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Engage: How to Achieve Your Most Ambitious Goals

Posted by CIC Admin in on July 25, 2018

About the Video: Stephen Duneier is a man of many trades. Some know him as an institutional investor, others as an art installation artist, others as a drummer, the list goes on. But, how did he become such an accomplished individual? Stephen has a strategy for how to accomplish your...

Engage: The Secret to Self Motivation

Posted by CIC Admin in on July 25, 2018

 About the Video: Mel Robbins was stuck: her marriage was spiraling out of control, she was on the brink of declaring bankruptcy, and she was dealing with the shame of having failed her family. Then, she began counting backwards from 5 and making a decision. It absolutely changed her life....

Engage: Get Over Your Damn Self: The No-BS Blueprint to Building a Life Changing Business

Posted by CIC Admin in on July 25, 2018

About the Book: Romi Neustadt is a former corporate grind workaholic, having worked high-paying and high-stress jobs in both PR and law. However, she realized she wasn’t happy working too many hours around someone else’s schedule. So, she decided to risk it all, quitting her job...

Engage: Steve Jobs’ 2005 Stanford Commencement Address

Posted by CIC Admin in on July 25, 2018

About the Video: Steve Jobs, the late founder and CEO of Apple, was one of the great minds of our generation. His name is synonymous with success but that wasn’t always the case. In this 2005 Stanford commencement address, Steve recounts both his failures and the successes he ultimately...

Engage: Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead

Posted by CIC Admin in on July 25, 2018

Welcome to Engage! A monthly article introducing fresh insight on the entrepreneur experience through articles, books, documentaries, and other resources. We hope you enjoy! About the Book: Although women have held fifty percent of the college diplomas in America for over thirty years, men still hold the majority of leadership...

Phillip Riese Entrepreneur Profile

Posted by CIC Admin in Entrepreneur Profile on July 12, 2018

Phillip Riese is the owner of Unlocked History Escape Rooms, an escape room experience that lets you explore local history through themed puzzles and riddles. Phillip came up with the idea to bring escape rooms to Charlottesville while living abroad in Germany where they were already growing in popularity. Knowing...

Earl Vallery Entrepreneur Profile

Posted by CIC Admin in Entrepreneur Profile on July 5, 2018

Earl Vallery is a recent CIC graduate and the owner of Bowerbird Bakeshop, a bakery specializing in French patisserie. Originally hailing from New Orleans, Earl became interested in French baking after attending the Texas Culinary Institute in Austin, Texas, where he learned how to bake everything from bread to creme...

John and Diana Koss Entrepreneur Profile

Posted by CIC Admin in Entrepreneur Profile on June 25, 2018

John and Diana Koss are the owners of Koss Sauce, a barbeque and grilling sauce. Before they began Koss Sauce, John and Diana were two full-time employees with a passion for grilling. People would often come to them after trying their roast pork and ask them for their business cards...

Antwon Brinson Entrepreneur Profile

Posted by CIC Admin in Entrepreneur Profile on June 21, 2018

Antwon Brinson is the owner of Culinary Concepts AB, a training program that teaches life skills through culinary arts.  Antwon has been cooking for over fifteen years, touting experience both nationally and internationally in the Caribbean. When Antwon moved to Charlottesville a year ago to become the Executive Chef...

Bryan Thomas Volunteer Profile

Posted by CIC Admin in Volunteer Profile on June 21, 2018

Bryan Thomas began his career in banking at United Virginia Bank in the Management Development Program.  From there, he worked as a Commercial Lender at United Virginia Bank, Central Fidelity Bank, One Valley Bank, and BB&T. He has also taught numerous classes in the Charlottesville area with...

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