The Kalamazoo Capital Consortium is a group of nonprofit lenders, for-profit lenders, and other funders, who work together with the City of Kalamazoo’s Economic Development Department to improve access to capital for small businesses throughout the Kalamazoo area. Member organizations provide loans, grants, and technical assistance to small businesses in order to help them start and grow.
Congratulations to Gregory Shelton of Grand Unique Laundry for receiving his first loan through Northern Initiatives. With help from his SCORE mentor, Cheri Bales, Gregory did a fantastic job on developing his business plan and showing real entrepreneurial spirit. We wish you much success, and look forward to your upward movement. You are a wonderful role model.