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News for General

Friday, January 26, 2018
View full story in The News & Advance. Central Virginia Community College is leading the way in industry certifications and licensures granted in the past two school years compared to other Virginia Community College System members. Introduced by VCCS in 2015, the “Complete 2021” plan is a six-year strategic plan with a goal of distributing more than 90,000 credentials through the 23 community ...read more
Categories: General
Thursday, December 14, 2017
View full story here. About 100 business leaders met Thursday at the newly renovated Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance on Lucado Place to hear how November’s election results could affect local economic decisions. Stephen Farnsworth, a professor of political science and international affairs and director of the Center for Leadership & Media Studies at the University of Mary Washington, was ...read more
Categories: General, Member News
Wednesday, December 06, 2017
View full story here Pancakes were not the only item on the menu Tuesday morning during the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance Pancakes & Politics Outlook Breakfast. The breakfast, held in Smith Hall at Randolph College, was attended by area businesspeople to hear their legislators’ priorities before the General Assembly reconvenes Jan. 10. About 75 business leaders were in attendance. Sen. ...read more
Categories: Member News, General
Monday, November 20, 2017
The Alliance Small Business Committee and Ambassadors have been making the rounds visiting members to distribute marketing materials for Small Business Saturday® the Saturday after Thanksgiving.  The event inspires people to shop smaller merchants for clothes, gifts, as well as enjoy dining at one of our area restaurants. It also brings awareness of small businesses that provide products and ...read more
Categories: General, Press Release
Monday, November 06, 2017
The Alliance officially celebrated the grand opening of their new business and industry headquarters located at 300 Lucado Place with a VIP reception and gala on November 4.  Alliance members, investors, and community leaders enjoyed the specialty drink, The Commerce Crush, as they entered and participated in guided tours, photo booth fun, dancing with live music by Apple Butter Soul and of ...read more
Categories: General
Friday, July 28, 2017
The Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance is excited to announce that Heath Barret, IOM has been hired as the Vice President of Membership Development.  Heath will relocate from Mississippi and has a background in Chamber of Commerce, Convention and Visitors Bureau, and Main Street Association industries.  Heath entered the Chamber of Commerce industry in 2013 as Director of Membership and ...read more
Categories: Press Release, General
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Lucas part of latest Certified Chamber Executive Class  Alexandria, Va. (July 25, 2017) — Megan Lucas, CEcD, IOM, Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance CEO and Chief Economic Development Officer, has been designated as a Certified Chamber Executive (CCE) by the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE). Alexandria, Virginia-based ACCE is an association of more than 7,500 chamber of ...read more
Categories: General, Press Release
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, ...read more
Categories: Press Release, General
Monday, June 19, 2017
Progress on the Alliance’s future Regional headquarters continues with the expectations of completion before end of third quarter.  Staff offices are taking shape with new windows and doors to be installed in the weeks ahead with some windows that will be noticeable as you travel down Fifth Street. The bathrooms have been remodeled and have been to painted. New flooring has been selected for the ...read more
Categories: General
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
Categories: Press Release, General
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
View full story in The News & Advance ..... For the first time this election season, all five of the Lynchburg commonwealth’s attorney and sheriff candidates attended the same forum. The Tuesday night debate held at Liberty University was hosted by the Young Professionals of Central Virginia, a partner of the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance. Each candidate was afforded one minute to ...read more
Categories: General
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
View story in The News & Advance.... Hundreds of job-seekers turned out Tuesday in Lynchburg for a first of-its kind job fair hosted by the company Reliant Hiring Solutions. The fair at the Heritage United Methodist Church saw a turnout of 26 companies and more than 325 job applicants. It's that enthusiasm that the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance says is the sign of something much bigger ...read more
Categories: General
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 campaign has already ...read more
Categories: General, Press Release
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
View story at WSET13... LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) -- The Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance is a five-star accredited chamber for the third straight time. It is the highest accreditation given by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which happens over a five-year cycle. The Alliance received the honors in 2006 and 2011 and it's only one of 13 chambers to have done this for three accreditation periods, ...read more
Categories: General
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
View story at WDBJ7...The Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance has received 5 star accreditation from the United States Chamber of Commerce.The accreditation process takes place every five years and this is the third consecutive period in which the alliance has received the distinction. This plays a huge factor in attracting businesses into the area."We are thrilled to be recognized for the third ...read more
Categories: General
Wednesday, March 08, 2017
View full story in The News & Advance.... Airplanes, economic development and hunting dogs were among the issues Lynchburg-area legislators recapped for the Hill City business community Tuesday morning. The Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance’s annual “Pancakes and Politics” breakfast provides the business community access tolegislators to askquestions following the 2017 General Assembly. In ...read more
Categories: General
Tuesday, March 07, 2017
 Lynchburg, VA – Lynchburg moves up from 37th in 2014 to 8th 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 and ...read more
Categories: General, Press Release
Monday, February 27, 2017
View story in The News & Advance.... Nine months after the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance announced plans to relocate its headquarters to the former James River Conference Center on Lucado Place, construction began over the weekend. The organization currently works out of a small office on Memorial Avenue. According to Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance CEO Megan Lucas, the ...read more
Categories: Member News, General
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 shared his ...read more
Categories: General, Press Release

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