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: 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…
Jerry Pastore
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: King Rehab Services Inc.
Location: Toms River
Christina King wasn’t looking for royal treatment when seeking physical therapy 10 years ago. Just some relief for her aching back. “My first job was as a traveling physical therapist,” King recalled recently. “Then I had my own back problems…
Name: Black Rocket Productions
Location: Freehold, NJ
When Bill Zengel bought his daughter a basic video camera for her eighth birthday, he had no idea that he was starting a business that would grow to become what he now calls “The Disney of Education.” But what started…
Name: Christopher’s Kitchen
Location: Morganville
Christopher Dutka has been cooking since he was 14. His love of the kitchen came from watching as his grandmother transformed fresh food from her garden into legendary meals. He was captivated by what went on there. Today, with help…