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 small

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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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EE Financing: Commercial Leasing

Using commercial leasing to pay for energy efficiency upgrades

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

CDFI program cover

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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EE Financing: Budget (or “self-pay”)

USing your budget to fund an energy efficiency project

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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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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Success Story: Albahealth

Energy Success Story: Albahealth

Rural manufacturer finds ‘sew’ many savings with energy efficiency upgrades Located in rural Rockwood, Tennessee, Albahealth is the largest manufacturer of “patient safety footwear” in the world. While those thick socks with the rubber pattern on the sole is their main product, they knit and dye a variety of disposable medical apparel, including compression sleeves

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Success Story: Sugar Mamas Bakery

Pathway Lending Success Story: Sugar Mamas Knoxville

Taking Her Home-Based Business to a Main Street Mainstay After years of frequenting the local farmers market, Hannah McConnell turned her lifelong passion for baking into a home-based business and opened a booth for “Sugar Mama’s” on Market Square. From there, McConnell sold baked goods at special events hosted by local craft breweries. Blame it

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Invest in the Tennessee Rural Opportunity Fund

Invest in the TNROF

FFIEC Award-Winning “Rural Opportunity Fund” Offers a Creative and Innovative CRA Solution for Bank Partners Pathway Lending, the State of Tennessee, and Member Banks of the Tennessee Bankers Association launched the Tennessee Rural Opportunity Fund (TNROF) in 2007 to create a perpetual revolving loan fund for small, disadvantaged, and startup businesses located throughout rural Tennessee.

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