North Central Massachusetts Development Corporation approves financing to Connecting to Greatness

Funding to support purchase of equipment for virtual counseling, additional staff

The North Central Massachusetts Development Corporation (NCMDC), the economic development arm of the North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce, recently approved a $25,000 loan to Connecting to Greatness, located at 15 Monument Square, Suite 100 in Leominster. The loan will fund the purchase of required equipment to effectively provide virtual counseling services to clients, as well as support the hiring of two full-time clinicians in an effort to reach more individuals in need of mental health care. 

Founded in 2018 by Kimatra Maxwell, Connecting to Greatness focuses on mental health education and training to help clients confront self-limiting beliefs, realign with what is truly important to them, and learn to trust themselves again. The practice also helps address significant psychological problems and resolve issues that impair one’s ability to function well.

“With this funding, we are able to expand our services to those who are not able to physically come to our facility and also provide additional clinicians so we can help more people,” said Maxwell. “The need for mental health services is significant and with this support from the North Central Massachusetts Development Corporation, we will be able to make an impact in the lives of those who desperately need help.”

As a microloan lender, NCMDC can provide loans to small businesses up to $250,000 for working capital, real estate, equipment, inventory, expansion and working with our banking partners to provide gap financing for the final piece of a project. 

For more information about the NCMDC loan programs, please call 978.353.7607 or visit or