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Success Story: River City Railroad in Memphis

Clarence Howard, owner of River City Railroad and Pathway Lending success story

Memphis small business helps put trolleys back on track downtown “My daddy started this company while he was working for the Tennessee Department Correctional work release program,” says River City Railroad owner Clarence Howard. “My father met an inmate who was making a lot of money as a railroad foreman. The two partnered to start

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2017 Small Business Credit Survey

Make your voice heard by taking he 2017 Small Business Credit Survey Pathway Lending is partnering with the Federal Reserve on a Small Business Credit Survey for both pre-start and existing businesses, and we’d like you to participate. This short survey takes less than 9 minutes to complete. Individual responses are confidential, and your answers will

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Success Story: 3102 West End Circle Condominium Owners’ Association

Energy success story: 3102 West End Condominium Owners Association (Johnny Epstein, president)

HOA sees big ROI from energy upgrades After more than a million dollars of flood damage from frozen pipes in the winters of 2014 and 2016, the homeowners’ association at Nashville’s Artie Lee + Ruby May Condos faced soaring insurance premiums and growing repair bills. After hearing about the temperature control issues in the two

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In the News: On a Mission with ESSTAR and “Krista’s Healthy On The Go”

In the news: on a mission with ESSTAR and Kristas Healthy On The Go

Williamson Herald profiles Krista Anderson and her mission to change lives with convenient, healthy food options In their October 12 issue, the Williamson Herald ran an article titled Changing Lives: After life-threatening experiences with cancer, Krista Anderson dedicates her life to bringing healthy food to the masses” on Franklin entrepreneur Krista Anderson. A cancer diagnosis gave Krista

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BBVA Compass Invests in Alabama Small Businesses

BBVA Compass invests $5MM in Pathway Lending

With $5 million equity investment, BBVA Compass becomes largest investor in loan fund for small businesses in Appalachian Alabama • The investment: BBVA Compass closed investment in Pathway Lending, becoming the lead contributor to state’s new loan fund for entrepreneurs in Appalachian Alabama • The goals: Pathway Lending plans to support 50 businesses and create 105 jobs in

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Gwin Named to Federal Community Development Advisory Board

Trump appoints Cint Gwin to Federal Community Development Advisory Board

President Trump Appoints Pathway Lending President to Serve Four-Year Term on U.S. Treasury Department Community Development Advisory Board Clint Gwin, fourteen year president of Pathway Lending, will provide guidance as member of the Community Development Advisory Board of the U. S Treasury Department’s CDFI Fund. NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 5, 2017) – President Trump has appointed Tennessee

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Success Story: ESSTAR & Krista’s Healthy On The Go

Success Story: ESSTAR and Krista's Healthy on the Go

Two bouts of cancer lead entrepreneur to launch natural food distribution company Krista Anderson took inspiration from personal adversity when launching her business in early 2015. She harnessed what she learned during those daunting times — empathy and perseverance — and forged a more entrepreneurial life. A cancer diagnosis gave her three months to live and served as a wake-up call to change her definition

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Pathway Lending receives CDFI grant

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Pathway Lending Awarded $916,905 from CDFI Fund September 20, 2017 – The CDFI Fund announced the Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 round of the Community Development Financial Institutions Program (CDFI Program) and the Native American CDFI Assistance Program (NACA Program). The Fund awarded $208.7 million in awards to 303 CDFIs. Community Development Financial Institutions, or CDFI’s,

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Guide to Online Business Loans: Easy Does Not Equal Cheap

5 Things to know before you apply for that online business loan

Funding Your Small Business Online Is Easy, But Comes With Risk In 2008, the Great Recession caused many banks and financial institutions to tighten their credit standards. As a result, a new breed of online lenders seized the opportunity to assist small businesses and new business owners with their credit needs, and often at a

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NASE Growth Grants for Small Businesses

NASE Growth Grants for entrepreneurs

National Association for the Self-Employed offers up to $4,000 in grants for businesses Looking for a small business grant? The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) awards at least four NASE Growth Grants® every year. Each business development grant is worth up to $4,000. Entrepreneurs can use NASE Growth Grants for expanding your facility, marketing

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