Checking in with the Locals: Waverly Davis

Posted on January 6, 2015 by


2015 ushers in another year of Checking in with the Locals! Charlottesville is a city filled with local-loving people, and a spirit of community and collaboration unlike anywhere else. Every week, Cville Niche celebrates that spirit by featuring a local’s top picks.

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Photo courtesy of Waverly Davis

Photo courtesy of Waverly Davis

Waverly Davis

Describe what you do in town.

I am the Client Services Coordinator for Community Investment Collaborative (CIC). We are a local nonprofit that helps under-resourced entrepreneurs start small businesses through education, micro-lending, mentoring, and networking. My main role with CIC is to engage with the alumni of our 17-week entrepreneur training workshop. I support them as their businesses are growing, which involves visiting them often, hosting alumni events, educational workshops, showcasing events, pitch competitions, resource fairs, and more. I am inspired every day as a watch our entrepreneurs turn their dreams into reality.

Describe yourself in 5 syllables or less.

community builder

Top Picks

A favorite dish in town.

Revolutionary Soups’s Spicy Senegalese Peanut Tofu Soup and the Thai Wrap and the Blue Ridge Country Store’s salad bar.

A favorite drink in town.

Margaritas at Mono Loco, fresh and not full of sugar!

A favorite local musician.

Jim Waive and the Young Divorcees, they have an awesome sound and energy. They played at my wedding, people couldn’t stop dancing!

A favorite local artist (any type other than musician).

Page Peyton and Meg West, they both create beautiful landscapes, many of them are scenes from Greenwood where I lived for several years.

A favorite local shopping destination.

Low Vintage

A favorite local gallery/venue to see art.

I’ve seen some very interesting exhibits at The Bridge PAI, they are doing great work in the arts community.