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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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Monday, January 13, 2020
Brown Edwards, a full service regional accounting firm and a Top 100 firm in the US, announces the acquisition of a majority interest in Covenant Real Estate Services, LLC.  Covenant, a full service real estate title and settlement firm founded by Roger Kronau and Jerry Dunnavant, serves attorneys, lenders, developers, investors and REALTORS in assisting  clients with all aspects of the due ...read more
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Monday, January 13, 2020
View full story in The News & Advance....ORLANDO, Fla. — Liberty football coach Hugh Freeze and defensive coordinator Scott Symons shared a recent flight to Chicago on a recruiting trip. It turned out to be a fruitful excursion to the Windy City, and not from a recruiting standpoint. Symons put the finishing touches on his gameplan to stymie the Georgia Southern triple-option attack. Freeze saw ...read more
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Monday, January 13, 2020
View full story at The News & Advance...City leaders are beaming with excitement after Flowers Foods announced Thursday it will invest $25 million to turn its Lynchburg bakery into an organic facility, creating 15 new jobs. The project is expected to be complete by late summer. The bakery, which has been in operation for 40 years, is on Hollins Mill Road in Lynchburg. Marjette Upshur, director ...read more
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Friday, December 20, 2019
 Dominion Energy has awarded Sonny Merryman the contract for phase one of their electric school bus program. “As Virginia’s exclusive Thomas Built Buses dealer, Sonny Merryman is thrilled with the opportunity to partner with Dominion Energy,” said Floyd Merryman, president, and CEO of Sonny Merryman.   These 50 buses to be delivered in 2020 are just the first phase of the Dominion Energy ...read more
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Friday, December 20, 2019
In lieu of a company Christmas party this season, Foster Fuels made the decision to donate the party budget to 13 local elementary schools in their market. Employees located near each school represented Foster Fuels as they hand delivered each check.   Foster Fuels’ Mission Critical Marketing Manager, David Fredricksen, had the privilege to participate in one of the donation drop-offs. “It is ...read more
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Friday, December 20, 2019
Brown Edwards is pleased to announce the merger with Richmond based Gregg & Bailey, P.C. (G & B) effective January 1, 2020.  The G & B partners Brad Bailey and Beth Llewellyn and their employees will become part of the Brown Edwards team and a significant number of G & B’s clients are expected to also transition. The addition of G & B to Brown Edwards will have a significant impact on the ...read more
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Thursday, December 19, 2019
View story at ABC13...Tony Camm said they hotel will go independent with a "refresh and rebranding" as the Lynchburg Grand Hotel. The staff and "over-the-top" service culture will stay, according to Camm. The hotel has been a Holiday Inn for more than 30 years. Camm said in 2020, the hotel will undergo a complete property renovation, which will include guest rooms, guest floors, lobby, ...read more
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Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Since arriving in May 2019, Dr. Andy Mueller, Centra’s President & CEO, has been focusing on building a strong and steadfast executive leadership team. After careful and thoughtful consideration, these appointments reflect the next chapter in Centra’s future.   Eileen Clark will be joining Centra in January as the new Vice President & Chief Information Officer (CIO). Eileen joins Centra from a ...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
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
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
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
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
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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