Accion, Gary, ISBDC mark partnership

2013-02-13T13:13:00Z 2013-02-13T15:33:03Z Accion, Gary, ISBDC mark partnershipTimes Staff
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 or (312) 275-3000 ext. 113. Register for the event at

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