OVERVIEW If you are a Winooski based business experienced difficulties during the Covid-19 pandemic, please, keep reading. The city of Winooski is teaming up with Opportunities Credit Union to help local businesses adapt during these difficult times. You can get an emergency business loan up to $10,000 with a term of 5 years. If your […]
Opportunities Credit Union stands in solidarity with Black communities. We support ending systemic racism and police violence. We have never questioned that Black Lives Matter. OCU shares the outrage about the systemic racism plaguing our country. We reaffirm our 30-year commitment to racial justice. As a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI,) serving low-income communities is […]
Opportunities Credit Union helped Wooden Hammer arrange the necessary financing to move into a larger building. Now, Ben Raphael can take on more and bigger jobs without all the dust. The new facility will help Ben continue to grow his business and continue to strengthen his community. Wood and Hammer creates top-quality custom cabinets and […]
On January 2, 2020 Katharine Laud will be the new President and Chief Executive Officer of Opportunities Credit Union. Laud comes to credit union with a background in banking and non-profit finance. Most recently, she was Associate Vice President for Finance and Administration at the UVM Foundation. Kate also serves as Vice-Chair of theboard of the […]
For Abigail Terrazzano and Adeline Webb, dogs, and cats are more than just a job. It’s a way of life. They met each other working at a national box store as groomers, and they wished for a more personal experience for the animals and their owners. Just like many entrepreneurs, they had a way to […]
The Winooski Small Business Loan Program is currently accepting applications. This program expands the City’s commitment to economic vitality by providing access to financing for new and existing businesses in Winooski.
Nicole Carey, owner of the Birdfolk Collective, recently opened a new storefront in Waterbury with the help of Opportunities Credit Union.
Jake, owner of the Firebird Cafe, opened Nest Coffee and Bakery after realizing that what the community of Essex Junction needed and wanted was a coffee shop. He sought the support of Opportunities Credit Union to help make his dream of a coffee shop a reality.
As 2016 comes to a close, it’s a great time to reflect on your successes over the past year. Better yet, it’s the perfect time to start thinking about your financial plans for the new year. 2017 is right around the corner, and if you’re looking for a resolution to get you started, look no further!
Stacey Hamblett, owner of the Urban Salon Team, created a unique space where clients can link their inner and outer beauty. After financing fell through six weeks before opening with a traditional bank she’d been with for years, Hamblett received help from Opportunities Credit Union to realize her vision.