Waverly’s Community Business Launch Pitch Night

WAVERLY, VA (May 13, 2024)The Town of Waverly in collaboration with Peoples Advantage Federal Credit Union, invites you to celebrate the culmination of the Waverly Community Business Launch Business Plan Competition. Join us on Thursday, May 30, at 5:30 pm, hosted at the Jessica A. Moore Foundation  located at 408 School Street in Waverly, Virginia.  

Over the past two months, five dedicated participants have engaged in an 8-week business bootcamp  facilitated by Peoples Advantage Federal Credit Union. Throughout the program, attendees were equipped with essential skills in small business management, identifying their market, and profitability  strategies for their business ventures. The business planning process empowers both existing and  aspiring entrepreneurs to evaluate and strengthen their business concepts and assists them with  developing stronger business plans, laying a solid foundation for success. 

This celebration is a “Shark Tank” style, featuring juried pitch presentations, culminating in grants up to  $15,000 for the most compelling pitch and well-crafted business plan. Generous funding for these awards  is made possible through a grant from the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development  as part of their Community Business Launch initiative. 

The winners will not only address local economic needs but will also demonstrate enthusiasm and  adaptability in navigating the evolving business landscape of downtown Waverly. The program is geared  toward, but not exclusively for, retail businesses or other storefront-type enterprises and serves to build  the local tourism industry and/or businesses that involve small-scale manufacturing and sale of local  products, or other items.

Event Details:  

Waverly’s Community Business Launch Pitch Night 

Venue: Jessica A. Moore Foundation 

Address: 408 School Street, Waverly, VA 23890 

Date & Time: Thursday, May 30, 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm 

Light snacks will be provided. 

To RSVP please contact Darlington Curtis at (804) 748-3081 x750 or via email at 

About Peoples Advantage Federal Credit Union (PAFCU)

Founded on the principle of people helping people, Peoples Advantage Federal Credit Union believes in the power of  the community and aims to empower its members with the financial tools and resources they need to achieve their  goals. Located in Petersburg and Richmond, Virginia, the credit union operates on a not-for-profit basis, prioritizing  the best interests of its members above all else. As a Community Development Financial Institution, Peoples  Advantage Federal Credit Union is member and community-focused providing competitive rates, low fees, and  personalized financial solutions tailored to individual needs.


Stephanie Potter
Director of Marketing
P: 804.478.3081 x 730

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