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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:


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First County Bank Awards Stamford Teacher Samsung Galaxy Tab 2

Stamford resident Lauren Kinzler, an elementary school teacher in Stamford, was the winner of First County Bank’s Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 Giveaway. Lauren has been a long term customer of First County Bank, opening her first savings account in high school and has been with First County Bank ever since. Excited about being both a winner and a long time customer, she said, “I never used another bank!” She went on to say that the elementary school will be using more technology and the Galaxy will come in handy.

Pictured with Lauren on the left is First County Bank Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer Karen Kelly and on the right First County Bank President and Chief Operating Officer Katherine Harris. They presented Lauren the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 at the bank’s administrative office, located at 117 Prospect Street in Stamford. The First County Bank Facebook giveaway began on Monday, April 8 through Friday, May 31. It was promoted on the Bank’s website at, customer communications and through the Bank’s social media networks.
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First County Bank Launches Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 Giveaway

In the spirit of fan appreciation and celebrating April as Community Banking Month, First County Bank launched its 2013 Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 Giveaway on Facebook this week! The Galaxy Giveaway started Monday, April 8 and ends on May 31. Fans of our Facebook Fan Page are automatically entered for the chance to win and all potential fans simply need to “Like” our page between now and May 31 for a chance to win. One lucky winner will receive a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2.

“We’ve seen much success in terms of fan engagement with previous giveaways as both our earlier and newer fans are loyal and active,” said Karen Kelly, Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer at First County Bank. “This kind of promotion is fun and generates excitement among participants. And it’s a great way to appreciate our customers as well as our fans, especially during Community Banking Month.”

For the Official Rules of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 Giveaway visit:


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First County Bank Announces “Gotta Love It” Photo Contest Winner

First County Bank Chairman and CEO Reyno A. Giallongo, Jr. with Gotta Love It contest winner Patty Patineta of New Canaan

First County Bank is excited to announce that Patty Patineta of New Canaan is the winner of the “Gotta Love It” photo contest. Her “healthy” photo depicts a gorgeous meal of grilled fish and side of fresh corn. Her photo generated more than 70 likes and many cheering comments. Patty wins a $50 Gift Card from downtown Stamford’s Capriccio Café. The “Gotta Love It” photo contest was held from February 4 through February 15 and generated a smorgasbord of tasty photos from bank customers and their family and friends making this one of our most successful contests to date.

“The photo contest was  a wonderful opportunity for our Facebook fans to engage in a social event that supports healthy eating, was fun, engaging and connected them to the bank’s Tasty ad campaign,” said Karen Kelly, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of First County Bank.
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First County Bank’s “Gotta Love It” Photo Contest

Do you love food as much as we do? Then you’re gonna love this! First County Bank is kicking off our Gotta Love It photo contest this Monday, February 4th!  You don’t have to be a professional photographer to join in, all you have to do is capture a photo of your favorite home cooked meal that depicts any one of our “Tasty” ad campaign themes; Fresh, Savory, Pure or Healthy. Then upload it to Facebook anytime between February 4 and February 15  and encourage your family and friends to “like” your photo. If your photo gets the most “likes” you win a $50 Gift Card to downtown’s Stamford’s Capriccio Café! Nothing cheesy about that, right? Visit First County Bank’s Facebook page this Monday at for more details and official rules. And do share with your family and friends! We can’t wait to see what you’ve got cooking.


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First County Bank Awards Stamford Nurse an Apple iPad 3

Stamford resident Magda Bayoneta, a registered nurse in Stamford Hospital’s emergency department, was this year’s First County Bank Facebook Sweepstakes winner. Bayoneta won an Apple iPad 3 for liking First County Bank on its Facebook page at

“I only go to Facebook to post things. I’m not very techie,” explained Bayoneta. “Although, now that I own an iPad that might change. In fact, I plan on using the iPad for online banking, emailing, shopping and posting to Facebook, as well as accessing other social media Websites.”

Bayoneta has been a First County Bank customer for 10 years, ever since arriving here from the Philippines. “Because of its proximity to work, I opened my first bank account at the (160) Atlantic Street branch and have been banking with First County ever since.” Continue reading

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First County Bank Rolls Out Mutual Solutions for Nonprofit Professionals

First County Bank today announced a new suite of services for the highly specialized needs of the nonprofit community.  Called Mutual Solutions for Nonprofit Professionals, this comprehensive suite of services will help enable nonprofit institutions to operate more effectively and efficiently, so they can concentrate their attention on fulfilling their mission. Continue reading

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First County Bank’s Mortgage Guarantee Streamlines Closing Process

“First County Bank delivered what big banks could not,” said Ammar Murad, when referring to a recent search for a mortgage on a Greenwich condo. “The U.S. economy and the real estate market would be in much better shape today if large banks reacted quicker to borrowers’ needs. These big banks are holding back our economy.”

Ammar and Nehla Murad had to move out of their home in Rye Brook, N.Y. on June 27 and couldn’t secure a commitment letter from Wells Fargo. “We had a deadline to meet and the bank’s red tape was too time intensive. The bank kept extending the deadline until finally we decided to look at other banks for the loan,” said Nehla Murad. Their realtor recommended First County Bank. Continue reading

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First County Bank introduces mortgage guarantee demonstrating commitment to lending

First County Bank is known for our personal service. Now we’ll also be known for our timely mortgage closing. In our new print ads, banners, stickers and other promotional materials, out this week, you’ll see the new guarantee: “We’ll close your mortgage within 30 days or we’ll pay you $1,000*.” We’ll honor this guarantee for any qualified residential mortgage transaction. Let your family and friends know where they should go for quick service on their residential mortgages. Guaranteed.

To view our Mortgage Guarantee online, visit and click on the Mortgage Guarantee banner at the bottom of the page or just click here.

* Available on all qualified residential mortgage transactions. Other terms and conditions apply. Go to for details.