504 Loan Success Feature: Eclectic Energy, LLC

Love a great gift shop? Say no more… Eclectic Energy is the place for you! Offering a variety of goods and gifts from more than 200+ designers, Eclectic Energy provides shoppers in South Kingstown and beyond with an “eclectic” shopping experience. In 1995, owner Pam Davis established Eclectic Energy in New York City after graduating […]
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Lyme Shores Racquet Club

504 Loan Success Feature: Lyme Shores Racquet Club Lyme Shores Racquet Club is a premier racquet sports facility located in East Lyme, CT. The facility offers 6 indoor and 3 outdoor tennis courts, 6 pickleball courts, a full-line pro shop, and many other amenities. In 2022, Eric and Kelly Moore jumped at the opportunity to […]
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50th Anniversary Celebration

CIC recently held its 50th Annual Meeting where it all began – in the great City of New Haven! We had a marvelous time reminiscing about CIC’s rich history as an economic development lender and we recognized several partners and clients who have played a critical role in helping us to achieve this great milestone. […]
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2022 Annual Report

We are pleased to present a new and delightfully convenient version of Community Investment Corporation’s Annual Report for 2022.
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2021 Annual Report

We are pleased to share the digital version of Community Investment Corporation’s 2021 Annual Report. This year’s report features borrower businesses that leveraged CIC’s unique Lending PowerTM to not only survive the COVID economy, but to thrive in it. In addition, there is some exciting news about recent changes and additions to the CIC team. […]
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Timothy Bergstrom Appointed Chairman of the Board

Hamden, CT (April 27, 2022) – Community Investment Corporation (CIC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Timothy Bergstrom as Chairman of the Board. Mr. Bergstrom is stepping into the role of chairman after serving on CIC’s board for the last 12 years. He is the Regional President and head of business banking in Connecticut […]
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How to Optimize Your Credit Score

Your credit score is a numerical measure of your potential default risk on a loan. When shopping for a loan, insurance, an apartment, or even a new job, you’ll likely be asked for your credit score. Regardless of what your current credit score is, it can always be better, and the better it is, the […]
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SBA Extends the Community Advantage Loan Program

Big news coming from Washington today! U.S. Vice President, Kamala Harris, and SBA Administrator, Isabella Casillas Guzman, have announced the renewal and expansion of the Community Advantage loan program, making it effective through September 30, 2024. That’s an additional two years beyond the pilot program’s initial schedule. “America’s mission-driven lenders have been a critical partner […]
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So Much More Than 504

The 2021 SBA Award Results are In! #1 Community Advantage Lender in Connecticut #1 Microlender in Rhode Island CIC is proud to announce that we’re the recipient of two hard-earned awards in Community Lending for 2021. While our SBA 504 loan portfolio is one of the largest in New England, Community Lending goes hand-in-hand with […]
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Welcome, Jamie Welch!

Assistant Vice President, Loan Officer Jamie Welch, our newest Loan Officer, joined Community Investment Corporation in September 2021. Prior to joining our team, Jamie was with Newtown Savings Bank, where she served as a Credit Analyst II. During her time with Newtown Savings, she helped analyze, prepare, and present key loan information to senior management and […]
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