Community Housing Capital Appoints Three New Board Members

DECATUR, Ga. (PRWEB) August 19, 2019

Community Housing Capital (CHC), a national, nonprofit community development financial institution announces the appointment of three new members to its Board of Directors. Joining the Board is Bruce F. Martin, Executive Director and Division Manager for Community Development Banking at Chase, Alan Ferguson, Senior VP, Community Development for Invest Atlanta, and Daryl Shore, Director of Inclusive Communities at Prudential Financial. The appointments will increase the size of CHC’s Board of Directors to 15 members. “Our new members embody the spirit of CHC’s mission to create and preserve affordable housing and we are confident they will provide valuable perspectives, expertise, and energy as CHC continues its strategic effort to accelerate progress in this space. We look forward to their contributions and are fortunate they have chosen to join our team,” said Cindy Holler, President, and CEO of CHC.

About Bruce F. Martin

Mr. Martin is Executive Director and Division Manager for Community Development Banking at Chase. With over 35 years of commercial real estate experience, he has financed thousands of affordable housing units and has mentored numerous community development lenders. CHC is pleased that Mr. Martin has chosen to add his expertise to the Community Housing Capital board. He serves on the board of directors of Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago, Chicago Metropolitan Housing Development Corporation, and Housing Opportunities & Maintenance for the Elderly. He is also on the board of advisors of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago.

Mr. Martin will serve on the board’s Governance/Nominating/Personnel Committee chaired by Kara Hay, Chief Executive Officer, Penquis, located in Bangor, Maine.

About Alan Ferguson

Mr. Ferguson is Senior Vice President, Community Development, for Invest Atlanta, a registered local government authority that was created to advance Atlanta’s global competitiveness by growing a strong economy, building vibrant communities, and increasing economic prosperity for all Atlantans. Mr. Ferguson is responsible for leading the division’s strategic, management, and transactional activities. This includes bringing together policy, strategy, and innovative tools to create and deliver diverse housing, development, and revitalization opportunities within the City of Atlanta. He is responsible for the oversight of a portfolio exceeding $1.6 Billion in property assets and budget oversight exceeding $3MM. Mr. Ferguson has formerly served as Credit Risk Manager for Fannie Mae and as a Senior Business Manager with AD&C Lending, Washington DC/Atlanta, GA.

Mr. Ferguson will serve on the board’s Audit and Risk Management Committee chaired by Tom Bloom, former executive vice president and chief financial officer of NeighborWorks® America (NWA) and former senior deputy controller at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC).

About Daryl Shore

Mr. Shore is the Director of Inclusive Communities at Prudential, in which he serves in a hybrid role between Prudential’s Corporate Social Responsibility and Impact & Responsible Investing teams. He leads the company’s inclusive economic growth strategy in Newark and beyond and manages impact investment deals in real estate development. In his role as Director of Inclusive Communities, he works to improve the effectiveness of public systems and coordinates key stakeholders to increase economic opportunities for the most vulnerable and underserved communities, particularly in Newark. He is also active as a Board member in several civic and nonprofit organizations: Westtown School, Gesu School, Friends of Yemin Orde and Harlem Grown.

Mr. Shore will serve on the board’s Business Planning Committee chaired by Chris Krehmeyer, President and Chief Executive Officer of Beyond Housing in St. Louis, Missouri.

CHC’s other directors consist of Paul Mazzarella, Chair Executive Director, Retired, Ithaca Neighborhood Housing Services; Patricia Garcia Duarte, Vice Chair, President and CEO of Trellis; Kara Hay, Secretary President & CEO, Penquis; Peter Lefferts, Treasurer/Founding Chair, Board of Directors & Compliance Chair, Retired, American Express Bank, FSB; Marianne Garvin, President & CEO, Retired, CDC of Long Island; James Paley, Immediate Past Chair, Executive Director, Neighborhood Housing Services of New Haven; Tom Bloom, Chief Financial Officer, Retired, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency; Jeanne Engel, Consultant; Brian Gallagher, Senior Vice President-Debt, The Community Development Trust; Gregg Warren, President & CEO, DHIC, Inc.; Chris Krehmeyer, President & CEO, Beyond Housing; and Julie Porter, President & CEO, Charlotte Mecklenburg Housing Partnership.

About Community Housing Capital

Community Housing Capital, a national Community Development Financial Institution intermediary, is a direct lender to the NeighborWorks® network. Incorporated in 2000, Community Housing Capital is certified as a community development financial institution and a community development entity by the U.S. Treasury’s CDFI Fund. Lending to members of the NeighborWorks network, Community Housing Capital provides both interim real estate development loans and permanent multifamily loans with favorable rates and terms. Loans are underwritten with the flexibility required to finance complex transactions with multiple layers of subsidies. Community Housing Capital has, through its lending activity, created or preserved over 18,768 units of affordable housing and facilitated $2.3 billion in total development. Community Housing Capital is headquartered in Decatur, Georgia. For more information, visit https://www.communityhousingcapital.org.

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Blake Willson Group, LLC Ranks No. 793 on the 2019 Inc. Magazine Top 5000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies

WASHINGTON (PRWEB) August 19, 2019

Inc. Magazine revealed on August 14th, 2019 Blake Willson Group, LLC ranked No. 793 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies based on percentage revenue growth when comparing 2015 and 2018. To qualify, amongst other requirements, companies must have been founded and generating at least $100,000 revenue in 2015 and at least $2,000,000 revenue in 2018.

The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment–its independent small businesses. Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.

“Blake Willson Group is honored to be named to the prestigious Inc. 5000 list. Being ranked on the same list as some of the country’s most successful and innovative companies, is a testament to how great of a team we have at Blake Willson Group. We share this achievement with all those who have helped us reach this important milestone,” said RJ Blake, the founder and President & CEO.

Drew Griffin, Sr. Vice President added, “despite inherent challenges faced by all start-up small businesses, we are proud to see substantial revenue growth year over year since 2014. We believe this is attributed to our steadfast commitment to the firm’s core values and only hiring individuals that share in those values, most importantly servant leadership. “

Not only have the companies on the 2019 Inc. 5000 (which are listed online at Inc.com, with the top 500 companies featured in the September issue of Inc., available on newsstands August 20) been very competitive within their markets, but the list as a whole shows staggering growth compared with prior lists. The 2019 Inc. 5000 achieved an astounding three-year average growth of 454 percent, and a median rate of 157 percent. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue was $237.7 billion in 2018, accounting for 1,216,308 jobs over the past three years.

Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found here.

“The companies on this year’s Inc. 5000 have followed so many different paths to success,” says Inc. editor in chief James Ledbetter. “There’s no single course you can follow or investment you can take that will guarantee this kind of spectacular growth. But what they have in common is persistence and seizing opportunities.”

The annual Inc. 5000 event honoring the companies on the list will be held October 10th to 12th, 2019, at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa in Phoenix, Arizona. As always, speakers include some of the greatest innovators and business leaders of our generation.

About Blake Willson Group, LLC:

Licensed CPA firm with a skilled team of dynamic individuals dedicated to providing timely, cost-effective, and forward-thinking solutions to customers. Based in the Washington, D.C. metro area, the firm holds Department of VA-certified (CVE) Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) status and is an SBA 8(a) program participant, and is ISO 9001/2015 certified.

Media Contact:

Kit Meyer, CPA, PMP

kmeyer@blakewillsongroup.com

571-527-9534 (cell)

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BM2 Freight Awarded Carrier of the Year by 2 National Accounts

COVINGTON, Ky. (PRWEB) August 19, 2019

BM2 Freight Services, Inc. is proud to announce Carrier of the Year awards from 2 different national foodservice accounts. In addition to recently being named as #4524 on the 2019 Inc. 5000 list, the company continues to reach major milestones. It is clear that the quality of service that BM2 Freight brings to the table is highly sought after in the logistics industry today.

“We are humbled and honored to have received these awards,” said CEO Matthew Mason. “We plan to continue our mission to be your go-to customer-oriented strategic broker.”

The company is now in its 11th year of business, and continues to deliver excellence across each aspect of the business.

BM2 brings to the table core values and highly customized services that are essential aspects of the business. The supply chain experts at BM2 Freight approach each day with enthusiasm, positive energy and tenacity in to win the day for their accounts. Additionally, each team member at BM2 understands and believes in the company core values of being highly professional, exceeding all goals and expectations with excellence and doing the little things right.

About BM2 Freight

BM2 Freight Services, Inc. was founded in 2008 by Kevin Ball, Matthew Mason and Jeff Mason. They provide domestic transportation solutions to customers throughout North America in all modes. The key markets they service are Food, Hazmat/Chemicals and International Freight Forwarders. Since the inception, BM2 Freight has been listed as a Cincinnati Business Courier Fast 55 Honoree. It was honored with the University of Cincinnati’s Goering Center Family Business of the Year award and the Cincinnati Better Business Bureau’s Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics. Additionally, BM2 Freight was recently named as on of the 5000 fastest growing companies in America in the 2019 Inc. 5000 awards. For more information, visit http://www.bm2freight.com.

CONTACT: Josh Hansen (859) 308-5100 x1210, jhansen@bm2freight.com for all media inquiries.

LINKEDIN: https://www.linkedin.com/company/bm2-freight-services

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