BIDFA Announces Mayra Negrón-Roche as new Board Member

BIDFA today announced the appointment of Mayra I. Negrón-Roche, Chief Operating Officer of Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción (IBA) to its Board of Directors. BIDFA promotes economic growth and employment in the City of Boston by issuing bonds that finance the capital needs of Boston’s businesses and institutions.

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Gisella Soriano honored by Amplify Latinx as a Latina Leader

Gisella Soriano, who serves as a Credit Analyst for the Boston Planning & Development Agency and supports both the Boston Local Development Corporation and Boston Industrial Development Financing Authority has been named a 2021 Latina Leader by Amplify Latinx as part of their Women’s History Month celebration.

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Brato hiring after receiving CARES Act Loan from BLDC

Brato Brewhouse + Kitchen in Brighton has announced it is hiring for the spring and summer after securing a $76,500 CARES Act loan through the Boston Local Development Corporation (BLDC).

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The BLDC honors Black History Month 2021 with City Fresh Foods

Born out of a need for access to fresh foods in urban areas, City Fresh is the brainchild of Glynn Lloyd. What started out as a market outside Franklin Park in the 90s, has evolved into a state-of-the art 14,000 square foot facility that provides home-style nutritious meals. During the current crisis, their mission is now more critical than ever.

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Brato Brewhouse + Kitchen teams up with Flour Bakery for Stout and Pastry Tasting Kit Night

Brato Brewhouse + Kitchen, a current BLDC loan borrower, is teaming up with Flour Bakery to bring you a box of pastries to pair with their new stout, “Darkest Before Dawn”. Everyone will get a simple reheat and serve dinner, along with a box of four pastries from Flour to be able to pair with two growlers of stout. This special menu offering is an awesome example of both the owners’ creativity and the yummy food that they provide.

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BLDC-funded fitness studio Row House featured in Wall Street Journal

“We didn’t plan on being outdoors beyond Nov. 15, but people asked us to,” said Gyee O’Malley, co-owner of Boston’s Row House. She and her staff roll 15 ERG machines and a stereo system to a patio on Lovejoy Wharf for each session. Classes have happened with the temperature as low as 28 degrees.

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New Financing Opportunity Available for Energy-Efficiency Projects at Boston Non-Profits

Join the Boston Industrial Development Financing Authority (BIDFA) on Wednesday, December 9 at 2:00 PM for an information session.

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Boston Local Development Corporation to join BECMA’s 2020 Massachusetts Black Expo to promote small business loans available

The expo is will be held virtually from Friday, November 13 to Sunday, November 15 and is free.

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Financing Strategies – How to Access Funds for your Business webinar Tuesday, 10/20

Learn about various types of funding including traditional bank loans, micro-financing and community development fund loans.

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BLDC CARES grant featured on Boston’s BNN News segment

Bill Nickerson, General Manager of the Boston Local Development Corporation, talks about a new revolving loan fund to help businesses make adjustments to recover from the pandemic.

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