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January 25, 2022
The Women’s Business Center of Kentucky—in partnership with WLEX 18 and PNC Bank—has awarded first place in the inaugural Women’s Small Business Jump Starter Kit Contest to V&M Aesthetics,...
January 14, 2022
Community Ventures’ long-running success helping Kentucky entrepreneurs launch successful small businesses has netted them the Kentucky Small Business Administration’s Microlender of the Year awar...
December 03, 2021
For 54-year-old Paul Gabehart, an entrepreneurial spirit first manifested back in 2001 when he realized his favorite hobby—sand carving—could be turned into the profitable business of engraving. S...
December 03, 2021
The entire time that Tia Chancellor was working as a police dispatcher in Harrodsburg, KY, she was dreaming of the day that she could open her own business doing what she loved—baking—utilizing re...
November 23, 2021
What do you get when you combine equal parts drive, dedication, and hard (VERY hard!) work mixed with large dollops of kindness, family values and a heart for others? You get Bridget Hicks’ vision f...
October 25, 2021
Is it possible for lives on completely different trajectories—and in fact lived in different centuries—to make a connection? It would seem so. Early life for equine sculptor and jewelry maker Step...
October 18, 2021
For nearly her entire working life, the 70-year-young Alane Goldstein has worked for non- or not-for-profit organizations. It is just part of what makes Alane…well…Alane. “I like community ser...
October 01, 2021
Everything about the Four Pegs Smokehouse and Bar screams ‘a crazy good time will be had here!’ and that includes the logo, website and social media feeds. And no doubt, that is the feeling that o...
September 21, 2021
Something about the tiny Bourbon County, Kentucky town lit a fire in Kevin Smith, President and CEO of Community Ventures. One can tell when talking to him that it went much deeper than wanting to sal...
August 03, 2021
When Ronda Wise and her sister, Jenny Hutchins, came up with the idea for their intimate apparel shop Come Hither Boutique in 2018, there really was no ‘Plan B.’ Wise, a single mom, had been downs...
July 20, 2021
When serial entrepreneur Emad Barsoum initially approached his local bank for funding to get his original restaurant concept—Las Maria’s Mexican Grill—off the ground, the bank turned him down fo...
July 15, 2021
“I am operating today under the name Auto Shadez as well as the original Elaborate Detail,” laughed owner Chris Williams, “because A before E in the search engines, right?” It is simple thin...
July 09, 2021
Addison Williams is a visual artist based in Eastern Kentucky that primarily works in fine art photography. He is a member of Art Inc. Kentucky, and with the incubator’s assistance, was recently jur...
June 28, 2021
Community Ventures and the U.S. Small Business Administration continue to have a hand in new business development in Central, KY, as the two organizations have teamed up through the SBA Prime grant to...
April 20, 2021
Neighborhood Housing Services of Jamaica, Inc., (NHSJ) is a 47 year old non-profit organization committed to preserving, protecting, and revitalizing neighborhoods, through increasing homeownership, c...
April 20, 2021
Community Ventures and the North Carolina Habitat for Humanity are teaming up to provide homebuyer education and homeownership counseling to new homeowners in North Carolina. With the help of the No...
April 19, 2021
Thanks to the leadership of the Association of Women’s Business Centers (AWBC) and the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Women’s Business Center of Kentucky is now partnering with Ke...
April 19, 2021
While the COVID-19 pandemic forced businesses all over the world to adopt a virtual model of operating, Community Ventures had already made a similar transition for one of its primary services. Com...
April 01, 2021
In the Russell neighborhood of West Louisville, Cedar Street continues to welcome new homeowners to the community, thanks in part to a collaborative effort between Community Ventures and the City of L...
March 04, 2021
Thanks to the support of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development Block Grant Program, the Small Business Administration’s PRIME Grant and its Women’s Business Center Grant, Commun...