Bourbon, Bacon & Brews Social

First Commerce Credit Union has teamed up with Madison Social and Centrale – a new Italian Parlour serving up old school Italian fare with a fun, fresh edge – to host the 4th annual Bourbon, Bacon & Brews Social on Thursday, October 20, from 6 to 10 p.m. This flavor-filled event features a flight of smoky flavored bacons along with a flight of specialty bourbons and craft beer, plus a dinner option with reserved seating at Centrale.

This year’s event benefits the FCCU Foundation supporting financial literacy in our community. “This unique and flavorful event is part of First Commerce’s fundraising initiative, which will help First Commerce broaden our financial literacy efforts in our community,” said Kristin Richardson, Sr. Public Relations Specialist, who concepted the event. The flight this year includes two bourbons and two beers. The bourbons will be Redemption 9 Year and Henry McKenna Small Batch and the beers will be Hopline Bling IPA and 4th Orbit Ginger Red Ale, supplied by our beer sponsor, Grasslands Brewing Co. The bacon flight will feature Nueske’s smoked pork belly bacon 3-ways: Roasted Red Pepper Orange Habanero, Blackberry Citrus, and Smoky Cracked Pepper. The dinner option will feature a Porchetta from Centrale – pork loin wrapped in pork belly with herbs and spices served with crispy potatoes and broccoli. For dessert enjoy a Bourbon Bacon Praline Cake with Sea Salt Bacon ice cream. Dinner will be served at Centrale — two doors down from Madison Social.

Tickets can be purchased for $25, which includes a flight of bacon along with a flight of bourbons and craft beers. A reserved table with dinner and the bourbon, bacon and beer flight is also available for $45. Events like this are not possible without sponsors who recognize the unique opportunity to experience an occasion like this– and who desire to be a part of something big!

Thank you to our sponsors: LEVERAGE, Six Pillars Financial Advisors, King Arthur’s Tools, and Grasslands Brewing Co. If your business is interested in Bourbon, Bacon & Brews and would consider supporting financial literacy in our community by becoming a sponsor, contact Kristin Richardson, Sr. PR Specialist at 850.410.3553 or KRichardson@FirstCommerceCU.org. Sponsorships start at just $250! Celebrate good ol’ Southern charm and help raise funds for the FCCU Foundation supporting financial literacy in our community at the Bourbon, Bacon & Brews Social of the year! Madison Social is located in FSU’s CollegeTown at 705 S. Woodward just a few doors down from First Commerce’s College Town office. Space is limited, so purchase your tickets today online through http://www.BourbonBaconBrews.com or by calling (850) 410.3553.

# # # ABOUT FIRST COMMERCE CREDIT UNION: Established nearly 75 years ago, First Commerce Credit Union is a full-service financial institution headquartered in Tallahassee that currently serves nearly 45,000 members in Northwest Florida and Southwest Georgia. First Commerce has 11 financial centers – eight in Tallahassee, one in Marianna, one in Thomasville, Ga. and the new location in Valdosta, Ga. First Commerce also provides no-surcharge access to thousands of ATMs across the country through a credit union network as well as online and mobile banking, mobile deposit, and real-time text/email account alerts. First Commerce offers a full array of consumer and business products and services. They include free checking, interest-bearing checking, savings, money market accounts, CDs, IRAs, accounts for kids and teens, mortgages, refinances, home equity loans, prepaid reloadable cards, identity theft protection, and business loans and accounts. In addition, First Commerce offers a wide range of financial planning and investment services through our subsidiary, Six Pillars Financial Advisors, and commercial & personal insurance through First Commerce Insurance Agency. Anyone who lives or works in the following counties can take advantage of First Commerce’s products and services: Leon, Gadsden, Jackson, Jefferson, Madison, Liberty, Wakulla, Gulf, Franklin, Hamilton, Suwannee, Columbia, Baker, Dixie, Lafayette, Gilchrist, Holmes, Calhoun, Taylor, Washington, Walton, and Thomas & Lowndes counties in Georgia. First Commerce Credit Union is federally insured by the NCUA and is an equal housing lender. For account disclosures or more information, visit www.FirstCommerceCU.org or call (850) 488-0035.

ABOUT FCCU FOUNDATION: First Commerce launched the FCCU Foundation as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in 2015 to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the credit union and to help us expand our financial literacy efforts. We strive every day to be our members’ financial partner for life – working with them individually on their changing needs and providing tools and guidance to help ensure their solid financial future. We also offer seminars on a variety of financial topics for our communities and various organizations, including a unique new partnership with TCC to offer “financial freedom” seminars for students. Our Kids Club and SmartStart accounts include educational elements to help children and young adults develop health financial skills. In addition, we partner with other organizations to provide financial literacy programs. One such example is First Commerce’s major ongoing support of Junior Achievement, which inspires and prepares young people to succeed in a global economy, for which we have provided major funding to expand. First Commerce provides contributions and volunteers to teach Junior Achievement programs in local schools throughout the year. Helping to ensure a bright financial future for the communities we serve, one person at a time. Now, THAT’S what we call LOCAL STRONG! ABOUT MADISON SOCIAL: Open every day, Madison Social is Tallahassee’s newest Social House that features lunch, dinner, happy hour, and late night experiences for all ages. On weekends, our six garage doors open up to expansive outdoor patio seating overlooking Doak Campbell Stadium. It’s the perfect place to enjoy one of our gourmet brunch items or a refreshing cocktail from our bar menu.