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SCCF welcomes new director, new grant

Following a two month search process, the Staunton Creative Community Fund is pleased to welcome Christina Cain to Staunton, who will begin as SCCF’s new executive director effective May 21.

Following on the heels of that announcement, SCCF also signed a contract with the Staunton Economic Development Authority to implement a $95,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to launch a new local entrepreneurship development program.

“We received a truly amazing pool of applicants for the executive director position,” says Bill Frazier, a member of SCCF’s Board of Directors. “Christina, however, feels like a remarkable fit for SCCF, bringing both highly applicable experience and a vibrant energy that will continue to ignite our local entrepreneurial economy.”

Most recently the Director for the Center for Asset Building at New Visions, New Ventures in Richmond, Ms. Cain has made a career of counseling small business start-ups, matching entrepreneurs with financial resources (both loans and grants) to start small businesses, and inspiring first-time business owners to feel confident in their beginning ventures. One of her clients recently won this year’s U.S. Small Business Administration’s “Young Entrepreneur Award of the Year” in Virginia.

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