Local Businesses Learn About Public Loan Programs

By | March 6, 2017

Bedford – The Bedford County Development Association (BCDA) recently held a Financing Seminar to educate local businesses about public loan programs.

Over thirty local businesses and bankers learned about loan programs available to a wide array of industries including agriculture, hospitality and tourism, manufacturing, child day-care, construction, developer, research & development, defense conversion, recycling, mining and service enterprises.

Six speakers gave overviews of their programs including representatives from PA Department of Community & Economic Development (DCED), Southern Alleghenies Planning & Development Commission (SAPDC), Catalyst Connection, The Progress Fund, Altoona-Blair County Development Corporation (ABCD), and the Small Business Development Center (SBDC).

Sponsors included:  Altoona First Savings Bank, First National Bank of PA, Hometown Bank of PA, Ritchey, Ritchey & Koontz, Small Business Development Center and Somerset Trust Company.

For information on public business finance opportunities please contact Terri Brumbaugh at BCDA at (814) 623-4816 or via e-mail brumbaugh@bcda.org.

From L – R: Tracy Ulewics, The Progress Fund; Trudy Mitchell, Southern Alleghenies Planning & Development Commission; Jeffrey Boldizar, Saint Francis Small Business Development Center; Paul Cooney, Altoona-Blair County Development Corporation; Jared Lucas, Department of Community & Economic Development; Art Tintori, Catalyst Connection; and Terri Brumbaugh, Bedford County Development Association.

From L – R: Tracy Ulewics, The Progress Fund; Trudy Mitchell, Southern Alleghenies Planning & Development Commission; Jeffrey Boldizar, Saint Francis Small Business Development Center; Paul Cooney, Altoona-Blair County Development Corporation; Jared Lucas, Department of Community & Economic Development; Art Tintori, Catalyst Connection; and Terri Brumbaugh, Bedford County Development Association.

From L – R: Bette Slayton, Bedford County Development Association; Jared Lucas, Department of Community & Economic Development; Trudy Mitchell, Southern Alleghenies Planning & Development Commission; and Art Tintori, Catalyst Connection.

From L – R: Bette Slayton, Bedford County Development Association; Jared Lucas, Department of Community & Economic Development; Trudy Mitchell, Southern Alleghenies Planning & Development Commission; and Art Tintori, Catalyst Connection.