Archive for the ‘Finance Fund Partnerships’ Category

Jeni’s Reopens for Business with Emergency Financing Help from Finance Fund

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We made a decision to recall all of our frozen product, and to shutter our shops following news of Listeria in a pint of our ice cream. The decision meant our company would have no revenue, and no immediate plan for when we would have revenue again. We immediately turned to Finance Fund for emergency [...]

Going Farther by Going Together

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In one way or another, I’ve been a relationship builder throughout my career.  It’s what I do best — probably because I work at it every day, in every situation, with everyone I meet. I am in the business of connecting people, businesses and communities in need with public and private sources of capital. That [...]

A Night to Remember: Finance Fund Projects Shine at Annual Gala

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Economic Development Champions from throughout Ohio gathered at the beautiful Ohio Statehouse for Finance Fund’s Annual Gala on May 7. We were thrilled to welcome investors, funders and banking partners, our colleagues in community development, and our clients who are bringing about economic revitalization in their communities. A major highlight of this memorable evening was [...]

On the Same Page: Freeport Press Hosts Lt. Governor Mary Taylor

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Recently, Freeport Press hosted Ohio Lt. Governor Mary Taylor and a number of funders, including Finance Fund, on a tour of the state-of-the-art printing operation located in rural Harrison County. Finance Fund provided $6 million in New Market Tax Credit financing to enable Freeport Press to buy a state-of-the-art, high-speed Komori Systems 38-S Web commercial printing [...]

Ohio Prioritizes Healthy Food Access

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Today at the Statehouse, the Ohio Healthy Food Financing Task Force called upon Ohio’s local and state government leaders to create a culture of support for healthy food retail development in underserved communities. At the news event, the Task Force released a new policy statement “Supporting Grocery Development in Ohio” including analysis and success stories. [...]

Vacant Commercial Properties Bring Potential for Community Revitalization

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One of the biggest challenges in Ohio community development is finding ways to revitalize aging commercial strips in neighborhoods and small communities. Realizing the potential of vacant properties and at the same time assisting local residents in starting small businesses was the focus of a recent Greater Ohio Policy Center workshop hosted by Finance Fund [...]

The Arts Matter to Economic Development

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Arts and cultural institutions such as theaters, museums and galleries as well as public art installations are an important part of creating livable communities.  They add unique flavor and nuance to each community, enhance civic vitality, and invigorate our lives and public spaces. Earlier in December, I moderated a panel that focused on financing to [...]

Innovative Approaches to a Self-sufficient Ohio

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Community Action changes people’s lives, embodies the spirit of hope and improves communities. Last week nearly 50 Community Action leaders from across Ohio gathered at the Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies’ (OACAA) Innovation Summit to collaborate, discuss and create innovative ideas to serve the needs of low-income people. Throughout the day, executive directors, program managers [...]

Two Million Ohioans, 500,000 Children Lack Access to Healthy Food

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Good things happen when knowledgeable, experienced and committed people gather to address a challenge. Finance Fund met with city and state leaders, professionals from the supermarket industry, public health, economic development and civic sectors last week at a Healthy Food Financing Summit, hosted in Columbus at The Columbus Foundation. This concerned and caring group of [...]

Toledo Port’s Ironville Terminal Ready to Launch

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Project site visits are the best part of my job. I recently visited the Ironville Terminal in Toledo, Ohio on the banks of the Maumee River where the port is being readied to welcome its first oceangoing vessel. Dredging had removed 65,000 cubic yards of sediment to provide deep water vessels with access to the [...]

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