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They sky is the limit for two businesses that we just helped get off the ground.

Bravo Charlie Aviation is a scenic airplane ride company based in Fayetteville, WV.  For their adventurous customers, flying over the New River Gorge is an once-in-a-lifetime thrill.  We helped the first pilot/owner to expand his operation many years ago.  At his suggestion, the newest pilot/owner came to The Progress Fund for a loan to purchase the popular business and its historic Stearman Biplane.  The owner’s enthusiasm for flying and sharing the sky with his customers will keep this tourism attraction flying high!


Ascend Climbing, an indoor climbing facility on Pittsburgh’s Southside was an instant success when it opened in March 2017.  It has become a hugely popular destination for climbers and adventurous families both locally and regionally, due to its continual programming of fun and challenging events.  Ascend’s successful business approach to this adventure sport was recently rewarded by an offer to purchase an existing climbing gym in Youngstown, Ohio.  Partnering with Enterprise Bank, The Progress Fund helped Ascend with the purchase and improvements.  Getting off the ground is now even easier for Ascend’s customers!