Puzzles Bakery offers a missing piece for the community

Sara Mae Pratt, owner of Puzzles Bakery

Pratt started Puzzles in 2015, with help from the Community Loan Fund. “I’m a firm believer that every dollar we spend in our communities is like casting a vote for the world we want to live in,” says Pratt. “We are so fortunate that the Community Loan Fund was willing to invest in Puzzles Bakery & Café early on– this allowed us to open our doors for business and fulfill our mission of providing meaningful employment opportunities for individuals with special needs.”

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Out of the Pits rescues dogs and changes the way we think about pit bulls

Out of the Pits was founded in 1998 to rescue pit bulls. Today, more than 6,000 pit bulls have been saved by this growing organization. In 2018, the Community Loan Fund of the Capital Region loaned this non-profit the funds to build a new kennel – making it possible for them to save even more pups.

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Community Loan Fund helps Palace Theatre gear up for future

This week, the Community Loan Fund of the Capital Region closed on a loan to the Palace Theatre totaling $390,000. The loan will help prepare this performing arts center — which is best known for its spotlight performances and twinkling marquee — for a bright future!

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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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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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