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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...
February 26, 2021
While our Housing company focuses most of its efforts on helping our clients get into new homes, sometimes we get the opportunity to have an impact on homeowners in other ways. A couple months ago, a ...
February 05, 2021
As communities continue to feel the harsh impact of COVID-19, Community Ventures saw an opportunity to help businesses and families during a difficult holiday season. Throughout December, free holiday...
December 21, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE LEXINGTON, KY (December 21, 2020) — Small businesses in Kentucky now have an easy and inexpensive way to sell their products online, thanks to a new Community Ventures initia...
December 17, 2020
Like many of us, Digital Artist and Artists’ Village resident Brittany Granville started the year off with hope and optimism for what would be in store for her. The COVID-19 pandemic impacted th...
December 10, 2020
When Community Ventures purchased the Millersburg Military Institute a few years ago, the company was making a long-term commitment to the town of Millersburg, KY. Thankfully, Community Ventures were ...
December 02, 2020
By Erica Bivens -December 2, 2020 LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Families looking for a fun and safe light show for the holiday season have several options this year in Central Kentucky. In Millers...
December 01, 2020
In a time where so many small businesses are struggling through the unprecedented challenges brought on by the pandemic, it’s refreshing to be reminded of the joy that some business owners exper...
November 28, 2020
By Bobbi McSwine - November 28, 2020 MILLERSBURG, Ky. (WTVQ) – The countdown to Christmas is officially here, and one outdoor market in Millersburg is getting people in the spirit while support...