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Credit Union Sponsors BIZ Camp for Young Entrepreneurs

Wednesday, July 20, 2011
(N. CHARLESTON, S.C.) – July 20, 2011 – South Carolina Federal Credit Union partnered with Paul Smith of BIZ Camp to host a free entrepreneur camp for high school students during the week of July 11-15.

High school students in the Charleston area were given the chance to attend a free week-long camp, where they learned about entrepreneurship and the skills needed to run their own businesses. Participating students worked on team projects, class exercises and business plan competitions.

At the end of the week, each student presented his or her business plan to a panel of judges. Cash prizes were awarded to the top three winners to help fund their ideas.

This was the second BIZ Camp that South Carolina Federal sponsored this summer. The first was held in Columbia from June 20-24.



About South Carolina Federal
South Carolina Federal Credit Union is headquartered in North Charleston. More than 155,000 members own and belong to the not-for-profit financial cooperative, which has over $1.3 billion in assets. South Carolina Federal is a community-chartered credit union. Anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Berkeley, Calhoun, Charleston, Dorchester, Georgetown or Orangeburg counties, and most of the Columbia area, is eligible to join. South Carolina Federal has 17 branches, and more than 75 ATMs throughout Charleston, Columbia and Georgetown. In 2008, South Carolina Federal for the second consecutive year was voted one of the Best Places to Work in the state. More information about South Carolina Federal can be found at scfederal.org or on the SiMPLE CENTS blog at simplecentsblog.org .

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Contact:
Jessica Jackson
VP-Corporate Communications
South Carolina Federal Credit Union
843-569-4359 (office)
scfederal.org



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