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Our Why

Financial Partner For Life

We are focused on building a strong and vibrant community, improving quality of life, and making a positive difference where we live and work. That is why we take great pride in the support we provide to our local small businesses, charitable organizations, and community at large. Keep reading to discover why others have placed their trust in our team as their Financial Partner For Life.

Client Stories


When Papa John’s Pizza Owner, Preston, made the decision to open his own local business, he knew he needed financial guidance from an organization he could trust. That’s when Jesus Melendez, VP & Commercial Lender, NMLS #641067 and his team stepped in.

Watch Preston’s testimonial to hear more about his experience working with Community First Bank & HFG Trust as a new Tri-Cities business owner.

Client Stories


When COVID-19 hit, Executive Director, Brian, and his team at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Benton and Franklin Counties had to act quickly. Nearly overnight, they reinvented their traditional club services; but when they still fell short on work for their staff, they turned to Community First Bank and HFG Trust.

Watch Brian’s testimonial to hear how the Paycheck Protection Program has helped his local non-profit organization directly from Brian himself.