Accion, Gary, ISBDC mark partnership

2013-02-13T13:13:00Z 2013-02-13T15:33:03Z Accion, Gary, ISBDC mark partnershipTimes Staff nwitimes.com
February 13, 2013 1:13 pm  • 

GARY | Accion, the City of Gary, the Gary Economic Development Corp. and the Northwest ISBDC are hosting an open house to celebrate a partnership, as well as to kick off Accion and the ISBDC's new office hours in Gary.

The event will be from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Feb. 26 at the second floor of City Hall, 401 Broadway, and will feature remarks from Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson.

Accion is a nonprofit microfinance organization. Accion makes loans from $500 to $50,000 and average $8,000 per loan. About 40 percent of its customers are start–ups and loan terms average 18 months.

The event is free. For more information, contact Betsy Neely at bneely@accionchicago.org or (312) 275-3000 ext. 113. Register for the event at http://newpartnershipopenhouse.eventbrite.com.

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