Successful entrepreneurs are the backbone of our local economy.
Meet Our 2018 Start-Up Entrepreneurs
Grow Waynesboro is pleased to announce the final grant awards for four new local businesses, helping them to create jobs and build a culture of entrepreneurship in Waynesboro. This marks the third year of the Grow Waynesboro initiative, which was made possible by sponsorships from Lumos Networks, Shentel, and Union Bank & Trust. Read more about our 2018 winners, Blue Ridge Children’s Museum, Pyramid: A New Age Apothecary, The City Cow, and LoStro Entertainment, here.
We are excited to announce and welcome four new businesses to downtown Waynesboro this year who are also the winners of our start-up grants competition, awarding $51,000 to small businesses creating jobs and storefronts in our community. You can read about The Honey Exchange, Blue Oregano, Chubina Boo Boutique, and Memories by Valerie online here.
New jobs, new awards, growing businesses, and ongoing excitement is part of the news from the businesses we helped launch in 2016 with $21,000 in start-up grants. You can read about Ula Tortilla, The Faded Poppy, and Make Waynesboro online here. They are already reporting new jobs, significant build-outs, and a growing impact on the local economy. We are proud to release their updates.
And So Many More…
We continue to be astounded by the inspiring stories of new, evolving, growing, and ever-changing entrepreneurs in Waynesboro. As we continue to compile their stories, check them out below for entrepreneurial advice, wisdom, and motivation.