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Community First Company Newsletter
Volume 2 | Issue 9 | September 2019
Our Mission: Providing financial solutions for every stage of life.
State of the Credit Union
Dear Valued Member,

As you know, we don't experience the same fall season in Florida as our friends do in the north. Instead of enjoying crunchy leaves, pumpkin spice lattes, and a crisp, autumn breeze, we know that September is the height of the hurricane season here in the south. As I write this letter, Hurricane Dorian is approaching Florida. We know that this storm will impact the entire state in some way. Regardless of where Dorian lands, we can expect adverse weather for the First Coast, including heavy winds, rain, and possible flooding.
 
I encourage you to stay connected with us. Before the storm hits, it is important that we have your most up-to-date contact information on file. Please give us a call at 904.354.8537 to verify this. It's also important that you can access your banking information digitally. If you haven't already done so, I encourage you to enroll in Online Banking and download our Community First app for Apple or Android.
 
Hurricane Dorian Updates
 
As Hurricane Dorian approaches Florida, we will post frequent updates related to the storm on our website here. Please check this page often to learn about possible branch closures, weather updates, and tips for how you can stay safe.
 
I'll be keeping all of you in my thoughts as the storm passes. Take care of your family, friends, and pets. We have overcome the effects of hurricane season before, and we will again. Know that we will be with you every step of the way, including after the storm. Just as we did with Irma, we will be ready to assist members with hurricane recovery programs. Stay tuned to our website for more information about that as we assess the needs for our members. We hope these resources give you just one more reason to Love Where You Bank. Stay safe, everyone.  
 
Hurricane Dorian Updates
Community First Cares Foundation

Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville

Community First Cares Foundation Partners with Cultural Council to Create Grants for Emerging Artists

The Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville is committed to enriching the lives of residents in Northeast Florida by investing in arts and culture. The Community First Cares Foundation is a strong supporter of emerging artists and the vital role they play in our community. That's why our Foundation has partnered with the Cultural Council to provide entrepreneurial resources for emerging artists of all disciplines. We encourage all artists to apply for a $1,000 grant today! The application deadline has been extended to September 16, 2019!   

Apply for a Grant

The Foundation is also helping the Cultural Council 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

Champions for Children

Community First Cares Foundation Partners with Investing in Kids for 'Champions for Children' Grant Cycle  

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
Community First Events
Stash Your Cash

Now - Sept. 14 | Stash Your Cash Challenge

We’ve teamed up with our Community Partners to develop the Stash Your Cash Challenge! Every week (between now and September 14) we’re hiding a special prize inside one of our 19 branches. Want to know how you can win big? Subscribe to our email list or follow us on Facebook to receive special clues every week. Then use our clues to locate the branch where our prize is stashed each week. Finally, go to the branch and enter to win the prize for that week!

Sign up for Clues

Happy Labor Day

Sept. 2 | Labor Day Holiday

This is a friendly reminder that the credit union will be closed on Monday, September 2, 2019 in observance of Labor 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

Block Party at Oakleaf 

Sept. 14 | Oakleaf Branch Block Party

Join us on Saturday, Sept. 14 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. for our Community First Block Party at the Oakleaf Branch! Enjoy free food, refreshments, and more! We'll also have exclusive offers for anyone interested in opening an account or buying/refinancing a car. Special guests from the Jacksonville Icemen will also be making a special appearance! The Oakleaf Branch is located at 9690 Applecross Road, Jacksonville, FL 32222. Space is limited so reserve your sot today! 

RSVP

  UNF Alumni Association Third Thursday

Sept. 19 | 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! September’s Third Thursday will take place on September 19 from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at Strings Sports Brewery. Enjoy networking and delicious food and brews before the Jaguars home game against the Houston Texans. Strings Sports Brewery is located in historic Springfield at 1850 N. Main Street, Jacksonville, Florida 32206. Strings is five minutes from TIAA Bank Field, making it the perfect place to hang out before the game! Don’t forget your frequent “fly”er card. If you don’t have one, make sure to ask for one! 

RSVP

Fall Car Sale 2019

Oct. 5 | Fall Car Sale Sale Event

Mark your calendars now and 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. Stay tuned for more information soon on our website and social media pages. Never been to one of our Car Sale Events before? Check out the video below for what to expect! 

Car Sale Video

Watch Video

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! 

2019-2020 Season Schedule

Thanksgiving Day 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

Online and Mobile Banking

Download the Community First App!

With Mobile Banking, you can bank where you want, when you want. Whether it’s viewing account information, paying a bill, transferring money, or even applying for a loan, you can do it all from your phone. During times of natural disasters, it's important for you to be able to access your banking information digitally. If you haven't already done so, we encourage you to enroll in Online Banking and download our Community First app for Apple or Android.

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