Give the Gift of Opportunity

Christmas Gifts Ideas

As we enter this holiday season, we want to highlight some of ACE’s businesses that sell unique products to help you get started with some great holiday shopping. Small businesses make our communities unique,  spending locally helps business owners, small businesses,... read more

Mitchelle Johnson Reflects on Twelve Years of Board Service

After serving as a board member, including tenure as a treasurer, for ACE for 12 years, Mitchelle Johnson is stepping down. We want to thank her for her invaluable contributions. “Mitchelle has always been a trendsetter, beginning with her pioneering role as the Chief... read more

Client Spotlight: PuffCuff, LLC

About 10 years ago, Ceata Lash stopped chemically relaxing her hair. “In its natural state, it had this thick, coarse texture that was hard to style creatively,” she recalls. “Searching in stores and online, I noticed that most of the accessories are designed for... read more

ACE Honors Entrepreneurs and Partners

ACE held its annual awards celebration on Oct. 25 to honor business owners who have excelled in entrepreneurial leadership. “These awards reflect a strong commitment to entrepreneurship, community and service by our clients and business associates, and we are... read more

Getting to know Grace Lopez-Williams, ACE Board Member

In 1993, Grace Lopez-Williams was traveling when Hurricane Hugo grounded her flight in Atlanta. “A friend showed me around,” she recalls, “and I just fell in love with the city and decided to move here,” she says. Lopez-Williams, who grew up in Puerto Rico, had earned... read more

Client Spotlight: Abbey of the Holy Goats

Pictured: Kathy Davis, Owner   It started as a birthday gift. “My parents gave me a brew kit,” says Kathy Davis, who graduated from Johnson & Wales University. She was especially interested in Belgian ales, which, she learned, were once the artisanal hallmark... read more

ACE Intent on Supporting Hispanic Business Owners

(L to R): Bucky Johnson, mayor, City of Norcross; Maria Peck, director of Hispanic Strategies and Lending, ACE; Lynette Howard, Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners, District 2; Grace Fricks, president and CEO, ACE; and Luis Izaguirre, chief programs officer, ACE.... read more

Sandy Headley & ACE Honored by GMEN

Sandy Headley, ACE Vice President, accepted the Micro Enterprise Development Organization of the Year Award on behalf of ACE at the Georgia Micro Enterprise Network (GMEN) 20th Anniversary Awards Dinner.  Sandy was chosen to represent ACE because she has been with the... read more

The Sweet Sound of Success: Twelve Studios Wins National Award

With some assistance from ACE, Dina Marto’s Midtown Atlanta business, Twelve Studios, was named a winner in the Wells Fargo Works for Small Business: Neighborhood Renovation Program Contest. The award includes a prize of $10,000, which she plans to use in remodeling her innovative recording studio. 

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