Member News

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Friday, April 19, 2019
View full story in The News & Advance. Former Centra CEO George Dawson has been named interim executive director of the Lynchburg Humane Society, effective Thursday. The society announced Thursday in a news release that Dawson will replace Executive Director Beth Mars while the nonprofit’s board searches for a permanent executive director. Mars was appointed in November 2018. She “will be ...read more
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Friday, April 19, 2019
Centra is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew (Andy) T. Mueller, M.D., to the role of president and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective May 15, 2019.   “After a comprehensive national search process, the board is pleased to announce that we have selected a highly qualified individual to assume leadership of Centra," said Amy Ray, chair of the Centra Board of Directors. "Dr. ...read more
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Friday, April 19, 2019
View full story in The News & Advance. Regan Joyce, a 15-year-old freshman at Timberlake Christian School, was one of thousands of area students in attendance Tuesday during the Worlds of Opportunity Career Expo. Her mission: Learn what careers might be in her future, including gaining a better understanding of lesser-known industries. “I want to know about more options so I’m not stuck with ...read more
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Thursday, April 18, 2019
View full story in The News & Advance. A new manager has been named at the Lynchburg Community Market. Ricky Kowalewski, who currently holds the position of assistant community market manager, will assume the role of Market Manager on May 1, according to a news release on Tuesday. Kowalewski became the Community Market’s assistant manager in June 2018 and was appointed to serve as acting ...read more
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Thursday, April 18, 2019
View full story in The News & Advance. Centra has named a new president and CEO. The Lynchburg-based health system announced Thursday that Dr. Andrew "Andy" Mueller will assume the leadership role effective May 15.Mueller earned a bachelor's in electrical engineering at North Carolina State University and earned his medical degree from the University of North Carolina, according to a news ...read more
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Wednesday, April 17, 2019
View full story in the News & Advance. University of Lynchburg’s undergraduate commencement speaker will be the first woman to run the Boston Marathon, which was closed to women at the time. The university announced Tuesday Kathrine Switzer, who attended and ran track at Lynchburg College in the mid 1960s before transferring to Syracuse University to study journalism, will speak to about 400 ...read more
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Friday, April 12, 2019
#TeamSonny headed out to Denver, Colorado this week for the annual Thomas Built Buses Dealer Meeting. Every year, Thomas Built dealers from all over the United States and Canada come together to collaborate with one another, discuss industry changes and trends, and learn about new and upcoming technology, such as Thomas’ first electric bus, the eC2. To conclude the two-day event, dealers attended ...read more
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Thursday, April 11, 2019
View full story in The News & Advance. The University of Lynchburg will receive more than $1.4 million in federal funding to help future STEM teachers more effectively teach students with special needs and increase teacher diversity. Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va. and Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va. announced Wednesday the $1,446,533 from the National Science Foundation to the university will provide STEM — ...read more
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Monday, April 08, 2019
View full story in The News & Advance. The News & Advance earned nearly three dozen awards Saturday night from the Virginia Press Association for work published in 2018. The newspaper earned 27 awards for news coverage, and six advertising awards.  Altogether, the N&A took home 14 first-place honors, including a first in breaking news awarded to the staff for its coverage of the April 15, 2018 ...read more
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Thursday, April 04, 2019
OKLAHOMA CITY – Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., a privately held national retail chain of craft and home decor stores, opens in Lynchburg, Virginia, with a ribbon cutting ceremony and official grand opening celebration on Monday, April 8, at 9 a.m. The Lynchburg store is Hobby Lobby’s 15th location in Virginia. Eddie Chapman Jr. is the store manager of the 55,000 square-foot retail facility located ...read more
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Wednesday, April 03, 2019
View full story in The News & Advance. Sweet Briar College’s commencement speaker next month will be an associate director for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention who also was the college’s first African-American student. The college announced Tuesday Dr. Marshalyn Yeargin-Allsopp, who graduated from Sweet Briar in 1968, will speak to the class of 2019 at the May 18 ceremony.
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Wednesday, April 03, 2019
View full story in the News & Advance. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has appointed a new senior resident inspector at BWX Technologies' nuclear fuel facility in Campbell County. Alejandro Alen joined the NRC in 2008. He previously served as resident inspector at nuclear power plants in Georgia and Florida, the NRC said Tuesday in a news release.
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Monday, April 01, 2019
As part of its mission of bringing freedom and justice to victims and survivors of human trafficking, Freedom 4/24 is hosting its 11th Run 4 Their Lives 5Ks here in Lynchburg on April 27, 2019. Click on the link and select the Lynchburg event for more details: https://www.freedom424.org/run-4-their-lives  
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Thursday, March 28, 2019
Thursday, May 16th 11am – 2pm Goodwill® Jobs Center, 174 River James Shopping Center, Madison Heights Join US to Connect with Local Employers! Come dressed for success and bring copies of your resume. Participating employers incude:  Adecco Staffing  Blue Ridge Regional Jail Authority  Goodwill Good Care Program  Goodwill Retail Stores  Goodwill SCSEP Program  Lowes  People ...read more
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Wednesday, March 27, 2019
View full story in The News & Advance. The home and resting place of former Virginia governor Patrick Henry has named the first female CEO in its 75-year run. The board of directors for Red Hill, the Patrick Henry National Memorial, unanimously affirmed Hope Marstin on March 14. Marstin has been with Red Hill for 10 years, and despite her background in finance, rather than history, she said ...read more
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Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Centra Autism & Developmental Services is celebrating World Autism Awareness Month (April):----On Tuesday, April 2, World Autism Day, Virginia Baptist Hospital, along with thousands of schools, skyscrapers, landmarks, businesses and homes worldwide will shine blue lights. The international campaign was begun by Autism Speaks after World Autism Awareness Day was adopted by the United Nations in ...read more
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Wednesday, March 27, 2019
MEDIA ALERT Who: HumanKind celebrates their acquisition of The Motherhood Collective® with a Ribbon Cutting on Thursday, March 28th.  What: Join with the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance and Mayor Treney Tweedy in a ribbon cutting celebrating HumanKind’s acquisition of The Motherhood Collective®. Mayor Tour the historic campus and learn about their collective community impact - allowing ...read more
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Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Early Impact Virginia highlights recipients at Virginia’s premier conference on home visiting RICHMOND—HumanKind and their Healthy Families Central Virginia home visiting program were honored with the 2019 Expanding Horizons Award by Early Impact Virginia at the state’s premier conference on home visiting on Friday, March 22. The Expanding Horizons Award recognizes the incredible work in ...read more
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Tuesday, March 26, 2019
NASHVILLE, TN, March 26, 2019 – Pinnacle Financial Partners has risen in the ranks to be the second best financial services firm to work for in the entire country, having earned the No. 2 spot on a new list of the Best Workplaces in Financial Services and Insurance from FORTUNE and Great Place to Work®. Last year, Pinnacle came in at No. 3 on the same list, and just weeks ago the firm ranked as ...read more
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Monday, March 25, 2019
March 24, 2019 | CONCORD, VA – Historic flooding across Midwest states have left Nebraska, South Dakota, and Wisconsin in declared states of emergency.  Iowa’s governor has issued a disaster proclamation. Thousands of families have been displaced from their homes and preliminary damage estimates are in the millions.Nebraska’s governor Pete Ricketts has referred to this flooding as “…the most ...read more
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Wednesday, March 20, 2019
View full story in the News & Advance.   The Central Virginia Training Center, tax conformity and traffic on Interstate 81 were among the issues Lynchburg-area legislators recapped for about 70 business leaders on Tuesday morning. The biannual Pancakes & Politics Legislative Outlook Breakfast is put on by the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance and provides the business community access to ...read more
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Wednesday, March 20, 2019
View full story in The News & Advance. This might be the biggest news in Mayberry since the gold truck passed through town. “The Andy Griffith Show,” the classic 1960s comedy that has aired in syndication on WDBJ (Channel 7) for nearly 35 years, is being replaced at its familiar 5:30 p.m. time slot with a new local newscast. “Andy” fans need not despair, because WDBJ is moving the show to the ...read more
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Thursday, February 28, 2019
Nearly 350 business and community leaders were in attendance at the Annual Meeting presented by Central Virginia Sports held February 27.  The event played off the theme of “Growing Together. Succeeding Together."   The Annual Meeting highlighted accomplishments and embraced new core values to advance the region forward with its program of work. These core values are Agile, Accountable, Beyond ...read more
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Thursday, February 28, 2019
Terri Gibson, Regional Sales Director, Daly Seven has received the 2018 Ambassador of the Year Award by the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance.  Terri handles sales for three properties in Lynchburg, including the Hampton Inn & Suites, Holiday Inn Express, and SpringHill Suites. Daly Seven has been a member of the Alliance since 2014.   The Ambassador of the Year award was originally ...read more
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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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Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Have you noticed our "facelift?" We've launched a new website and we hope you'll enjoy the new look! The new website aims to provide a clear message of who we are, and what we stand for. Improved menu functionality directs you to the information most relevant to you, our member. It is also fully responsive with mobile devices, making it easy to navigate on a wide range of web browsers and portable ...read more
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Tuesday, February 26, 2019
View full story at The News & Advance... With a strong and passionate finish to his tour of Southside and Central Virginia that began Wednesday in Salem and ended Friday morning at the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance, Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va, spoke to dozens of business leaders about tax reform, health care, the government shutdown and the future of America. Warner began by speaking ...read more
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Friday, February 15, 2019
The Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance and the Central Virginia Workforce Development Board are pleased to announce the Worlds of Opportunity Career Expo presented by Wells Fargo happening this April.  Students and soon-to-be grads will attend the Expo to learn about employment that supports STEM education to include life sciences, advanced manufacturing, robotics, construction, HVAC/industrial ...read more
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Monday, January 21, 2019
Chris Faraldi, Director of Government Relations is representing the voice of local business at the legislature this January and February as the Alliance advocates for legislation that will benefit the regional business and economic success of our community. The Alliance Legislative Affairs Committee and Board of Directors have created the 2019 Legislative Agenda with member input. You can view ...read more
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Monday, January 21, 2019
Lynchburg Business “Best of Business Awards” Thanks to the businesses in the region who voted and recognized the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance as an organization that brings success and vibrancy to Lynchburg’s business community.Silver Award:     Best Local Leader Making a Difference - Megan LucasSilver Award:     Best Business Mentor/Coach - Christine KennedySilver Award:     Best ...read more
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Wednesday, December 05, 2018
View full story in The News & Advance. In a little over a month, Virginia legislators will come together in Richmond to discuss bills on health care, transportation and broadband when the Virginia General Assembly convenes Jan. 9 in Richmond. About 75 business, education and nonprofit leaders heard directly from Sen. Mark Peake, R-Lynchburg; Sen. Steve Newman, R-Bedford County; and Del. Scott ...read more
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Friday, November 02, 2018
View story in The News & Advance.......The Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance has created a new Hall of Fame to recognize the dynamic and distinguished men and women who have impacted Lynchburg and the surrounding region with their business and civic engagement. The inaugural class will be inducted this Saturday. “The concept came from wanting to preserve the roles that individuals, businesses ...read more
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Friday, October 26, 2018
See full story at ABC13 WSET.... LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) -- The Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance is launching the area's first Business Hall of Fame and Liberty's founder and president are among the first inductees. The Hall of Fame will honor leaders who have impacted the region's business, industry, and the community. Jerry Falwell, Sr. and Jerry Falwell, Jr. will join leaders like A. C. ...read more
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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