News & Events

  • Georgia Green Loans Wins National Innovation Award

    ATLANTA, GA.  Georgia Green Loans, a program of Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs (ACE), has been awarded a Wachovia Wells Fargo NEXT award in the category of industry innovation. NEXT awards are given to community development financial institutions who demonstrate excellence. “Georgia Green Loans is an innovative collaboration on many levels,” ACE CEO Grace Fricks…

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  • Academy Now Open to New Participants

    The Academy for Green Microenterprise Development has received second year PRIME funding, creating two slots for green business development program assistance. Each participant will receive one-on-one technical assistance and guidance in developing a green lending and technical assistance program for their clients. We are looking for organizations who lend to low income and disadvantaged entrepreneurs.…

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  • ACE and Georgia Green Loans Finalists for NEXT Award

    Each year at the Opportunity Finance Network annual conference, $25,000 NEXT awards are given to organizations who show exemplary performance, including innovation.  The awards are sponsored by Wachovia Wells Fargo. Last week, ACE was notified that we are a finalist in the Innovation category. Even being chosen as a finalist is a great honor, as…

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  • Green Academy Site Visit to Spokane, WA

    Elizabeth Penney, director of the Academy for Green Micro-enterprise Development, visited Spokane, Washington, September 15, 2010, for a planning session with member SNAP Financial Access. This visit was the capstone of a year long project during which Penney and consultant Jason Friedman assisted SNAP in developing an action plan for their new project, Access Green…

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  • Special Loan Program for Lumpkin County Businesses

    The Dahlonega-Lumpkin County Chamber featured ACE’s special USDA-funded loan program for Lumpkin Couny in their latest newsletter!

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  • Green Architect Featured on Fox Series, Launches New Design Line

    Award-winning architect Johnna Barrett of Roswell, GA, is in the forefront of sustainable home design. Her innovative home plans feature  a delightful blend of modern functionality and touches of mid-century   charm. Taking this a step further, Johnna is creating a new line called Modern Classic, which will incorporate features from Craftsman, Arts & Crafts,…

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  • Sweet Summer Treat!

    Georgia Green Loans Helps Ice Cream Company Expand Founded in 2010 by Maggie Rentz and Greg Smith, Westside Creamery produces small-batch ice cream from locally grown ingredients. All milk and cream used produced by Johnston Family Farm in Newborn, Georgia, while  fruits are grown by a number of local farms. Flavors change according to ingredients…

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  • Georgia Green Loans Mentioned in Georgia Trend

    Read about green building and Georgia Green Loans in June 2010 Georgia Trend.

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