On November 1, 2017, the Board of Directors of the Hammond Development Corporation was pleased to announce our new Executive Director, Jen Bussey. Jen is a lifelong Hammond resident and has been with the HDC for over a year as our Financial Manager and Operations Director. Her promotion to Executive Director brings over 20 years of managerial experience and business expertise to our organization. Jen was previously a small business owner and most recently the Director of Operations for 18th Street Brewery in Gary and Hammond. We are excited to see where Jen’s leadership takes our organization as HDC continues its mission of fostering economic and small business development in the City of Hammond. Congratulations, Jen!
HDC has also announced Jackie DeRosa as our new Program Director and Business Builders Loan Administrator. Jackie will be developing and implementing new business education programs as well as managing our successful NxLevel Entrepreneurship Program. Jackie will also be administering HDC’s Business Builders Loan Program. This program provides low interest loans to Hammond-based businesses. Jackie’s 30 years of small business consulting experience is a welcome addition to the HDC. To learn more about the Business Builders Loan program, visit the following link: https://www.hdcnwi.org/business-builders-revolving-loan-fund/