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BusinessFirst Express off to a fast start

Commercial Lender ImageAs a community bank, our main focus is you the customer. One of the best ways we show this is through fun, new products like the FirstPrize $avings account or products that simply make banking easier. A newer product that is helping our business customers is the BusinessFirst Express Loan. The BusinessFirst Express Loan began as a concept developed by First County Bank employees – we wanted to create a way to help businesses who had a need for quick access to funds. This loan provides streamlined financing options up to $100,000, boasts decisions in as soon as 48 business hours with access to funds in as soon as 7 business days2. One of the most difficult parts of creating this product was making sure that we did not disappoint – so far our customers have been anything but disappointed.

Early success happened when a business customer came to us after his primary bank had rejected his loan application. The customer had recently opened a second location for his business and was in need of funds for cash flow. We were able to turnaround a loan in just 10 days! The customer was not only pleased with our turnaround time but with our convenient, online application process as well. Providing a quick turnaround time and easy application process is just one of many ways we design products to specifically meet customer needs and make banking easier.

Many of these product ideas come from your responses to our survey. We encourage all of you who have not yet taken our survey to do so, by clicking the link below. Your feedback may be inspiration for our next new product.

Click here to take the survey or go to survey.myfirstcountybank.com

1Source: Commercial Record/Warren Group, Mortgage MarketShare Module Report, March 2015. Rankings are listed by number of loans. Ranked 5th for number of purchase loans.
2Applicants subject to credit approval

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CD Options for 2017

$-iconWe’re helping you start off the new year right! For a limited time, we will be offering the year’s first tax break! Open a one-year, tax-deferred CD at 1.50% APY1 and defer paying taxes on the interest earned on this account until 20182.

Looking for more? We are also offering a 36 Month Bump Rate CD option at 1.50% APY3. This CD gives you the ability to not only earn a great rate, but “bump up” to a higher rate and add funds if our 36 Month Bump Rate CD rate goes up anytime during the term.

If 2016 was not your year financially or if you fell short of some financial goals, the Tax-Deferred CD and the 36 Month Bump Rate CD are two great options to get you on track for 2017. Stop by any branch to open either account today. Click here to learn more.

Disclosure Information
1 APY (Annual Percentage Yield) is 1.50% based on 1.50% interest rate and assumes principal will remain on deposit for twelve (12) months. Interest rate is effective 1/6/2017 and subject to change. The minimum deposit to open the CD and obtain the interest rate is $10,000. You may not make any additional deposits into this account. Early withdrawals of principal are not permitted and will result in the loss of accrued interest. This offer is not available to brokers or financial institutions and may be withdrawn at any time. Consult with your tax advisor for specific details on how a tax-deferred account will affect you.

2 Refer to http://firstcountybank.com/CD-Disclosure for official account rules and disclosure.

3 APY (Annual Percentage Yield) is 1.50% based on 1.49% interest rate. Interest rate is effective 11/1/16 and subject to change. The minimum deposit to open the CD and obtain the interest rate is $1,000. CD must be opened with funds not currently on deposit with First County Bank. The CD has a one-time option to Bump Up the interest rate to the interest rate we are then offering for the 36 month Bump Rate CD, for the remaining term of the CD. At the time you exercise the Bump Up, you may make an additional one-time deposit. Early withdrawals of principal are not permitted and may result in a penalty. Fees and interest withdrawal may reduce earnings. This offer is not available to brokers or financial institutions and may be withdrawn at any time.

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Share Your Story and Win

Throughout this year’s Executive Report, we used words such as “Leadership, Respect, Deliver, Listen, Respond & Support” to tell the story of First County Bank’s success and contributions to the community.

Now we want to hear your story! What three words would you use to describe your goals, dreams or challenges for 2016? Share here on our blog and you could win a $250 Visa® Gift Card. Plus, we may feature your story, and the others we receive, throughout the year.FCB Story

*Giveaway begins at 9:00am EST on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 and ends at 11:59 pm EST on Sunday, July 31, 2016. No purchase necessary to enter or win. Void where prohibited by law. No automatic, programmed, robotic, or similar means of entry are permitted. Limit one (1) entry per individual. Gift card winner will be announced no later than Friday, July 22, 2016 .

Sponsor is First County Bank. Employees and agents of First County Bank and their immediate family members and persons residing in the same household of such employees are not eligible to enter or win. Click here for Official Rules. VISA® is a registered trademark of Visa.

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Lisa Lupo of Stamford Winner of First County Bank Raffle

First County Bank Raffle Winner

Caption: Lisa Lupo (middle) of Stamford won the First County Bank raffle held at the Fairfield County Women’s Expo. Lisa was awarded her prize, a 55” Class 1080P LED TV with Smart TV, by Rey Giallongo (on right), president and CEO of First County Bank. The TV was generously donated by County TV & Appliance of Stamford by Vincent Vetrini (left), president of County TV & Appliance.

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Deborah J. Dill is Awarded a Kindle Fire HD

Kindle winnerDeborah J. Dill, vice president at Anacara Company in Stamford, a wholesaler of premium outdoor wicker furniture, was awarded a new Kindle Fire HD from First County Bank as part of a cash management promotion.

Mark Rosenbloom, assistant vice president and manager of cash management services at First County Bank, presented Deborah with the Kindle Fire HD for using Business e-Vantage, the Bank’s online cash management platform, along with merchant services provided through US Data Capture.

 

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Congratulations to our Winner!

Beverly Rugani of Norwalk was our survey winner for 2014. She was one of the hundreds of customers of the Bank who took our customer-needs survey in the months of January and February and her name came up at the random drawing we did at the end of the survey. We appreciate everybody’s feedback and will happily work as your trusted advisor for meeting the financial goals you shared with us through the survey.

Congratulations Beverly! We hope you enjoy the Keurig.

Customer-needs survey contest winner

Rey Giallongo, Chairman and CEO, presented Bervely Rugani with her Keurig coffee machine.

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First County Bank Launches 2014 Customer Needs Survey and Keurig Giveaway

Our approach to understanding your needs is very simple: First we ask you what you want from the Bank, then we tailor advice, products and services to help you achieve your goals.

Consider us your trusted advisor.

Take this quick survey, and be sure to verify your information so we can contact you if you win this Keurig® K75 Platinum Brewing System.

To complete the survey, just click below, then your name will be entered in a drawing for a chance to win a Keurig® K75 Platinum Brewing System.

TAKE THE SURVEY NOW

KEURIG® is a registered trademark of Keurig, Incorporated.
Survey contest begins at 9:00 a.m. EST on January 7th 2014 and ends on February 28th 2014. No purchase necessary to enter or win. Void where prohibited by law. No automatic, programmed, robotic, or similar means of entry are permitted. Limit one (1) entry per person. Sponsor is First County Bank. Employees and agents of First County Bank and their immediate family members and persons residing in the same household of such employees are not eligible to enter or win. First County Bank reserves the right to substitute the prize with a prize of equal or greater value. For Official Rules, visit firstcountybank.com/keurig-giveaway-official-rules.


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First County Bank Launches Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 Giveaway

With the holidays fast approaching, we wanted to show our appreciation for our customers and community by launching our 2013 Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 Giveaway on Facebook! The Kindle Fire HDX Giveaway started this Monday, November 18 and ends Friday, December 20. For a chance to win, participants need to “Like” our Facebook Fan Page between now and December 20. Existing Fans are automatically entered for a chance to win.

First County Bank will select one lucky winner in a random drawing on Monday, December 23 and the winner will be announced on our social media sites on Friday, December 27.

“As part of our social media mix, we continue to see high engagement and excitement generated by our giveaways. Existing fans show their excitement by commenting on our page. Every day we generate new fans and, based on previous contests, these fans are loyal,” said Karen Kelly, senior VP, chief marketing officer of First County Bank. “Our fan base continues to grow, which illustrates that the content we offer on our fan page is of value and that’s a win-win for all.”

For the Official Rules of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 giveaway visit: https://www.firstcountybank.com/kindle-fire-hdx-89-contest-official-rules

 

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First County Bank Annouces Winner of Savoring Summertime Contest

From left to right: Savoring Summertime Contest winner Patty Patineta of New Canaan with First County Bank Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer Karen Kelly

First County Bank is happy to announce that Patty Patineta is the winner of our Savoring Summertime Contest. Patty posted a photo from her summer trip to Turkey and received 94 LIKES and lots of comments.

Winning Photo: Anıtkabir in Turkey

She wins two front row Orchestra seats to Beatlemania Now at Stamford Center for the Arts, VIP tickets to a Pre-Show Reception & Dinner at Columbus Park Trattoria.

One of our most successful contests to date, our Savoring Summertime Contest generated many gorgeous and inspiring summertime photos from our fans and nearly 200 total LIKES. We thank all our fans for participating and sharing their summertime stories.

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First County Bank Kicks Off Savoring Summertime Contest

“Summer’s lease hath all too short a date.” ~William Shakespeare

If you haven’t visited our Facebook fan page recently, you’re missing out on the variety of summer photos and videos displayed by our fans as part of the First County Bank Savoring Summertime Contest! Some of the images are so vivid you can almost taste the salty air, hear the ocean and feel the warmth of the summer sun on your skin.

Join the contest today! Between now and Monday, September 23, upload a photo or video of your favorite summertime memory onto our fan page and share it with your friends! The photo or video with the most “likes” wins our “Night on the Town” prize which includes:

 

Extend summer’s lease a bit longer and show us how you SAVOR summer! Visit: Savoring Summertime Contest for more details. We look forward to seeing your summer story! Rules apply: http://www.firstcountybank.com/official-rules