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Wednesday, April 08, 2020
Segra Offers Businesses Free Premium Collaboration Service During COVID-19 Crisis  Free 90-Day Service Supports Businesses Facing Remote Workforce Challenges    Charlotte, NC, April 8, 2020 – As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic evolves and many businesses adjust to managing a remote workforce, Segra is ensuring its business customers can keep their employees connected and productive, while ...read more
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Wednesday, April 08, 2020
The University of Lynchburg’s Doctor of Medical Science Program held an early virtual graduation ceremony today for students who have completed all degree requirements as of April 1. Through video messages sent via email, Dr. Kenneth Garren, president of the University, and Dr. Jeremy Welsh, who directs the program, conferred DMSc degrees to 37 students. This places the total number of Lynchburg ...read more
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Monday, April 06, 2020
Leadercast 2020, the world's largest annual one-day leadership event, will be held virtually on Thursday, May 7, 2020.  The event theme is “Positive Disruption” and will showcase leaders from a variety of spheres of influence who will address ways to drive opportunities for innovation and will challenge attendees to shake up the status quo to incite positive change throughout their ...read more
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Thursday, April 02, 2020
View story at The News & Advance...The Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance on Wednesday hosted Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va.; Dr. Kerry Gateley, health director for the Central Virginia Health District; and Barry DuVal, president and CEO of the Virginia Chamber of Commerce, to update the business community about critical work being done in both the health care system and in Richmond during the ...read more
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Tuesday, March 31, 2020
As we work around the clock to keep our hotel operations running and as an essential business, we need the supplies to keep our guests & employees safe by continuing to follow CDC guidelines. We are reaching out to our community to ask for HAND SANITIZER DONATIONS. It is literally impossible to find and on backorder with all of our suppliers. We are here 24 hours a day so please feel free to stop ...read more
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Friday, March 20, 2020
The University of Lynchburg has announced a new, interdisciplinary program. Starting in Fall 2020, students can major in Africana studies. Lynchburg is the only school in the Tri-College Consortium and in the greater Lynchburg area to offer the major. Dr. Ghislaine L. Lewis Africana studies requires just 30 credits — an intentional decision to make it easy for interested students to ...read more
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Thursday, March 19, 2020
In order to protect voters’ health, the Virginia Department of Elections is encouraging voters to vote absentee in the upcoming local May elections. Also, according to the Virginia Department of Elections, voters may choose reason 2A - “my disability or illness” for absentee voting in the May 2020 elections due to COVID-19. Voters who choose the absentee option should do so as soon as possible ...read more
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Thursday, March 19, 2020
The City Manager has declared a local emergency during the current COVID-19 Pandemic.  The widespread closures, social distancing, and recommendations to avoid public gatherings have created excess burdens upon the restaurant, lodging, and entertainment businesses of the City.  The City Manager has authorized businesses to defer payment of certain taxes without penalty, interest, and collection ...read more
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Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Employers and their employees are turning to corporate apartments as a safe and comfortable solution during the Covid-19 crisis.  Many are looking for short term accommodations where out-of-town employees can isolate in a comfortable space where they can work, cook and even do laundry.  Some have relocating employees who are unable to complete their home search and need a temporary home. Others ...read more
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Wednesday, March 18, 2020
View story at WSLS Lynchburg Business Alliance is helping local business owners find the right resources to stay afloat during the coronavirus outbreak. Christine Kennedy, the group’s chief operating officer, said they’ve been getting a lot of questions on how to handle the impact. To practice social distancing, the group held a webinar for more than 800 of its members and answer their ...read more
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Tuesday, March 17, 2020
NASHVILLE, TN, March 17, 2020 – Starting Wednesday, March 18, all Pinnacle offices throughout our footprint will serve clients exclusively through the drive thru window. Interiors of the firm’s full-service banking offices will be closed until further notice. Appointments for urgent in-person needs can be accommodated. Many offices without a drive thru will be closed until further ...read more
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Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Private office space, meeting space, interview locations, accommodations for anyone wanting to self-quarantine, etc. is available.  The hotel’s guest rooms can be used for offices with desk space, internet and private bathrooms.  If hospitals or day surgery centers need a place to separate some high risk patients, our rooms may be a viable option.  Contact Jennifer Adamczyk, Area Director of Sales ...read more
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Tuesday, March 17, 2020
The Salvation Army of Greater Lynchburg continues to be committed to its mission of serving the homeless, hungry and those in need. Salvation Army leadership is working closely with community leaders and partners to address concerns that impact Greater Lynchburg’s homeless populations, as well as volunteers and staff of The Salvation Army. Beginning on 03/17/2020 at 12pm, The Salvation Army of ...read more
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Tuesday, March 10, 2020
U.S. Cellular announced the four winners of its 6th annual Black History Month Art Competition with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Lynchburg at a celebration at the club’s Madison street location on March 5.  The company also presented the club with a $5,000 donation as part of the company’s annual giving campaign.   In January, club members created original pieces of artwork in recognition ...read more
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Monday, March 09, 2020
Virginia Business magazine just released its annual publication, The Big Book, which includes a list of the largest CPA firms in Virginia, based on number of CPAs in the Commonwealth. Brown Edwards ranks #6 this year, which is a move up from 2019.  Additionally, Brown Edwards is now the largest firm headquartered in Virginia of those included in The Big Book list.   Brown Edwards CEO Jason ...read more
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Monday, March 02, 2020
View story at The News & Advance... Starting a business isn’t what’s hard — it’s starting it well that is hard, she said. “I don’t want people to feel like it’s not for them because they don’t know what the steps are,” she said. “That’s not knowledge just for rich people. It’s not knowledge just for bankers,” she said. “It’s knowledge for everybody. We’re here to help people do that.” Outside ...read more
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Friday, February 28, 2020
View story at The News & Advance...During the past year, the Lynchburg region saw 307 new jobs created, received $191,000 in economic development grants, had $34.8 million in capital investments and 59 new economic development investors. These highlights were shared at the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance’s 2020 Annual Meeting on Wednesday. Ryan McEntire, taxation partner with Brown Edwards ...read more
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Thursday, February 27, 2020
Nearly 300 businesses and community leaders were in attendance for the Alliance’s 136th Annual Meeting celebrating regional accomplishments and highlighting our program 2020 Goals. Touting the theme “Belong to Something Extraordinary”, volunteer leaders shared how they have experienced extraordinary results and benefitted from the Alliance.  Alliance CEO–Megan Lucas enthusiastically started the ...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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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

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