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
    Christopher Borton
  • Vice Chairperson

  • Secretary
    Raymond G. Haden, Wilkes University SBDC
  • Treasurer
    Anthony Postupack, Mauch Chunk Trust Company

NEPA BFC Board of Directors

  • Kristine Augustine
    Scranton Chamber of Commerce
  • Francis E. (Trip) Crowley
    Wayne Bank
  • Mick Dennis
    The Dime Bank
  • Patrice Dume
    East Stroudsburg University
  • Sara Hailstone
    Hailstone Economics, Inc.
  • Laurie S. Harrington
    The Honesdale National Bank
  • Eugene Kelley
    Kelley, Polishan & Solfanelli, LLC
  • Peter Olson-Alasty
    PA CareerLink
  • Robert Watts
  • Frank Zukas
    Schuylkill Economic Development Corporation
  • Craig Zurn
    Jim Thorpe National Bank