🌟 Rise and shine, Lynchburg region! 🌟
Get ready to kickstart your day with a burst of inspiration at our much-awaited quarterly Business at Breakfast!
Join us on on January 17 as we bring together the Lynchburg region business community for a morning of connection, collaboration, and celebration at the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance. Whether you're a seasoned entrepreneur, a thriving professional, or a fresh face in the business scene, this event is your golden ticket to a dynamic connecting experience like no other!
Registration closes on January 2nd at midnight.
Meet Our Special Guest: Dr. Dondi Costin
Dr. Dondi Costin began serving as Liberty University’s sixth president on July 1, 2023. He returned to Liberty, his alma mater, after five years as president of Charleston Southern University. He is a retired Major General with more than 32 years of commissioned service in a military career that culminated as a senior leader in the Pentagon, where he served as the eighteenth Air Force Chief of Chaplains.
Dr. Costin is a native of Wilmington, N.C., and was commissioned a second lieutenant upon graduation from the United States Air Force Academy in 1986. He then served successively as an industrial engineer evaluating air-to-ground precision guided munitions, chief of scientific analysis on a major command headquarters staff, and assistant professor of aerospace studies at Texas Christian University. After ten years as a line officer, he became an Air Force chaplain in 1996.
An ordained Southern Baptist minister, he was endorsed by the Liberty Baptist Fellowship during his 22 years as a chaplain. His chaplain assignments included service as Air Force Basic Military Training chaplain, senior flightline chaplain for both special operations and conventional forces in England, readiness instructor/evaluator preparing Chaplain Corps personnel for worldwide deployment, Air Staff branch chief, wing chaplain in Germany, senior chaplain for the air component mission in Southwest Asia, senior chaplain for Pacific Air Forces, and Air Force Chief of Chaplains.
He assumed the presidency of Charleston Southern University (CSU) immediately following his military career. The university flourished under Costin’s leadership, which featured a visionary strategic plan, the university’s award-winning response to the COVID-19 global pandemic, and recognition as the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce’s 2022 Business of the Year.
Dr. Costin earned a Bachelor of Science degree in operations research from the United States Air Force Academy and graduate degrees from Liberty University (M.A. in counseling), Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary (M.A. in religion), Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div.), Air Command and Staff College (Master of Military Operational Art and Science), Air War College (Master of Strategic Studies), and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (D.Min in evangelism and church growth; Ph.D. in leadership).
Why Should YOU Attend Business At Breakfast?
🤝 Connect with the Best: Rub shoulders with like-minded professionals and forge valuable connections that could be the key to unlocking your next big opportunity. Business at Breakfast is not just a meal; it's a feast of possibilities!
🌐 Welcome New Faces: Be among the first to welcome the newest members to our vibrant business community! We'll be introducing fresh talents and companies that have recently joined the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance. Let's show them the warmth of our Lynchburg hospitality!
🎤 Special Guests, Special Insights: Brace yourselves for a dose of inspiration! Our lineup of special guests will share their insights, strategies, and success stories. Be prepared to be motivated, enlightened, and equipped with tools to take your business to new heights.
🚀 Unveiling Exciting Updates: What's a breakfast without a few surprises? We'll be unveiling exciting updates, initiatives, and opportunities that are bound to make your business radar ping with excitement. Stay tuned!
🥞 Delicious Breakfast Spread: Of course, would it really be an Alliance event without a scrumptious breakfast spread? Indulge in a delightful assortment of breakfast treats, from hearty classics to trendy bites. Energize your day the Lynchburg way!
This is not just another networking event; it's a celebration of the Lynchburg region's thriving business spirit. So, set your alarms, mark your calendars, and join us for a morning of connections, insights, and delicious bites at Business at Breakfast! Let's make this quarter's gathering the best one yet.
Don't miss out on the most important meal of the business day! RSVP now to secure your spot and let's make the Lynchburg region's business scene soar.
Thank you to our Chairman's Circle Investors!