Jaunt Inc. has released the “numerous expenses for goods, services and travel” that were flagged as unreasonable by auditors and led to the resignation of its former chief executive officer.Company receipts show that between June 2019 and March 2020, former CEO Brad Sheffield and other members of Jaunt’s leadership team traveled twice to Paris, once […]
When Diamondback Toolbelts’ business surged last year, three people were doing the work of about ten. When they sought to hire more folks, they knew where to look: Charlottesville’s elite soccer pitch.
Like a gym buddy or academic advisor, local nonprofit Community Climate Collaborative (C3) is set to keep companies and organizations accountable for shared emission reduction goals and help them navigate the process. On Wednesday, C3 formally announced the Green Business Alliance (GBA) — a consortium of Charlottesville-area businesses and nonprofits with goals of reducing their […]
Ms. Joy Johnson received national recognition for her commitment to housing advocacy, but she’s most proud of what she and her neighbors have accomplished locally.
“Truth Farm,” an art installation dedicated to conversations about immigration, sits nestled between hills on a family farm located within the Trump Winery property. On April 10, a crowd of about 50 gathered near a greenhouse for conversation and a shared meal atop a 90-by-20-foot sculpture that spells out “TRUTH.”The table was constructed with wood […]
Three years, three markets and a pandemic later, Richmond-based startup Naborforce is refocusing its efforts on connecting Charlottesville-area neighbors in need with those who can help. The startup aimed at aiding elderly people and their families expanded its market to Charlottesville in late 2019. Then the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Though founder Paige Wilson initially questioned […]
An online nonprofit directory aims to be a one-stop shop for Central Virginians looking to volunteer their time or resources. The website, called ReImagine CVA, launched March 30.
A new program called Website Jump Start is seeking applicants in order to create websites for 24 local businesses through the Central Virginia Small Business Development Center. Albemarle County’s economic development project manager, Jennifer Schmack, noted how many businesses have quickly pivoted to an online presence during the pandemic and how the program hopes to […]
Cultivate Charlottesville, in collaboration with the City of Charlottesville and other community partners, has launched a 24/7 text hotline to connect central Virginians with food resources in their area.
Shaun Jenkins planned to open his restaurant and catering eatery, Soul Food Joint, just off the Downtown Mall in the spring of 2020. He didn’t plan to open amidst a pandemic that negatively impacted much of his industry. Once operating as a walk-up window and sharing space with The Salad Maker at 300 E. Market St., […]