Charlottesville Ale Trail Launches Contactless Passport
All six City-based breweries have partnered with Storyware, a local strategy and development firm, to create a paperless passport for customers seeking to visit each brewery. Storyware has designed the passport to allow a digital version of the popular paper passport. Customers can now get a ‘stamp’ by scanning a QR code at each location or through a geo-location enabled check-in. The 2.3-mile walkable trail has seen a large uptick in the number of completed passports since the digital launch in March.
Dairy Market Brings LOVE to Charlottesville
The Dairy Market will host Virginia Tourism’s life-sized LOVE artwork from Saturday, April 17 to Sunday, April 25 on the market’s front patio as part of a state and local partnership to promote Virginia tourism. The Dairy Market opened its doors in December 2020 as central Virginia’s first market hall and currently includes ten merchants offering various cuisines. Stop by and take a picture and share on social media with #LOVEVA.
Website Jump Start Accepting Applications
The City and County Offices of Economic Development are supporting a CVSBDC pilot program to help with the creation of simple websites for businesses that don’t have them. The goal is to drive business profitability, allowing the businesses to invest in larger web development needs in the future, if needed. The websites will be built at no cost to the business owner. For more information and the application, click HERE
Second Round of GO Express Training Series
The Downtown Job Center is launching the second round of virtual, mini classes that are free and open to the public. These classes are designed to enhance professional or personal development. Upon completion of each course, participants will earn a certificate.
Web Coding 101: An Intro to HTML and CSS – April 19th
through April 23rd
from 4pm - 6pm: PREREGISTER
Social Media Marketing 101 – April 26th
, and 28th
from 9am – 12pm: PREREGISTER
Upcoming Webinars from CVSBCC
CV SBDC is a team of business and technical experts available to listen, advise and assist entrepreneurs, confidentially and free of charge. They offer 1:1 assistance, connection to curated research, access to technical experts and professionals, and timely events and training.
QuickBooks Online Tips & Tricks - April 20th at 10am: PREREGISTER
The Benefits of SWaM Certification – April 22nd
at 10am: PREREGISTER
Pitch Preview Events – April 29th
at 12pm - PREREGISTER