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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...

Jon Copper Volunteer Profile

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

Jon and his wife Megan started their business, Flourish Digital, over two years ago.  They have since brought on more partners to join their mission.  Flourish Digital is an advertising agency.  They focus on marketing and digital services for small businesses and nonprofits.  Their mission is...

Lisa Johnson Entrepreneur Profile

Posted by CIC Admin in Entrepreneur Profile on April 27, 2016

Lisa Johnson is owner of Style&Beyond Hair Studio. She has recently remodeled the salon and has gotten updated equipment.  She is excited about the new remodel because the salon now has a much more open feel. While in the CIC Entrepreneur Training Workshop, Lisa claims that she...

CIC Entrepreneur Showcase at the Tom Tom Founders Festival

Posted by CIC Admin in on April 20, 2016

CIC entrepreneurs showcased their businesses at the Charlottesville City Market during the Tom Tom Founders Festival this past Saturday, April 16th.  We've got a lot of great pictures from the event, be sure to check out the album on CIC's Facebook page!

Congrats to CIC alum, Susan Weiner, owner of Orange Dot Baking Company, on being featured in Forbes

Posted by CIC Admin in on April 20, 2016

The Airbnb Model May Come to Kitchen Rentals! The sharing economy, best known for spawning Airbnb and Uber, is encroaching into the world’s kitchens. Three food entrepreneurs–Allie Hill, Susan Weiner and Ian Pasquarelli– have come together to scale their kitchen rental concept with The Kitchen...

The Daily Progress:  Apprenticeship Nonprofit Matches Dedicated Students to Mentors

Posted by CIC Admin in on April 13, 2016

"A new nonprofit organization in Charlottesville gives people the chance for one-on-one professional training in the field of their choice. Apprenticeship Connections has a stable of 12 mentors — professionals in different fields, including a butcher, a clothier and a jeweler who uses 3-D printing. These mentors are offering 200 hours of...

Rivanna River Company Reaches Campaign Goal

Posted by CIC Admin in on April 12, 2016

"We are so thrilled and thankful that we've reached our campaign goal with almost a week left to go. There has been so much enthusiasm amongst our backers for the Rivanna River Company", explained Gabe Silver, CIC alum and owner of Rivanna River Company. To keep growing this community...

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