Millville’s Andrea Trattoria Italiana Among First Small Businesses in New Jersey’s Heartland to Receive THRIVE South Jersey Financing Approval
New Jersey Community Capital (NJCC), the community investment partner of The Pascale Sykes Foundation, officially celebrated the roll out of its $13 million THRIVE South Jersey initiative on Thursday, May 5, 2016, at the Riverfront Renaissance Center in Millville.
The celebration spotlighted the program’s initial major investments, which include the Millville Arts and Innovation Center, the Save-A-Lot Supermarket in Paulsboro, the Vineland and Millville Public Charter Schools, the Glasstown Creative Enterprise Center, and the Millville Neighborhood Alliance.
As part of the May 5 event, NJCC also presented Andrea Covino, owner of Andrea Trattoria Italiana in Millville, with a financing check in the amount of $30,000. The loan will be utilized to renovate and expand the restaurant.
“Andrea Trattoria is a perfect example of the kind of businesses we want to support within New Jersey’s Heartland,” said Frances Pascale, president of Pascale Sykes Foundation, which underwrites the New Jersey’s Heartland Campaign as part of the foundation’s South Jersey Economic Initiative. “Small businesses are at the heart of every community within the region, and we want to do everything we can to help them thrive.”
THRIVE SJ, NJCC offers seven flexible financial products, all designed to support and expand economic development and job creation initiatives in New Jersey’s Heartland.
For more information, please visit newjerseycommunitycapital.org/initiatives/thrive-south-jersey.