The President of NYS CDFI Coalition, Linda MacFarlane, serves as Executive Director of the Community Loan Fund of the Capital Region, certified as a CDFI in 2013. She recently wrote a commentary for the Albany Business Review, in which she said:
“During the last two months, we have heard from business owners who are scared that COVID-19 is going to be more than they can shoulder – and these are our innovators, our most industrious and engaged citizens … Business owners need additional training as they wade through guidelines and create new operation procedures. They will need hands-on-assistance as they pivot to serve brand new customers.”Albany Business Review, May 29 2020
Across New York State, people are eager to #BuildBackBetter.
Federal agencies, CDFIs and local associations are hosting training sessions to help our small businesses do just that.
The NYS CDFI Coalition has launched an event calendar with webinars, presentations and Q&A Sessions that will be of interest to lenders as well as their clients and borrowers.
Please visit nyscdfi.org/events for upcoming programs as well as archived recordings of events that have already taken place.
And please, share your events with us! Just send a link to firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration.