Wolf Administration Announces First Approvals of Loans for the Diverse Business Financing Initiative, Promoting Economic Growth Through Diversity

first_imgWolf Administration Announces First Approvals of Loans for the Diverse Business Financing Initiative, Promoting Economic Growth Through Diversity September 25, 2017 Economy,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – The Wolf Administration’s Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) recently announced the first approvals of loans for the Diverse Business Financing Initiative, designed to empower minority-owned, women-owned, veteran-owned, disabled-owned, and LGBT-owned businesses to grow and thrive. This initiative is in keeping with Governor Wolf’s Executive Order 2015-11, “Diversity, Inclusion and Small Business Opportunities in Commonwealth Procurement and in Pennsylvania’s Economy.”“Diversity, inclusion and small business opportunities are essential to ensuring Pennsylvanians have jobs and our economy is thriving,” Governor Wolf said. “All economic indicators right now point more and more toward the fact that strong economic growth is tied to the success of diverse businesses and I’m especially proud to see my executive order carried out by DCED and its local partners in such a way to make diversity and inclusion a local economic initiative.”DCED solicited proposals from its local economic development partners throughout the state to determine how best to meet the goal of supporting diverse business owners in the various geographic regions of the commonwealth. The department determined that the best approach to deliver growth capital to small diverse businesses is to administer portions of revolving loan funds to local economic development organizations, which will then dedicate those funds solely for relending to small diverse businesses that they interact with every day.“The Diverse Business Financing Initiative is about more than just being the right thing to do,” DCED Secretary Dennis Davin said. “It’s about giving Pennsylvania the competitive edge we need in an increasingly competitive marketplace by ensuring access to crucial resources for all business owners, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, and disabled or veteran status.”The initiative will capitalize local revolving loan funds with funding provided by the Pennsylvania Minority Business Development Authority (PMBDA), the Pennsylvania Economic Development Financing Authority (PEDFA) and the Pennsylvania Community Development Bank (PCD Bank). In addition, partners will have access to accounts to initiate loans through the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) to diverse businesses targeted by this initiative.The first Diverse Business Financing Initiative investments to local development organizations for relending to local diverse businesses, made at PMBDA, PCD Bank, and PEDFA board meetings last week, were as follows::The Allentown Economic Development Corporation in Lehigh County, approved for a $300,000 PMBDA loan;The Economic Growth Connection of Westmoreland, approved for a $125,000 PMBDA loan and a $125,000 PEDFA loan;The Progress Fund in Westmoreland County, approved for a $250,000 PMBDA loan and a $250,000 PCD Bank loan;Bridgeway Capital in Allegheny County, approved for a $250,000 PCD Bank loan and a $125,000 PEDFA loan;Community First Fund in Lancaster County, approved for a $250,000 PCD Bank loan;FINANTA in Philadelphia County, approved for a $250,000 PCD Bank loan;Greater Berks Development Fund in Berks County, approved for a $250,000 PCD Bank loan;JARI Growth Fund in Cambria County, approved for a $250,000 PCD Bank loan;MetroAction in Lackawanna County, approved for a $250,000 PCD Bank loan; andBucks County Economic Development Corporation, approved for $250,000 PEDFA loan.center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Nash expects bold show from Your Busy as veteran bids for second Kerry National

first_img “I can’t couldn’t be happier with the horse. We always thought he was better on nice ground, though he has won on heavy and on soft. He actually won a hurdle race there on heavy,” said Nash. “He had his last couple of bits or work at the weekend and he had a jump this morning and he couldn’t be in better shape, so I’m really looking forward to it. Hopefully, the meeting will be on. “He’s going there at least as well as last year, if not a bit better, so it’s fingers crossed. “Katie’s back on again tomorrow – we couldn’t take her off him! They got on so well last year and he’s got a grand weight of 10st 10lb. “Ground will obviously be an issue but I’d say it will be an issue for a lot of them, but as far as our horse is concerned I couldn’t be happier.” Owner JP McManus has four representatives, each one with a different trainer – Charles Byrnes’ Shanpallas, Enda Bolger’s Colour Squadron, Philip Dempsey’s Jacksonslady and British raider Cantlow, from Paul Webber’s stable. “Shanpallas ran a good race in the Galway Plate. He’d prefer a bit drier ground, but he’s in good form and we’re hoping for the best,” said McManus’ racing manager Frank Berry. “Jacksonslady got knocked about a bit in the Plate, had a rough passage and has come back well now. Although meetings on Monday and Tuesday had to be abandoned due to waterlogging, day three of the Harvest Festival looks set to go ahead after the course was declared fit for racing on Tuesday afternoon and Nash reports his 12-year-old to be in top form as he attempts to complete back-to-back victories in the three-mile showpiece. Katie Walsh, who partnered Your Busy to a half-length triumph over Pass the Hat 12 months ago, will be back on aboard the gelding for the first time since then. Owner-trainer James Nash is looking forward to Your Busy putting up a strong defence of his crown in the Guinness Kerry National at Listowel on Wednesday. “Cantlow didn’t make the cut in the Plate and was a little bit disappointing over hurdles that day, but he’s back in good form and hopefully he won’t mind the ground. “Colour Squadron won his beginners chase at Killarney the other day. He’s come out of the race well and is in good form. You’d be hoping he’d run well.” Mouse Morris also throws four horses at the race – Rule The World, Horendus Hulabaloo, Ravished and Rogue Angel, who was second in a two-and-a-half-mile handicap chase at Listowel on Sunday. “The ground might be the question mark with Rule The World, but he was running a big race in the Galway Plate when he slipped up,” said the County Tipperary handler. “Horendus Hulabaloo has won around there on soft ground, Ravished won in Limerick on soft ground and Rogue Angel ran a good race there the other day on soft ground.” Ireland’s champion jumps trainer Willie Mullins has a formidable hand with no less than five runners, headed by Galway Plate runner-up The Paparrazi Kid. Alelchi Inois, Indevan, Un Beau Roman and Urano complete his quintet. Press Associationlast_img read more

Lots of Christmas decorations to go see in Wellington this weekend

first_imgThe full list of Christmas decoration Chamber participants are as follows: RESIDENTIAL •Marinda Bigler, 815 North Woodlawn, Apartment 143.•Mark Ellis, 1128 North C. Street.•Travis Felock, 916 N. Poplar.•Chris Kriefels, 909 W. 16th St.•Lee and Brenda Nelson, 1404 N. Plum.•Maggie Redford, 405 S. Olive.•Daniel Thompson, 1010 N. Washington Ave.BUSINESS•Geranamo Gifts, 116 S. Washington.•Lucky Rhinestone, 114 S. Washington.•Professional Body Works, 2215 North A St.•Rocco’s 107 E. Harvey.•Security State Bank, 101 N. Washington.•The Dore, 114 N. Washington.•Wellington Rec Commission, 202 S. Jefferson.•Wheatland Services, 120 N. Washington.Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Annarose White wanted to convey that three anonymous judges scored based on originality, theme, use of material and use of space.“Properties are not just judged by the number of lights, but how it fits with the theme this year,” White said.The theme was “Christmas Wonderland.”Follow us on Twitter. by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Mark Ellis of 1128 North C was the winner of the Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce residential decorating contest. Wheatland Services at 120 N. Washington was the winner of the business decorating contest.   (More winning pictures can be found here). Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +8 Vote up Vote down Andrea Kreifels · 242 weeks ago Please make sure you tune your radio to 88.5fm if you come by our house at 909 W 16th St! The numbers on the house represent how long until the next show plays; the shows play every 10 minutes from 6-10 pm every night. At 6:00, and a few other times during the night, you can catch animation to the audio from the National Lampoon’s Christmas house lighting. There’s a different song every 10 minutes and 6 songs in rotation. Hope you enjoy! Report Reply 0 replies · active 242 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more