Wilmar Electric Inc – Mario and Wilson Alvarez

“Community Capital’s SCALE program helped us build skills and develop more confidence in our ability to grow the business.  Our instructor Julieta continues to work with us, always demonstrating how attention to the financial and operational details can make a huge difference in expanding Wilmar. Owner, Mario Alvarez   Support:  Spanish Language SCALE Graduate, Credit...
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Essie’s Restaurant – Brandon Walker

“To grow as a business owner I need to know not only food but how to fully operate a professional establishment.  Community Capital provides awesome support for its clients.  I received two technical assistance grants that gave me training for a new point of sale system, and Quickbooks.  I also listen in on their business...
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Hudson Valley Silverworks

“To make my dream of an independent jewelry school a reality, I needed not only capital but also a trusted hand to hold as I started this entrepreneurial journey. Community Capital has provided both, and the staff is nothing short of awesome.  I know that I can count on them if I need advice or...
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Habitat for Humanity Dutchess County – ReStore

“It’s an amazing feeling to run a retail operation that has a purpose … the money we earn at this store gets plowed back into the community so Habitat can build safe, affordable houses for low income residents.” ReStore Director, Karen Glorioso Support Provided:  $200,00 start-up loan Impact:  Social Enterprise Investment, 4 jobs created to...
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Eco Shrimp Garden – Making a Sizeable Splash Newburgh, NY

According to a souvenir t-shirt you got as a kid, life’s a beach. Turns out the tee was wrong, at least when it comes to shrimp. Americans now consume 1.2 billion pounds of shrimp each year, with the hazards of the harvest destroying our oceans’ ecosystems. Environmentalists call it “meals of mass destruction.” Jean Claude...
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Bare Air-Free Baby Bottle by Bittylab: Priska Diaz

With so many baby products on the market how do you choose what’s best for your little bundle of joy? Especially if they’re not always bringing you joy—screaming with colic, reflux and gas? Asking friends, family and scouring mommy blogs for tips can just confuse you. The new Bare Air-Free baby bottle makes sense of...
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Simply Sweetz – Michele Dominici

“Along with a business loan, Community Capital helped me create a roadmap to grow the business.  It also awarded me an education scholarship to work with a digital professional to build a new website and an e-commerce pilot that will get underway this summer.” — Owner Michelle Domenici Support Provided:  Business loan, technical assistance and...
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Aura Salon: Leticia Villagran

Think of Aura Salon as a safe haven for your hair. Leticia Villagran’s boutique has a relaxed, romantic feel thanks to crystal chandeliers, brick floors, antique settees, vases of French tulips, and mini-mullioned windows all couched in a charmingly historic building on Chappaqua’s King Street. And since hair is never just hair for women—it can...
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Dented Can Greetings: Cards for the Brutally Honest

When Chaya Herman was a teenager she and her best friend were shopping in a Hallmark store for a greeting card. “Wandering through aisle after aisle of lame greetings, we were at a complete loss. Every card looked the same and conveyed the same sappy, generic message. ‘Where’s the dysfunctional family card section?!?!?’ I wondered...
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Spick and Span

Palisades Cleaning Service: Mercedes Nunez Tomkins Cove, Rockland County, NY Mercedes Nunez came here as an 18-year old who spoke no English, forced to leave her infant son behind in the Dominican Republic and clean factory floors at night to provide for him. Now 39, Mercedes is an entrepreneur, finding secure employment for herself and...
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