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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...
March 02, 2022
For Paris Zyyon, the dream of owning a business wasn’t just a goal that she set for herself; it was a way to include her family in her plan to create long-term generational wealth. Thanks to a small...
February 04, 2022
Ask any Kentucky artist that has attempted to be juried into the prestigious Kentucky Crafted program and they will tell you that it isn’t an undertaking to be taken lightly. For the artisans affili...
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...