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.

Brushy Creek Custom Doors, located in Greer, South Carolina, is a custom cabinet and closet door manufacturer. With over 80 years of combined experience between the three owners, they have been able to refine the manufacturing processes to provide an exceptionally high-quality product with shorter lead times. They also pride themselves on their customer service. When you work with the team at Brushy Creek Custom Doors, from the office staff to drivers, you will experience the same high-quality service ensuring a consistent and smooth process.

The Cancer and Blood Disorders Treatment Center is located in Waldorf, Maryland and serves the entire southern Maryland region. Dr. Meelu and the caring staff at the facility aim to provide comprehensive care and treatment to those diagnosed with cancer and blood disorders. With a focus on their patients, they have refined their treatment process to not only offer excellent medical treatment inside the facility but ongoing support outside of treatment.

Cape Point Bait Company, founded in 1996, is a wholesaler of locally and globally sourced frozen fish and shellfish bait that is used for recreational and commercial fishing, as well as zoos, aquariums, and wildlife care centers. Cape Point Bait Company takes pride in their product, sourcing from large distributors that primarily sell for human consumption in order to ensure their product is of the highest quality. When you work with Cape Point Bait Company as a customer, you can expect to get a personal touch with each interaction. From the sales and delivery staff, the focus is on the customer!

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.

Carolina Recreation and Design is a provider of commercial recreational products for businesses and non-profits, such as sports complexes, pools, and playgrounds located in Mooresville, North Carolina. As a full-service provider to their four territories – Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee – they provide products such as outdoor shelters and amenities, splash pads, playgrounds, commercial shading, and much more. Originally started in 2012, they have years of experience working with clients to design and build their dream structures. Through this experience, they are able to be knowledgeable in all things related to recreational products, ultimately delivering the best product to their client.

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.


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).

Chop Suey Books is an eclectic bookshop located in the heart of Carytown, a unique district in Richmond, Virginia. With a mix of fiction, non-fiction, biographies, and comics – just to name a few – there is a little something for everyone. By focusing on marginalized voices and local authors, Chop Suey Books is like no other book store in the area. As a patron, you can expect to come into a friendly and welcoming environment that offers much more than your typical book store.