Commerce National Bank

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Commerce National Bank
Type Subsidiary of First Merchants Corporation
Founded 1991 (CNBC Bancorp.)
Headquarters Columbus, Ohio, United States
Key people Thomas McAuliffe,
Chairman
Jennifer Griffith
Chief Executive Officer
Products Business banking,
Health-care financing
Employees 105 (2006)
Parent First Merchants Corporation
Website www.firstmerchants.com/CNB/

Commerce National Bank, is an American commercial bank, founded in 1991, with $600 million in assets. It is a subsidiary of First Merchants Corporation, and is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, and has a regional office in Cincinnati. Commerce provides a variety of banking services to small- and mid-sized businesses.

Within its business-only niche, Commerce National Bank is known for its specialty in health-care finance. This specialty has garnered it a reputation as the bank for dentists, physicians, veterinarians, and other health-care practitioners throughout the Midwest and beyond.

Dr. James Newton, a professor at the Ohio State University, serves as the bank's chief economic adviser. In 2003, First Merchants Corporation acquired Commerce National Bank and joined CNB with the other First Merchants affiliate banks.

Commerce National Bank is the second largest bank in the United States bearing the name "Commerce," behind Commerce Bancshares, a retail bank headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri.

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