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  • ACE and Morehouse Host Kickoff to Launch Cohort for Airport Concessions Opportunities for Diverse Business Owners

    ACE and Morehouse Host Kickoff to Launch Cohort for Airport Concessions Opportunities for Diverse Business Owners

    A select group of business owners attended the launch of the Airport Concessioner Accelerator Program (ACAP) on May 8, 2024. The ACAP Cohort was developed in partnership with ACE | Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs, Morehouse Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center (MIEC), and the Airport Minority Advisory Council (AMAC) to support diverse entrepreneurs with the opportunity…

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  • ACE Staffer Juan Colon Featured on Prospera USA

    ACE Staffer Juan Colon Featured on Prospera USA

    We’re always pleased to acknowledge the contributions and accomplishments of our amazing ACE staff. Recently, Juan Colon, who is a Financial Advisor with ACE, was spotlighted for his work on the Regional Board of Prospera USA. Prospera is an organization with 33 years of experience supporting the Hispanic community in the United States. Prospera’s mission…

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  • ACE Partners with Invest Atlanta to Respond to $3 Million Investment to Enhance Healthy Food Access Across Atlanta

    ACE Partners with Invest Atlanta to Respond to $3 Million Investment to Enhance Healthy Food Access Across Atlanta

    ACE | Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs is pleased to partner with Invest Atlanta to work on the Atlanta Food Access Investment Initiative funded through America’s Healthy Food Financing Initiative (HFFI). Mayor Andre Dickens today announced that Atlanta is one of 16 public-private partnerships selected across the country to receive funds from HFFI. Together, Invest…

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  • ACE’s Own Martina Edwards Shares Her Incredible Journey of Breaking Barriers on Wall Street

    ACE’s Own Martina Edwards Shares Her Incredible Journey of Breaking Barriers on Wall Street

    After breaking barriers as one of the first Black women brokers at the New York Stock Exchange, Martina Edwards gives back by working tirelessly to help underserved business owners get the capital and support they need for the businesses. As the chief of strategic partnerships for Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs, a Georgia-based community development…

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  • Adam Foley Joins ACE Team as Chief Credit Officer

    Adam Foley Joins ACE Team as Chief Credit Officer

    ACE | Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs announced today that Adam Foley of Rabun County, GA has been named Chief Credit Officer. He will be supervising the credit team and oversees risk management in the loan portfolio. Foley has 26 years of financial industry experience serving in various credit, lending, and regulatory roles, including Commercial…

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  • ACE Partners with AMAC & Morehouse College to Increase Learning Opportunities for Future Minority and Women-Owned Airport Concessionaires

    ACE Partners with AMAC & Morehouse College to Increase Learning Opportunities for Future Minority and Women-Owned Airport Concessionaires

    Atlanta, GA (March 14, 2024)— ACE |Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs has partnered with the Airport Minority Advisory Council (AMAC) and Morehouse Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center to pilot AMAC’s new Business Capacity Accelerator Program. The initiative will increase training opportunities and capacity-building for minority and women-owned business enterprises interested in launching airport concessions. The partnership is…

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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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