Kay Yourist wanted the opportunity to be a full time self-employed artist and achieve a goal of expanding her pottery studio into a retail location to make it more accessible to the local community, in 1977. Many Ann Arbor banks turned her down for a business loan because she was a woman, may become pregnant and, therefore, not a good risk for the bank. That is when Kay turned to UMCU. She applied for a credit card to build up credit, and eventually was able to apply for an equity loan to begin working on her goal. The trust the University of Michigan Credit Union gave Kay as a young entrepreneur in 1980, ignited the success Yourist Pottery celebrates today. Click here to visit the website for her studio Yourist Studio Gallery.
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