Our Members

Jim Ames

Founder, Smart Start Personal Finance

Through CBE I collaborate with local business owners to better reach and serve my ideal clients: young professionals who could benefit from financial mentorship.

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Mallory Artusio


CBE has been an excellent business resource. Several CBE members have corporate partnerships with Oliva, and I love being able to provide hundreds of personalized gifts. The collection of business expertise and experience is also a plus!

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Justi Campa

Independent Solar Consulting with Moneywise Solar

I have found CBE to be a fantastic way to connect with professionals in a variety of different fields where members benefit from sharing our networks, successes and insights to improve our lives and careers.

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Aaron Coulter

Air Quality Specialist with Green Home Solutions

In CBE, I find a source of trusted partners to help meet my customers’ needs that fall outside my business scope. CBE is also a mastermind group where I get ideas for improving my sales and marketing.

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Michelle DeLang Conner

The Club at Glenmore

Through CBE I hope to share my passion for helping local schools, non-profits, major employers, business groups and trade organizations raise above-average funds – and have a lot of fun – with Golf Outings.

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Katherine Delaughter


Through CBE I have met a group of solid business minded individuals. This has allowed me to gain the knowledge of others as well as have a trustworthy referral network.

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Nina Crawford

Owner and Designer, MSS Designs

Being a member of CBE has helped me remember the true value of networking with a group of like- minded professionals.

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Libby Edwards-Allbaugh

President & Co-Owner of the Tax Ladies Inc.

CBE offers me the opportunity to meet other local business owners. It enables me to enhance my referral network for my clients. The relationships that I have developed allow me to refer my clients to CBE business partners without hesitation.

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Dan Elash

PhD Business and Life Coach

Dr. Dan Elash, Ph.D. is a member of CBE to share his long experience helping businesses and professional practices to profitably realize their profit goals.

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Steve Gaines

Fulton Bank

Being in CBE has allowed me to quickly and solidly expand my network in the community with other small business owners and managers.  This also becomes an excellent way to connect others from outside CBE to members who can help solve problems as trusted advisors!

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Donald Giannangeli, CFP®, AAMS™

Financial Advisor with Edward Jones

We offer numerous investments and services to help you reach your financial goals, including smart spending and borrowing options, retirement, paying for education, estate considerations and protecting your assets.

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Bryan Harris

The Arc of the Piedmont

CBE offers me the opportunity to interact with others to exchange information, meaningful referrals, and develop professional and social contacts. This network always proves that relationship building is a top priority of successful business. I enjoy networking with CBE for the close relationships and friendships I have developed.

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Josephine Humphrey

Marketing Partner, CBS19 ABC16 & FOX27 Charlottesville, Virginia

In CBE, I have found a group of small businesses that truly care and want to help me grow both personally and professionally.

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Todd Jenkins

Atlantic Bay Mortgage Group

Since 2008, CBE has been a huge part of my network of small business owners who continue to provide me helpful insight and referrals to help me grow my business.  

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Robert Johnson

Three Ridges, LLC, Small Business Advisory

In CBE, I find a group of small business peers that help me grow my business through revenue related referrals, best business practices and helpful resources.  

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Fred Jung

Blue Ridge Eldercare Advisors, LLC

CBE is a key part of my business and marketing plan providing valuable networking, referral, support and guidance from other forward thinking, community oriented businesses.

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Ben Kunkle

skyline home inspections

CBE has allowed me access to professionals that share the same standards of quality and client care. This is invaluable as I have increased my referral network, gained clarity and insight from high performing individuals with different skills and backgrounds.

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Erica May

Owner, Movendi Properties LLC

I am excited to join CBE to find motivated business owners who enjoy collaborating in order to expand their businesses and community reach through relationships.

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Paul McArtor

Realtor with Avenue Realty

CBE has helped me grow my business. Having a diverse group of business leaders, their experiences, and their connections is invaluable to the success of my business.

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Chris Parsnow

Five star services

In CBE I enjoy growing my business through referrals, feedback on business strategy and connections throughout the community.

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Bill Rudd

Principal, Rudd Insurance Group

As a CBE member, I connect with strong, regional entrepreneurs who support one another through referrals, best practices and resources and who address common challenges collectively.

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Nancy Trudel

Attorney with Trudel Law, PLLC

As a CBE member, I connect with strong, regional entrepreneurs who support one another through referrals, best practices and resources and who address common challenges collectively.

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