Working Solutions, Bank of the West, and Nasdaq Partnership Event

Working Solutions, Bank of the West, and Nasdaq Partnership Event

Working Solutions was pleased to partner with Bank of the West, the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center, and Pacific Community Ventures on an event to raise awareness about lending resources available to small business owners through Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs). The event was live streamed on Facebook by the Nasdaq Center, reaching over 800 people (full video available here). Our thanks to Bank of the West and Nasdaq for this opportunity to promote our work and the broader CDFI industry!

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Working Solutions in the South Bay

Working Solutions in the South Bay

Working Solutions has been growing our outreach efforts in the South Bay over the past year. Thanks to the support of the Sobrato Family Foundation and Wells Fargo, we have increased our staff presence and participation at community events in Silicon Valley and on the Peninsula. Recently, Working Solutions staff member Ginelle Curincita presented at two Spanish-language forums in San Jose, both hosted by the FDIC.

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Working Solutions and Bank of America

Working Solutions and Bank of America

Working Solutions is proud to have been awarded a grant from Bank of America to support our work to provide affordable capital, customized business consulting, and community connections to start-up and early-stage businesses across the Bay Area. Working Solutions has invested over $22 million in local small businesses to date, and with the support of partners like Bank of America, we plan to more than double that impact over the next 5 years.

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Working Solutions and the California Reinvestment Coalition

Working Solutions and the California Reinvestment Coalition

Working Solutions is proud to support our advocacy partner, the California Reinvestment Coalition (CRC). CRC recently negotiated a groundbreaking Community Reinvestment Act agreement with Mechanics Bank as part of its acquisition of Rabobank, N.A. The agreement goes into effect in January 2020 and represents billions of dollars in community investment by the Bank into communities across California. Read more here about this agreement and our partnership with both CRC and Mechanics Bank.

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Partnership Spotlight: EVOLVE

Partnership Spotlight: EVOLVE

Working Solutions staff recently joined African-American business owners for a two-day retreat organized by EVOLVE. The collective heard from inspiring presenters, did a great deal of networking, and discussed health and wellbeing—an integral part of the retreat offering. Working Solutions left the retreat with more leads than any other event in the history of the organization! Thank you to the EVOLVE team for this opportunity.

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