Reflections from Our First Wakanda Celebration

Mount Vernon, New York // September 4, 2021 “We were honored to be included in the vibrant experience of African culture that was the Wakanda Celebration. It was a very festive day in Mount Vernon!” – Teresa Jankovic, Interim CEO Earlier this month, we had the privilege – followed by a warm and generous welcome…

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Join Us at the Wakanda Celebration in Mount Vernon!

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August 25, 2021 Since immigrating to the United States from Tanzania in 1987, Rose Luangisa has made it her mission to spread the beauty and richness of African culture across the country while simultaneously supporting African artisans. Rose founded Luangisa Art Gallery in Mount Vernon to showcase African cultural artifacts. And, as a way to…

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Joe Prioritizes His Employees: Homespun Foods Café, Beacon, New York

Inspired by his experience as a wine director at the upscale Mediterranean restaurant il Buco, Joe Robitaille, the new owner of Homespun Foods, was determined to open up a business that encapsulated his eight years as a sommelier in New York City. So, on the heels of the pandemic, Joe purchased Beacon’s beloved Homespun Foods…

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Community Capital New York Awarded Highest CDFI Rapid Response Program Grant

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 15, 2021 Contact: Julie Fahnestock, Director of Marketing & Communications Community Capital New York Community Capital New York Awarded Highest CDFI Rapid Response Program Grant (Elmsford, New York) Community Capital New York, a nonprofit lender and Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), is proud to announce that they have been awarded $1,826,265…

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Mother Gaia Greens Provides Sustainable Food Source in Hudson Valley

Meet Mother Gaia Greens: Co-Founded by sisters Kathleen and Michelle Vitner, this start-up business provides the mid-Hudson Valley with delicious and nutritious microgreens. Kathleen and Michelle converted a family hobby into a meaningful business with a mission to create local access to healthy and nutrient-dense greens. “Gardening has always been a part of our family.…

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Floor 13 Textiles: Pivoting Revenue Streams During COVID

A Community Capital New York Small Business Story Floor 13 Textiles, Kathleen Bennett Marold’s business venture, has garnered attention from Forbes and many other publications, celebrating her ability to pivot from being an employee to an entrepreneur.  Founded in 2012, Floor 13 Textiles, a textile sourcing company, supplies hospitality and contractors with high-end interior decorative…

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