Success Stories

Heavenly Flowers Too - Amityville, N.Y.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Heavenly Flowers Too - Amityville, N.Y.

“There’s such a freedom attached to this program,” Cruz says.  “I am saving quite a bit of money, which I can put back into the business. It’s amazing, when you consider that I had been directing everything to pay off those online loans.” The SmartLoan™ application process is intended to take applicants less than 30 minutes to complete. A team decides on the loan in 48 hours, and approved loans are funded within five days.  Maria Cruz opened [...]

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Dan & John’s Wings - New York, N.Y.

Monday, November 16, 2015
Dan & John’s Wings - New York, N.Y.

“Overall, the experience was great. David Hanold and the whole EGF team helped make our dream possible. They were flexible, fast and efficient—everything you want when starting a business. Plus, they made it stress free. It was a pleasure to work with them.”  -Patrick Haidon, co-owner with Dan Borowski and John Henninger, Dan & John’s Wings, Manhattan, NY.    Three guys found their Buffalo connection at Brooklyn’s massive [...]

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Highland Farm - Old Chatham, N.Y.

Monday, November 9, 2015
Highland Farm - Old Chatham, N.Y.

“It was crucial for us that EGF stepped up. The whole project hinged on us being able to access the money. EGF was so helpful in facilitating the whole process. They were instrumental in guiding us through what we needed and helping execute on the loan."- Andrew McDonnell Highland Farm in Chatham, N.Y. An EGF loan helped this small farm remain as environmentally sustainable as possible, while still yielding the greatest economic benefits.  Andrew and Courtney McDonnell [...]

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ESPN Fitness - Long Island, N.Y.

Monday, November 2, 2015
ESPN Fitness - Long Island, N.Y.

“It was a blessing getting this loan after losing so much in Hurricane Sandy. I didn’t know what else to do. My lender suggested this new program, and it was everything they said it would be; quick, simple, and easy. I live here and I have pride in my community. I want a beautiful facility and a way to give back.” Eddie Leach, ESPN Fitness, Long Island, N.Y.   Eddie Leach’s company, ESPN Fitness, had been gaining customers and brand recognition since Leach [...]

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Lights Up - Brooklyn, N.Y.

Friday, October 30, 2015
Lights Up - Brooklyn, N.Y.

“Excelsior Growth Fund kept my head above water. It allowed me to invest in the company in areas that we really needed, like advertising and payroll, at a time when we were just treading water. I wouldn’t have been able to do that otherwise. We were hit by a double whammy of moving and not having electricity. People were sympathetic to Sandy for about a week. After that, they were not.” -Rachel Simon Lights Up in Brooklyn, N.Y. Rachel Simon was in the middle of moving her [...]

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