Lender Works To Conserve Farmland

A team of seasoned roadies and cycling newbies from Mortgage Network Inc., one of the largest independent mortgage lenders in the eastern U.S., rode in the “Tour de Greenbelt” this past weekend to support land preservation in Essex County. The Tour De Greenbelt included separate 25-mile and a 50-mile routes that passed through 11 towns and more than 50 historic and extraordinary properties. Mortgage Network was a major sponsor of this year’s event, which benefits Essex County Greenbelt, Essex County’s Land Trust. Greenbelt works with local landowners and communities to conserve the region’s farmland, wildlife habitat and scenic landscapes.

A total of 12 Mortgage Network employees and friends rode in the Tour de Greenbelt, while seven employees and supporters handed out water and snacks and gave encouragement to the riders at a Mortgage Network-hosted water stop.

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“Not only does land conservation play a critical role in maintaining a vibrant ecosystem, it contributes greatly to the quality of life we all enjoy,” said Robert McInnes, president of Mortgage Network. “We were proud to sponsor the Tour de Greenbelt, and I know our team as well as the other supporting riders enjoyed a fun, safe and scenic ride.”

Participants in the Tour de Greenbelt were given free Essex County Greenbelt memberships. Mortgage Network donated its free memberships to Action, Inc., a non-profit an emergency homeless shelter located in Gloucester, Massachusetts.

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Based in Danvers, Massachusetts, Mortgage Network provides mortgage banking services in more than 20 states through a wide variety of retail offices built to fit each local market. Mortgage Network is more focused and agile than many larger competitors, which allows the company to provide a high level of service to its customers and its business and referral partners.

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Tony Garritano
Tony Garritano is chairman and founder at PROGRESS in Lending Association. As a speaker Tony has worked hard to inform executives about how technology should be a tool used to further business objectives. For over 10 years he has worked as a journalist, researcher and speaker in the mortgage technology space. Starting this association was the next step for someone like Tony, who has dedicated his career to providing mortgage executives with the information needed to make informed technology decisions. He can be reached via e-mail at tony@progressinlending.com.