Borrower’s Stories

Odin Brewing

When Dan Lee left his corporate job to start Odin Brewing, it was a dream come true. 11 years later, he was struggling to relocate his entire brewing operation—amid a global pandemic. Luckily, he found out about the Small Business Flex Fund and the taps are flowing once again.

Causey’s Learning Center

Ruth’s mom opened Causey’s Learning Center 67 years ago. When the pandemic hit, Causey’s stayed open to provide a much-needed service to working families. And when the business needed help to be able to retain their exceptional teachers, she found out about the Small Business Flex Fund through the local Chamber of Commerce. “The process of getting the loan was really easy!” Now she’s able to keep her employees and make improvements to the facility to be able to enroll more children.

Rusty Bar Ranch

When you’ve spent most of your life around horses, the last thing you want to do is give them up. But that’s exactly what Kathy, the owner of the Rusty Bar Ranch was facing. But rather than sell her beloved horses, she turned to the Small Business Flex Fund for a little help. Now she’s back in the saddle again. 

Skyhawk Press

Alisha founded Skyhawk Press because she couldn’t stand the long commute at her previous job. 11 years later they’re the #1 U.S. retailer for official licensed Liverpool soccer club merchandise. When the pandemic hit, she says the Small Business Flex Fund was “like a beacon in the storm”. Now, she’s not only able to keep the business running, but has expanded to a bigger space.