MONTPELIER, Vt. (5/22/15)--Vermont State Employee’s CU (VSECU) newest branch will include working space for a local cooperative.
The Montpelier, Vt.-based credit union will host The Lightning Jar, a nonprofit financial cooperative spearheaded by local businesses, nonprofits, community organizations and government (Bennington Banner May 19).
VSECU obtained the branch in Bennington, Vt., through a recent merger with Bennington E/EF FCU. The credit union offered The Lightning Jar office space to help the co-op and the community in their economic development efforts.
VSECU hopes to integrate The Lightning Jar directly into its Bennington operations in order to fully engage with the community and further its principles of membership participation, autonomy, independence, education, cooperation and community sustainability.