Member News

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Monday, June 24, 2019
MEDIA ALERTWho: HumanKind celebrates the unveiling of the historic marker honoring the Shoeless Wonders  on Saturday, June 22.  What: Join with the Department of Historic Resources, members of the Shoeless Wonders football team and Mayor Treney Tweedy in a ceremony unveiling a historic marker honoring their contributions to history in Virginia.   A light dinner will be served on HumanKind’s ...read more
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Monday, June 24, 2019
View full story in The News & Advance. With more members asking for programming, additional space for classes and child care, the YMCA of Central Virginia has responded and is doubling its facilities at 3408 Old Forest Road — home of the Y Express. Currently, the Y Express is only offering yoga and H.I.I.T classes — high intensity interval training — which was the most the 9,000-square-foot ...read more
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Monday, June 24, 2019
LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA -- The Miss Virginia Competition will return to Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, in June 2019. The Miss Virginia Organization is looking forward to awarding more than $75,000 in cash scholarships and additional in-kind scholarships to 48 candidates from across the Commonwealth. The Miss Virginia Competition will be held June 20 – 22. Tickets may be purchased ...read more
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Monday, June 24, 2019
Timberlake Family Pharmacy announces new name and rebranding to Timberlake Health & Wellness. We are excited to announce that Timberlake Family Pharmacy is now Timberlake Health & Wellness. This name change emphasizes our strategy to serve our community with exceptional health care by providing sterile and non-sterile medications as well as integrative medical team approaches to personalized, ...read more
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Monday, June 24, 2019
View full story in the News & Advance. The first stop for new or returning visitors often is the local welcome center. And though that always has been the goal of the Lynchburg Visitor Center on Church Street, recent renovations have made a way for visitors and residents alike to use the space in a new way. “This is a place where we can engage the community so they can have more pride in the ...read more
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Thursday, June 20, 2019
View story at the Roanoke Times...Two startups were born in the same coworking space near downtown Blacksburg in 2014. They both went on to raise money from venture capitalists, launch products and hire employees — just like economic developers like to see. But only one did so in Blacksburg. Today, both the company that stayed, Card Isle, and the one that left, LawnStarter, are happy with their ...read more
Categories: General
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Study finds opportunities and successes in developing, attracting and retaining talent to grow and diversify regional economy The 18 jurisdictions in the Lynchburg, New River Valley, and Roanoke regions have many strengths when it comes to talent development, attraction and retention but there are opportunities to implement new initiatives to increase the talent pool as a way to grow and ...read more
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Monday, June 17, 2019
The Virginia Small Business Development Center – Lynchburg Region is located at the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance office.  The SBDC -Lynchburg Region serves the City of Lynchburg, and Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford, and Campbell Counties with expert advisors ready to assist both budding ideas and existing businesses looking to expand. Thanks to funding from the U.S. Small Business ...read more
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Wednesday, June 12, 2019
View full story in The News & Advance. Lynchburg City Schools is hoping academic reviews of five schools completed early this year will improve student performance and accreditation results. Any school that performed below standard on annual accreditation ratings or had students that scored near the standard or in the improving category on Standards of Learning tests is required by the ...read more
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Monday, June 10, 2019
Brown Edwards & Company, LLP is pleased to announce the admission of Kelli Vance, CPA to the Partnership.  Anthony Carpenter, CPA, Emily Signorelli, CPA, Megan Meador, CPA and Clarence Rhudy, CPA have become Directors.  Brown Edwards is a full-service regional accounting firm with offices in three states and recognized as one of the top 100 firms in the nation.  In addition to the traditional ...read more
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Monday, June 10, 2019
View full story in The News & Advance. A Heritage High School career tech teacher has been named the school's new assistant principal. The Lynchburg City School Board approved career tech teacher Jason Clark's move to assistant principal during its meeting Tuesday. Clark has served as the instructor for video technology at the high school since 2018. From 1994 to 2007, Clark also taught at ...read more
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Monday, June 10, 2019
View full story in The News & Advance. Although few community members attended the 13 follow-up community conversations Lynchburg City Schools held since its initial event in January, the division looks forward to making progress. In January, LCS hosted its first-ever community conversation in which more than 100 community members went to Heritage High School to provide input as the division ...read more
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Monday, June 10, 2019
View full story in The News & Advance. Linkhorne Middle School rising eighth grader Micah Burford struggled to put his left hand on a red circle during a game of Twister on Thursday morning. E’Monie Cashwell, 13, then instructed Nazreana Petty, both rising eighth graders, to put her right foot on a yellow circle. After a few seconds of trying to maneuver around Micah, Nazreana, 13, fell onto ...read more
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Monday, June 10, 2019
View full story in The News & Advance. Kevin Air might not be a real chaplain, but as he thundered down the aisle to the sound of the 29th Infantry Division Band, the audience stood as he passed, voices rising in a chorus of “The Battle Hymn of the Republic” with all the energy of a true congregation. Despite a steady drizzle that confined the field chapel service to a Quonset hut set in the ...read more
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Wednesday, June 05, 2019
LYNCHBURG – The Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra recently announced that it has named David Glover as its new conductor. Glover was guest conductor for the LSO’s March 2 concert featuring acclaimed cellist Zuill Bailey. “From the first moment I conducted the Lynchburg Symphony, I felt an energy and a commitment that was a joy to work with,” Glover says.  “Here were musicians willing to give 150% in ...read more
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Tuesday, June 04, 2019
View full story in The News & Advance. BEDFORD — Thousands of people will arrive in the area this week to observe the 75th anniversary of the invasion of Normandy. Angela Lynch — the National D-Day Memorial Foundation’s associate director of marketing — said between 15,000 and 20,000 people are expected to visit Bedford on Thursday to attend the 75th anniversary of the June 6, 1944, D-Day ...read more
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Tuesday, June 04, 2019
LYNCHBURG – The Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra recently announced its appointment of an interim board president and named several new members to its board of directors.Hugh Ballou will fill a one-year term as president starting June 1. Ballou follows Linda Edwards who served as president from 2016 to 2019. Joining Ballou as board officers are Vice President Aaron Van Allen, Secretary Tad Hardin, and ...read more
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Tuesday, June 04, 2019
Lynchburg, Virginia, June 4, 2019…. Bank of the James is pleased to announce the recipients of the thirteenth annual Bank of the James-Ronald V. Dolan Citizenship Award. The cash 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 demonstrating outstanding leadership qualities ...read more
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Monday, June 03, 2019
View full story in The News & Advance. With their family and friends in the audience screaming and clapping in support, at least 540 Lynchburg City Schools students took their final steps as high school seniors before receiving their diplomas and becoming E.C. Glass or Heritage high school alumni. In front of E.C. Glass’ about 328 graduates, family and friends Sunday morning, the school’s ...read more
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Monday, June 03, 2019
View full story in The News & Advance. After fighting in World War I, William Doyle, a Lynchburg native of Irish heritage and second-generation American, purchased a flower business in September 1919. At the age of 24, Doyle created a business whose roots mark 100 years this year: Bloom by Doyle’s, now owned by Debbie Miller in the Boonsboro Shopping Center, where it has been located since ...read more
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Monday, June 03, 2019
View full story in The News & Advance.   With their family and friends in the audience screaming and clapping in support, at least 540 Lynchburg City Schools students took their final steps as high school seniors before receiving their diplomas and becoming E.C. Glass or Heritage high school alumni. In front of E.C. Glass’ about 328 graduates, family and friends Sunday morning, the school’s ...read more
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Monday, June 03, 2019
BROOKNEAL, Va., May 24, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- In recent months, the federal government accepted bids from companies eager to earn the privilege of providing emergency fuel support to FEMA during emergency events. It was competitive with nine companies submitting offers, but on Thursday, May 16, 2019, Virginia-based company, Foster Fuels, Inc., was notified it had been awarded the five-year ...read more
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Friday, May 31, 2019
View full story in The News & Advance. Vice President Mike Pence will deliver the keynote address Thursday at the National D-Day Memorial's 75th Anniversary Commemoration of D-Day. The memorial foundation said the address will be titled "D-Day and the Nation." The ceremony begins at 10 a.m. at the memorial at 3 Overlord Circle in Bedford.
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Thursday, May 30, 2019
Gleaning For The World is responding to the widespread tornado and flooding across the Central United States.  Gleaning will be collecting monetary and disaster relief supplies at the Ward Road Sam’s Club on Thursday May 30 Thru Saturday June 1 2019 from 10:00 AM until 6:00 PM.  A complete list of needed items will be on hand at Sam’s and include items such as: non-perishable food items, baby ...read more
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Thursday, May 30, 2019
Lynchburg, Virginia – On Monday, June 17, from 4:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m., the City of Lynchburg’s Office of Economic Development & Tourism (OEDT) cordially invites the public to the ribbon cutting and grand reopening of the Lynchburg Visitor Center, 216 12th Street (at the corner of 12th and Church Streets). Come experience the newly renovated center, meet the staff, and enjoy a cool treat from ...read more
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Thursday, May 30, 2019
View full story in The New Era Progress Sweet Briar College has announced the hiring of a new vice president of academic affairs and dean of the college. Teresa Garrett will begin the post Aug. 1. Since 2007, Garrett was employed at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York, where she began as an assistant professor of chemistry. She most recently served as associate dean. “Garrett has earned ...read more
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Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Riverviews Artspace Hosts Italian Artist in First U.S. Show  Lynchburg VA -  A dream come true for Italian artist, Fiorenza Guanetti, whose handcrafted textile artwork will be shown for the first time in the United States at Riverviews Artspace.  Guanetti’s “Onirico" Collection (Italian for “dreamlike”) is inspired by the flora and fauna of Smith Mountain Lake. Pieces in the collection ...read more
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Tuesday, May 28, 2019
View full story in The News & Advance.   With his first town hall slated for Wednesday — and less than two weeks under his belt — Centra’s new CEO Dr. Andy Mueller is eager to dig in. “I’m very optimistic about the future … we are in a position now where we can re-engineer the organization to create a really viable, sustainable and robust Centra Health,” Mueller said last week during a flurry ...read more
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Friday, May 03, 2019
The Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance (the Alliance) and the Center for Advanced Engineering and Research (CAER) today announced an agreement to work together in a joint effort to develop a technology based economic development plan for the region. One of the goals in the LRBA’s 2019 strategic plan is to create and implement an innovation and tech based economic development plan. Research on ...read more
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Thursday, May 02, 2019
The Business Summit presented by Wells Fargo was held from 1:30 – 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 30 at the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance. The Summit featured a key note address by Business & Leadership Consultant,  Jennifer Owen-O’Quill,  Voltage Leadership Consulting and business learning labs taught by local leaders and influential speakers. Following the learning labs was a cocktail reception ...read more
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Thursday, February 28, 2019
View story at The News & Advance...The Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance had plenty to celebrate during its annual meeting Wednesday morning. “We are geared toward growth and success and our passion for the region isn’t slowing down,” Alliance CEO Megan Lucas said to the 345 business professionals in attendance. Past Chair Stefanie Prokity told members the alliance board worked to advance ...read more
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Thursday, February 28, 2019
Terri Gibson, Regional Sales Director, Daly Seven has received the 2018 Ambassador of the Year Award by the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance.  Terri handles sales for three properties in Lynchburg, including the Hampton Inn & Suites, Holiday Inn Express, and SpringHill Suites. Daly Seven has been a member of the Alliance since 2014.   The Ambassador of the Year award was originally ...read more
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Thursday, February 28, 2019
Nearly 350 business and community leaders were in attendance at the Annual Meeting presented by Central Virginia Sports held February 27.  The event played off the theme of “Growing Together. Succeeding Together."   The Annual Meeting highlighted accomplishments and embraced new core values to advance the region forward with its program of work. These core values are Agile, Accountable, Beyond ...read more
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Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Have you noticed our "facelift?" We've launched a new website and we hope you'll enjoy the new look! The new website aims to provide a clear message of who we are, and what we stand for. Improved menu functionality directs you to the information most relevant to you, our member. It is also fully responsive with mobile devices, making it easy to navigate on a wide range of web browsers and portable ...read more
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Tuesday, February 26, 2019
View full story at The News & Advance... With a strong and passionate finish to his tour of Southside and Central Virginia that began Wednesday in Salem and ended Friday morning at the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance, Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va, spoke to dozens of business leaders about tax reform, health care, the government shutdown and the future of America. Warner began by speaking ...read more
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Friday, February 15, 2019
The Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance and the Central Virginia Workforce Development Board are pleased to announce the Worlds of Opportunity Career Expo presented by Wells Fargo happening this April.  Students and soon-to-be grads will attend the Expo to learn about employment that supports STEM education to include life sciences, advanced manufacturing, robotics, construction, HVAC/industrial ...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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