Last week, Wisconsin’s community development financial institutions (CDFIs) held a day at the Capitol educating legislators and their staff about the transformational investing CDFIs do in Wisconsin, often in partnership or with support from Wisconsin’s banks. Several CDFIs are members of WBA, and those in attendance highlighted the work CDFIs do to support community businesses, job growth, housing development and much more. The day ended with a reception where Invest in Wisconsin, a statewide collaborative effort developed by four different CDFIs, presented awards to several different individuals and businesses. WBA wishes to congratulate the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago, which received a Distinguished Partner award from Invest in Wisconsin. Receiving the award, above, from Wisconsin Native Loan Fund CEO Fern Orie is Roger Lundstrom, EVP and CFO for the Bank.