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First Source Goes Blue to Raise Awareness For Autism

Wednesday, 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 Dream, Answered

Friday, February 28th, 2014

LetterTopAt 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!


I heard about the low financing available for home equities, which is what sparked my interest originally a couple years ago. I had already had a home equity loan with First Source a few years back.

The woman who I had been dealing with was no longer there, so I was introduced to Pete. He was such pleasure to work with, extremely helpful to me and my husband. I asked many questions and Pete was very, very knowledgeable. And if he didn’t know, he found the answer within minutes.

I was attracted to First Source as their rates were very low. Everyone from the person at the front desk, to the tellers, to the loan specialist were so very friendly, always willing to help with a smile on their face. They have saved me a lot of money with the low rate that I am getting for my home equity loan. The process was extremely easy, I only needed to give them a few papers and Pete did all the rest.

I have recommended my friends to First Source and to specifically ask for Pete as he is very easy going and so intelligent. I am the type of person that is not comfortable talking about money with people I don’t know. Pete made it so easy. I had dealt with other credit unions in the past for years and I am happy to say I will be staying here. I am very happy to be a member of First Source Federal Credit Union.

Whenever I had called Pete with a question, he always returned my call very quickly if he was busy helping someone else, and no question of mine was ever silly to him. He made my experience very smooth and comfortable. I will now be opening a savings account for my children. Excellent service, very helpful and caring employees.

- Lisa Skowron, First Source Member

First Source at the AHA Indoor Mall Walk

Friday, February 28th, 2014

Ten First Source Employees got up early and started their day off heart-healthy! Not only did they exercise by walking, they also raised awareness and funds for the American Heart Association during their New Hartford Indoor Mall Walk.

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National Wear Red Day

Friday, February 7th, 2014

Today is The American Heart Association’s National “Go Red” Day and First Source is proudly be participating. This is a day when our employees wear red and our physical branches will be sporting the color too. We do this to help raise awareness of heart disease in women. Many of our employees and Members are women. It is important to us to help educate them as well as the greater community on taking care of yourself and knowing the signs of a heart attack.

Women tend to take care of others, putting their family, friends and jobs first. Inevitably, this means they are putting themselves last. Women need to focus on themselves too. They need to listen to their bodies. Sometimes the very symptoms of a heart attack can be perceived as stress and are often ignored.

First Source is honored to do our part to empower, educate, and encourage women to take charge of their health. Join us in supporting the American Heart Association and the Go Red for Women movement on May 7th at the Go Red for Women Luncheon at Hart’s Hill Inn. This will be First Source’s fifth year as the Luncheon’s Presenting Sponsor.

Resolutions We Make Together

Wednesday, January 1st, 2014

This year we decided to take a different approach to our resolutions for the new year. There’s strength in numbers, so we’re asking you to help us out! Most of these take very little daily effort, and will not only change others’ lives for the better—they’ll change yours, too.

Whether you have your own resolutions, or have struggled to find any worth the effort, join us to start the year off right with our top 10:

Resolution number 1: Volunteer More.

Resolution number 2: Be Heart Healthy.

Resolution number 3: Give Someone a Hug.

Resolution number 4: Shop Local.

Resolution number 5: Be Forgiving.

Resolution number 6: Be Patient.

Resolution number 7: Smile More.

Resolution number 8: Support the Ride for Missing Children.

Resolution number 9: Stand Up to Bullying.

Resolution number 10: Rescue a Pet.

We want to keep these all year round, and we’ll be reminding everyone throughout the year. Let’s make a better community. Together.

One of our Holiday Traditions…

Thursday, December 5th, 2013

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A few years back we started a new holiday “tradition”. We’re once again looking forward to “adopting” seven families in need for the holidays through a tremendous organization, Kids Oneida. To make their holidays a little brighter, we provide gifts and items of need to these families from their wish lists.

We are given a list of the names/ages of the children and what they are in need of and what they would like to find under the tree. Each one of our branches plus our Member Care Center has a family with New Hartford having 3. Employees can shop for items on the list or give monetary donations. Once the shopping is done, we set up wrapping stations around our branches and everyone helps out when they can.

Instead of giving to one another in the office, we give back to our community and we hope you’re inspired this holiday to do a little something for someone in need as well.








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