Our Hazelwood Project made the front page of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Saturday, August 15th. Bob Batz, the author of the article, nicely covered the history of the brewery and our redevelopment effort. Read the PDF here. It begins in the lower left corner of the page.
Ben Peoples Industries was recently featured in a Tribune-Review article “State loans survival money to some hard-hit businesses” published on Friday, May 15, 2020. Read the full story.
The Progress Fund was mentioned in the Tribune-Review article “Allegheny, Westmoreland groups offer help to region’s small businesses during tough time” published on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. Read the full story.
Riley’s Pour House takes us to the top We are numbers people, numbers enable us to measure results. So, $75,000,000 is a big important number to us. With our recent loan to Riley’s Pour House in Carnegie PA, The Progress Fund has made over $75,000,000 loans to small businesses across Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland and Ohio. The results from those … Continue reading
Last night, our regional story went national on Marketplace Business News! Last year, our work along the GAP aired on the local environmental show, the Allegheny Front. It was re-broadcast last night as part of NPR Marketplace’s national show. Continue reading
Our Craft Beverage Fund supports budding local brewers, distillers and winemakers. Because we’re a nonprofit, we can give tastemakers extra help with uniquely designed terms to grow their boozy business. We can accept offbeat collateral like grapevines or bottle labels, and help beverage makers get more funding for better equipment or the freshest, more high-quality ingredients— so they can craft every sip. … Continue reading
The Progress Fund will receive this year’s highest honors, the F. Otto Haas Award, from Preservation Pennsylvania at an awards ceremony in Harrisburg on October 12. Continue reading
We celebrate our 20th anniversary on December 7, 2017. The Tribune-Review put out the scoop early. They did a nice and informative front page article. We thought you’d like to see it. Read the full story.
The Progress Fund and its Trail Town Program® were mentioned in a recent article about the growing resources available for trail-based businesses. As the economic impact and use of regional trails increases, community-focused organizations are helping entrepreneurs take advantage of trail-driven economic opportunities in their towns. Through the development of business plans, project financing and entrepreneurial coaching, each organization offers … Continue reading
The Progress Fund and our loan to American Mug & Stein Co. were mentioned during a hearing of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. Continue reading