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Monday, June 25, 2018
View full story in the News & Advance.   Thumbs up to a partnership between the U.S. Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) and Liberty University on the launch of a program to help high school students taking part in JROTC classes obtain flight training from the school. The participants range in age from 16 to 18; they’ll take part in LU’s private pilot certificate program ...read more
Categories: Member News
Monday, June 25, 2018
Join with CloudFit Software, the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance and Opportunity Lynchburg in celebrating the opening of CloudFit Software’s Global Command and Development Center Headquarters in Lynchburg, VA.  CloudFit Software has located their global Command and Development Center in Lynchburg with the help of Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance and Opportunity Lynchburg.  CloudFit ...read more
Categories: Member News
Thursday, June 21, 2018
View full story in the News & Advance. After tuition, textbook costs remain a staggering expense for many college students. That’s why Central Virginia Community College is trying to draw those costs down by introducing open educational resources — free online textbooks — into the curriculum. “We want to remove barriers for our students, and one of them is the cost of books,” said Muriel ...read more
Categories: Member News
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
(LYNCHBURG, Va. – June 20, 2018) – BWX Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:BWXT) (“BWXT” or the “Company”) is expanding its longstanding relationship with Ontario Power Generation (OPG), whose wholly owned subsidiary Canadian Nuclear Partners (CNP) plans to provide irradiation services to support BWXT’s new medical isotope manufacturing technology for molybdenum-99.  Earlier this year, BWXT announced that ...read more
Categories: Member News
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
LYNCHBURG, Va.—Each year the VCU Massey Cancer Center hosts an affiliate retreat, and this year they named Centra Alan B. Pearson Regional Cancer Center the affiliate site with the highest NCORP (National Community Oncology Research Program) accrual. This means of all the affiliate sites VCU works with, the Centra program recruited the most patients in 2017 to various clinical trials.  VCU ...read more
Categories: Member News
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
MADISON HEIGHTS, Va. – June 5, 2018 – Emily Alley, native of Indiana and recent Lynchburg transplant, promoted to director of finance and administration at Integrated Technology Group in Madison Heights. This new role entails financial analysis, financial advising and managing the budget. When asked what she’s learned in this past year that has helped prepare her for this role, she said, “Take ...read more
Categories: Member News
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
MADISON HEIGHTS, Va. – June 5, 2018 – Integrated Technology Group is kicking off their summer internship program by hiring on three interns, two of which are recent Appomattox High School graduates. Mason Cash, 18, and Will Huffman, 18, are like most young adults this summer, with goals including getting a driver’s license as well as getting a car. Something that’s different about these two young ...read more
Categories: Member News
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
MADISON HEIGHTS, Va. – June 5, 2018 – In an effort to focus more resources towards technology compliance, Integrated Technology Group has promoted Maleah Mortorff—IT Engineer and Liberty University graduate—to the position of Compliance Engineer. The new role includes working with ITG clients who are subject to compliance regulations, to determine their compliance needs—in terms of HIPAA and ...read more
Categories: Member News
Monday, June 11, 2018
RICHMOND, VA – Virginia Business Systems (VBS), headquartered in Richmond, VA, was named one of the most Generous Companies.  The list, compiled by Richmond BizSense, highlights the extensive donations of Richmond’s various businesses.  This philanthropic side to the Richmond Business Market highlights over 50 companies, either locally based or out-of-town firms with local operations.  VBS ranked ...read more
Categories: Member News
Thursday, June 07, 2018
On Tuesday, June 5, Sonny Merryman made a special delivery to Montgomery County Public Schools—the 100,000th Saf-T-Liner C2 school bus from Thomas Built Buses. “We are thrilled to receive delivery of this milestone Thomas school bus. This is a real honor for Montgomery County and especially our transportation team.” says Superintendent Mark Miear. A special celebration event was hosted at ...read more
Categories: Member News
Thursday, June 07, 2018
View full story in The News & Advance. Significant Greater Lynchburg Transit Company route changes are proposed for the Wards Road area and in other parts of the city to address unmet needs identified during a study conducted last fall. A team from Kimley-Horn, a planning and design firm headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina, presented results from the study in a Wednesday GLTC board ...read more
Categories: Member News
Thursday, June 07, 2018
View full story in The News & Advance. BEDFORD — Wilbur Spangler, 98, recalled Wednesday exactly what he was doing 74 years ago on June 6, 1944. “Trying not to get killed,” Spangler said of his time on Omaha Beach during D-Day. “That was a tough morning.” Spangler was one of dozens of World War II and D-Day veterans gathered Wednesday at the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford to commemorate ...read more
Categories: 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
Cintas Corporation (Nasdaq: CTAS) was recently named to the prestigious Fortune 500 List. The list, compiled and maintained by Fortune magazine, ranks American companies by annual revenues. With revenues of more than $5.4 billion, Cintas joins the list for the first time at number 500. The ranking reflects Cintas' nearly 11 percent revenue growth over the last year which propelled the company ...read more
Categories: 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: Member News, General
Tuesday, June 05, 2018
New Radio Station Hits the Airwaves in LynchburgAltavista's WKDE-AM Changes Format and Call Letters, Adds New FM Station  ALTAVISTA, Va. (May 30, 2018) – Lynchburg's music radio choices have expanded with the launch of The Groove on 102.1 FM. The new station is owned and operated by DJ Broadcasting, Inc./DJ Media, which also owns an Altavista-based AM/FM combo, including the much-loved 105.5 KD ...read more
Categories: Member News
Monday, June 04, 2018
BANK OF THE JAMES HONORS HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS  Lynchburg, Virginia, June 1, 2018…. Bank of the James is pleased to announce the recipients of the twelfth annual Bank of the James-Ronald V. Dolan Citizenship Award. The award is given to one graduating high school senior from each of the Region 2000 high schools. Recipients are selected by the faculty and administration of their school as ...read more
Categories: Member News
Monday, June 04, 2018
WASHINGTON – Virginia businesses and residents affected by the severe storms and tornadoes in the City of Lynchburg on April 15, 2018, can apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration, Administrator Linda McMahon announced today.    Administrator McMahon made the loans available in response to a letter from Gov. Ralph Northam on  May 21, requesting a disaster ...read more
Categories: Member News
Monday, June 04, 2018
View full story in The News & Advance. After taking the helm of Lynchburg City Schools with a possible $1 million shortfall in the budget, LCS Superintendent Crystal Edwards is making cuts and decisions to close the deficit and provide bonuses to all employees. The budget former Interim Superintendent Larry Massie presented to the Lynchburg City School Board in January included a deficit of ...read more
Categories: Member News
Monday, June 04, 2018
View full story in The News & Advance.   A different kind of commencement ceremony took place in Lynchburg on Friday night. Like most graduations, there was cake, speeches and joyous celebrations, but those receiving their diplomas represented a population with low completion rates: youth in foster care. Though there is little federal data on graduation rates for youth in foster care, various ...read more
Categories: Member News
Monday, June 04, 2018
View full story in The News & Advance. While many Heritage and E.C. Glass high school graduates said they were concerned about tripping on their way to get their diplomas Sunday, others danced across the stage to celebrate an end to their high school careers and the beginning of new adventures. More than 530 students graduated from Lynchburg’s two public high schools with hundreds more family ...read more
Categories: Member News
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Johnson Health Center underwent a detailed audit by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) which is conducted every three years barring satisfactory status. Three auditors reviewed more than 2,674 documents and conducted interviews with staff over a three-day period. HRSA evaluated 88 areas from day-to-day clinical practices to overarching strategic goals.     Johnson Health ...read more
Categories: 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: Press Release, General
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 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 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 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
Categories: General
Friday, July 28, 2017
The Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance is excited to announce that Heath Barret, IOM has been hired as the Vice President of Membership Development.  Heath will relocate from Mississippi and has a background in Chamber of Commerce, Convention and Visitors Bureau, and Main Street Association industries.  Heath entered the Chamber of Commerce industry in 2013 as Director of Membership and ...read more
Categories: Press Release, General
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Lucas part of latest Certified Chamber Executive Class  Alexandria, Va. (July 25, 2017) — Megan Lucas, CEcD, IOM, Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance CEO and Chief Economic Development Officer, 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 ...read more
Categories: Press Release, General
Thursday, June 22, 2017
               What is the GLOBAL LEARNING XPRIZE? The $15M Global Learning XPRIZE is a competition that challenges teams from around the world to develop open-source software solutions that will facilitate an autonomous learning environment for children living in remote areas of the world. The winning technology will result in children achieving a pre-determined level of proficiency in reading, ...read more
Categories: General, Press Release
Monday, June 19, 2017
Progress on the Alliance’s future Regional headquarters continues with the expectations of completion before end of third quarter.  Staff offices are taking shape with new windows and doors to be installed in the weeks ahead with some windows that will be noticeable as you travel down Fifth Street. The bathrooms have been remodeled and have been to painted. New flooring has been selected for the ...read more
Categories: General
Monday, June 19, 2017
The Lynchburg Region has a strong story to share, Alliance is the Regional leader focused on generating awareness and discussion about the success, diversity and strength of manufacturing in our Region. The Lynchburg Region is a resource rich with the natural resources, education and workforce elements key to our opportunity. Telling the Regional Story is  vital to leveraging our competitive ...read more
Categories: Press Release, General
Friday, May 05, 2017
Soft skills, professionalism and core standards of behavior were the main skills emphasized by employers at the 2017 Regional Workforce Summit hosted by the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance and presented by Union Bank.   Over 80 educators and employers gathered for a frank dialogue on the state of our workforce.  State and national trends were presented by keynote speakers followed by ...read more
Categories: Press Release

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