Notes from the 5.21.19 Mortgage Lending Committee

June 03, 2019

In case you missed the Mortgage Lending Committee Meeting on 5/21/19, details of the meeting are included below. 1) Kathryn Madden, Faculty member with the International Development, Community and Environment Department at Clark University, works closely with community development corporations in Worcester in collaboration with CEDAC and Mass. Housing Partnership. She provided an overview of […]

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MCBC Small Business Lending Forum

May 28, 2019

The Massachusetts Community & Banking Council will hold its Small Business Lending Forum on Thursday, May 30th, 2019.
MCBC will present information on patterns of small business lending in the City of Boston and throughout the Commonwealth contained in the Small Business Lending in Massachusetts 2008-2017 report.

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Notes from the 4.11.19 Small Business Lending Committee

May 28, 2019

In case you missed the Small Business Lending Committee meeting on 4/11/19, details of the meeting are included below. Thank you to everyone who joined us for a valuable discussion on CDFIs in Massachusetts. The discussion highlighted consensus around the need for: Opportunities in-state for MA CDFIs to network and organize; Increased visibility of CDFIs […]

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Notes from the 4/9/19 Mortgage Lending Committee Meeting

May 28, 2019

Hello MCBC Mortgage Lending Committee members, In case you missed the Mortgage Lending Committee Meeting on 4/9/19, details of the meeting are included below. 1) Meghan Venable-Thomas, Program Director, Cultural Resilience, National Initiatives at Enterprise Community Partners joined us to talk about the Undesign The Redline exhibit on display at the Boston Architectural College through […]

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Notes from the 2/26 Mortgage Lending Committee Meeting

February 28, 2019

In case you missed the Mortgage Lending Committee Meeting on 2/26/19, details of the meeting are included below. 1) Shirronda Almeida, Director, Mel King Institute (MKI), joined us to share the Institute’s 2019 offerings and to solicit ideas on how MCBC and MKI might collaborate, – check out their events calendar here. 2) Jon Seward, […]

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Notes from the 2/21 Small Business Committee Meeting

February 27, 2019

In case you missed the Small Business Committee meeting on 2/21/19, details of the meeting are included below.  In August 2018, Congress passed the Main Street Employee Ownership Act of 2018, which makes employee-owned businesses eligible for Small Business Administration (SBA) section 7(a) loans for the first time. The bill also provides that the SBA […]

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Notes from the 1/22 Mortgage Lending Committee Meeting

January 24, 2019

In case you missed the Mortgage Lending Committee Meeting on 1/22/19, details of the meeting are included below. 1) Shirronda Almeida, Director, Mel King Institute, will join our next committee meeting, but don’t miss 2019 offerings – check out the winter class and event list here. 2) Jon Seward, President, MA Association of Housing Cooperatives, […]

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Notes from the 1/17 Economic Development Committee Meeting

January 24, 2019

In case you missed the Economic Development Committee Meeting on 1/17/19, details of the meeting are included below. 1) Diana Ubiñas, Program Manager of Eastern Bank’s Business Equity Initiative (BEI), joined us to share news that the BEI Advisory Board Network has launched. Professionals who would like to be a part of the advisory network […]

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Notes from the 12/6 Small Business Committee Meeting

December 21, 2018

In case you missed the December 6th Small Business Lending Committee meeting, a brief summary and links to meeting materials are included below: 1) MCBC’s Small Business Lending Committee (SBC) is looking for a committee co-chair to represent community organizations and CDFIs in the Commonwealth. Inquiries about the role and responsibility as well as the […]

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Notes from 10/25 Small Business Committee

November 28, 2018

In case you missed the October 25th Small Business Lending Committee meeting, a brief summary and links to meeting materials are included below: 1) MCBC’s Small Business Lending Committee (SBC) is looking for a committee co-chair to represent community organizations and CDFIs in the Commonwealth. Inquiries about the role and responsibility as well as the […]

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