CAPITAL ACCESS for local businesses

CAPITAL ACCESS
Connecting Small Business Needs with Capital
This meeting was held:  Thursday, June 16, 2011
LOCATION:  Pleasant Valley Community Center
Glovers Lake Road, Arcadia


CO-SPONSORS: Office of U. S. Senator Carl Levin
Office of U. S. Senator Debbie Stabenow
HOSTS
Benzie County Economic Development Corporation
Alliance for Economic Success
and Pleasant Valley Community Center
PARTICIPATING AGENCIES
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Development
U.S. Small Business Administration
U. S. Department of Agriculture, Farm Service Agency
Michigan Economic Development Corporation
PURPOSE:  To help connect state and federal programs with lenders and small businesses to access capital to support business growth and expansion

For those who missed this event here are local funding contacts:
Deborah Nale – MI-Small Business & Technology Development Consultant
231 723 4325
deborah@allianceforeconomicsuccess.com
See the following for a matrix of local funding opportunties: upnorthbusiness.wordpress.com

Lori Meeder. Commercial lender Northern Initiatives
231 675 7180
lmeeder@niupnorth.org  |  www.niupnorth.org

Darlene J. Merritt. Program Representative MCDC. Michigan Certified Development Corporation
merrittd@michigancdc.org  |  231 878 1302
401 Marble St., Cadillac, MI 49601

Alan Anderson. USDA Rural Development Specialist
1501 Cass St. Suite A, Traverse City, MI 49684
800 944 8119 ext 128
alan.anderson@mi.usda.gov