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Friday, February 21, 2020
LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA – Financial Designs founder and CEO RIck Scruggs is proud to announce the appointment of Tommy Battle, CFP as President/COO.  Both Tommy and Financial Designs are excited to embark upon this new chapter and anticipate the growth and progress sure to come. As an experienced professional in the finance sector, Tommy has spent more than two decades perfecting his skills. ...read more
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Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Pinnacle Financial Partners is ranked higher than ever as one of the top places to work in the United States, according to a new list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For® from FORTUNE magazine and Great Place to Work. The firm came in at No. 14, its highest rank yet, moving up 13 spots from 2019. This is Pinnacle’s fourth consecutive appearance on the list. It joins companies like Hilton, Cisco ...read more
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Monday, February 17, 2020
(LYNCHBURG, Va. – Feb. 17, 2019) – BWX Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: BWXT) announced today that the U.S. Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program has awarded subsidiary BWXT Nuclear Operations Group, Inc. (BWXT NOG) new contracts with options totaling approximately $1 billion for the manufacture of naval nuclear reactor components.   “We are proud to provide nuclear propulsion systems that enable U.S. Navy ...read more
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Friday, February 14, 2020
RALEIGH, NC, Feb. 13, 2020 – Experienced wealth manager Brad Sears has joined Pinnacle Financial Partners as managing director for Pinnacle Asset Management in the Carolinas and Virginia. He is based at the company’s local office at 3515 Glenwood Ave. “We are pleased to have Brad join the team and help expand our business in the Carolinas and Virginia,” said Gary Collier, manager of Pinnacle ...read more
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Tuesday, February 11, 2020
[ROANOKE, VA, February 5, 2020] --WSLS, the Graham Media Group owned NBC affiliate in Roanoke, VA, announced they have named Chrissy Funk as their new Creative Services Director. In her new role, Funk will oversee the brand image strategy for WSLS and its execution on all platforms as well as its community outreach. She returns to Graham Media Group after stints as Creative Services Director at ...read more
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Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Lynchburg VA - Do you ever wonder what you can do in your community that really makes a difference in young people’s lives?Derrick Brown pondered that thought ­­ 10 years ago, as well. As a first-year high school biology teacher at Amherst County High School, he saw two types of students he felt compelled to help. One was students with immense talent and potential, who were choosing to waste ...read more
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Tuesday, February 11, 2020
NASHVILLE, TN, Feb. 11, 2020 – Pinnacle Financial Partners brought home a near record number of Greenwich Best Brand and Excellence Awards for 2019. The 29 awards are national and regional honors, including those earned for distinctive service and effective advice given to small business and middle market clients. Only one other firm in the country earned as many, cementing Pinnacle’s place as one ...read more
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Monday, February 10, 2020
Pinnacle Financial Partners is opening a new main office for Western Virginia at 202 Campbell Ave. SE. This represents a significant investment in the community and the region with the construction of a landmark building at the gateway to downtown. All associates currently working from the Church Avenue office will move to the Campbell Avenue office. It will officially open March 16, 2020, with ...read more
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Saturday, February 08, 2020
LYNCHBURG, February 6, 2020 ─ Airline passenger traffic at Lynchburg Regional Airport posted a banner year in 2019, with the airport topping 185,000 total passengers for the first time in 10 years. The month of December finished the year particularly strong with a remarkable 34.2% increase compared to the same month last year, while setting a new record for the highest December passenger count ...read more
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Thursday, February 06, 2020
Go to our website at https://www.goseebob.com/HOMEInsurance Tip of the Month... I would like to address some things that you may have questions on WHAT HAPPENS if you have a stroke, A heart attack or are in an accident and are unable to work? Unfortunately, no one knows when they may be facing the reality of dealing with a critical illness. When faced with a critical illness, both medical and ...read more
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Tuesday, January 28, 2020
RICHMOND, Virginia – Representatives of the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance participated with other chambers and businesses from around the Commonwealth at Chamber Day at the Capitol on January 23 in Richmond.   The annual event, organized by the Virginia Chamber of Commerce, provides Chamber executives with personal briefings from the Governor and Virginia’s top government including ...read more
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Thursday, January 23, 2020
 Local U.S. Cellular associates joined Boys & Girls Club members Jan. 21 to kick off the 6th annual Black History Month Art Contest. U.S. Cellular associates provided resources/art supplies, and club members created original 8.5 x 11 pieces of artwork in recognition of influential African-Americans, including historical figures, world leaders, athletes and celebrities. Ten finalists will be chosen ...read more
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Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Lynchburg, Va. - The Central Virginia Sports Commission (CVSC) has invited representatives from regional colleges, high schools, and community stakeholders along with colleagues, friends and family to honor Dennis Carter’s 37 years of dedication to the community through sports and relationships. The event is Sunday evening February 16th, 2020 at 6:00 PM at the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance ...read more
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Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Lynchburg, Virginia/January 22, 2020 - At a recent meeting of the Board of Directors of Bank of the James, Courtney W. Glass was promoted to Senior Vice President and Consumer Loan Officer and Penny P. Wallace was named Assistant Vice President and Business Banker.     Mrs. Glass began her Bank of the James career in 2014 as an Assistant Vice President and Consumer Loan Officer and was later ...read more
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Tuesday, January 21, 2020
LYNCHBURG – The Board of Directors of the Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra recently announced the appointment of Mike Lewis as its new Executive Director. “We are very pleased that Mike is joining the LSO in this capacity,” says Board President Hugh Ballou. “He brings a wealth of experience in marketing and branding that will be a wonderful asset to the organization.” Lewis is well acquainted with ...read more
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Tuesday, January 14, 2020
The Alliance is pleased to announce the hiring of John Putney as Director of Government Relations. John comes to the Alliance with 25 years of legislative and lobbying experience having worked with local, state and national organizations such as Hurt & Proffitt, Harris Corporation (now L3Harris), JMU, McGuire Woods, just to name a few.  In this role, John will manage the Lynchburg Regional ...read more
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Friday, December 13, 2019
View story at The News & Advance...The national economic outlook, trade policies and the possibility of a recession were all points of discussion during Thursday’s annual Economic Summit at the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance. The event’s featured speaker was Mark Vitner, director and senior economist at Wells Fargo Securities, who is responsible for tracking U.S. and regional economic ...read more
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Thursday, December 05, 2019
View full story at The News & Advance...Ahead of the Jan. 8 start of the 2020 Virginia General Assembly, local legislators met Tuesday morning with about 75 Lynchburg-area business leaders to brief them about what changes could come in the spring and how their businesses could be affected. Sen. Mark Peake, R-Lynchburg; Sen. Steve Newman, R-Bedford County; Del. Kathy Byron, R-Bedford; and ...read more
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Monday, November 18, 2019
View full story at The News & Advance...Although many changes to Lynchburg's River Ridge mall already are underway, and shoppers have seen results of Liberty University’s $20 million investment, the mall's redevelopment will bring more new features over the next few years. And no, Cheesecake Factory won't be among them.  But shoppers can expect a new large sporting-goods store, new eateries and ...read more
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Wednesday, November 06, 2019
See full story at ABC 13  -- Appalachian Power announced a total of $125,000 in grant funding that has been awarded to nine organizations to help support local economic development efforts. According to a press release, these funds were provided by Appalachian Power in the form of grants to government and nonprofits that oversee programs and initiatives tied to economic development. The ...read more
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Wednesday, November 06, 2019
View full story at ABC 13 - The Central Virginia Training Center could soon get a face lift. The GO Virginia Region 2 Council approved the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance’s project for the Central Virginia Training Center Redevelopment Plan. The grant requested $100,000 to assist in the cost of a redevelopment plan for the site located in Amherst County. The Central Virginia Planning ...read more
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Thursday, October 03, 2019
The Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance is pleased to announce inductees into the 2019 Business Hall of Fame.  These inductees have significantly impacted business, industry and the community of the Lynchburg region in some significant manner, either through sustained superior accomplishment or through a specific important achievement. These individuals are and have been critical to our existing ...read more
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Thursday, September 26, 2019
Congratulations to the winners of our Briefcase Open Golf ClassicFIRST FLIGHT1st Place – Score of 54 (pictured right) New York Life –Colton Moon, Bobby Moon, Cameron Yancey and Sam Price2nd Place – Score of 55 First National Bank – George Vaughan, Daniel Wheeler, Chris Gibson, Al Sears  SECOND FLIGHT 1st Place – Score of 61 Lion's Pride – Kate Dahl, Giles Sydnor, Chris Jones, Aaron Meek 2nd ...read more
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Friday, September 06, 2019
The Level Up YP Summit presented by Delta Star was a conference for the next generation of leaders organized by the Young Professionals of Central VA (YPCV) of the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance. The event sold out in less than three weeks and had 120 of the best and brightest young leaders in attendance. Attendees were energized by inspiring work sessions led by several regional executives, ...read more
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Friday, August 16, 2019
View full story in The News & Advance.   New Centra President and CEO Dr. Andy Mueller made his debut to the Central Virginia business community Wednesday morning at The Summit by delivering what Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance COO Christine Kennedy said is the most transparent talk she’s heard from a community leader. Mueller started in May, replacing former CEO E.W. Tibbs, who stepped ...read more
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Wednesday, August 14, 2019
View story at ABC13....LYNCHBURG, Va (WSET) -- Centra’s new CEO greeted the business community this morning in a Business at Breakfast at the Summit.The Lynchburg Business Alliance introduced Dr. Andy Mueller to local business leaders as the key note speaker.Mueller spoke on why he chose Centra and his vision for the health care system.He says his two motivations as a leader is being involved in ...read more
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Wednesday, August 14, 2019
View full story at The News & Advance....New Centra President and CEO Dr. Andy Mueller made his debut to the Central Virginia business community Wednesday morning at The Summit by delivering what Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance COO Christine Kennedy said is the most transparent talk she’s heard from a community leader. Mueller started in May, replacing former CEO E.W. Tibbs, who stepped down ...read more
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Tuesday, August 13, 2019
View story at WDBJ7....Transportation was the topic in Lynchburg Tuesday while leaders met to discuss connectivity in the region. Their main focus: more flight options. That's because right now, a majority of travelers use other airports. "We have some other airports that are real close, so we're losing a lot of traffic down to Raleigh so a lot of people are driving because there aren't' a lot ...read more
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Tuesday, July 30, 2019
Alexandria, Va. (July 30, 2019) — Megan Lucas, CEO & Chief Economic Development Officer, Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance has been elected to serve on the board of directors for ACCE, the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives, an Alexandria, Va.-based association of over 9,000 professionals who work for and with more than 1,300 chambers of commerce.   Members of ACCE’s board of ...read more
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Monday, July 29, 2019
News Editorial Over 20 million people living in rural areas of our nation still lack an adequate internet connection. Closer to home, a more recent report from Virginia’s broadband chief advisor estimates that over 660,000 Virginia homes and businesses also are a part of this digital divide. Bridging this digital divide is critical to giving all Virginians access to the full benefits of ...read more
Monday, July 15, 2019
The GO Virginia Board announced its approval of the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance’s site readiness grant application on June 24. The Alliance’s Site Readiness Grant will advance a portfolio of six existing commercial/industrial sites along the site readiness scale and clarify next steps for moving all sites to at least Tier III on the Virginia Business Site Readiness Scale. This project ...read more
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Monday, July 08, 2019
The Inside Lynchburg Region magazine has been distributed and is inclusive of the region featuring Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford, Campbell, Counties and the City of Lynchburg. The online version is a dedicated website at InsideLynchburgRegion.com with a view of the digital magazine as well. This high-quality publication continues to be recognized as the guide for people planning to relocate to ...read more
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Thursday, June 20, 2019
View story at the Roanoke Times...Two startups were born in the same coworking space near downtown Blacksburg in 2014. They both went on to raise money from venture capitalists, launch products and hire employees — just like economic developers like to see. But only one did so in Blacksburg. Today, both the company that stayed, Card Isle, and the one that left, LawnStarter, are happy with their ...read more
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Monday, June 17, 2019
The Virginia Small Business Development Center – Lynchburg Region is located at the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance office.  The SBDC -Lynchburg Region serves the City of Lynchburg, and Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford, and Campbell Counties with expert advisors ready to assist both budding ideas and existing businesses looking to expand. Thanks to funding from the U.S. Small Business ...read more
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Friday, May 03, 2019
The Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance (the Alliance) and the Center for Advanced Engineering and Research (CAER) today announced an agreement to work together in a joint effort to develop a technology based economic development plan for the region. One of the goals in the LRBA’s 2019 strategic plan is to create and implement an innovation and tech based economic development plan. Research on ...read more
Thursday, May 02, 2019
The Business Summit presented by Wells Fargo was held from 1:30 – 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 30 at the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance. The Summit featured a key note address by Business & Leadership Consultant,  Jennifer Owen-O’Quill,  Voltage Leadership Consulting and business learning labs taught by local leaders and influential speakers. Following the learning labs was a cocktail reception ...read more
Thursday, February 28, 2019
View story at The News & Advance...The Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance had plenty to celebrate during its annual meeting Wednesday morning. “We are geared toward growth and success and our passion for the region isn’t slowing down,” Alliance CEO Megan Lucas said to the 345 business professionals in attendance. Past Chair Stefanie Prokity told members the alliance board worked to advance ...read more
Thursday, February 28, 2019
Terri Gibson, Regional Sales Director, Daly Seven has received the 2018 Ambassador of the Year Award by the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance.  Terri handles sales for three properties in Lynchburg, including the Hampton Inn & Suites, Holiday Inn Express, and SpringHill Suites. Daly Seven has been a member of the Alliance since 2014.   The Ambassador of the Year award was originally ...read more
Thursday, February 28, 2019
Nearly 350 business and community leaders were in attendance at the Annual Meeting presented by Central Virginia Sports held February 27.  The event played off the theme of “Growing Together. Succeeding Together."   The Annual Meeting highlighted accomplishments and embraced new core values to advance the region forward with its program of work. These core values are Agile, Accountable, Beyond ...read more
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Have you noticed our "facelift?" We've launched a new website and we hope you'll enjoy the new look! The new website aims to provide a clear message of who we are, and what we stand for. Improved menu functionality directs you to the information most relevant to you, our member. It is also fully responsive with mobile devices, making it easy to navigate on a wide range of web browsers and portable ...read more
Friday, February 15, 2019
The Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance and the Central Virginia Workforce Development Board are pleased to announce the Worlds of Opportunity Career Expo presented by Wells Fargo happening this April.  Students and soon-to-be grads will attend the Expo to learn about employment that supports STEM education to include life sciences, advanced manufacturing, robotics, construction, HVAC/industrial ...read more

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