EV Stories: Carly Manship, The Barn of Valhalla

My husband and I own The Barn at Valhalla, a wedding and event venue located on 30 acres in Chapel Hill. We have a staff of only three people including myself, my husband, and our booking manager. We are the owners of The Barn, but we are also the marketing team,...

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EV Stories: Susan Lombardo

I vividly recall the day in 2006 when I met with the mother of a high school student with a disability and talked about our vision to develop a business to employ people with autism and other developmental disabilities. This was the start of an amazing and bold effort...

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EV Stories: Scott Badesch

As a father of an adult son with autism, I often wondered when my son was growing up, what he would be doing as an adult. Fortunately, no... amazingly fortunately, our son Evan, my wife and I found Extraordinary Ventures (EV). Evan began his work as an employee of EV...

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EV Stories: Sunanda Dillon

I have known about Extraordinary Ventures for several years now. I have had the opportunity to not only plan events through the Event Center, but have been able to share in several events that range from adult and children birthday parties, high school and college...

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EV Stories: Peter Grandstaff

I first became involved with Extraordinary Ventures in 2010. I've built websites for them, helped with marketing, served on advisory committees, and helped organize the annual basketball camp. As someone focused on marketing, I first saw the small business development...

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