Part of First Bancshares, Inc. (Indiana), Centier Bank (Whiting, Indiana) is a company headquartered in Whiting, IN, involved in state commercial banks. Michael E. Schrage is currently the CEO of the firm. An excerpt from the company's website reads as follows: Headquartered in Merrillville, Indiana, First Bancshares, Inc. is the parent holding company of Centier Bank. Founded in 1895, Centier Bank is the largest, private, family-owned bank in Indiana. Centier offers a full range of financial services with 56 offices in 26 communities across Indiana. In 2016, the Bank supported more than 600 charitable organizations and continues to place a strong emphasis on philanthropy and giving back to the community. Centier has gained a positive reputation as a community bank with an award-winning corporate culture and best practices for employers throughout the nation. With over 800 associates, Centier's workplace attitude stems from a value-based work ethic which includes a promise to maintain personalized service through caring, loyalty, integrity, friendship and fun. These corporate values have fostered a positive work experience for its employees and in turn, a new standard of excellence for the banking industry. Centier has been named \"Best Bank for Business\" for the past 15 years by the Northwest Indiana Business Quarterly publication and was listed on the Indiana Chamber's \"Best Places to Work\" list for the past 11 years.