Business Incubator

Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority Funding Programs

As a way to empower local entrepreneurs, startups, and small businesses, The University of Toledo Business Incubator will be hosting an informative session highlighting the diverse range of funding programs from the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority.

Available finance amounts range from $500 to $50 million, and the Port Authority representatives will discuss fixed interest rate revenue bonds, conduit revenue bonds, U.S., and Ohio business loan programs as well as funding options facilitated through specific loan funds and development initiatives.

Event Topics

  • Fixed Interest Rate Revenue Bonds
  • Conduit Revenue Bonds
  • Better Buildings Northwest Ohio Energy Program
  • Infrastructure Financing
  • Ohio Regional 166 Loan Program
  • Revolving Loan Fund
  • Toledo Microenterprise Development Initiative
  • U.S. Small Business Administration 504 Loan Program

In addition to the expert presentations, you'll also have the opportunity to network with other Northwest Ohio startups and entrepreneurs. 

Join us as we explore the various funding options available to startups and discuss best practices for securing funding. Whether you're just starting out or ready to take your business to the next level, this event is not to be missed.

Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2024
9 AM - 11 AM

1510 N. Westwood Toledo, Ohio 43606

This event is free and open to the general public.

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About the Speakers

Craig Teamer - Director of Finance and Special Projects

Headshot of Director of Finance at the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority - Craig TeamerCraig L. Teamer, a Toledo, Ohio native and 1994 alumnus of St. Francis DeSales High School, currently holds the position of Director of Finance & Special Projects at the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority. With over 20 years of experience in corporate finance and banking, Craig earned his BBA in Finance from The University of Toledo in 1998 and his Executive MBA from Bowling Green State University in 2004. Throughout his career, he served in various roles at notable institutions, including Senior Treasury Analyst at The Andersons, Inc., Assistant Vice President at Huntington National Bank, and commercial lender at Fifth Third Bank and KeyBank. Currently, Craig oversees the Port Authority’s key financial programs, managing projects totaling approximately $330 million in financing.

Jason Bartschy - Loan Program Manager

Headshot of Loan Programs Manager at the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority - Jason BartschyJason Bartschy oversees the administration of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s 504 Loan program and the State of Ohio’s 166 Regional Loan program. In his role, he serves as a vital link between borrowers and the SBA and the State, offering valuable insights on leveraging these loan programs. Jason conducts educational seminars and training sessions throughout Northwest Ohio, engaging with businesses, lenders, and economic development professionals to promote the benefits of Port-administered programs. Before joining the Port Authority in late 2021, he dedicated 17 years to the Commercial Division at Fifth Third Bank in Northwest Ohio, holding roles in credit administration, portfolio management, commercial real estate, and ultimately serving as a Vice President of Business Banking. Jason earned his Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a Major in Finance from the University of Toledo in 1996.

Dana Clark - Business Development/PACE Administrator 

Headshot of Business Development/ PACE Administrator from the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority - Dana Clark

A lifelong Toledo-area native, Dana Clark, brings over 20 years of banking, financial sales, and business consulting experience to her role. Formerly an Assistant Vice President and Relationship Manager at PNC Bank, Dana managed a portfolio of small to mid-sized businesses, providing financial analysis and guidance to enhance cash flow and achieve business goals. Passionate about supporting women and non-binary entrepreneurs, she served as the Women in Business Market Champion and Coralus Activator at PNC. A certified Women’s Business Advocate and Minority Business Advocate, Dana holds a BBA in Information Systems and Operations Management from The University of Toledo.

Image of Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority LogoAbout the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority

Established in 1955 as the first port authority in the state of Ohio, the mission of the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority is to develop expertise and assets that drive and grow the region’s transportation and logistics infrastructure and its economic prosperity for all. 

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Last Updated: 2/5/24