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What Chris Said – CEO’s Blog

Take it back!

Take it back!

How we do is as important as what we do. We simply cannot afford to allow any one of us to be invisible. Everyone is needed to take back what is rightfully ours.

One Question, Complex Answers, And a Simple Response

One Question, Complex Answers, And a Simple Response

Why in the most prosperous nation in the world is there such growing poverty throughout the United States? Why have real earnings of 70% of the lowest wage earners gone down even as productivity is rose dramatically by 20%?

Nine Things I’ve Learned as a CEO of a Community Loan Fund

Nine Things I’ve Learned as a CEO of a Community Loan Fund

First of all, my apologies to readers who don’t have a clue as to what a community loan fund is.  I’ve been the CEO of one such loan fund for 23 years and I’m still defining it because it’s constantly evolving. Yes, we  make loans to business and community projects much like a bank – […]

Defining a Sustainable Economy: Providing Locally Owned Community Goods and Services

Defining a Sustainable Economy: Providing Locally Owned Community Goods and Services

At Common Capital, we measure our success by how the businesses we support impact the community. A case in point is how Enterprise Farms in Whately improves the quality of life for residents of Springfield. The farm converted an old school bus into a mobile produce store that travels to sections of Springfield where residents […]

Your Financial and Social Returns from Investing Locally

Your Financial and Social Returns from Investing Locally

Have you been wondering lately where to put your money in the Land of Small Returns and Far Away Investments?  Here’s how you can invest locally with us through the Community First Fund, and get connected to the innovators, manufacturers and service providers in your own community. Common Capital is a non-profit organization that is […]

Using Local Dollars to Build Our Community

Using Local Dollars to Build Our Community

We all know that a dollar kept in the community has a ripple effect on the health of the local economy. Buying locally is only half the circle; Investing locally completes the circle. Common Capital’s Community First Fund pools local resources to invest directly in local projects, small businesses and nonprofits. There is an added […]

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Common Capital CEO Chris Sikes on why we do what we do.

Environmental Integrity in Holyoke recycles all sorts of things from computers to remore controls to cables, which means less garbage and harm to our environment.

Common Capital assisted The River Valley Market in Northampton to help secure start-up financing.

Common Capital has been working with Simple Gifts Farm in North Amherst to extend their growing season and assist them with business planning.

What People Say About Us

“Common Capital is an essential component in the Western Massachusetts capital landscape, providing risk tolerant funding for businesses with high growth and high employment potential. As other competing communities do, Western Massachusetts needs to support Common Capital, as a key piece in the economic development puzzle.” Joseph Steig | CFO | www.longriverventures.com

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This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer. If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online or at any USDA office, or call 866-632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax 202-690-7442 or by email.

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Common Capital is an equal opportunity provider and employer
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