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For 25 years Hawthorne-based Community Capital New York has been an alternative lender for small businesses that can’t get traditional loans. The nonprofit group estimates that it has invested more than $2,175,000 in Putnam, Rockland and Westchester counties. Those loans have helped create about 3,000 jobs and 78 start-up businesses. “A lot of businesses, particularly start-ups, have a very difficult time getting bank financing,” said Kim Jacobs, Community Capital’s executive director. “Banks really look for businesses to be out there...

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Community Capital Celebrates Turning 25 with Mission-focused Wine Tasting Event

Westchester’s Deputy County Executive Kevin Plunkett and Legislators Catherine Borgia and Peter Harckham presented proclamations to Community Capital New York for serving as a learning-based micro-finance catalyst for new businesses and to our small business owners, marking their brave and successful forays into entrepreneurship. The paired wine tasting on June 12 celebrated 25 years of Community Capital New York making the American Dream come true. Loan client The Chappaqua Wine & Spirits Shop hosted the event, which feted guests with...

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The Peekskill Coffee House: Sunny Cover

The Peekskill Coffee House: Sunny Cover

The place to converge in Peekskill is its eponymous coffee house. With coffee bean bags hung around the tin ceiling, vintage fashion and art on the walls, message boards, t-shirts and other merchandise that would make any hipster proud, Peekskill Coffee House is definitely connected to the young and cool community. It gives Moms and commuters an urban outlet. Along with a cup of coffee and a panini, which can be enjoyed in and out of doors, are live performances...

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