17 CVille Business Owners Making A Difference!


11. Ms. Anja Andelic, Owner, FIG


1331 W Main St Charlottesville, Virginia
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Anja Andelic and her family live for food and hospitality. Her restaurant – FIG, which is located on The UVa Corner – features flavorful ingredients and dishes that reflect Anja’s warm and inviting personality. If you come into FIG, you truly will be treated like family. Anja, who loves to laugh and have a good time, has one of those personalities that you will never forget: energetic, caring, compassionate!

12. Mr. Kirk Snead, Owner, Snead’s Automotive Center


8834 Spotswood Trail, Stanardsville, Virginia
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We have tried many, many different automotive and mechanic shops in Central Virginia. Snead’s Automotive Center is now our go-to choice because of Kirk Snead, a local boy who has built a thriving business based on trust, honesty and punctuality. When you walk into Snead’s Automotive in Greene County and start talking to Mr. Snead about your vehicle needs, you realize immediately that the “relationship” is much more important to Mr. Snead than the “money.” In an industry where deceit and deception are the norm, Mr. Snead and Snead Automotive Center are a breath of refreshing, trusting air.

13. Ms. Kai Rady, Owner, Shenanigans


601 W Main St, Charlottesville, Virginia
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Kai Rady grew up in New England with fond memories of her neighborhood’s toy shop. Upon learning that Charlottesville had no toy store, she started one that operated out of her own home. Today, she offers a wide selection of books, toys and puzzles from her toy store in Midtown CVille. Shenanigans is a mecca of fun and education, a vision that Ms. Rady has created over decades in Charlottesville. Ms. Rady has a Southern charm and grace that are noticed immediately.

14. Mr. Ryan Hubbard, Owner, Dinsmore House Inn


1211 W Main St, Charlottesville, Virginia
Red Hub Food Co. Facebook | Website | Twitter
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Ryan Hubbard is a CVillian through and through! Born and raised in Charlottesville, Mr. Hubbard is an Albemarle High School, University of Virginia (undergraduate degree) and William & Mary graduate (MBA). A scratch golfer, who routinely lights-up Birdwood Golf Course, Mr. Hubbard is committed to service, hospitality and excellence at The Dinsmore House Inn, CVille’s premier bed & breakfast. Along with long-time friend, Mark Marshall, Mr. Hubbard launched Red Hub Food Company, a catering and BBQ joint with a passion for community, passion and tradition.

15. Mr. & Ms. Lynelle And John Lawrence, Owners, Mudhouse Coffee


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Lynelle and John have been thick as thieves since the 8th grade. They are both Licensed Q Graders, so you can be sure that each cup of coffee is carefully brewed to ensure the perfect balance of flavor. We enjoy the creative culture fostered at Mudhouse, an eclectic melting pot of artists, writers, poets and entrepreneurs, who have one thing in common: the love of delicious, local java!

16. Mr. Will Richey, Owner, Revolutionary Soup/The Whiskey Jar/The Alley Light/Red Row Farm


The Whiskey Jar Facebook | Website | Twitter
Revolutionary Soup Facebook | Website | Twitter
The Alley Light Facebook | Website
Red Row Farm Facebook | Website | Twitter | Photo: FB

Will Richey has a passion for food, agriculture and serial entrepreneurship. Through his budding restaurant and dining empire, Mr. Richey showcases locally-sourced ingredients, reasonably priced food and cocktails that will make you say, “Damn, this drink is really, really good!” Mr. Richey’s brands are some of the best in Charlottesville. Will and his restaurants have been a critical component in the transformation of The Downtown Mall from after-thought to the best five blocks in Virginia.

17. Ms. Amy Smith, Owner, Organized Design


Charlottesville, Virginia
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Amy Smith, a certified International Staging & Redesign Professional (ISRP) and Advanced International Organizing Professional (AIOP), launched Organized Design as a full-service home staging, interior redesign and professional organizing company based in Charlottesville, Virginia. When you invite someone into your home, trust and credibility are critical. Ms. Smith embodies all these qualities.

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