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Business Opportunities in Community Development Lending:

Friday, June 14, 2013
8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Bangor Savings Bank & Training Center
274 Western Avenue
Augusta, Maine 04330
Directions offsite

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  • Agenda &
  • Sponsors &
    Participating Organizations

Agenda & Presentations

8:00 - 8:30 am     Registration & Networking
8:30 - 8:45

Welcome & Framing of the Day

  • Anna Steiger, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
  • Christopher Pinkham, Maine Bankers Association
8:45 - 9:05

Setting the Stage

9:05 - 9:15

The Value Proposition of Maine’s Community Development Financial Institutions

  • Bill Floyd, Genesis Community Loan Fund
9:15 - 9:30

How the Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston Can Benefit Maine’s CDFI’s Community

9:30 - 10:50

The Role of the CD Intermediary in Maine’s CDL & Investment Landscape

10:50 - 11:00 Break
11:00 - 12:00 pm

Public Sources of Community Development Capital

12:00 - 12:30 Lunch
12:30 – 2:30

The Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) for Community Based Organizations

An afternoon session designed for Community Organizations to acquaint and better understand the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) that banks are regulated upon. This training is geared to help improve community organizations ability to partner with depository institutions. The goal is to help community organizations to work more effectively and constructively with banks to improve neighborhoods and communities.

The topics covered will include:

  • CRA Basics,
  • the Examination Process,
  • Bank and Community Performance Context, and
  • CRA Strategies

Sponsors & Participating Organizations


  • Federal Home Loan Bank
  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
  • Office of the Comptroller of the Currency

Participating Organizations

  • Bangor Savings Bank
  • Coastal Enterprises Inc.
  • Community Concepts Finance Corporation
  • Eastern Maine Development Corporation
  • Finance Authority of Maine
  • Four Directions Development Corp
  • Maine Banker’s Association
  • Maine Center for Economic Policy
  • Maine Community Foundation
  • Maine Development Foundation
  • Maine Stream Finance
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development
  • U.S. Small Business Administration

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Focus on Community Development Lending

Presentations: Business Opportunities in Community Development Lending, November 9, 2012, Meriden, CT.

Meeting Report: Business Opportunities in Community Development Lending, June 8, 2012, Burlington, VT.

Meeting Report: Business Opportunities in Community Development Lending, March 30, 2012, Manchester, NH.

Meeting Report: Business Opportunities in Community Development Lending, November 18, 2011, Springfield, MA.

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