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Press Releases & Articles

May 28, 2015: York Office to Move into New Co-Working Space

May 26, 2015: Clients Open Excellent Restaurant in Reading

April 8, 2015: Lancaster Boutique Owner Honored with SCORE Small Business Award

April 1, 2015: Ephrata Client & Nominee Wins SBA Eastern Pennsylvania District Entrepreneurial Success Award

April 1, 2015: Longtime Barber School Client in Lancaster Featured in Lancaster County Magazine

March 27, 2015: Client and Advocate Cinthia Kettering Wins Community Achievement Award from CPBJ

March 26, 2015: Small Business Administration Officials Visit Client in Lancaster to Honor Women’s History Month

March 24, 2015: Client John Meeder Highlighted for Redevelopment Work in Downtown Lancaster

March 20, 2015: Lancaster Business Owner Recognized by USA Today as Iconic College Town Restaurant

March 18, 2015: Lancaster Client Chosen to Serve on International Spa Association Task Force

February 27, 2015: Local Lancaster Breakfast Spot Highlighted in Newspaper

February 26, 2015: Community First Fund Chosen for Finance Collaborative

February 25, 2015: Women’s Business Center Featured in York City Newspaper

February 17, 2015: York City Client Expands Bed & Breakfast

February 16, 2015: Board Member Featured in La Voz Latina Central for Work in Education

February 9, 2015: Lancaster Business Owner Featured by the Small Business Administration

February 5, 2015: Board Member Honored with 2015 Gavel of Social Justice Award

February 1, 2015: Board Chairman Featured in Susquehanna Style Magazine

January 29, 2015: Shippensburg Clients Featured in SBDC Newsletter as Success Story

January 27, 2015: Community First Fund Helps Lancaster Man Open Co-Working Space Downtown

January 26, 2015: Community First Fund Employee Spearheads Local Leadership Initiative

January 16, 2015: Community First Fund Highlighted for Work Revitalizing Low-Income Neighborhoods

January 9, 2015: Reading Entrepreneur Wins Businessperson of the Year from the Berks County Latino Chamber

December 30, 2014: Local Client & Advocate Graduates from Small Businesses Program

December 12, 2014: Tec Centro Featured in CPBJ

December 12, 2014: Community First Fund CEO Daniel Betancourt Named as Finalist for CPBJ Nonprofit Innovation Awards in Leadership Excellence

December 11, 2014: Community First Fund Closes Largest Loan in Company History

December 11, 2014: Featured in Novogradac Jounral of Tax Credits for NMTC Award

November 14, 2014: Quarryville Client Opens Coffee Shop

November 6, 2014: 2014 James Hyson Award Winners are Announced at the Friends of the Fund Luncheon

October 27, 2014: Community First Fund Client Receives Highly Esteemed “Business Person of the Year” Award

October 7, 2014: Super Natural & Fresh Produce Opens in Reading

September 8, 2014: Lancaster Borrower Patricia Bryner Interviewed in La Voz Hispana

September 5, 2014: Gettysburg Area Clients Highlighted in Celebrate Gettysburg Magazine (pp. 32-34)

September 2, 2014: Community First Fund Financed Lancaster City Daycare Center Opens

August 10, 2014: Lancaster’s Own, LLC dba Lancaster Food Co. Opens With Help from Community First Fund

August 6, 2014: SACA Breaks Ground on Community First Fund Financed Project

August 5, 2014: York County Client Expanding Business with Loan from Community First Fund

July 30, 2014: Five Questions with CEO Dan Betancourt – Keystone Crossroads feature

July 17, 2014: Elizabethtown Client Opens Co-Working Space in Former Church

May 28, 2014: Community First Fund Holds Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Downtown Business

May 6, 2014: Community First Financed Business Opens in Downtown Lancaster

May 2, 2014: New Markets Tax Credits Help Fund Big Mill Project in Reading-Reading Eagle

May 2, 2014: Tax Credits Program to heavily fund Big Mill renovations in Reading -LVB

April 16, 2014: Community First Fund receives $2 million from Customers Bank

April 14, 2014: Community First Fund client receives national attention for work with Latino boys and men

April 9, 2014: Community First Fund has Record Year in 2013

March 25, 2014: Community First Fund Mentioned in The Reading Eagle

February 27, 2014: Community First Fund Helps Rebuild a Lancaster County Business

January 26, 2014: Tec Centro opens February 6th – Community First supported project provides bilingual employment training