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Community Capital February 2007 E-Newsletter

An Alternative Financing Source
for Vermont Entrepreneurs
In This Issue
Strictly Business Articles
Barre Office

From Emily Kaminsky, Fund Manager

This issue, enjoy recent press on Calais Custom Frames, a microbusiness financed by Community Capital and read about EntrepreneurshipWeek Vermont, February 24th through March 3rd.

Above is a picture of our new office building - 107 North Main Street , second floor above AG Edwards sign. Like the rest of you, we've just barely dug out of the snow! But, come see us in person on February 27th for our Open House! Details below.

Paige Canfield
Meet Paige Canfield, owner of Calais Custom Frames, a home-based framing business in Calais. Paige received a microloan from Community Capital last year to open her business. Like other entrepreneurs who come to Community Capital for start-up financing, Paige only needed a small loan to start up her business but was not able to qualify for a bank loan.

Paige received fantastic press in the February 2007 issue of the Times Argus' Strictly Business publication. Congratulations, Paige! Click on the link to read the article!

On Tuesday, February 27th, from 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm, Community Capital will be holding an Office Open House in celebration of our re-location to downtown Barre. Come join us at 107 North Main Street on the 2nd floor in downtown Barre.

Join us for mingling, refreshments, and treats from local baker and Community Capital borrower Delicate Decadence. To honor the hard work of the entrepreneurs we serve, we will have products and other items on display! All are invited to drop by and no RSVP is required.

Our Open House coincides with EntrepreneurshipWeek USA, established by the United States Congress for the week of February 24th through March 3rd. There will also be a proclamation of EntrepreneurshipWeek Vermont by Governor James Douglas the morning of February 27th at the Statehouse. Read below for more details.
Entrepreneurship Week Logo
The following is taken from a press release produced by the Vermont Technical Assistance Providers Association. For more information, contact Carol Flint at or 802-479-1053.

Entrepreneurialism is alive and well in Vermont with more than 88,000 Vermonters either self employed or working for microenterprises--businesses with five or fewer employees. Microenterprises represent about 22% of the employment in Vermont (the 2nd highest rate in the country).

In recognition of the substantial impact entrepreneurs have on the state's economy, Vermont's microenterprise development community will join hundreds of organizations around the country to mark Entrepreneurship Week USA February 24 - March 3, 2007.

A breakfast reception will be held Tuesday, February 27th at 8:30 a.m. at the Statehouse cafeteria in Montpelier to highlight the success of Vermont's entrepreneurs and spotlight the impact of small business ownership on individuals, families, and communities. Storyboards, products and brochures, literature will be on display during the morning hours. Please RSVP with Carol Flint at or by calling at 802-479- 1053.

EntrepreneurshipWeek USA, which is presented by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Inc., and the New York Times includes Vermont partners such as REAL and the SBDC, the Consortium for Educational Entrepreneurship and its local ambassadors, and the
Associati on of Enterprise Opportunity and its local Vermont membership.

We hope to see you on February 27th! Until next time...

Emily KaminskyCommunity Capital of Vermont

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