Owner of Awards Plus, Kelan Kava, was looking to promote his business with a new, trophy building. Turning to NEDCO for help, he was able to secure a new location that would increase visibility and in turn, sales.

Kelly has been operating his business for over 9 years specializing in creating custom awards such as plaques, trophies, medals and other promotional items. Not only is he able to provide service locally in his shop, he also serves a nationwide audience through his website,

Kava was looking for his shop to gain the same visual impact his products have, and a larger building in a new location was the answer. Because NEDCO offers a low down payment with low and fixed interest rates, Kelly was able to obtain an SBA 504 loan and purchase a 2900 sq. ft. building.

Kelly found it very simple to work with the NEDCO staff, stating, “Being a very small business, it’s hard to get away during the business hours. Having NEDCO representatives and our bank associates come to our location was a huge help. Everyone was extremely helpful, pleasant, polite and professional. The whole loan process was much simpler and easier than expected. The low interest rates are an incredible opportunity for the small businesses to grow and/or help achieve goals.”

Scott Sailors, President of NEDCO stated that he plans to order specialty promotional items from Kelly in the near future.