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  • ACE Receives $3.75 Million Grant From Truist Foundation to Support Expansion Into South Georgia

    ACE Receives $3.75 Million Grant From Truist Foundation to Support Expansion Into South Georgia

    Largest grant in ACE’s history will be used to provide inclusive, affordable and flexible capital for minority-owned small businesses in rural, underserved Georgia communities ACE | Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs is pleased to announce a $3.75 million commitment from Truist Foundation to launch the Diverse, Equitable and Inclusive Small Business Capital strategy through ACE to help borrowers…

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  • ACE CEO Grace Fricks Wins Gwinnett Chamber Small Business Founder Award

    ACE CEO Grace Fricks Wins Gwinnett Chamber Small Business Founder Award

    Grace Fricks, Founder and CEO of ACE | Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs Inc. received the Founder award at the 2022 Gwinnett Chamber Small Business Awards, an annual program designed to recognize entrepreneurs and small businesses in the greater Gwinnett region. The program was held at 12Stone Church in Lawrenceville on Friday, December 9th. From…

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  • Staff Spotlight: Atisha Rainey

    Staff Spotlight: Atisha Rainey

    Atisha Rainey is a Georgia native who has been an Accounts Payable Specialist at ACE since September 2022. She has over 20 plus years of Banking & Financial Services experience. Since 2017, she has transitioned to accounting and looks forward to what the future has in store. Back to ACE News

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  • Grace Fricks Named Finalist for Gwinnett Chamber Small Business Founder Award

    Grace Fricks Named Finalist for Gwinnett Chamber Small Business Founder Award

    Gwinnett County (Metro Atlanta) Ga – November 10, 2022. Grace Fricks, Founder and CEO of ACE | Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs Inc. has been named a finalist in the Founder category for the 2022 Gwinnett Chamber Small Business Awards, an annual program designed to recognize entrepreneurs and small businesses in the greater Gwinnett region.…

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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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  • 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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