Primeau Fahey Studios started in 1993 as a WBE graphic design firm by Kelly Primeau-Fahey. Kelly was essentially a freelancer conveniently working from home while her kids were in school. But over the past few years both the kids and the business have grown significantly and moved out. Meeting clients at Starbucks simply wasn’t enough to maintain credibility. So, Kelly signed a lease for office space in Troy’s vibrant Monument Square district. At the same time, the company needed to expand its team and skills to meet the demands of larger clients, broadening from branding and graphic design to now include public relations, web site development, and e-marketing.

Kelly needed help acquiring a line of credit to help manage this growth but commercial banking was not her core competency. She also wanted a relationship with someone that understands the needs of a small business. Kelly turned to the Community Loan Fund for help. She worked directly with Destiny Watkins who went beyond a simple application and added value by helping Kelly understand more about business banking and financial management.

Kelly now has the financial support that she needs to manage cash flow to effectively service larger clients and retain a team of nearly half a dozen professionals.

“I felt like Destiny really listened got to know me and my business. Working with the Community Loan Fund gave me the confidence and financial tools I needed to take the company to the next level, especially during a very challenging year. Their guidance helped me get rolling and their support throughout pandemic was very reassuring. They made it easy for me to focus on what I do best, and deliver what my clients need most.”