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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...

Charlottesville Ballet Entrepreneur Profile

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

Sarah co-founded the Charlottesville Ballet "as a mission of health and wellness." She says,  "I was tired of the side of the ballet world that can be harsh; very physically and mentally unhealthy.  None of our dancers are required to have a certain body-type, they are only...

The Mother Load Entrepreneur Profile

Posted by CIC Admin in Entrepreneur Profile on December 22, 2013

Trey designed his business by speaking with the community; at CIC and elsewhere.  For him, a core value is respecting that community.  He says, "Whether it's with our customers, our future team leaders, or our city, we want to constantly be pushing ourselves to make sure that...

Natre’al Hair Design Entrepreneur Profile

Posted by CIC Admin in Entrepreneur Profile on November 22, 2013

Kathy has been doing haircare since she was in High School.  After asking a friend at Church for business advice, she was referred to CIC.  She recently spoke to us about her experience with the program. What stage was your business in when you joined the CIC...

Professional Detailing Services of Charlottesville Entrepreneur Profile

Posted by CIC Admin in Entrepreneur Profile on October 22, 2013

What stage was your business in when you joined the CIC class? I had several contacts; people that I detailed for, however it was on a smaller scale.  When I went to CIC, they helped me develop a marketing plan to expand my services. What did...

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