Landmark Loan Rebuilds Storm-Ravaged Restaurant

Comments (7) Posted By Rohan on January 11, 2013 in About Us, Entrepreneur Directory

Juan came to us after his restaurant, just a block from the bay in Keyport, NJ, was irreparably damaged by flooding from Hurricane Sandy.

With his livelihood gone in the blink of an eye, Juan found a new restaurant space with a willing landlord and turned to The Intersect Fund for a $6,000 loan to acquire the equipment needed to get his new restaurant, La Casa del Mariachi in Perth Amboy, NJ, up and running. We disbursed the loan — our 200th — within days.

We are inspired by Juan’s story, along with those of so many New Jersey microbusiness owners that are bouncing back after Superstorm Sandy.

Chamber Honors Loan Officer

Comments (6) Posted By Rohan on December 17, 2012 in About Us, Meet the Staff

An article from a December 2012 issue of newspaper Quisqueya Internacional

We have always suspected our senior loan officer — Luis De La Hoz — is passionate about helping small businesses. So it’s nice to see someone else confirm our hunch.

During its annual convention at Rutgers University last week, the Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey named De La Hoz “Small Business Advocate of the Year.” De La Hoz accepted the honor during a luncheon attended by Newark Mayor Cory Booker, SHCC chairman Carlos Medina, and members of the chamber’s board.

De La Hoz’s commitment to serving small-business owners has helped the Intersect Fund further its mission and has helped our clients pursue their dreams. We would like to congratulate him on achieving his most recent honor.

The Holiday Bazaar

Comments (6) Posted By Rohan on December 7, 2012 in Events

We hope you’ll join us Tuesday — No need to RSVP. If you have any questions, call Nancy Finn at (732) 917-0815 or e-mail her here.

Longtime Businessman Inspires New Leaders

Comments (6) Posted By Rohan on September 20, 2012 in Entrepreneur Directory

Many Americans’ entrepreneurial pursuits grow from long-held fantasies. But it was necessity — not pipe dreams — that prompted Kenyan emigrant Njeru Nthigah to chart a multinational course of far-flung business endeavors.

Now, the New Brunswick resident serves fellow business leaders by delivering trainings, seminars and coaching sessions. The precepts of John Maxwell, a renowned pastor who speaks and writes on the subject of leadership, form the foundation of Nthigah’s work.


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