First Source Federal Credit Union will be honoring Community Heroes at the Utica University Pioneers Men’s Hockey Game on Friday, January 13th at the Utica Memorial Auditorium’s Adirondack Bank Center. First Source will be giving away Chico Hockey Sticks to kids at the door (while supplies last). In addition, you can look for a First Source T-shirt toss during the game.


First Source will celebrate and spotlight our Community Heroes who work or volunteer in the fields of Law Enforcement, Fire & Rescue, EMT, the Armed Forces, Healthcare, and Education throughout the evening.


Ray Philo, a First Source Board Member, Utica University Professor of Practice and retired New Hartford Police Chief will drop the puck at 7:00 p.m. First Source employee, Natalie Figueroa, will sing the national anthem.


“We cannot thank our community heroes enough. They give so much to all of us, we would like to give back to them,” said Pamela Way, First Source Community Relations Supervisor. “In addition, to help those heroes who are looking for consumer funding needs, we offer our Community Heroes Consumer Loan Program. Rebates and loan discounts are eligible to those who work professionally, or as volunteers, in fire and rescue, the armed forces, education, medical services, and law enforcement.”


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About First Source:

First Source Federal Credit Union is a full-service financial institution, serving Members and our community since 1938. Originally founded as Utica Teachers Federal Credit Union, the name changed to First Source in 1992 to better reflect our broad and diverse membership. We provide financial solutions with a personal approach, to build meaningful relationships with our Members. First Source strives to help our Members make smart financial decisions and help our community grow and thrive. We serve over 50,000 Members with current branches in New Hartford, South Utica, North Utica, Herkimer, and Rome; a Member Care Contact Center, and Online & Mobile banking. Our Members have access to Interactive ATMs as well as over 30,000 nationwide surcharge-free ATMs. Connect with First Source and learn more at, through Instagram, LinkedIn, Facebook, or Twitter.

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