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  • Veteran Loan Fund Announces Its First-Year Results, Plans for Second Round of Funding

    Veteran Loan Fund Announces Its First-Year Results, Plans for Second Round of Funding

    The fund supporting Veteran-Owned Small Businesses expands Atlanta, Georgia – The Veteran Loan Fund announced that in its first year of operations, its members have deployed more than $15 million across the country, helping 231 businesses create or retain close to 1,200 jobs. 60% of the business owners receiving financial and technical assistance were people […]

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  • Staff Spotlight: Ophelia Brown

    Staff Spotlight: Ophelia Brown

    Ophelia Brown is a Staff Accountant II with ACE. She is a detailed-oriented accounting professional who has been meeting the needs of corporations for over 25 years.  Her work experience has ranged from Financial Statements & Analysis to Internal Audit. Ophelia Brown has an excess of 15 years working in the non-profit sector.  Her focused […]

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  • ACE Client Brown Toy Box Reaches New Heights with Inclusion on Oprah’s Favorite Things List for the 2022 Holidays

    ACE Client Brown Toy Box Reaches New Heights with Inclusion on Oprah’s Favorite Things List for the 2022 Holidays

    ACE | Access to Capital for Entrepreneurship is pleased to announce that a product from Terri-Nichelle Bradley’s Brown Toy Box, is included in Oprah’s Favorite Things list for the 2022 holidays. The Dadisi Academy Giant 3-ft Puzzles are beautifully designed, fun shaped, and feature durable pieces, celebrating STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) and […]

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  • Martina Edwards Selected as One of Atlanta Business Chronicle’s 2022 Women of Influence

    Martina Edwards Selected as One of Atlanta Business Chronicle’s 2022 Women of Influence

    ACE Chief of Strategic Partnerships, Martina Edwards, has been honored as one of Atlanta Business Chronicle’s 2022 Women of Influence. She is one of 21 accomplished women executives selected for the tremendous work they do growing companies, and paving the way for other women in leadership positions. Atlanta Business Chronicle recognizes 21 women who drive […]

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  • Staff Spotlight: Corina Adkinson

    Staff Spotlight: Corina Adkinson

    Corina Adkinson is a Financial Advisor with ACE. She joined the Business Advisory Services team bringing experience in the for-profit sector as an entrepreneur and emphasizing the importance of efficient record keeping. The majority of her accounting career progressed in the non-profit sector, with an emphasis on revenue accounting. As an avid tennis player, she […]

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  • ACE Annual Awards Reception Celebrates 22 Years of Service to Georgia Small Businesses

    ACE Annual Awards Reception Celebrates 22 Years of Service to Georgia Small Businesses

    (L-R) Grace Fricks (ACE CEO), Martina Edwards (ACE Chief of Strategic Partnerships), Derek Ellington (Wells Fargo), Matt Bozzelli (ACE Board Chair) ACE | Access to Capital for Entrepreneurship Inc. emerged from a 2-year pandemic-induced hiatus stronger and better as it celebrated 22 years of service to Georgia small businesses. The not-for-profit held its Annual Awards […]

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  • ACE Welcomes Newest Board Member, Hollis Linginfelter

    ACE Welcomes Newest Board Member, Hollis Linginfelter

    Ms. Hollis Linginfelter has joined the board of directors at ACE | Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs. Linginfelter is the Managing Director responsible for Credit Risk for Healthcare Corporate and Investment Banking at Truist Securities. “We are pleased to welcome Hollis to the ACE Board of Directors,” said Matthew D. Bozzelli, Deputy General Counsel at […]

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  • ACE’s 7th Annual Speed Coaching Event Provides Capital, Coaching and Connections for Small Business Owners

    ACE’s 7th Annual Speed Coaching Event Provides Capital, Coaching and Connections for Small Business Owners

    Georgia entrepreneurs were able to speed up their business acumen by attending the ACE | Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs 7th Annual Speed Coaching Event on Thursday, Aug. 25, 2022. Over 40 business and financial experts from the Atlanta area volunteered to be coaches and offer their experience and insights, and were paired with small-business […]

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