Tips in the Time of Coronavirus

While it is true that technology does make human contact a luxury one can choose to seek out or not - intelligent, talented people do also enjoy getting together to socialize, collaborate, share ideas, and form professional relationships. We know this not only to be a vital component of attracting and retaining a highly skilled workforce, but to building a healthy, reliable community.

CBIC organizes networking events – like our monthly CBIC Tech on Taps, designed specifically for the entrepreneurial and high-tech community, and its monthly collaborative Charlottesville Entrepreneurs and Espresso events – to create and foster our ever-evolving ecosystem, blending in regulars and our welcomed newcomers. 

It behooves us all to take some measure of responsibility to ensure our community remains healthy in all aspects. While CBIC continues to host in-person events, let’s be mindful about how germs spread as easily as infectious personalities! 

While networking and greeting others in the community, consider adopting a no-handshake approach. Personalize yours however it feels best, whether that be jazz hands, Namaste hands to heart, or bow of the head, or a full-on curtsey or bow, know that the spirit of your greeting will be welcomed and appreciated! 

We do hope to see you out this week, be it at CBIC’s For the Founders series kicking off on Tuesday, or our recurring second Tuesdays CBIC Tech on Tap 

Namaste! 🙏🏽 

Tracey Greene

CBIC Executive Director 


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Tracey Greene
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Executive Director, Charlottesville Business Innovation Council and Charlottesville Angel Network
Tracey's passion for igniting the Charlottesville area’s entrepreneurial and high-tech community is evident by her extensive volunteer roles over the past 15 years, coupled with her current roles as Executive Director of CBIC and the Charlottesville Angel Network, which she founded in 2015. Tracey has served for more than 25 years in sectors including biotechnology, start-ups, trade association and non-profit management delivering results in a variety of roles –communications, public relations, marketing, legal, fundraising, investor relations, technology training, operations, conference and event management, leadership development, and more. Tracey’s enthusiastic community building stimulates personal and group excellence. She is probably best known as an influential connector who seemingly knows everyone and inspires thoughts into action.