News & Events

See what’s happening at Extraordinary Ventures.



Inclusive Business Holiday Gift Market

Save the date for the annual Inclusive Business Holiday Gift Market on Saturday, December 3rd, co-sponsored by @WorkTogetherNC!

It’s the perfect time to wrap up your holiday shopping while supporting local businesses committed to employing an inclusive workforce.


Extraordinary Ventures Hosts Inclusive Employment Summit

Attendees included over 120 local employers, entrepreneurs, self-advocates, service providers, and family members.

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Summer 2022 Newsletter

It has been a busy summer so far at Extraordinary Ventures! See the latest news and get a sneak preview of what’s coming up this fall.

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Extraordinary Ventures Showcased on PORCH Blog

PORCH Chapel Hill-Carrboro, a small grassroots hunger relief organization, rents the Event Center at Extraordinary Ventures every month to process food donations to distribute to local families, pantries, and schools. This month, Extraordinary Ventures was featured as a community partner on their blog.

Spring 2022 Newsletter

Celebrating 15 Years! Catch up on all the good news, including an employee appreciation luncheon.

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Daily Tar Heel Feature: “Full of ideas and passion”

Extraordinary Ventures, a company with the goal of creating businesses employed by a neurodiverse workforce, hired Lisa Kaylie as their new executive director on March 1.

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Hometown Hero: Kwame Alston!

This week’s Chapelboro Hometown Hero, presented by Hendrick Southpoint, is Kwame Alston from Extraordinary Ventures.

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Chapelboro Feature

Made in NC: Extraordinary Ventures Gifts: Giving The Gift of Opportunity – Chapelboro feature about Extraordinary Gifts, which offers soy candles, bath, and body products, all crafted by adults with developmental disabilities in Chapel Hill.