Membership

What does it mean to be a member of the AEDC Small Business Lending Center?

It means you're part of an organization that has, for over 30 years, played an intregal rolein business development on the North Coast. Many of the businesses that have become part of the culture of the region -- businesses like Cypress Grove Chevre, Los Bagels and Jessecurl -- have worked with AEDC Small Business Lending Center.

Active Members

Active members are representatives from government or economic development and community organizations, financial institutions and businesses that play a role in helping to develop programs, policies and events that help build strong communities.

Benefits:

  • Eligible to vote for the AEDC Board of Directors
  • Listed on AEDC Web Site
  • Receive newsletters and Invitations to AEDC events
  • Receive discounts to AEDC events when applicable

Participation

  • Serve on the board or on a committee, or must serve an on-gong active volutneer role with AEDC, approved by the Program Committee
  • Complete the annual membership renewal application to continue into the next year
  • An AEDC Active Member is expected to vote in the AEDC Board of Directors Election 

Associate Members

Associate members are representatives from government or economic development and community organizations, financial institutions and businesses that provide financial support to the innovative programs being offered by AEDC. Each year, the AEDC Program Committee will select a program to select a program to receive the funding from Associate Member dues. In FY2010 Associate Member dues support the Prosperity IDA Scholarship, providing scholarship funds, plus business and financial training for low-moderate income entrepreneurs.

Benefits:

  • Listed on AEDC Web Site
  • Receive newsletters and Invitations to AEDC events
  • Receive discounts to AEDC events when applicable
  • Support an AEDC Program selected at the beginning of each fiscal year

Participation:

  • Make an annual donation of $50 that will be used to support an AEDC Program
  • Complete an annual renewal application with donation to continue to the next year

 

Committee choices include Loan Committee, Finance Committee and Program Committee. The Loan committee meets monthly, Program committee meets bimonthly or as needed and the Finance committee meets quarterly. For descriptions of the committee charters, click here.

Members receive the quarterly AEDC News and occasional mailings on events of interest.

To apply for membership, download the Membership application, complete it and fax it to 707-822-8289. For questions about membership, please call please call Susan Seaman at 822-4616 ext. 12.

AEDC Members

Janet DePace
Lead Business Counselor, NCSBDC
Board, Finance and Program Committee

Susan Diehl McCarthy
SCP Commercial Lending, ReProp Financial
Board, Audit, Loan and Executive Committees

Deborah Downs
Controller, Humboldt Area Foundation
Finance Committee

Larry Dugger
Operation Business Analyst, California Redwood Company
Board, Finance, Program and Executive Committees

Stanley Elcock
Engineer, SEE Engineering
Loan Committee

Maureen Hart
Independent Consultant 
Program Committee

C. Peter Jermyn
Owner: Los Bagels, Emerald City Laundry 
Program Committee

Phil Lazzar
Owner, Lazzar Realty 
Loan Committee

Tim Lorenzo
Mortgage Advisor, RCI Mortgage
Champion Real Estate
Board, Loan Committee

Mark Loughmiller
Executive Director, Arcata Community Recycling Center 
Finance Committee

Laurie Mark
Owner, The Mill Yard 
Board, Loan Committees

Kathy Montagne  
Executive Director, NC Children's Services
Board, Program Committees

Steve O'Meara
CEO, Kokotat 
Finance Committee

Todd Peterson  
Arcata Branch Manager, Coast Central Credit Union 
Loan Committee

Becky Price-Hall
Community Member  
Board, Program Committee

Michael Proulx  
Dept. of Rehabilitation  
Loan Committee

Antoinette "T" Schoere-Highsmith
Accounting Manager, Wildberries     
Finance Committee

Taffy Stockton  
Owner, S&S Events   
Program Committee

Tina Susmilch 
VP Commercial Underwriter, Redwood Capital Bank      
Board, Loan Committees

Jim Test 
Executive Director, Humboldt Waste Management Authority   
Finance Committee

Associate Members

Leslie Posvancz
Business Relationship Manager, US Bank
www.USbank.com

Patrick Swartz
President, North Point Financial