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Community Bank N.A. Donates $2,500 to MSBDCN

SPRINGFIELD — Community Bank N.A. recently presented the Western Regional Office of the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Network (MSBDCN) with a $2,500 donation to support the organization’s various programs for 2019.

“We’re incredibly grateful to Community Bank N.A. for their continued loyalty and sponsorship of the Western Regional Office of the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Network,” MSBDCN Regional Director Samalid Hogan said. “Community Bank has made a difference for us, our clients, and small businesses in Western Massachusetts.”

MSBDCN’s Western Regional Office provides free and confidential one-to-one business advice to prospective and existing small businesses in Western Mass. The office provides a variety of services to startups and existing businesses in Hampden, Hampshire, and Franklin counties. Areas of assistance include business-plan development, preventure feasibility, conventional and non-conventional financing, cash-flow analysis, organizational and personnel issues, and marketing.

“Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Network is a huge asset to our small-business community here in Western Mass.,” said Keith Nesbitt, the bank’s Commercial Banking officer. “Our Springfield branch is proud to support the Western Regional Office and its continued success.”

In its last fiscal year, MSBDCN conducted 36 events and workshops, which were attended by more than 300 participants. Throughout the first six months of this year, MSBDCN has met with 261 small-business clients seeking to start and grow their businesses and helped secure close to $2 million in funds for those clients.

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