CentreWorks in the News

Click on the photos below to see articles written about our space, initiatives, and programs. Note that magazine articles have no digital versions.

Centre College: July 7, 2022

"Centreworks’ Urban Innovation Team collaborates on Danville planning project"

"Centreworks, an innovation and collaboration venture at Centre College, recently launched the Urban Innovation Team, a new student-led program charged with working with Danville residents and visitors to identify challenges and suggest solutions to downtown navigation. "

In an internship with CentreWorks & the City of Danville, our Urban Innovators engaged with individuals throughout our community to better understand what matters to them when it comes to navigating Downtown Danville. They sat down and had one-on-one conversations with community members to learn about their unique needs and ideas. We are so proud of interns Isaiah Arroyo, Kalí Hernandez Fraire, and John Bingaman for the work they accomplished this summer gaining real experience in city government and community based problem-solving.

Kentucky League of Cities Magazine: Summer 2022

Upon hearing Centre College student Ethan Tarpley's interest in gaining journalism experience by writing an article about CentreWorks, Andrea Margida challenged

him to print his work in a statewide publication.

The Summer edition of Kentucky League of Cities'

Kentucky City magazine printed Ethan's article,

"CentreWorks: Danville's Place for Entrepreneurs".

Through community panels, programs, and daily interactions with aspiring change-makers (and authors), "CentreWorks instills the entrepreneurial mindset and provides tools for the community to innovate, collaborate, and grow."

Click on the link below to read two of Ethan Tarpley's articles- now in print!

Centre College: July 1, 2022

"Adonis Logan ’22 completes Entrepreneurial Mindset CentreWorks Certification"

"Adonis Logan ’22 recently became Centre College’s first student to obtain the Entrepreneurial Mindset Certification (EMC2) from the College’s CentreWorks program.

Earning the certification means that a student has gained substantial knowledge and practice in entrepreneurial competencies through their involvement with CentreWorks. Those engaged with the initiative can expect to learn about innovation process mastery, startup leadership, financial/investment acumen, communication, and growth mindset through semester-long rotations."

The Advocate-Messenger: May 25, 2022

"LIFTOFF class graduates to start local businesses"

"This semester was also the first time the class was taught in Spanish in addition to English. Centre students were able to translate each lesson to several Spanish-speaking entrepreneurs, and also acted as translators in conversations and empathy interviews."

"Entrepreneurs usually come in with a tentative business idea they want to develop. The Margidas teach them to conduct empathy interviews with people in the community, which allows them to learn about local people’s specific wants and needs."

"The interviews help students define a problem that their business will solve. Once defined, students brainstorm business ideas to solve the problem. Then they test the ideas and gather feedback from the community, then come up with final prototypes."

The Advocate-Messenger: April 19, 2022

"Tech panel happening Thursday at CentreWorks"

"The tech industry can be daunting; it’s complex, ever changing, and growing more important to our lives by the day. For those who want to better understand the world of tech but aren’t sure where to start, this event is dedicated to demystifying the tech industry.

Thank you to all who joined our panel of industry insiders as they pulled back the curtains on tech, and helped to answer your our most pressing questions about the industry, careers, and more.

Panel Members: John Harney, Josh Wilkerson, Will Roberts."

The Advocate-Messenger: April 7, 2022

"LIFTOFF graduate starts Parkinson's

physical therapy business"

"Pruitt finished the class in November 2021, spent the first few months of 2022 getting licenses and certifications, and she will start accepting patients next week. She said the class helped connect her with the right people and made her more confident in her ability to start a business.

“LIFTOFF has been a huge part in me having the courage to do this because I work full time, I have two young kids, it’s important that I have time to do those other things too, so having that support system really helped me be able to be efficient with it,” Pruitt said."

The Advocate-Messenger : April 2, 2022

"CentreWorks welcomes community to

co-working space"

"Now that the space is open, community members can buy co-working memberships to work there. The space has a large kitchen and dining area, a “synergy space” in the wide-open main section, a community room with a long table and TV, a “collaboration cove” with bleachers and a TV, and several private rooms and suites for smaller groups.

People can buy day passes, monthly memberships, yearly memberships, or suite memberships. Each pass gets coffee, 1 Gig internet, access to a color printer, and access to the main spaces. Centre students get free access to the space."

Wealth Builders, LLC, Community Spotlight:

March 10, 2022

"Community Spotlight: CentreWorks"

"This month’s community spotlight features CentreWorks, an organization that is close to our hearts and

based in Danville, Kentucky."

"First and foremost, CentreWorks fosters an innovative, resilient community. Serving the Danville-Boyle County area, and the seven-county region beyond, CentreWorks consists of an accelerator, incubator, and coworking programs that harness the full potential of our growing community. CentreWorks is an initiative that grew out of Centre College, with Andrea and Anthony Margida as the Co-Founders and Executive Directors."

Louisville Future: December 20th, 2021

"Building an entrepreneurial ecosystem in Danville"

"To build an entrepreneurial ecosystem, you have to develop a culture of trust and collaboration that allows

people to interact successfully.

That’s the purpose behind CentreWorks, which was established by Centre College in 2020. The program seeks to serve as a catalyst for building community, establishing resilience and stimulating economic growth in Danville, Kentucky, and seven surrounding counties."

The Advocate-Messenger: July 20, 2021

"CentreWorks program seeks to bring

Romania to Boyle County"

“You will be hearing interviews with people from Romania who have been successful in several different fields of life, and what I want to portray with this is that it’s important to see that even in a more poor country like Romania, it’s still very possible for people to have success because of

their hard work and dedication,” he said.

“The two biggest themes that I’ve discovered with all of the research are that any community can have success if they set forward to it, and work toward it, and that unity is also another path to success,” Moga said.

Boyle County Neighbors: April, 2021

"Meet the Margidas: A working family,

centered on Boyle County."

"Boyle County's newest power couple is taking the area by storm. Whether they're helping people get the food they need, facilitating zoom meetings for Heart of Danville, or redesigning the new CentreWorks space in the old Hub Frankel building, Anthony and Andrea Margida bring a new energy to the area."

"As you know from our background, this is our sweet spot", Anthony says. "When Centre contacted us, we were drawn to the opportunity to design a center that would unite the college and the broader community, thus enhancing both."

Centre College: April 2, 2021

"With help of CentreWorks, pair of students make

KY Pitch finals"

"Adonis Logan ’22 and Phoenix Staten ’23 had a startup business idea. CentreWorks helped make it a reality.

ReBegin was an idea born during the throes of the COVID-19 pandemic in May 2020. Adonis and Phoenix were inspired by the positive environmental changes around the world, thanks in large part to people staying home. They wanted to be a part of that change and created ReBegin, a personalized clothing upcycling service that transforms garments from used and unwanted to new, affordable, fashionable and/or functional styles."

The Lane Report: April 17, 2020

"New CentreWorks program to provide unique business and entrepreneurial opportunities"

"Located in downtown Danville, CentreWorks will allow members of Centre’s campus community and the broader Danville and Boyle County region to collaborate, combining their creativity, expertise and experience to study and resolve complex problems, start new businesses, make connections, practice skills, develop knowledge and

hone leadership."

Click below to checkout an article written by one of our students, Ethan Tarpley, on the impact of LIFTOFF.