Northern Shores Loan Fund, Inc.’s(NSLF) first annual Founder’s Day Celebration, held on Saturday, April 18, 2009 was a huge success recognizing all those individuals who contributed in some way, shape, or form to the success of NSLF’s first year of operation.
The event included festivities showcasing NSLF’s mission, services, and client funding success stories. The Little Traverse Bay Band of Odawa Indians (LTBB) officials, staff, as well as volunteers, NSLF Board and Committee members, and NSLF staff came together at the LTBB governmental building to highlight the milestones in the eight year journey since the idea to develop a community development financial institution was explored.
The event drew interest from tribal and local entrepreneurs as well, who attended seeking information about the technical and funding opportunities available to them through Northern Shores Loan Fund, Inc.
Overall, the success of the event was a testament to the need for Northern Shores Loan Fund, Inc.’s services, and recognition that Northern Shores Loan Fund, Inc. is having a positive impact in the livelihood of local businesses throughout Northern Michigan.