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Partner Success Story - Renee Richard | Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union

At Excelsior Growth Fund (EGF), we value the critical role that our financial and community partnerships play in our mission. It’s with their support that we’re able to strengthen communities by helping small business owners find financing that meets their needs and supports their goals. To show our thanks and demonstrate the power of partnerships, we’re highlighting Renee Richard, a business loan officer at Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union (HVFCU). Throughout her 30 years [...]

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Coleman Awards Winners

Every year, The Coleman Report recognizes the accomplishments of lenders in the SBA lending community.  We’re proud to announce that this year, Excelsior Growth Fund’s (EGF) Chief Executive Officer Pat MacKrell and Assistant Vice President Paola Garcia, have been recognized by The Coleman Report for their exceptional work in small business lending. Pat MacKrell - Coleman 2018 Main Street Lender of the Year For his extensive contributions to the small business community, Pat [...]

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News 12 The Bronx Interview With Yosara Trujillo, Sweet Water Dance & Yoga

Yosara Trujillo started Sweet Water Dance & Yoga in 2012 with the money she had in her bank account and some financial backing from a friend. Her studio quickly filled a void in the South Bronx with this holistic wellness hub that provides a range of classes at reasonable prices.   Knowing that she needed a working capital boost to stay afloat, Yosara attended a financial workshop where she learned about Excelsior Growth Fund (EGF), and was quickly connected with a business [...]

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Top 5 Articles to Prepare for the Holiday Season

The holiday season is here, and for many small businesses these busy months can be the most profitable time of the year.  In 2016 alone, the holiday season represented 28.6 percent of annual sales for some retailers. While the holidays represent enormous opportunity for businesses to boost their sales, they can also be stressful and demanding. Supporting your clients through this critical time period not only helps them succeed, it’s also a great way to solidify strong relationships [...]

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Top 3 Success Stories for Banker Partnership

When banks partner with Excelsior Growth Fund (EGF) everyone wins. As a U.S. Treasury-certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), EGF offers responsible and affordable financing options to small businesses. By partnering with EGF, banks not only help their clients access capital, they also connect them to all the business services and support they need to become eligible for traditional financing in the future. Clients receive the funding they need to grow their business and [...]

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