Liberty Bank Tuition-Free Small Business Academy Helps Local Economy Grow in Willimantic


by Liberty Bank | Feb 25, 2020

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

Since 2016, Liberty Bank’s Academy for Small Business has been offering entrepreneurs with comprehensive training programs throughout the state. This ten-class curriculum covers topics such as financial management, recordkeeping, risk management, marketing and tax planning. The Willimantic program is postponed with dates to be determined. Applications are still being accepted. 

“Small businesses are the core of our communities,” said Glenn Davis, Vice President, Community Development/CRA Officer. “At Liberty Bank, we are committed to helping business owners as they get off the ground, stay healthy and grow for years to come. Our Academy is one way we fulfill this commitment while also reinforcing our dedication to economic development and sustainability.”  

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.

Since the Academy’s inception, The Bank has worked with great partners across the state 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 the Bank over the last several years. Other locations include: East Hartford, Hartford, Meriden, New Brittan, New Haven, New London, and Norwich.

For more information about the program and how to qualify for a $5,000 line of credit, small business owners, visit: www.liberty-bank.com/asb. With questions, interested participants may contact Pam Days-Luketich, Community Outreach Officer, at 860-704-2489 or PDays-Luketich@LIBERTY-BANK.com. To participate, owners must print and complete the registration form that’s available on Liberty Bank’s website and mail it by Friday, March 20 or stop in any branch during normal business hours to fill it out.

About Liberty Bank

Established in 1825, Liberty Bank is Connecticut’s oldest bank, with over $5.8 billion in assets and 60 banking offices throughout the central, eastern, western, northern 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 ‘Top Workplace’ by the Hartford Courant for eight consecutive years, Liberty maintains a longstanding commitment to superior personal service and unparalleled community involvement.

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