Community Bank joins the effort to solve veterans unemployment with its support of the upcoming program
Online PR News – 12-December-2016 – Ipswich, MA – VFW Post 1093 and VetToCEO.org announced today that the Institution for Savings recently made a donation to sponsor an innovative veterans entrepreneurship training program which will launch in January.
The Institution for Savings, founded in 1820, is well known on the North Shore for its generous support of various community programs. Headquartered in Newburyport, the Bank has 13 offices located in Ipswich, Beverly, Gloucester, Middleton, Newburyport, Rockport, Salisbury, Topsfield and Boxford, serving the region from which the VetToCEO program will draw veteran participants.
Institution for Savings President and CEO Michael J. Jones said: "We are so pleased to sponsor this innovative program that provides important training to veterans in our community who are contemplating entrepreneurship. Our veterans – more than 45,000 on the North Shore alone-- have served our country honorably and deserve the opportunity to transition to a viable career choice after their military service. We are happy to support this worthy endeavor."
"The Institution for Savings is a perfect partner for this program," noted Ed Marsh, Commander of Post 1093 which is collaborating with VetToCEO to deliver this training. "The community values which they so strongly embody also support the goal of this training – to empower veterans in our community to draw on the skills they developed in the military to create successful community businesses and local jobs."
The VetToCEO program has been conducted online and in the classroom more than 20 times. Graduates have successfully launched, funded, and purchased businesses. The Post 1093 program provides a dynamic, interactive learning experience in person which allows veterans to engage in extensive discussion integrating their military experience into fundable business plans. It also includes relationships with business funding sources and advisors.
Veterans who live in Massachusetts north of Boston and in Southern NH can learn more at http://www.vettoceo.org/veteran-entrepreneurship-training-in-person-at-ipswich-ma-vfw-post-1093 and register for a limited number of positions in the VetToCEO program at http://www.vettoceo.org/registration-for-veterans-entrepreneurship-training-at-ipswich-ma-vfw-post-1093. The class which will be held weekly at Ipswich VFW Post 1093 on Wednesday evenings from 7-9:30pm, from January 11th through March 8th, 2017. (March 1st will be open for individual preparation.) Participants will pitch their plans to a panel of judges on March 8th, competing for cash prizes to support their business launch. Dinner will be provided at each session and limited childcare may be available through the collaboration of VFW Post 1093 and the Ipswich Family YMCA under the North Shore Veterans Collaborative.
Additional corporate sponsorship opportunities are also available. Please contact Ed Marsh to discuss possibilities.
About VFW Post 1093: Founded in 1946, VFW Post 1093 active members live in Ipswich and a number of towns on the North Shore while participating members live throughout the US. We are a charter member of the North Shore Veterans Collaborative, and our membership includes veterans of most conflicts since WWII. The NSVC and our community participation is built on a unique partnership with the YMCA of the Northshore. The VFW is physically co-located with the Ipswich Family YMCA and energetically innovates programs to support the Ipswich community as well as veterans and their families in New England and beyond. Our members joined the military for the opportunity to serve, and they join our post to continue that service in meaningful ways and to foster the comradeship which so many cherished during their time in the service. New members are welcome.
VetToCEO, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that supports veterans and transitioning military members to succeed in business ownership. Our entrepreneurial community, with its training resources and guidance, assists veterans in leveraging their skills to start or buy a business and run it successfully. The VetToCEO programs are designed and facilitated by experienced entrepreneurs who are also veterans, exclusively for veterans of all branches. We offer the program free of charge to qualified/verified members of the military and veterans. We fund our programs through the generosity of leading corporations, grants, and individuals who have a passion for helping veterans.
About Institution for Savings: The Institution for Savings offers a full menu of personal and commercial financial products and services for individuals, businesses and organizations, including deposit accounts, lending services, Internet/Mobile Banking and Bill Pay, and retirement accounts. Through its Charitable Foundations it has collectively donated nearly $4 million to community organizations and causes, including a landmark $1.5 million to construct a new single-patient unit at Anna Jaques Hospital; more than a million dollars to support field and stadium renovation projects at Newburyport and Triton Regional High Schools; a recent $1 million gift to Essex County Greenbelt Association for a land conservation fund; $1.5 million to the Ipswich Family YMCA for an aquatic center; and much more.