NEPA Alliance Business Finance Corporation (NEPA Alliance BFC) is a Certified Development Company (CDC) as recognized and certified by the Small Business Administration (SBA) to offer SBA 504 loans to small businesses within our region and all of Pennsylvania. NEPA Alliance BFC is a non-profit corporation established in 2009 for the purpose of providing SBA 504 financing within the seven counties served by NEPA Alliance; but through the SBA certification, NEPA Alliance BFC provides SBA 504 lending throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. NEPA Alliance BFC operates through a management agreement with NEPA Alliance and is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of 15 financing, legal and economic development professionals from the region.

NEPA BFC Executive Leadership

  • Board Chairperson
    Craig Zurn, Jim Thorpe National Bank
  • Vice Chairperson
    Christopher Borton, Borton-Lawson Engineering
  • Secretary
    Thomas Didato, The Dime Bank
  • Treasurer
    Davis Chant, Davis R. Chant Realtors

NEPA BFC Board of Directors

  • Kristine Augustine
    Scranton Chamber of Commerce
  • Francis E. (Trip) Crowley
    Wayne Bank
  • Patrice Dume
    East Stroudsburg University
  • Raymond G. Haden
    Wilkes University SBDC
  • Sara Hailstone
    Hailstone Economics, Inc.
  • Laurie S. Harrington
    The Honesdale National Bank
  • Atty. Timothy J. Maloney
    Maloney Law, P.C
  • Peter Olson-Alasty
    PA CareerLink
  • Anthony Postupack
    Mauch Chunk Trust Company
  • Frank Zukas
    Schuylkill Economic Development Corporation