Member News

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Tuesday, February 12, 2019
CREWE, Va – The Southside Opportunity Fund (SOF) is currently accepting scholarship applications for students headed to college or a trade/technical school.  High school seniors who receive electricity at their primary residence from Southside Electric Cooperative (SEC) are eligible to apply for the $1,000 scholarships. The application deadline is March 29.  The Southside Opportunity Fund ...read more
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Tuesday, February 12, 2019
View full story in The News & Advance. BWX Technologies, Inc. announced a $2.1 billion price agreement with the U.S. Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program on new contracts, including future-year options, for the manufacture of naval nuclear reactor components and fuel, according to a BWXT news release Monday. “We are exceedingly pleased to continue supporting the Navy's shipbuilding plans," BWXT ...read more
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Tuesday, February 12, 2019
In order to protect our patients from flu and other infectious diseases, we have implemented new visitation restrictions. We respectfully ask our community to follow these new guidelines during the remainder of the flu season;   Visitation is limited to healthy adultsPlease do not visit if you are sick, have a fever, cough, runny nose, sore throat, headache, muscle or joint painFor protection of ...read more
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Thursday, February 07, 2019
Our Men of March-Males who make a Difference Program will take place on Tuesday March 12, 2019 from 9:00-9:45.  We invite all fathers, grandfathers, uncles, male figures and community leaders to come and share a sweet treat with a child and a few minutes of kindness.  We usually try to have the student and the “Men of March” do an activity together.  It's simply a time when our students can share ...read more
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Thursday, February 07, 2019
Join with the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance in celebrating Hilton Garden Inn's hotel renovation.  There will be an open bar, hors d'oeuvres, door prizes and opportunities to tour guest rooms and public spaces. The Ribbon Cutting ceremony will start at 4:45 PM.  This full service property caters to both corporate and leisure travelers.  The fresh and modern update invites guests to stay a ...read more
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Thursday, February 07, 2019
View full story in The News & Advance.   ATLANTA (AP) — Southern regional banks BB&T and SunTrust are combining in an all-stock deal to create a new bank valued at about $66 billion. The banks said Thursday that the combined company will be the sixth-largest U.S. bank based on assets and deposits. It will have approximately $442 billion in assets, $301 billion in loans and $324 billion in ...read more
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Thursday, February 07, 2019
View full story in The News & Advance.   ATLANTA (AP) — Southern regional banks BB&T and SunTrust are combining in an all-stock deal to create a new bank valued at about $66 billion. The banks said Thursday that the combined company will be the sixth-largest U.S. bank based on assets and deposits. It will have approximately $442 billion in assets, $301 billion in loans and $324 billion in ...read more
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Wednesday, February 06, 2019
LYNCHBURG, Va. (Feb. 5, 2019) – U.S. Cellular announced today that the top 10 drawings in the company’s 5th annual Black History Month Art Competition with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Lynchburg are now on display in local retail stores. The public is encouraged to visit select local U.S. Cellular stores to vote on their favorite piece of artwork. In January, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater ...read more
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Wednesday, February 06, 2019
 Media Advisory Date: 2/5/19 Contact: Jennifer McBride Email: jennifer@nationsbestcpr.com Tel.: 434-386-7910 Nation’s Best CPR Opens Corporate Offices in LynchburgJoin with the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance in celebrating the relocation of Nation’s Best CPR training center and corporate office to Lynchburg. They are ...read more
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Wednesday, February 06, 2019
View full story in The News & Advance. The Lynchburg City School Board unanimously approved a reallocation of funds from salary and benefits accounts to address needs ranging from facilities and maintenance to band uniforms during its meeting Tuesday night. LCS Chief Financial Officer Anthony Beckles said the reallocation of$1,235,000 from salary and benefits operating accounts is a one-time ...read more
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Wednesday, February 06, 2019
View full story in The News & Advance. The Altavista-based parent company of First National Bank on Monday reported a fourth-quarter profit of $1.34 million, or 87 cents per basic share and 86 cents per diluted share, up from a profit of $328,000, or 22 cents per basic and 21 cents per diluted share, during the same quarter a year ago. Pinnacle Bankshares said in a news release this marked the ...read more
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Tuesday, February 05, 2019
LSC COMMUNICATIONS JOB FAIRMeet with our many talented employees  Date and Time:Wednesday, February 13th – 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  LSC Lynchburg4201 Murray PlaceLynchburg VA 24501  Please RSVP To:Chuck Searles434-522-7419Charles.F.Searles@lsccom.com  Or  Tina Brightwell434-522-7521Tina.S.Brightwell@lsccom.com        Please be aware that our employees are in full production at this time
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Friday, February 01, 2019
iHeartMedia announced that Paul A. Rothfuss has been named Market President for the Roanoke-Lynchburg market, effective immediately. iHeartMedia Roanoke-Lynchburg has a strong cross-platform presence and includes a number of iconic brands and franchises — both broadcast and digital—encompassing five music format stations iHeartMedia has the leading consumer reach and influence across multiple ...read more
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Monday, January 28, 2019
Freedom 4/24 is celebrating it's 10th year as a 501 (c)3! Join them on February 4 from 7-9pm at the cafe in Gospel Community Church (1301 Rivermont Avenue) to review their last ten years of impact in bringing freedom and justice to victims and survivors of exploitation and trafficking. Special speaker, Lynchburg resident, and human trafficking survivor Linda Parker will share her story as ...read more
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Monday, January 28, 2019
High school juniors in Southside Electric Cooperative’s (SEC) service area are invited to apply for this June’s Electric Cooperative Youth Tour in Washington, D.C. The Cooperative will select eight students for the all-expenses-paid trip to the nation’s capital June 16-20. The deadline to apply is Feb. 8. While in D.C., Youth Tour delegates will tour Arlington National Cemetery and many of ...read more
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Friday, January 25, 2019
View full story in The News & Advance. Lynchburg-based Bank of the James’ parent company reported Friday a jump in fourth-quarter profit to $1.48 million, or 34 cents per basic and diluted share, up from $360,000, or 8 cents per basic and diluted share, during the same quarter the previous year. Bank of the James Financial Group executives said the increase was boosted in part by rising ...read more
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Thursday, January 24, 2019
The Centra Foundation has opened its application process for 2019 Community Health Initiative grants. Applications are due by 4:30 p.m. on March 1st.  Centra is committed to improving the overall health status in the communities and regions in which it serves. To provide a deeper understanding of our community’s primary health needs, and to develop an implementation strategy to address these ...read more
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Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Johnson Health Center will be hosting their 2nd Annual Give Kids A Smile® event on February 1st to provide free dental services to uninsured children. The event will be held 7:30a.m. – 4:30p.m. at Lynchburg Women’s & Pediatric Health Services, located at 2402 Atherholt Rd. Lynchburg, Va.. Children will be seen by appointment only. Call 434-455-3260 to schedule your appointment by 3 p.m. Thursday, ...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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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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