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C-PEG CELEBRATES 2022 STARTUP MARTINSVILLE-HENRY COUNTY GRADUATES AND AWARDS THIRTEEN BUSINESSES

MARTINSVILLE, VA (May 13, 2022) – The Chamber’s Partnership for Economic Growth (C-PEG) recognized its 2022 Startup Martinsville-Henry County graduates who recently completed the Success Mindset, an intensive eight-week entrepreneurial boot-camp program for startups. The training component is provided by Patrick & Henry Community College in partnership with C-PEG, Longwood Small Business Development Center, SCORE, Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corporation, staff from the City and County and local entrepreneurs, several who are graduates of the program which began as a Community Business Launch Grant through the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development.  This program has since expanded from a small footprint in Uptown Martinsville, to the entire City of Martinsville and Henry County thanks to generous support from the Campbell Family Group, LLC. 

This year’s award recipients are as follows: GAPS Healthcare, PLLC – $2,025; Samantha Turner, LLC, dba OakStone Health and Nutrition – $867.50; Leatherwood Products – $4,000.77; Four Rivers Counseling – $1,550; Stick’s Welding – $4,145.40; Naturally Enchanted – $1,372.50; And Love – $2,604.89; Bear Claw Leatherworks – $2,854.25; Creative Contouring by Melinda – $4,000; The Cheesecake Lady – $5,552.25; Something Sweet & the Word for Your Soul – $5,000; Cobler Consulting, LLC – $1,200; Faithful Service Lawn Care – $2,100. The cash awards for 2022 total $37,272.56 for startup businesses. 

Additionally, Patrick & Henry Community College has provided in-kind Fab Lab memberships for one year at the Dalton IDEA Center to Leatherwood Products, And Love and Bear Claw Leatherworks with a total value of $7,500. 

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