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Falling Into Place - Community Loan Fund Of The Capital Region

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Our Falling into Place series spotlights the important work of -and fosters collaboration between- not-for-profit organizations in our communities; allowing us all to fall into place.

Falling Into Place is supported by The Seymour Fox Memorial Foundation, Providing a helping hand to turn inspiration into accomplishment. See more possibilities … see more promise… see more progress.

Since 1985, the Community Loan Fund of the Capital Region has loaned more than $61 million and leveraged more than $218 million for equitable economic development in the Capital Region. The organization provides low-cost/no-cost trainings to help entrepreneurs get started. Training workshops cover financial planning, branding and marketing, legal issues, insurance, payroll and HR, and more. Community Loan Fund has launched a new online training platform aimed at minority and women owned businesses and is working to expand its Business Incubator.

We learn more from Executive Director of the Community Loan Fund of the Capital Region Linda MacFarlane; Board Member of the Community Loan Fund of the Capital Region Louise McNeilly; Molly Belmont director of community relations and development; and owner of The Hat Boutique Ethel Walker. The Hat Boutique is located at the Community Loan Fund incubator at 255 Orange Street in Albany, New York.  

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