Elie Kaba Floral Design
Owner: Eilie Kaba
Location: Allentown, PA
Business: Elie Kaba Floral Design
Purpose of Loan: Real Estate Purchase
Impact: Economic Security
Since 1999, Eilie Kaba, a well-known floral designer in Allentown, has proudly shared his floral design talent that he learned in Egypt in his youth. He gained a following for his event and wedding work and opened his own flower shop in 2004. As his business continued to grow, Mr. Kaba started looking into event spaces he could own and move into a vertical business model.
In 2018, Mr. Kaba saw an opportunity to expand his business by purchasing a second building to create a showroom and event space. He came to Community First Fund looking for a financial partner, but also one that would provide business counseling and technical assistance. More importantly he was looking for someone that knew how to help small businesses grow and succeed. Community First Fund provided a commercial real estate loan for Mr. Kaba to purchase the building, allowing him to take on additional clients, grow his business, and continue on his journey toward his financial goals. Our lending team in Allentown assisted Mr. Kaba with business planning and helped gather all the documentation needed for the purchase.
Community First Fund prides itself on serving our clients wherever they are on their journey to financial self-sufficiency and in walking with them as they achieve their vision of success.