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Friday, November 21


Healthy Food Project Financing
Limited Capacity seats available

The Self-Help Federal Credit Union (SHFCU) is a family of nonprofit organizations whose mission is to create and protect ownership and economic opportunity for all. It is a $583 million Community Development Financial Institution dedicated to providing sustainable loans and responsible financial products for people of modest means, and is one of the fastest growing credit unions in the nation! 

The session in an exciting chance to learn how this successful organization functions, and we will emphasize why and how it lends to healthy food projects across the country. What are the challenges of financing in the food sector? How do people interested in this sector overcome collateral and cash flow challenges? How does, say, a food hub get financed? Explore all this and more!

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Mark Overbay

Founder, Big Spoon Roasters
Mark Overbay, founder and president of Durham, NC’s Big Spoon Roasters, like most Americans, grew up eating peanut butter, but his conception of the staple spread was transformed in 1999 when working as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Zimbabwe. He was awed by a local staple - freshly... Read More →
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Steve Saltzman

Commercial Loan Officer, Self-Help Credit Union
Steve Saltzman leads Self-Help's Healthy Food System Initiative, from lending to organizational strategy. He is responsible for more than $200 million in community development financing for projects supporting healthy food systems, education, commercial real estate and downtown redevelopment... Read More →

Friday November 21, 2014 2:45pm - 4:00pm
McColl - 2350