Updates

EGF Awarded $250,000 from Wells Fargo

We are pleased to announce that Excelsior Growth Fund (EGF) has been awarded $250,000 to support lending activities in New Jersey and Pennsylvania from the Wells Fargo Works for Small Business: Diverse Community Capital program. The Diverse Community Capital program awards lending capital and grants to Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs), like EGF, which in turn deliver responsible, affordable financial products to diverse small business owners who do not typically have access [...]

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Meet the Team: Gina Monteleone

Friday, January 11, 2019
Gina Monteleone

EGF Loan Representative Gina Monteleone is your go-to source for any questions about our loan products and application process. Gina assists business owners before they get started on their applications, and as questions come up while applying. Get to know more about Gina and how she works with business owners. What is your role at EGF? I joined Excelsior Growth Fund (EGF) and its affiliates in July of 2018. In my position, I work primarily with potential clients before and during their loan [...]

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Meet the Team: Aissatou Bah

Friday, January 11, 2019
Aissatou Bah

Every day, EGF Assistant Vice President Aissatou Bah works with clients to help them receive the financial and educational resources they need to grow their business. Throughout her 10 years of experience in business development and advisory services, Aissatou has developed strong relationships with her clients by working closely with them to help them reach their business goals. Get to know more about Aissatou and why she loves working with small businesses. What is your role at EGF? I am an [...]

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We’re Celebrating Our $25 Million Milestone in Community Lending

We’re pleased to announce that Excelsior Growth Fund (EGF) recently topped $25 million in community business lending through our SmartLoan™ and ImpactLoan™ products. More than 300 business owners have received affordable and responsible capital through our rapid approval process, designed to streamline access to alternative capital when bank financing is not possible. This achievement has been fueled by explosive growth this fiscal year. Since October 1, 2017, EGF has provided [...]

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Excelsior Growth Fund & Westminster Economic Development Initiative receive $100,000 from KeyBank Business Boost & Build Program, Powered by JumpStart

The KeyBank Business Boost & Build Program, powered by JumpStart, is celebrating National Small Business Week by awarding $100,000 to Excelsior Growth Fund (EGF) and Westminster Economic Development Initiative (WEDI).  With this new funding, EGF and WEDI will deepen existing partnerships and together will offer loan options from $500 to $500,000 to minority and women owned business enterprises (MWBEs) in the City of Buffalo. “Supporting small businesses and helping them thrive is [...]

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