Entrepreneur Academy Student Awarded Grant Funding From Visions Credit Union

Entrepreneur Academy student awarded grant funding from Visions Credit Union Student Receives Award Check. From left to right Hillary Wilcox, Branch Manager at Visions Credit Union Norwich, Student James Hill, DCMO BOCES District Superintendent, Perry T. Dewey, and Career & Technical Education Director Jennifer Waite. (Submitted photo)

NORWICH - Welding student James Hill was awarded a $500 seed grant from Visions Credit Union for his business plan and to support his new business venture.

Hill joined the first program of the DCMO BOCES Entrepreneur Academy.

The program welcomed 12 students to a hands-on business planning experience guided by Instructor Martha Ryan.

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The 4-week workshop concluded with an opportunity for students to compete to receive a $500 Seed Grant, sponsored by Visions Federal Credit Union.

Hilary Wilcox, Branch Manager at Visions’ Norwich office, commented on their support of the program. “We are excited to be able to interact with local entrepreneurs and give them an opportunity to not only build their business plans but present them and explain what sets them apart.”

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