Community Investment Collaborative Entrepreneur Workshop
Looking to start a business? CIC workshops are designed to immerse students in a hands-on learning environment, in which successful graduates will have gained business knowledge, networking, financing and mentorship opportunities. The application deadline is January 12, 2022. If you are interested click HERE to apply. The OED provides additional support to city based participants before and after the CIC workshop. Please contact us for assistance at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Blueprint Virginia 2030
The Virginia Chamber has developed Blueprint Virginia 2030 as a business-driven plan to ensure Virginia industries remain at the forefront of the global economy. The Chamber collected input by bringing together leaders in business, economic development, workforce, education, housing, and others to ensure statewide representation of priorities for Virginia’s prosperity. To read the full plan visit Blueprint Virginia 2030: A Business Plan for the Commonwealth.
Home to Hope Program
The Downtown Job Center, located at City Space (100 5th St NE), houses the City’s Home to Hope Program. The program, which was recognized earlier this year with an award of excellence from the International City Managers Association (ICMA), is the City of Charlottesville’s Peer Support Recovery Program. The program specifically serves the reentry population by assisting formerly incarcerated individuals residing in Charlottesville. The four Peer Navigators guide program participants through their journeys by providing assistance in the form of peer support practices, support groups, community partner referrals, and accessing resources as needed. The Peer Navigators have “lived-experience” and are also state certified Peer Recovery Specialists. Inquiries or referrals about the Home to Hope Program can be directed to 434-970-3601 or email to: email@example.com.
Welcome Siren Restaurant
Siren opened last week where the Shebeen Pub was located. Chef Laura Fonner was the chef at Duner’s for seventeen years and dreamed of her own restaurant. Fonner felt that the location was a perfect fit for her vision and with the help of family and friends remodeled it into a fresh space. The menu at Siren will be seafood-focused and have a Mediterranean flavor, according to Chef Laura Fonner. Bon appetit!
Upcoming Webinars from CVSBDC
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.
Marketing Monday: Grow your Business With Digital Marketing – January 10th at 12:00 pm PREREGISTER