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Community First Company Newsletter
Volume 2 | Issue 10 | October 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 Fall Car Sale Event is coming up in just a few days, on October 5! We only host this special event twice a year. We do it to help the community purchase new and used vehicles at great prices. We invite 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 both members and non-members alike with tremendous savings and often helps them buy a nicer car than they thought they could afford.

We see hundreds of faces at this event. Some members are repeat buyers and even start asking our branch staff when the next Car Sale Event is going be as early as July! 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.

The most important thing to remember about the Car Sale Event is its purpose. We are here to help the community 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. Also, be sure to RSVP below so we know you're coming!
 
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. 
 
RSVP
Community First Cares Foundation

Community First Cares Foundation Partners with Investing in Kids for 'Champions for Children' Teacher Grants 

Calling all St. Johns county teachers! The Community First Cares Foundation partners with Investing in Kids (ink!) to continue its 'Champions for Children' grant cycle for St. Johns county teachers who have innovative classroom ideas! Apply now through October 16, 2019. We will award 10 lucky teachers with $1,000 each. One of those winners will move on to receive the grand prize of an additional $2,500 at the Teacher of the Year Celebration on January 31, 2020. Spread the word and apply today!  

Apply for a Grant
We are Community First

Stories that will make you Love Where You Bank:

Jennifer Wolfe | Women Writing for (a) Change, Jacksonville

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 whose accomplishments are truly remarkable. Meet Jennifer Wolfe!

Jennifer Wolfe

Jennifer established the Jacksonville chapter of Women Writing for (a) Change) in 2013, creating a non-profit component in 2018. She is a writer, facilitator, business owner, and community leader. She said she feels inspired by a comment she heard once: “Women will step into a leadership role when they feel that there is a need that is not being addressed or an injustice that’s been done.” Jennifer’s work does both, which is why we are fortunate to have her as a member and feel compelled to tell her story. 

Read Jennifer's Story

Upcoming Events 

UNF Market Days 2019

Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 | UNF Market Days

Calling all University of North Florida students! Every Wednesday, the Osprey Plaza transforms into a bustling marketplace where the UNF community enjoys a wide variety of products and services from a diverse group of vendors, including Community First! Stop by our branch. We have special offers just for UNF students. Enjoy free pizza and other giveaways while you're there! We look forward to seeing you! 

RSVP for Market Days

Fall Car Sale Event 2019 

Oct. 5 | Fall Car Sale Event

Join us at our Fall Car Sale Event, taking place on Saturday, October 5 at our downtown headquarters, located at 637 N. Lee Street, Jacksonville, FL 32204. Choose from more than 300 new and used trucks, cars, SUVs, and luxury vehicles, get special low rates, experience no-haggle prices and a fast and easy approval process. Be sure to RSVP so we know you are coming!

RSVP for the Car Sale

Icemen Season Opener

Oct. 12 | Jacksonville Icemen Season Opener

As a season sponsor of the Jacksonville Icemen, we are excited to announce that hockey is almost back! Join us for the Season Opener as we watch the Icemen take on the Greenville Swamp Rabbits on October 12 at 7:00 p.m.! This home game will take place at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena which is located at 300 A. Philip Randolph Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32202. Get ready to #FeelTheFreeze this season!

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UNF Alumni Association Third Thursday

Oct. 17 | UNF Alumni Association Third Thursday

Calling all UNF Alumni! We are excited to partner with the UNF Alumni Association to present their monthly Third Thursday events! October’s Third Thursday will take place on October 17 from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Fall-tastic fun awaits! Grab the family and enjoy a night of festivities and games at the alumni-owned, Pratt Guys showroom. Pratt Guys, known for their exciting backyard designs, invite alumni and friends to experience their take on outdoor living. Alumni and families are encouraged to bring their Halloween spirit to Third Thursday as they enjoy a cookout, s’mores, games, and back by popular demand, pumpkin painting! Don’t forget your frequent “fly”er card. If you don’t have one, make sure to ask for one!

RSVP for Alumni Event

Movies with the Mayor

Oct. 19 | 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! "Movies with the Mayor" is an event that allows you to meet and mingle with Mayor Elaine Brown and Police Chief Richard Pike! Join us on October 19 at 6:30 p.m. at Jarboe Park's "Bike-In" Outdoor Cinema to watch Goonies on the big screen. Enjoy a food truck, hamburgers served by LongHorn Steakhouse, and a popcorn bar (courtesy of Community First Credit Union).

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Thanksgiving Distance Classic

Nov. 28 | Community First Thanksgiving Distance Classic

It's time to start training for the 3rd Annual Community First Thanksgiving Distance Classic! Join us on Thanksgiving morning for a half marathon, 5K, or 1-mile Turkey Trot through Mandarin. All participants will receive a shirt and a finisher medal! As an added bonus, all Community First members are eligible for a $5.00 discount! Simply enter discount code communityfirst5 at checkout!

Register for the Race

Services to Make Your Life Easier

 

New Credit Card App 

Check out our New Credit Card App!

Great news! We have a brand new, innovative credit card app! With this exciting new app, you’ll have access to advanced technology that lets you freeze your card, set travel notifications, set up specific alerts, make payments, and so much more! Download it today! The app is available for both Apple and Android users.

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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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