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Conference highlights needs, accomplishments of women in tech community

Charlottesville Women in Tech hosted the inaugural SWITCH ON! summit Friday at CitySpace. A morning session, open to all community members, featured presentations on the status, needs and accomplishments of women in the Charlottesville technology community. An afternoon session offered a women-only workshop with activities aimed at augmenting professional networks and career opportunities. Speakers at […]

Posted inGovernment and public institutions

City donates third of equity fund to new nonprofit, against mayor’s wishes

A new nonprofit dedicated to building Charlottesville’s African-American middle class received $500,000 on Monday from the City Council. New Hill Development Corp. plans to conduct financial training programs and draft a small area plan for Charlottesville’s Starr Hill neighborhood, which is bordered by the railroad tracks, Preston Avenue, West Main Street and Ridge-McIntire Road. The […]

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Bill Kristol and John Negroponte headline Tom Tom event with Miller Center

Presidency at a Crossroads: Miller Center and Tom Tom Founders Festival to host top political leaders, journalists, and scholars. Wednesday, April 11, 6 p.m.–7:30 p.m. Presidency at a Crossroads. Two all-star panels will assess today’s American presidency through the lens of history—as part of Charlottesville’s 2018 Tom Tom Founders Festival. Powerhouse pundit William Kristol of […]

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Local Government Arts Support is Smart Economic Development Policy

I was pleased to see in your December 21 article that the City is considering an arts administrator position (“Charlottesville to study arts administrator, architect positions”). It’s good to know that this discussion, which has been off-track for too long, is finally back online. Our localities need to be serious about the arts, not because […]

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Charlottesville biotech firms rising to meet Zika challenges

Several biotechnology companies in the Charlottesville area are working to combat the Zika virus. The CvilleBioHub, a new biotech networking organization, recently hosted a forum on Zika research at Indoor Biotechnologies. Three scientist-entrepreneurs gave presentations on their work to an audience of about 40, most of whom were affiliated with the biotech industry. Zika can […]

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Nine-story office complex with parking planned for Second Street

Developer Jay Blanton has announced plans for a 120,000-square-foot building at 323 Second St. SE, with five stories of office space over a four-story parking structure. Located just south of the Downtown Mall, the site includes Oliver Kuttner’s Glass Building and sits near his just-completed Treehouse building. Kuttner previously attempted to develop the site as […]

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Kathryne Carr, mentor and investor

In September, the Tom Tom Founders Festival announced the winners of its 2015 Founding Cville award which highlights local artists, civic leaders and entrepreneurs “whose groundbreaking and original work has impacted Charlottesville and the world.” Charlottesville Tomorrow is republishing the profiles of the nine honorees. Kathryne Carr (in memoriam), mentor and investor An enthusiastic leader […]

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Placemaking: A Blueprint for our Future

Download the presentation On April 26, Charlottesville Tomorrow held its annual community conversation. This year’s topic was “Placemaking: A Blueprint for our Future.” Over 130 community members turned out to hear Dr. Katherine Loflin present her findings from the Knight Foundation’s Soul of the Community project on how attachment to place drives a community’s economic […]