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Results Found: 41
Thursday, April 19, 2018
Alliance members Conner Produce, Inc. and Terrell Moseley Inc. are serving food to the families that were impacted by the tornado and the volunteers that are helping at the mobile home park off Lakeside Drive.     In order to further assist businesses affected by the tornado in the Lynchburg Region, Virginia Business Systems will provide free copies/prints to anyone in need who comes to our ...read more
Categories: Member News
Thursday, April 19, 2018
ADAPTIVE GOLF CLINIC FOR VETERANS WITH ADAPTIVE NEEDS 6TH Annual FREE Clinic LONDON DOWNS, FOREST, VIRGINIA,  April 18, 2018   The Lynchburg Area Veteran’s Council hold’s its 6th Annual Adaptive Golf Program at London Downs, May 23rd, from 11:00 am until 3:00 pm. Our program is FREE and open to veterans and other persons who have adaptive needs and want to experience the tranquility of a golf ...read more
Categories: 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: Member News, Press Release
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Several Centra facilities have been impacted by last night’s storm. As of Monday morning, Lynchburg General Hospital is under normal operations, and Virginia Baptist is operating on generator power. There are several CMG practices that are closed due to power outages, Stroobants Cardiovascular Center on Atherholt Rd and Nationwide Drive will remain closed. Several practices at VBH are attempting ...read more
Categories: Member News
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
BWX Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:BWXT) (“BWXT” or the “Company”) announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Sotera Health’s Nordion medical isotope business.  The acquisition accelerates and de-risks BWXT’s entry into the medical radioisotope market by adding licensed infrastructure, approximately 150 highly trained and experienced personnel, and two production centers to ...read more
Categories: Member News
Monday, April 16, 2018
View full story in The News & Advance. A new initiative at Liberty University aims to improve recycling rates across campus. The goal is to lift LU’s recycling rate from 25 percent to 40 percent by the year 2020. “I know they’ve been recycling for a long time, but it needs to be stepped up to the next level,” said Tracey Norvelle, director of grounds for LU’s Facilities Management Division.
Categories: Member News
Monday, April 16, 2018
View full story in The News & Advance.   The News & Advance earned more than 30 awards Saturday evening at the annual Virginia Press Association Awards in Richmond, and the newspaper's advertising division was named the best among mid-sized daily newspapers in Virginia.  The newspaper's weekly publications - the Amherst New Era-Progress and Nelson County Times - also earned more than 25 ...read more
Categories: Member News
Thursday, April 12, 2018
View full story in The News & Advance.   Arnett Thompson directed New Covenant Schools senior Mitchell Smith where to plant gold pansies and pink petunias in the garden in front of Rush Homes’ Armstrong Place apartments, one of the organizations where students volunteered for the school’s fifth annual day of service Wednesday.  Thompson, a resident of Armstrong Place, said he usually handles ...read more
Categories: Member News
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
View full story in The News & Advance. Production is underway on “Commander,” a Liberty University School of Cinematic Arts feature film that tells the story of Mark Taylor, a man who claimed God told him in 2011 Donald Trump one day would be president —an event that became a reality years later with the 2016 election. About a month into shooting, 65 Liberty students are juggling various roles ...read more
Categories: Member News
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Lynchburg, VA – Horizon Behavioral Health will host Kevin Hines, motivational speaker and wellness advocate on April 12, 2018.  He will address the student bodies of Appomattox Middle (9 a.m.) and High School (2 p.m.).  Hines is a documentary filmmaker and best selling author who shares his experience as someone living with Bipolar Disorder.  In 2000, he attempted suicide by jumping off the Golden ...read more
Categories: Member News
Thursday, April 05, 2018
LRBA Chamber Member Braley & Thompson Therapeutic Foster Care is pleased and thankful to announce that fellow LRBA Chamber member Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra is hosting Braley & Thompson Foster Children and Foster Families for their April 15th Concert A Journey Through Space.  LSO President Linda Edwards states "My goal, as president of the LSO, is that the symphony is available to all in the ...read more
Categories: Member News
Wednesday, April 04, 2018
View full story in The News & Advance. Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Framatome, a designer and supplier of nuclear steam supply system and nuclear equipment, services, and fuel for high levels of safety and performance, will relocate its North American corporate headquarters from Charlotte, North Carolina, to Lynchburg.The company has 1,300 employees in Lynchburg, 2,300 employees ...read more
Categories: Member News
Tuesday, April 03, 2018
View full story in The News & Advance.   In a March 6 Campbell County Board of Supervisors meeting, county Economic Development Director Mike Davidson told board members he was in conversation with a prospective business that would bring a $10 million capital investment to the county. But the company would need 250 welders within its first six months of operation. “So my task now is … how am ...read more
Categories: Member News
Tuesday, April 03, 2018
Lynchburg, VA — Starting March 30, 2018, Centra is reinstating our regular visitation guidelines that have been modified since Jan. 30, 2018, to protect patients, visitors and health care providers during flu season. Effective immediately, regular visitation guidelines are back in effect.
Categories: Member News
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 26, 2018
The Greater Lynchburg Community Trust is now The Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation and also has a new home. The name change was initiated last year by the board of directors to better reflect its mission in the community. The move, effective March 5, is both strategic and logistic. The new location at 1100 Commerce Street will be closer to financial institutions and more centrally located to ...read more
Categories: Member News
Thursday, March 22, 2018
 American National Bank and Trust Company, headquartered in Danville, Virginia, warns that they are seeing an increase in activities known as “Senior Scams.”  “We are always looking out for our community, and especially our customers. Lately we are seeing an alarming increase in the number of scams that target seniors,” says Jeffrey V. Haley, President and CEO of American National.  He continues, ...read more
Categories: 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: Member News, 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: Member News, 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, Member News
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: General, Press Release
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: Press Release, General
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
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
View full story in The News & Advance ..... For the first time this election season, all five of the Lynchburg commonwealth’s attorney and sheriff candidates attended the same forum. The Tuesday night debate held at Liberty University was hosted by the Young Professionals of Central Virginia, a partner of the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance. Each candidate was afforded one minute to ...read more
Categories: General
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
View story in The News & Advance.... Hundreds of job-seekers turned out Tuesday in Lynchburg for a first of-its kind job fair hosted by the company Reliant Hiring Solutions. The fair at the Heritage United Methodist Church saw a turnout of 26 companies and more than 325 job applicants. It's that enthusiasm that the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance says is the sign of something much bigger ...read more
Categories: General
Thursday, May 18, 2017
A heartfelt congratulations to the 36 area leaders and managers for their successful completion of Leadership Lynchburg's Flagship Program. The program immerses the aspiring or emerging leader, manager or first time supervisor in a nine-month study and practical application program on community leadership. Through monthly sessions, participants learn from top leaders in our region, study and solve ...read more
Categories: Press Release
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
Saturday, April 29, 2017
The Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance officially kicked off their new “Accelerating Our Future” campaign to a room full of regional business leaders at a reception last night at Wiley|Wilson. The new five-year campaign aims to raise over $3.3 million in private sector funds to intentionally influence the Region’s future economic prosperity.  In just over three months, the campaign has already ...read more
Categories: Press Release, General
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
The Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance has again earned the significant 5-STAR ACCREDITATION from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the world’s largest business advocacy organization. 5-star accreditation is the highest distinction possible. Of the 7,000 chambers of commerce in America, less than 3% earn accreditation at either a basic level (no stars), 3-star level, 4-star level, or the coveted ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
View story at WSET13... LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) -- The Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance is a five-star accredited chamber for the third straight time. It is the highest accreditation given by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which happens over a five-year cycle. The Alliance received the honors in 2006 and 2011 and it's only one of 13 chambers to have done this for three accreditation periods, ...read more
Categories: General

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