Tag: Veteran

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…

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 Featured on KVUE to Discuss Veteran Entrepreneurship

PeopleFund was featured on KVUE to discuss veteran entrepreneurship with our client Pizza Delight in Round Rock. Studies show that fewer and fewer veterans are starting their own businesses. Despite potential challenges, Edward Youmans was able to turn a struggling business into one of the best pizza places in town. Growing up in…

PeopleFund was featured on KVUE to discuss veteran entrepreneurship with our client Pizza Delight in Round Rock. Studies show that fewer and fewer veterans are starting their own businesses. Despite potential challenges, Edward Youmans was able to turn a struggling business into one of the best pizza places in town. Growing up in…

CDFI Collaborative Expands Nationally to Advance Access to Capital for Veterans

MEDIA ADVISORY CDFI Collaborative Expands Nationally to Advance Access to Capital for Veterans Veteran LLC provides Leadership, Learning, and Capital to Veteran Entrepreneurs throughout U.S. Austin, TX – Veteran LLC has expanded to include five additional members: Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation in Wisconsin, Black Business Investment Fund in Florida, Access to…

MEDIA ADVISORY CDFI Collaborative Expands Nationally to Advance Access to Capital for Veterans Veteran LLC provides Leadership, Learning, and Capital to Veteran Entrepreneurs throughout U.S. Austin, TX – Veteran LLC has expanded to include five additional members: Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation in Wisconsin, Black Business Investment Fund in Florida, Access to…

National Veteran Lending Collaborative

We were recently featured in a blog post by Common Impact discussing our new and exciting project with JPMorgan Chase. Through a collaborative effort with JPMorgan Chase employees, we were able to discuss economic advancement opportunities for veterans. This led to a coordination for improvements in veteran lending through CDFI’s across the…

We were recently featured in a blog post by Common Impact discussing our new and exciting project with JPMorgan Chase. Through a collaborative effort with JPMorgan Chase employees, we were able to discuss economic advancement opportunities for veterans. This led to a coordination for improvements in veteran lending through CDFI’s across the…

Bank of America Launches $20 Million Lending Program for U.S. Military Veteran Entrepreneurs

Program Will Increase Access to Affordable Loans for Veteran-Owned Businesses June 8, 2018     CHARLOTTE – Bank of America today announced a $20 million Veteran Entrepreneur Lending Program to connect U.S. military veteran business owners with affordable capital to help kick-start and grow their businesses. “Helping our veterans translate their skills…

Program Will Increase Access to Affordable Loans for Veteran-Owned Businesses June 8, 2018     CHARLOTTE – Bank of America today announced a $20 million Veteran Entrepreneur Lending Program to connect U.S. military veteran business owners with affordable capital to help kick-start and grow their businesses. “Helping our veterans translate their skills…

CDFI Collaborative Goes Online to Advance Access to Capital for Veterans

 Through vet.loan, veterans can access small business loans and free education One million service members will transition out of the military over the next five years, nearly a quarter of who will try to start their own businesses, but only 4.5 percent will succeed due to lack of access to capital and…

 Through vet.loan, veterans can access small business loans and free education One million service members will transition out of the military over the next five years, nearly a quarter of who will try to start their own businesses, but only 4.5 percent will succeed due to lack of access to capital and…

PeopleFund Staff Raise Awareness About Veteran Suicide Prevention With 22-Day Challenge

By Noelle Darilek PeopleFund employees pledge to take part in the 22 day push-up challenge this month to show their support for veterans and raise awareness for veteran suicides. September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, and this week is specifically dedicated to veteran suicide prevention. Many veterans around the world battle…

By Noelle Darilek PeopleFund employees pledge to take part in the 22 day push-up challenge this month to show their support for veterans and raise awareness for veteran suicides. September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, and this week is specifically dedicated to veteran suicide prevention. Many veterans around the world battle…