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After incubating in the Clinton Street Mercantile, the Schenectady Trading Company successfully opened its own retail location - proving Schenectady is still bringing good things to life.
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The Cambridge Food Co-op has been serving the community since 1978. This year, with help from the Community Loan Fund they were able to tackle some important capital improvement projects and shore up the store for future generations.
Wilbur Session’s company WJ’s Ultimate Industrial Cleaning and Floors has [Read More]
The Bundle Store is the Capital District’s first Natural Parenting Store, specializing in natural wellness during and after pregnancy for mom and baby. "When I opened The Bundle Store in 2013 with the help of The Community Loan Fund, my goal was to build an open and casual space that brought awareness to and connected all of the many options of birth and parenting that exist in the Capital Region," says owner Amber Chaves.
The Community Loan Fund of the Capital Region and [Read More]
At Makeup Curio, Jenn Dugan "blends the beautiful and the unusual," and provides a mix of makeup and esthetic services. Her services include special occasion makeup - and special effects makeup. Dugan earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Fashion Design from Marist College, an Associates in Business Administration from Schenectady County Community College and her NYS Esthetics License. She opened the Makeup Curio in downtown Schenectady in 2017 with a loan from the Community Loan Fund.
Natalia O’Connor is a National Champion, World Semi-finalists and [Read More]
Community Loan Fund of the Capital Region loaned Camp Little Notch the money they needed to purchase a former Girl Scout camp, to secure the camp for future generations of young women.