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MEDA Helping Mission Small Businesses Thrive: B & M Studio

MEDA’s Strategic Plan 2017-2020 re-envisions its work via five measurable results to be achieved for the San Francisco Mission District community by 2020. RESULT 5: THE MISSION IS A STRONG AND SUPPORTIVE COMMUNITY FOR LATINO RESIDENTS, BUSINESSES AND INSTITUTIONS MEDA is committed to ensuring the Mission District retains its historic and current identity as a strong…

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MEDA Helping Mission Small Businesses Thrive: SF ArtWork

MEDA’s Strategic Plan 2017-2020 re-envisions its work via five measurable results to be achieved for the San Francisco Mission District community by 2020. RESULT 5: THE MISSION IS A STRONG AND SUPPORTIVE COMMUNITY FOR LATINO RESIDENTS, BUSINESSES AND INSTITUTIONS MEDA is committed to ensuring the Mission District retains its historic and current identity as a strong…

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#SmallBizSat is Nov. 24: Support our Mission District Small Businesses

The numbers say it all: According to the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, across the land there are 4.37 million Latino-owned businesses that, combined, annually contribute over $700 billion to the American economy. Seventy-percent of these are deemed small businesses, having fewer than 100 on staff. Starting a successful small business is a stepping stone…

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San Francisco Women’s Entrepreneurship Fund Grantees Celebrate “Women’s Entrepreneurship Day” at MEDA

“Although I have a long way to go, I’ve achieved some huge milestones and now have a system in place to be successful,” says Owner Karwanna Dyson of Big Mouth Productions, who grew up in San Francisco’s 94124 ZIP code, is a first-generation college graduate and is working daily to make her multimedia production company…

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MEDA Celebrates Día de los Muertos at Plaza Adelante

Many conflate Halloween with the Mexican tradition of Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). While the latter may sound like a similarly ominous occasion, it is anything but frightening. Día de los Muertos, an annual festival from Oct. 31 to Nov. 2, is truly a time to celebrate the lives of those who…

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MEDA Helping Mission Small Businesses Thrive: La Mejor Bakery

MEDA’s Strategic Plan 2017-2020 re-envisions its work via five measurable results to be achieved for the San Francisco Mission District community by 2020. RESULT 5: THE MISSION IS A STRONG AND SUPPORTIVE COMMUNITY FOR LATINO RESIDENTS, BUSINESSES AND INSTITUTIONS MEDA is committed to ensuring the Mission District retains its historic and current identity as a strong…

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Innovations in Lending: How Three CDFIs Are Deepening Their Commitment to Latino Entrepreneurs

Co-authored by: Chief Credit Officer Nelly Rojas-Moreno, LiftFund Chief Credit Officer and Head of Small Business Programs Oswaldo Acosta, Latino Economic Development Center Director of Fondo Adelante, Nathanial Owen, MEDA Lending to Latino entrepreneurs is a strong business model for any CDFI. That is the fundamental message being put forth by a trio of nonprofit…

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The Ecosystem to Cultivate Latino Generational Wealth and Power Building

Co-authored by: Director of Asset Building Programs Lucy Arellano Integrated Services Manager Ernesto Martinez Business Development Program Manager Edwin Rodriguez Associate Director of Community Real Estate Johnny Oliver Community Real Estate Project Assistant Juan Diego Castro With hundreds traveling from across the country to convene in San Antonio for the National Association of Latino Community…

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Q&A: Creating Community-Serving Commercial Spaces

Co-authored by: Director of Community Real Estate Karoleen Feng Senior Project Manager Feliciano Vera MEDA launched its Community Real Estate program just four years ago, as a proactive, aggressive response to the unprecedented gentrification and subsequent displacement occurring in San Francisco’s Mission District, long a welcoming neighborhood for Latino immigrants and small businesses. We pivoted…

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MEDA Helping Mission Small Businesses Thrive: Imagen Beauty Salon

MEDA’s Strategic Plan 2017-2020 re-envisions its work via five measurable results to be achieved for the San Francisco Mission District community by 2020. RESULT 5: THE MISSION IS A STRONG AND SUPPORTIVE COMMUNITY FOR LATINO RESIDENTS, BUSINESSES AND INSTITUTIONS MEDA is committed to ensuring the Mission District retains its historic and current identity as a strong…

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