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July 30. 2013 3:47PM
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Dear Editor:

MetroAction, the small business development affiliate of The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce and northeastern Pennsylvania’s leading micro lender, is pleased to announce to the community that our 2012-2013 annual report is now available for viewing at:

This year’s annual report features several of our borrowers who pursued their passions and created thriving businesses in our community – all with the help of MetroAction’s financing and training programs. The report also details the loan programs available through MetroAction including the Luzerne County Flood Recovery Loan Program which transitioned this year into the Luzerne County Small Business Loan Program; the Small Business Loan Program; and the Main Street Scranton Façade Program.

In addition to celebrating our 35th anniversary, MetroAction also surpassed a $5 million lending milestone. This achievement is a testament to our commitment to supporting the growth and success of small businesses throughout the nine counties we serve.

MetroAction’s efforts to foster growth in our community go beyond financing opportunities. Throughout this past year, our staff members spent more than 1,000 hours counseling our borrowers during one-on-one sessions and group training programs. We are also focused on recognizing the accomplishments of those making a positive business impact in our communities. Each year, in conjunction with The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce, MetroAction hosts The Chamber Gala – the area’s premiere event that celebrates outstanding local businesses in northeastern Pennsylvania.

For the past 35 years, MetroAction has distributed more than $5 million throughout every region in our service area. The organization continues to grow and adapt to meet the needs of businesses throughout our region. MetroAction remains committed to spearheading forward-thinking programs aimed at providing the type of support needed by small businesses to help create a thriving community.

Natalie O’Hara,

President, MetroAction, Inc.

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