Financial Strategies for Small Business – Lunch and Learn

Opportunities to finance small business start-ups and expansions are improving as the economy improves.

Register today to attend and  learn about available financial strategies for starting and/or expanding your small business.

 

Date: March 25th

Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Location: Southeastern Technical College’s Economic Development Center (100A Brinson Rd; Vidalia)

 

A light lunch will be provided. Pre-registration is required. Seating is limited. To reserve a seat, contact David Yarbrough:

912-538-3119 or dyarbrough@southeasterntech.edu


SBAC St. Patrick’s Day Open House

A shamrock will bring luck your way… especially if you stop in to see us on St. Paddy’s Day. Join us for a wee bit o’ malarkey and lots of Irish coffee.
Watch the parade from our office. Enjoy free food and fun for the entire family.
SBAC’s
St. Patrick’s Day Open House
Tuesday, March 17
8AM -2PM
Date: Tuesday, March 17
Time: 8:00 AM- 2:00 PM
Location: 111 E. Liberty Street, Suite 100
Savannah, Georgia 31401
Phone:912-232-4700
For more information, contact LeAndrea Mikell. lmikell@sbacsav.com

 


SBAC Welcomes Victoria Burch as Staff Accountant

Victoria Burch

(Savannah, GA) The Small Business Assistance Corporation is excited to welcome Victoria Burch as Staff Accountant. Her duties include maintaining financial records, preparing financial statements, preparing managerial and financial reports, reconciling bank statements and assisting with development and monitoring of budgets.

“I am excited to be an addition to the SBAC team. I look forward to assisting in the continuation of the organization’s mission of economic development as it continues to finance the goals of individuals and businesses in the community,” said Burch.

Ms. Burch has many years of experience in working with accounting functions, and she also has experience with non-profit organizations. Ms. Burch currently works with the Coastal Children’s Advocacy Center.

A native of Augusta, Victoria has a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Savannah State University and a Master’s Degree in Accounting (MACC) from Georgia Southern University. She can be reached at vburch@sbacsav.com

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About SBAC: Small Business Assistance Corporation (SBAC) is a community financial development institution (CDFI) as well as a certified development company (CDC). SBAC is authorized to provide business financing an assistance services by the City of Savannah, the Small Business Administration (SBA), the state of Georgia’s Department of Community Affairs, and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). For more information, visit http://www.SBACSAV.com or call 912.232.4700.


Welcome Back Brady Cannon

SBAC Welcomes Brady Cannon as

Community Development Lending Officer

Brady Cannon

Brady Cannon

(Savannah, GA) The Small Business Assistance Corporation is pleased to announce that Brady Cannon has joined SBAC as the Community Development Lending Officer. In his new role, he will be responsible for marketing community development loans to potential borrowers, third party lenders and other referral sources. The primary responsibility of this job is to develop and originate new small business loans and promote economic development.

“We are excited to have Brady Cannon join the SBAC team of business lenders,” said Tony O’Reilly, SBAC President. “He is a great fit, both in lending skills, and commitment to our Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) mission.

Brady served in the United States Peace Corps as an Agricultural and Rural Business Consultant in the Republic of Moldova for over two years. After the Peace Corps, he worked with the Small Business Assistance Corporation as a Micro-business Finance Associate. In 2011, Brady joined Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) as Director.

“I am excited to join such a well respected organization with decades of experience fueling economic development across Savannah and southeast Georgia through its small business lending programs,” said Cannon.

A native Savannah, Brady has a degree in economics from the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business. He can be reached at bcannon@sbacsav.com.

 

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About SBAC: Small Business Assistance Corporation (SBAC) is a community financial development institution (CDFI) as well as a certified development company (CDC). SBAC is authorized to provide business financing an assistance services by the City of Savannah, the Small Business Administration (SBA), the state of Georgia’s Department of Community Affairs, and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).


SBAC Holiday Hours

The Small Business Resource Center will close Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at 12pm. We will reopen Monday, January 5, 2015 at 8am.


SBAC 23rd Annual Luncheon & Awards Ceremony

Jenny Dent of Visit Savannah (T McCoy Cornerstone Award), Adam Turoni of Chocolat’ By Adam (Micro entrepreneur of the Year), Mark and Trudy Sauer of Savannah Global Solutions, LLC (Michael Bunn Sr. Rising Star Award)

Jenny Dent of Visit Savannah (T McCoy Cornerstone Award), Adam Turoni of Chocolat’ By Adam (Micro entrepreneur of the Year), Mark and Trudy Sauer of Savannah Global Solutions, LLC (Michael Bunn Sr. Rising Star Award)

 

SAVANNAH, GA December 3, 2014– The Small Business Assistance Corporation (SBAC) hosted its 23rd Annual Luncheon and Awards ceremony today at Savannah Station. Guests enjoyed food and live entertainment as the SBAC recognized Ameris Bank as the Small Business Lending Unit of the Year. This last fiscal year, SBAC and Ameris’ commercial lending department funded loans totaling $1,729,780 for projects that totaled $2,981,100; most notable is the project for Sorry Charleys, a previously blighted property facing Ellis Square in Historic Downtown Savannah.

 The Micro entrepreneur of the Year award was presented to Adam Turoni of Chocolat’ by Adam and the T McCoy Cornerstone Award recipient was Jenny Dent of Visit Savannah. This award is given to a person achieving the highest level of excellence as an Administrative Professional. “We love to take this time to honor those who have personified values we share” said Tony O’Reilly, SBAC President.

The Michael Bunn, Sr. Rising Star Small Business of the Year was awarded to Mark and Trudy Sauer of Savannah Global Solutions, LLC.  “As small business owners, time is always in short supply.  There is no way we would have had the energy and in-house expertise to pull together all of the information needed to apply for an SBA loan without the hand-holding provided by the patient and knowledgeable staff of the SBAC in Savannah.  They walked us through the process, deciphered the requirements, and working hand in hand with SunTrust, helped us present our paperwork in the manner that is preferred by the SBA when reviewing requests for funding.  It was definitely a positive experience for us!  The SBAC in Savannah is truly a tremendous resource for small business” said Trudy Sauer.

Savannah Global Solutions, LLC markets and manufactures mechanical and chemical site preparation equipment used to forest and reforest commercial timber plantations, prepares sites for bio-fuel crops such as sugar cane, and converts native land and cut-over timber land back to crop land. The use of this highly sophisticated soil preparation equipment results in better survival and growth of trees and crops in very rugged soil conditions.

Savannah Global Solutions secured a loan for the purchase, modification and improvement of a commercial building. SBAC Partnered with Gabe Thomas and Carol Coppola of SunTrust Bank on the project totaling $1.7MM.

 Retiring member of the board, Jennifer Sawyer was also honored for her service.

 

About the SBAC

The SBAC, located at 111 E. Liberty, Suite 100 in Savannah, is a specialized, non-profit business development organization licensed by the U. S. Small Business Administration and supported by the City of Savannah and the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to promote economic growth.  Since 1989 the SBAC has been offering loan products in the City of Savannah, southeast Georgia and Low Country of South Carolina.

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If you would like more information on the Small Business Assistance Corporation, please contact us at 912-232-4700 or visit online at www.sbacsav.com. The SBAC is an equal opportunity lender, provider and employer.


Small Business Assistance Corporation Donates to the USO on its 73rd Birthday

Tony O'Reilly (SBAC President) and LeAndrea Mikell (Communications/PR) present donation to USO Chairman and volunteer coordinator.

Tony O’Reilly (SBAC President) and LeAndrea Mikell (Communications/PR) present donation to USO Chairman and volunteer coordinator.

Savannah, GA—The SBAC celebrated with the USO at its 73rd birthday celebration by donating to the local chapter. The SBAC collected $1,243.00 in monetary donations through its Lenders’ League networking group. Supplies were dropped off by members of the local community. SBAC President, Tony O’Reilly, was on hand to meet with volunteers of the USO and others as they celebrated over seven decades in existence as a national organization. “We are pleased that the USO allowed us to help in their mission. It’s an honor to meet with the individuals that selflessly give of their time and have such an impact in our local and national community.”

The USO provides support for our area’s troops and their families. There are nearly 200 volunteers supporting the USO operations at the Savannah Airport and Hunter Army Air Field. “It’s our honor to help the USO. We couldn’t think of a better group,” stated SBAC Vice President, Stephen George. The USO was chosen as the SBAC’s charity of choice for 2013, and the organization began collecting donations in October through its Lenders’ League networking group and from the local community.

About the SBAC: The SBAC is a specialized, non-profit business development organization licensed by the U.S. Small Business Administration and supported by the City of Savannah, the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Department of Agriculture to promote economic growth.  Since 1989 the SBAC has been offering loan products in the City of Savannah, Southeast Georgia and Low Country of South Carolina.

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For additional information, contact the SBAC at 912-232-4700, or visit online at www.sbacsav.com .


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The Small Business Assistance Corporation Hosts Annual Luncheon and Awards Ceremony

Dr. H. Cribe of the Telfair Medical Center

Dr. H. Cribe of the Telfair Medical Center

SAVANNAH, GA– The Small Business Assistance Corporation hosted its Annual Luncheon and Awards ceremony at Savannah Station. Guests enjoyed food and live entertainment from the Armstrong Atlantic State University Chorus as the SBAC recognized the Small Business Lender of the Year, the Michael Bunn, Sr. Rising Star Small Business of The Year and the T McCoy Cornerstone Award to a person achieving the highest level of excellence as an Administrative Professional. “We love to take this time to honor those who have personified values we share” said Tony O’Reilly.

 

The SBAC awarded the 2013 Rising Star Award in honor of Michael Bunn, Sr. to the Telfair Medical Center owned by Doctor Habigaile Cribe. The Rising Star is SBAC’s small business of the year for highest achievement in entrepreneurial success and community service. Ryan Martin of Sea Island Bank was chosen as the SBAC’s Lender of the year for 2013 and Ms. Gloria Pace of SCAD was awarded the T McCoy Cornerstone Award. Retiring members of the board, Larry Blige, Patrece Grant and Linda Jaeger were also honored for their service. Tom Butler, who served as chairman also retired.   

 

About the SBAC

The SBAC, located at 111 E. Liberty, Suite 100 in Savannah, is a specialized, non-profit business development organization licensed by the U. S. Small Business Administration and supported by the City of Savannah and the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to promote economic growth.  Since 1989 the SBAC has been offering loan products in the City of Savannah, southeast Georgia and Low Country of South Carolina.

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If you would like more information on the Small Business Assistance Corporation, please contact us at 912-232-4700 or visit online at www.sbacsav.com. The SBAC is an equal opportunity lender, provider and employer.


The Small Business Assistance Corporation Receives Assistance from Wells Fargo

Bank donates $1000 to Local Non-Profit

 Tom Butler and SBAC President, Tony O'Reilly

Savannah, GA – October 22, 2013 – The Small Business Assistance Corporation (SBAC) was selected as one of the local charities set to receive a donation of $1,000 as part of Wells Fargo’s annual Days of Giving breakfast.

The SBAC President, Tony O’Reilly, was on hand to accept the donation as the organization was recognized for its contribution to the community. “We are very grateful to Wells Fargo”, he stated. “This contribution allows us to further implement our efforts as we continue our ongoing mission of community development.” The SBAC was one of 19 local organizations recognized for their efforts.

About the SBAC

The Small Business Assistance Corporation, located at 111 E. Liberty, Suite 100 in Savannah, is a specialized, non-profit business development organization licensed by the U. S. Small Business Administration and supported by the City of Savannah and the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to promote economic growth. Since 1989 the SBAC has been offering loan products in the City of Savannah, southeast Georgia and Low Country of South Carolina.

 

For additional information about the Small Business Assistance Corporation, please call at 912-232-4700 or visit online at www.sbacsav.com. The SBAC is an equal opportunity lender, provider and employer.