Current CBE MembersOur Members- Representing Charlottesville's Business Community
Frank Eways, Jr.
Owner of Frank S. Eways Fine Rugs & GalleryFrank S Eways Fine Rugs & Gallery
My grandfather, Salem M. Eways, came to the United States as a Stone Mason. In the late 1920s, he began selling fine textiles door-to-door in New York City, until he and his brother found an opportunity to earn money cleaning and repairing rugs. With dedication and hard work, they built the business and eventually grew into 4 stores in the Pennsylvania region. Salem then moved to Charlottesville in the early 1960s and opened a store named Salem M. Eways Oriental Rugs, located in University shopping center on Old Ivy Rd.
“My father, Frank S. Eways Sr., left a career as a state trooper in Pennsylvania and moved to Charlottesville to help with the business after his father passed. After Frank took things over, the family business continued to grow. I began cleaning and repairing rugs at an early age and have continued the legacy ever since.” – Frank Eways Jr.
Owner, Class A Contractor of DAK Construction & Home ImprovementDAK Construction
58 Centre Hill Ct
Palmyra, Virginia 22963
DAK Construction has been in business since 1989 and is a fully insured, Class A licensed contracting business. With 21 years of experience and many satisfied customers, DAK Construction specializes in Trex and hardwood decks, screen porches, and home improvements. Dennis will help you design the optimum deck for your budget using truly green technology along with our new pallet of colors. A quality product and construction experience are Dennis’s priority and it shows!
Rodan & Fields ConsultantRodan & Fields
Jennifer is an entrepreneur, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, mother, and wife in addition to volunteering at her children’s school. She began her career with Rodan + Fields three years ago and has never looked back.
Jennifer’s goal is to empower people to build their own entrepreneurial success and she has chosen Rodan + Fields as the vehicle with which to do so. Rodan + Fields is the #1 skincare brand in the US across all price points and all products, averaging 106% growth per year. Jennifer brings knowledge, caring, and compassion to everything she does and she will help you achieve the life you desire.
Realtor & Relocation Specialist
920 Gardens Blvd #200
Charlottesville, Virginia 22901
Paul McArtor joined Ave Realty Company in 2018. He previously was an agent at Montague, Miller, and Company, after completing his successful Air Force career. While serving our country, the Air Force gave Paul the opportunity to move multiple times, thus encountering a diverse range of real estate markets across the country. He brings honesty, attention to detail, and exceptional service to all his real estate transactions.
Owner of Two Moons Consulting
Maria has over twenty-five years of marketing experience, including digital marketing through website development, social media, and search engine marketing. She has worked with hundreds of Charlottesville area businesses since 1996 as a marketing and advertising consultant. Two Moons Consulting, founded in 2015 includes marketing consulting, website development, social media strategies, and Google search engine marketing.
Nancy Trudel, Esq
Trudel Law, PLLC
Nancy Trudel is a sole attorney with Trudel Law, PLLC. Her legal services incorporate a passion for assisting entrepreneurs and businesses achieve profitable, sustainable business models. Nancy is able to assist with a variety of solutions and legal services, including: business formation; corporate governance; government and commercial contract negotiation, drafting and compliance; real estate sales, financing and leasing; trademark registration; tax-exempt recognition and maintenance; and assistance with potential infringement actions, employment issues, debt collection, small claims, mediation and company mergers, acquisitions and sales.
Nancy’s experience includes serving for twenty-one years as general counsel to the High Technology Foundation, serving as interim director and adjunct lecturer to the WVU College of Law Entrepreneurship and Innovation Law Clinic and providing legal services, under her solo law practice, to countless early-stage entrepreneurs and established businesses. Currently, Nancy serves as director/secretary to the I-79 Technology Park Association, Inc. in Fairmont, West Virginia, is a member of the American Bar Association’s Business Law Committee, a member of the Charlottesville Rotary and she provides assistance to business clients from Morgantown, West Virginia and Charlottesville, Virginia. Nancy often incorporates a love for family, the outdoors and people from all walks of life into her work.
VP of Education
Charlottesville Business Exchange
Design Consultant at Morris Tile Distributors
711 Preston Ave
Stacey offers over 11 years of design experience coupled with the largest selection of tiles in the area to bring inspiration to your residential or commercial project. From traditional to contemporary to period specific, Stacey blends aesthetics, function, and budget to create a space in which you or your client can truly be happy.
PhD Business and Life CoachSyntient Business Coaching
Dan Elash Ph.D. is a business and life coach , bringing over 35 years of experience consulting to businesses, a deep background in behavioral science, as well as broad experience in assisting individuals, couples and families to live their best.
Owner of The Tax Ladies Tax & Bookeeping ServicesThe Tax Ladies
2146 Berkmar Drive Charlottesville, Virginia 22901
6255 Indian Ridge Drive
Earlysville, Virginia 22936
Andrea Gibson formed Gibson Design Group in 2000 in Seattle, WA and moved the firm’s headquarters to Charlottesville, VA in 2003. She was previously the principal designer and owner of Architectural Interiors, Inc., a Washington, DC and Seattle, WA based firm, from 1972-1999. During her 30+ years as a principal designer, Andrea has designed residential and commercial spaces across the United States, in Canada, and in the Middle East.
Andrea served as president of ASID for Washington state in 2001-2002 and served on the board from 1999-2002. Andrea served as finance director of ASID for the State of Virginia in 2006-2007.
Branch Manager & Mortgage Consultant
943 Glenwood Station Lane, Suite 202
Charlottesville, Virginia 22901
As an experienced loan officer, Todd has the knowledge and expertise you need to explore the many financing options available. Ensuring that you make the right choice for you and your family is his ultimate goal. Todd is committed to providing his customers with mortgage services that exceed their expectations.
Nationwide Insurance Agency Owner
William L Rudd and Associates, Inc.
1410 Incarnation Drive, Suite 206
Charlottesville, Virginia 22906
Bill began his career in 1978 in Staunton, VA as an insurance agent. After winning numerous awards and serving in regional leadership, he became a Nationwide Insurance agency owner in Charlottesville, VA in 1996. Bill and his team of professionals have consistently earned accolades from his clients in Central Virginia, including the Daily Progress Reader’s Choice Award for “Favorite Insurance Agency” as well as the Cville Weekly’s “Best of Cville” nominations.
5928 Seminole Trail Suite 106
Barboursville, Virginia 22923
When it comes to your financial future, it’s important to work with someone who takes time to understand you and your situation.
Edward Jones is a different kind of investment firm. To us, face time and think time make sense. We meet with you to learn your individual needs so we can develop a strategy to help you achieve your long-term financial goals. So, whether you want to plan for retirement, save for college, reduce your tax bills or ensure you have
1807 Seminole Trail #101
Charlottesville, Virginia 22901
Robert L. Johnson
Principal, Oliva Gourmet Oils, Balsamics, & Culinary Gifts
1033 Emmet Street N
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
I am Robert “Bugg” Johnson, the proud owner of Oliva. I was born and raised in Nelson County and, after receiving a B.S. Degree in Business Administration from Radford University, I began a career in the Financial Services Industry.
During my travels around the globe, I visited the stunning wine and olive regions of Argentina, California, Chile, and Italy. I was hooked on the food and flavors and knew at some point I wanted to bring these “hobbies” back home one day to the Charlottesville area.
In 2016 I became aware of the former Oil & Vinegar store in Barracks Road being for sale and — fast forward — we closed the transaction in March 2017, rebranded under the Oliva name, and reopened as a locally owned independent small business that employs and supports our friends, family, and neighbors.
VP of Customer Relations
Paul Davis Restoration of Central Virginia
45 D Business Park Drive
Ruckersville, Virginia 22968
Stephanie has worked for Paul Davis Restoration for over nine
Stephanie enjoys spending time with her husband and her nine-year-old son as well as volunteering for local animal shelters.