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Community First Company Newsletter
Volume 2 | Issue 4 | April 2019
Our Mission: Providing financial solutions for every stage of life.
State of the Credit Union
Dear Valued Member,

I'm delighted to let you know that our Spring Car Sale Event is coming up this month on April 13! We only host this special event twice a year. We do it to help members purchase new and used vehicles at great prices and we add in a terrific deal on interest rates. We invite eight specially selected local dealerships to bring in hundreds of cars, which vary from new, used, mid-range, SUVs, and even some luxury vehicles! What makes the event so extraordinary is our special one-day interest rate, which provides members tremendous savings and often helps them buy a nicer car than they thought they could afford.

To give you a little bit of history, we started hosting our annual Car Sale Event in 2007. Back then, a few hundred people would stop by and approximately 40-50 members would take advantage of this special financing option. Since then, the event has grown in size and popularity. We still see hundreds of faces at each event, but we typically sell more than 100 vehicles each time. Some members are repeat buyers and even start asking our branch staff when the next Car Sale Event is going be as early as January! Many members begin "shopping" as the cars are delivered to the lot on the Friday afternoon before the event, and many arrive as early as 7:00 a.m. on Saturday morning to ensure they get the car they want.

Although the Car Sale Event is a lot of work for the credit union and our employees, we have so much fun at it. We have hot dogs, water, fun games for children, popcorn, and even a DJ on site! This gives members more of a feeling that they are attending a festival as they're walking around, especially on a beautiful Saturday in Jacksonville.

The most important thing to remember about the Car Sale Event is its purpose. We are here to help members save money, time, and provide them with peace of mind. This event allows us to provide essential transportation for members and their families by financing reliable vehicles at a low rate. I invite you all to come and join us for this special event, even if it's just to browse or say hello to our friendly staff and dealers.

If you've never attended one of our Car Sale Events, I encourage you to watch the video below. It will give you a good idea of what to expect, and you can even see the variety of cars we provide.
Car Sale Video Snippet
We want you to Love What You Drive, and hope that our Car Sale Event gives you just one more reason to Love Where You Bank. 
Watch Video
Community News

Spring Car Sale Event 

 Apr. 13 | Spring Car Sale Event 

Join us at our upcoming Spring Car Sale Event on Saturday, April 13 from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the Community First Headquarters in downtown Jacksonville (at the corner of Beaver and Lee St.). For one day only, shop hundreds of specially priced vehicles from local car dealerships and get exclusive low rates on your car loan! 

When: Saturday, April 13 | 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Where: Community First Headquarters | 637 N. Lee Street, Jacksonville, FL 32204

It’s the best no-haggle car buying experience you’ll ever have!  

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Stories that will make you Love Where You Bank

Introducing, We Are Community First: Stories that will make you Love Where You Bank. We have so many employees, members, business members, community partners, and others who are doing amazing, inspirational things. Whether they are achieving personal milestones or implementing major initiatives that drastically change the lives of others in a positive way, we know some wonderful people who are accomplishing remarkable things. We think these stories are worth sharing and hope you enjoy reading them as much as we love sharing them.

Our first story is about our Assistant Branch Manager at the Oakleaf Branch, Matt Cummings.

Before and After Weight Loss

Matt has an incredible transformation story. He has lost approximately 150 pounds in less than a year, but that's not the only impressive thing about him! Click below to learn more. 

Read Matt's Story


Upcoming Events 

 Jumbo Shrimp Games 

Apr. 4 | Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp Season Opener

Apr. 16 | 2-for-1 at the Box Office for CFCU Members

Join us at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville on April 4 as we celebrate Opening Day for the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp! There will be a major fireworks display, entertainment, and of course, special appearances by mascots SouthPaw and Scampi. On April 16, tickets will be 2-for-1 at the box office for Community First Credit Union members who use their CFCU credit or debit cards. And don't forget about the Jumbo Shrimp Debit Card, which gives card holders a 10% discount on merchandise, a free small fountain drink with any concession stand purchase, and $2 off tickets purchased on game day at the box office. We'll see you at the stadium!  

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Clay County Fair 


Apr. 4-13 | Clay County Fair

The Clay County Agricultural Fair is taking place April 4-13, and tickets are on sale now! In fact, Community First is the Official Ticket Sponsor and our Clay County branches are designated advanced ticket outlets! Visit our Fleming Island or Orange Park branch to receive discounted tickets, including ride armbands that are good for any one full day at the fair. Advance ticket sales end on April 3, so stop by one of these branches today!

Fleming Island Branch: 2004 East West Parkway, Fleming Island, FL 32003
Orange Park Branch: 625 Blanding Blvd, Orange Park, FL 32073

We'll see you at the fair! 

Ticket Information


Movies with the Mayor

Apr. 27 | Movies with the Mayor in Neptune Beach

We are proud to partner with the City of Neptune Beach for this fun and free event for the entire family! Introducing "Movies with the Mayor," an event that allows you to meet and mingle with Mayor Elaine Brown and Police Chief Richard Pike! Join us on April 27 from 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. at Jarboe Park's "Bike-In" Outdoor Cinema to watch Bumblebee on the big screen. Enjoy a food truck, hamburgers and hotdogs (courtesy of Fletcher High School's band) and a popcorn bar (courtesy of Community First Credit Union). 

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Services to Make Your Life Easier



Check out the Community First Blog!

Did you know that Community First has a blog? If so, have you ever read some of our helpful articles? We publish at least one new blog per month on the topics that matter most to you. Whether we're offering tips about how to save or giving advice to first-time homebuyers, our blog has a little bit of something for everyone. 

Blog Snippet

In our most recent blog post, we offer some advice about when to open a savings or checking account for your child. Check it out! 

Read our Blog

Social Media

Stay up to date on all of our latest news, events, and other happenings by following us on social media. We post regularly to keep you informed.


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Did we recently help save you money? Did our Mortgage Champions help you finance your dream home? Did you get a sweet new ride with one of our auto loans? We’d love to hear YOUR stories. Tag your photos with #LoveWhereYouBank for a chance to have your story featured in our next newsletter!


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