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Past Podcast: Alex Nelson of Craft3

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Recorded:  August 20th, 2015

Borrowing Outside The Box: Surveying The Non-Traditional Lending Landscape

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Alex Nelson, Business Lender in the Portland, Oregon region of Craft3

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Moderated by:

Terry St. Marie, Built Oregon co-founder and writer (www.terrystarbucker.com)

Summary

Alex Nelson of Craft3

Alex Nelson of Craft3

Terry and Alex will provide an overview of the non-traditional and small business lending environment, as well as tips and information for potential borrowers. There will also be time for questions and comments from the live listeners.

Craft3 is a non-profit community development financial institution (CDFI) with a mission to strengthen economic, ecological and family resilience in Pacific Northwest communities. They do this by providing loans and assistance to entrepreneurs, non-profits, individuals and others who don’t normally have access to financing.

Prior to joining the Craft3 team in January 2015, Alex served as Vice President and Business Development Officer for Accelevant, Inc., a business finance and entrepreneurial consulting company. Previously Alex held positions as a VP and Commercial Banking Officer for Columbia Bank in Longview, WA, and Commercial Lending Officer and Real Estate Lending Officer for The Cowlitz Bank and Twin City Bank.