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Fifth Third Bank Sponsors Fall HPG Luncheon

The third quarter ACE High Potential Group (HPG) luncheon was hosted by Tracee Smith, Fifth Third's Vice President, Community Economic Development Manager for Tennessee and Georgia regions, and held at their Lenox office in Buckhead.  Raymond Shrader, Business Banking...

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Avery Tucker Fontaine Joins ACE Board of Directors

ACE is pleased to announce that Avery Tucker Fontaine has joined its board of directors. She is head of Strategic Philanthropy for BNY Mellon Wealth Management, as a component of its Fiduciary Services division. “We are delighted to welcome Avery to our board of...

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Client Spotlight: CIC Floors, LLC

CIC Floors, LLC (CIC) helps clients get off on the right foot with flooring that is as aesthetic as it is practical.  CIC, which serves both residential and commercial needs, brings more than 16 years of experience to the job. “As a family-owned business, we promise...

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Meet Luis Izaguirre, Chief Program Officer of ACE

As Chief Program Officer of ACE, Luis Izaguirre oversees all business advisory services, place-based work and SBA Women’s Business Center projects. “I have dedicated my career to assisting entrepreneurs,” he says. “I was drawn to ACE because of its mission in helping...

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ACE Receives Additional $3 Million From Northern Trust

Largest investment in ACE’s history means local business owners have access to more loans Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs Inc. (ACE) has received an unprecedented $3 million investment from Northern Trust, making its total investment in ACE $4 million. With this...

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Meet Karen Malaga, ACE’s Program & Logistics Manager

Karen Malaga thinks of herself as a “matchmaker” for ACE. As the Program and Logistics Manager, she seeks out experts in different fields and pairs up more than 200 clients with the resources and business advisory services they need. “For example, we have these women...

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Client Spotlight: Giggle Monkey Toys

John and Tammy Clower had never worked in retail before, but as longtime educators felt they had good instincts for what children, and their parents, might want to buy. When Giggle Monkey Toys was going out of business in 2014, the Clowers saw an opportunity. They...

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Bill Zawrotny Joins ACE Board of Directors

ACE is pleased to announce that William (Bill) J. Zawrotny has joined its board of directors. Zawrotny is a partner at Jones Day, a global law firm and one of the largest law firms in the United States. “We are fortunate to have Bill join our board of talented,...

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ACE’s Speed Coaching Helps Educate Entrepreneurs

ACE's 5th Annual Speed Coaching was a huge success last Thursday night in Norcross. Fifty business and financial experts from the Atlanta area volunteered to be coaches and offer their experience and insights to small-business owners looking for guidance. "I had a...

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Community Foundation’s GoATL Fund Invests in ACE

Loans support economic development in underserved communities   Louise Mulherin June 29, 2018 GoATL Fund (GoATL), an impact investing fund launched by the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta earlier this year, has closed on its second investment. The investment...

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