POWER OF ATTORNEY

This document was submitted to the SEC on behalf of BISHOP CRAIG A. The original filing can be found at http://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/00015086...

POWER OF ATTORNEY

     KNOW ALL PERSONS BY THESE PRESENTS, that the undersigned hereby constitutes and appoints Thomas Sullivan, Samuel Stone, Richard Rice, David Miller, James Wheeler and Harvey Koning, or any of them, the undersigned's true and lawful attorney-in-fact to:

     (1) Execute for and on behalf of the undersigned, in the undersigned's capacity as an officer and/or director of Firstbank Corporation (the "Company"), Forms 3, 4 and 5 in accordance with Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the rules thereunder:

     (2) Do and perform any and all acts for and on behalf of the undersigned which may be necessary to complete and execute any such Form3, 4 or 5 and timely file such form with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and any stock exchange or similar authority; and

     (3) Take any other action of any type whatsoever in connection with the foregoing which, in the opinion of such attorney-in-fact, may be of benefit to, in the best interest of, or legally required by, the undersigned, it being understood that the documents executed by such attorney-in-fact on behalf of the undersigned pursuant to this Power of Attorney shall be in such form and shall contain such terms and conditions as such attorney-in-fact may approve in such attorney-in-fact's discretion.

     The undersigned hereby grants to each such attorney-in-fact full power and authority to do and perform any and every act necessary or proper to be done in the exercise of any of the rights and powers herein granted, as fully to all intents and purposes as the undersigned might or could do if personally present, with full power of substitution or revocation, hereby ratifying and confirming all that such attorney-in-fact shall lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue of this power of attorney and the rights and powers herein granted. The undersigned acknowledges that the foregoing attorneys-in-fact, in serving in such capacity at the request of the undersigned, are not assuming, nor is the Company assuming, any of the undersigned's responsibilities to comply with Section 16 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

     This Power of Attorney shall remain in full force and effect until the undersigned is no longer required to file Forms 3, 4 and 5 with respect to the undersigned's holdings of and transactions in securities issued by the Company, unless earlier revoked by the undersigned in a signed writing delivered to the foregoing attorneys-in-fact.

     IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned has caused this Power of Attorney to be executed as of this 9th day of December, 2010.

/s/ Craig A. Bishop
Craig A. Bishop

CONFIRMING STATEMENT

     This Statement confirms that the undersigned has authorized and designated Thomas Sullivan, Samuel Stone, Richard Rice, David Miller, James Wheeler and Harvey Koning, or any of them, to execute and file on the undersigned's behalf all Forms 3, 4 and 5 (including any amendments thereto) that the undersigned may be required to file with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission as a result of the undersigned's ownership of or transactions in securities of Firstbank Corporation. The authority of Thomas Sullivan, Samuel Stone, Richard Rice, David Miller, James Wheeler and Harvey Koning under this Statement shall continue until the undersigned is no longer required to file Forms 3, 4 and 5 with regard to the undersigned's ownership of or transactions in securities of Firstbank Corporation unless earlier revoked in writing. The undersigned acknowledges that Thomas Sullivan, Samuel Stone, Richard Rice, David Miller, James Wheeler and Harvey Koning are not assuming, nor is Firstbank Corporation assuming, any of the undersigned's responsibilities to comply with Section 16 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

Dated: December 9, 2010

/s/ Craig A. Bishop
Craig A. Bishop

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