Our Loan Clients

Whether they’re start-ups or decades-old businesses, our clients look to UCEDC for the support they can’t find through conventional lending. We’re pleased to have helped them get through a rough period or jump on a fabulous opportunity.

Learn how the right loan at the right time made a difference for these businesses. And consider how we could help you.

Name: Farmers Insurance
Location: Ocean Township
Like millions of Americans, Fabian Howe and his wife took a big hit during the recent housing crisis and recession. But he saw the downturn as an opportunity to reinvent himself and UCEDC was happy to help with a microloan.
Name: Technology Concepts Group International
Location: Somerset
Back in 1988, Avis Yates-Rivers was an ambitious start-up entrepreneur, looking to UCEDC for help with financing and business operations. Today, she's the CEO of a global IT consulting company.
Name: Main Street Movers
Location: Irvington
Main Street Movers found itself in a situation common to many small businesses: it was enjoying steady growth with an equally steady shortfall of working capital. That's when UCEDC and the Community Advantage 7a loan program came to the rescue.
Name: Family Child Care Providers
Location: Union and Essex Counties
Family child care providers often neglect the business side of their operations as they focus on the children in their care. UCEDC's customized business training workshop and $500 no-payment loans are helping these dedicated care-givers to boost their business know-how.
Name: LM Foods
Location: Carteret
Mark Olivito describes himself as a “CPG (consumer packaged goods) Addict”, having spent his career at consumer goods giants like Sara Lee and Kraft.  So when he decided to follow his dream and make the big leap to small business…
Name: Pastore Music
Location: Union City
In the dazed aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, a dark cloud just seemed to linger for Pastore Music, an instrument and audio equipment retailer and musical lessons studio.  Business at this Union City icon dropped to all-time low all—resulting in cash...
Name: A3 Contracting
Location: Linden

Sometimes, the most important asset a business can have is hope.

Abdoul and Charlotte Diakite, the co-owners of A3 Contracting in Linden, NJ., had the skills, the drive, the work ethic and the...

Name: iMedia Inc
Location: Parsippany
iMedia Inc, Parsippany
In 2008, Tihuma Technology started with a microloan from UCEDC and the energy and enthusiasm of its three partners. In 2011, it obtained private...
Name: Sincere Legends
Location: Hillsborough
When Nick Inghilterra and Alison Plaskon graduated from college in 2008, times were hard for young people looking for work. Armed with degrees in advertising and public relations, they found the business world unwelcoming. Like many others encountering the post-recession job...