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Best to Work For

4/20/2017

First American named among the Best Places to Work in New York

Best to Work For

Client Loyalty Award

4/19/2017

First American Education Finance Earns National Award for Client Loyalty Program

Client Loyalty Award

Growing Business, Jobs

3/10/2017

First American reports 46% rise in new business and 30 new jobs

Growing Business, Jobs

Entrepreneur Magazine

2/21/2017

Entrepreneur Magazine Named First American #14 Among Top Company Cultures in the U.S.

Entrepreneur Magazine

2017 Kickoff Meeting

11/30/2016

First American colleagues celebrated successes and discussed strategy at the 2017 Kickoff Meeting.

2017 Kickoff Meeting

FAEF's Newest CLFPs

11/2/2016

First American claims 7 new CLFPs

FAEF's Newest CLFPs

Mike Wiedemer Elected

10/25/2016

Mike Wiedemer Elected to ELFA Financial Institutions Business Council Steering Committee; Alan Sikora, Committee Chair, Completes his...

Mike Wiedemer Elected

FORTUNE: Best Companies

10/12/2016

FORTUNE names First American #14 Among the Best Medium-Size Worklpaces

FORTUNE: Best Companies

CLFP Award of Excellence

10/6/2016

Todd Buzard received the Cindy Spurdle Award of Excellence by the CLFP Foundation

CLFP Award of Excellence

Sikora: Focus AND Grow?

10/1/2016

Alan Sikora Presented his executive perspective in Equipment leasing and Finance Magazine, published October 2016

Sikora: Focus AND Grow?

Big Brothers Big...

8/30/2016

FAEF supports the 27th Annual BBBS Tournament to support matching local Bigs and Littles.

Big Brothers Big Sisters Golf Fore Kids' Sake

FORTUNE: Finance

7/19/2016

FORTUNE named First American #8 among the Best Workplaces in Financial Services

FORTUNE: Finance

FORTUNE: Millennials

6/27/2016

Rochester, NY-based Leasing Company Employs 60% Millennial Workers

FORTUNE: Millennials

APEX Award 2016

6/20/2016

Apex Award for Excellence in Marketing Campaigns

APEX Award 2016

Best For College Grads

5/24/2016

FORTUNE Named First American Equipment Finance as one of the 50 Best Workplaces for Recent College Graduates in the U.S.

Best For College Grads

Chairmans Award 2016

5/20/2016

Congratulations to Sonia Cliffel who received the Chairman’s Award, First American’s highest honor.

Chairmans Award 2016

Best Places to Work

5/3/2016

First American Ranked #2 Among the Best Companies to Work for in New York.

Best Places to Work

30 New Jobs

2/11/2016

First American Creates 30 New Career Positions and Expands Rochester Headquarters

30 New Jobs

Best Places to Work

2/11/2016

First American Equipment Finance Named #2 among the Best Places to Work in New York by NYS- SHRM.

Best Places to Work

2016 Kickoff Meeting

1/28/2016

First American celebrated a record-breaking 2015 at its annual Kickoff Meeting. The offsite event was an opportunity to recognize top...

2016 Kickoff Meeting

Entrepreneur Top Culture

11/4/2015

First American Equipment Finance Ranked on Inaugural Top Company Cultures List by Entrepreneur Magazine

Entrepreneur Top Culture

ELFA Guest Lecture

10/21/2015

First American CEO, Alan Sikora, Delivers ELFA Guest Lecture Presentation at University of Rochester.

ELFA Guest Lecture

Syndications Executive

10/1/2015

Highly Experienced Syndications Executive, Janice Schawille to join First American Equipment Finance

Syndications Executive

41% Energy Reduction

9/1/2015

First American Education Finance and Ecosystem Energy Services join with Adelphi University

41% Energy Reduction

Chairman's Award 2015

7/28/2015

Heather Ayers received the 2015 Chairman’s Award, First American’s highest honor.

Chairman's Award 2015

Coalition for College...

6/30/2015

The Coalition for College Cost Savings and First American Education Finance announced today that they have renewed their contract to...

Coalition for College Cost Savings

100 Best for Millennials

6/23/2015

Great Place to Work® and Fortune Name First American as One of the 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials in the U.S.

100 Best for Millennials

APEX Excellence Award

6/4/2015

First American Equipment Finance received an APEX Award for publication excellence for the SIMPLE campaign in the Electronic Media...

APEX Excellence Award

Alan Sikora Named CEO

5/1/2015

First American Equipment Finance announced that Alan Sikora has been named Chief Executive Officer. Alan succeeds company founder, Bill...

Alan Sikora Named CEO

#2 in New York

4/21/2015

First American Equipment Finance was named as one of the 65 Best Companies to Work for in the state of New York for the fourth...

#2 in New York

New CFO: Joe Guage

4/6/2015

Joe Guage Joins First American as CFO

New CFO: Joe Guage

Dollars + Sense

3/19/2015

On Thursday March 19, 2015 First American Education Finance hosted a group of 8th grade students from Rochester Prep at their offices in...

Dollars + Sense

FORTUNE: Best Places

2/18/2015

First American Equipment Finance ranked as one of the “20 Great Workplaces in Financial Services” by Fortune.com and GreatRated.com

FORTUNE: Best Places

HFMA Peer Review

12/30/2014

First American Healthcare Finance has continued to achieve the "Peer Reviewed by HFMA®" standard for its Equipment Finance Solutions.

HFMA Peer Review

Strategic Offsite

6/9/2014

The senior leadership team of First American gathered at Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, for a two-day strategy session designed to...

Strategic Offsite

Capitol Connections 2014

6/2/2014

First American's leadership team attended the annual Capitol Connections event in Washington, DC.

Capitol Connections 2014

Best Companies

5/6/2014

First American Equipment Finance was named as one of the Best Companies to Work for in the state of New York for the third consecutive year.

Best Companies

Certification

11/22/2013

First American Equipment Finance (FAEF) currently employs 14 CLPs, second only to Financial Pacific Leasing who has 17 CLPs.

Certification

Industry Confidence Up

8/21/2013

The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) releases the August 2013 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance...

Industry Confidence Up

Pinnacle Award

5/16/2013

First American Education Finance was honored by the Rochester Chapter of the American Marketing Association for its work in business-to...

Pinnacle Award

Best in NY 2013

4/30/2013

First American Equipment Finance was honored as one of the top five companies to work for in the state of New York for the second...

Best in NY 2013

Google Street View...

3/5/2013

Rochester-based First American Equipment Finance, a longtime technology pioneer, has joined Google’s as it takes its street view to the...

Google Street View: Indoors

John Unchester Joins...

2/1/2013

Highly Experienced Leasing Executive to join First American Equipment Finance, a City National Bank Company.

John Unchester Joins First American

Alan Sikora Elected...

11/14/2012

Alan Sikora, President, First American Equipment Finance, has been elected to serve a two-year term on the Equipment Leasing and Finance...

Alan Sikora Elected to ELFA Financial Institutions Business Council Steering Committee
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