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Community First Company Newsletter
Volume 2 | Issue 11 | November 2019
Our Mission: Providing financial solutions for every stage of life.
State of the Credit Union
Dear Valued Member,

On behalf of the entire staff at Community First Credit Union, I want to personally thank you for being such a loyal member. As CEO, I don’t often get the chance to speak directly with our best members and tell you how much I truly appreciate you. Because of members like you, we’ve been able to do some big things this year to enhance your banking experience and support the local community. These initiatives include giving back to our members, moveUP money experiences, new enhancements to our digital services, our ongoing community partnerships, and the wonderful work we do with the Community First Cares Foundation.

As we approach the end of the year, I am thankful for you and the things we’ve already done to help improve your life. We are so happy to have you as one of Community First’s most loyal members. We appreciate the trust you place in us each and every day. We look forward to our continued relationship as we strive each day to find additional reasons for you to Love Where You Bank.
See How We've Shared the Love This Year
Community First Cares Foundation


Community First Cares Foundation partners with the Cultural Council to present a special course for local artists  

The Community First Cares Foundation is helping the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville present a special course for artists: Entrepreneurial Resources for Creatives: Artist Capacity Building Intensive. The course, "Learn the Art of Running a Business," will help local artists learn the fundamentals of business finances and more. The course takes place on Saturday, November 9, 2019

Register for the Course
Share the Love

We're Sharing the Love and giving you a chance to win!

Big news! We’ve made some huge enhancements this year to help make your life easier and show you what it really means to Love Where You Bank. As we approach the holiday season, we think it’s time to share the love even more. For a limited time, stop by any of our branches to receive a special gift on us as a THANK YOU for being the best part of Community First.

Here are just some of the ways we’ve shared the love this year:


Over the next few weeks, we’ll be sharing all of the exciting news, updates, and events we had this year with you.

Share the Love


Community First signs a long-term agreement to continue branch operations at the University of North Florida

Community First has made a long-term agreement to continue to operate its branch on the campus of the University of North Florida. UNF and Community First recently signed a 10-year lease agreement to continue branch services on campus. As our only on-campus branch, we are proud to provide UNF staff, faculty, and student members with convenient and tailored financial services in a place where they spend most of their time. We look forward to seeing you in our branch at the John A. Delaney Student Union. 

Dr. John Verville

John D. Verville, D.D.S. | Owner, Dr. John D. Verville Family & Cosmetic Dentistry

Dr. Verville is the owner of Dr. John D. Verville Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in Fleming Island. He became a business member in April 2013. Before coming to Community First, Dr. Verville had his business account at a well-known regional bank. The bank had plenty of resources, but Dr. Verville needed and wanted something more. In the near future, Dr. Verville anticipates that he will need an equipment loan, and feels confident that Community First will be there to help him. Read Dr. Verville's full story to learn more about why he ultimately decided to make the switch to Community First. 

Read Dr. Verville's Story

Upcoming Events 

UNF Market Days 2019

Nov. 6, 13, 20 | 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

Veterans Day

Nov. 11 | Veterans Day

This is a friendly reminder that the credit union will be closed on Monday, November 11, 2019 in observance of Veterans Day. This includes our downtown headquarters and all of our branches. For your convenience, Online and Mobile Banking services are available 24/7! 

Log Into Online Banking

Jacksonville Icemen

Nov. 14, 15, 16, 20, 27 | Jacksonville Icemen Games

As a season sponsor of the Jacksonville Icemen, we are excited to say that hockey is back in Jacksonville! 🏒 Join us at an Icemen game this month! All home games take place at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena, which is located at 300 A. Philip Randolph Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32202. Help us #FeelTheFreeze this season! 

Get Tickets

Nov. 21 | Friends-Giving - November Third Thursday for UNF Alumni

Nothing says fall like November Third Thursday for UNF Alumni! Celebrate friends-giving with the UNF Alumni Association, Public Health Alumni Network and Hicks Honors College at Wicked Barley Brewing Company’s Beer Garden for friendly conversation, delectable appetizers and naughty ales. That’s not all -- thanks to Wicked Barley, a portion of the night’s proceeds will be donated back to the UNF Alumni Association!

RSVP for Alumni Event

Nov. 23 | moveUP Money Experience for Teens at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens

Join us Saturday, November 23 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens for a special moveUP Money Experience for Teens! This free financial workshop walks teens through managing money in the real world.

RSVP for our moveUP Teen Event

Thanksgiving Distance Classic

Nov. 28 | Community First Thanksgiving Distance Classic

Ever wish you could run a half marathon? Ever wish you wouldn't have eaten so much on Thanksgiving? Well, we have the perfect opportunity for you to get in shape and feel better about eating all those carbs on Turkey Day. That's right -- Join us for the 3rd Annual Community First Thanksgiving Distance Classic! Choose from a half marathon, 5K, or 1-mile Turkey Trot through Mandarin. All participants will receive a shirt and a finisher medal! Let's get #ReadyToRun, Community First! 🏃🦃 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

Sprint Fall Offer

Community First Credit Union members have more to love this fall from Sprint®!

Calling all members! Did you know that we have a special partnership with Sprint? Switch to Sprint and get $200 cash! Plus, get lines 3, 4 and 5 FREE! With a 30-Day total satisfaction guarantee, you’ll be raking in the cash. We are a #ProudPartner of the Love My Credit Union Rewards program.

Learn More

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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