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Greg Gause's Story

Greg Gause has been a long-time Community First member. In fact, he became a member in the 1970s when we were still known as Duval County Teachers Credit Union. He regularly visits our Jacksonville Beach branch for both his consumer and business banking needs. He loves our credit union's hometown feel, stating, "Community First has always been great to work with. Whenever I go into a branch, all the employees are very helpful. They know who I am -- I’m not just another person coming through the door."

Greg held his business accounts with another financial institution in the past, but when Community First opened its Commercial Lending department in 2004, he switched his accounts over to us so that he could have both his personal and business accounts under the same roof. Since then, Greg has utilized most of our business products and service offerings to help his business grow, including an equipment loan, a business line of credit, and a business credit card. He has multiple commercial vehicle loans with us, as well. 

Greg established his relationship with Commercial Lending Officer John Keeley in 2010. That's when Greg got serious about his business checking account, business savings account, and became a regular user of our Online Banking platform for business owners. John even helped Greg establish his commercial mortgage, which he refinanced with Community First.

On the consumer side of things, Greg enjoys using Community First for his personal banking needs, too. "I go to Community First for all of my commercial loans, my personal loans, and for any advice I need, whether it’s for myself or for my business," he said. Whether he needs a home equity line of credit or a personal vehicle loan, Greg and his family have been extremely loyal members.

"I've always been an entrepreneurial spirit," said Greg, "and to be able to own my own company is just a dream come true." Community First is honored to help Greg achieve his dreams. Be sure to watch his testimonial video to learn more about his relationship with us, and contact us to learn more about how we can help you with your small business needs.