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George Mackaronis Entrepreneur Profile

Posted by Waverly Davis in Entrepreneur Profile on March 6, 2017

​ George Mackaronis is the owner of Greenstone Adventures, a business that plans multi-day backpacking trips for 7th-12th graders in central Virginia. George’s professional background in education and personal background as an avid outdoorsman led him to the concept of Greenstone Adventures, which he describes as “the...

Hope Rana Volunteer Profile

Posted by Waverly Davis in Volunteer Profile on March 1, 2017

Hope Rana is the Vice President and Commercial Relationship Manager for Bank of The James. Her work is centered on building relationships with businesses in Charlottesville and its surrounding areas. She has been in banking for 12 years and has been working specifically in commercial banking for the past 6 years. Hope...

D’s Pretty Events Entrepreneur Profile

Posted by Waverly Davis in Entrepreneur Profile on January 24, 2017

Delores Roberts, owner of D’s Pretty Events, is a professional event designer and planner specializing in elite wedding décor items for the sweetheart and cake tables. Her designs are made in her workroom and are crafted with an eye for detail and uniqueness. Delores has designed...

Andrea Copeland-Whitsett Volunteer Profile

Posted by Waverly Davis in Volunteer Profile on January 24, 2017

​ Andrea Copeland-Whitsett is a native of Charlottesville with a background in education. She loves teaching people and watching them learn. She has worked in all school settings, from preschool to college and all grades in between. She is currently the Director of Member Education Services, overseeing the Chamber’s...

Jessica Tiller Entrepreneur Profile

Posted by Waverly Davis in Volunteer Profile on December 28, 2016

Jessica Tiller, owner of Estate Planning of Charlottesville, is a local attorney serving the people of Charlottesville, Albemarle County, and the surrounding areas. She cares deeply about estate planning and has seen first-hand the impact of a person dying without a will and the conflict that can arise between family...

Cakes by Rachel Entrepreneur Profile

Posted by Waverly Davis in Entrepreneur Profile on December 20, 2016

Cakes by Rachel is located in Crozet, VA. They renovated and remodeled an old home into a cozy bakeshop filled with sugary smells and sweet treats. Rachel’s business transitioned into this lovely space when she joined the Entrepreneur Workshop at CIC. Rachel Willis is a seasoned chef...

Fax Ayres Volunteer Profile

Posted by CIC Admin in Volunteer Profile on December 2, 2016

Fax Ayres is the president and owner of Angerole Mounts, a web-based company that serves pilots around the world by making mounting solutions for portable devices in planes. Growing up, Fax wanted to be a money manager and a pilot. He considers himself lucky that he realized both of these...

Cary Oliva Entrepreneur Profile

Posted by CIC Admin in on November 30, 2016

In an interview by Cville Niche, Cary Oliva described herself “super creative.” Indeed, Cary consistently looks for channels to express her creativity. While enjoying photography and fine arts, she also creates through functional art, or what she calls “the cool looking things with functions”. After moving...

Dana Goldsmith Volunteer Profile

Posted by CIC Admin in on October 25, 2016

Dana is an experienced professional in the Internet software industry with a focus on the e-commerce space. She has been part of 6 start-up businesses within the e-commerce industry and spent thirteen years working with some of the most brilliant minds in Seattle and Silicon Valley. The fast-paced, challenging, and idea-generating...

Audrey Reid Entrepreneur Profile

Posted by CIC Admin in on October 25, 2016

Audrey Reid a Gastronomical Chemist and founder of Imbibe Solutions, a local laboratory that conducts quality control testing for breweries and wineries. She has always been fascinated by the science and culture of food, which eventually led her to studying fermented beverages in grad school. Audrey never thought she would...

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