Expanding a business
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...
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 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...
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...
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 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...
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...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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...
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...
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 ...
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 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...
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 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...