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  • ACE Welcomes New Chief Financial Officer

    ACE Welcomes New Chief Financial Officer

    ACE | Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs announced today that Jesús M. Pizarro Rodríguez of Cobb County, GA has been named its new Chief Financial Officer. Pizarro brings over 20 years’ experience in strategic, analytic, results-oriented financial leadership acumen, focused in finance, operations, auditing, and risk management. He also has a comprehensive background in fintech,…

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  • ACE’s 8th Annual Speed Coaching Event Connects Business Owners with Capital + Coaching + Connections

    ACE’s 8th Annual Speed Coaching Event Connects Business Owners with Capital + Coaching + Connections

    Over 50 Metro Atlanta entrepreneurs had the chance to increase their business acumen by attending ACE’s Annual Speed Coaching event held last Thursday, August 24th. Nearly 48 business and financial experts from the Atlanta area volunteered as coaches and offered their experience and insights to the small-business owners looking for guidance. Sue Tocher, MS, RDN,…

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  • ACE Announces It’s 8th Annual Speed Coaching Event

    ACE Announces It’s 8th Annual Speed Coaching Event

    ACE | Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs is pleased to announce it’s 8th Annual ACE Speed Coaching Event Thursday, August 24th. Business Owners meet one-on-one in a fast paced, fun environment with at least three successful business coaches in 30-minute increments to discuss strategies and solutions that are right for their businesses. Participants rotate among…

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  • Bridges Built by Citi and Best Buy

    Bridges Built by Citi and Best Buy

    ACE is proud to be a participant on the Bridge built by @Citi platform that allows lenders to easily view & interact with businesses that are seeking $100k – $10 million in business financing. Best Buy and Citi are collaborating to offer the Bridge built by Citi platform (“Bridge”) to the retailer’s small-and medium-sized suppliers.…

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  • ACE’s Work Supporting Small Businesses and Plans to Expand Access Featured in Georgia Trend Magazine

    ACE’s Work Supporting Small Businesses and Plans to Expand Access Featured in Georgia Trend Magazine

    We are excited to share that ACE is featured in the May 2023 Small Business issue of GEORGIA TREND magazine- including a featurette on one of our borrowers, Terri-Nichelle Bradley of Brown Toy Box. In addition to the feature article which includes a spotlight on ACE CEO, Grace Fricks, the entire issue is full of…

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  • ACE Welcomes Tommie Beth Willis as New Regional Director of South Georgia Office

    ACE Welcomes Tommie Beth Willis as New Regional Director of South Georgia Office

    ACE | Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs announced today that Tommie Beth Willis of Colquitt County, GA has been named Regional Director of its South Georgia office. Willis comes to ACE from the Moultrie-Colquitt County Chamber of Commerce in Moultrie, GA where she served as president since 2016. Her efforts at the Chamber were focused…

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  • ACE WBC Director Sandra Font Receives 2023 Outstanding Collaboration Award from UGA Small Business Development Center

    ACE WBC Director Sandra Font Receives 2023 Outstanding Collaboration Award from UGA Small Business Development Center

    The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center (SBDC) selected Sandra Font, ACE WBC Director of Metro Atlanta to receive the 2023 “Outstanding Collaboration” Award.The award is bestowed to an organization, team, or individual who has displayed a commitment to the mission of the UGA SBDC and served their time, talents, and resources to support…

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  • Equitable Recovery Program (ERP) Grant Allows ACE to Help Businesses with Affordable Capital

    Equitable Recovery Program (ERP) Grant Allows ACE to Help Businesses with Affordable Capital

    ACE | Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs is pleased to announce receipt of a $2.4 Million grant from the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) – one of 603 CDFIs to receive funding through the CDFI Equitable Recovery Program (ERP). The allocation of these funds will enhance ACE’s capacity…

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