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How One Veteran-Owned Barbecue Restaurant Is Looking to Government Contracts As An Expansion Opportunity

4/2/2021

Mack Thomas is a father, a Disabled United States Marine Corps Veteran, a Black business owner—and someone who knows good barbecue. With two family-operated MacQue’s Barbecue restaurant locations, Mack and his wife, Charlie, have spent 30 years serving the Sacramento community. Now, looking to diversify their operations and take advantage of opportunities to sell their bottled hot sauce around the country. Here’s how. [READ MORE] 

 


California Capital Receives Wells Fargo “Open For Business” Grant, One of Three Local Recipients

3/25/2021

California Capital FDC, Opening Doors, and Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC) have received grants as part of the Wells Fargo Open For Business Fund program. The funds awarded to the three Sacramento-area Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) are part of Well’s Fargo’s national effort to help small businesses recover and rebuild in the face of the economic effects of COVID-19. California Capital will receive a grant of $500,000. [READ MORE]


Constance Agee Creates Pathways to Entrepreneurship Amid Pandemic

3/2/2021

Constance Agee, founder and Executive Director of Agee Fashion Institute, believes that entrepreneurs are the key to bringing sewn products manufacturing back to the United States—but her own entrepreneurial journey began largely out of happenstance. [READ MORE] 


California Capital’s Chief Lending Officer Interviewed on ABC 10’s “Your California Life”

2/26/2021

Judy Fletcher, California Capital FDC’s Chief Lending Officer, was interviewed on the ABC 10 program Your California Life on Friday, February 26. Judy spoke with host Aubrey Aquino about how California Capital has helped businesses adapt to the economic impacts of Covid-19, and provided insight on what options are available to small business owners looking for access to capital and technical assistance. [READ MORE] 


Faced With Covid-19 Shutdowns, California Gold Kettle Corn Pivoted Their Business With a Loan From California Capital FDC’s Lending Center

2/22/2021

For Allison and Larry Carlson of California Gold Kettle Corn, the Covid-19 pandemic has posed some unique challenges. In 2019, their young business was gaining momentum, and they planned to spend two years taking their kettle corn tent to as many fairs, festivals, and events as possible. They would spend carefully and save thoroughly and, in 2022, pay outright for a customized food trailer. But when Covid-19 took hold across the country, news of cancelled events started flooding in, and they needed to adapt—fast.  [READ MORE]
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