Kayla had a vision for a new wine and market platform. She wanted to make a wine bar that housed affordable, ethically made wines and a to create a meaningful place for her employees and guests. Kayla turned to Opportunities Credit Union as a financing partner and was pleased to experience the hands on process […]
Here is the story of Hinterland Bridal shop in Burlington. Hinterland shop owner Zari found it difficult to get a loan with traditional banking, but she had a sound business plan. At Opportunities you are not just a number, and we spend the time to understand every project. Equipped with the right financial education we […]
Each member of the OCU team is unique, and that helps us empathize with our members who are also unique. When you can walk in a member’s shoes, you’re more likely to provide the right solution. For our mortgage borrowers, you might assume their “right solution” is the lowest possible rate. Since interest rates can […]
My fiancé has driven the same vehicle since he drove it off the showroom floor 13 years ago. With the decision made to retire this vehicle in favor of something more reliable and more importantly affordable, we began the process of looking for the right family vehicle. His birthday was coming up and living through […]
North Street in Burlington is home to one of Vermont’s most diverse neighborhoods. Even in the bitter winter cold, the streets were alive with music, pedestrians, the warm glow of windows and the smell of tacos. As I walked down the snow-laden sidewalk, a hooded man and his buddy were on a second-story porch singing […]
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 […]
I arrived at the ONTA Studio in the Kismet building in Williston to take a video of the owners. Zach and Lauren are two young entrepreneurs with a lot of passion. Zach had a massive smile on his face, and he stuck his hand out immediately for a handshake. He shook my hand, smiled, and […]
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.
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.