Category Archives: Lending

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) selects Capital Business Machines as the Family-Owned Business of the Year

Capital Business Machines logoCapital Business Machines, which began its existence since 1929 as Capital Typewriter Company on Main Street in downtown Little Rock, is owned by the Rogers Family, including Brett Rogers, president of the firm, along with his father, Bill, and two brothers, Byron and Bryce. In the fall of 2000, the Rogers family acquired Capital Business Machines with the mission of continuing to provide Arkansas with quality products and excellent customer service. Today, Capital Business Machines continues to offer the latest business technology to customers throughout the state and employs 16 in the daily operations.

Capital Business Machines

Capital Business Machines

Capital Business Machines is a growing and profitable business. This has been accomplished through the success of their efforts to attract more customers, excellent customer service and a consistent calling effort on commercial businesses and municipalities in the greater Little Rock area that want to acquire or have serviced business machines, i.e. computers, copiers, fax machines, etc.

Operating in a leased facility for 10-plus years in Little Rock, the company was able to acquire its own nearby building in Little Rock with the assistance of the SBA 504 loan through Six Bridges Capital Corporation, a Certified Development Company in partnership with the Arkansas Capital Corporation Group. This new headquarters provides the company with a modern facility and added space to accommodate future growth. This investment demonstrates the company’s long-term commitment to remain in Little Rock and contribute to the growth of the community. Continue reading

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2014 Arkansas Small Business Person of the Year

Paul Reesnes and Mike Gueringer Custom Aircraft Cabinets

Mike Gueringer, left, and Paul Reesnes, co-owners of Custom Aircraft Cabinets. (Photo by Jason Burt)

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) recently selected the owners of Custom Aircraft Cabinets, Inc., of North Little Rock as the 2014 Small Business Person of the Year for Arkansas. Custom Aircraft Cabinets is co-owned by Paul Reesnes and Mike Gueringer.

“Your hard work, innovative ideas, and dedication to your community have helped you succeed,” said Fred Baldassaro, assistant administrator, Office of Communications & Public Liaison, U.S. SBA. “The SBA is pleased to recognize your achievements and your role in driving our nation’s economic growth.”

Each year since 1963, the president has issued a proclamation calling for the celebration of National Small Business Week (NSBW). NSBW recognizes outstanding small business owners for their personal successes and contributions to our nation. According to the SBA, more than half of Americans who work either own or work for a small business.  Continue reading

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Arkansas Capital Corporation Is Pleased to Showcase the Work of Spencer Jansen, Sandra Sell and Matthew Gore

2nd Friday Art Night
The Arkansas Capital Corporation Group (ACCG) is dedicated to helping small businesses and entrepreneurs throughout Arkansas succeed. Arkansas artists are certainly entrepreneurs. In 2013, ACCG began showcasing the work of Arkansas artists in our offices and began hosting open houses open to the public to help support the artists, as well as provide our community of staff, clients and visitors with a chance to be inspired by the art and be able to network at our offices as part of downtown Little Rock’s 2nd Friday Art Night. We are continuing that successful public-artist venture with the April 11 2nd Friday Art Night with works by Spencer Jansen, Sandra Sell, and Matthew Gore in a show titled “Texture, Color and Shape.” The show is being curated by Robert Bean.

Whether you are interested in learning more about the many lending products or just need a little visual inspiration, please stop by our offices Friday, April 11 from 5-8 p.m. Light hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be served. The artists will all be at the event to discuss their work, and all work is for sale with proceeds directly benefiting the artist. Continue reading

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Arkansas Capital Corporation Is Pleased to Showcase the Work of Win Bruhl – A 40 Year Retrospective

In August, The Arkansas Capital Corporation Group was looking for inspiration for its staff, clients and visitors. We found it in the work of Robert Bean and decided to share his artwork by opening up our offices to visitors as part of downtown Little Rock’s 2nd Friday Art Night. We were so happy with the enthusiasm and response of our guests, that we have decided to open our offices again. This time, we are inspired by the works of Win Bruhl, recently retired from the Art Department at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. The show is being curated by Robert Bean.

Near Blue Grove 2000s

Win Bruhl is a retired art administrator and studio artist who taught for various universities during a 43 year career following the completion of the Master of Fine Arts degree in printmaking and sculpture at Montana State University. Recently retired from the Art Department at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, he taught drawing while continuing an interest in printmaking in his studio, Southern Flyer Press. During his career in higher education, 23 years were dedicated to departmental administration at Southeast Missouri State University, Concordia University in St. Paul, Minnesota, and UALR. Continue reading

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Be a Hero – Win $25,000

With the Arkansas Capital Corporation’s 2nd Look Promotion, your clients will thank you and you could be $25,000 richer!

Open the vault - Win $25,000The Arkansas Capital Corporation invites you to consider our 2nd Look promotion, which will provide your small business customers with an independent 2nd Look at your clients’ new money or restructuring requests that you have had to turn down in the past. A 2nd Look could mean you get to be a hero to your client by getting them the financing they need getting a chance to win $25,000 as a reward for yourself.

In exchange for referring your clients’ requests to us for a 2nd Look, Arkansas Capital will reward you with a chance to play our bank vault game, which could result in your winning $25,000. It’s simple. For each previously turned down client you refer to us for a 2nd Look, you get one chance to try to crack the 6-digit bank vault code. An exact match means you are $25,000 richer. This promotion will continue now through December 31, 2014 or until someone cracks the code. The more you refer, the more chances you earn to win! Continue reading

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Arkansas Capital Corporation Announces Two Appointments to Board of Directors

The Arkansas Capital Corporation is pleased to announce the appointments of Dr. Sandra Massey, chancellor of Arkansas State University (ASU) at Newport, and Frank Scott Jr., business development and commercial lending executive for First Security Bank, to its all-volunteer board of directors.

In her current role at ASU Newport, Dr. Massey serves as chief executive officer, providing strategic leadership initiatives for the institution’s three campuses. She also serves on the Newport Economic Development Commission.  A Jonesboro native, Dr. Massey received a bachelor of science degree in psychology and a master of rehabilitation counseling from ASU in Jonesboro. She received a doctor of education in occupational and adult education from Oklahoma State University.

Scott, who is a native of Little Rock, serves as a bank executive with First Security Bank, focused on new business development and commercial lending. He is also an Arkansas State Highway commissioner. He received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the Fogelman College of Business at the University of Memphis. He also earned a master’s degree in business administration from the College of Business at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.  Continue reading

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Galley Support Innovations Expands With Loan from Six Bridges Capital Corporation and Centennial Bank

Galley Support Innovations

Galley Support Innovations, a family-owned business based in Sherwood, Ark., recently expanded their business with an SBA 504 Loan from Six Bridges Capital Corporation, in partnership with the Arkansas Capital Corporation Group, and Centennial Bank.

Galley Support Innovations, owned by Gina and Wade Radke, specializes in manufacturing interior hardware such as locks, latches, retainers, door bolting systems, custom latches, and more. Clients include Gulfstream, Dassault Falcon, Boeing, American Airlines, Jamco, and others. The company has been in business for more than 50 years.Galley Support Innovations

The company was experiencing significant growth in April 2012 and needed more space. Since they were leasing, the Radkes couldn’t expand their facility and looked for one to buy. However, they were unable to find another suitable facility to purchase, they decided to purchase the space they were leasing. Continue reading

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