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Thursday, June 22, 2017
What is the GLOBAL LEARNING XPRIZE? The $15M Global Learning XPRIZE is a competition that challenges teams from around the world to develop open-source software solutions that will facilitate an autonomous learning environment for children living in remote areas of the world. The winning technology will result in children achieving a pre-determined level of proficiency in reading, writing and ...read more
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Monday, June 19, 2017
The Lynchburg Region has a strong story to share, Alliance is the Regional leader focused on generating awareness and discussion about the success, diversity and strength of manufacturing in our Region. The Lynchburg Region is a resource rich with the natural resources, education and workforce elements key to our opportunity. Telling the Regional Story is vital to leveraging our competitive ...read more
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Thursday, May 18, 2017
A heartfelt congratulations to the 36 area leaders and managers for their successful completion of Leadership Lynchburg's Flagship Program. The program immerses the aspiring or emerging leader, manager or first time supervisor in a nine-month study and practical application program on community leadership. Through monthly sessions, participants learn from top leaders in our region, study and ...read more
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Friday, May 05, 2017
Soft skills, professionalism and core standards of behavior were the main skills emphasized by employers at the 2017 Regional Workforce Summit hosted by the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance and presented by Union Bank. Over 80 educators and employers gathered for a frank dialogue on the state of our workforce. State and national trends were presented by keynote speakers followed by break- out ...read more
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Saturday, April 29, 2017
The Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance officially kicked off their new “Accelerating Our Future” campaign to a room full of regional business leaders at a reception last night at Wiley|Wilson. The new five-year campaign aims to raise over $3.3 million in private sector funds to intentionally influence the Region’s future economic prosperity. In just over three months, the ...read more
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Tuesday, March 21, 2017
The Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance has again earned the significant 5-STAR ACCREDITATION from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the world’s largest business advocacy organization. 5-star accreditation is the highest distinction possible. Of the 7,000 chambers of commerce in America, less than 3% earn accreditation at either a basic level (no stars), 3-star level, 4-star level, or the ...read more
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Tuesday, March 07, 2017
Lynchburg, VA – Lynchburg moves up from 37 th in 2014 to 8 th in the Gallup 2016 Healthways State of American Well-Being: 2016 Community Well-Being Rankings report, which highlights important trends in health and well-being within communities across the nation. The report measures how residents of 189 U.S. cities feel about their physical health, social ties, financial security, community ...read more
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Saturday, February 18, 2017
Where Creativity and Commerce Connect - Alliance holds Annual Meeting The Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance held its Annual Meeting, at The Kirkley Hotel last week at a standing room only breakfast. Alton Brown, Publisher of the News & Advance gaveled in the meeting that was filled with energy, vision and pride in the region’s prosperous business community. Chairman Jim Richards ...read more
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Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Consultant Connect Announces Leaders In The Industry KALAMAZOO, Michigan – Alliance CEO, Megan Lucas has been selected by Consultant Connect, a consulting agency designed to bridge the gap between economic developers and site consultants, as one of North America’s Top 50 Economic Developers for 2017. The economic development professionals selected for this list were nominated by their ...read more
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Tuesday, January 24, 2017
The 2017 Board Officers: James R. Richards, Petty, Livingston, Dawson & Richards, PC - Chair Stefanie Prokity, Successful Innovations, Inc. - Chair Elect Aubrey "Todd" H. Hall III, First National Bank – Vice Chair Ryan McEntire, Brown, Edwards & Company, L.L.P. - Treasurer Additional Board of Directors: Susan Adams, Appomattox County Anthony Andrews, Twenty23 Fred ...read more
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Wednesday, November 23, 2016
BREAKING NEWS According to Reuters a federal judge on Tuesday blocked an Obama administration rule to extend mandatory overtime pay. The U.S. Chamber responded, "We are very pleased that the court agreed with our arguments that the Obama administration's new overtime rule was unlawful and stopped rule from taking effect on December 1. If the overtime rule had taken effect, it would ...read more
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Friday, November 11, 2016
One of the most important aspects of economic development is introducing site selectors from outside Virginia to the Lynchburg Region. The Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance is hosting a group of site selectors for a two-day familiarization tour (fam tour) of our area. This tour represents a tremendous opportunity to demonstrate the importance of the Lynchburg Region’s strategic location, ...read more
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Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Over 1200 business, community leaders, and residents from Virginia’s Region 2000 came together to update the Region’s five-year Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS). The new strategy will help elevate the Region’s competitiveness for new jobs and talent, guiding the Region’s investments in support of economic improvement and prosperity. “The ...read more
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Tuesday, October 25, 2016
A Job Fair is being held at River Ridge Mall that is co-sponsored by the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance. Job seekers can meet face-to-face with multiple area employers now hiring. Make sure to dress to impress and also bring your resume. WHAT: River Ridge Mall Job Fair Co-Sponsored by the Alliance WHEN: October 29, 2016 10:00 AM - 5:00 p.m. WHERE: River Ridge Mall 3405 Candlers Mountain ...read more
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Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Alliance staff and board members met downtown to view concepts for their new headquarters. Atelier 11 Architecture, LTD was selected as the firm to renovate the former James River Conference Building located downtown at 400 Court Street. Built in 1992 and renovated into a conference center the building has approximately 24,257 square feet. The first phase will focus on renovating approximately ...read more
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Monday, October 17, 2016
The TechEDGE Dinner and Awards Banquet hosted by Lynchburg Regional Technology Council and was held on October 13 at the Academy Center of the Arts. The night featured guest speaker David Ihrie, CTO, with Center of Innovative Technology (CIT). He spoke on “Revving the Innovative Engine” and special guest Delegate Kathy Byron. The event included a silent auction with proceeds ...read more
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Friday, June 24, 2016
Appomattox County High School Students Brian Rubio, Nathan Simpson, Nick Walton, and Geoff Zdgiebloski, of Appomattox, Virginia recently participated in the SkillsUSA Championships. This event, by invitation only, was for first place state medalists in 100 competition areas for career and technical students. It is the largest skill competition in the world. The team competed in the ...read more
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