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ELFA Partners with TomorrowZone to Bring Innovation Opportunities to Equipment Finance

The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association will partner with TomorrowZone to help equipment finance professionals capitalize on the latest innovations to prepare for the future. The collaboration will kick off with a virtual innovator roundtable on March 25 led by Deborah Reuben. read more

ATA Praises Promoting Women in Trucking Workforce Act

American Trucking Associations praised the introduction of the Promoting Women in Trucking Workforce Act, which has been sponsored in both the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives. read more

ELFA Celebrates 60th Anniversary in 2021

The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association is celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2021, commemorating six decades of bringing equipment finance industry professionals together for networking, education, advocacy and industry information. read more

American Association of Commercial Finance Brokers Will Mark 30th Anniversary in March

This March will mark 30 years since the American Association of Commercial Finance Brokers (AACFB), formerly known as the National Association of Equipment Leasing Brokers (NAELB), was officially incorporated. read more

ELFA Celebrates Black History Month, Diversity & Inclusion With Three Special Events

The ELFA announced a three-part series of events celebrating Black History Month and diversity and inclusion, hosted by the ELFA Equality Committee. Professionals from across the equipment finance sector are invited to participate in these special learning and networking events. read more

Chris Walker Education Fund Accepting Grant Requests Until Feb. 15

Time is running out to apply for the Chris Walker Education Fund grant request for equipment leasing professionals pursuing education opportunities in the industry. Candidates must complete their application for grants by Feb. 15. The fund will award a total of $16,000 in grants, which will be distributed by the end of February. read more

CLFP Foundation Adds 7 New CLFPS, Including First CLFP in Africa

The Certified Lease & Finance Professional Foundation added seven new CLFPs who recently sat through the eight-hour online CLFP exam, including Katoh Hamadou Kone, head of retail and SME banking at BICICI, BNP Paribas Group, who became the first CLFP in Africa.  read more

AACFB Awards New Scholarship to High School Senior in Connecticut

The American Association of Commercial Finance Brokers (AACFB) awarded its newly developed scholarship to Vincent Borges. Borges is a high school senior in Norwalk, CT, and will receive an award of $500 as the first recipient of the new scholarship. read more

ELFA Sets Date, Schedule of Events for 2021 Women’s Leadership Forum LIVE!

The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association announced that ELFA Women’s Leadership Forum LIVE! will take place on April 20, 2021. This one-day virtual event will be hosted by the ELFA Women’s Council and will focus on leadership development for women at all stages of an equipment finance career. read more

CLFP Foundation Announces 2021 Board of Directors, Gibbons Named President

The Certified Lease & Finance Professional Foundation announced its 2021 board of directors, including those who will serve on the executive committee as officers. Nate Gibbons of Innovation Finance was named president and Jenny Wood of Orion First Financial was named vice president. read more

CLFP Foundation Elects CoreTech’s Reinhart to 2021 Board of Directors

Candace Reinhart, CLFP, senior vice president of operations and syndications at CoreTech Leasing, was elected to the board of directors of the Certified Lease & Finance Professional Foundation. read more

Madison Capital President Appointed Vice Chair of ELFF’s Board of Trustees

The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation appointed Nancy Pistorio vice chair of its 2021 board of trustees. Pistorio is the president of Madison Capital, an independent provider of commercial equipment and vehicle lease financing. read more

ELFA Releases Events Lineup for January Through April 2021

The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association unveiled its lineup of scheduled events for January through April 2021. The events will cover a range of topics and formats and be held entirely virtually. read more

Balboa Capital Becomes Member of the AACFB

Balboa Capital, a direct lender that specializes in small business loans and equipment financing, became a member of the American Association of Commercial Finance Brokers. Balboa Capital established its broker program in mid-2020. read more

ECS Financial Services’ Lipski Joins ELFF’s Board of Trustees

Shari L. Lipski, CLFP, principal of ECS Financial Services, was appointed to the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation’s 2021 board of trustees. read more

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