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Carolyn Schuyler Entrepreneur Profile

Posted by CIC Admin in on September 27, 2016

Carolyn is a psychotherapist with a passion for the restorative and healing benefits of being in nature. She has been working to launch Wildrock, an innovative outdoor center that offers visitors the joys of playing on a natural playscape, hiking a discovery trail, and camping in novelty tents.  It...

Philippe Sommer Volunteer Profile

Posted by CIC Admin in Volunteer Profile on August 30, 2016

Philippe Sommer grew up in New York City before getting his BA and MBA.  Philippe first started his business career in the corporate world at Pfizer. Later as an investor running a Venture Capital Fund, Philippe started at Oppenheimer where he was involved in the funding and management in...

Arley Cakes Entrepreneur Profile

Posted by CIC Admin in Entrepreneur Profile on August 25, 2016

Arley Arrington is the owner of and creative genius behind Arley Cakes, a business that caters custom baked goods for birthdays, parties, meetings, weddings, or even, as she says, “just because.” She ultimately aspires to empower women from low income areas through job opportunities and mentoring experiences, but...

Lee Elberson Volunteer Profile

Posted by CIC Admin in Volunteer Profile on July 14, 2016

Lee Elberson is an owner of Clayborne Education and Champion Tutoring. He also founded Prepopatumus, an education technology company that provides college preparation for under-resourced high school students. Lee began as a participant of CIC’s Spring 2014 workshop and his passion for helping others led him to get...

Bill Hess Entrepreneur Profile

Posted by CIC Admin in Entrepreneur Profile on July 14, 2016

Bill Hess is the founder of Evolution Glass, a business that designs and produces countertops and tables using 100% locally sourced recycled bottle glass. His 25 years of professional experience in art and engineering has led to the success of his unique and stunning designs. Evolution Glass is one of only 4 solid...

Quinton Harrell Volunteer Profile

Posted by CIC Admin in Volunteer Profile on June 27, 2016

Quinton is the current CFO of A Taste of Home Southern Cuisine, a food truck and local catering service that provides delicious homemade food. He co-owns the business with his wife Yolunda, who is a graduate of the first CIC class. In addition to running a business, Quinton is a...

Becky Blanton Entrepreneur Profile

Posted by CIC Admin in Entrepreneur Profile on June 16, 2016

Becky Blanton is the publisher and founder of The Virginia Entrepreneur, an online and print magazine for current and potential entrepreneurs. Becky has more than 23 years of experience in journalism and began a freelance writing business following a period of homelessness. The success of her writing led her to found...

CIC Resource Fair

Posted by Waverly Davis in on June 2, 2016

We hosted a Resource Fair on June 1st at CitySpace which offered entrepreneurs free, individual consultations with attorneys, insurance agents, marketing professionals and accountants. Thank you to all of our volunteers and entrepreneurs who participated in the event! 

Sara Clayborne Entrepreneur Profile

Posted by Waverly Davis in Entrepreneur Profile on May 26, 2016

​ Sara Clayborne is co-director of Charlottesville Ballet. Charlottesville Ballet is a nonprofit that includes professional dancers, a dance academy, and an outreach dance program called Chance to Dance. Dancers come from around the world to dance and teach at Charlottesville Ballet, in the dance academy, they train students from the...

Kate Bennis Volunteer Profile

Posted by Waverly Davis in Volunteer Profile on May 26, 2016

Kate Bennis is a public speaking coach, focusing on communication and presentation. She is also an actress and a clinical social worker.  Using her background in theater, Kate helps her clients to craft and deliver excellent presentations and speeches, to feel comfortable meeting with the press and being in...

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