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Please Join Us on June 29th to Discuss Small Business and Entrepreneurship: Pathways to Success

CAAB and Partners invite you to the sixth Economic Inclusion in DC Quarterly Event: A Series of Discussions to Improve Financial Health in the District of Columbia. For this event we will focus on Small Business and Entrepreneurship: Pathways to Success


Small Business and Entrepreneurship: Pathways to Success  

Economic Inclusion:

A Series of Discussions to Improve Financial Health in DC


Second Session of 2016
The R.I.S.E. Demonstration Center
June 29, 2016

Capital Area Asset Builders (CAAB)

Coalition for Nonprofit Housing and Economic Development (CNHED)

Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED)

DC Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking (DISB)

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)

Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency

United Way of the National Capital Area


Invite you to join the sixth in a series of conversations about economic issues affecting DC's individuals, families and communities and critical tools that can measurably improve financial well-being. 

We will present opportunities and discuss trends in lending to small businesses and entrepreneurs, financial institutions, government agencies, lenders and small business technical assistance providers in Washington, DC.

The sixth in this series on
Wednesday, June 29, 2016 will focus on various types of lending sources and assistance for small businesses and entrepreneurs. In the lending space, these Community Development Financial Institutions, financial institutions and small business technical assistance providers presenting can be potential game changers for businesses and entrepreneurs. A recent FDIC report entitled "Small Businesses and Small Business Finance During the Financial Crisis and the Great Recession: New Evidence From the Survey of Consumer Finances" indicates relationship lending relies on “soft information” about the borrower acquired over time by a lender who often has multiple interactions across a variety of financial services with its customer and that community banks have an advantage.

Speakers will focus on the platforms that exist to lend to small businesses and entrepreneurs that can lead to a positive effect on business and community.

Four meetings to be held throughout 2016 will consider current research and best practices about financial access, new transaction products, and other tools for building wealth, aimed at developing a multi-faceted financial literacy and asset building collaboration in DC.  Participants can expect robust discussions about cross-sector strategies that can contribute significantly to a more inclusive, equitable DC economy.


When                                                                                                          Where

Wednesday, June 29, 2016                                                                       R.I.S.E. Demonstration Center

9:30 AM – 2:00 PM                                                                                     2730 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue, SE

Includes Continental Breakfast and Networking Lunch                             Washington, DC 20032


Attendance is free, but registration is required. Please register at  

Questions or suggestions? Please contact Joseph Leitmann-Santa Cruz (202) 419-1440 x 102

About Capital Area Asset Builders

Capital Area Asset Builders (CAAB) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to empower low- and moderate-income residents of the Greater DC Area to take control of their finances, increase their savings, and build wealth for a better future.

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How to give

Now, more than ever, non-profits like Capital Area Asset Builders (CAAB) need your help. Please support CAAB as we continue to help DC residents manage and/or improve their financial situation during these difficult times. If you can't afford to give a monetary gift, please visit our Amazon Wish List where you can choose from a variety of items that CAAB needs in order to better serve our community.

or send a check or money order to
Capital Area Asset Builders (CAAB)
c/o Joseph Leitmann-Santa Cruz, CEO & Executive Director
1100 15th St, NW, 4th Floor 
Washington, DC 20005