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Small Business Legal Network Clinic – July 18

The Legal Project’s Small Business Legal Network Clinic offers free legal consultations with attorneys for people who are interested in starting or expanding a small business. Each clinic consists of 30 minute appointments with free private legal consultation with an attorney. Thursday, July 18, 2019 6pm-8:30pm Community Loan Fund of…

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Community Loan Fund closes on loans to Living Resources for College Experience program

This week, the Community Loan Fund of the Capital Region closed on two loans to Living Resources totaling $470,000, to help support their College Experience program at the College of Saint Rose. Living Resources will use the loans to buy two properties near the college that will help expand the program and accommodate more students.

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Community Loan Fund of the Capital Region welcomes NY Federal Reserve Bank President

John Williams, President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York visited the Community Loan Fund of the Capital Region to meet several minority and women business owners that the Loan Fund has assisted.

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Coiled gives clients the power to reclaim their natural, curly hair

In 1997, Lavida Barkley embarked on a quest to discover her Natural hair. Along the way, she became an avid lover of curls, and a firm believer in the ultimate potential of each person’s own natural hair. In 2017, she opened her own salon, Coiled, to create a space that…

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STEAM Garden tech incubator planted on Central Avenue

The Albany STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) Garden is on the cusp of opening their first floor co-working space this fall. This project is located in the former St. Patrick’s School near Central Avenue and N. Lake. It is the realization of a longtime goal of the Central…

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New “Jobsite Financing” program keeps MWBE contractors on the job

Albany, NY – Construction is big business in the Capital Region, but it also takes a big investment. This week, The Community Builders, Schenectady Works, and the Social Enterprise and Training (SEAT) Center announced a new partnership with the Community Loan Fund of the Capital Region to offer a financing…

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Bliss smoothies off to smooth start

Community Loan Fund of the Capital Region helps two small business owners on joint venture, Bliss. The business focuses on juice, smoothies, combined with health and wellness classes.

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Orange Street Incubator

Small Business Incubator Office Space Available Now Various office sizes in the Albany Center for Economic Success, a subsidiary of the Community Loan Fund of the Capital Region Our Orange Street Incubator facilities offer flexible workspace, with two and three-room business suites available. The incubator is conveniently located at 255…

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Community Loan Fund helps finance new development in Albany and Waterford

This week, the Community Loan Fund of the Capital Region announced back-to-back closings on two exciting new projects in the Capital Region. STEAM Garden The Community Loan Fund of the Capital Region is supplying bridge funding to help the Central District Management Association complete the redevelopment of a vacant historic…

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Incredible Ways to Boost Your Productivity

As a business leader, do you find yourself spending more time on minor details, instead of on the big picture… your business’ growth and being more productive? Or, perhaps your time is spent on tasks that are very time-consuming. There are ways to free up your schedule and take the…

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