Business briefs, July 20, 2017

Thursday, July 20, 2017
First-time homebuyer classes

FLORENCE — A first-time homebuyer workshop will be sponsored by Valley Community Development and Freedom Credit Union on Wednesdays, Aug. 9 to 30, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Florence Congregational Church, 130 Pine St. Contact Fern Selesnick,
fs@valleycdc.com, 586-5855, ext.160.

Franklin First launches free
college planning site

GREENFIELD — Franklin First Federal Credit Union (FFFCU) has announced a partnership with Invite Education to offer a free comprehensive, life-cycle college planning website. FFFCU’s College Planning Center, powered by Invite Education, is available to anyone, FFFCU members or non-members, who would like better information, tools, and services to more effectively plan and pay for college.

“Planning and paying for higher education can be a daunting task for families. Our hope in partnering with Invite Education is to make this process less stressful by helping families answer critical questions such as ‘How do I save for my children’s education?’ ‘Can my child get in to their dream school?’ and ‘Can we afford it?’” said Franklin First CEO/President Michelle Dwyer. “We look forward to helping all families in the community make the college planning process more positive and rewarding with our new College Planning Center.”

Those interested can access the FFFCU College Planning Center at https://franklinfirst.inviteeducation.com/. For more information, call Franklin First Federal Credit Union at 413- 774-6700.