CEED Lending Pitch ‘N Pontiac press release

May 5, 2023

CEED Lending

Belinda Turner-DuBois

CEED Lending Announces the 2023 Pitch ‘N Pontiac Winners!

Congratulations to the two winners of the three categories

Start- Up Business $30,000 Winner

Tatyanna Colemen 
Trilogy CPR Services

Tatyanna Colemen
Trilogy CPR Services

Existing Business $30,000 & Peoples Choice $30,000 Winner

ShaQuanna Davis- Smith 
P’s &Q’s Bakery and Café

ShaQuanna Davis- Smith

P’s &Q’s Bakery and Café

2023 Pitch ‘N Pontiac was held at the Crofoot in Pontiac, Michigan on May 4, 2023. Five finalist pitched to the audience and judges. Although all were of winner quality only three could get the title of winner. The judges: Laura Castone, 1st Merchants Bank; Al Patrick, Oakland Livingston Human Services Agency (OLHSA); Jermaine Branner, Max Effect; Jennyfer Crawford, AskJennyfer; Sonia Plata, Flagstar Bank voted on Start-Up and Existing categories winners. The audience voted on People’s Choice. As a result, there were two winners for the three categories.

CEED Lending would like to thank the sponsors:

Pontiac Funders Collaborative
1st Merchant Bank
Fifth Third
Oakland County CRA Association
Oakland County BFC
Pontiac Community Library
Pontiac Regional Chamber

CEED Lending is an initiative of the Great Lakes Women’s Business Council (WBC). Providing business expansion and start-up financing to small business loans in the following nine southeast Michigan counties: Wayne,  Oakland, Macomb, Monroe,  Jackson, Hillsdale, Lenawee, Livingston, and Washtenaw. We have made more than $9 Million in loans, creating more than 1,800 jobs. As the first microlenders in Michigan, now offering LIFT loans and Oakland County Revolving Loan Fund (OCRLF) loans, we understand that small business owners typically need more than financing. Our loans are partnered with business assistance services.

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