President/CEO Ron Baron, Chief Lending Officer John Chartrand, Member Business Loan Officer Chavonya Reddick, and others from Del-One held a Small Business Forum at the Rose Hill Community Center in New Castle. The forum invited local small business owners and those who were looking to start a new business. Attendees learned more information on business plans, were able to talk about their business, and discussed best practices and questions related to obtaining a business loan. Del-One holds these small business forums quarterly at the Rose Hill Community Center, as part of the Banking Desert Initiative (BDI) which began when a need for financial services was recognized in an area spanning from Southbridge to Old New Castle.
Approximately $578,000 was lent to businesses by Del-One FCU in the BDI community in 2022. Del-One will continue to support these organizations and the community by working together to bring financial knowledge and education to its members.