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Simeon Chapin

At VSECU, Simeon Chapin leads the conceptualizing, directing, and implementing of a comprehensive and diverse community presence and engagement strategy for the organization. He has a background in music performance and business, anthropology, non-profits, and mission based business. When not building community with VSECU, he will likely be found with his wife and two boys enjoying hiking, biking, making music, and cooking local food.

By: Simeon Chapin

October 16th, 2019

Why Join a Credit Union? A Personal Perspective

Alternative Banking | Cooperatives

As a member and an employee of my local credit union, the question “Why Join a Credit Union” is one I’ve given a lot of thought to.

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By: Simeon Chapin

October 3rd, 2017

Help for Hungry Vermonters

Saving and Budgeting | Learn Something New

On the homepage of their website, the Vermont Foodbank notes that “In Vermont, one in four people struggles with hunger.” That means that on any given day, you may pass by a handful of people who will go to bed hungry that night. You may even be one of those who are struggling.

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By: Simeon Chapin

July 13th, 2016

How Cooperation Spurs Personal and Community Success

Local Investing

Cooperation: activity shared for mutual benefit – dictionary.com Humans are social beings who evolved with an ability to work together to meet survival and other needs, find and achieve common goals, and to thrive. People seem to love cooperating and they do it every day, whether it be to share the costs of a meal or to pool resources to build something a whole community can use, like a community center. By joining together, groups of people form strong social bonds as they leverage their combined strengths and resources to form complex networks that achieve more than the sum of their individual parts. These networks evolve to meet the changing needs of the group’s members. This is the beauty of cooperation and the reason the cooperative movement is so successful.

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