Volume 2023, Issue 2

July 7, 2023

New Board Member

Today, we want to highlight Jocelyn Williams, a Board of Directors member. She is the Center of Business Excellence Coordinator for the Centex African American Chamber of Commerce. Jocelyn also has experience supporting community development from her previous role as Community Organizer.

Learn more about Jocelyn

Juneenth Parade

McCIF participated in the 3rd annual Juneteenth Parade for the 2nd consecutive year. Organized by the Cen-Tex African American Chamber of Commerce hundreds lined the streets of downtown to see the many floats and participants that filled the streets with candy and joy.

Small Business Spotlight

Debra Wilson Music Ministries

This month, we want to highlight Debra Wilson's Music as our Small Business Spotlight! Debra Wilson's Music is a recording studio that offers music lessons, a rehearsal spot, background vocals, and assistance with songwriting, barcodes, and copywriting.

Debra said McCIF helped her business by "giving great business advice and financial help with easy low payments."

We are proud to support and partner with Debra Wilson's Music!

Things we can do for you:

Our goal is to serve small business owners not eligible for traditional banking systems by offering access to capital and financial how-to assistance. Whether we assist you in skill or knowledge, loans, or other financial aid, McCIF can help your small business grow and prosper.

McCIF can provide loans for the following:

Working Capital

Equipment Purchase/Repair

Vehicle Purchase/Repair

Inventory Purchase

Refinance Existing Debt

Real Estate Purchase or Refinance

Click here to inquire about a loan


Information Buffet

Information Buffet is a luncheon that provides a variety of knowledge to further your business and help answer questions you have to make your daily operations smoother. Keep an eye out for new luncheons starting in September 2023.

If you would like to sponsor a luncheon please email Ilda Sabido at info@mccif.org .

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Additional Resources


Have you ever heard of SCORE? SCORE is a nonprofit small business education organization affiliated with the SBA.

McCIF is proud to announce our affiliation with SCORE Austin Chapter.

The small business services provided by SCORE are huge! They provide mentors in your special area of business, virtual and onsite webinars on specific business education topics and a great deal of additional small business education.

Take a look at the SCORE Austin website for more information.

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Goldman-Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses 

This event will provide a unique opportunity for small business owners to connect with valuable resources that are specifically designed to assist in establishing and growing their businesses. The day will include updates from the McLennan Community Investment Fund, Start-up Waco, the Small Business Development Center, local Chambers, and other small business advocates. The highlight of the morning will be a presentation from the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program.

The People Behind McCIF

Alfred Solano

Board Member

Alfred Solano is the VP of the Waco Family Medicine Foundation. He graduated from Texas State Technical College in 1982 with a degree in AAS Electronics Technology. He has 36 years of experience in the office technology industry, where he provided business equipment and software solutions. He also provides board service on various nonprofit organizations and advisory councils. Alfred’s interest in nonprofit's began when he attended a Hispanic Chamber monthly luncheon that opened his eyes to how great an impact a chamber can have on people.

Learn more about Alfred

Ilda Sabido

Assistant Program Manager


Ilda Sabido serves as the Assistant Program Manager at McCIF. As a native Wacoan, she attended University High School and McLennan Community College. Ilda has worked in the banking/lending industry for nearly a decade. She enjoys giving back to the Waco community by serving on various local boards.

Learn more about Ilda

“To every man there comes in his lifetime that special moment when he is figuratively tapped on the shoulder and offered a chance to do a very special thing, unique to him and fitted to his talents. What a tragedy if that moment finds him unprepared or unqualified for that which would be his finest hour.”

-Winston S. Churchill

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