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."
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.