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Online Romance Imposter Scams

"Millions of Americans use dating sites, social networking sites, and chat rooms to meet people. And many forge successful relationships. But scammers also use these sites to meet potential victims. They create fake profiles to build online relationships, and eventually convince people to send money in the name of love. Some even make wedding plans before disappearing with the money.

An online love interest who asks for money is almost certainly a scam artist." Read More.

What To Do After a Data Breach

Another data breach. And this time, it's your personal information. Take a deep breath. Then check out this new video from the Federal Trade Commission.

Voted 2016 Best Bank

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Thank you to our customers and the readers of The Courier Express and the Tri-County Sunday for voting Community First Bank the Best Bank of 2016! We value your confidence and look forward to another year of providing one-on-one personalized customer service.

Come experience real community banking at one of our local branches and see the Community First difference.


Blueprint Communities

In March of this year sixty-six municipalities throughout Pennsylvania submitted applications for inclusion into the Blueprint Communities training program. From this list of applicants only six towns were chosen.

The Blueprint Communities Initiative is sponsored by the Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh, the Penn State Extension and administered through the Downtown Center in Harrisburg. Their mission is to serve as a catalyst to revive older communities and neighborhoods by building strong local leadership skills, collaboration efforts and development capacities. It also encourages sound planning which includes a clear vision for community improvements and a five-year implementation approach.

Community First Bank is pleased to announce that two communities, sponsored by the bank, were among those selected to participate: Reynoldsville and Clarion.

Each community is represented by a core team that is attending extensive training sessions through January of 2015. The skills they learn and training they receive will be shared with local leaders, organizations and interested citizens of their respective communities as the expanded version of their revitalization projects are put into play. The completion of the training program will serve as a catalyst for private and public funding, low-interest loans and grant opportunities.

In contrast to other revitalization efforts, the Blueprint Communities Initiative centers on a more holistic approach to redevelopment. Focusing on more than just a face-lift for the town, issues that engage residents of all ages, develop new businesses and industries and create economic sustainability are all addressed in the plan.

Community First Bank applauds the efforts of the Reynoldsville and Clarion Blueprint Communities teams and their commitment to put their communities first.