Grace Fricks, Chief Executive Officer, Appalachian Community Enterprises Inc
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Grace Covington Fricks

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Chief Executive Officer

Appalachian Community Enterprises Inc
3173 Hwy 129 North
Cleveland , Georgia 30528
United States

Company Description: At Appalachian Community Enterprises, we provide hope and opportunity for people to create financial freedom. We do this by providing small business loans,...   more
Background

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • MBA , Management
    University of Memphis
  • BSW , Social Work
    University of Tennessee at Martin
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Web References
2012 Annual Meeting - Southeastern Council of Foundations
www.secf.org, 13 Nov 2012 [cached]
Speaking on Thursday's panel, "Social Investing: So What is a CDFI and Why Are They Important to Communities?", Grace Fricks, CEO of ACE Loans in Georgia, told the audience, "The American Dream isn't possible for any of us if it's not possible for low-income people." Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) like ACE Loans are having enormous success serving the financial needs of low-wealth communities across the region.
Grace Fricks, ...
www.georgiamicroenterprise.org, 14 Feb 2008 [cached]
Grace Fricks, TreasurerPresident/CEOAppalachian Community Enterprises54 Twin Lakes RoadCleveland, GA 30528 (706) 348-6609fricks@alltel.net
ACE: About ACE. We provide small business loans, micro-credits, financial education, business training, hope, opportunity, financial freedom and success!
www.aceloans.org, 9 Mar 2009 [cached]
Grace Fricks, President and CEO
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Grace Fricks, President and CEO Grace Fricks is the founder and CEO of Appalachian Community Enterprises (ACE), a North Georgia non-profit agency that provides capital and expertise to build small businesses.
After excelling for two decades in health and social services throughout the U.S., Ms. Fricks was awarded the 2002 Advocate of the Year from the Georgia Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities. She combined her social services expertise with an MBA from The University of Memphis and founded ACE with its award-winning focus on promoting financial independence among women and minority populations.
Ms. Fricks serves as membership chair of the Rotary Club of White County, treasurer of the Georgia Micro Enterprise Network (GMEN), treasurer of People PAC of Georgia and serves on the Rural Committee of the national Association for Enterprise Opportunity. She is the recipient of the 2005 Founder's Award for GMEN during the same year that one of ACE's borrowers was honored as the Micro Entrepreneur of the Year. In 2006, Grace was a finalist for the Atlanta chapter of the National Association of Women's Business Owners Inspiration award. Grace served on the Georgia Governor's Blue Ribbon Commission on Community Services and on the Board of Trustees for North Georgia Technical College.
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Grace Fricks, M.B.A., President and CEO, ACE, Cleveland Board Member
Georgia Green Loans - Contact Us
www.georgiagreenloans.org, 3 Dec 2012 [cached]
Atlanta Business Radio has Grace Fricks as guest speaker
Grace Fricks, ACE President and CEO, is guest on Atlanta Business Radio
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Grace Fricks, President & CEO, ACE
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Grace Fricks 706.348.6609 ext. 208
Grace is the founder and CEO of Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs (ACE). Since 1999, Ace has provided $3.5 million in small business loans that created or retained 400 jobs. In 2008, ACE founded Georgia Green Loans, a statewide partnership program providing loans to help small businesses green-ovate.
Nationally known as a champion of small business development, Grace serves on the board of directors of the Association for Enterprise Opportunity and is on the governing board of the National Association of Business Owners-Atlanta chapter. She is the recipient of the 2005 Founder's Award for Georgia Micro Enterprise Network during the same year that one of ACE's borrowers was honored as the Micro Entrepreneur of the Year. Formerly, Grace served on the Board of White County Rotary and on the Board of Trustees for North Georgia Technical College. She was also honored in 2002 as Advocate of the Year by the Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities in Georgia. Grace holds a B.A. in social work and psychology from University of Tennessee at Martin and an MBA from the University of Memphis.
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www.ngtcollege.org, 1 April 2005 [cached]
Grace Fricks
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· Grace Fricks resigned this morning so we are looking for another Board of Director from White County.
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