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Small Business Scholarship Program

Posted on February 8, 2021

Country Bank is excited to announced that it has partnered with the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce to offer a scholarship program for small businesses within the city.

Shelley Regin, SVP of Marketing and Public Relations at Country Bank, recently met with the President of the Chamber, Tim Murray, to discuss the bank’s commitment to the Chamber and small businesses throughout the region. As a result of this meeting, a new small business membership scholarship program was established.

“Throughout the pandemic, many small businesses have had to find ways to reduce expenses; some of those reductions included canceling their Chamber membership. To align with our ongoing mission to help small businesses thrive, the establishment of this scholarship program will help struggling businesses remain a Chamber member, as well as provide others an opportunity to become new members. As a long-time member of the Chamber, our staff has had the opportunity to benefit from the valuable programs and events that the Chamber offers; we feel this membership provides a vital connection to growing and supporting businesses within the city.” said Shelley Regin.

Scholarship funds will cover membership dues for one full year, provide members-only access to critical resources, programming, and the opportunity to attend various activities through the Chamber. In addition, the selected businesses of the Scholarship will have a chance to promote their company on the Chamber’s Radio Program (WCRN) with Hank Stoltz, and have their organization spotlighted through the social media platforms of both the Chamber and Country Bank.

“We are grateful to Country Bank for helping our Central Massachusetts area businesses at such a critical time. This program will allow the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce to continue to provide services and advocacy to these eligible businesses during this health and economic crisis,” stated Timothy Murray, President and CEO of the Chamber.

Scholarship applications are now being accepted by visiting All entries will be reviewed through a partnership committee consisting of the Chamber and Country Bank staff.

Hear the announcement of the Small Business Membership Scholarship with Shelley Regin of Country Bank and Tim Murray of the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce here on Talk of the Commonwealth with Hank Stolz.


Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce is the largest Chamber in New England representing more than 2,000 business members from all industries and of all sizes located in a service area of 35 cities and towns and other communities in Central Mass. and beyond. Worcester’s affiliate Chamber partners are Auburn, Blackstone Valley, Central Mass. South, Wachusett Area, and Webster Dudley Oxford. For more information, visit

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