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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Grubby Girl Entrepreneur Profile

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

Amanda is the owner and founder of Grubby Girl Homemade Soaps and Bath Products.  This business uses hand-crafted, double-milled soaps, bath salts, body & massage oils, balms and scrubs using the highest quality materials.  She uses farm-based products that are naturally grown and raised on her farm.  ...

Shea’Sational Goods Entrepreneur Profile

Posted by Waverly Davis in Entrepreneur Profile on February 29, 2016

Adrienne completed the CIC Entrepreneur Training Workshop along with her 18-year-old son.  She says it was a long commitment but worth every minute. Finding a new confidence in her ability to run a business, she applied all of the principles and skills she learned in class to help her...

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