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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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Music Authority Honored for Making a Difference

Photo credit Alicia Hughes   Music Authority in Cumming, Georgia was recently honored for making a difference in the lives of their students.  Named as one of the Top 100 Music Stores worldwide, they were also given the spotlight in the area of “Music Making a...

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Meet ACE Commercial Loan Officer, Anthony Flack

Football taught Anthony Flack many valuable lessons, starting with the importance of teamwork. “Working together is essential,” he says. “We win together; we lose together. No one person is to blame or credit for either.” Flack, who was a defensive back for the Dallas...

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Client Spotlight: Gyro City Grill

Ted Varno has found the recipe for success at Gyro City Grill. Business has been sizzling since he and his partner, George Tselios, opened the restaurant at the beginning of this year. Serving more than 100 items of nutritious Mediterranean food, all glistening with...

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