Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month

We are excited to commemorate National Hispanic Heritage Month and recognize the important contributions of Hispanic-owned businesses in our community. National Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated annually from September 15 through October 15 and is a period to recognize the influence of more than 60 million Hispanic Americans in our society. Join Pathway in celebrating

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Pathway Lending Awarded 2020 CDFI Grant

Pathway Lending secured a $657,000 grant from the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) to support its continued efforts in distressed communities. In the FY2020 round, the CDFI Fund awards $204.1 Million to support economic growth in low-income and distressed, and native communities.  “I am proud to announce the

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Pathway Celebrates Our Clients During National Black Business Month

August is National Black Business Month which was founded in 2014 to support and encourage Black-owned businesses. During these uncertain times, Pathway knows how it is more important than ever for consumers to be more intentional with their buying power to support minority and Black-owned businesses. Jarlecia Jones, Pathway WBC’s Director shares that “It is

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Press Release: Pathway Hires Keyunta “Key” Dawson For New Role Supporting Small Businesses Affected By COVID-19

NASHVILLE (August 28, 2020) – Pathway Lending, a nonprofit Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) as designated by the U.S. Treasury Department, today announced it has hired Keyunta “Key” Dawson to serve as Small Business Development Specialist, a new role created with funding from the Small Business Administration to support small businesses impacted by COVID-19. He

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Community Acupuncture Clinic Points To Pathway For Second Location Success

With a dream of expanding her community acupuncture clinic, Tennessee native, Alexa Hulsey, opened her second location within the Greater Nashville area in the fall of 2019. Formerly known as East Nashville Community Acupuncture, Encircle Acupuncture adopts the community acupuncture model which charges patients on a sliding scale.  With her dream set, Alexa worked with

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Client Profile: Dar Salud

Diabetes Clinic Expansion Promises To Extend Health Outcomes To Wider Community Caring for the Community that Cures Dr. Pedro Velasquez-Mieyer never planned to stay in the U.S. after completing his fellowship at Harvard and returning home to Venezuela. But when his son Pedro developed a rare form of leukemia, they turned to St. Jude Children’s

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Client Profile: Imagine Nation

Walk-In Playcare and Speech Therapy Center Opens Its Doors In Memphis   A Memphis family business breathes new life into the old adage, “the family that plays together stays together,” as three generations play a part in launching a new concept marrying speech therapy with playcare. Play Care Meets Speech Therapy Walking through the doors

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Exploring Small Business Resiliency from a Veteran and Military Perspective

BY REGGIE ORDONEZ, PATHWAY VBOC DIRECTOR The Foundations of Veteran Entrepreneurship The correlation between the worlds of military service and entrepreneurship is significant. 9.1% of small businesses are owned by veterans when 1% of the nation serves in the Armed Forces of the United States. The ability to creatively attack problems, bear the weight of

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Pathway Clients have Pivoted to Meet the Needs of their Clients

Pathway’s clients have proven to be resilient and have pivoted their business plans and innovated their offerings to meet the needs of their customers during COVID-19. Encircle Acupuncture, Nashville’s first and largest community acupuncture clinic, has operated on a high-volume model for 10 years. Designed to move a lot of people through the clinic, founder

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