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Introducing First Community Arena

We have just announced a partnership giving First Community the naming rights for the arena within Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Vadalabene Center for $2.3 million over the next 10 years. Beginning immediately, the facility will be known as First Community Arena.

This partnership represents the largest corporate naming rights arrangement at SIUE and the very first time First Community has had naming rights. SIUE has been the fastest growing university in Illinois for the last 20 years. They have a NCAA Division 1 basketball program with 17 national championships and a passion for athletics. 

First Community has been growing our presence in Illinois for many years now. We have over 25,000 members in Illinois, several members of our staff are SIUE graduates and current students as well. We are proud to be partnering with a university that has such a great reputation. We plan to leverage this relationship to grow our business in Illinois and support the local community in a big way.

About First Community

First Community is the largest credit union in Missouri and among the Top 10 financial institutions in the region. Our membership continues to grow as we fulfill our mission to provide quality products and affordable financial services; as we’ve done for over 80 years. 

We are a cooperative, owned and operated by our members. Our members put their money in a variety of savings accounts, and in turn, that money is lent to members. After operating expenses and reserve requirements are met, loan income is returned to all members in the form of competitive dividends and comprehensive financial services. This is what distinguishes us from other financial institutions. 

We have over 2.5 billion in assets with hundreds of thousands of members, serving all of St. Louis County, St. Louis City, Franklin County, Jefferson County, St. Charles County, Warren County, and the Illinois counties of Madison, Monroe and St. Clair. 

We strive to keep on the cutting-edge of banking technology, and are proud to provide our members with innovative products like interest-bearing First Rate Checking and mobile banking with mobile deposit . Our professional staff has years of experience in all things financial. Yet, when you visit our branches, you'll find that they are friendly and courteous — and will make you feel right at home. After all, they are members just like you.  

Our Mission Statement

To be your primary financial institution, providing an opportunity for you to improve your economic and social condition, encouraging thrift, and broadening your economic awareness. We will provide a full range of reasonably-priced products and services in a convenient, courteous, and professional manner while maintaining steady growth and long-term stability. 

First Community is a state-chartered credit union, organized under strict regulatory laws that are monitored and enforced by the Missouri Division of Credit Unions and the  National Credit Union Administration , an agency of the U.S. Government.

Your Funds are Federally Insured

2018 Annual Report (PDF)