Clayborne Education CEO Lee Elberson Joined Jerry Miller On The I Love CVille Show!


Lee Elberson, the CEO of Clayborne Education, joined me on The I Love CVille Show powered by Greenberry’s Coffee at Barracks Road, four generation strong Intrastate Inc., trusted real estate firm Roy Wheeler Realty Co. and the good Doctor Scott Wagner of Scott Wagner Chiropractic and Sports Medicine!

Here are some of the topics we covered:

(1). Lee serves on the board of the Community Investment Collaborative. I asked Lee to put the CIC into perspective. What is the CIC? How is the CIC helping entrepreneurs in Charlottesville and Central Virginia? How can an entrepreneur join the CIC? What are some of the CIC success stories? Lee spotlighted Antwon Brinson, Frances Ingram and other successful entrepreneurs from CIC on the show today.

(2). We discussed the evolution of Clayborne Education. Did you know that Clayborne Education purchased CVille’s Champion Tutoring to expand its marketshare? Did you know that Clayborne is expanding its business to Richmond, Virginia? All these topics came up on the show, including the vertically-integrated nature of Clayborne Education. For example, Clayborne is now publishing its own text books and tangible learning material. How cool is that?!?!

(3). We spotlighted Lee’s passion for Charlottesville, Virginia on the show today. This dude truly LOVES CVille!! It’s so obvious. Lee is a confident, charming, creative conversationalist whose zest for life is truly contagious. Charlottesville is lucky to have Lee Elberson.

(4). We talked about the achievement gap in our Central Virginia school systems and how that achievement gap is directly correlated to household income and having two parents present and active at home. Lee really offers awesome perspective on this topic!

(5). We talked about the next steps and goals for Clayborne Education. What can we expect from this fantastic business?

(6). Here’s an awesome fact: Clayborne Education gives 10% of its gross revenue to non-profits and charities in and around Charlottesville and Central Virginia!! How cool is that? I call this “conscious capitalism” or “social entrepreneurship!” This is the entire concept behind!!

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CEO Jerry Miller

Jerry Miller is the CEO of The Miller Organization, The I Love CVille Network, VMV Brands, The Blue Ridge Venture Fund and I Love CVille Real Estate, which are all headquartered in Downtown Charlottesville, Virginia. Jerry is passionate about the #ShopLocal movement and supporting locally-owned businesses. Get to know Jerry at