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

Success Story: 3102 West End Circle Condominium Owners’ Association

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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Municipal Leasing: EE Project Financing

EE Financing: Municipal Leasing

How governmental entities can lease energy efficient equipment to make upgrades In our energy project financing series, we last covered Commercial Leasing as a way for private companies and nonprofits to fund energy efficiency projects. This article will cover Municipal Leasing, or energy efficient equipment leasing for local governments. Municipal leasing is a common mechanism used

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

In the News: On a Mission with ESSTAR and “Krista’s 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 $5MM in Pathway Lending

BBVA Compass Invests in Alabama Small Businesses

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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Trump appoints Cint Gwin to Federal Community Development Advisory Board

Gwin Named 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 small

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

Success Story: ESSTAR & 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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Using commercial leasing to pay for energy efficiency upgrades

EE Financing: Commercial Leasing

Leasing commercial equipment to pay for energy upgrades for your business or nonprofit In this blog series, we’re giving an overview of different ways you or your clients can pay for energy efficient upgrades to businesses, nonprofits, or governmental entities. So far we’ve covered using the operating budget and commercial loans. This article is an

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Pathway Lending receives CDFI grant

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

Guide to Online Business Loans: Easy Does Not Equal Cheap

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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USing your budget to fund an energy efficiency project

EE Financing: Budget (or “self-pay”)

Using your operating budget to fund energy upgrades for your business or nonprofit If you’re researching energy efficiency upgrades for your business or nonprofit, chances are your first question is “how are we going to pay for it?” As a nonprofit lender, education is a critical part of our mission, so we’ve launched this EE

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