Local banks succeed as their customers succeed--and behind every success is a great story.  American Commerce Bank in Johns Creek is pleased to be helping yet another business owner advance in our prospering community.

Antonina Hernandez came to the US from Mexico 25 years ago. In 2000, she began selling home-made tamales.  By 2017 she was operating food service businesses in Norcross, Duluth and Lawrenceville. The restaurants serve Mexican dishes, and her tamales are the specialty.  By 2017, Antonina was producing 5,000 tamales a week—and felt she could sell 20,000 if she had them, but her businesses didn’t have enough production space.  It took two years to identify the right space for expansion, but in 2019 Antonina and her business partner-brother Fabian got connected with ACB market president Carlos Laverde about a business loan for a 14,000 sq. ft. warehouse and commercial kitchen.  

“Antonina came to us by way of her property broker, Kevin Ahn”, said Laverde.  We are proud of our referral network and work hard to stay connected to financing opportunities in the business community.  The property Mixteca identified services food truck operators during the day and is available at night for tamale production.  It’s an income-producing property that is ideal for their expansion.”  American Commerce Bank was able to provide 80% financing on a 20-year term loan that closed within 45 days of application.  Per Antonina, “Carlos was able to meet my closing deadline and the process was very smooth.  This was the easiest loan I’ve ever received!”  Mixteca has since moved its entire banking relationship to ACB.    

American Commerce Bank specializes in high-touch service for consumer and commercial banking customers.  The bank offers market-leading deposit rates as well as convenient on-line banking and treasury management services.  By structuring terms to the specific needs of business borrowers, ACB offers industry-leading solutions for customer success.  Come build your story with us! 

For more information about American Commerce Bank, stop by the branch located at 10690 Medlock Bridge Road, or visit www.AmericanCommerceBank.com

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