First Financial Presents Class of 2012-2013 Teachers Who Rock Awards

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Pictured above (L to R) First Financial Business Development Director – Kathy Zimmer, Tammy Meyh (Lacey Township Middle School), and Jessica Revoir, First Financial Marketing Manager.

WALL, N.J. – First Financial Federal Credit Union (www.firstffcu.com), Magic 100.1 and 95.9 The WRAT FM, recently awarded twenty-four deserving Monmouth and Ocean County public school teachers and one educational support professional with the fifth annual Teachers Who Rock Awards. An awards banquet was held last week at the Clarion in Toms River, NJ.

Teachers were nominated by their superintendent, principal, a co-worker, or parent.

“It is a privilege to award these notable educators of the surrounding communities. Acknowledging their achievements and commitment to their students is truly an honor,” said Issa Stephan, President and CEO of First Financial.

Tammy Meyh of Lacey Township Middle School (pictured above) was also awarded an educational themed gift basket in a drawing sponsored by First Financial Federal Credit Union.

A list of all this year’s winning teachers can be seen at: http://www.wrat.com/TeachersWinners2013.aspx.

Toms River Resident Wins $1,000 to Pay Off Holiday Bills in December 2012

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Throughout 2012, consumers age 18 years and older participated in the First Financial promotion at www.943thepoint.com and were entered to win $1,000 in a monthly grand prize drawing.  A grand prize winner was randomly selected each month from all qualifying entries on or about the last day of each month.

As holiday spending incessantly rolled over into December’s contest theme, Ms. Sharp stated that she planned on utilizing coupons and purchasing sales items in order to stay out of debt during the holiday season. She also added, “This money will help me tremendously when I finish up my holiday shopping, I couldn’t be more grateful.”

This prize was the credit union’s final award in the 2012 Helping Families First campaign with 94.3 The Point.  All twelve winners from the entire year can be viewed on First Financial’s blog.

Neptune Resident Wins $1,000 to Pay Off Bills in November 2012

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Neptune, N.J. – Neptune resident Mary Scott received a check for $1,000 as a winner in First Financial Federal Credit Union (www.firstffcu.com) and 94.3 The Point’s “Helping Families First” sweepstakes at the credit union’s Neptune branch.

Throughout 2012, consumers age 18 years and older participated in the First Financial promotion at www.943thepoint.com under “contests” and were entered to win $1,000 in a monthly grand prize drawing.  A grand prize winner was randomly selected each month from all qualifying entries on or about the last day of each month.

Holiday spending was the November contest theme and as the holidays were rapidly approaching, we asked Ms. Scott what she planned to do with her winnings. Without hesitation she responded, “I plan on sharing it with my loved ones so we can all enjoy it!” A great and generous gift for everyone this season!

“We realize times are tough and people would like to pay down their debt,” said Issa Stephan, President and CEO of First Financial. “We thought it would be a great opportunity to host a contest with The Point to give them a chance to do so, and have fun at the same time.”

Toms River Resident Wins $1,000 to Pay Off Bills in October 2012

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Pictured above: October $1,000 winner Jeff Deangelis (left) is presented with a check by First Financial Marketing Manager Jessica Revoir (right) at First Financial’s Toms River Branch.

Toms River, N.J. – Toms River resident Jeff Deangelis received a check for $1,000 as a winner in First Financial Federal Credit Union and 94.3 The Point’s “Helping Families First” sweepstakes from Jessica Revoir, First Financial’s Marketing Manager, at the credit union’s Toms River Branch.

Throughout 2012, consumers age 18 years and older can participate in the First Financial promotion at 943thepoint.com under “contests” and get entered to win $1,000 in a monthly grand prize drawing.  A grand prize winner is randomly selected each month from all qualifying entries on or about the last day of each month.

When asked what he planned to do with his prize, Mr. Deangelis, a First Financial member said,  “I work as a bartender and unfortunately require back surgery. This wonderful surprise will certainly help during my time off from work.”

Farmingdale Resident Wins $1,000 to Pay Off Bills in September 2012

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Pictured above: September $1,000 winner Marie Sangillo (center) accompanied by her daughter Gina Rozakis (right) is presented with a check by First Financial E-Marketing Specialist Nicole Andretta (left) at First Financial’s Freehold Branch.

Freehold, N.J. — Farmingdale resident Marie Sangillo received a check for $1,000 as a winner in First Financial Federal Credit Union (www.firstffcu.com) and 94.3 The Point’s “Helping Families First” sweepstakes from Nicole Andretta, First Financial’s E-marketing specialist, at the credit union’s Freehold branch on Route 9 South (Barclay Square) in Freehold.

Throughout 2012, consumers age 18 years and older can participate in the First Financial promotion at www.943thepoint.com under “contests” and get entered to win $1,000 in a monthly grand prize drawing.  A grand prize winner is randomly selected each month from all qualifying entries on or about the last day of each month.

First Financial’s new home improvement loan was the September contest theme, and entrants were asked what type of home improvement they would make if they won the monthly prize.  Of winning, Ms. Sangillo said, “At first I didn’t think it was real or too good to be true, but I am grateful that I won and if I were to make a home improvement I would love to use the money to remodel my kitchen.”

Point Pleasant Resident Wins $1,000 to Pay Off Bills in August 2012

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Pictured above: August $1,000 winner Jacquelyn Goss (R) and her husband Chris are presented with a check by First Financial.

Wall, N.J. (10/2/12) – Point Pleasant resident, Jacquelyn Goss, received a check for $1,000 as a winner in First Financial Federal Credit Union (www.firstffcu.com) and 94.3 The Point’s “Helping Families First” sweepstakes from Nicole Andretta, First Financial’s E-Marketing Specialist, at the credit union’s Wall office.

Throughout 2012, consumers age 18 years and older can participate in the First Financial promotion at www.943thepoint.com under “contests” and get entered to win $1,000 in a monthly grand prize drawing.  A grand prize winner is randomly selected each month from all qualifying entries on or about the last day of each month.

Ms. Goss said, “I couldn’t believe I won, I’ve never won a contest before! I’m going to take this prize and open up a savings account at First Financial. We are also looking into moving our personal banking accounts here to start a credit union membership!”