SESLOC joins Founders Circle of Cal Poly’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship


Contact: Candice Conti

SAN LUIS OBISPO —SESLOC Federal Credit Union has teamed up with future business leaders as the first corporate sponsor for Cal Poly’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE). Cal Poly’s CIE is a Learn by Doing experience where students get the tools to develop the skills and cultivate the mindset of an entrepreneur. SESLOC joins the Corporate Founders Circle Sponsorship level with a $25,000 contribution to the center.

“SESLOC has been part of this community since 1942, committed to our educational roots, and this opportunity is in great synergy with our Cal Poly legacy,” said SESLOC President and CEO, Geri LaChance. “We are honored to partner with a program that fosters support for bright, energetic learners.”

Cal Poly’s CIE prepares students to become leaders and career ready entrepreneurs. As part of the CIE, students are expected to generate innovative solutions to real-world problems, research promising technologies and develop viable business plans. It’s a unique mix of education, business and government working together to stimulate entrepreneurial activity at Cal Poly and within the local community.

“We’re very pleased to have SESLOC involved. This is an exciting partnership for our organizations that will benefit our community greatly,” said the CIE Director of Development Cory Karpin.

“We’re an organization that relies on the support of many to offer the next generation of founders and innovators the tools and resources they need to be successful,” said the CIE Executive Director Tod Nelson. “SESLOC’s contribution is invaluable to the students who depend on CIE for support.”

SESLOC is federally insured by the National Credit Union Administration.

SESLOC Federal Credit Union, with over 42,000 members, 130 employees and assets of $700 million, has been serving members since 1942. It is a full-service financial institution that currently has branch locations in San Luis Obispo, Paso Robles, Arroyo Grande, Atascadero and a new location in Santa Maria opening February 1, 2016.

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