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Tricia Lilli on why you should Switch To First

July 30, 2010

At First Source, we have a dedicated team whose job it is to make your experience easier, better and more rewarding. We’re always looking for ways to improve your already great relationship with us. Not a Member yet? Just visit SwitchToFirst.org and take the first step, and see how we make it easier right from the start.

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First Source FCU awards $12,000 in scholarships

July 28, 2010

First Source Federal Credit Union awarded $12,000 to local students pursuing their continuing education locally for the 2010-2011 academic school years.
Among the scholarship recipients were Justin Peavey, Utica College; Emily Gallagher, Utica College; Jonathan Torres, Mohawk Valley Community College; Elizabeth Warmingham, Mohawk Valley Community College; Benjamin Williams, SUNY IT; Cecilia Ludowieg, SUNY IT; Michelle Beck, USC the Business College; Benjamin Sweeney, USC the Business College; Michael Sparrin, Herkimer County Community College; Katelyn VanNort, Herkimer County Community College; and Jennifer Rougeux, Hamilton College.

Applicants were asked to write an essay of 250-500 words about how education has made a difference in their life and how they intend to make a difference in the lives of others through their schooling. Essays were reviewed by an independent panel of judges, including both First Source representatives and participating college representatives.

Since 1995 First Source FCU has awarded scholarships to deserving students, granting more than $222,000 in total.

Posted in: Utica

First Source Supports Missing Children Riders Walking for Cause

July 8, 2010

The 10th Annual Boilermaker Walk Committee has chosen NCMEC-NY/Mohawk Valley and The Ride for Missing Children to be their charity partner for the 2010 Walk, and as Luminary Sponsor of 2010’s Ride, First Source Federal Credit Union employees will be leading the way. First Source has encouraged employees and their families, a number of who were also Riders and Ride Volunteers, to participate in this wonderful cause.

First Source employees, along with Riders (wearing their Ride jerseys) and Ride Volunteers (wearing their NCMEC t-shirts), will participate as a group, navigating the grounds of the Masonic Care Community at The Boilermaker Expo on Saturday, July 10, 2010, from 10:30 am – 1:00 pm. This is the second year the Ride has been chosen as charity partner for the Walk.

Additionally, First Source employees will also be operating the Child Identification system at the Masonic Home during Boilermaker registration on Friday, July 9th.

“We put our energies and resources into many charitable efforts every year,” said Mike Parsons, President and CEO of First Source Federal Credit Union,” and The Ride was one of the largest and most rewarding. What many people may not know is that NCMEC participates in events year-round, all to raise visibility for the plight of missing children, and raise funds for efforts to secure their return. We’re so proud to be a part of all their efforts, and the Boilermaker Walk has generously partnered with us again to support this important cause.”

The Boilermaker Walk, a family event that includes old and young participants alike, covers a 3-mile course along the Masonic Care Community grounds, with water stations and fan support along the way. The walk is a part of the Boilermaker Expo, with a post-walk celebration that includes snacks and beverages.

Pam Way, First Source’s Community Relations Specialist, is overwhelmed by the level of participation among the Credit Union’s staff. “It’s amazing how many employees contribute their personal time and effort. We always encourage them to contribute to charitable causes in any way they can, and The Ride and Walk give them tangible ways to support our local community, and the greater community served by the Mohawk Valley office of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.”

First Source Federal Credit Union is a full-service financial institution, serving Members and neighbors since 1938. First Source provides greater financial convenience and more personal connections with stronger relationships. They serve nearly 30,000 Members throughout Central New York, with branches in New Hartford, South Utica, North Utica and Herkimer. For more information contact Pam Way, Community Relations Specialist at 315-735-8571.

Posted in: Children, For, Missing, Ride, The

First Source to Host a One Hour ID Theft Seminar

July 6, 2010

Identity Theft is the fastest growing crime in America. Reduce your chances of becoming a victim of identity theft by attending this free seminar.

A one hour ID Theft Seminar conducted by Don Rebovich and Joe Giordano, both professors in criminal justice and experts in Identity Theft.

Open to First Source Members at no cost!

September 14th
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Economic Crime and Justice Studies Auditorium at Utica College

Hurry to reserve your seat today!

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