Community Capital of Central Vermont is one of 41 organizations nationwide to receive a Technical Assistance Award from the U.S. Department of Treasurys CDFI Fund. CDFIs Community Development Financial Institutions are specialized organizations that respond to financial gaps in their local markets. Totaling $50,000, this grant will be used over the next two years to improve Community Capitals ability to offer flexible and affordable financing and technical assistance to new and growing businesses that do not yet have access to traditional bank financing. Specific activities include: a tri-county market assessment to identify unmet demand for alternative commercial financing, an internal organizational assessment conducted by CDFI industry leaders, board and staff training, strategic planning, and technology upgrades. Founded in 1995 as the Central Vermont Revolving Loan Fund, Community Capital has lent over $1.4 million in flexible and affordable loans to 58 micro and small businesses that are not yet able to qualify for a traditional bank loan. Almost half of these businesses have in turn benefited from over 1,000 hours of specialized post-loan business counseling, a unique program available only to borrowers of Community Capital. Other funding for Community Capital comes from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Vermont Community Development Program, and a variety of local bank and other private donations. For more information, please contact Emily Kaminsky at 479-1053, ext. 263. Or, visit our website at www.cvcapital.org(link is external). Community Capital is a partner of the Central Vermont Community Action Council.
Survivors:Wife: Penny Jo Halcomb of OsgoodSon: Douglas Alan (Megan) Schornick of Greenwood, INDaughters: Dionne Lee Schornick Spears of Milan, IN Jennifer Jo (Steve) Williams of OsgoodGrandchildren: Adam, Nathaniel & Eric Spears; Mattie, Carson & Tucker Schornick; Lucas & Charlie Williams.Great Granddaughter: Paisley SpearsSisters: Sue Bunselmeier & Jane Schornick of OsgoodBrothers-in-law: Bill French of Osgood & Charles Halcomb of IndianapolisSister-in-law: Jean Ann Schornick of Farmington, MichiganMany nieces and nephews survive.He was preceded in death by one brother, Leon L. Schornick, sister Sharon K. French and great niece, Emma Grace Bunselmeier. Services:Charles “Chuck” SchornickVisitation: Friday, November 25, 2016 at Neal’s Funeral Home from 3:00-8:00 pm.Funeral: Saturday, November 26, 2016 at Osgood First Baptist Church at 11:00 am. He will lie in state at the church from 10:00 am until the time of service.Burial: Greendale Cemetery in Osgood, INMemorials: Donations may go to Penny (in care of the funeral home), where she and the family will put it towards a community project in memory of Chuck.Arrangements by Neal’s Funeral Home The Jac-Cen-Del Community lost one of its biggest cheerleaders on Monday, November 21, 2016. Charles “Chuck” Schornick gained his Eagles Wings and went home. He was the son of the late Leroy and Grace Myers Schornick and was born on October 25, 1938. He grew up in the Osgood community and was a proud Osgoodian “Cowboy.” He was married to the love of his life for 46 years, Penny Jo Halcomb, who still survives at home. To this marriage they were blessed with 3 children.Chuck had attended Osgood High School, where he was a good basketball and baseball player for the “Cowboys.” He even received an award for making the most free throws. He did so well in baseball, he was even invited to try out for the Cincinnati Reds!!! Penny would point out when Chuck went to the state fair, he would shoot the basketball game and limit out on the prizes and would carry out arms full of teddy bears. Many people will remember him as a dedicated little league coach and fair baseball umpire. He would actually take the whole month of May off to umpire games. Chuck truly loved attending all of the different youth athletic events, especially in Osgood, but also around the Ripley County area. He had a passion to play golf and loved watching it on TV. He was extremely proud of how his grandchildren had inherited the love of the game.Chuck proudly served in the United States Army in the early 1960’s and was a member of the Versailles American Legion. He was a familiar face all around and was known as the UPS guy, working there for 32 years, retiring in 1998. He attended Osgood First Baptist Church.He was a gentleman that never met a stranger and always had a way of making for a better day. Chuck was passionate about seeing kids succeed and cheered for their success and never belittled them in failure. He loved to share a joke and make a person smile. As his health failed, he could still be seen, mowing his yard, oxygen mask in place, or riding down a side street in his golf cart. NO ONE loved their family more than Chuck….Even though his game here may be over, it’s overtime and his memory lives on. He was a deeply loved husband, dad, grandfather (Pap), brother, friend, and cheerleader, who will be deeply missed read more