County ) 1/1/1991 STAR FINANCIAL BANK, GAS CITY (Assumed / Grant County ) 1/1/1991 STAR FINANCIAL BANK (Assumed / Howard County ) 1/1/1991 STAR FINANCIAL BANK, KOKOMO (Assumed / Howard County ) 1/1/1991 STAR FINANCIAL BANK, MARION (Assumed / Howard County ) 1/1/1991 STAR FINANCIAL BANK, UPLAND (Assumed / Howard County ) 1/1/1991 STAR FINANCIAL BANK, GAS CITY (Assumed / Howard County )

AMERICA'S CASHLINE CORP. Entity Fictitious Name: Entity Address: 13009 Cromie , WARREN, MI 48093 General Entity Information: Control Number: 1998121504 Status: Revoked Entity Type: For-Profit Foreign Corporation Entity Creation Date: 12/21/1998 Entity Date to Expire: Entity Inactive Date: 11/14/2002 Original Creation Date: 9/9/1998 Original Creation State: MI Other Names for this Entity: Date Name (Type) 1/27/1999 FIRST STAR FINANCIAL CORP. (Former)


Allen County Public Library Photo Citations

Photo ID: 00003324 Collection: Historic Photos Notes: INITIAL GROUNDBREAKING FOR THE NICKEL PLATE RAILROAD ELEVATION, FORT WAYNE IN: SHOWING CROWD, PHOTOGRAPHERS. DECEMBER 1953

Photo ID: 00001977 Collection: Historic Photos Notes: GENERAL ELECTRIC, DECATUR, INDIANA.

Photo ID: 00002186 Collection: Historic Photos Notes: SOUTH SECOND STREET, DECATUR, INDIANA.

Photo ID: 00002201 Collection: Historic Photos Notes: MCMILLEN FEED MILL, DECATUR, INDIANA.

Photo ID: 00008665 Collection: Historic Photos Notes: Saint Joe Boulevard, Fort Wayne IN: reproduced from a printed source, 1898

Photo ID: 00004632 Collection: Historic Photos Notes: Lincoln Bank Tower, Fort Wayne IN: breaking ground for construction, 10? August 1929. Courthouse, Tri-State Building and Court Street in background.

Photo ID: 00004592 Collection: Historic Photos Notes: Lincoln Bank tower, Fort Wayne IN: including Boston Store, part of Allen County Courthouse, Berry Street. reproduced from a printed source. At the time, the tower was the tallest office building in Indiana

Photo ID: FF00211 Collection: Fire Fighters Photographs Notes: After a fire at the Sears Store at 113-117 West Berry Street it collapsed into the Fort Wayne National Bank Building at 119-129 West Berry Street after a fire. Date 04/11/1944

Photo ID: 00003618 Collection: Historic Photos Notes: Wolf and Dessauer department store, on fire, 10 February, 1962, Fort Wayne IN. Aerial view with old Fort Wayne National Bank building in background.

Photo ID: 00003608 Collection: Historic Photos Notes: Freimann Square, Fort Wayne IN: looking southwest from pool, showing courthouse, Lincoln Bank, Fort Wayne National Bank, Anthony Wayne Bank, other buildings on Clinton and Berry streets.

Photo ID: 00008621 Collection: Historic Photos Notes: Aerial view of downtown Fort Wayne IN: showing Lincoln Bank building, Scottish Rite, Masonic temple, First Presbyterian Church, Wolf & Dessauer, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, river and other streets bounded by Harrison (west), Lafayette (east), river (north), Jefferson (south).

Photo ID: 00004637 Collection: Historic Photos Notes: Old National Bank, Fort Wayne IN: interior showing banking hall. 1913. reproduced from a printed source.

Photo ID: 00004627 Collection: Historic Photos Notes: First National Bank, Fort Wayne IN: interior showing teller's cages, 1906. reproduced from a printed source.

Photo ID: 00004638 Collection: Historic Photos Notes: German-American National Bank, Fort Wayne IN: interior showing banking hall, 1913. reproduced from a printed source.

Photo ID: 00008355 Collection: Historic Photos Notes: National Bank, Fort Wayne IN: from a published source, 1906.

Photo ID: 00004522 Collection: Historic Photos Notes: Fort Wayne's Industrial output increases 747% in value, 1899-1929. Drawing for Lincoln National Bank and Trust. Illustrates situation immediately before the stock market crash of October 1929.

Photo ID: 00000231 Collection: Historic Photos Notes: FORT WAYNE STREETS, CALHOUN CALHOUN STREET SOUTH FROM BERRY STREET, BUILDING ON S.W. CORNER IS OLD NATIONAL BANK, SITE OF PRESENT WALGREENS STORE

Photo ID: FF00544 Collection: Fire Fighters Photographs Notes: Tear gas went off at Fort Wayne National Bank 100 West Berry Street. Date 09/10/1956

Photo ID: 00004651 Collection: Historic Photos Notes: Fort Wayne National Bank, Fort Wayne IN: interior, showing board chairman Russell M. Deane (left) and president Paul E. Shaffer inspecting teller's windows. News Sentinel, 25 March 1970.

Photo ID: 00003090 Collection: Historic Photos Notes: NORTH SIDE OF PUBLIC SQUARE, TIPTON IN: SHOWING FARMERS LOAN & TRUST, K&C CLUB, YOUNG & MASON, MOORES MARKET.

Photo ID: 00004639 Collection: Historic Photos Notes: Tri-State Loan and Trust Company, Fort Wayne IN: interior showing banking hall, 1913. reproduced from a printed source.

Photo ID: 00004586 Collection: Historic Photos Notes: Tri-State Block, Fort Wayne IN: Berry Street between Court and Clinton, showing Fort Wayne Outfitters, drug store, dome of courthouse. Photograph of postcard.

Photo ID: 00004908 Collection: Historic Photos Notes: Fort Wayne Citizens' Advisory Council, 1 December 1948. seated l-r: John Hilker, Captain Pierre Boucheron, Walter Fishering; standing l-4: Bruce Ruch, Thomas P. Riddle, Lee J. Ninde

Photo ID: 00000034 Collection: Historic Photos Notes: FORT WAYNE STREETS A-E COLUMBIA STREET 200 BLOCK EAST (BETWEEN MAIN & BARR) BUILDINGS WERE RAZED IN 1970 TO PROVIDE LAND FOR FREIMAN PARK

Photo ID: 00008655 Collection: Historic Photos Notes: The Opening of Berry Street as a Cross-Town Thoroughfare, Fort Wayne IN

Photo ID: 00000549 Collection: Historic Photos Notes: ALLEN COUNTY SCHOOLS ALLEN COUNTY GRADE AND HIGH SCHOOLS 1927 WAYNEDALE

Photo ID: 00000123 Collection: Historic Photos Notes: FORT WAYNE STREETS M-R PONTIAC STREET LOOKING WEST FROM REED STREET FEBRUARY 16, 1945

Photo ID: 00000150 Collection: Historic Photos Notes: FORT WAYNE STREETS M-R PONTIAC STREET LOOKING EAST TOWARD WINTER STREET FEBRUARY 16, 1945

Photo ID: 00000419 Collection: Historic Photos Notes: ALLEN COUNTY SCHOOLS ALLEN COUNTY CEDAR CREEK TOWNSHIP

Photo ID: 00008777 Collection: Historic Photos Notes: Lassus Brothers Oil Company station at Main and Van Buren, Fort Wayne IN closed during energy crisis, March 1979.

Photo ID: 00003339 Collection: Historic Photos Notes: PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD, FORT WAYNE IN: NORTH SIDE LOOKING EAST FROM HARRISON STREET SHOWING FACTORIES, SMOKESTACK, RED COMET OIL CO. TRUCK. TAKEN 19 OCTOBER 1943 BY ELLSWORTH CRICK.