Liberty Bank tuition-free Academy for Small Business helps Norwich area economy grow

by Liberty Bank | Sep 06, 2019

Middletown, CT — Liberty Bank, in collaboration with Norwich Community Development Corporation and Women’s Business Development Council, recently announced that they are partnering to launch a tuition-free Academy for Small Business in Norwich. The Academy will assist with the creation and growth of new small businesses in Connecticut.

Liberty Bank’s Academy for Small Business offers owners a comprehensive training program. This ten-class curriculum, covering topics such as financial management, recordkeeping, risk management, marketing and tax planning. The Norwich program will begin on Tuesday, October 1. Classes will take place from 6-8 p.m. at the Foundry 66 located at 66 Franklin Street, Norwich, CT.

Liberty Bank’s Academy for Small Business is an opportunity that’s available on a first come, first serve basis and the class is limited to 20 Connecticut business owners. Participants do not have to be Liberty Bank customers and are entrepreneurs who typically own startup businesses or are interested in the opportunity. After successfully completing all 10 classes, participating business owners may be eligible for a $5,000 line of credit from Liberty Bank.

“The Academy reinforces the commitment that Liberty Bank has to the communities we serve and to being a financial partner and resource,” said Pam Days-Luketich, Community Outreach Officer. ”We are honored to work with great partners to help small business owners reach their dreams, succeed and plan for a strong future.”

This is one of several Academies for Small Business hosted in Connecticut by Liberty Bank since 2016. Other locations include: East Hartford, Hartford, Meriden, New Brittan, New Haven, New London, Norwich, and Willimantic.

For more information about the program and how to qualify for a $5,000 line of credit, small business owners should visit: With questions, interested participants may contact Pam Days-Luketich, Community Outreach Officer, at 860-704-2489 or To participate, owners must print and complete the registration form that’s available on Liberty Bank’s website and mail it by Friday, September 27 or stop in any branch during normal business hours to fill it out.

Established in 1825, Liberty Bank is Connecticut’s oldest bank, with over $5.2 billion in assets and 55 banking offices throughout the central, eastern, western and shoreline areas of the state. As a full-service financial institution, Liberty offers consumer and commercial banking, home mortgages, insurance, and investment services. Named in 2019 as one of the World’s Best Banks, ranking 4th in the United States by Forbes and a ‘Top Workplace’ by the Hartford Courant for seven consecutive years, Liberty maintains a longstanding commitment to superior personal service and unparalleled community involvement. 

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