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.
 

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).

Clean Eatz is a healthy café franchise located in Augusta, Georgia with a mission to change lives one meal at a time. The café sets itself apart by offering meal prep options, grab-and-go freezer meals in addition to a full in-house dining menu that includes wraps, burgers, salads, sandwiches, and smoothies. With a large variety of meal options and a rotating menu, they are able to help customers reach their healthy lifestyle goals.

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.

Countryside Beer Distributor is a locally owned business in Sarver, Pennsylvania that sells malt adult beverages, craft beers, wines, and ciders. They offer a large variety, in both single can and bulk options. Open 7 days a week, you can expect to find what you are looking for when you visit the Countryside Beer Distributor.

Crystal Clear Building Services is a facility management and service company that was started in 1989. Serving Ohio and Western Pennsylvania, they provide commercial janitorial services, carpet and hard surface cleaning, window washing, pressure washing, industrial cleaning, as well as construction cleaning. While they work in many different industries, they primarily serve the medical industry.

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.

Ducky Ducts is an air duct cleaning business, located in North Carolina, that specializes in residential and commercial air duct cleaning, dryer vent cleaning and air treatment solutions. When you work with the experienced team at Ducky Ducts you can expect quality work. Using state-of-the-art products and industry best practices, Ducky Ducts stands apart from their competitors with a local reputation of getting the job done right. Their team prides themselves on being hardworking and honest with every customer they work with.