Sunmark Federal Credit Union Hosts Advisement Session for Candidates for Business Grant Contest

Sunmark Federal Credit Union, in partnership with the Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber, is proud to announce the return of the Sunmark Business Grant, a contest for first-time business owners and entrepreneurs.
Eligible applicants include businesses that opened after November 1, 2013 or plan to open before June 1, 2015. Also, entrepreneurs who have a plan and are ready to take action – but haven’t established a business yet may enter. Entrants should be first-time business-owners who have not been finalists in a previous Sunmark Business Grant competition.
The winning business or business idea will receive a seat in the 2015 Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber’s Entrepreneur Boot Camp and $1,000 in a Sunmark business account.  The runner up will receive their choice of a seat in the 2015 Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber’s Entrepreneur Boot Camp or $500 in a Sunmark business account.
In preparation for the contest deadline (Thursday, October 23), candidates are invited to bring their written plans, materials and questions about business plans, financials, operations, and marketing to be reviewed by area business experts.

Thursday, October 9, 2014
11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Sunmark Federal Credit Union Corporate Headquarters
                        1187 Troy Schenectady Road, Latham 12110

Local business experts and small business owners include:
                                       Erin Conway, Regalo A Gift Experience
                                       Tom Evans, SCORE
                                       Steve Gonick, Steve Gonick Network, LLC
                                       Josie Madison, Four Fat Fowl
                                       Sandy Mardigian, SMS Media
                                       Jay Singh, Sunmark Business Services Director
                                       Janet Tanguay, Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber

About Sunmark Federal Credit Union:
Since 1937, Sunmark Federal Credit Union ($430 million in assets; 48,000+ members) has been helping members in the greater Capital Region community improve their financial position by offering a full range of mortgages, insurance products, retirement accounts and of course, savings and checking.

Sunmark is committed to the financial health and well-being of each member by offering tools that educate and inform and products and services that make it easier to reach financial goals such as planning a budget, saving for a home, repairing  credit or getting out of debt.

For more information, call 518-382-0605 or visit www.sunmarkfcu.org.


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