We’d like to give thanks to our wonderful sponsor Momentum Credit Union. Read on to discover a bit about their community involvement, and what they’re most excited about this years Vintage Marketplace!
Can you provide a description of your business?
We are a local financial co-operative that has been serving Hamilton and the surrounding area for over 75 years. We are the result of a few credit union amalgamations over the years and today we provide all of the financial products and services you would expect from a typical financial institution. We serve our members through 4 branches, a full-service Solution Centre housed in Hamilton, and online and mobile channels. Providing services on a local level gives us the opportunity to really get to know our members and allows us to make decisions based on the unique situation of each of our members. We love helping people and it all comes down to doing what we can to make sure our members have the tools they need to make the most of their financial future.
Tell us about some of your community involvement/initiatives?
One of our key goals is to help non-profit organizations and small businesses who do good in our communities by supporting people in need and hosting initiatives that help our local area prosper. Every year, we provide corporate donations, sponsorships, and host various fundraising initiatives to help local organizations. Most recently, we have supported The Down Syndrome Association of Hamilton, CitiKidz Hamilton, and the Hamilton/Burlington SPCA. We also provide various support to our members with special needs.
What sets Momentum Credit Union apart from other financial institutions?
We believe it really comes down to our people, our relationships with our members, and our focus on the local area. There are many places for people to choose from to do their banking, but where else can you walk into a branch and be known by name? We pride ourselves on offering affordable products and honest advice that makes sense for our members’ situation—there is never an ulterior motive. Our beliefs strongly revolve around respect and integrity and it’s obvious when we talk to our members. We also try our best to make finances fun because let’s face it, they can be pretty boring. It makes a huge difference when you’re dealing somewhere that isn’t overly serious and that you can actually relate to. We’re simply hard working people helping other hard working people and that resonates with our members. It’s all part of being a member of a co-operative who understands the value of community and lending a helping hand to those who need it.
What do you love most about vintage shopping?
Having served our members for over 75 years (and you can believe we do have some who have been with us since the start!), we have to have an appreciation for history. When it comes to something that has been passed around decade after decade, there is always a story to tell. We have many avid vintage shoppers on our team and the general consensus is that owning something vintage is like owning a part of history, and in most cases, you get to own something unique that no one else has. That’s pretty special.
What are you most excited to show at The Vintage Marketplace in 2017?
As much as we’re thrilled to be a presenting partner of the event, we are equally excited to be on-site throughout the weekend hosting the Wedding Inspiration section. We’re looking forward to talking to couples about how to finance their vintage-inspired dream wedding and will be offering a special wedding promotion exclusive to those attending. We’ll also be having a little fun hosting a photo booth which we expect to be a big hit!
Momentum Credit Union will be offering up #VMP2017 ticket packages on their social media pages, so given them a follow, and look out for how to win!