First Community makes big waves in Illinois

BELOIT, WI (January 26, 2022) — It’s no secret that First Community Credit Union is a big name on the Missouri side of the river, but over the past few years, they have begun to make a splash on the Illinois side. First Community has 7 locations in Illinois which include; Godfrey, Glen Carbon, Glen Carbon Walmart, Belleville, Collinsville, Fairview Heights and the newest addition, Waterloo.

Besides the presence the of the branches, they have been seen out in the community at countless events such as sponsoring the Alton River Dragons, Smoking on Main in Fairview, Songs for Soldiers in Waterloo, Edwardsville High School baseball program, and GLOW Holiday Parade in Waterloo, to name a few. The sponsorships and donations to the Illinois community came in just over $117,000 for 2021.

First Community also throws Illinois targeted events such as a full day at Eckerts in Millstadt for their youth members and Free photos with Santa in Glen Carbon and Waterloo.

“Not only are we extremely proud of the footprint we have made in Illinois, it’s extremely important to us to be present and involved with all of our sponsorships. It’s one thing to financially support each event and organization, but the other is to be present, meet the people in the community we serve and create great brand recognition with meeting people face to face. The people you see at the events, are also the people that will greet you when you go into our branches, and I feel that creates an even bigger connection” stated Glenn Barks, President and CEO.

Lastly, since 2019 First Community has had the naming rights to the arena at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville (SIUE), with First Community Arena at the Vadalabene Center. They also offered two scholarships to SIUE business students in 2021.  First Community has big plans for growth over the next few years, especially in Illinois.

Allen Vincent, Waterloo Manager driving vehicle, and First Community Mascot, Louie in the bed of the truck in the GLOW Holiday Parade in Waterloo, Il

About First Community Credit Union (WI)

FirstCCU, a member-owned financial institution, has been serving the Stateline for over 90 years. With seven full-service branch locations in Beloit, Janesville, and Monroe, Wisconsin, and Rockford and Roscoe, Illinois, FirstCCU has over 25,000 members and $310 million in assets, making it a Bauer Financial 5-Star Superior Safety-rated credit union for more than 24 consecutive years.


Kristi Hanson
Marketing Director
(608) 368-7687
First Community Credit Union
Beloit, WI

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