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City Market and Opportunities Credit Union (OCU) Team Up to Promote Small Business Growth

first_imgCity 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 ghuysman@oppsvt.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.last_img read more

Republican tax bill retains credit union tax exemption

first_imgCredit unions fighting to retain their tax exempt status cleared their first hurdle Thursday, as House Republican leaders unveiled tax reform legislation that retains the exemption.The 429-page bill makes a myriad of changes in the tax code, with the intention of providing tax cuts to many taxpayers.“As of now, the credit union tax status remains unchanged in this bill and the bill looks good from a credit union perspective, but this is an ongoing process and change can happen anytime,” said CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle, who as a House member from Iowa, was a member of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee.NAFCU President/CEO B. Dan Berger said that the bill reflects the recognition by House Republicans of the economic value of the credit union tax exemption. continue reading » 7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Tipp’s Under 21 team reach first ever All-Ireland decider

first_imgKillian Whelan and Brian Lacey were at the game for Tipp FM Sport and you can hear there full live commentary here:Tipp Under 21 manager Tommy Twomey spoke to Killian Whelan after the game. Full-time in the second semi-final it finished Tyrone 0-17 Roscommon 0-12.The All-Ireland Final is scheduled to be played on Saturday May 2nd, it’ll see Tipperary do battle with Tyrone. Tipperary’s Under 21 football team have reached an All-Ireland Final for the first time in their history this afternoon after a frenetic game against Dublin in Tullamore.The full time score was Tipperary 0-14 Dublin 0-12 which secured a two point win for Tipp. After being seven points to three down at half time the Premier County fought back aided by a strong breeze in the second half and with late scores from Steven O’Brien and Kevin O’Halloran the Under 21s secured the historic victory for Tommy Twomey’s Tipp side. last_img read more

Sussex and Yorkshire tee up Senior Men’s showdown

first_img SUSSEX and Yorkshire will lock horns in a mouth-watering final day contest to decide the winners of the Senior Men’s County Finals.Yorkshire have the bit between their teeth after a 6-3 victory against Lincolnshire kept them on track to repeat their 2017 success in this championship.Sussex – bridesmaids in each of the last two years – have their eyes firmly on the prize thanks to the 7-2 defeat of Dorset.In a competition which promises to go right down to the wire, Sussex have the added cushion of knowing a draw against Yorkshire would be enough to see them crowned champions.In the event of the teams being tied on match points, Sussex would prevail by virtue of the number of game points won over the course of the three-day round robin event.In blustery, but largely sunny and dry conditions there was some excellent golf on show at the pristine Effingham GC in Surrey.For Sussex captain Rick Thomas, the thought of final day tension induced strong feelings of déjà vu.“We’ve been here before!” said Thomas wryly, referring to runner up finishes in the previous two years when Yorkshire and then Lancashire pipped his team to the post.“The north have had us both times so we’ll see what happens this time.“Last year was agony for everyone when Lancashire holed a huge putt to swing the match their way.“However, to a man, all members of the team were up for coming back again strongly this year.“For me this is a fantastic week and a great event to be a part of. It’s very well run by England Golf.“It’s an intense three days of competition and a challenging format, but we all love it and keep coming back.“Now we have to keep going. The great strength of this team is the togetherness – they have been through so much as a group, but they encourage and support each other and that’s what brings us to this point again.”Yorkshire captain John Grimbleby should have skippered his team to glory in 2017.However, he missed the event to help his wife recuperate from knee surgery and is eager to sample a champagne moment two years on.“I let a colleague take over on that occasion and I’m just glad to get a chance to be here and in with a hope of winning again,” said Grimbleby.“We have a really strong squad with two England internationals in Rich Jones and Richard Norton, but we have great strength in depth.“A special mention must go to Stephen Mason who has won all three games he’s played in so far.“He turned 65 in August and then got down to scratch for the first time a few weeks later.“Now he’s playing superbly here and as a team we’re all really looking forward to a great game against Sussex.”Both Sussex and Yorkshire went into day two full of confidence and nothing that happened in the morning foursomes did anything to chip away at that growing self-belief.Sussex stamped their superiority on their match with Dorset by claiming a 2.5-0.5 lead from the three foursomes games.Colin Jones and Doug Park claimed a handsome 5&4 win against John Smith and Favid Beaton.However, the other two games were much tighter.Martin Galway and Malcolm Cawte won their clash with Gary Earl and John Pounder on the 18th hole.Steve Graham and Martin King halved their match with Tony Coles and Ashley Bennett.A handsome lead at lunch took some of the pressure off and the afternoon singles resulted in a comprehensive win for last season’s runners up.There were wins for Galway, Cawte, Mark Logan and Graham while Park took half a point from his game with Philip Bell.Dorset’s solitary win in the singles came thanks to a good show from Ashley Beckett in a 5&4 win over Paul Plant.Yorkshire’s bid was firmly on track after a 3-0 morning whitewash of Lincolnshire.Jones and Norton gave little away in a 5&3 win against Colin Trentrail and Jeremy Woodcock.Mason and Alan Wright were equally ruthless in their 4&3 triumph against Paul Wharton and Richard Latham.It was a lot closer in the match involving Andy King and Ian Clarke and Tim Seaton and Simon Ostrom, however the Yorkshire pair edged it by one hole.Perhaps a little dispirited as they faced up to a second successive defeat, Lincolnshire hoped for a fast start in the afternoon but soon found themselves under the cosh.Norton, Mason and Wright all put points on the board for Yorkshire before the middle order of Lincolnshire rallied with Les Toyne and Tim Seaton winning their games.In the final match on course Johnny Lawrence and Simon Ostrom went down the last. Ostrom holed an eight foot putt to eke out a point for Lincolnshire.Now it all comes down to the clash of the top two with Dorset and Lincolnshire playing for pride in the other tie.Photograph credit: Leaderboard Tags: Dorset, Lincolnshire, Senior Men’s County Finals, Surrey, Sussex, Yorkshire 9 Oct 2019 Sussex and Yorkshire tee up Senior Men’s showdown last_img read more

Cruz continues to show his worth for Gilas

first_imgLacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera View comments Carl Bryan Cruz. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netOutshining his famed teammates, Carl Bryan Cruz continued to show why he’s part of Gilas Pilipinas as he delivered the biggest shots in the clutch on Friday.The former FEU banger drilled three crucial treys in the final five minutes to help the Nationals down Blackwater, 105-101, in a tune-up at Meralco Gym.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games MOST READ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Cruz, though, just wants to show his worth for the national team every practice and every game.“I want to prove to them that I’m deserving of my spot here and I want to show it that I’m putting in the effort,” he said.And so far, Cruz’ efforts are showing as Gilas Pilipinas prepares for the numerous international wars starting in the 2017 Jones Cup.“We’re improving individually and we’re also doing that on defense. I feel we, as a team, are progressing every game,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Jalalon tweaks ankle in Gilas tune-up a week before Jones Cup Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Nikki Valdez rushes self to ER due to respiratory tract infection Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena But the hardworking forward said the credit for his 22-point outing goes to team’s system and it just so happened that he made the shots the defense was giving him.“I was playing with the flow of our offense. I’m in the right spot in the right time and I’m lucky that all of those went in,” he said in Filipino. “That’s the beauty of the dribble-drive, we’re always getting open.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsCoach Chot Reyes agreed with Cruz’ assessment, nothing that the Alaska rookie’s role is similar to those of Ranidel de Ocampo in the past.“Carl plays the role of Ranidel de Ocampo in this team and he knows what’s expected of him. The key now for Carl is to be able to do that on a consistent basis. We also have to be able to rebound when he’s in because he’s not the tallest of the fours and he’s an undersized big man,” he said. Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend LATEST STORIESlast_img read more