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  • Chris Clay Appointed Director of Lending at ACE

    Chris Clay Appointed Director of Lending at ACE

    ACE | Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs announced today that Chris Clay of Gwinnett County, GA has been named Director of Lending. He will be supervising the lending team and overseeing loan production, ensuring that goals of capital deployment and programmatic impact are met. In the role, he will also use his relationship building skills…

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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 Expands It’s Reach Into South Georgia with Grand Opening of New Office in Tifton

    ACE Expands It’s Reach Into South Georgia with Grand Opening of New Office in Tifton

    ACE | Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs recently opened a South Georgia Office to serve small and medium sized businesses in rural and South Georgia with capital and support they need to grow. The ACE office in Tifton was established to serve all of South Georgia. South GA Regional Director Tommie Beth Willis was hired…

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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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