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Community First Credit Union Expands Branch Network

By: Maria Coppola, APR, CPRC

Posted on 1/17/2018 12:03:50 PM

Community First Credit Union, a full-service credit union based in Jacksonville with membership open to anyone who lives on the First Coast, announces it has started construction on its 19th branch in the market located in Oakleaf Plantation at 9690 Applecross Rd., Jacksonville, Florida 32222.

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Community First Credit Union Reopens Branch Network

By: John Hirabayashi

Posted on 9/13/2017 12:00:00 PM

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Sept. 13, 2017 – Community First Credit Union has reopened its branch network after closing for Hurricane Irma last week. The credit union will open 15 of its 18 branch locations to serve members as well as provide ATM services to anyone. Branches from Fleming Island through Jacksonville and north to Yulee opened at 9 a.m. today for normal business hours.

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Community First Unveils Newly-Transformed Westside Branch

By: John Hirabayashi

Posted on 8/14/2017 12:00:00 PM

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., August 2, 2017 – Community First Credit Union, a full-service credit union based in Jacksonville with membership open to anyone who lives on the First Coast, announces it has officially unveiled its renovated Westside Branch located at 7640 103rd St. Construction began in March 2017 and the renovation took place while the branch stayed open to serve its customers through the transition.

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Community First Credit Union Receives Financial Capability Innovation Award from EverFi at Nasdaq

By: John Hirabayashi

Posted on 4/12/2017 2:55:00 PM

Community First Credit Union was honored at the 3rd Annual Financial Capability Innovation Awards presented by the nation's leading technology innovator, EverFi, Inc.

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Community First Credit Union Annual Report Shows Strength, Consumer and Business Confidence in the First Coast

By: John Hirabayashi

Posted on 3/17/2017 12:00:00 PM

Institution grows membership, loans and achieves a record capital ratio.

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Community First Credit Union To Build New Fleming Island Location

By: John Hirabayashi

Posted on 2/23/2017 2:11:00 PM

Credit Union to relocate banking center to freestanding location.

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Florida Theatre and Community First Credit Union Announce First-Ever Season Sponsor Agreement

By: John Hirabayashi

Posted on 1/4/2017 12:00:00 PM

Largest monetary partnership for the Florida Theatre to support programs, strengthen cultural community ties.

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32nd Annual Community First Jacksonville Light Boat Parade Winners Announced

By: John Hirabayashi

Posted on 12/31/2016 12:00:00 PM

The Northbank and Southbank Riverwalks were packed with spectators as colorful boats paraded up the St. John’s River this evening for the 32nd annual Community First Jacksonville Light Boat Parade.

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Community First Credit Union Appoints Chief Information Officer

By: John Hirabayashi

Posted on 12/2/2016 4:30:00 PM

Community First Credit Union announces that it has appointed a chief information officer (CIO).

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Northside Branch Incident December 1, 2016

By: John Hirabayashi

Posted on 12/1/2016 9:05:00 PM

CEO and President John Hirabayashi

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CFS Investment Representative at Community First Credit Union Honored for Outstanding Performance

By: John Hirabayashi

Posted on 11/18/2016 3:09:00 PM

Community First Credit Union announces that Mark Fitzmorris, a representative registered through broker-dealer and Registered Investment Adviser CUSO Financial Services, LP (CFS) earned the 2015 Gold Pacesetter Award at the CFS/SPF “No Boundaries!” 2016 Annual Conference, recently held in San Diego, California.

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Community First Credit Union to Transform Westside Branch

By: John Hirabayashi

Posted on 9/29/2016 4:46:00 PM

Community First Credit Union, a full-service credit union based in Jacksonville with membership open to anyone who lives on the First Coast, announces it will retrofit and renovate its Westside Branch located at 7640 103rd St. once permitting is approved.

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Community First Jacksonville Light Boat Parade to Coincide with TaxSlayer Bowl

By: John Hirabayashi

Posted on 9/27/2016 4:00:00 PM

Gator Bowl Sports announced today the return of the Community First Jacksonville Light Boat Parade to its roots.

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Community First to Present the “Sing Out Loud Festival”

By: John Hirabayashi

Posted on 7/21/2016 4:02:00 PM

Community First Credit Union will present the Sing Out Loud Festival through a three-year commitment – its largest monetary sponsorship ever made in St. Johns County.

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Community First Credit Union Appoints Executives to Board, Audit Committee

By: John Hirabayashi

Posted on 6/23/2016 4:04:00 PM

Community First Credit Union, one of the largest credit unions in Florida based in Jacksonville, announces it has appointed two local executive leaders to its volunteer board of directors and its audit committee.

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“Community First Night Owl Cinema” The Free, Family-Friendly Summer Movie Series Returns

By: John Hirabayashi

Posted on 5/16/2016 4:05:00 PM

Community First Credit Union (Community First) and the St. Augustine Amphitheatre proudly announce the return of the free, family-friendly “Community First Night Owl Cinema” Series.

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Community First Celebrates 75 Years of MOSH with 75 Cent Admission

By: John Hirabayashi

Posted on 3/11/2016 12:00:00 PM

Join MOSH and Community First Credit Union on Saturday, April 2 to celebrate 75 Years of MOSH with 75 cent admission.

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Community First Credit Union Annual Report Shows Strength, Consumer Confidence

By: John Hirabayashi

Posted on 3/4/2016 12:00:00 PM

Community First Credit Union released its 2015 annual financial report at its 81st annual meeting held Thursday, March 3 at the credit union's headquarters in LaVilla.

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Community First Cares Foundation to bestow the Third Annual Innovation Prize at The EDDY Awards

By: John Hirabayashi

Posted on 2/23/2016 12:00:00 PM

The Community First Cares Foundation, the charitable giving arm of Community First Credit Union, announces the recipient of the Community First Innovation Prize honoring creativity and innovation in classroom instruction in Duval County.

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Community First Credit Union CEO Appointed to Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Board of Directors

By: John Hirabayashi

Posted on 2/6/2016 12:00:00 PM

Community First Credit Union, a full-service credit union based in Jacksonville with membership open to anyone who lives on the First Coast, announces its CEO and President John Hirabayashi has been appointed to serve on the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta’s Jacksonville branch.

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Community First Credit Union Opens Riverside Branch

By: John Hirabayashi

Posted on 1/4/2016 12:52:24 PM

Community First Credit Union, a full-service credit union based in Jacksonville with membership open to anyone who lives on the First Coast, opened its Riverside branch in the recently rebuilt Five Points Village on Monday, January 4.

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CFS Financial Advisor at Community First Honored for Extraordinary Service to Investment Clients

By: Maria Coppola, APR, CPRC

Posted on 8/28/2015 10:36:46 AM

JACKSONVILLE, Fl., August 31, 2015 – Community First Credit Union (Community First) announces Financial Advisor Mark Fitzmorris, a registered investment representative affiliated with broker-dealer and Registered Investment Adviser CUSO Financial Services, LP (CFS) was recognized and honored for his abundant contributions to the investment services industry by being inducted into CFS’s 2015 Hall of Fame. The ceremony was held as part of the “Lead Forward!” 2015 Annual Conference held by CFS and its sister company Sorrento Pacific Financial, LLC (SPF) in San Diego, California.

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A DECEMBER TO REMEMBER Dynamic Holiday Entertainment Schedule Announced for St. Johns County Venues

By: John Hirabayashi

Posted on 10/3/2013 12:00:00 PM

St. Augustine, Fla. (October 1, 2013) – Community First Credit Union and the St. Johns County Cultural Events Division are teaming up to present a series of family-friendly winter and holiday season events. The series “Community First Credit Union’s A December to Remember” features fun, free and ticketed events for the community including movie screenings, concerts, live performances, food drives and more; at Cultural Events Division managed venues- the St. Augustine Amphitheatre and the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall.

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Advisor at Community First Credit Union Recognized for Outstanding Performance in Investment Service

By: John Hirabayashi

Posted on 10/1/2013 12:00:00 PM

Community First Credit Union has announced that Mark Fitzmorris, a registered representative affiliated with broker dealer and Registered Investment Adviser CUSO Financial Services, LP (CFS) was awarded the 2012 Gold Pacesetter Award at the CFS “Passion. Innovation. Success.” 2013 Annual Conference, recently held in San Diego, California.

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