City Market and Opportunities Credit Union (OCU) Team Up to Promote Small Business GrowthCity Market and OCU are offering low-interest business loans.Burlington, VTDecember 15, 2008 – City Market, Onion River Co-op, downtown Burlington’s cooperative grocery store, is announcing a new loan fund that will help small businesses to grow. The Co-op works with over 1,000 Vermont vendors and is committed to the sustainability not only of local agriculture of also of our local economy. Many of the Co-op vendors have expressed interest in a low-interest loan program in order to expand their businesses. Teaming up with Opportunities Credit Union, City Market is able to offer vendors a loan rate of 4.99%.To support a strong local food system, the City Market Loan Fund will help businesses purchase equipment, inventory, business vehicles, machinery, raw materials, or funds to purchase an income producing asset. Potential loan program participants could include existing small business owners, entrepreneurs, farmers and/or food producers looking to expand their current business, purchase/replace equipment, develop a new product line, increase production capacities and/or efficiencies. Start-up financing is not available under this program.OCU plans to review each business application and have sole discretion on approving loan requests. Businesses and owners must meet membership eligibility requirements of the credit union. Businesses that are not currently eligible according to OCU’s existing credit standards will be offered an action plan to address the barriers of their situation. For more information contact Greg Huysman, Small Business Lending Manager at 802-865-2003 x125 or firstname.lastname@example.org(link sends e-mail).About City Market, Onion River Co-opThe Onion River Co-op is a consumer cooperative, with over 3,200 members, selling wholesome food and other products while building a vibrant, empowered community and a healthier world, all in a sustainable manner. Recently awarded the 2008 Howard K. Bowers Fund Cooperative Excellence Award, City Market provides a large selection of local, natural and conventional foods, and thousands of Vermont-made products. Visit City Market, Onion River Co-op conveniently located in downtown Burlington, online at www.CityMarket.coop(link is external) or call 802-861-9700.
Batesville, IN—If you dreamed as a child that you would grow up to be a fireman or firewoman, here is your opportunity to make that happen. The Batesville Fire Department is currently accepting applications for the full-time position of Firefighter / EMT or Paramedic.Applications are available on the City of Batesville website or in person at the fire department located at 115 E. Catherine Street. During the hiring process, applicants will be required to subject themselves to various forms of background checks, physical fitness testing, written aptitude testing, an interview process, and other testing that may be deemed appropriate.Resumes will be accepted only if accompanied by an application. The deadline for all applications and resumes is Thursday, October 31 at 12:00 PM.Requirements:Must be a resident citizen of the United States.Must be 21 years old to apply and not have reached age 36 by date of appointment.Must have a high school diploma or GED certificate.Cannot have a felony conviction.Cannot have a misdemeanor conviction involving domestic violence.Must possess a valid driver’s license.Cannot have been dishonorably discharged from the military.Must be Indiana Certified Firefighter I/II and EMT-B or Paramedic.Must pass a mandatory drug screening test. The City of Batesville is an Equal Opportunity Employer.