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Melissa N. Stone

Melissa N. Stone

Director of Business Finance

(717) 213-5042 Phone
(717) 232-5184 Fax
melissa [at] hbgrc [dot] org

Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC Current Focus:

As Director of Business Finance, Melissa will take on a leadership role within the organization becoming involved in all areas of economic development activities and overseeing all aspects of CREDC’s business financing programs.  The Business Financing arm of CREDC provides state and federal low interest loan programs to eligible businesses that are making a strong economic or community development impact in Cumberland, Dauphin and Perry counties.  To do so the organization partners with the financial institutions in the region to supply a portion of project costs at lower interest rates, giving borrowers the capacity and potential to make a larger impact on our community.

Professional Background:

Melissa was CREDC’s Business Finance Officer from 2006 – 2010.   Prior to her new position with CREDC, Melissa worked for Graystone Tower Bank.  There, she created a small business underwriting department supporting the entire company’s footprint of small business lenders at fifty branch locations. Most recently, Melissa served as an AVP and Regional SBA Business Banker for Susquehanna Bank. In this role, she provided government guaranteed lending expertise to businesses in five South Central Pennsylvania counties.  Melissa has been in banking since 1995 including retail branch management and business lending.

Community and professional affiliations include:

  • Council member for St Mark’s Lutheran church in Harrisburg
  • Charter president for the Susquehanna Rotary club
  • Board member and Program Committee Chairperson for the South Central PA chapter of Risk Management Association (RMA)

Education:

Melissa graduated from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1992


Latest News

August 29th, 2017

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June 13th, 2017

HARRISBURG, PA (June 13, 2017) – The Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC (Chamber & CREDC) announced today that 2201 NFS LLC, a related Real Estate

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May 5th, 2017

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