Helping local business in Charlottesville, Albemarle, and surrounding areas impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic through e-commerce and Instagram.

Project Synopsis

Storyware created CvilleShops as a way to use our skills to help those local businesses in Charlottesville, Albemarle, and surrounding counties that were suffering greatly from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Overall, we sold almost $6,000 worth of gift cards with 100% of the revenue going to local business. We also amassed over 5,000 instagram followers. Thanks to our partnership with the City of Charlottesville Office of Economic Development, we were able to run two social media campaigns where we gave away one gift card a day during the months of November 2020 and January 2021.

Of course, none of this could have been possible without the 50+ businesses that signed up to be a part of the store. We really appreciate their participation. is now closed, but we encourage you to continue supporting local business as much as you can.


  • Lydia Kellams
  • Todd Wickersty
  • Page Wood
  • Megan Chandler

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What We Did

  • Custom WordPress Website
  • Hosting + Dev Ops
  • UI Design
  • Iconography
  • WooCommerce