MERIT to Launch Second Phase of Financial Empowerment Academy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Omar Alvarado

ida@meritnw.org

503-388-3524

MERIT to Launch Second Phase of Financial Empowerment Academy



Salem, Oregon – Tuesday February 20, 2018
– In a motivating influence for the Willamette Valley community, MERIT (Micro Enterprise Resource Initiatives and Training) continues providing comprehensive financial and business resources for local business owners and families.

MERIT is a 501(c)3 non-profit, located in downtown Salem’s Center for Business and Industry, and has been helping determined individuals blossom into prosperous business owners in our community for over 13 years. True to their philosophy, MERIT has been a resource in providing training and workshops for local entrepreneurs and business owners who wish to take their ideas to the next level.

Through Initiatives such as group classes, IDA’s (3 to 1 matched savings), lending circles and coaching; MERIT has helped seed the foundations of main street businesses throughout the Willamette Valley.  A few of the micro enterprises that MERIT has assisted include Oven Bird Bakery, Oregon Crepe Café, Rafn’s Restaurant, Santana’s Restaurant, and veteran owned Omega Landscape Maintenance & Design.

Thanks to Chemeketa Community College’s generation donation of classroom space, MERIT will launch a new Business Finance class starting March 14 within their Financial Empowerment Academy at the Center for Business & Industry in downtown Salem. Similar Personal Finance classes have already been underway at CBI in Salem and CAPACES Leadership Institute in Woodburn.

Anyone and everyone is welcome to participate.

“MERIT has given me resources I wouldn’t have otherwise known about,” says client Lena Perez, owner of Priceless Treasures Pre-School and Daycare, “They’ve helped me feel like I’m not alone in the process of trying to expand my business”.

If you are looking to turn your business dream into a reality or just need a little more direction for your ongoing venture, MERIT will gladly help you get there.

For more information contact Omar Alvarado at MERIT, ida@meritnw.org, 503-399-3524

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MERIT to Launch Second Phase of Financial Empowerment Academy

Salem, Oregon – Tuesday February 20, 2018 – In a motivating influence for the Willamette Valley community, MERIT (Micro Enterprise Resource Initiatives and Training) continues providing comprehensive financial and business resources for local business owners and families.

MERIT is a 501(c)3 non-profit, located in downtown Salem’s Center for Business and Industry, and has been helping determined individuals blossom into prosperous business owners in our community for over 13 years. True to their philosophy, MERIT has been a resource in providing training and workshops for local entrepreneurs and business owners who wish to take their ideas to the next level.

Through Initiatives such as group classes, IDA’s (3 to 1 matched savings), lending circles and coaching; MERIT has helped seed the foundations of main street businesses throughout the Willamette Valley.

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