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Results Found: 45
Friday, February 16, 2018
View full story in Work It, Lynchburg. Delta Star Inc. will hire about 15 new employees by the end of the year to add to its expanding field service department. Delta Star, whose main office is located at 3550 Mayflower Drive, is a manufacturer of powered transformers. The field service division installs upgrades and repairs those transformers. Right now there are about 35 employees in the ...read more
Categories: Member News
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
View full story in Work It, Lynchburg.   Appalachian Power Company is installing additional upgraded meters in Virginia, according to a news release from the company. The installation is part of a routine service upgrade. The company will install 130,000 Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) meters in the Roanoke and Lynchburg areas in 2018. Last year, the company installed 54,000 meters in ...read more
Categories: Member News
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
John Falcone & Amy Kowalski, attorneys with Petty, Livingston, Dawson & Richards in Lynchburg, gave a presentation on Case Studies in Employment Law to the Lynchburg Regional Society for Human Resource Management.  The event was held on February 8, 2018 at the Summit in Wyndhurst.
Categories: Member News
Monday, February 12, 2018
View full story in The News & Advance.   Betty Payne remembers the plays Dearington Elementary School used to have, along with celebrating Flag Day, education week and having physical education on the playground. “It was one, big loving community. The teachers encouraged us to be the best that we could be, and they gave us love,” Payne said. Payne, who went to the school from 1964 to 1970, ...read more
Categories: Member News
Monday, February 12, 2018
View full story in The News & Advance. Children going through cases of abuse or neglect in the Appomattox County court system will be able to have another adult in their corner this year. Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Central Virginia is expanding into Appomattox County thanks to a Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services federal fiscal year 2018 grant intended ...read more
Categories: Member News
Friday, February 09, 2018
BEDFORD, Virginia — The renovated Centra Bedford Memorial Hospital Emergency Department will reopen to patients on Thursday, February 15th, 2018. Members of the media and selected guests are invited to a reopening celebration on Wednesday, February 14th at 1:00. The event will include a ribbon cutting by the Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce, light refreshments, a tour of the new facility and an ...read more
Categories: Member News
Tuesday, February 06, 2018
Madison Heights, VA​- Pain Care Center Lynchburg is pleased to announce the relocation to a new and expanded clinic in Madison Heights. Pain Care Center offers a full range of pain care treatments and procedures including behavioral and addiction counseling.  On February  21, 2018 at 5:00 pm there will be a ribbon cutting to officially announce this new location. Dr. Charles Adams, PhD, SAC-R will ...read more
Categories: Member News
Tuesday, February 06, 2018
Lynchburg gets its first robot, and it needs a name! Winner will receive 10,000 Marriott Rewards points  Lynchburg, February 6, 2018:  Image having a fresh Starbucks ™ coffee delivered to your hotel door with your wake-up call, and not worrying about what you look like to receive it. That is about to happen at the Courtyard in Lynchburg, where a robot will the team member ringing your phone and ...read more
Categories: Member News
Monday, February 05, 2018
There is an increased prevalence of flu in our area. All Centra facilities are implementing temporary visitation restrictions.  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 to patient care areas is ...read more
Categories: Member News
Monday, February 05, 2018
Local Health Care Entities Partnering  Administering Integrated Mental Health and Primary Care     Horizon Behavioral Health, the local Community Services Board, is leading the state in integrating mental health care and primary health care. By partnering with local federally qualified health centers such as Johnson Health Center, Horizon will be able to offer primary care at the Horizon ...read more
Categories: Member News
Monday, February 05, 2018
View full story in The News & Advance. To protect people and patients from the flu and other infectious diseases, Centra Health is the only health system in the region that has implemented new visitation restrictions at all of its facilities. Facilities include Centra Lynchburg General Hospital, Centra Bedford Memorial Hospital and the Summit Health and Rehabilitation Center. Visitation to ...read more
Categories: Member News
Monday, February 05, 2018
VOTING BEGINS IN U.S. CELLULAR’S FOURTH ANNUAL BLACK HISTORY MONTH ART CONTEST Vote in U.S. Cellular Stores Feb. 1 – Feb. 28  LYNCHBURG, Va. (Feb. 2, 2018) – The top 10 drawings from U.S. Cellular’s Fourth Annual Black History Month Art Competition with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Lynchburg are now on display in area retail stores. Local community members are encouraged to visit select ...read more
Categories: Member News
Monday, February 05, 2018
View full story in The News & Advance. National awards. State honors. Local halls of fame. Longstanding records. Wayne Proffitt, perhaps the most decorated basketball player to come out of Lynchburg, is the owner of accolades galore. On Saturday afternoon, he added another. With the support of some of his former players and teammates, Proffitt returned to Turner Gym at Lynchburg College, his ...read more
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Wednesday, January 31, 2018
View full story in The News & Advance. In the wake of the 2016 election, two dormant political clubs were revived at Lynchburg College. Now LC has both College Democrats and College Republicans organizations on campus. The College Democrats club was the first to return to campus in the fall semester.
Categories: Member News
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
                This spring, Southside Electric Cooperative will award scholarships through its Southside Opportunity Fund. Graduating high school seniors in the Cooperative’s 18-county service area whose parents receive electricity from SEC are eligible to apply. In 2017, 18 scholarships were awarded. Application deadline is March 30. Visit www.sof.coop or call Mark at 434-645-3276 for more ...read more
Categories: Member News
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Netflix CFO and Central VA. Governor’s School Graduate David Bolling Wells to Endow Two Generous Scholarships in Honor of Local Science Teacher Ann C. Wells   LYNCHBURG, VA, January 25, 2018 – Mr. David Bolling Wells, Chief Financial Officer of Netflix, will return to his alma mater, the Central Virginia Governor’s School for Science and Technology (CVGS), on Tuesday, Jan. 30, to announce the ...read more
Categories: Member News
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Southside Electric Cooperative will take 8 high school juniors from its service area to Washington, D.C., June 10-14 for the annual Electric Cooperative Youth Tour. The trip will include sightseeing, Capitol Hill tour, Potomac River cruise, Baltimore Orioles game, learning about the electric cooperative business model and spending time with 1,800 high school students from across the United States. ...read more
Categories: Member News
Monday, January 29, 2018
View full story in The News & Advance.   The world has changed a lot in the past four to five years, Lynchburg Economic Developer Marjette Upshur said Thursday during a joint meeting between Lynchburg City Council and the Economic Development Authority. Acknowledging the changes in both the world and in Lynchburg, the two governing bodies are kicking off a new strategic planning process this ...read more
Categories: Member News
Monday, January 29, 2018
View full story in The News & Advance. President Donald Trump will give his first State of the Union Address on Jan. 30, but the evening before, members of the Lynchburg community have the opportunity to participate in the People’s State of the Union, a national conversation on the state of the country. The event — which has been brought to Lynchburg for the first time by The Listening, ...read more
Categories: Member News
Friday, January 26, 2018
View full story in The News & Advance. Central Virginia Community College is leading the way in industry certifications and licensures granted in the past two school years compared to other Virginia Community College System members. Introduced by VCCS in 2015, the “Complete 2021” plan is a six-year strategic plan with a goal of distributing more than 90,000 credentials through the 23 community ...read more
Categories: General
Friday, January 26, 2018
Danville, VA -- American National Bankshares Inc. (NASDAQ:  AMNB), parent company of American National Bank and Trust Company, today announced that the board of directors has authorized a stock repurchase program of up to 300,000 shares of the company’s outstanding common stock for a period of two years.  Repurchases may be made through open market purchases or in privately negotiated ...read more
Categories: Member News
Friday, January 26, 2018
Lynchburg, Virginia, January 24, 2018- At a recent Board of Directors meeting of Bank of the James, the following employee promotions were approved.Lauren Dixon has been promoted to Assistant Vice President, Accounting.  Mrs. Dixon joined Bank of the James in September 2008 and was named Accounting Specialist in January 2009. She was promoted to Accounting Officer for the bank in 2013. She is a ...read more
Categories: Member News
Thursday, January 18, 2018
Centra has named Chris Thomson, M.D., as their new Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Thomson currently serves as the Vice President of Medical Affairs. Dr. Thomson will succeed Dr. Daniel Carey who was recently appointed the Secretary of Health and Human Resources for the state of Virginia. Dr. Thomson will resume his Chief Medical Officer duties immediately.  “Without ...read more
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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, Member News
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: Member News, General
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 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, Member News
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
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
View story at WDBJ7...The Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance has received 5 star accreditation from the United States Chamber of Commerce.The accreditation process takes place every five years and this is the third consecutive period in which the alliance has received the distinction. This plays a huge factor in attracting businesses into the area."We are thrilled to be recognized for the third ...read more
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Wednesday, March 08, 2017
View full story in The News & Advance.... Airplanes, economic development and hunting dogs were among the issues Lynchburg-area legislators recapped for the Hill City business community Tuesday morning. The Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance’s annual “Pancakes and Politics” breakfast provides the business community access tolegislators to askquestions following the 2017 General Assembly. In ...read more
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Tuesday, March 07, 2017
 Lynchburg, VA – Lynchburg moves up from 37th in 2014 to 8th in the Gallup 2016 Healthways State of American Well-Being: 2016 Community Well-Being Rankings report, which highlights important trends in health and well-being within communities across the nation.  The report measures how residents of 189 U.S. cities feel about their physical health, social ties, financial security, community and ...read more
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Monday, February 27, 2017
View story in The News & Advance.... Nine months after the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance announced plans to relocate its headquarters to the former James River Conference Center on Lucado Place, construction began over the weekend. The organization currently works out of a small office on Memorial Avenue. According to Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance CEO Megan Lucas, the ...read more
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Saturday, February 18, 2017
Where Creativity and Commerce Connect - Alliance holds Annual Meeting The Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance held its Annual Meeting, at The Kirkley Hotel last week at a standing room only breakfast. Alton Brown, Publisher of the News & Advance gaveled in the meeting that was filled with energy, vision and pride in the region’s prosperous business community.  Chairman Jim Richards shared his ...read more
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