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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Pathway welcomes T.J. Miller, Small Business Advisor-Marketing

Pathway Lending knows that it is both capital and business support that helps a small business and entrepreneur grow. That’s why we offer coaching through our Business Advisory Services for each loan client. We are excited to welcome T.J. Miller to our team, as the Senior Business Advisor for Marketing. Prior to joining Pathway Lending,

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Remembering Nashville Trailblazer and former Board Member, Sam Howard

With unending gratitude and respect, we are remembering our friend Sam Howard who passed away earlier this month and holding close in our hearts his family, friends and those who loved him. Among the many notable contributions he made to Nashville’s business, healthcare and civic communities throughout his remarkable life, he also played a significant

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Press Release: Pathway Lending Names Ellen Hackett Chief Commercial Credit Officer

New Senior Role Oversees Commercial Credit Portfolio, Supports Regional Market Expansion NASHVILLE (July 8, 2020) – Pathway Lending, a nonprofit Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) as designated by the U.S. Treasury Department, has named Ellen Hackett to its newly created chief commercial credit officer role. With considerable credit and lending expertise gained over three decades

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Wells Fargo Awards Pathway Lending With $343,000 For COVID Recovery

Pathway Lending is one of nearly 1,000 nonprofits nationwide awarded funds by the Wells Fargo Foundation to support businesses and communities impacted by COVID-19. With a grant of $343,000, Pathway Lending will expand its efforts to address immediate and longer-term needs for small businesses across Tennessee. COVID-19 interrupted businesses seemingly overnight and Pathway Lending understands

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Pathway Celebrates CDFI Week of Action

This week Pathway is celebrating the CDFI Week of Action to raise awareness on our industry’s work and increase resources for CDFIs in COVID-19 related federal legislation. The House-passed Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions, or HEROES Act (H.R. 6800), proposes $1 billion in funding for the CDFI Fund, which is expected to be

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Press Release: Pathway Lending Secures $150,000 Regions Foundation Grant for Tornado Recovery Response

Proceeds Support Expanded Advisory and Educational Services and Small Business Rapid Recovery Loans Up to $50,000 for Storm-Impacted Small Businesses in Middle Tennessee NASHVILLE (April 23, 2020) – Pathway Lending, a nonprofit community development financial institution (CDFI) designated by the U.S. Treasury, announced the Regions Foundation has awarded Pathway a $150,000 grant in support of

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