This National Small Business Week 2019, we’re looking back at our efforts to champion small businesses in 2018.

At Pathway Lending, we actively seek opportunities to finance small business owners and entrepreneurs who have historically encountered difficulty accessing capital and loans. Through our funds like the Tennessee Rural Opportunity Fund, Knox County Technology & Jobs Fund, and Alabama Small Business Opportunity Fund, we’ve loaned millions of dollars to community businesses in predominantly low-or-moderate


Nicole Robben Joins Pathway Lending as Commercial Real Estate Director

Pathway Lending recently welcomed Nicole Robben to the team. As Commercial Real Estate Director, she will finance affordable multifamily housing developments and identify new ways to help fund and move forward related projects. Nicole has extensive affordable housing lending experience, working with community development financial institutions like Pathway and overseeing revolving loan funds. She relocated


Do CDFIs hold the key to helping unlock Opportunity Zones’ community impact potential?

CDFIs can bring critical assets to Opportunity Zone projects, if not equity investment experience Although many Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) may have limited experience with market equity instruments, they are well-positioned to play a pivotal role in the Opportunity Zones ecosystem.   Opportunity Zones: Old Game, New Players, Same Community Development Goal The federal


Success Story: TLC Foundation Station

Day care owner plans to expand child care centers in Maryville, Tennessee Daycare owner, Kristy Pittman, has worked in child care services since 2015, controlling and operating the initial TLC Foundation Station facility out of her personal residence in Maryville, Tennessee. With dreams of being an elementary school teacher and even dedicating her studies toward


Pathway Lending Wraps Up the Year with Open House and Toast to Success Awards

NASHVILLE – Pathway Lending celebrated its clients, volunteers, supporters, and friends at the 2018 Annual Open House in early December. The event kicked off with networking and light refreshments before the Toast to Success Awards celebrated accomplishments made throughout the year by client and partner organizations alike. During the program, President & CEO, Clint Gwin

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Pathway WBC Awarded Navigation Partner of the Year by Nashville EC

NASHVILLE – Pathway Women’s Business Center was excited to receive recognition at this month’s 2018 NEXT Awards + Entrepreneurs Hall of Fame, held November 7, 2018 at Rocketown through the Nashville Entrepreneur Center. Pathway WBC director Courtenay Rogers accepted the award for Navigation Partner on behalf of the center and gave some follow-up remarks to

4 Programs geared to help you grow your veteran-owned small business

4 Programs Geared to Help You Grow Your Veteran-owned Small Business

Looking to build your veteran-owned small business? Not sure which program is for you? We’ve got you covered! This National Veterans Small Business Week, we’re opening the floor to you – the veteran, service member, National Guard or Reserve component member, and military spouse entrepreneur – to talk about your #VetBiz community and connect you

6 - Government programs to build your #vetbiz community

6 Government Programs to Build Your #VetBiz Community

The SBA and other Federal agencies offer free training and other resources for veteran, service member, and military spouse business owners. Discover five different programs that may be exactly what you need to give your #VetBiz community the boost it needs – and support your business success this National Veterans Small Business Week. SBA – Boots to Business: