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FCDC Awards $15,000 to Leavenworth businesses

The First City Development Corporation and NetWork Kansas are pleased to announce that two Leavenworth businesses have been awarded Entrepreneurship Community Loans.

Recipients of the two $7,500 5-year, no-interest loans are: 

Bassa Prua

Bassa Prua, 604 Cherokee Street in Leavenworth, was awarded a $7,500 no-interest loan by the First City Development Corporation,  a NetWork Kansas E-Community member, on Aug. 28.  Pictured are NetWork Kansas Jamie Hofling, FCDC Board members Paul Backs, Wendy Scheidt, Jennifer Daly, Will Katz, Nancy Bauder and Sheila Lucas with Bassa Prua owner Elena Gann.

Family Bistro

Family Bistro, 227 Cherokee Street in Leavenworth, was awarded a $7,500 no-interest loan by the First City Development Corporation,  a NetWork Kansas E-Community member, on Aug. 28.  Pictured are Family Bistro server Aubrey Winterscheidt, FCDC board members Sheila Lucas, Wendy Scheidt, Paul Backs, Jennifer Daly, NetWork Kansas staff Jamie Hofling, FCDC board members Will Katz and  Nancy Bauder, Family Bistro staff Bill Akeman, Timothy Jordan and Susan Carroll.

 

Entrepreneurship Communities, or E-Communities, are a partnership through NetWork Kansas that allows a community to raise seed money for local businesses through donations within the community. These funds are raised using Kansas Entrepreneurship Tax Credit allocations and are then distributed in the form of matching loans and grants to a new and expanding business through a competitive application process administered by a local leadership team. Leavenworth is one of 44 E-Communities in Kansas. For more information about NetWork Kansas, visit http://www.networkkansas.com/ 

First City Development Corporation was set up in 2011 as a NetWork Kansas E-Community Partnership member and can provide loans to entrepreneurs for new business expansion within the City limits of Leavenworth. Loans must not exceed $45,000; terms of the zero-percent interest loans cannot exceed 96 months. The program requires 40 percent matching funds from a public source. Loan applicants must provide a financial plan with the application, projected job creation in the City of Leavenworth and potential economic benefit to the community. The first recipient of an E-Community loan from the First City Development Corporation was TenPenny Restaurant and Bar in 2012. The Leavenworth City Manager's Office is currently processing additional loans for this program. For more information, visit our web page, https://www.lvks.org/topic/index.php?topicid=7&structureid=44