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    Twin Cities Entrepreneurs Realize Their Vision

    Posted by on Apr 1, 2013 in Blog, CDFI Fund TA, Job Creation, Lending, Small Businesses | 0 comments

    Twin Cities Entrepreneurs Realize Their Vision

    The Payans moved to Minnesota from Chicago in 1993, and they soon noticed there were no fresh tortillas in Minneapolis. With a growing Latino community in the Twin Cities, they saw a need and decided to open up their own tortilla factory.

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    CAP Services Loan to Vibracon Plus

    Posted by on Mar 21, 2013 in Blog, Lending, Microlending | 0 comments

    CAP Services Loan to Vibracon Plus

    Sister and brother partners, Tammy Remter and Ray Buman decided to combine their expertise and open their own business in the summer of 2009. Identifying the commercial need to reduce energy use, they began offering Ultrasonic Leak Detection along with other energy saving audits to medium/large sized businesses throughout the Fox Valley. Vibracon Plus, LLC, specializes in saving businesses money by implementing Proactive Maintenances Programs which turns costly energy leaks into energy savings. Vibracon identifies compressed air, gas...

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    New Housing Report from Bipartisan Policy Center

    Posted by on Mar 4, 2013 in Blog, Housing, Lending, Publications | 0 comments

    New Housing Report from Bipartisan Policy Center

    Last week, the Bipartisan Policy Center released a new report with recommendations on federal housing finance policy.

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    Northern Initiatives helps Marquette Jeweler Expand Business, Double Sales

    Posted by on Feb 11, 2013 in CDFI Fund TA, Lending, Small Businesses | 0 comments

    Northern Initiatives helps Marquette Jeweler Expand Business, Double Sales

    Beth Millner has been working with jewelry crafts for nearly her entire life. Living in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula for the past several years, she finds herself constantly inspired by nature and the change of seasons. Specializing in sterling silver, copper, brass and gold jewelry with a nature theme, she’s designed more than 1000 pieces of jewelry, showing her work at art and craft fairs and music festivals around Michigan for the past 5 years.

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    Emerging Green Industry Company Expands Facility

    Posted by on Jan 29, 2013 in Blog, Community Economic Development Grants, Lending, Poverty | 0 comments

    Emerging Green Industry Company Expands Facility

    The Northwest Side Community Development Corporation (NWSCDC) will use CED funding to expand a new, emerging green industry company known as Helios Solar Works in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. NWSCDC will assist Helios Solar works with capital equipment purchases and working capital to facilitate its rapid growth as the company expands its production line and establishes additional shifts to meet new orders from solar panel installations in the United States and Europe.

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    SBA Program Helps Grow Family-Owned Tourism Business

    Posted by on Jan 28, 2013 in Blog, Job Creation, Lending, Microlending, SBA 7a, Small Businesses | 0 comments

    SBA Program Helps Grow Family-Owned Tourism Business

    Nestled on 60 acres of pristine forest land, with nearby access to spectacular Lake Superior and the beautiful Porcupine Mountains State Park, sits Sunshine Motel. This family-owned and operated business found its way into the hearts of Bruce and Kay Perkins in 2010.

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