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Spiked Sliders & Subs Entrepreneur Profile

Posted by CIC Admin in Entrepreneur Profile on May 1, 2014

We recently sat down with Will to discuss his new food truck business, Spiked Sliders and Subs. Will has wanted to own his own business since the age of 10. He worked for Potomac Nationals, a minor league baseball team which inspired the idea of starting a food truck.  Will...

Last Stop Auto Sales Entrepreneur Profile

Posted by CIC Admin in Entrepreneur Profile on April 22, 2014

Ken recently sat down with us to discuss his business and his experience in the CIC workshop: What has CIC done for your business?   CIC gave me a launching pad to start my business.   How has your business grown?   My business has grown through increased pre-owned auto...

CIC Entrepreneur Showcase 2014

Posted by Waverly Davis in Events on April 18, 2014

CIC's Entrepreneur Showcase at the Tom Tom Founders Festival was a great success! Check out our Facebook album with photos of the event.

Apprenticeship Connections wins Tom Tom Founders Festival Pitch Night!

Posted by Waverly Davis in Press Release on April 11, 2014

  Congrats to CIC alumi Apprenticeship Connections for winning the Tom Tom Founders Festival Pitch Night!  Apprenticeship Connections founder, Anne Tilney and program director, Helene Hamady won a $5,000 grant and will have the opportunity to join the i.Lab program this fall, an entrepreneurial incubator of the Batten...

CIC Entrepreneur Showcase at Tom Tom Founders Festival

Posted by CIC in Events on March 27, 2014

Last year, Community Investment Collaborative (CIC) hosted an entrepreneur showcase with the theme of Building Community Builders. Join us this year to meet some of the newest home-grown Charlottesville area businesses and find out how you can help the next group of entrepreneurs in building our community. At the showcase,...

Cash Available for Fluvanna Businesses

Posted by CIC in Lending, Press Release on March 27, 2014

Fluvanna’s Economic Development Authority (EDA) is lending a hand (and cash!) to help finance county businesses.  Check out the full article from the Fluvanna Review. Fluvanna’s Economic Development Authority (EDA) wants to help county businesses grow, and it’s willing to lend out cold,...

Kiva Zip loan program has lent $100k since launch

Posted by Waverly Davis in Lending on March 26, 2014

The following article about the Kiva Zip loan program is from the Richmond Times Dispatch.  CIC is a trustee of the Kiva Zip loan program. The crowd-backed lending program Kiva Zip announced Monday that it has helped 23 Central Virginia businesses land more than $100,000 in loans since July. And the...

King’s Transitional Home Entrepreneur Profile

Posted by CIC Admin in Entrepreneur Profile on March 22, 2014

Winston recently sat down with us and discussed his experience in the CIC workshop: How has your experience with CIC been?   “Great. I learned something new every week.”   Tell me a little bit about your business.   My business is a transition home for men previously...

CIC Announces Spring Class of 30 Entrepreneurs

Posted by CIC in Press Release on March 5, 2014

For Immediate Release March 5, 2014 Contact: Stephen Davis 434-218-3481 Stephen@cicville.org  CIC ANNOUNCES SPRING CLASS OF 31 ENTREPRENEURS  Entrepreneurs Will Work to Build Their Businesses Through 17 Week Workshop CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA — The Community Investment Collaborative (CIC) launched its fourth class on Tuesday. Thirty Entrepreneurs from the region will...

C’ville Foodscapes Entrepreneur Profile

Posted by CIC Admin in Entrepreneur Profile on February 22, 2014

Sarah is passionate about sustainability and helping folks grow their own food.  She also believes strongly in the importance of community and the equitability of worker-owned cooperatives.  C’ville Foodscapes represents a fantastic combination of these values.  The gardens that C’ville Foodscapes create grow...

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