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Mission Transition: Essential Steps to Launch Your Tennessee LLC for Veterans

Transitioning from military service to life as a small business owner is a mission unlike any other. It requires the same dedication, strategy, and courage that you’ve shown throughout your military career, and brings new challenges and opportunities as your business idea grows. For many veterans in Tennessee, the path to entrepreneurship begins with forming a Limited Liability Company (LLC). ...
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Pathway Lending Fuels Innovative Energy Efficiency Project in East Tennessee

The CDFI Extends Capital to Chattanooga’s Flatiron Heights for Historic C-PACER Deal Pathway Lending, Tennessee’s largest non-depository Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), has partnered with Chattanooga’s Flatiron Heights on the first Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACER) project in East Tennessee. Pathway Lending provided the capital required for energy efficiency improvements in the historic redevelopment of the building, which is ...
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Pathway Lending Names Matt Wiltshire as President of New Affordable Housing Initiative

Experienced Advocate to Lead Tennessee CDFI’s Affordable Housing Corporation Pathway Lending, Tennessee’s largest non-depository Community Development Financial Institution, today announced Matt Wiltshire as senior vice president of affordable housing for Pathway Lending and president of the newly-created Pathway Affordable Housing Corporation. Wiltshire brings years of experience in affordable housing to Pathway Lending and Pathway Affordable Housing Corporation. As the chief ...
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Pathway Lending’s Hank Helton Elected Chair of CDFI Coalition

Hank Helton, EVP and Chief Stakeholder Officer of Pathway Lending, Tennessee’s largest non-depository Community Development Financial Institution headquartered in Nashville, Tenn., was elected Chair of the Board of Directors of the CDFI Coalition during its March 15th meeting in Washington, DC. The CDFI Coalition, formed in 1992, is the unified national voice of community development financial institutions. This year celebrates ...
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Pathway Lending Receives $300,000 Grant from Truist Charitable Fund

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Pathway Lending, the largest non-depository Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) in Tennessee, is one of the grant recipients of the Truist Community Catalyst Initiative—a three-year program supporting local initiatives with statewide impact funded by the Truist Charitable Fund. This $300,000 grant will support the development and deployment of a client dashboard designed to help small business owners ...
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Developers use energy efficiency loan program to upgrade historic buildings in Chattanooga’s Innovation District

“The best way to explain what we’re doing with these old buildings is that we’re taking a horse and carriage and turning it into a Tesla,” says Jimmy White, President of Urban Story Ventures in Chattanooga. “Looking at the numbers, these projects are justified ten times over.” Jimmy credits Urban Story Venture’s success with integrating energy efficiency into new builds and retrofits ...
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Independent school and parish find the bright side of energy upgrades

Founded in 1981, Christ Presbyterian Church has more than 2,500 members in the Nashville area and opened the doors of Christ Presbyterian Academy in 1985. The private school now has around 1,300 students and 200 staff members in its four schools spanning preschool to 12th grade. Matt Moore, the Executive Director of Operations for Christ Presbyterian Academy, considered efficiency upgrades for a ...
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Solar farm at event hall marries lower energy bills and environmental stewardship

Tara Plumlee grew up in the food industry – helping at her father’s barbecue restaurant from the age of 13. After trying her hand at owning and operating a restaurant, she started The Catering Companies in Chattanooga to give her a more flexible schedule as a new mom. The beginning of a bright future When clients asked where they should host the ...
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Why more educational institutions are going Green

Classes are officially in session for the new school year, and students and faculty are off to a bright start…with energy efficiency that is! Investing in energy efficiency has become the newest trend for educational institutions across the country with hopes of reducing utility costs, creating healthier learning environments for students, and promoting positive community outcomes through sustainability. The Center ...
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Serving up major energy savings with lighting upgrades at Knoxville Racquet Club

The Knoxville Racquet Club, the largest tennis, swim and fitness facility in East Tennessee, opened its doors in 1961. Overlooking the city of Knoxville and the Smoky Mountains, the 32-acre campus features a large  competitive swimming pool, a 1,500 square foot fitness area, and of course, tennis courts. 29 courts to be exact, including 14 outdoor fast-drying tennis courts. The outdoor ...
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Pathway Lending Names Richard Bird as Chief Financial Officer

Finance Executive Enhances Pathway Lending’s Strategic Vision and Fiscal Leadership Pathway Lending, a nonprofit Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) as designated by the U.S. Treasury Department, has announced Richard Bird as chief financial officer, following former CFO, Barbara Harris’ retirement. Bird brings a wealth of financial leadership and expertise to his new role as chief financial officer at Pathway Lending. ...
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Hiring: In-Bound Technology Lender

JOB TITLE:  In-Bound Technology Lender DEPARTMENT: Lending REPORTS TO: SVP Lending The In-Bound–Technology Lender supports Pathway Lending’s goals, values, and philosophy by exhibiting the following behaviors: excellence, quality service, commitment, and accountability. POSITION SUMMARY: Working under the policy direction of Pathway Lending and under the general supervision of the SVP Lending this position will be responsible for originating loans using leads ...
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