Borrowers’ Stories

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.

The Personal Touch

Through her small business, The Personal Touch, Lisa has been providing in-home care services for the elderly since 2007. COVID-19 hit the industry hard, and during a time her business was expanding their services to help women in need. Because she was able to access flexible, working capital at a low interest rate through the Flex Fund, Lisa bought and is remodeling a new building three times the size of her old space, laying the foundation for her growing business.

Golden Sherpa

Margie started Golden Sherpa after struggling to find a housing solution for her mom. She realized there was a missing link for finding and researching appropriate housing options. When the pandemic hit, she needed a little help getting the word out. Now Margie is marketing the business more effectively.