PeopleFund Celebrates Grand Opening in Laredo
Laredo, TX
03/02/2018 12:55 PM

Laredo, Texas – On February 27th, PeopleFund held a Grand Opening celebration and ribbon cutting ceremony to mark their 8th location within the Mile One Incubator. In attendance were strategic partners, including the Laredo Chamber of Commerce, the TAMIU Small Business Development Center, area financial institutions, local entrepreneurs, and PeopleFund staff.


PeopleFund is a nonprofit small business lender offering a wide range of affordable small business loans with a focus on minorities, women, veterans, and low income entrepreneurs. The organization’s mission is to create economic opportunity and financial stability for underserved people through access to capital, education, and resources to build healthy small businesses. 


“We are humbled by the way the Laredo community has welcomed us,” said Gary Lindner, President & CEO. “Our local team is ready to make the American Dream a reality here in Laredo,” he continued.


Victoria Valdez, PeopleFund’s Laredo Loan Officer offices out of the Mile One Incubator in downtown Laredo. Questions about small business loans can be directed to Victoria directly at 956.238.3532 or


PeopleFund also announced a date for PeopleSpring, their hallmark women’s networking luncheon and panel discussion, for August 16th from 11:30am – 1:00pm at Mile One. Registration, which is free and is inclusive of lunch, is available at 


About PeopleFund

PeopleFund is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization established in 1994. It is a U.S. Treasury certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) and SBA certified lender. PeopleFund provides business loans up to $350,000 to Texas businesses that do not qualify for bank loans. It also provides client business assistance and education. The target market is minority, women, and veteran business owners and those residing in low to moderate income census tracts.  59% of current loans are to startups and non-profit organizations. Through access to capital and educational opportunities, PeopleFund creates economic opportunity and financial stability for underserved people to build healthy small businesses. PeopleFund inspires, educates, funds, and elevates entrepreneurs on the path to prosperity and the American dream.


Amber Kani
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