Abilene Chamber Helps Ensure Pipeline of Talent for Business Community

October 5, 2021Laurin Kocurek, Vice President, Operations & Communications

Oct. 5, 2021


For more information contact:
Doug Peters, President & CEO

Laurin Kocurek, Vice President
Operations & Communications

Abilene Chamber Helps Ensure Pipeline of Talent for Business Community
A partnership with Abilene Teacher’s Federal Credit Union

The Abilene Chamber is pleased to announce a partnership with Abilene Teacher’s Federal Credit Union (ATFCU) through the Chamber’s young professional program on the upcoming Economic Reality Fair.

A program of ATFCU, the Economic Reality Fair takes place Wednesday, Oct. 6 at Wylie High School from 9:00 -11:30 am for seniors currently enrolled in economics. Students are paired together, given a monthly budget, and are directed to work together to decide how to spend their monthly budget with real-life scenarios handed to them.

“Financial education is one of the top priorities for credit unions,” said Elizabeth Gray, Community Relations Specialist for Abilene Teachers Federal Credit Union. “We are pleased to offer an Economic Reality Fair to provide students with real life monthly expenses that show the necessity of having a workable budget.”

New to this fall’s Economic Reality Fair, members of the Chamber’s young professionals’ program will be conducting two out of the three breakout sessions to instill even more learning in participants. Breakout sessions include credit fundamentals, vehicle maintenance, and professional etiquette.

“Partnership is the cornerstone of our organization and something that our team members pride themselves on,” said Doug Peters, President & CEO of the Abilene Chamber of Commerce. “We are grateful to partner with Abilene Teachers Federal Credit Union on this program so that we can work together to help ensure our future workforce is poised for success.”

For more information on how you can get involved in the program, visit abilenechamber.com.

Since 1908, the Abilene Chamber has served as a catalyst for business growth, a convener of leaders and influencers, and a champion for developing and promoting the economy and quality of life of the Abilene community. For more information on the Chamber and the 1,300 businesses it represents, visit www.abilenechamber.com.



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