1. Common Capital looking for local investors for Community First Fund to spur business in Pioneer Valley

    Common Capital looking for local investors for Community First Fund to spur business in Pioneer Valley

    Common Capital helped James S. Kahle start Jim’s Auto Trim on State Street in Springfield back in 2009.  Without Common Capital, he wouldn’t have five employees plus himself working in the business. He wouldn’t be able to give discounts to customers who help out Open Pantry. He wouldn’t have collected more than 15,000 pounds of food for the needy.

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    1. What we are really trying to do through this Community First Fund, it's not the money, quite frankly.
    2. We want to get people invested physically in the community.
    3. I couldn't qualify for a bank loan because of a credit score.
    4. It was especially tough for food businesses.
    5. Our research has shown that that is where the potential for job growth lies.
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