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Dreaming Big: Leon Etienne

April 9th, 2014

In celebration of the dreamers, we present the first in our “Dreaming Big” series. Join us in recognizing local celebrity and professional illusionist Leon Etienne, a true inspiration and a great example of vision, perseverance, and hard work. At First Source, we’ve made it our mission to help build a better community by supporting dreamers everywhere. What’s Your Dream?

First Source Supports Sitrin Stars

April 17th, 2014

First Source Executive VP/COO Tom Neumann participated in the 12th annual Sitrin Stars Wheelchair Classic and got a chance to compete with amazing wheelchair athletes, local celebrities and members of the SU basketball team. It was all to support the Sitrin Stars program and First Source was proud not just to participate but to be a sponsor.

Our Obvious First Choice

April 2nd, 2014

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In the 6 years prior to purchasing our new home, we had been living in apartments. We had good and bad experiences with “apartment living” and decided it was time for a change. And so, when the time came to take the plunge and we needed to secure a mortgage loan, Tanya suggested, “First Source!” She has had wonderful personal experiences with First Source in the past and thus this was an obvious “first” choice!

This was my first house purchase, and working with First Source was excellent. During the whole process, I felt like we were working as a team towards a common goal. I was very impressed with the level of professionalism. During the home buying process, my questions and concerns were addressed in a very timely manner.

If I could say one thing about First Source, it is that the people that work there are extremely friendly and easy to work with. The result today is that Tanya and I own a beautiful house. If we had to do it all over again, we would definitely go to First Source.

Thanks First Source!

-Tanya and Jason Hamshar

Once you’ve imagined your dream home, see how you can make getting your mortgage easier, with affordable mortgage options at First Source, where we put you first!

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First Source Goes Blue to Raise Awareness For Autism

April 2nd, 2014

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First Source Federal Credit Union will be going blue to raise awareness for Autism on Wednesday, April 2nd, World Autism Awareness Day. First Source is joining the autism awareness movement to, “Light It Up Blue.” In celebration, the branches will be decorated in blue and employees will be wearing blue to support the cause. As well, the First Source New Hartford Branch exterior will be lit up with blue lights.

Autism prevalence has increased 78% in 5 years and unfortunately continues to rise according to the Autism Speaks organization.

“At First Source Federal Credit Union we are committed to raising awareness of the devastating effects the diagnosis of autism has on an individual and their family,” said Mike Parsons, President and CEO of First Source. “With the rate of occurrence of autism now at 1 in 50 children, it is of paramount importance to not only find the causes but also support the programs and services that support local individuals and families dealing with autism.”

About Autism Speaks
Autism Speaks is the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization. It is dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. Autism Speaks was founded in February 2005 by Suzanne and Bob Wright, the grandparents of a child with autism. Mr. Wright is the former vice chairman of General Electric and chief executive officer of NBC and NBC Universal. Since its inception, Autism Speaks has committed nearly $200 million to research and developing innovative resources for families. Each year Walk Now for Autism Speaks events are held in more than 100 cities across North America. On the global front, Autism Speaks has established partnerships in more than 40 countries on five continents to foster international research, services and awareness. To learn more about Autism Speaks, please visit AutismSpeaks.org.

A Mortgage from Start to Finish

April 1st, 2014
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At First Source, we put our highest premium on you, our Members. Our whole job is about supporting you in your dreams, no matter how big or small. We really value your feedback, so it’s especially rewarding and humbling when a Member takes the time to let us know they appreciated something we did for them. Here’s a wonderful note from a Member. And we’d love to hear from you—so please let us know if we did something well, or can do something better!


We came to First Source to get an idea of mortgage rates. Our end goal was to find a home that met both my wife and my expectations and needed minimal work. This is our first house so there was quite a bit to think about and consider. We ultimately chose First Source because of the low interest rates, but discovered they offer so much more in the way of customer service.

Before we took out a mortgage we decided to do a test run and opened a checking and savings account. That experience was good so we started the mortgage process.

When my wife and I were first looking for a home we sat down with Jasmine who walked us through the entire process from looking for a home to the process of what happens when we find a home. Even before we started looking, Jasmine laid out exactly how much we would need for a down payment and an estimate of closing costs. The process was quick and simple. With the help of Jasmine and staff we were kept informed the entire time and any questions or issues we had were addressed quickly and explained thoroughly.

The result today is that my wife and I are happy and in our first home and we now have several accounts open with First Source. First Source is a great local company with a very knowledgeable and helpful staff.

-David and Jade Beauharnois

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Top Uses for Home Equity Loans

March 19th, 2014


While a home equity loan or line of credit can be used for just about anything, the top uses in our area are primarily:

  • Debt Consolidation
  • Home Improvement
  • College Costs
  • Investment Properties

The reason that this type of loan is so appealing is that you may be eligible for a tax deduction (consult your tax advisor) by using your home as collateral, and the rates are generally lower than other loan types or credit cards. Home equities also offer the option of getting a loan or taking out a line of credit to best fit your needs. Bring your bills and come see us. We’ll be happy to see if a home equity option can save you money. Click the set up an appointment button below to get started.


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