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Results Found: 48
Friday, October 19, 2018
October 17, 2018 – Condé Nast Traveler announced the results of its 31st annual Readers’ Choice Awards with Craddock Terry Hotel recognized as #14 in the Top Hotels in the South, ahead of the only other Virginia hotels listed, the Jefferson Hotel #16 and Quirk #27 in Richmond. “We’re so honored to receive this nomination”, said Hotel Director, Todd Swindell. “Many thanks to our loyal guests and ...read more
Categories: Member News
Friday, October 19, 2018
Open enrollment for the Health Insurance Marketplace starts November 1, 2018. Johnson Health Center is continuing to service those in the community by offering free unbiased health insurance counseling to anyone in the community. Johnson Health Center has Certified Application Counselors located in Amherst, Bedford, Lynchburg and Rustburg that are able to assist with health insurance questions and ...read more
Categories: Member News
Thursday, October 18, 2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Institute for Organization Management, the professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, has appointed Megan Lucas, IOM, CCE, CEcD, CEO and Chief Economic Development Officer of the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance, Chair of the National Board of Trustees. Christine Kennedy, IOM, CPC, ELI-MP, COO and Vice President of the Lynchburg Regional ...read more
Categories: General, Press Release
Thursday, October 18, 2018
Brown Edwards is pleased to announce the acquisition of the Newport News practice of Dixon Hughes Goodman effective October 31, 2018.  DHG Partners Hugh Barlow and Leslie Roberts along with most of the staff located in Newport News will become part of the Brown Edwards team and a significant number of DHG’s clients are expected to transition to Brown Edwards.  As Brown Edwards has a substantial ...read more
Categories: Member News
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
The Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance was pleased to host the 2nd Annual Salute to Manufacturing breakfast presented by First Piedmont Waste Solutions and to kick off manufacturing month.  The keynote speaker was Leila Aridi Afas of Toyota Motor North America. Delegate Scott Garrett was also in attendance. The Lynchburg region has some incredible advantages—unparalleled resources and an ...read more
Categories: Press Release, General, Member News
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Over 100 regional business leaders, HR professionals and educators gathered at the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance on October 5 for the 2018 Regional Workforce Summit.  This event brings together community stakeholders for conversations and presentations aimed at ensuring that employers in our region can fill their job demand. “It’s all about filling the talent pipeline and that conversation ...read more
Categories: General, Press Release
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
FOREST, Va., Oct. 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- NanoTouch Materials, creators of NanoSeptic Self-Cleaning Surfaces (www.nanoseptic.com), has finished construction of their new facility, the Center for Innovation in Smart Materials. After three years of research and development funded by a $2 million grant, NanoTouch decided to foster development of other types of smart materials that improve people's ...read more
Categories: Member News
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Gleaning for the World has extended its disaster relief supply collection for victims of Hurricane Michael at Sam’s Club, 3912 Ward’s Road in Lynchburg, through Oct. 17, according to a news release from Gleaning for the World. Collection will take place daily 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Supplies needed include nonperishable foods, shelter supplies such as paper plates, cups, and cutlery, and pet ...read more
Categories: Member News
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
View full story in The News & Advance. When Bedford native E.W. Tibbs stepped down as CEO of Centra on Oct. 1, after five years, it was 40-year-old Michael Elliott who was appointed interim CEO. The father of three was thrust immediately before more than 8,000 employees with two pressing questions. Immediately, Elliott said, employees wanted to know what was going to change with the company, ...read more
Categories: Member News
Friday, October 12, 2018
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Categories: Member News
Friday, October 12, 2018
Job Fair Monday, October 15 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Come get hired the samed ay.
Categories: Member News
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
October 9, 2018 | CONCORD, VA – As Hurricane Michael rapidly intensifies in the Gulf of Mexico, Gleaning For The World is preparing to respond. Beginning Thursday, October 11, Gleaning will hold a disaster relief supply collection at Sam’s Club on Ward’s Road in Lynchburg, VA. All items and financial gifts donated to this collection will go directly to those impacted by this latest natural ...read more
Categories: Member News
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
BWX Technologies hosted NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate for progress updates and technology demonstrations related to BWXT’s nuclear thermal propulsion program Tuesday. NASA awarded BWXT with a $20 million contract last year for the initial reactor concept development and other technology developments. Work under the contract is expected to continue through next year. BWXT ...read more
Categories: Member News
Friday, October 05, 2018
View full story in The News & Advance. Long-time police administrator Ryan Zuidema was named the city’s permanent police chief Thursday, capping off a nationwide search by placing a 21-year veteran of the Lynchburg Police Department atop a force heavily comprised of young and inexperienced officers.  City Manager Bonnie Svrcek elevated Zuidema after narrowing down a field of candidates to two ...read more
Categories: Member News
Thursday, October 04, 2018
Johnson Health Center and the Whirlwind Johnson Foundation are partnering together to celebrate and honor historic and momentous occasions. Throughout 2018, Johnson Health Center is celebrating 20 years of providing high quality, affordable health care to Central Virginia. The Whirlwind Johnson Foundation has restored Dr. Robert Walter Johnson's tennis court and is looking now to restore his house ...read more
Categories: Member News
Thursday, October 04, 2018
Appointments for The Salvation Army of Greater Lynchburg Angel Tree begins Wed., Oct. 3. Individuals needing assistance must secure an appointment in advance online at www.SalvationArmyLynchburg.org. If they do not have access to a computer or the internet, a computer is available for scheduling appointments at The Salvation Army Corps Community Center located at 2215 Park Avenue. Appointments ...read more
Categories: Member News
Thursday, October 04, 2018
View full story in The News & Advance. Riders on all Greater Lynchburg Transit Company routes can expect changes to their usual trips in mid-November after the GLTC board unanimously approved the most significant route updates in over 15 years. The route changes come after a survey conducted last fall identified unmet needs in certain areas of the city, including the Wards Road area. A team ...read more
Categories: Member News
Thursday, October 04, 2018
View full story in The News & Advance. The parent company of Danville-based American National Bank and Trust Co. has struck a deal to buy Roanoke-based HomeTown Bank and its parent company, the companies announced Monday. American National, with 24 bank offices, will acquire HomeTown Bank, with six offices in the Roanoke and New River valleys, in a planned $95.6 million deal scheduled to close ...read more
Categories: Member News
Thursday, October 04, 2018
View full story in The News & Advance. The financial state of Liberty University is stronger than ever with more than $3 billion in gross assets, according to numbers from the last fiscal year, said LU President Jerry Falwell Jr. Via text message to The News & Advance, Falwell said LU “passed $3 billion in gross assets in August” with “$2.48 billion in net assets” and “almost $1.7 billion in ...read more
Categories: Member News
Friday, September 28, 2018
View full storyin The News & Advance. The Lynchburg Office of Economic Development and Tourism presented its Year in Review Thursday evening at the Virginian Hotel. “The city of Lynchburg has a bright future,” Marjette Upshur, Lynchburg’s director of Economic Development and Tourism, said. “As we roll up our sleeves we recognize that none of this work is possible without the consistent and ...read more
Categories: Member News
Thursday, September 27, 2018
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Friday, September 21, 2018
View full story in The News & Advance.   Republican Corey Stewart was on friendly turf at conservative Liberty University Thursday evening, but it was Sen. Tim Kaine’s crowd that turned out. Kaine received overwhelming applause — and a few jeers — from an audience of around 500 at a town hall with Stewart, who received a polite ovation. Each candidate appeared for a half hour, answering ...read more
Categories: Member News
Friday, September 21, 2018
View full story in The News & Advance. The college diet is legendary: ramen noodles, pizza, greasy fast food, and other cheap eats. But hunger among college students is just as prevalent. Nearly 40 percent of college students struggle with food insecurity, according to a survey released in April by the Wisconsin HOPE Lab, a higher education research arm of the University of Wisconsin. To ...read more
Categories: Member News
Friday, September 21, 2018
View full story in The News & Advance. The college diet is legendary: ramen noodles, pizza, greasy fast food, and other cheap eats. But hunger among college students is just as prevalent. Nearly 40 percent of college students struggle with food insecurity, according to a survey released in April by the Wisconsin HOPE Lab, a higher education research arm of the University of Wisconsin. To ...read more
Categories: Member News
Monday, August 27, 2018
In early August the City of Lynchburg unveiled “Downtown 2040,” the Downtown Lynchburg Master Plan. After reviewing the document, engaging the business community and discussing the plan, the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance’s Legislative Affairs Committee recommended an endorsement of the Downtown Lynchburg Master Plan to the Alliance Board of Directors at the August 23rd board meeting. The ...read more
Categories: Press Release, General
Tuesday, August 07, 2018
The Virginia Small Business Development Center which serves the City of Lynchburg and Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford, and Campbell Counties has relocated from the campus of CVCC to a new host organization, the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance.  The SBDC – Lynchburg Region is a free, confidential business advising service open to all small businesses in the region. Committed to providing small ...read more
Categories: General, Member News, Press Release
Monday, July 30, 2018
Alexandria, Va. (July 26, 2018) — Christine Kennedy, IOM, CPC, ELI-MP, Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance COO and Executive Vice President, 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 commerce professionals, and 1,300 chambers of commerce, ...read more
Categories: General, Member News, Press Release
Monday, July 16, 2018
Alliance welcomes Chris Faraldi as the Director of Public Policy and Special Programming who comes to us after serving U.S. Senator Charles Grassley. Chris was the director of correspondence and led a team of seven legislative correspondents, along with three interns to ensure incoming and outgoing correspondence was managed efficiently.   He also provided administrative and technical support ...read more
Categories: General, Press Release, Member News
Wednesday, June 06, 2018
Lynchburg took center stage in the featured article “What America Can Learn from Lynchburg, Virginia” written by Ron Starner, Executive VP of Conway, Inc. and a writer for Site Selection Magazine.  After Starner’s visit to the Region, he discussed Lynchburg as a role model for successful economic growth. Contributing high tech manufacturing firms BWX Technologies and Framatome put our region as ...read more
Categories: General, Member News
Tuesday, June 05, 2018
The Alliance is excited about our new Inside Lynchburg Region magazine that showcases the Lynchburg Region. A BIG thank you to our advertising partners that made the publication happen. Copies are available at the Alliance. The new digital magazine is featured online and the website will be ready soon. Contact Ruth Martineau if you are interested in an online ad.View here for debut of magazine.
Categories: General, Press Release, Member News
Monday, April 30, 2018
View editorials in The News & Advance... Small businesses are the engine of our economy in the Lynchburg region. There are many positive impacts of small business on our regional economy: Small businesses are more likely to utilize other local businesses such as banks, service providers, and farms; for every $100 you spend at small businesses, $68 will stay in the community; and more than half ...read more
Categories: General, Member News
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
The Alliance is here for the Lynchburg Regional Business Community. If a business was impacted from Sunday’s storms and are without power or WIFI this week we have extra offices, large conference space with tables and chairs for businesses. Our doors are open and your business is our business and we have the resources to help your keep your business up and running. The Alliance has coffee and a ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Member News
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
The Economic Vibe breakfast scheduled from 7:30 - 9 a.m., April 26 at the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance will feature guest speaker Ron Starner, Executive Vice President of Conway Inc. He serves as editor of the TrustBelt Report and is lead organizer of the annual TrustBelt Conference. He also writes extensively for Site Selection and Conway’s Custom Content Publishing Division. Mr. Starner ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
The Alliance is here for the Lynchburg Regional Business Community. If a business was impacted from Sunday’s storms and are without power or WIFI this week we have extra offices, large conference space with tables and chairs for businesses. Our doors are open and your business is our business and we have the resources to help your keep your business up and running. The Alliance has coffee and a ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, April 16, 2018
The Alliance is here for the Lynchburg Regional Business Community. If a business was impacted from Sunday’s storms and are without power or WIFI this week we have extra offices, large conference space with tables and chairs for businesses. Our doors are open and your business is our business and we have the resources to help your keep your business up and running. The Alliance has coffee and a ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
View story in The News & Advance...Just a few months after visiting Lynchburg to answer questions about politics, education and the economy ahead of the General Assembly, Virginia legislators returned to the Hill City to give their thoughts on the most recent session. Sen. Steve Newman, R-Bedford County; Sen. Mark Peake, R-Lynchburg; Del. Scott Garrett, R-Lynchburg; and Del. Ben Cline, ...read more
Categories: General, Member News
Monday, March 19, 2018
A Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) is a regional plan developed by business, government and non-profit stakeholders that provides a collaborative and unified strategy for regional economic development. Not only will this plan guide our organizational strategy for the next five years, but it will be critical in obtaining the federal funding assistance necessary for regional ...read more
Categories: General
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
View full story in The News & Advance....Members of the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance met Wednesday morning for its annual meeting to discuss the past year’s achievements and what is to come in the upcoming year. Alliance CEO Megan Lucas said the organization serves as a catalyst for major change but only through synergy and regional partnerships. “There can be no doubt that the alliance ...read more
Categories: General
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Read full story in The News & Advance...Innovairre Communications LLC, a global manufacturer of direct mail fundraising campaign materials for nonprofits, will create at least 12 new jobs in Bedford County, according to the governor’s office. Gov. Ralph Northam announced Innovairre’s $4.85 million investment in Bedford County in a Tuesday news release. The Cherry Hill, New Jersey-based company ...read more
Categories: General
Thursday, February 22, 2018
The award winning Leadership Lynchburg program seeks candidates who want to expand their influence, develop their skills and lead in their personal and professional lives. Leadership Lynchburg provides in-class instruction, interaction with community leaders and rewarding community projects. Alumni role models and coaches support the journey. The ideal candidate is open to learning about how they ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
The Lynchburg Region is receiving a GO Virginia grant award for "Stopping the Brain Drain: Talent Attraction and Retention Strategy Development," led by three regional economic development organizations, the Roanoke Regional Partnership, Onward New River Valley, and the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance. The project will create a Talent Action Coalition involving employers, educators, and ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, February 19, 2018
The United States is projected to grow 2.7 percent in 2018 as tax cuts promote job and income growth. As the old saying goes, “a rising tide lifts all ships” and our region is poised for positive growth as we implement our economic development recruitment strategy for 2018 and beyond. We continue to see increased requests for information for the Lynchburg Region, in addition to seeing expansions ...read more
Categories: General, Press Release
Sunday, February 18, 2018
View story in The News & Advance...The Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance maintains a presence in Richmond during the General Assembly session and closely watches bills and issues that could impact our region. A bill gaining traction (Senate Bill 714) is one that we oppose as it’s an unprecedented and unwarranted effort to constrain the ability of our economic development professionals to ...read more
Categories: Press Release, 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
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: 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 20, 2017
The Alliance welcomes Denzel Jones as the Director of Public Policy and Special Programming after serving 5th Congressional District representative the Honorable Thomas A. Garrett. Denzel’s duties on Capitol Hill included oversight of the Congressman’s eventful political agenda spanning from committee meetings to keeping the Representative abreast of all voting times and dates conducted on the ...read more
Categories: 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
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