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Success Stories

First National Bank Small Business Finance has provided SBA Loan assistance for a host of business entities with a broad range of financial needs. Here is a list of businesses we have recently assisted in realizing their goals.
 

Bracken Funeral Home, located in Corry, PA, is an independently-owned funeral home that has been in business for 180 years. With a team of 29 full-time and part-time employees, their mission is to provide care and compassion for the families they work with and do anything they can to ease the burden of making end-of-life arrangements.

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Brackey Floyds is a family-style restaurant, owned and operated by Matt Hill, in Arlington, VA. If you’re from the South, you’ve probably heard of “meat ‘n’ three,” a traditional Southern-style plate loaded with meat and three vegetables, rotated by the season. Brackey Floyds puts their own unique spin on this meal, preparing all of their meats over a wood-burning stove. They offer a variety of meats, including brisket, ribs, sirloin steaks, and scallops, with an emphasis on serving local products. The restaurant is truly a family affair, named after Matt’s grandfather, and run by Matt and his wife.

While most people are aware of 24-hour emergency veterinary clinics, many are still not aware that board-certified veterinary specialty services are available, just like they are in human medicine. As pets become valued family members, board-certified specialty services offer owners the highest level of care through referrals from family veterinarians for complex and acute case management.

Among the rolling hills and scenic views of Hillsborough, North Carolina, you will soon find a new wedding venue called Carolina Grove. This modern wedding venue highlights the natural beauty of North Carolina while incorporating modern touches as a nod to the owner’s California roots. Featuring a 6,000 square foot barn, the venue will have the ability to hold roughly 250 people and will include a bride and groom quarters, a catering kitchen, basement lounge and a large porch that opens into the beautiful wooded area.

Alex Amoroso made his first cheesecake on a whim, to satisfy a sweet tooth. It didn’t turn out the way he’d hoped – which encouraged him to keep trying. After months of testing out new cheesecakes on his family and friends, he discovered the recipe that was delicious and had the potential to be enjoyable to the general public. In December 2002, Alex opened his bakery called Cheesecakes by Alex in Greensboro, NC and a local legend was born.

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When you think of pizza, you may think marinara sauce, pepperoni, cheese and a wide variety of other toppings. The ‘Twist’ at Chicago Pizza with a Twist, a franchise started in Sacramento, California, is a focus on a healthy approach and global flavor profile to the creation of craft pizzas! Some of the pizzas you can enjoy at CPT are Chicken Tikka, Tandoori Chicken, Chicken Curry, Indian Garlic, and Butter Chicken, as well as your traditional favorites. If you aren’t in the mood for pizza, they also have salads, pastas, and desserts on the menu.

Chido Taco is more than just your typical taco joint – it’s a fast-casual market style taqueria, with the authentic flavor of Mexico in every dish. The business is operated under long-standing, family-owned umbrella Planet Taco Group, which owns 12 restaurants in Eastern NC. When Chido Taco opens, the restaurant will be located inside the beltway in Raleigh. The restaurant will offer bowls, tacos, unique proteins, and will feature a patio bar with a spotlight on mezcal (a popular tequila substitute).

Coworking spaces are some of the most popular, flexible rent options for professionals. One such business is called CoCoTív, based out of Charlotte, NC. The unique name of this business is derived from three principles – Coworking, Collaboration, and Cotívation. The latter word is the name of the ad hoc accountability group made up of members of the CoCoTív community. Cotívation provides the opportunity to get to know other professionals, share advice, struggles, and goals – ultimately adding up to a deeper connection among professionals in a variety of fields. This is an added benefit for those that want to join CoCoTív.

Corporate Glass

Corporate Glass is a contract glazing company based in Erie, Pennsylvania, specializing in commercial glass and glazing, as well as doors and automatic openers for ADA compliant entrances, and residential custom shower enclosures. They operate in twenty-six states and have executed glazing and fabrication for many commercial businesses.

Digital Designs makes comprehensive software solutions that streamline business processes while providing a full-service approach to deployment. They make automation technology for businesses, creating innovative solutions that empower their customers and help them go paperless. Digital Design’s customers benefit from the production, capture, distribution, storage, and life-cycle management of mission-critical business files and documents. Their solutions can be deployed on-premises or through their service cloud with customers across the globe.