“The Best Kept Secret in Real Estate Financing”


SBA 504 Loan Interest Rates at Historic Low The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has released the latest interest rates for the 504 Loan Program, and they are at historic lows. The Small Business Assistance Corporation (SBAC) offers the SBA 504 loan program, which allows small business owners to finance or refinance commercial real estate … Continue reading “The Best Kept Secret in Real Estate Financing”

2019 Michael Bunn, Sr. Memorial Rising Star Award – Azalealand Nursing and Rehabilitation


Michael “Mike” Bunn was the first person hired by Tony O’Reilly when the Savannah Certified Development Corporation, now known as the Small Business Assistance Corporation, was re-constituted in 1989. After many years as a part of SBAC, Miked developed cancer and sadly passed away. The Michael Bunn, Sr. Memorial Rising Start Award honors his memory. … Continue reading 2019 Michael Bunn, Sr. Memorial Rising Star Award – Azalealand Nursing and Rehabilitation

2019 Micro Entrepreneur of the Year – Friendship Coffee Company


The SBAC Micro-Business of the Year is given annually to a business who has demonstrated profitable growth and longevity, has a total of five or fewer full-time employees, and is active in the community.  The 2019 recipient is Friendship Coffee Company, a thriving small business which meets all these standards, especially community involvement. Gay Fortson … Continue reading 2019 Micro Entrepreneur of the Year – Friendship Coffee Company

SBAC Small Business Lender of the Year – Carol Brooks, Queensborough National Bank and Trust Company


Annually, the Small Business Lender of the Year Award is given to the loan officer most active in SBAC’s loan referrals and originations. Considering all loan programs, large or small, this award is determined first by the number of transactions an individual lender makes during our fiscal year.  In the event of a tie, the … Continue reading SBAC Small Business Lender of the Year – Carol Brooks, Queensborough National Bank and Trust Company