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  • Wacif Communications Director Jeremy Cullimore elected Chair of the Rhode Island Avenue NE Main Street

    Wacif Communications Director Jeremy Cullimore elected Chair of the Rhode Island Avenue NE Main Street The Board of Directors for the Rhode Island Avenue NE Main Street (RIA NE) elected Jeremy Cullimore, Wacif’s Director of Communications, to serve as its Board Chair. RIA NE is one of ten Main Street designated programs across the District […]

  • Wacif Joins RIA Radio to Talk All Things Small Business

    Wacif Joins RIA Radio to Talk All Things Small Business Executive Director Harold Pettigrew joined RIA Radio to sit down with Executive Director of the Rhode Island Avenue NE Main Street and RIA Radio Host Kyle Todd to discuss Wacif’s work, the challenges facing small business and how Wacif can help craft solutions through access to capital and […]

  • Wacif Welcomes Brian R. Nagendra of LIVING CITIES Inc. to the Board of Directors 

    Wacif Welcomes Brian R. Nagendra of LIVING CITIES Inc. to the Board of Directors  Washington, D.C. (March 15, 2016)—Wacif welcomes Brian R. Nagendra to Wacif’s Board of Directors. Nagendra brings extensive community investment experience and financial analysis to Wacif and will serve as Treasurer. Nagendra is a Senior Investment Associate with the Capital Innovation team at […]

  • Wacif Unveils New Logo and Website

    Wacif Unveils New Logo and Website  Washington, D.C. (February 29, 2016)—Almost 30 years after our founding, Wacif has a new look to match our community mission. Wacif’s new visual identity and website are the result of many months of work with pro bono teams generously provided by the Taproot Foundation. These developments were heavily influenced […]

  • Testimony before the DC City Council, Committee of the Whole, on Procurement Practices Reform Amendment Act of 2015

    Testimony before the DC City Council, Committee of the Whole, on Procurement Practices Reform Amendment Act of 2015 By Tim Hampton, WACIF November 9, 2015 Good Afternoon Chairman Mendelson and Committee Members. My name is Tim Hampton and I am testifying on behalf of WACIF, a local nonprofit Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) that provides […]

  • Wacif Receives DC Chamber of Commerce Award

    Wacif receives DC Chamber of Commerce’s Chairman’s Distinction Award Washington, D.C. (October 30, 2015)—Wacif was honored with the 2015 Chairman’s Distinction Award by the DC Chamber of Commerce for its outstanding contributions to Washington, D.C.’s economic growth. Each year, the Chamber’s Choice Awards spotlights the best and brightest of the city’s business community, and recognizes awardees […]

  • Wacif Announces Search for Next Executive Director

    Wacif Announces Search for Next Executive Director  Washington, D.C. (September 10, 2015)—Wacif is excited to announce the launch of our search for a new Executive Director.  As we announced in June, Tim Flanagan will be stepping down as Wacif’s Executive Director to relocate with his family to Pennsylvania in early 2016.  We are grateful for […]

  • Chinese Delegation visits Wacif

    Chinese Delegation visits Wacif  Washington, D.C. (October 1, 2014)—Recently a group of professionals from China visited Wacif staff and offices to discuss best practices for supporting small business and entrepreneurship. The delegation consisted of 15 private sector and local government economic development specialists interested in micro-lending practices in the United States. The delegation was studying […]

  • Wacif borrower invited to speak to US Senate

    Wacif borrower invited to speak to US Senate  Washington, D.C. (October 1, 2014)—Veronica O. Davis spoke to members of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship in July during a hearing on “Empowering Women Entrepreneurs: Understanding Successes, Addressing Persistent Challenges, and Identifying New Opportunities”. Veronica, of Nspiregreen LLC, spoke about her and co-owner Chanceé […]

  • Wacif Invited to Speak at Congresswoman’s Event

    Wacif Invited to Speak at Congresswoman’s Event  Washington, D.C. (July 1, 2014)—Wacif Executive Director Timothy Flanagan and small business client Chancée Lundy were invited to join Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton’s small business fair. They discussed obstacles faced by small business owners when accessing capital and the solutions Wacif offers them and how it impacts the […]

  • Wacif client named Small Business of the Year

    Wacif client named Small Business of the Year  Washington, D.C. (April 1, 2014)—Co-owners of Nspiregreen, Chanceé Lundy (L) and Veronica Davis (R) address the crowd Small business owners and Wacif client, Chanceé Lundy and Veronica Davis were honored at the 4th Annual Great Streets Honors. For their local success and dedication to the community the […]

  • Wacif and Wells Fargo launch online video

    Wacif and Wells Fargo launch online video Washington, D.C. (January 1, 2014)—What began as a radio ad grew into something much bigger Last summer Wacif was approached by Wells Fargo, our long-time partner and largest investor to record a local radio ad to highlight the shared vision of our two organizations and local impact within […]