The Economic Opportunity of Energy Efficiency

Growing numbers of businesses across the United States are investing in energy efficiency. These efforts mean more than just energy savings – they can generate economic opportunity as well. A recent study from the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) shows the potential large-scale impact investments in energy efficiency can have on a

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10 Skills Improv Can Teach Entrepreneurs

1-Be Confident: Improv teaches us that confidence is extremely important.  Having confidence in what you say and how it’s delivered leads the audience to the right reaction. The same goes for being an entrepreneur. Entrepreneurs have to believe in themselves. They have to be confident in who they are, where they’re going and how they’re

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What Is SEO? Grow Your Business With Google

What is SEO? How to Use Google to Grow Your Business

This post originally appeared on the Pathway Women’s Business Center blog. Since it offers value to all Pathway Lending clients, we decided to share it here as well. Be sure to check out Pathway Learning’s on-demand  content and courses since our loan clients can always register for free by requesting a code. What should SEO

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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

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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

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Meet the Team: Nicole Robben

Pathway Lending’s loan catalog includes support for affordable multifamily housing developments. Our goal is to provide creative and flexible financing solutions to developers in communities throughout Tennessee. To date, we have invested almost $24 million to retain and renovate approximately 700 affordable housing units in Tennessee. Get to know our Commercial Real Estate Director, Nicole

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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

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Success Story: Big Momma’s & Granny’s Catering

Pathway Lending & Epicenter deliver tailored solutions to entrepreneurs in Memphis Authentic community partnerships expand our ability to create social impacts in the areas we serve. They help move our work from transactional to collaborative – to hear the community, understand its needs, and develop products and services that deliver the right benefit at the

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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

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