For many business owners, turning your passion into a viable, sustainable business is a challenging adventure. Abbey Duke, owner of Sugarsnap Vermont Catering, was faced with finding a financing solution for her rapidly growing business. With a recommendation from the Vermont Economic Development Authority (VEDA), she turned to Opportunities Credit Union for help with her unique small-business lending needs.
At Opportunities Credit Union, we celebrate cultures, beliefs, and traditions from all corners of the world. Our home, Winooski, Vermont and the greater Burlington area is one of the largest immigrant and refugee populations in the state. Take a look at what Valentine’s Day means to other countries around the world.
Sas Stewart and Sivan Cotel, owners of Stonecutter Spirits, are passionate about gin and whiskey. With the help Opportunities Credit Union, they received the support and funding to renovate a 12,000 square foot warehouse into a space that accommodates offices, tastings, events, and a distillery for their unique barrel-aging spirits operation.
As a community development credit union, Opportunities is committed to serving low-income, underserved and rural populations. NerdWallet, a company focused on helping people lead better lives through financial education and empowerment, sat down with president and CEO, Cheryl Fatnassi, to speak about Opportunities’ unique programs.
Barrio Bakery’s exterior bright colors of yellow, red, and blue are both eye-catching and inviting to passersby, but it’s the quality pastries and warm atmosphere that keep people coming back for more. Located in the Old North End of Burlington, VT, Barrio has become known as the neighborhood bakery, which is fitting, as Barrio translates […]
The last thing you think about when tying the knot is laughter, but it was the first thing on Natalie Miller and Nathan Hartswick’s minds. The couple exchanged their vows and launched their business, Spark Arts, on the same day in 2011. Their comedic timing has been the driving force behind building a good marriage […]
This past Tuesday, October 27th, Opportunities’ senior management team and Board of Directors joined together at the Inn at Essex for a strategic planning session. Management presented their research, experience, and findings regarding the current climate of the Credit Union in regards to its five-year plan. Presentations on competitors, products, strengths and weaknesses, financial performance, […]
Burlington is home not only to Opportunities Credit Union, but also to a myriad of cultures due to its large immigrant and refugee population. Opportunities has helped many new Vermonters with its “Coming to America” loan, but rarely does it get such a perfect chance to promote culture while helping a small business owner secure […]
The Vermont Center for Emerging Technologies and Hotel Vermont announced today the InnovateHER VT Challenge, a new business pitch event in Burlington, VT. The competition is at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Hotel Vermont, 41 Cherry St. Vermont EPSCoR and VCET have underwritten a $10,000 cash prize to the event winner as well as […]
Want to look and feel great without breaking the bank? Here’s how to treat yourself without maxing out your credit cards. Beauty Sleep is Real Listen to your mother when she tells you to make sure you get a good night’s sleep! It’s no secret that a lack of sleep can appear on your face […]