Fusion Credit Union Presents Community Infusion 2024

Photo Submitted: Danielle Pilatic from Danielle’s Studio 12 together with Fusion CEO Darwin Johns,

For a fourth consecutive year, Fusion Credit Union is proud to present “Community Infusion”, the business idea competition that infuses economic growth and prosperity into our local communities. Past winners of Community Infusion include Dusty’s Butcher Shop from Dauphin, Fierce Female Hockey from Brandon, and Danielle’s Studio 12 from Rivers.

Entrepreneurs with a new business idea or an existing business they are looking to grow, or purchase, are asked to submit an application by Sunday, June 16, 2024, at midnight. Selected applicants will move to the next phase of the competition which will require a business plan submission. Up to five finalists will then be selected to pitch their idea to a panel of judges on Wednesday, October 23, 2024, for a chance to share in up to $30,000.00 in financial grants.

“At Fusion, we are Here for Good, and to us, that means we are committed to our communities today and for the long term,” says CEO Darwin Johns. “We are proud to offer Community Infusion for a fourth year as a tangible means of sparking ongoing economic development in our communities across the province.”

Mike Csversko, Business Development Manager for Fusion notes that, “Community impact is a foundational pillar for our organization. As a locally based financial institution in the Parkland and Southwestern Manitoba, we consider community impact and contribution to be at the core of our DNA. The Community Infusion initiative is one more way in which Fusion will play a role in supporting job creation, entrepreneurial support, community engagement, and business development in our trading area.” Full details regarding the competition can be found at www.fusioncu.com.