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Background Information

Employment History

Executive Director

Lansing Community Micro-Enterprise Fund

Affiliations

Board Member
Lansing Community Micro-Enterprise Fund

Board Member
Capital Area Community Voices

Education

Lansing Everett High School

Lansing studying merchandising and retail

Institute of Merchandising and Design

Web References (20 Total References)


Feature Stories

www.lansingbusinessmonthly.com [cached]

“Our very first class was held in August 1996, and in July 2007, we will celebrate 10 years of lending,†said Denise Peek, executive director of the LCMF for the past seven years.

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“I’d worked in the restaurant field for over 20 years and figured I might as well do this myself,†said Kelly. “I had an opportunity, and I just learned such wonderful things from Denise. She always had faith in me. I was a single mother with two kids, and I wanted to better myself. Through that program, she helped me do that.
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The LCMF consists of Peek and a volunteer board. Peek would like to expand the program to include bigger companies that also need help.
“There is a group of entrepreneurs who need to borrow between $15,000 and $30,000 on a consistent basis, and there are no resources for them,†she explained. “We can become a [Small Business Administration] micro-loan lender, but we have to be able to service at least three entire counties because that’s a lot of money to be lending. I’m looking at expanding in Ingham County, and I’d be more than happy to talk to individuals from Eaton and Clinton counties. That’s a segment of the entrepreneurial market that isn’t being served and the [LCMF] would like to serve that group.â€
As more displaced workers enroll in her programs, Peek noted that they often have not considered consulting opportunities with their former employers.
“They do not realize they have enough experience to become consultants for GM on some of those machines and processes they’ve been working on for years,†she said. “They don’t know how to turn that knowledge into a business.
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Denise Peek, Executive Director
316 N. Capitol Ave., Lansing


Board of Directors

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Denise Peek, Executive Director, Lansing Community Micro-Enterprise Fund


The Greater Lansing Business Monthly

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Denise Peek, director of the LCMF, brings participants in her business plan training courses to the library for an overview of the services available through the business librarian.


"If you are a small business ...

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"If you are a small business or enterprise, this event is just for you," said Denise Peek, Executive Director of the Lansing Community Micro-Enterprise Fund.


Articles

www.lansingbusinessmonthly.com [cached]

“Our very first class was held in August 1996, and in July 2007, we will celebrate 10 years of lending,†said Denise Peek, executive director of the LCMF for the past seven years.

...
“I’d worked in the restaurant field for over 20 years and figured I might as well do this myself,†said Kelly. “I had an opportunity, and I just learned such wonderful things from Denise. She always had faith in me. I was a single mother with two kids, and I wanted to better myself. Through that program, she helped me do that.
...
The LCMF consists of Peek and a volunteer board. Peek would like to expand the program to include bigger companies that also need help.
“There is a group of entrepreneurs who need to borrow between $15,000 and $30,000 on a consistent basis, and there are no resources for them,†she explained. “We can become a [Small Business Administration] micro-loan lender, but we have to be able to service at least three entire counties because that’s a lot of money to be lending. I’m looking at expanding in Ingham County, and I’d be more than happy to talk to individuals from Eaton and Clinton counties. That’s a segment of the entrepreneurial market that isn’t being served and the [LCMF] would like to serve that group.â€
As more displaced workers enroll in her programs, Peek noted that they often have not considered consulting opportunities with their former employers.
“They do not realize they have enough experience to become consultants for GM on some of those machines and processes they’ve been working on for years,†she said. “They don’t know how to turn that knowledge into a business.
...
Denise Peek, Executive Director
316 N. Capitol Ave., Lansing
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They found valuable sources of advice and expertise in Bo Garcia, regional director of the Lansing Community College Small Business and Technical Development Center; Denise Peek of the Lansing Micro-Enterprise Fund; Elizabeth Kudwa, business reference librarian at the Capital Area District Library; and Tom Colonnese, president of KTM Industries, who served as their mentor.

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