Success Stories
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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 ...
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. ...
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...
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...
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
**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 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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...