Foothills Launch expanding local biz in the Isothermal Region

Mountain BizWorks Pop-Up in Marion for September 18 through November 14, 2019

We’re holding Foothills Launch “pop-up” offices in each of the Isothermal counties. The first pop-up was held in Rutherfordton from January-February. Thank you to our gracious host partner, the Town of Rutherfordton for helping to make it such a success. Our second pop-up office was held in Shelby from April-May. With wonderful support from the City of Shelby. In each office we have held dynamic Foundations business planning courses and made startup or expansion loans to several local businesses.

Our next stop is Marion in McDowell County where we’ll be open Tuesdays and Wednesdays for the months of mid September through mid November (address: 25 Brown Drive). Here are some of the activities planned to take place in the pop-up:

  • Open Office Hours: use our easy scheduling tool to book a free consultation with one of our lenders or program specialists. We look forward to learning more about your business goals and how Mountain BizWorks may be of assistance.
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  • Entrepreneur Networking & Orientation Sessions: Connect with peers and learn about all of the great resources available to help you start and grow your small business. See upcoming dates below.
  • Sign up for our email newsletter to stay up to date on project announcements and resources. 

Learn more and register here…

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Marion Pop-Up Address: 25 Brown Dr, Marion, NC 28752 We look forward to seeing you!

Questions? Contact Moriah Heaney by email at or by phone at 828-424-8039.

Come see us in person! Schedule a consultation with a lending or learning program specialist online here



About the Foothills Launch Initiative

FOOTHILLS LAUNCH! Expanding Small Business Access to Capital in the Isothermal Region is a collaborative project between Isothermal Planning and Development Commission (IPDC) and Mountain BizWorks to increase CDFI small business lending and entrepreneurial training in the Isothermal Region (Cleveland, McDowell, Polk, and Rutherford counties). With support from a USDA Rural Development grant, we’re very pleased to be able to increase our work with Isothermal area entrepreneurs and partners.

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