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June 24, 2015

Nerdwallet: 5 Important Things to Know About Community Lenders

CRF's Brian Burke provided his expertise for an article on how community development financial institutions (CDFIs) may able to help small business owners who have been turned down for a loan by traditional banks.

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October 3, 2014

KARE 11: Groundbreaking of Olu's Center set to revitalize North Minneapolis

Minneapolis television station, KARE 11, aired a short story on the groundbreaking of a CRF project in North Minneapolis.

Veteran entrepreneur Gloria Freeman wanted to open a child and senior daycare, but was unable to secure traditional financing to buy and renovate the building. The loan was referred to CRF by partner MEDA and we were able to provide a $1.2 million SBA 7(a) loan. Watch KARE 11 news story here.

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August 25, 2014

Star Tribune: Creative new tools helping to finance small firms

Star Tribune business columnist Neal St. Anthony writes about a veteran businesswoman who will be opening an adult and child daycare center in North Minneapolis with the help of CRF and its partners at MEDA, Ours to Own, and the city of Minneapolis. Read the article

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