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Local Dreamers Dream Big

September 24, 2014

We all have dreams, big and small, that keep us moving forward and working to make our lives better and more fulfilling. We’re proud to present these inspirational local people who are living their dreams, making a name for themselves, and representing our region in big ways. Each of them has shown how hard work, a positive attitude, and tremendous support from family, friends and community, have helped them along the way. They remind us that we can build a better community by supporting dreamers everywhere. What’s Your Dream?

Dreaming Big: Erin Hamlin | USA Olympic Luge Medalist

Erin Hamlin is a world-class Luger and winter games medalist, and has followed her dreams to the world stage. She talks about growing up with the support of her family, friends and community, her competitive drive, and the long road to making history in 2014. Erin’s rise from small-town athlete to international fame through hard work and dedication remind us that we can bring a community together by supporting dreamers everywhere.

Dreaming Big: Jimmy Joseph (AKA Jimmy Jam)

“Jimmy Jam” Joseph inspires people all around the world as he chases his dream of a Paralympic medal. This Paralympic Curler shares just a little of the philosophy that has taken him from victim of a tragic accident to international competitor. His positive attitude and relentless pursuit of his dreams make Jimmy a great example of the best of which we are capable.

Dreaming Big: Dreaming Big: Leon Etienne

Local celebrity and professional illusionist Leon Etienne is a true inspiration, and a great example of vision, perseverance, and hard work. His notoriety on America’s Got Talent, and through his amazing performances around the world, have earned him bigger rewards every year, and allowed him to reach for even bigger dreams.

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Join us at this year’s Wiggle Waggle Walk-a-thon

September 9, 2014

Join Team First Source at the Wiggle Waggle Walk-a-thon this Sunday at 11:00 a.m. at Sherrillbrook Park in New Hartford. Bring your own dog along or walk one from the shelter. It’s a wonderful event. Don’t just take our word for it – read about how Paul Grimes met Ragz at the Wiggle Waggle, in his own words.


If you’ve never been to the Stevens-Swan Humane Society’s Wiggle-Waggle Walk-a-thon, I encourage you to go. Granted I am an animal-lover at heart, but still, I had no idea what I was in for and how much it would end up meaning to me.

Last year my wife who works at First Source had volunteered to walk a shelter dog at the event. My daughter was going to go along and walk her Dachshund, Louie. She was unable to go, so I took her place.

At the event I met Ragz, a 210 lb. Neapolitan Mastiff. A giant ball of drool and love. We spent some time together and when I got up to leave he kept putting his huge paw on my hand as if to say, “please don’t go.” And I knew I was not going home without him. It sounds silly but it’s like we found each other that day. We needed each other and I was so happy to be able to provide a loving home for an older dog. Everybody wants the puppies and the older dogs get left behind.

Ragz is part of the family now. He’s more than my best friend. He’s the third child. He’s doing well for a 7 year old, slowing down a bit. And don’t let his size fool you. He’s a big baby, especially when it comes to taking his vitamins. Ha ha .

We’re going to the Wiggle Waggle Walk-a-thon again this year and I’m excited to bring Ragz back. It will be a like a reunion for him and it’s a great place for me to share our story. I hope I inspire others to adopt a pet as well. Ragz may not have a lot of years left but I’m glad that the years he does have are with someone who loves him and will take care of him. Even for a short period in their lives we can offer so much love to these animals.

I don’t know if I’ll bring another one home this year… but you never know.”
– Paul Grimes

Join us on Sunday and walk as part of Team First Source. Just download the pledge form.

Posted in: Waggle, Wiggle

Home Depot Security Breach

September 5, 2014

We are aware of the potential Home Depot credit card security breach and are monitoring the situation. As of this point in time, we have not been notified that our Members’ cards have been affected.

While it is unfortunate to hear of breaches like this or the Target breach from earlier this year, it is a good reminder that all of us should be diligent at monitoring our accounts for fraudulent activity. Sadly there are some unsavory folks out there and it can happen anytime, anywhere, to anyone regardless of security measures.

At First Source we have many easy ways for you to frequently check your account activity… and we recommend that you do so. You can use memberONLINE, our mobile app, the automated StraightTalk phone service, set up text alerts, call our Member Care Center or stop into any branch.

If you do see any suspicious activity, let us know. You are not liable for fraudulent charges and we’ll help you sort through it. Your security is as important to us as it is to you. If you have any questions please give us a call at 315-735-8571.

Posted in: Blog, Posts

First Source Auto Loans as low as 2.54%

September 2, 2014


auto_headers_07Looking for a newer vehicle? Lower your payments and save more for those bigger dreams by financing your ride with us. We make it easy to apply, and with Auto Loan* rates as low as 2.54% APR on new and almost-new vehicles, that leaves you more money to put in that travel fund. Imagine the possibilities with a First Source auto loan. Click the button below to set up an appointment and start saving now!

*Applications are subject to credit approval. Rates subject to change. This credit union is federally insured by the National Credit Union Administration. Membership eligibility is required. Please dream responsibly.



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