Starting a business
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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 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. ...
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 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 ...
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 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, 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 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 ...
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 ...