For Immediate Release
June 19, 2015

Contact: Stephen Davis


Sixth Class of 27 Entrepreneurs to Graduate from 17-week Workshop

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA — The Community Investment Collaborative (CIC) will hold its 6th graduation ceremony on Monday to celebrate 27 entrepreneurs completing its entrepreneurial education program.

“We’re proud of all our entrepreneurs who have spent 17 weeks doing the hard work it takes to research, learn and put together their businesses. They’ve learned marketing, sales, about hiring and human resources and the financial pieces of their business,” said Stephen Davis, President of CIC. “And more importantly, they’ve built powerful networks that are so important in being successful in business. Each entrepreneur knows that they are not alone: their colleagues in class, the volunteer discussion leaders and workgroup leaders, the mentors they’ve been matched with are all committed to their success.”

Graduates have the option to be paired with mentors and are eligible to apply from micro-loans to help them start or expand their business.

WHAT: 6th Community Investment Collaborative Entrepreneurial Workshop Graduation Ceremony

WHEN: Monday, June 22, 7 PM – 9 PM

WHERE: Carver Recreation Center at the Jefferson School, 233 4th Street NW, Charlottesville

Entrepreneurs available for interviews in advance or on evening of graduation.


The Community Investment Collaborative was founded in 2011. Its mission is to strengthen our community by fueling the success of under-resources entrepreneurs through education, mentoring, micro-lending and networking.

CIC’s Entrepreneurship Workshop includes The WIBO 16-Week Workshop, How to Build a Growing Profitable Business, and is for people who are currently operating or plan to start a business. CIC helps participants start and build successful businesses that contribute to individual asset building and financial empowerment, as well as job creation.

Stephen Davis
Community Investment Collaborative
PO Box 2976
Charlottesville, Virginia 22902
main – 434-218-3481
direct phone – 434-227-5679