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August 10, 2015
Elaborate Automotive Detail, LLC is a start-up automotive detailing business offering both fixed and mobile services in the Campbellsville (Taylor County), Kentucky area. Owned and operated by Mr. ...
December 10, 2015
Nipaporn “Kuk” Ruadrew, owner of Jasmine Rice Thai & Vietnamese Cuisine, grew up eating from the food carts in Thailand. Kuk recalls the joyful childhood ritual of walking with her mother thro...
November 17, 2016
Walter and Marshae Smith first met in 2001 as high school sweethearts and have been married for seven years. In those seven years, Walter and Marshae have grown their family to include two sons and a ...
July 26, 2017
**This article was originally published on www.SmileyPete.com. You can read the original article here. The Isaac Murphy Memorial Art Garden unveiled its first permanent art piece during a public cere...
September 14, 2015
Called “the best pizza in Lexington” by Facebook users, Eiffel Pizza is a locally-owned gem. Business owner Mohamed Diop was able to open up his restaurant, Eiffel Pizza, in 2015 with help from...
August 15, 2016
On August 2nd, representatives from Community Ventures (CV) attended the grand opening and ribbon cutting of the new Magoffin County High School. The project, which began in 2012, was funded in part ...
July 26, 2017
Everyone always says eating organic isn’t cheap. From the farmer’s market stands to Whole Foods, our perception of organic food prices has remained stigmatized. But what if we told you there was a...
April 08, 2015
Tia Chancellor is the owner and head baker at Sweet Matriarch Bakery. After years of baking for friends and family, Tia followed her dream to open Sweet Matriarch in 2013. Fast forward to the prese...
September 29, 2016
Parents—you are in the thick of it. School has started, your kid has soccer practice five nights a week, and they’re working for Christmas break… and so are you. The hustle and bustle is real, a...
January 25, 2015
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Herald-Leader) — Phil Holoubek’s downtown Lexington projects have included Main & Rose and the Nunn Lofts. He is now leading an effort to redevelop the eastern end of downtown ...
March 29, 2017
In honor of Women’s History Month, let’s visit Rootbound Farm, located in Oldham County, who joined the Bluegrass Harvest family in 2015. In its seventh year of production, Rootbound farm has flou...
December 30, 2015
DelectaBites’ cookies, cakes, cake bites, and more are all handmade in small batches by owner Sarah Allgeier. Sarah began her business in May of 2013, and when CV’s kitchen incubator Chef Space...
March 29, 2017
​**This article was originally published by Smiley Pete Publishing. Community Ventures, in partnership with Traditional Bank and the Small Business Development Center, helped to finance Amanda̵...
January 18, 2016
Volunteer work is always a story worth telling and MobileServe has a fundamental belief in this idea. A couple of summers ago, MobileServe founders Ben Reno-Weber and Christopher Head were leading ...
September 09, 2015
The Women’s Business Center of Kentucky has been a one-stop shop for two business partners: Toni Pisaneschi and Sarah Gritton joined forces to launch the Law Offices of Pisaneschi & Gritton, PLL...
August 06, 2015
Ms. RaeShanda Johnson, a mother and veteran, began All is Fair in Love and Fashion in October of 2012. Initially a simple Facebook page intended to give style advice, RaeShanda has watched her busines...
February 08, 2016
A passion for fashion is what led Stephanie Rogers to open a clothing boutique in Princeton, Kentucky. New to the Princeton area, Rogers felt a strong urge to become part of her new community and open...
June 22, 2016
The Kentucky Taco Company is a recent addition to the Chef Space kitchen. Started by Wil Limoges, Charlie Neal, and Steve Higdon, KTC is a food truck focused on “passionately preparing so-good soul ...
February 20, 2017
This article was originally published in The Bourbon County Citizen-Advertiser by Paul Gibson. Community Ventures, in partnership with Traditional Bank and the USDA, helped finance the expansion of th...
August 15, 2016
It is with great pleasure that CV and Chef Space announce the graduation of our first Chef Space member, Sarah Allgeier of DelectaBites. Thanks to help from our funders and partners, Sarah Allgeier c...
June 22, 2016
Here at Community Ventures, we are focused on building businesses and fulfilling dreams. In Campbellsville, one couple’s dream seemed impossible. Located at 605 Maple Street, Annetta’s is a sta...
January 11, 2017
LOUISVILLE, KY - In January 2017, Jay’s 120, a new fast casual dining concept which will be housed in the Chef Space Kitchen Incubator, will open to the public. This concept will allow current ...
March 10, 2016
When former professional athlete Willie Ray ended his playing career, he set out to create a one-stop health and fitness center. Willie Ray’s fitness resume speaks for itself. He has been a competit...
January 25, 2017
LOUISVILLE, KY (Courier-Journal) — New west Louisville restaurant hopes to fly on chicken wings. For the next four months, west Louisville has a new wings restaurant. After that, a ramen noodle co...
June 22, 2016
The Kentucky Taco Company is a recent addition to the Chef Space kitchen. Started by Wil Limoges, Charlie Neal, and Steve Higdon, KTC is a food truck focused on “passionately preparing so-good soul ...
January 25, 2017
LOUISVILLE, KY (Courier-Journal) — New west Louisville restaurant hopes to fly on chicken wings. For the next four months, west Louisville has a new wings restaurant. After that, a ramen noodle co...
January 25, 2017
Jay’s 120, a new fast-casual dining concept that will be housed in the Chef Space Kitchen Incubator, is expected to open later this month. Chef Space is an incubator for young food businesses ...
March 10, 2016
When former professional athlete Willie Ray ended his playing career, he set out to create a one-stop health and fitness center. Willie Ray’s fitness resume speaks for itself. He has been a competit...
November 18, 2015
Local homeowners and business owners will receive a boost from a $2.6 million grant, announced today by the JPMorgan Chase & Co. through its PRO Neighborhoods (Partnerships for Raising Opportunity...
November 27, 2016
MILLERSBURG, KY (Herald Leader)— Old military uniforms were left on a basement floor. Hallways still have college posters tacked to the walls. “It’s like they locked up one night at 5 p.m. an...
November 30, 2016
Chef Space, Louisville’s first kitchen incubator, is celebrating it’s one year anniversary this month. Opened in November 2015, Chef Space was launched by the Kentucky nonprofit organization Commu...
July 12, 2016
LEXINGTON, KY (Lexington Herald Leader)—A proposed three-story building on East Third Street that would include a pizza place, a coffee shop, other retail space and apartments on the top floors ...
May 18, 2017
LOUISVILLE, KY - Community Ventures (CV) recently relocated its primary business office to new office space at its kitchen incubator, Chef Space, located at 1812 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd. For more than a ...
November 11, 2016
Community Ventures welcomes Fran DeVasto as the new president of the organization’s lending division. Most recently serving as a VP with JP Morgan Chase & Co., she brings over 30 years of indust...
January 11, 2017
LOUISVILLE, KY - In January 2017, Jay’s 120, a new fast casual dining concept which will be housed in the Chef Space Kitchen Incubator, will open to the public. This concept will allow current ...
July 29, 2016
Earlier this month, CV held an East End Community Meeting to present initial conceptual drawings of the development and to address questions from the community. The event, which took place at Williams...
February 20, 2017
This article was originally published in The Bourbon County Citizen-Advertiser by Paul Gibson. Community Ventures, in partnership with Traditional Bank and the USDA, helped finance the expansion of th...
July 29, 2016
The East End covers 387 acres and 55 blocks of Lexington’s historic downtown core. This region, stretching from Elm Tree Lane to Winchester Road, was once home to one of Lexington’s oldest horse t...
March 29, 2017
​**This article was originally published by Smiley Pete Publishing. Community Ventures, in partnership with Traditional Bank and the Small Business Development Center, helped to finance Amanda̵...
November 30, 2016
Chef Space, Louisville’s first kitchen incubator, is celebrating it’s one year anniversary this month. Opened in November 2015, Chef Space was launched by the Kentucky nonprofit organization Commu...
November 27, 2016
MILLERSBURG, KY (Herald Leader)— Old military uniforms were left on a basement floor. Hallways still have college posters tacked to the walls. “It’s like they locked up one night at 5 p.m. an...
January 18, 2016
Volunteer work is always a story worth telling and MobileServe has a fundamental belief in this idea. A couple of summers ago, MobileServe founders Ben Reno-Weber and Christopher Head were leading ...
July 29, 2016
Earlier this month, CV held an East End Community Meeting to present initial conceptual drawings of the development and to address questions from the community. The event, which took place at Williams...
August 28, 2016
LEXINGTON, KY (Lexington Herald Leader)— In this era of soaring medical and insurance costs, almost anything that can make a measurable change in worker health is likely to make an employer sit ...
January 11, 2017
LOUISVILLE, KY - In January 2017, Jay’s 120, a new fast casual dining concept which will be housed in the Chef Space Kitchen Incubator, will open to the public. This concept will allow current ...
August 06, 2015
Ms. RaeShanda Johnson, a mother and veteran, began All is Fair in Love and Fashion in October of 2012. Initially a simple Facebook page intended to give style advice, RaeShanda has watched her busines...
June 22, 2016
Here at Community Ventures, we are focused on building businesses and fulfilling dreams. In Campbellsville, one couple’s dream seemed impossible. Located at 605 Maple Street, Annetta’s is a sta...
May 18, 2017
LOUISVILLE, KY - Community Ventures (CV) recently relocated its primary business office to new office space at its kitchen incubator, Chef Space, located at 1812 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd. For more than a ...
July 12, 2016
LEXINGTON, KY (Lexington Herald Leader)—A proposed three-story building on East Third Street that would include a pizza place, a coffee shop, other retail space and apartments on the top floors ...
December 30, 2015
DelectaBites’ cookies, cakes, cake bites, and more are all handmade in small batches by owner Sarah Allgeier. Sarah began her business in May of 2013, and when CV’s kitchen incubator Chef Space...
January 25, 2017
LOUISVILLE, KY (Courier-Journal) — New west Louisville restaurant hopes to fly on chicken wings. For the next four months, west Louisville has a new wings restaurant. After that, a ramen noodle co...
November 18, 2015
Local homeowners and business owners will receive a boost from a $2.6 million grant, announced today by the JPMorgan Chase & Co. through its PRO Neighborhoods (Partnerships for Raising Opportunity...
January 25, 2017
Jay’s 120, a new fast-casual dining concept that will be housed in the Chef Space Kitchen Incubator, is expected to open later this month. Chef Space is an incubator for young food businesses ...
March 10, 2016
When former professional athlete Willie Ray ended his playing career, he set out to create a one-stop health and fitness center. Willie Ray’s fitness resume speaks for itself. He has been a competit...
August 15, 2016
It is with great pleasure that CV and Chef Space announce the graduation of our first Chef Space member, Sarah Allgeier of DelectaBites. Thanks to help from our funders and partners, Sarah Allgeier c...
November 11, 2016
Community Ventures welcomes Fran DeVasto as the new president of the organization’s lending division. Most recently serving as a VP with JP Morgan Chase & Co., she brings over 30 years of indust...
September 09, 2014
Georgetown, KY – Last year, Michael and Latasha Pennie lived in a small, 2-bedroom apartment with their 3 children. Like many Americans, the Pennie family dreamed of owning a home, but were overwhel...
December 02, 2014
Lexington resident Tara Stacy loves being a new homeowner and still finds it hard to believe she can own a home for a monthly payment that’s less than half the amount of her previous rent. Stacy,...
January 25, 2015
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Herald-Leader) — Phil Holoubek’s downtown Lexington projects have included Main & Rose and the Nunn Lofts. He is now leading an effort to redevelop the eastern end of downtown ...
November 17, 2016
Walter and Marshae Smith first met in 2001 as high school sweethearts and have been married for seven years. In those seven years, Walter and Marshae have grown their family to include two sons and a ...
July 29, 2016
The East End covers 387 acres and 55 blocks of Lexington’s historic downtown core. This region, stretching from Elm Tree Lane to Winchester Road, was once home to one of Lexington’s oldest horse t...
November 18, 2015
Local homeowners and business owners will receive a boost from a $2.6 million grant, announced today by the JPMorgan Chase & Co. through its PRO Neighborhoods (Partnerships for Raising Opportunity...
February 08, 2016
A passion for fashion is what led Stephanie Rogers to open a clothing boutique in Princeton, Kentucky. New to the Princeton area, Rogers felt a strong urge to become part of her new community and open...
September 09, 2015
The Women’s Business Center of Kentucky has been a one-stop shop for two business partners: Toni Pisaneschi and Sarah Gritton joined forces to launch the Law Offices of Pisaneschi & Gritton, PLL...
November 11, 2016
Community Ventures welcomes Fran DeVasto as the new president of the organization’s lending division. Most recently serving as a VP with JP Morgan Chase & Co., she brings over 30 years of indust...
May 26, 2015
Newport’s newest restaurant, Strong’s Brick Oven Pizzeria, is a hit with the city’s residents. It consistently captures four and a half stars of five possible on restaurant review sites such as ...
August 15, 2016
It is with great pleasure that CV and Chef Space announce the graduation of our first Chef Space member, Sarah Allgeier of DelectaBites. Thanks to help from our funders and partners, Sarah Allgeier c...
December 10, 2015
Nipaporn “Kuk” Ruadrew, owner of Jasmine Rice Thai & Vietnamese Cuisine, grew up eating from the food carts in Thailand. Kuk recalls the joyful childhood ritual of walking with her mother thro...
September 14, 2015
Called “the best pizza in Lexington” by Facebook users, Eiffel Pizza is a locally-owned gem. Business owner Mohamed Diop was able to open up his restaurant, Eiffel Pizza, in 2015 with help from...
July 29, 2016
Earlier this month, CV held an East End Community Meeting to present initial conceptual drawings of the development and to address questions from the community. The event, which took place at Williams...
June 22, 2016
Here at Community Ventures, we are focused on building businesses and fulfilling dreams. In Campbellsville, one couple’s dream seemed impossible. Located at 605 Maple Street, Annetta’s is a sta...
January 11, 2017
LOUISVILLE, KY - In January 2017, Jay’s 120, a new fast casual dining concept which will be housed in the Chef Space Kitchen Incubator, will open to the public. This concept will allow current ...
August 10, 2015
Elaborate Automotive Detail, LLC is a start-up automotive detailing business offering both fixed and mobile services in the Campbellsville (Taylor County), Kentucky area. Owned and operated by Mr. ...
July 12, 2016
LEXINGTON, KY (Lexington Herald Leader)—A proposed three-story building on East Third Street that would include a pizza place, a coffee shop, other retail space and apartments on the top floors ...
November 30, 2016
Chef Space, Louisville’s first kitchen incubator, is celebrating it’s one year anniversary this month. Opened in November 2015, Chef Space was launched by the Kentucky nonprofit organization Commu...
January 25, 2017
LOUISVILLE, KY (Courier-Journal) — New west Louisville restaurant hopes to fly on chicken wings. For the next four months, west Louisville has a new wings restaurant. After that, a ramen noodle co...
January 25, 2015
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Herald-Leader) — Phil Holoubek’s downtown Lexington projects have included Main & Rose and the Nunn Lofts. He is now leading an effort to redevelop the eastern end of downtown ...
January 18, 2016
Volunteer work is always a story worth telling and MobileServe has a fundamental belief in this idea. A couple of summers ago, MobileServe founders Ben Reno-Weber and Christopher Head were leading ...
November 27, 2016
MILLERSBURG, KY (Herald Leader)— Old military uniforms were left on a basement floor. Hallways still have college posters tacked to the walls. “It’s like they locked up one night at 5 p.m. an...
May 18, 2017
LOUISVILLE, KY - Community Ventures (CV) recently relocated its primary business office to new office space at its kitchen incubator, Chef Space, located at 1812 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd. For more than a ...
January 25, 2017
Jay’s 120, a new fast-casual dining concept that will be housed in the Chef Space Kitchen Incubator, is expected to open later this month. Chef Space is an incubator for young food businesses ...
March 10, 2016
When former professional athlete Willie Ray ended his playing career, he set out to create a one-stop health and fitness center. Willie Ray’s fitness resume speaks for itself. He has been a competit...