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Education is Key4Women in business
RUMFORD- Gail Cutting, owner of Grandma’s House Bakery & Gardens in Mexico, is one of 10 women recently awarded $250 through a grant in coordination with Women, Work & Community and Key4Women. She was presented with a check at the local branch of Key Bank by manager, Wayne Drake, and Janet Smith, representative of Women, Work & Community (WW&C).
“This is a great support base for growing businesses,” noted Drake. “It’s nice to be a part of a growing project like this.”
Cutting, who was required to take the Credit Yourself course, as well as others offered through WW&C in order to qualify for the grant, stated how “very valuable” the classes were. She was able to create a savings account for her business expansion and now with the added grant award, will be able to purchase equipment for her microgreen business.
With the expansion to her home-based business, Cutting will be able to continue growing vegetables throughout the winter months and increase harvest amounts.
“This was a wonderful opportunity,” noted Cutting. “The classes teach you all about small business planning, how to become credit worthy and planning for use of the money you make. It was really informative.”
For more information on Women, Work & Community, please visit www.womenworkandcommunity.org.
Key4Women is a complimentary service for women in business. Key4Women builds on Key Bank’s mission of bringing access to capital, customized solutions, ongoing education, and networking opportunities to their clients.
Visit www.key.com or your local branch, located at 119 Congress Street, for more information.