LIFTOFF Communities

Each LIFTOFF community completes a rigorous experiential program to prepare them for launching a business in the Central Kentucky Bluegrass region. The first and most essential lesson the community learned (and then practiced) was the entrepreneurial mindset. LIFTOFF participants then move forward to learn CentreWorks’ Human-Centered Innovation Approach (HCIA) and how to implement it to develop their value proposition. They acquire knowledge of the HCA business model and foundational financial, legal, and digital marketing principles. The CentreWorks’ mission includes growing multiple LIFTOFF communities to build a regional innovation and startup culture and to spark new economic development and social enterprise opportunities. Keep an eye on our socials and website for our next LIFTOFF community and consider joining.

Our LIFTOFF Graduates

Community One: Fall 2020

Kate Snyder

  • Plaid Elephant Books: 116 N 3rd St, Danville, KY 40422
  • Website: https://plaidelephantbooks.com/
  • Facebook: Plaid Elephant Books
  • Instagram: plaidelephantbooksky

Kathy York

  • York's Corks and More: [email protected]
  • Phone #: (859)583-1754
  • Facebook: YorksCorks
  • Instagram: yorkscorks

Dr. Karen Hughes

  • Hughes Family Dental: 138 Eastbrooke Court, Suite 115, Mount Washington, KY 40047
  • Website: https://www.hughesfamilydentistry.com/hours-and-location/
  • Phone #: (502)538-6104

Megan Berketis

  • The Parthenon Greek American Eats: 1000 E Lexington Ave, 32 Danville, KY 40422
  • Website: https://www.danvillegreekky.com/
  • Facebook: The Parthenon Greek American Eats

Susanna Thomas



Roni Gilpin

  • The Gathering Artists: https://www.facebook.com/thegatheringartists/
  • Glass Dish by Roni Gilpin: https://artcenterky.square.site/product/glass-dish-by-roni-gilpin/80
  • Art Center of the Bluegrass (frequent art exhibitor): https://artcenterky.org/
  • Off the Wall Art in Waynesburg Kentucky

Nancy

Mann

  • Phone #: (859)236-6047

Mimi Becker

  • The Arts Commission of Danville/Boyle County: 105 East Walnut, Danville, KY 40422
  • Phone #: (859)238-0063

Melody Wrey

  • reSOARces: 110 N 1st St, Danville, KY 40422
  • Phone #: (859)236-3139
  • Fax #: (859)239-9087

Melissa Sheene

  • Centre College Financial Aid Office: Boles Hall, 600 W Walnut St, Danville, KY 40422
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Phone #: (859)2385366

Gina

Nicoletti- Bellinger

  • Centre College Athletics: Sutcliffe Hall, 600 W Walnut St, Danville, KY 40422
  • Phone #: (859)238-5493
  • Email: [email protected]

Community Two: Spring 2021

Alethea Bruzek

  • Boyle Cooperative Extension Office: 99 Corporate Drive Danville, KY40422
  • Phone #: (859)236-4484
  • Fax #: (859)236-8976'
  • Email: [email protected]


Megan

Richardson

  • Elmwood Inn Fine Teas: 135 N 2nd St, Danville, KY 40422
  • Phone #: (859)236-6641
  • Email: [email protected]

Jerett

Mason



Michelle Padgett



Danielle

Dampier

  • Danielle's Drive Away Cafe: 1318 Lebanon Rd, Danville, KY 40422
  • Phone #: (859)613-3303
  • Email: [email protected]



Community Three: Fall 2021


Kydris

Washington

  • LUV music records

Laura Richard

  • Larland Beef: Lancaster, KY 4044
  • Website: https://www.larlandbeef.com/
  • Phone #: (859)321-7966
  • Email: [email protected]


Amanda Pruitt

  • GeriActive: 335 Streamland Dr, Danville, KY 40422
  • Authorized Official Name: Dr. Amanda Pruitt PT, DPT.
  • Phone #: (606)424-7483


Bryana

Miracle

  • Center for Career and Professional Development: 600 W Walnut St, Old Carnegie
  • Employer Relations Specialist
  • Phone #: (859)238-5949
  • Email: [email protected]


Justin

Rowe


Adam Wade

  • Website: https://www.arbonne.com/us/en/arb/adamwade25134896/

Beth

Morgan

  • Grace Doherty Library: 600 W Walnut St, Danville, KY, Crounse Hall
  • Phone #: (859)238-5274
  • Email: [email protected]

Remonica

Garr-Conner

  • Volunteer and Community Engagement Coordinator at CASA of the Bluegrass: 473 W Walnut St, Danville, KY, 40503
  • Phone #: (859)936-3510

Community Four: Spring 2022

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Community Five: Summer Sprint 2022

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