“We are pleased to recognize November’s ETP graduates,” says Beth Witczak, head of CIBC US Community Development. “Assisting local business owners achieve their ambitions and create economic opportunities in their communities is something we take pride in.”
Qualified ETP graduates are eligible for the CIBC Entrepreneur Loan Program, which provides affordable financing to start-up and early-stage small businesses in Chicago, St. Louis, Milwaukee and Detroit. CIBC works with with a variety of organizations to offer entrepreneur training programs.
Last month, over 30 graduates began the process of establishing new businesses, and several community partners in Chicago hosted ETP graduation ceremonies, including: