SOURCE: HarborOne U

HarborOne U

July 11, 2011 14:33 ET

HarborOne U Celebrates a Successful First Year

Over 1,600 People Took Advantage of Personal Finance Classes, Small Business Programs and Life Style Seminars

MANSFIELD, MA--(Marketwire - Jul 11, 2011) - HarborOne U has completed a successful first year citing 90 classes and events conducted with over 1,600 people in attendance. Believed to be one of the country's first centers devoted to financial education, life and career support services and small business assistance, HarborOne U offers educational and personal enrichment opportunities to local residents and businesses. Located at the HarborOne Mansfield office, HarborOne U also boasts a dedicated onsite Business Information Center and SBA library as well as ample conference rooms and meeting spaces where local nonprofits, business networking and other volunteer organizations can host meetings free of charge. To view our upcoming classes, learn more about the Business Information Center or how to host your next community meeting, please visit

First year highlights:

  • Over 90 classes and events were conducted covering topics such as:
    • First time home buyer seminars
    • Social media development for small businesses
    • QuickBooks® tutorials
    • Social Security and Medicare Benefits
    • Time management and organizational skills
  • Featured speakers included national social media experts CC Chapman and Ann Handley, authors of the book Content Rules and Shari Storm, author of Motherhood is the New MBA.
  • 10 Girl Scout troops have earned their Money Sense Badge by coming to our Youth Financial Literacy programs
  • 15 groups use the space monthly for professional meetings, board meetings and networking events

"HarborOne U is about more than just financial education. We know that people in our community are looking for opportunities to accelerate their personal and professional growth. From first time home buyers to retirees, small business owners to teenagers, HarborOne U offers the classes and seminars our community members have been searching for," said Maureen Wilkinson, Director of HarborOne U. "We are thrilled to be providing such a valuable and well received service to both business and residents and look forward to offering our second year curriculum."

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