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Northern Shores Community Development, Inc. donates vegetable seeds at Tribal Elder’s Meeting

Northern Shores Community Development, Inc. (“NSCD”) in conjunction with a donation from Peaceful Valley Farm and Garden Supply (GrowOrganic.com) donated numerous organic and non-GMO vegetable seeds at a Tribal Elder’s meeting in April of this year.

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Northern Shores Community Development, Inc. announces Technical Assistance for Native Farming, Agriculture and Ranching in Michigan (F.A.R.M.) Program

Northern Shores Community Development, Inc. (“NSCD”) is broadening its support to all Native Farmers and Ranchers located in Michigan. This service will assist Native Farmers, Agricultural growers and Ranchers in Michigan in providing Technical Assistance in identifying additional funding sources to increase their capacity to grow, maintain and increase their ranch, agri-business or small farm. “There are grants out there right now that will assist our Community and time is limited to apply” states Executive Director Tim LaCroix. “Although we do not have additional capital to provide more Farm loans this year, we are encouraged that there are grants and other funding sources available for our Tribal Community and we can assist you in helping identify those funding sources.”

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Northern Shores Community Development, Inc. announces it has been chosen for the Native Arts Economy-Building Grant from First Peoples Fund

Northern Shores Community Development, Inc. (“NSCD”) is pleased to have been chosen for The Native Arts Economy-Building Grant from First Peoples Fund.

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Northern Shores Community Development, Inc. (formerly known as Northern Shores Loan Fund, Inc.)

Harbor Springs, MI – September 11, 2014 – Northern Shores Loan Fund, Inc. has changed its name to Northern Shores Community Development (“NSCD”)! This name change highlights our new and ever expanding loan programs and services here in Michigan.

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Northern Shores Loan Fund, Inc. announces Certification to teach the Building Native Communities – Financial Skills for Families, 4th Edition Curriculum as well as offering free Literature for Tribal Members

Loan Officer, Cindy Hendrickson with Northern Shores Loan Fund, Inc. (“NSLF”) has recently completed training and is now certified to teach the Building Native Communities -Financial Skills for Families, 4th Edition curriculum offered through First Nations and Oweesta.

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Northern Shores Loan Fund, Inc. News

Northern Shores Loan Fund, Inc. (“NSLF”) announces two new Board Members Patrick Schmidt and Harley Luplow. Both of them previously served on NSLF’s Loan Committee.

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Northern Shores Loan Fund, Inc. announces a new business located in Fife Lake

Northern Shores Loan Fund, Inc. (“NSLF”) is proud to announce that it has approved a loan for Little Shop of Tresses, LLC located at 118 W. Lake Street in Fife Lake. Little Shop of Tresses is a beauty shop that is owned and operated by Alice Aldridge.

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Local Loan Company Helps Create Jobs In Northern Michigan

Petoskey Michigan, March 18, 2014. In September of 2013 Northern Shores Loan Fund Inc, of Harbor Springs, provided a loan to Cygnus Inc for the purpose of developing a wood production line at their facility at 1701 Standish Ave. Petoskey MI. “I would recommend Northern Shores Loan fund to anyone who is interested in a business loan. Less paper work, with a helpful and friendly staff made for a pleasant experience.”  States Robert Waugh, President of Cygnus Inc.

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Northern Shores Loan Fund, Inc. announces Tribal Artisan Loans in collaboration with WOCTEP

Northern Shores Loan Fund, Inc. (“NSLF”) is proud to announce that it is partnering with Waganakising Odawa Career & Technical Education Program (“WOCTEP”) to offer Tribal Citizens low interest Artisan Loans effective April 1, 2014.

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Northern Shores Community Development, Inc.

1131 W. Conway Road, Suite A
Harbor Springs, MI 49740

Phone: 231-347-6753
Fax: 231-347-6786

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Board of Directors

  • Laura Blumberg – Chair
  • Patricia Dyer-Deckrow – Vice Chair
  • Steve Sochay – Secretary
  • Kent Bartell – Treasurer
  • Patrick Schmidt – Board Member
  • Harley Luplow – Board Member