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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Notes from 10/23 Mortgage Lending Committee

November 26, 2018

In case you missed the October 23rd Mortgage Lending Committee Meeting, a brief summary and links to meeting materials are included here. 1) Gonzalo Puigbo, Vice President, Senior Affordable Lending Manager, People’s United Bank, was nominated and affirmatively voted by the MCBC’s Board of Directors to be the Mortgage Lending Committee’s Co-chair along with Elliot Schmiedl. […]

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Notes from the 9/13 Small Business Committee

October 24, 2018

In case you missed the Economic Development Committee Meeting on 9/13/18, details of the meeting are included below. Jeremy Thompson, Senior Policy Analyst at Mass Budget & Policy Center walked us through who will be affected by a minimum wage increase to $15 by 2023.  His presentation can be accessed here. Commonwealth’s Melissa Gopnik shared a data-driven […]

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Notes from 9/11 Mortgage Lending Committee

October 22, 2018

In case you missed the September 11th Mortgage Lending Committee Meeting, some materials from the meeting are included here. 1) CityLab contributor and data visualization journalist, David Montgomery, joined us.  His analysis, which used data from the IPUMS-USA database at the University of Minnesota, illustrates how the racial gap in homeownership rates has persisted over […]

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MCBC welcomes new Executive Director

July 26, 2018

The Massachusetts Community & Banking Council (MCBC) is pleased to announce Regan St. Pierre has joined the organization as Executive Director. Over the last few months, MCBC conducted a comprehensive executive search and received applications from many talented candidates. MCBC is pleased to have found a director with a depth and breadth of experience, including […]

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