Ent Credit Union Recognized As Colorado SBDC Sponsor Of the Year
Ent Credit Union was recognized on February 1 as the “State Sponsor of the Year” at the annual Colorado Small Business Development Center Network awards ceremony. The Pikes Peak, Southern Colorado and Aurora South Metro Small Business Development Center (SBDC) chapters jointly nominated the credit union for this state-wide recognition based on their ongoing partnership in sponsoring and promoting small business seminars in their communities. Local industry experts, who volunteer their time and knowledge, inform and advise entrepreneurs at every seminar. In 2017 alone, this partnership resulted in 31 seminars that were attended by more than 600 current and future entrepreneurs.
“Colorado SBDCs are an excellent partner in providing our members and the community with access to the highest quality financial education,” said Paul Kirkbride, Ent’s Business Banking Director.
Founded in 1957, Ent Credit Union is a different kind of financial institution, committed to improving members’ financial quality of life and returning value through better rates, lower fees, and Ent Extras® cash rewards. Colorado’s leading credit union, Ent has more than $5.0 billion in assets, more than 300,000 members and 29 convenient service center locations along the Front Range. As a not-for-profit, community-chartered credit union, Ent’s membership is open to businesses and individuals who live, work, worship or attend school in Arapahoe, Denver, Douglas, El Paso, Fremont, Jefferson, Pueblo and Teller counties, as well as select communities in Weld and Adams counties. Ent is an Equal Housing and Equal Opportunity Lender, federally insured by the NCUA.
The Colorado Small Business Development Center Network (CSBDC) is dedicated to helping existing and new businesses grow and prosper in Colorado by providing free and confidential consulting and no- or low-cost training programs. The CSBDC combines information and resources from federal, state and local governments with those of the education system and private sector to meet the specialized and complex needs of the small business community. Consulting experts work in partnership to provide entrepreneurs with crucial information that can mean the difference between success and failure. The CSBDC vision is to be the premier, trusted choice of Colorado businesses for consulting, training and resources.