2001: The Reorganization of an Organization

07/30/2015

In 2001, the Small Business Administration updated the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and Bylaws, forcing Colorado Lending Source to reorganize its membership and Board of Directors. After 10 years in operation, Colorado Lending Source’s membership had grown to 67 individuals, with 37 Board...

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1999: The First PCLP Loan

06/19/2015

The Small Business Administration approved Colorado Lending Source as a “Premier Lender” under its Premier Certified Lender Program (PCLP) in 1999. With this title, Colorado Lending Source was able to expedite the SBA 504 loan approval process, as well as handle the foreclosure and liquidation...

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1998: Expanding to Underserved Markets

06/18/2015

In 1998, Colorado Lending Source Executive Director, Ron Reuss, was elected to the Board of Directors for the National Association of Development Companies (NADCO). He joined the Expansion of Marketplace committee, whose primary objective was to improve the SBA 504 loan program and make it more...

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1997: Becoming a Non Profit and the First Resource Partners

06/18/2015

1997 was the first year Colorado Lending Source operated as a 501(c)(6) non-profit, after being approved by the IRS at the end of the previous year. To uphold this designation, Colorado Lending Source was required to invest in various organizations and communities throughout the state. Executive...

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1996: The First Success Story

05/21/2015

In 1996 Colorado Lending Source was making a name for itself across the Front Range. Loan activity was up 133% from the previous year, and for the second time in a row, the organization was named the most active certified development company in the state of Colorado. Additionally, Colorado Lending...

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1995: The Year of Expansion

05/21/2015

Colorado Lending Source embarked on its fifth year of operation in 1995. During that year the organization underwent a change: a new Board of Directors had been elected, Ron Reuss was settling into his position as Executive Director, and the office relocated into a North Denver space that was large...

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1993: The First Veteran-Owned Business

04/23/2015

In 1993 Colorado Lending Source was well on its way to becoming the states premier certified development company. Loan fundings nearly doubled from the previous year, a new employee was hired to help Rudy Bianchi with administrative duties, and the Board of Directors began discussing the...

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1994: The First Woman-Owned Business

04/23/2015

Colorado Lending Source established its spot as Colorado’s top SBA 504 loan program administrator by 1994. No longer a grassroots start up, there were now twice as many members and a new outlook on the lending industry. Ron Reuss replaced Rudy Bianchi as Executive Directory and the board of...

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1992: The First Funding

03/19/2015

Although Colorado Lending Source was founded in 1990, and approved SBA 504 loans in 1991, the first loan funding didn’t take place until 1992. A total of seven loans funded that year, one of which was Nor-Mar, Inc. Nor-Mar, Inc. is the company name for a group of Burger King franchises across...

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1991: The Organizing of an Organization

03/19/2015

In January of 1991, the U.S. Small Business Administration formally approved the Front Range Regional Economic Development Corporation as Colorado’s newest Certified Development Company. The time, devotion, and collaboration of the early small business pioneers paid off, however before SBA 504...

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