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Alumni-Owned Businesses

Step into a world where Roanoke College alumni bring their dreams to life through entrepreneurship. Our Alumni-Owned Business Initiative is a celebration of creativity, passion, and success, where graduates turn their ideas into thriving enterprises. From cozy local cafes to cutting-edge tech startups, our alumni are leaving their mark on the world. Join us in celebrating their journeys and discovering the incredible diversity of businesses within our alumni community.

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Connecticut

CrossBay Capital Partners
78 Pine Street, New Canaan, CT 06840​​​​
CrossBay Capital Partners is a boutique placement agent that has helped raise capital for 180+ funds since 2005. We build and cultivate deep relationships with both investors and managers and see ourselves as a bridge between these two entities. We raise institutional capital for alternative investment managers with a primary focus on private capital. Our range of strategies include: buyout, growth equity, private credit and real assets in both fund structures and direct investments. Our team has extensive institutional investment experience, with both buy-side and sell-side expertise. We understand the challenges of building portfolios with a core belief that long-term risk-adjusted investment strategies can add significant value to a portfolio.
Alumni Connection: Joseph Sindelar Jr. '81

Georgia

Innovative Travel Acquisitions, Inc.
1015 Clairborne Drive, Alpharetta, GA 30009
Innovative Travel Acquisitions. Inc. is a boutique matchmaking agency bringing 60+ years of combined experience and enduring relationships with both domestic and foreign buyers. We operate a confidential platform linking travel, tour and transportation companies throughout the world to our database of 15,000 business owners, investors and private equity companies. We also have extensive experience with first time buyers and sellers. Already begun a private transaction? We're ready to step in at any point to provide counsel (at a reduced rate). Bob Sweeney, President of Innovative Travel Acquisitions, Inc. (ITA) founded the Atlanta-based travel and tour business brokerage firm in 1991 after a successful nine year career on Wall Street. ITA, Inc. has a professional staff, with 60+ years of combined experience, and has been linking buyers and sellers of travel and tour related businesses for over 32 years with a total of 760+ sold and completed transactions. 
Alumni Connection: Robert Sweeney '80

Maryland

Fed Thrill LLC
We develop and customize a line of cobranded products from sunglasses to koozies & apparel for bands, brands, and organizations. 
Alumni Connection: Matt Burton '91

New Jersey

M.T. Burton Gallery
1819 N. Long Beach Boulevard, Surf City, NJ 08008
Art gallery and pottery studio. 
Alumni Connection: Matt Burton '91

New York

Couture Cuisine
10 Abel Road , Stillwater, NY, 12170
Small catering business serving the greater Capital Region of Upstate New York. 
Alumni Connection: Craig Couture '98

Pennsylvania

Wolter Advanced Dental Care
20 Parkwood Drive, Suite 3, Chambersburg, PA 17201
Dental practice.
Alumni Connection: Michael Wolter '04

Virginia

MNF Productions
Roanoke, VA
With digital technology paving the way of the future, the need to visually stand out is becoming more important than ever. We’ve grown in both size and reputation since our founding, and are now known as one of the top video production companies in the Roanoke valley. Our priority is understanding the specific needs of each client and applying them throughout the entire process. What we create is born from a collaboration with our clients, which is why we include them in each step of the process, in order to ensure that our work is exactly what they had in mind. The end result is an inspiring and functional product that will boost their company’s engagement and brand awareness.
Alumni Connection: Neil Fox '17

Genuine Wealth Solutions
5620 Kildare Drive, Richmond, VA 23225
At Genuine Wealth Solutions, our mission is deeply rooted in the belief that wealth is more than just numbers and investments; it's freedom from uncertainty and the ability to achieve your goals on your own time.
Alumni Connection: Shawn Perkins '15

Fairlawn Family Dental
6051 Bellspring Road Radford, VA 24141
General dental office caring for basic dental needs for people of all ages. 
Alumni Connection: Kayla Mullins '13

Happy Little Kitty
Roanoke, VA 
Happy Little Kitty features a wide selection of cat-themed home decor, clothing, gift wrap, jewelry and more! Whether you’re looking to add a touch of feline flair to your home or just want to treat yourself to some new kitty-inspired goodies, we’ve got you covered! 
Alumni Connection: Crystal Gibson '00

Harmony Associates, Inc.
3802 Brambleton Avenue, Roanoke, VA 24018
Specialty Va. licensed contractor for resinous flooring systems including concrete resurfacing and waterproofing.
Alumni Connection: David Trail '81

Julian’s Juicebox LLC
101 Manchester Road, Roanoke, VA 23224
100% Raw Cold Press Organic Juices 
Alumni Connection: Julian Ramirez '15

Mosaic Mental Wellness & Health
7533 Williamson Road, Hollins, VA, 24019
Mosaic Mental Wellness and Health provides culturally responsive mental health services to clients and quality supervision, consultation and training to clinicians and agencies. We practice from a social justice framework to restore and enhance the mental well-being to members of our community incorporating the fundamental principles of social justice, inclusion, diversity and equity. At Mosaic, clients matter and you will always receive compassionate care from our clinical family. 
Alumna Connection:  Deneen Evans Logan '92

Olde Salem Brewing Company
21 East Main Street Salem, Virginia 24153 or 315 Market St. Se, Roanoke, VA 24011
Located at the very heart of Salem Virginia's Historic Main Street District, Olde Salem Brewing Co. exudes history. Our building was constructed just 114 years after the town was founded in 1806 by James Simpson; and until now had been home to a well known appliance store for decades. We believe our craft beers hold a piece of that history in every glass.
Alumni Connection: Emily Rinker Turk '13

Professional Hardscapes LLC
1572 Rosewalk, Roanoke, VA 24014
Premiere installers of all hardscape designs and materials. Producing both residential and commercial products. 
Alumni Connection: Henry Fariss '00 & '05

The Cobbler’s Wife
5207 Bernard Drive, Roanoke, VA 24018
The Cobbler’s Wife sells over 40 brands of women’s and children’s shoes. Our knowledgeable and friendly staff provide first rate customer service to make sure everyone finds the perfect shoes! We opened in 2005.
Alumni Connection: Susan Anderson Card '80

West Virginia

Mecklenburg Inn
128 East German Street, Shepherdstown, WV 25443
An English-style pub/restaraunt with an outdoor beer garden. Housed in a historic building constructed in 1793. 
Alumni Connection: George Moody '92