Building the Neighborhood

April 11, 2012
Tags: capital cdc

Here at Capital CDC, our day-to-day job is economic development.  Our company was established with the sole intention of providing the SBA 504 loan to build small businesses throughout Texas.   In the 17 years we've been in business, we've done just that - a few hundred times over.  We've financed almost every type of qualified business imaginable.  From child and adult care facilities, to medical offices, to marinas, and even to the occasional manufacturer, we've seen it all.  We've helped build the Texas economy 1 small business at a time.

On Friday, April 8, we took time as a company to get out from behind our computers and off of our cell phones to help build within our own neighborhood.  Each year we have a Staff Retreat where we spend time brainstorming, training, and participating in a team building activity.  This year we turned our sights to philanthropy, and in doing so got so much more out of it than ever before.  Capital CDC's 25 employees partnered with Austin Habitat for Humanity to repair/rebuild an existing 60-year-old home in East Austin.

All hands were on deck as we built soffits, hung battens, planted a tree, and caulked and painted the entire exterior of this home.  Not only did we enjoy ourselves, but we worked together for a common cause - to better our community. It quickly became apparent that we work just as well together outdoors in the heat and the dust as we do in the air-conditioned office facilitating loans from packaging to servicing.  Our team is a strong team, regardless of the project at hand.  Just as we take a commercial loan package and aid in it becoming an entrepreneur's dream, we take an old house that needs a little love, and make it a home.

-Post Contributed by Jen Glatz
 

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