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Woodforest National Bank And PeopleFund Introduced Woodforest Foundry To Texas Veterans Aspiring To Open A Small Business

Read the feature below or click here:  THE WOODLANDS, Texas, Nov. 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — In honor of National Veterans Week, Woodforest National Bank® (Woodforest) recently teamed up with PeopleFund, a leading Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) to introduce ENTREPRENEURSHIP 4 ALLSM, a part of the Woodforest FoundrySM in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth and Houston, Texas to support veterans aspiring to become small…

Read the feature below or click here:  THE WOODLANDS, Texas, Nov. 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — In honor of National Veterans Week, Woodforest National Bank® (Woodforest) recently teamed up with PeopleFund, a leading Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) to introduce ENTREPRENEURSHIP 4 ALLSM, a part of the Woodforest FoundrySM in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth and Houston, Texas to support veterans aspiring to become small…

Client Highlight: Owasso Green Teens Curbside Recycling

The Sherman family is making recycling easier for communities that lack access to recycling resources that big cities have. Jake Sherman and his family used to place their recyclables in the back of his pickup truck and take them to the nearest recycling dumpster or center. This sparked the idea for Jake…

The Sherman family is making recycling easier for communities that lack access to recycling resources that big cities have. Jake Sherman and his family used to place their recyclables in the back of his pickup truck and take them to the nearest recycling dumpster or center. This sparked the idea for Jake…

PeopleFund Welcomes Gustavo Lasala as President & CEO

Financial Services veteran to join nonprofit small business lender Austin, Texas – PeopleFund is pleased to announce Gustavo Lasala as the organization’s incoming President & Chief Executive Officer, joining the organization October 1st. Current leader Gary Lindner will transition to a Senior Advisor role, providing close counsel and strategic guidance. A seasoned…

Financial Services veteran to join nonprofit small business lender Austin, Texas – PeopleFund is pleased to announce Gustavo Lasala as the organization’s incoming President & Chief Executive Officer, joining the organization October 1st. Current leader Gary Lindner will transition to a Senior Advisor role, providing close counsel and strategic guidance. A seasoned…

Client Highlight: CatSpring Yaupon

Yaupon is seen as a nuisance in Texas. The hardy plant is often in the way and is even burned to make room for cattle. In 2011, a drought in Texas left millions of trees dead, but one plant, yaupon, survived. Sisters Abianne Falla and JennaDee Detro noticed the plant was thriving…

Yaupon is seen as a nuisance in Texas. The hardy plant is often in the way and is even burned to make room for cattle. In 2011, a drought in Texas left millions of trees dead, but one plant, yaupon, survived. Sisters Abianne Falla and JennaDee Detro noticed the plant was thriving…

DreamSpring Announced as New Name for Regional, High-Impact Non-Profit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Brinn Pfeiffer, Accion Media and Communications Manager Direct: 720.498.3828, Main: 800.508.7624 DreamSpring Announced as New Name for Regional, High-Impact Non-Profit Accion Serving Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico and Texas will become DreamSpring SM. Albuquerque, NM (June 17, 2019) – A name change from Accion to DreamSpring SM is in the works…

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Brinn Pfeiffer, Accion Media and Communications Manager Direct: 720.498.3828, Main: 800.508.7624 DreamSpring Announced as New Name for Regional, High-Impact Non-Profit Accion Serving Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico and Texas will become DreamSpring SM. Albuquerque, NM (June 17, 2019) – A name change from Accion to DreamSpring SM is in the works…

Opportunity Finance Network Highlights Chicks With Class

Margo Jordan-Baines of Chicks With Class Shares Her Story With Opportunity Finance Network Read the feature below or on Opportunity Finance Network’s website:  Recognizing the need for empowerment programs in her Houston, Texas, community, U.S. Army veteran Margo Jordan-Baines started Chicks With Class in 2013. With a mission to blossom girls and boys into young adults who will help shape…

Margo Jordan-Baines of Chicks With Class Shares Her Story With Opportunity Finance Network Read the feature below or on Opportunity Finance Network’s website:  Recognizing the need for empowerment programs in her Houston, Texas, community, U.S. Army veteran Margo Jordan-Baines started Chicks With Class in 2013. With a mission to blossom girls and boys into young adults who will help shape…

PeopleFund Awarded $25 million in New Markets Tax Credit Allocation

PeopleFund Awarded $25 million in New Markets Tax Credit Allocation U.S. Treasury Program aims to stimulate employment, growth, and revitalization in low income communities   Austin, Texas – On May 23rd, PeopleFund was awarded a $25 million New Market Tax Credit (NMTC) allocation to support community development in low income areas throughout…

PeopleFund Awarded $25 million in New Markets Tax Credit Allocation U.S. Treasury Program aims to stimulate employment, growth, and revitalization in low income communities   Austin, Texas – On May 23rd, PeopleFund was awarded a $25 million New Market Tax Credit (NMTC) allocation to support community development in low income areas throughout…

Carolyn Phillips of Alchemy Pops Selected For Tory Burch’s Fellows Program

Our client, Carolyn Phillips of Alchemy Pops, has been selected to be a 2019 Tory Burch Fellow! The Tory Burch Foundation today announced the 50 early-stage women entrepreneurs selected for the fourth-annual Tory Burch Foundation Fellows Program. Responding to incredible demand and thousands of applications annually, the flagship program expanded this year…

Our client, Carolyn Phillips of Alchemy Pops, has been selected to be a 2019 Tory Burch Fellow! The Tory Burch Foundation today announced the 50 early-stage women entrepreneurs selected for the fourth-annual Tory Burch Foundation Fellows Program. Responding to incredible demand and thousands of applications annually, the flagship program expanded this year…

PeopleFund & Certified Development Corporation of the Southwest Announce Merger

Merger will consolidate SBA 504 Lending under PeopleFund Austin, Texas – Both the Small Business Administration (SBA) and the State of Texas have approved the merger of PeopleFund and Certified Development Corporation of the Southwest (CDCSW). Under the terms of the merger PeopleFund will be the successor organization, effective June 1, 2019….

Merger will consolidate SBA 504 Lending under PeopleFund Austin, Texas – Both the Small Business Administration (SBA) and the State of Texas have approved the merger of PeopleFund and Certified Development Corporation of the Southwest (CDCSW). Under the terms of the merger PeopleFund will be the successor organization, effective June 1, 2019….

Client Highlight: Hill Country Med Waste

Special Ed teacher by day, entrepreneur by night- Hillary Burris is redefining what it means to think outside the box. After moving to Kyle from California, Hillary quickly saw a massive gap in the market when it comes to medical waste and responsible removal options for businesses. Inspired to keep it local,…

Special Ed teacher by day, entrepreneur by night- Hillary Burris is redefining what it means to think outside the box. After moving to Kyle from California, Hillary quickly saw a massive gap in the market when it comes to medical waste and responsible removal options for businesses. Inspired to keep it local,…