The Well Coffee Shop Opens on Tazewell’s Main Street

The Well, Tazewell, Virginia, VCEDA seed capitalThe Well Coffee Shop in Tazewell, Va. is one of five small businesses in the region selected to receive a $15,000 VCEDA Seed Capital Matching Grant approved by the VCEDA board at its June 15 meeting.
Businesses three years and under with less than 10 employees are eligible to apply for these dollar-for-dollar matching grants up to $15,000, and applicants work with the Small Business Development Centers at Southwest Virginia and Mountain Empire community colleges to prepare the applications to VCEDA.
Venus and Mike Laney opened their shop that serves specialty coffees and locally baked pastries in June in a historic Main Street building which once housed Clinch Valley Bank and two jewelry shops.They say being able to apply for seed capital funding helped bring their coffee shop dream to reality. To read about The Well and how the idea for the shop came to be click here. Mike and Venus Laney in front of The Well in photo.

Ridgeview Deli Mart in Dickenson County

ridgeview deli mart, VCEDA seed capital, Dickenson CountyRidgeview Deli Mart and its Wolfpack Den in Dickenson County is another small business that received a Seed Capital Matching Grant. Retired educators Larry and Judy Compton opened their deli, convenience store and gathering place two years ago located around the bend from the county’s new Ridgeview High School. The Comptons plan to use the funds from the grant to help with improvements to the facility. To read the full story, click here. Judy and Larry Compton in photo below.