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Meet the candidates for County Legislature

TOMPKINS COUNTY, N.Y. –– Round two of Ithaca Voice candidate Question and Answers is here –– County Legislature edition. Our reporters sent out Q&A’s to every candidate vying for a district seat ahead of Tuesday’s Democratic primary election. Click the races below to find out how your potential representatives answered. And as a reminder on […]

Posted inEconomy & Development, Featured, News

Local partnership aims to assist BIPOC community members looking to start businesses and buy homes

ITHACA, N.Y. –– Black Hands Universal, an Ithaca nonprofit started by Harry O. Smith, and Alternatives Federal Credit Union are working together to help Black, Brown and Indigenous people in the Ithaca community who are looking to start their own businesses and buy homes. This is on top of the numerous programs and initiatives that […]

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Alternatives Federal Credit Union

“Your Money Stays Here at Your Local Community-Minded Credit Union” Alternatives Federal Credit Union is an Ithaca-born Community Development Federal Credit Union founded in 1979 with a vision for “empathetic financing to lift people out of poverty.”  Our Founder and first CEO Bill Myers, along with four friends chipped in $25 each to form our […]

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Alternatives FCU announces $1.4 million interest free loan program

This is a community announcement from Alternative Federal Credit Union. It was not written by The Ithaca Voice. To submit news releases, email ITHACA, N.Y. — Sustainable and collaborative efforts are required to support our communities during these challenging times. The novel coronavirus pandemic continues to present a wide variety of unanticipated, stressful, and […]