The Loan Fund, the state’s oldest and largest community lender, is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. And, a major part of that celebration is increasing our support of our clients, helping spread the good word about their products and services. After all, isn’t buying (and eating) local good for everyone? One of our new initiatives is “Food Truck Day” at The Loan Fund’s offices (423 Iron SW, Albuquerque), the third Thursday of every month, beginning in June. We’ve got a number of food truck clients — including The Supper Truck, Karibu Cafe and S’wich It Up. We’ll have a rotating schedule, with a different truck each month.
On Thursday, June 19, S’wich It Up will be serving up gourmet sandwiches from 11 to 2. Founded by two brothers, Anthony and Jason Salvagno, S’wich It Up has only been in business for about a month, but the buzz has been spreading rapidly, as people try (and love) their grown-up versions of PB&J, along with other culinary creations by Jason, who graduated from one of the top culinary schools in the world, The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY.
S’wich It Up is an outstanding example of the ever-growing entrepreneurial spirit in Albuquerque. (In fact, they won second place in the UNM Entrepreneurial Challenge for their business plan.) To see their schedule (and the seasonal menus), visit www.switchitup.com.
S’wich It Up is just one of hundreds of successful, creative Loan Fund clients. Since 1989, The Loan Fund has made over $55 Million in loans to both businesses and nonprofits, creating and sustaining over 7,500 jobs. And, 2014 is shaping up to be a record year for TLF, as more entrepreneurs ignore the negative news and focus on turning their dreams into reality. For more information about The Loan Fund, visit www.loanfund.org.