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November 22, 2022
Lexington-based non-profit Community Ventures has announced the 2022 title sponsorship of their premier holiday event—Traditional Bank’s Christmas at Mustard Seed Hill. Central Kentucky’s go-to ...
November 09, 2022
On Monday, November 7th, the tiny city of Millersburg in rural Bourbon County, Kentucky made history when construction began on the first house to be constructed there in nearly two decades. The struc...
October 19, 2022
When Melaina Balbo’s commercial kitchen space in Lexington, Kentucky fell through, that twist of fate led her to Chef Space, Community Ventures’ kitchen incubator in Louisville. That fortuitous gl...
October 09, 2022
From her home base in Louisville, Art Inc. Kentucky-affiliated Aesha N’dao—through her business Aesha’s African Baskets—set out to make a major difference in the lives of women in her home cou...
September 19, 2022
Community Ventures (CV) has, over the years, built a network of individuals (bank loan officers, economic development persons, county Judge Executives) in the 20 counties served by the USDA Delta IRP....
September 07, 2022
Brooke Johnson didn’t expect to find herself living in a small rural town in Bourbon County, but when the perfect opportunity at homeownership through Community Ventures’ Rural Rehab Program prese...
August 31, 2022
When “Sissys” Debbie Nutt Stein and Blakey Nutt Martin decided it was time to take their home-based baking business SissyCakes to the next level, they called on Tom Murro, President of the innovat...
August 22, 2022
When Dr. Michael Karpf joined the University of Kentucky as Vice President for Health Affairs, he brought with him from UCLA the goal of elevating UK’s hospital to the national level and the idea of...
August 16, 2022
Months after a historic night of tornados devastated their Bowling Green duplex, Austin Hyde and girlfriend Andrea Jones were still homeless. Frustrated with hopping from hotel to hotel and finally to...
August 02, 2022
Visual artist Nancy Steele who loves to work on large-scale, abstract pieces, stumbled upon Community Ventures’ Artists’ Village in Lexington’s East End after keying the ‘magic’ keywords of ...
July 27, 2022
When longtime entrepreneurs Kari and Donnie Mullins felt the call to open yet another new business, Kari knew that this time they would need a loan to purchase equipment and furnishings to make this d...
July 19, 2022
Community Ventures (CV) has, over the years, built a network of individuals (bank loan officers, economic development persons, county Judge Executives) in the 20 counties in Kentucky’s Mississippi D...
July 07, 2022
Melanie Osborne—or Mel O as her work is typically signed—cares deeply about her art, her fellow artists and the horses that she especially loves to paint. A lively free spirit with a southern acce...
May 31, 2022
Over eight weeks in Spring 2022, Chef Space—Community Ventures’ innovative kitchen incubator program located in Louisville’s Russell neighborhood—worked in tandem with the Louisville Metro Pol...
May 09, 2022
What happens when life literally takes the legs out from under you? If you are Dawna Scripps, you wallow—for a minute—and then let inspiration take root. As an Art Inc. Kentucky member artist, wit...
May 02, 2022
​Below is a press release regarding Woodforest National Bank’s recent investment into The MET development. For more information, please contact Jonah Brown, President of Marketing. He can be re...
April 19, 2022
Against all odds and at the most improbable time, Ann Carter-Smith went “all in” to launch Face Yourself Day Spa in Henderson, Kentucky. In 2020, at the height of the pandemic, Carter-Smith left b...
April 12, 2022
You might say that Kim Huynh is an accidental entrepreneur. Well maybe, but she’s not letting that get in the way of creating and growing a successful business—The Nail Shop—which opened its ...
March 22, 2022
Art is where you find it, and for artist Kenneth Burney that is everywhere. When Burney was ready to turn his art into a business, Community Ventures was there to help make it happen. From writing a b...
March 16, 2022
When Clarence Jackson and Community Ventures found each other, Jackson, a man in his 70s, was in the midst of a very rough patch in life. Having served as a Marine in Vietnam, the veteran suffered fro...