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$7K plane tickets, $11K hotel bills — Jaunt reveals the ‘numerous’ travel expenses over which its former CEO resigned

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 […]

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Charlottesville-area businesses plan to lead by example on greenhouse gas emissions

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 […]

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‘Truth Farm’ installation near Trump Winery hopes to spark broader conversations about immigration

“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 […]

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Richmond-based elderly care startup carefully expands in Charlottesville

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 […]

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New program to build websites for small businesses impacted by COVID-19

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 […]