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Honeycomb Credit unlocks growth opportunities for small businesses to build vibrant, financially empowered communities.

It all started with a community bank and a juice shop.

As a sixth-generation community banker, George grew up in Western Pennsylvania and saw firsthand how the disappearance of community banks was limiting small business owners from getting the loans they needed to make their businesses thrive. In Kansas City, Ken was struggling to get capital for his juice shop, despite his finance background. George and Ken put their heads together—and Honeycomb Credit was born.

Today, we're a team of small business owners, finance nerds, bloggers, and food enthusiasts. What connects our diverse interests are a shared passion for community and a strong belief in the power of Main Street.

What We Believe

Honesty, Candor, and Mutual Respect

Community Building is a Team Sport

Raise Your Hand, Then Roll Up Your Sleeve

Disagree and commit
 

Work Hard (Flexibly) and Enjoy the Journey

Bias towards action
 

Learn about our work with Loan Participation Funds

Foundations are working with Honeycomb Credit to invest in small businesses in their service areas, across the country. 

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Hometown

Pittsburgh, PA

 

Passions

Arts education, trivia, traveling

Favorite Small Biz

LaScola’s Italian Ice & Custard

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Amber Flevaris

Customer Experience Manager

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Hometown

Doylestown, PA

 

Passions

Exercise, reading, cooking 

Favorite Small Biz

Noodlehead

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Annamarie Galante

Business Operations Manager

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Hometown

South Bend, IN

 

Passions

Reading, cooking, printmaking

Favorite Small Biz

Chimichurri Argentinian

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Calla Norman

Content Marketing

Chip Homer

Hometown

Pittsburgh, PA

 

Passions

Volunteering in Appalachia, playing drums

Favorite Small Biz

Maggie's Farm Rum

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Chip Homer

Director of CX

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Hometown

Boston, MA

 

Passions

Hockey, skiing, time with family 

Favorite Small Biz

Salem's Market & Grill

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Christian Bilger

COO & Co-Founder

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Hometown

Somerset, PA

 

Passions

Honeycomb Credit (and the occasional hike)

Favorite Small Biz

Hill Farmstead Brewery

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George Cook

CEO & Co-Founder

Joe Lipple

Hometown

Altoona, PA

 

Passions

Music, technology, arcades with family

Favorite Small Biz

Mr. Small's Funhouse

 

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Joe Lipple

Director of Product

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Hometown

Millheim, PA

 

Passions

Playing music, cooking 

Favorite Small Biz

Rock Room

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John Dubosky

National Business Development Manager

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Hometown

Dallas, TX

 

Full-Time Gig

RBC Capital Markets

Favorite Small Biz

Saxby's Coffee

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Ken Martin

Co-Founder

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Hometown

Pittsburgh, PA 

 

Passions

Playing guitar, shopping small, trying new recipes

Favorite Small Biz

Trace Brewing

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Madeline Farina

Marketing Strategist

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Hometown

Ypsilanti, MI

 

Passions

Hiking, reading, chocolate

Favorite Small Biz

Oatis Love

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Rina Caldwell

Director of Growth Marketing

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Hometown

Cleveland, OH

 

Passions

National parks, craft cocktails, learning

Favorite Small Biz

Amazing Yoga

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Samantha Graf

Customer Experience Manager

Hometown

Cleveland, OH

 

Passions

National parks, craft cocktails, learning

Favorite Small Biz

Amazing Yoga

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Hometown

Waukegan, OH

 

Passions

Urban studies, 5k running

Favorite Small Biz

La Oaxaqueña

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Topiltzin Gomez

Chief of Staff

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We connect you with expansion loans crowdfunded from your customers and fans. Share your successes with the community, without giving up ownership.

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Join our team!

We're looking for empathetic go-getters with keen attention to detail to scale our next generation local crowdfunding platform.

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