Pictured are (L-R) Ed Carballo, US SBA Georgia District Office; Sandy Headley, Vice President of ACE; and Dianna Seaborn, US SBA Office of Capital Access.
Sandy Headley accepted the 2017 SBA Mission Based Lender Award on behalf of ACE at the recent Southeastern Small Business Conference in Asheville, NC. Mission based small business lenders are focused on helping businesses or communities that are disadvantaged including economically struggling communities, business owners of color, women, or those owners with low-moderate incomes. In addition to capital, business coaching and connections are provided.
ACE was awarded the honor based on production of SBA Community Advantage loans and SBA microloans in Georgia. These SBA loan products typically benefit those who need amounts of $250K or less and need to shore up or strengthen their collateral.