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Accion Chicago and Clients Featured in Chicago Sun-Times
SMALL BUSINESSES STILL STRUGGLING TO GET LOANS TO GROW JOBS
Accion Chicago was recently featured in the Chicago Sun-Times regarding its microlending programs in the Chicagoland area. Several Accion clients, including Anthony Boyd of Supreme Clientele Barber & Beauty Shop, and Kelly Copeland of Advanced Climate Solutions, shared their experiences with Accion in the story as well. To learn more, click here to read the Chicago Sun-Times' article.
Accion Chicago is a part of the Accion U.S. Network, the largest microfinance network in the United States. Since its founding in 1991, members have collectively lent $305 million to small business owners nationwide. Accion Chicago has disbursed more than $20 million to over 2,500 clients since 1994. Last year, Accion originated 301 loans in the Chicagoland area worth more than $2 million. From 2010 through the first three quarters of 2011, loans originated by Accion have created or retained more than 1,000 jobs in Chicago.
For more information about Accion Chicago's small business loans products, visit www.accionchicago.org or call (312) 275-3000.