‘Lunch & Learns’ connect LCD Group with stakeholders across North Dakota

Lewis & Clark Development Group has been on the road recently holding a series of Lunch & Learn sessions for bankers, realtors, and municipal leaders across North Dakota.

Since May, LCD Group’s Commercial Lending Director Matt Burthold, Housing Director Lisa Pogatshnik, and SBA 504 program loan officer Tracy Whitney have presented to around 100 professionals in Dickinson, Watford City, and Bismarck.

Participants in the two hour sessions are treated to a complimentary lunch and to presentations on LCD Group’s range of business and home loan programs such as:

  • SBA 504 Loan Program
  • North Dakota Opportunity Fund
  • Gap Financing options
  • DREAM I and DREAM II Funds
  • Essential Public Employees Program (EP2)

“This is person-to-person marketing,” says Tracy Whitney. “In finance it’s all about relationships. These sessions put us on the road and on the ground visiting with lenders, realtors, and local leaders to share information that helps them do their jobs.”

While Lewis & Clark Development Group serves the ten county area that comprise the Lewis & Clark Region VII, the group manages a number of statewide programs including the popular SBA 504 loan program and North Dakota Opportunity Fund.

As North Dakota’s only NeighborWorks America chartered organization, LCD Group provides specialized programs to meet affordable housing needs throughout the state.

LCD Group’s Lisa Pogatshnik says the ‘Lunch & Learn’ programs are a perfect forum to share success stories. “Websites and pamphlets give you basic information but the Lunch and Learn sessions allow us to provide more context and concrete examples of the impact were having.”

Join in West Fargo or Jamestown on November 28 

West Fargo ‘Lunch & Learn’: LCD Group’s next ‘Lunch & Learn’ will be Wednesday, November 28 in West Fargo at Tru Blu Social Club, 915 19th Avenue East. The session will run from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM (CST). 

Jamestown ‘After Hours Appetizers & Information’: LCD Group will also host a special ‘After Hours Appetizers & Information’ reception on Wednesday, November 28 in Jamestown at Sabir’s Buffalo Grill, 103 1st Avenue North. The reception will run from 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM (CST).

Both events are free and open to lenders, realtors, and municipal leaders throughout eastern and central North Dakota. To register, please email Jason Matthews at jason@jmstrategies.net. RSVPs are due by 12:00 Noon on November 21. Please provide the names, positions, and organizations of attendees.

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