Posted by: sccf2010 | June 28, 2010

Free Marketing Seminar

Branding your Enterprise in the Queen’s Community: The Crown Jewels of Marketing in the Queen City

The Staunton Creative Community Fund presents Dr. Bruce Dorries of Mary Baldwin College in a workshop on how small businesses and non-profits can create a recognizable brand image within the community, including
storefront appearance, advertising campaigns, websites, and other marketing activities. 

Local business owners Erin Blanton of Pufferbellies Toys & Books and Leslie Banta of Staunton Art Supply will discuss how successful marketing is about creating meaningful human connections within the community.  

Location: Spencer Center, Mary Baldwin College (The Spencer Center is located in Wegner Hall at the intersection of  Market St & Hunt Drive) –  July 8th  –  6:00pm 

 To reserve your space please RSVP (540) 213-0333 or meghan@stauntonfund.com

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Posted by: sccf2010 | June 15, 2010

Client Profile

Check out our new Client Profile of Williams Emergency Vehicles Technician (WEVT).  

Posted by: sccf2010 | June 14, 2010

Microenterprise Conference Comes to Staunton

 Annual Statewide Microenterprise Conference Comes to Staunton this Year

The theme of this year’s Virginia Microenterprise Network annual conference is: Revitalizing Neighborhoods Through Entrepreneurship: Stories, Opportunities, Lessons, Partnerships.  What better place than downtown Staunton to see how entrepreneurship has sparked revitalization!
 
More details to follow as we near the September 30th conference, but in the meantime check out conference updates here.

Posted by: sccf2010 | June 7, 2010

SCCF Receives New Grant

 

Shown Above: Meghan Williamson, Robert Goldsmith, and Bill Hamillton

$10,000 grant awarded to help create new training programs for area entrepreneurs. Robert G. Goldsmith, President and CEO of People, Incorporated Financial Services, a Community Development Financial Institution based in Abingdon, Virginia, traveled to Staunton to award the check to SCCF on May 26.

Thanks to NBC and Augusta Free Press for covering the award presentation!

Posted by: sccf2010 | May 21, 2010

Welcome!

Staunton Creative Community Fund welcomes Staunton Green 2020 and Friends of the Middle River as community development collaborators. Learn more about the support we can provide to start-up civic organizations here.

Posted by: sccf2010 | May 11, 2010

Guess what?

We foster growth!

The SCCF takes a unique approach to economic development. Augusta Free Press said so in an April 14th article!

Posted by: sccf2010 | May 11, 2010

We moved!!!!

ATTN: Our new office is now 35 B S. New Street!

Right next to the visitors center

Come by for a visit!!

Posted by: sccf2010 | May 11, 2010

We held workshops

Growth Opportunities in the Local and Regional Foods Economy

Workshops up and down the Shenandoah Valley will bring together farmers, restaurant owners, distributors, bankers, volunteers, and government agencies to discuss growth opportunities in the local foods economy.

As national attention is focusing on both the health and environmental benefits of eating locally, entrepreneurs in the Valley still face numerous challenges in growing, marketing, and expanding their businesses. Recognizing the rising demand and strong economic opportunities in local foods, these workshops will connect farmers with grant programs, entrepreneurs with microloan funding, and provide an opportunity for individuals involved in all aspects of the local foods economy to network and learn from each other. 
TOPICS COVERED
Growth Opportunities for the Local and Regional Food Economy
Emerging Institutional and Regional Markets
Financing Growth for Community Farm and Food Enterprises
Perspectives of Local Farm and Food Business Owners
Networking Opportunity

WHO SHOULD COME?
Everyone — Farmers, producers, farmers market vendors, food co-op members, retailers, chefs, food distributors, and others interested in growth and network opportunities for the local and regional food economy and system related to production, season extension, aggregation of farmers and farm products, storage, packaging, logistics, distribution, retail farm-to-table options, community facilities, and value-adding processes!

We are proud to say they were very successful!!!!  

Posted by: sccf2010 | May 11, 2010

Nuturing Vibrancy

Staunton is a vibrant community

Rosanne Weber/Staff

News Virginian focuses on a few local businesses here in Staunton and makes them shine! Enjoy the stories of Montrell Jones, Denny Brown, Charlie Cubbage, Danny Robinson and more!

This February 2010 press deserves a thorough read!

Posted by: sccf2010 | May 11, 2010

SCCF Going Strong

$500,000 in loan funds, and a new year! Could we be doing any better??? Check out how we here at the SCCF are handling the New Year! We are survivors!

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