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  • ACE Collaborates with Starbucks to Celebrate Black Businesses in Atlanta for Black History Month

    ACE Collaborates with Starbucks to Celebrate Black Businesses in Atlanta for Black History Month

    ACE | Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs is pleased to announce our collaboration with Starbucks to highlight Black business owners during Black History Month. During the month of February, the stories and products of three remarkable ACE entrepreneurs will take center stage across more than 250 Starbucks locations throughout Metropolitan Atlanta. Meet Our Featured Female […]

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  • ACE | Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs Inc. Announces 2024 Board Appointments

    ACE | Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs Inc. Announces 2024 Board Appointments

    Current ACE Board Members (L-R): Dale Royal, Sibyl Slade, Bill Zawrotny, Grace Fricks, Matt Bozzelli, Carlos Mata, Courtney I. Smith ACE | Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs announced today changes to its board of directors. The announcement was made by Grace Fricks, president and CEO of ACE, which is the only community development financial institution […]

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  • Shanon Stewart Named Chief Operating Officer of ACE | Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs

    Shanon Stewart Named Chief Operating Officer of ACE | Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs

    We are pleased to announce that Shanon Stewart of Rabun County, GA has been named Chief Operating Officer (COO) of ACE, serving as the primary strategic and management partner to the President and Chief Executive Officer. In addition to overseeing and executing the operational functions of the organization, Stewart will also be charged with designing […]

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  • Celebrate #GivingTuesday with ACE

    Celebrate #GivingTuesday with ACE

    Giving Tuesday is an internationally recognized movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people around the world to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity. Giving is one of the most powerful ways you can make an impact on the world and your local community. Join us in our mission to make more equitable solutions available to […]

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  • Bank of America Doubles Support for Veteran Loan Fund to Aid Growth of Veteran-Led Small Businesses Funding

    Bank of America Doubles Support for Veteran Loan Fund to Aid Growth of Veteran-Led Small Businesses Funding

    Pioneering Fund to Grow to $100 million for Former Military Personnel Atlanta, Georgia – ACE | Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs is one of 12 Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) announcing the expansion of the Veteran Loan Fund, with Bank of America as the lead capital investor. Bank of America is seeding a second round […]

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  • Client Spotlight: Bespokuture

    Client Spotlight: Bespokuture

    In the world of bespoke tailoring, precision, craftsmanship, and a personal touch are paramount. This is where Omar Kinnebrew, founder of Bespokuture, set out to make his mark. His journey began with a vision to solve a practical problem – a stylish solution to keep pocket squares in place. Starting in the fashion industry, Kinnebrew […]

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  • Martina Edwards Elected to Opportunity Finance Network Board of Directors

    Martina Edwards Elected to Opportunity Finance Network Board of Directors

    Martina Edwards has been elected to one of three open seats on the Opportunity Finance Network (OFN) 2023 Board of Directors. Edwards is the Chief of Strategic Partnerships at ACE | Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs, a 23-year-old mission-based loan fund that happens to be the largest small business only focused CDFI in the state, […]

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  • ACE Holds Annual Awards Reception to Celebrate 23 Years of Service and Support to Georgia Small Businesses

    ACE Holds Annual Awards Reception to Celebrate 23 Years of Service and Support to Georgia Small Businesses

    ACE | Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs celebrated its Annual Awards Reception on September 28th at The Carlyle Venue in Atlanta, highlighting the power, strength and resilience of small businesses in Georgia. Rickey Bevington, President of the World Affairs Council of Atlanta again served as the Master of Ceremony. The exclusive, invitation-only event united honorees, […]

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