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Our Team

Cory Arcarese

Cory is the Southern Colorado Lending Officer for Colorado Enterprise Fund and a Senior Business Consultant with the Pikes Peak Small Business Development Center focused on Southeast COS. Immediately prior to working at CEF, she was the owner of CArc Business Consulting LLC– a business consulting agency specializing in financial analysis, lending processing, healthcare business strategy, small business strategy and startups. In 2020, Cory was named a Woman of Influence in Colorado Springs by the Colorado Springs Business Journal. Having worked with over 1,000 businesses Cory is experienced in helping business grow. She has a bachelor’s degree in Marketing and a Master’s degree in Accounting. Cory is bilingual – fluent in English and Spanish.

Really great job. Cory is super helpful.

Javier Angulo

“Cory was fantastic. I am looking forward to a long future working with her.”

Priscilla Baltazar

“Cory was very pleasant, courteous and helpful. I would like to say Thank You for her guidance that helped me through a complicated application

Tammy Muller

“Cory has been extremely valuable advice and knowledge wise throughout every encounter, conversation, or meeting I’ve had with her. She is so dynamic and

Gary Smith

“I learned so much from the class I took with Cory [Arcarese]. I’m excited to implement all my new knowledge in my business. Thank

Julie Carey

“I’m so pleased with this class and the support of all the consultants. Thank you, I have learned a lot.”

Heather Northrup

“Very helpful, SBDC is doing a great job providing knowledge and support to small business owners.”

Rose Marie Jeanithe-Raphael

“This was so very helpful!!!”

Jamie Bowker

“[Cory’s] the best!! We are deaf and she was patient, cooperative to different ways of communication and sincerely felt empathy for our situation.”

Emily-Charmaine Evans

“Cory is a viable asset to Hillside Connection and the Southeast Community. She is very transparent and gives you insights that are relevant to

Terrell Brown

“Cory seems really plugged in and ready/able to help!”

Jonathan Greenlee

“It was a very helpful, insightful training and I would retake it again if I could.”

Jodi Lang

“I came in the door discouraged and considering giving up. And 49 minutes later, I walked out the same door, head held high with

Brenda Davis

“Cory was amazing! I am beyond grateful for her time, and am looking forward to our next session.”

Sarah Gregor
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