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Monday, August 10, 2020
INSIDE Public Accounting (IPA) announces the release of its 2020 annual financial performance analysis and ranking of the nation’s largest public accounting firms.  Roanoke, Virginia based Brown Edwards again ranks among the nation’s Top 100 Firms, moving up six places to #81.  The rankings are based on 2019 U.S. net revenue.  IPA is the industry’s leading trade newsletter,  and the report is the ...read more
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Wednesday, August 05, 2020
View story in The News & Advance...Turner Gill remained a familiar face around the Liberty University campus after the 2018 football season. The former coach, who unexpectedly retired from coaching not long after the Flames’ inaugural season at the Football Bowl Subdivision level, was frequently spotted at football practices the following spring; traveled to San Jose, California, to watch the ...read more
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Wednesday, August 05, 2020
View story at The News & Advance...The Kroger Co., the nation's largest traditional supermarket retailer, is moving its regional headquarters to the Richmond area. Kroger’s Mid-Atlantic division — which operates the chain's local stores in the Lynchburg area as well as about 100 other locations elsewhere in Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee and Ohio — will move to western Henrico ...read more
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Monday, August 03, 2020
Johnson Health Center will celebrate National Health Center Week in August with our Sixth Annual Back to School Care Fair, pledged to address the ever-increasing financial burden of school supplies. This is the sixth year this event been hosted by Johnson Health Center and it has grown steadily over the last five years. To date we have given out over 2500 book bags.   This year's event will be ...read more
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Monday, August 03, 2020
Convenience just got better with Walk-In-Care Virtual Visits provided by CVFP Medical Group & PTC! You can select whether you want to start your virtual visit NOW or schedule it for LATER.  Visit Walk-In-Care Immediate Care’s website to learn more and get started today!
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Monday, August 03, 2020
View story at The News & Advance...With the help of some community partners, Central Virginia Community College is working to make computers and laptops accessible to students for the fall semester. When campus closed in the spring amid the COVID-19 pandemic and classes were moved online, officials said the college learned a lot about its students’ needs regarding device and internet access. A ...read more
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Monday, August 03, 2020
The Campbell County CARES Act Reimbursement Grant is currently accepting applications and the Rebuild VA Grant Program will start taking applications on August 10, 2020. Below are the details for both programs:Campbell County CARES Act Grant The Campbell County Board of Supervisors has earmarked $1M in federally-issued CARES Act funds to offer as reimbursement grants for local businesses that ...read more
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Monday, August 03, 2020
The 8th Annual National Juried Exhibition has just opened at Bower Center for the Arts. Artists from thirteen states (CA, FL, GA, IL, KS, MD, NC, NY, OH, PA, SC, TX and VA) and the District of Columbia submitted works this year. A total of 224 art works by 72 artists were submitted for consideration.   The juror for the 2020 exhibition is Deborah McLeod, owner and director of Chroma Projects Art ...read more
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Friday, July 31, 2020
As you are aware, Governor Northam and VDH issued Executive Order 63 – Order of Public Health Emergency Five (“ORDER OF PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY FIVE REQUIREMENT TO WEAR FACE COVERING WHILE INSIDE BUILDINGS”). The Order requires patrons in the Commonwealth age ten and over…to cover their mouth and nose with a face covering…when entering, exiting, traveling through, and spending time inside” ...read more
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Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Read full story at The News & Advance...Aaron Smith has ascended quickly in the higher education scene in Lynchburg. At 38, he’s already held multiple high-ranking positions at the University of Lynchburg and, for over a year now, has served as the school’s vice president and dean for student development. He’s recognized outside the institution, too, as a community leader and state board ...read more
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Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Read story in The News & Advance...Bedford County’s Technical Review Committee met with representatives from Liberty University on Tuesday morning to discuss guidelines on how the institution could proceed anew with its goal to expand the New London Airport in Forest. Multiple residents who live near the airport also attended the meeting. Jordan Mitchell, interim director for community ...read more
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Friday, July 24, 2020
DISASTER: Adapting our response; supporting community partners Emergencies don’t stop during pandemics, and we’ll keep delivering relief to people in need. After disasters of all sizes, we are offering some assistance—financial aid, emotional support, health services and more—virtually. And, where we can, we are housing displaced residents in hotel rooms rather than traditional shelters.  To ...read more
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Thursday, July 23, 2020
by Caroline Kealy & Taylor ColemanLYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) -- The Virginia Secretary of Finance, Aubrey Layne, joined the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance on Wednesday to update citizens on Virginia's current economic status. Layne said that there is a $22 billion general fund budget each year. Four months ago, the economy was booming and the unemployment rate was low. The positive economic ...read more
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Thursday, July 23, 2020
Jamey Cross Superintendents from local school divisions discussed their plans for reopening schools in the fall amid the COVID-19 pandemic — and how local businesses can help make their plans reality — during Wednesday’s Business at Breakfast event hosted by the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance. Officials at the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance moderated the online event, which ...read more
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Thursday, July 23, 2020
In a message to the Randolph community, President Bradley W. Bateman said the College originally planned to return to campus in the fall. However, recent developments have prompted a change to the plan. Central to the decision was the lack of quick, large-scale asymptomatic testing and contact tracing, as well as the impact the pandemic-related changes would have on student life. “The simple ...read more
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Friday, July 17, 2020
Virtual Town Hall Part II sponsored by Iron Lives.  This event is open to anyone in the general public via Zoom, register to join in Thursday July 23 at 6:30 PM; participants will be splitting into four teams to determine specific next steps in proceeding in positivity: Mindfulness & Mental Health, Supporting Minority-Owned Businesses, Communicating with Youth, A Beginner's Discussion about ...read more
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Thursday, July 16, 2020
LYNCHBURG, Va.— On Wednesday, July 22, the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance will host the Virginia Secretary of Finance, Aubrey Layne, to discuss the Commonwealth’s revenue, budget, and economic situation. The purpose of this event is to benefit the community with accurate and updated information about the revenue and economic status of Virginia. This event is particularly timely because ...read more
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Tuesday, July 14, 2020
The Virginia Career Works- Central Region has launched "Foundations for the Future"; a new program that pays for out-of-work individuals to take college classes and receive support as they re-enter the workforce. Are you looking for work? Maybe you haven’t worked in a long time. It’s never too late to make a change and you may be eligible for help from Virginia Career Works! Our Foundations for ...read more
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Monday, July 13, 2020
The 2020 Cars For Kids Car Show (a fundraiser benefiting local organization, Gleaning For The World) is sponsored this year by the Virginia Independent Automobile Dealers Association (VIADA).  The event will be held at Lynchburg City Stadium on Saturday, July 25, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and public admission will be free. The car show will showcase 10 classes of cars, trucks, and motorcycles ...read more
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Thursday, July 09, 2020
Yesterday, Tuesday, June 9, the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance announced it is partnering with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on a national initiative to address inequality of opportunity. The Alliance will join the U.S. Chamber’s national townhall event on June 25 where business and community leaders will discuss concrete actions that can be taken by government and the private sector to ...read more
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Thursday, July 09, 2020
LYNCHBURG, Virginia – On Tuesday, June 16, the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance, in partnership with leadership from Blackwater Branding and Financial Fancy, launched an ongoing database for minority-owned businesses in the Lynchburg region. The purpose of this database is to create a consistent clearinghouse and provide a platform for networking, empowerment and support. Any ...read more
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Thursday, July 09, 2020
LYNCHBURG, Virginia -- Wednesday, July 22 at 8 a.m., the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance will be hosting a virtual “Business at Breakfast” with our region’s superintendents to discuss getting students back to school this fall. The conversation will cover what restrictions and guidelines parents and students can expect, and how to keep the next generation learning and growing in a safe ...read more
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Thursday, July 09, 2020
LYNCHBURG, Virginia -- Today, Friday, June 12, the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance released a public service announcement campaign video to encourage the community to stay safe and be kind as businesses reopen. The Alliance created this campaign with media partners and the Regional COVID-19 Business Support Task Force. The Regional COVID-19 Business Support Task Force is made up of ...read more
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Thursday, July 09, 2020
By Michael AlachnowiczPublished: Jun. 17, 2020 at 5:17 PM EDT   The Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance has started a new partnership to help minority-owned businesses. The partnership is with Blackwater Branding. Together, they're creating a minority-owned business directory. They want to help increase visibility and networking for those businesses. A publication highlighting those places ...read more
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Thursday, July 09, 2020
Taylor Irby Thankfulness was the theme at a dinner for Dennis Carter, former ABC 13 sports director, hosted at the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance on Sunday. A large crowd of coaches, former coworkers and friends gathered to recognize Carter's 37-year career. After a handful of speakers finished, Carter recognized each group that attended and thanked them for being there. "It's an ...read more
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Thursday, July 09, 2020
Lynchburg Business Alliance teams up with two Black business owners to create database.LYNCHBURG, Va. - Lynchburg is making it easier to find minority-owned businesses in the area. The Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance is patterning with two Black-owned businesses, Blackwater Branding and Financial Fancy, to launch a database. Officials said the idea came up during community ...read more
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Thursday, July 09, 2020
Seemingly overnight, many parents have found themselves working from home and homeschooling their children for the first time in their lives in the wake of COVID-19. The Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance pulled together leaders in the community, school and healthcare systems to speak to viewers during its weekly Wednesdays@One Webinar Series about how to help parents release some of the ...read more
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Wednesday, July 08, 2020
View story at The News & Advance...Bausch + Lomb, a global eye health company, will expand its Lynchburg operations, adding 79 new jobs over the next five years, the governor announced Wednesday. The company will invest more than $35 million, which includes buying 13.1 acres of land across from its site at 1501 Graves Mill Road, according to a news release from Gov. Ralph Northam's office. "The ...read more
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Monday, July 06, 2020
The City of Lynchburg Office of Economic Development and Tourism is pleased to announce the appointment of Lisa Meriwether, Tourism Sales Manager, as President of the Board of Directors of Meeting Professionals International (MPI) Virginia Chapter effective July 1, 2020.   Lisa was installed as the Chapter President on June 30, 2020 and will serve on the Board’s Executive Committee.  She will be ...read more
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Tuesday, June 09, 2020
We are happy to add Lunch and Corporate Lunch Deliveries back to our offerings this week. Insalate                                                               Starter    EntréeIsabella’s House Salad                            6             9 fresh mesclun greens, shaved reggiano parmesan, and toasted pine nuts      choice of dressing: Balsamic Vinaigrette, Creamy Lemon Dijon, Creamy Italian ...read more
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Thursday, April 02, 2020
View story at The News & Advance...The Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance on Wednesday hosted Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va.; Dr. Kerry Gateley, health director for the Central Virginia Health District; and Barry DuVal, president and CEO of the Virginia Chamber of Commerce, to update the business community about critical work being done in both the health care system and in Richmond during the ...read more
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Wednesday, March 18, 2020
View story at WSLS Lynchburg Business Alliance is helping local business owners find the right resources to stay afloat during the coronavirus outbreak. Christine Kennedy, the group’s chief operating officer, said they’ve been getting a lot of questions on how to handle the impact. To practice social distancing, the group held a webinar for more than 800 of its members and answer their ...read more
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Friday, February 28, 2020
View story at The News & Advance...During the past year, the Lynchburg region saw 307 new jobs created, received $191,000 in economic development grants, had $34.8 million in capital investments and 59 new economic development investors. These highlights were shared at the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance’s 2020 Annual Meeting on Wednesday. Ryan McEntire, taxation partner with Brown Edwards ...read more
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Tuesday, January 28, 2020
RICHMOND, Virginia – Representatives of the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance participated with other chambers and businesses from around the Commonwealth at Chamber Day at the Capitol on January 23 in Richmond.   The annual event, organized by the Virginia Chamber of Commerce, provides Chamber executives with personal briefings from the Governor and Virginia’s top government including ...read more
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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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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 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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