Vermont Federal assists local camp in developing students business skills

BURLINGTON, VT (August 16, 2017) — Over the course of a month, 18 students from Middlebury Union Middle School divided into teams and built their own companies; developing products, evaluating their business and conducting market analysis. Vermont Federal Credit Union staff members, Kevin Parish and Shauntell Poquette joined the camp to mentor these students through their entrepreneurial journey. Kevin Parish, Milton Branch Manager, explained, “Our role as mentors was to coach and challenge the students to develop a solid business plan for their company in order to catch the attention of the sharks.” He continued, “My favorite part of the program was being able to watch the development of each student.” Shauntell Poquette, Middlebury Member Service Representative added, “It was such a good feeling knowing that we were a part of their new found confidence and learning.”

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In addition to providing staff support, Vermont Federal was happy to make a donation in the amount of $750 to help assist the camp’s efforts.

About Vermont Federal Credit Union

Vermont Federal is an $800 million-plus financial institution, with seven locations currently serving over 45,000 members. Members are part of a cooperative, meaning they share ownership in the Credit Union and elect a volunteer board of directors. Vermont Federal Credit Union provides membership to anyone who lives, works, worships, or attends school in nine counties in Vermont, including Addison, Caledonia, Chittenden, Franklin, Grand Isle, Lamoille, Orange, Orleans, and Washington. Vermont Federal Credit Union is committed to providing support to the communities it serves and to make a decided difference in the lives of its members and other Vermonters. For more information about Vermont Federal Credit Union, call (888) 252-0202, visit or find us on Facebook.


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