Borrower Profiles

Susan Myers and her husband Al Rachide are entrepreneurs at heart. Al ran the pharmacy in their community of Pink ...
Melissa Gladden founded EcoGroup of the Carolinas after years of work in the hospitality industry. Unhappy with her hours when ...
STARworks Glass team makes a pumpkin for a Hot Glass Cold Beer demo.
Nancy Gottovi lives in the Seagrove community in central North Carolina, which is renowned for its dozens of pottery shops ...
Kristy and Jonathan Grant-Hart have been involved in successful business operations for years, owning and running an international consulting ...
As the country’s second largest pork-producing state, hog farming is a cornerstone of eastern North Carolina’s economy. With ...
Recycling doesn’t always mean paper and plastic. Dylan Gehrken and his company Greasecycle collect and refine millions of pounds ...
Sound Space, LLC
Asheville, N.C. has one of fastest growing music scenes in America with several dozen venues and live acts performing ...
Goat Lady Dairy
Goat Lady Dairy started in 1995 on the premise that changing how people interact with their food can also change the ...
Photo Courtesy of Whitney Flanagan
In 2011, Cúrate, LLC opened with a bold vision to build a unique, high quality restaurant and source ...
BearWaters Brewing Company_NCIF Loan
Kevin and Melanie Sandefur originally opened BearWaters Brewing in Waynesville, North Carolina, in 2012. After four successful years of operation, they ...
Tyrone Williams and his family at Fourtee Acres. Photo courtesy of Fourtee Acres.
Tyrone Williams’ 62-acre timber and crop farm, Fourtee Acres, in Enfield, North Carolina, has been in his family for generations. ...
Christian Prep Academy_NCIF Loan
Pamela Powell started her child care center, Christian Prep Academy, in 1998, and has built a successful and profitable business over ...
X-CEL Performance Rehab_NCIF Loan
Lymphedema is a treatable—but not curable—condition that can occur after cancer surgery or radiation affecting the lymph nodes. ...
Silver Maple Farm_NCIF Loan_photo (c)NCMMLS
Laura Price grew up around horses. She first began riding in 1979, and has spent most of her adult life working ...
Sport Outfitters_NCIF Loan
Jeff Davis, a former coal miner, was born and bred in Mingo County, West Virginia. He mined coal for eight ...
Earthseed Land Cooperative_NCIF Loan
The eight co-founders of Earthseed Land Cooperative (ELC) have a vision: to use land to support the collective health, wealth ...
Mountaineer Brand_NCIF Loan
Stubble. Fade. Circle. Carved. Goatee. Van Dyke. Full. Mountain Man. These are just a few of the many styles of ...
River's Edge Treehouse Resort_NCIF Loan_Technical Assistance
When Laila and Doug Mortimer moved to Robbinsville, North Carolina, Laila was moving home. She grew up in Graham County, ...
Sustainable Solutions, LLC_NCIF Loan
Sustainable Solutions, LLC, uses an Ecosystem Services approach to provide a wide range of natural resource management services, including  ...
Bailey Mountain Bike Park_NCIF Loan
As a family with a passion for mountain biking, when Guy and Jennifer Miller’s son introduced them to downhill (...
Inter-state Hardwoods_NCIF Technical Assistance
Inter-State Hardwoods has been in the sawmill business for decades, tracing its origins back to the late 1930s. The family-owned ...
Fullsteam Brewery_NCIF Loan
Fullsteam crafts Southern-inspired “plow-to-point” beer, using local, seasonal ingredients like paw paws, persimmons, pears and pecans. In a post-tobacco era, ...
Bullock Properties_NCIF Loan
It’s a lot noisier than it used to be in Elk City, a 1900’s-era section of west Charleston, West ...