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We're fortunate to work with inspiring entrepreneurs every day and we're delighted to share some of their stories with you.  We invite you to work with us and build your success too.  Visit our contact page; we look forward to working with you!


ZEN ZONE SENSORY GYM: Exploration, Independence and FUN!

“What other lender would help us realize our dream and also provide us with this level of business support? Thank goodness we are working with Community Capital New York. We feel like we have hands that are helping us every step of the way.”       ZEN ZONE SENSORY GYM Margie Ferris and Melissa…


LAURA’S FAMILY RESTAURANT: Keeping the Flame Alive

  “I am incredibly proud of my restaurant and how far it has come. I work tirelessly because I’m truly happy every day when I wake up and go to work. None of it would be possible without support from friends, family and Community Capital New York.”     NIKKI KAELBER, OWNER SUPPORT PROVIDED:  Small…

Miller's Touch


    “At Community Capital New York, I’m part of a family.  They are truly an asset to the entrepreneur.  I’m not a number to them.  They came to me when I needed them and are helping me build.  I am living my dream.”     LATREECE MILLER, OWNER SUPPORT PROVIDED: Small Business Loan IMPACT:…

REB Sports Complex

REB SPORTS COMPLEX: Let the Games Begin

  “When I first started, I didn’t have the business history to secure a traditional bank loan. Community Capital New York was there for me. I am so grateful for this opportunity.”       RICARDO ESQUIVA, OWNER SUPPORT PROVIDED: Small Business Loan and QuickBooks Training IMPACT: Minority-owned business, one full-time and one part-time job…

MIMI’S COFFEE HOUSE: What’s Brewin’ at Mount Kisco’s Newest Java Joint

MIMI’S COFFEE HOUSE: What’s Brewin’ at Mount Kisco’s Newest Java Joint

I came here from Ethiopia in 1995 with two, five dollar bills, a backpack and tons of dreams. Not once but twice, Community Capital New York believed in my ideas and helped me create an even better plan to realize these dreams. Community Capital New York has been my dream-catcher.” MIMI WIELAND-TESFAYE, OWNER SUPPORT PROVIDED:…

KAFFURY DESIGNS: Great Ideas, Simple Solutions

KAFFURY DESIGNS: Great Ideas, Simple Solutions

    “At Community Capital I found the bi-lingual support I needed. My instructor Julieta is always there to keep me focused on the action plan, teach me new skills and help me take the next step.  I am proud to be a small business owner.” VIVIANA KAFFURY, OWNER     SUPPORT PROVIDED: Spanish Language…


WILD LEA FARM LLC: The Hudson Valley’s Newest Kids on the Block

  “Working with Community Capital has provided us access to capital for infrastructure, equipment and livestock. They helped us design a flexible repayment plan that works with the growth and projected income stream of our agricultural livestock business.” ALEXA BERKO AND JUSTIN SEELAUS, CO-OWNERS SUPPORT PROVIDED: Small Business Loan IMPACT: 2 full time jobs created or…


WARES: Small Batch Shopping in the Hudson Valley

“Community Capital was absolutely instrumental in launching my business. They were able to provide me with working capital that allowed me to comfortably start my business. Their advisors made what seemed like a daunting process of acquiring a small business loan smooth and incredibly straightforward.” ANDREA PODOB, OWNER SUPPORT PROVIDED: Small Business Loan IMPACT: Woman…


JAEGER HAUS: A Love of Food, Hospitality and the Hudson Valley

“We were blindsided by many of the building requirements that cost more than expected in terms of professional fees, equipment and landscaping. Community Capital was able to get us the necessary funding in a timely manner so we could meet our November opening goal.” EMILY CARVAJAL and ANDREAS NOWARA, CO-OWNERS SUPPORT PROVIDED: $125,000 Small Business…


ELDER’S AUTO SPA: Tender Loving Care For Your Car

“Community Capital helped us create an Action Plan and identify our target market so we can continue to grow. Three years later we are still working with our instructor Julieta who continues to guide us every step of the way.” EUGENIA ZACARIAS and ELDER RAMIREZ CO-OWNERS SUPPORT PROVIDED: Credit Builder Loan, Spanish language SCALE business training…


MEGABRAIN COMICS: A Neighborhood Respite For All Ages

“We had a very clear vision of what we wanted our shop, Megabrain Comics to be and Community Capital gave us the means to bring our vision to life.” ALEXANDRA AND JEAN MICHEL, CO-OWNERS   SUPPORT PROVIDED: Small Business Loan IMPACT: Woman and Minority Owned business, one full-time employee BUSINESS BACKGROUND: A love for comic…

Joanne Oates

SMILE A WHILE THERAPY SERVICES: Occupational Therapy for Mount Vernon’s Kids

“Julieta from Community Capital has provided me with guidance and continues to connect me to a network of professionals who are educating me on many aspects of small business structuring.  She’s  helping me avoid costly mistakes.” JOANNE OATES, OWNER Support Provided: Small Business Loan, Access to Legal Assistance and Educational Scholarship Impact: One full-time and one…

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