Enterprise Funding Corp. Finances Top SBA Honorees for Small Business Week
Every year, the Small Business Administration (SBA) honors exceptional small business owners during Small Business Week. The SBA has announced this year’s Santa Ana District winners who will be honored at a ceremony on Friday, June 9 at the Disneyland Hotel Grand Ballroom. This year’s top honors for the Santa Ana District go to two small businesses that, at Enterprise Funding Corp., we have had the great privilege to get to know very well during the process of financing their SBA 504 loans. Greg and Julie Christy of Brite Ideas in Orange County took top honor as Small Business Persons of the Year, and John (Jay) Jeffs of Jayco Industries, LLC in the High Desert has been honored as Small Business Person of the Year Finalist.
Greg and Julie Christy of Brite Ideas, a lighting and event company in Rancho Santa Margarita, have a truly amazing story that begins when Greg showed up to a former employer for work one day only to find the doors locked and no explanation. Suddenly without work, and with a customer having been promised a fully-
John (Jay) Jeffs of Jayco Industries began his business in 1986 in the High Desert area, repairing and installing mailboxes for local residents. In 1992, Jeffs began manufacturing and selling his own patented locking mailbox, The Letter Locker®, in the local region. In 2009, Jeffs filed for another patent on a different mailbox locking mechanism, The Claw Lock®. Jeffs made the decision to expand his business to incorporate the San Diego region of Southern California to facilitate servicing the company’s growing customer base. In 2015, Jeffs approached Enterprise Funding Corp for help to finance a commercial real estate purchase that included a 3,000 square-
It is truly a privilege to have been a part of the stories of these two exceptional small businesses. We are dedicated to the success of our clients and to the economic development of the Southern California region. If we can assist your small business with growth financing for commercial real estate, land, construction, or equipment, please give us a call at (909) 792-
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