Mercy Connections names new Women’s Small Business Program director

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Wed, 01/27/2016 - 12:16pm -- tricia

Mercy Connections has been nurturing self-sufficiency through education, mentoring, entrepreneurship and community since it was founded in 2001. 

Mercy Connections has announced that Carmen Tall has been selected as the Women’s Small Business Program (WSBP) director.  The Women’s Small Business Program is one of Mercy Connections’ key strategies for empowering and encouraging the entrepreneurial aspirations of women, helping women make informed decisions about business, and acquiring the confidence and skills to be successful. New classes are beginning February 3. 

Carmen previously served as Finance Instructor for the WSBP Start Up class and has teaching and program responsibilities for the new United Way grant “Accountable Life.” This is the financial track, which includes Finance 101, Financial Empowerment & Financial Coaching.  Carmen brings added value to the program, organization and mission.  Carmen lives in Essex, VT with her husband Chris and twin daughters, age 17.  She graduated from Champlain College and Trinity College with a B.S. degree in Business Administration.   Prior to working at Mercy Connections, Carmen was the founder/owner of Horizon Financial Mortgage Services in Essex Junction.  

Carmen looks forward to providing support and resources as Director, “It is a privilege and honor to be a part of the program staff at Mercy Connections and to be in a position where I can use my prior experiences and future aspirations to contribute to the vitality of our community.  As Director of the WSBP, I am looking forward to providing support and resources to benefit the self-sufficiency of our participants, promote financial capabilities, and encourage and empower the entrepreneurial aspirations of women.” 

Mercy Connections is an educational values-driven non-profit organization living the legacy of the Sisters of Mercy with an enduring concern for women. By compassionately nurturing self sufficiency through education, mentoring and community, people are empowered to make significant life changes.