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Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Randolph College welcomed 239 new students to campus Wednesday during the College’s annual move-in day. “It is always a pleasure to introduce yet another class of students to the Randolph family,” said President Bradley W. Bateman. “The Class of 2021 is a diverse, academically strong group that will bring an array of talents to our community, and we are excited for all ...read more
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Wednesday, August 23, 2017
WSLS 10 launches “Opioid Nation: An America Epidemic” an on-going campaign that includes public service announcements, news reports, original broadcast specials, digital media resources and community outreach. WSLS 10’s initiative is part of Graham Media Group’s multi-station commitment to addressing the opioid crisis in our communities. “Our reporters have been ...read more
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Wednesday, August 23, 2017
View full story in Work It, Lynchburg. The Lynchburg Regional Airport has received $1.1 million to continue converting all lights to LED, which officials say will save the airport between $15,000 and $20,000 per year in electric bills. Funding comes from the Federal Aviation Administration’s Airport Improvement Program. U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine announced Tuesday nine Virginia ...read more
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Wednesday, August 23, 2017
View full story in The News & Advance. As the school year opens for Liberty Christian Academy today, it does so with a new partnership in place with Liberty University after the LCA facility was purchased by LU in January. According to LU President Jerry Falwell Jr., bringing LCA under the wing of LU will allow for greater collaboration, reduce duplication by combining some services and ...read more
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Tuesday, August 22, 2017
View full story in The News & Advance. Students are returning to college campuses in the Lynchburg area as the fall semester is set to begin in the coming days. Sweet Briar College was the first local school to welcome students as they moved in Friday. Move-in day for Lynchburg College is Saturday, and for Randolph College it’s Wednesday. Liberty University students will occupy their ...read more
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Thursday, August 17, 2017
The press and public are invited to the Greater Lynchburg Transit Company’s (GLTC) kick-off and unveiling of the newest and most exciting service in Lynchburg, a new Downtown Circulator called “The Hopper”. The event will take place starting at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 23 rd , 2017 at Monument Terrace, downtown Lynchburg. The preliminary speakers for the kick-off include ...read more
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Thursday, August 17, 2017
LYNCHBURG, Va., (August 17, 2017)— Best Lawyers in America ® today announced its list of 2018 Best Lawyers in America and five Woods Rogers Lynchburg attorneys are included. Two attorneys have been selected for this list for more than 25 consecutive years—Henry M. Sackett III (35) and Robert C. Wood III (35). The Woods Rogers list of Best Lawyers in America for 2018 is: Lynchburg ...read more
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Tuesday, August 15, 2017
View full story in Work It, Lynchburg. Ownership of the golf course at Ashley Plantation, an upscale subdivision in Botetourt County, will change hands at the beginning of next year. Runk & Pratt Healthcare Enterprises Inc., a Lynchburg company with holdings in senior living and golf courses, has agreed to purchase the 18-hole golf course and surrounding property from the Bank of Fincastle. ...read more
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Monday, August 14, 2017
View full story in The News & Advance . Thumbs up to James Mundy, the president and CEO of Lynchburg Community Action Group, or Lyn-CAG, who will be retiring from the post this autumn after almost 20 years with the organization. Lyn-CAG is a mainstay of the social services safety net in Lynchburg and Central Virginia, working with the economically disadvantaged to provide a wide range of ...read more
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Friday, August 11, 2017
View full story in Work it, Lynchburg. As part of the city’s Downtown 2040 Master Plan process, businesses from all over downtown Lynchburg voiced challenges, concerns and praise to planners Thursday morning. A listening session at Riverviews Artspace drew about 25 business owners and employees who spoke about construction frustrations, teamwork and parking concerns. The gathering was led ...read more
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Friday, August 11, 2017
View full story in Work It, Lynchburg. A new partnership between Lynchburg College and Central Virginia Community College aims to establish clear pathways for business students to follow as they transition from CVCC to LC. The “Pathway 2+2 program” is for students who are attending CVCC but plan to transfer to LC and is designed to steer students toward classes they “should ...read more
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Thursday, August 10, 2017
The 2017-18 U.S. News & World Report “Best Hospitals” guide ranks Centra Lynchburg General Hospital as the 5th best hospital in Virginia, out of 130 hospitals in the state. U.S News evaluates each hospital's performance using a variety of measures. Some data came from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the American Hospital Association and from other ...read more
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Thursday, August 10, 2017
The City of Lynchburg is updating the Downtown/Riverfront Master Plan to address the future growth and development of downtown. The updated plan will include studies on the economy, market, parking and traffic patterns of downtown, as well as provide for improvements on infrastructure, wayfinding and city branding. Each proposed component of the new master plan will serve to create a stronger ...read more
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Thursday, August 10, 2017
View full story in The News & Advance. Renewing the guiding document on downtown revitalization comes with an appeal to love the place in which you live. Author and speaker Melody Warnick spoke to a full auditorium at the Academy Center of the Arts about “place attachment,” or the emotional bond a person develops for their community. “You have this golden moment here, as ...read more
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Wednesday, August 09, 2017
View full story in The News & Advance. BEDFORD — From organic to online, decades of plant life specimens in the Lynchburg College Ramsey-Freer Herbarium have been preserved digitally and uploaded to search portals on scientific websites. The digitization process, which took place over the past year, was made possible by a grant from the National Science Foundation that provided ...read more
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Tuesday, August 08, 2017
View full story in Work It, Lynchburg. Working for Lynchburg Community Action Group wasn't James Mundy’s initial plan. A longtime educator, Mundy planned to work for Lynchburg College when he moved to town, but arrived too late in the school year to apply. That’s when he read an advertisement for his current job. “I got an interview and the board and I just really meshed. ...read more
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Tuesday, August 08, 2017
View full story in Work It, Lynchburg. Lynchburg-based nuclear-services firm BWX Technologies reported Monday a second-quarter profit of $61.4 million, or 61 cents per share. Results were announced after markets closed. BWX Technologies stock (NYSE: BWXT) closed Monday at $52.99 per share, down 0.31 percent for the day but up 35.7 percent year-to-date. In its earnings release, the company said it ...read more
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Tuesday, August 08, 2017
View full story in The News & Advance. As the start of the school year draws near, employees of Lynchburg City Schools attended convocation Monday to set the tone for the fall semester, which begins Aug. 14. LCS employees heard from administrators, city officials and the school board as they kicked off the start of teacher work days, which run from Aug. 7 to 11, before the start of the school ...read more
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Monday, August 07, 2017
View full story in Work It, Lynchburg. BWX Technologies’ newest president and CEO said he’s enjoying life in Lynchburg, particularly the restaurants, arts, cultural scene and outdoor activities the city has to offer. Rex Geveden is just getting started in the job, which he took over in January, but he has a wealth of experience with business, nuclear energy and management. BWXT is a ...read more
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Friday, August 04, 2017
View full story in The News & Advance. AMHERST — From power washers to pruning shears, volunteers are picking up tools to beautify the Sweet Briar College campus as part of Sweet Work Weeks, which began Monday and runs through Aug. 18. So far more than 150 alumnae, faculty, staff and other volunteers have signed up to pitch in, whether it’s painting residence halls, pulling weeds, ...read more
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Friday, August 04, 2017
View full story in Work It, Lynchburg. About 15 employees of BWX Technologies in Lynchburg will contribute to designing a nuclear reactor to support a possible future manned mission to Mars, the company announced Thursday. BWXT was awarded an $18.8 million contract from NASA for the project, which includes "initial reactor conceptual design, initial fuel and core fabrication development, ...read more
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Thursday, August 03, 2017
View full story in Work It, Lynchburg. Genworth Financial Inc. said Tuesday that it has extended the deadline for its planned acquisition by a China-based company by three months to Nov. 30, as the proposed deal remains under regulatory review by the U.S. government. Henrico County-based Genworth, an insurance company with thousands of employees in Virginia, announced in October that it had ...read more
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Thursday, August 03, 2017
The City of Lynchburg is updating the Downtown/Riverfront Master Plan to address the future growth and development of downtown. The updated plan will include studies on the economy, market, parking and traffic patterns of downtown, as well as provide for improvements on infrastructure, wayfinding and city branding. Each proposed component of the new master plan will serve to create a stronger ...read more
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Thursday, August 03, 2017
Water Main Valve Maintenance Scheduled (Aug. 3-18) This is a follow-up to the July 17, 2017 Press Release regarding water main valve maintenance. Beginning Thursday, August 3, and continuing through Friday, August 18, 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. weekdays, crews from the City of Lynchburg’s Department of Water Resources will conduct water main valve maintenance on the following streets: Old Forest ...read more
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Wednesday, August 02, 2017
View full story in The News & Advance. Jeffrey Garrett is the new principal of E.C. Glass High School. Lynchburg City Schools Interim Superintendent Larry Massie announced the hiring at Tuesday’s school board meeting. Garrett, who currently serves as assistant high school principal and director of athletics of Buckingham County Public Schools, will replace outgoing E.C. Glass ...read more
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Tuesday, August 01, 2017
View full story in The News & Advance. Liberty University has added $23.1 million to its coffers after auctioning off spectrum usage rights for WFFP-TV, a television station purchased by LU in 2013 to air athletic events and convocations. Liberty President Jerry Falwell Jr. said LU purchased the TV station in 2013 for $1 million after it went bankrupt. The sale of the spectrum usage rights ...read more
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Monday, July 31, 2017
Randolph College announced today the addition of a new master of fine arts program in creative writing. The two-year, low-residency M.F.A program is the first of its kind in Virginia and will provide an immersive, personalized experience for students of all ages and backgrounds. The first semester (starting July 2018) will begin with a 10-day residency on the Randolph College campus, where ...read more
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Monday, July 31, 2017
Hickey Electric Heating and Air has relocated to 4262 South Amherst Hwy., Suite 100, Madison Heights. The full service electrical and HVAC contractor has been installing, repairing and servicing equipment in Lynchburg area homes and businesses for more than 30 years. For details on available products, seasonal specials or to schedule services please visit the website HickeyElectricCo.com . #
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Friday, July 28, 2017
The Lynchburg Area Veterans Council is planning a parade honoring veterans on Nov. 11, Veterans Day on the campus of Liberty University. Charles Olson, president of the Veterans Council, said the organization wants to attract as many veterans from the region as possible to include World War II, Korean War, Vietnam. The council also wishes to attract younger veterans who deployed to Iraq, ...read more
Categories: Member News
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: General, Press Release
Friday, July 28, 2017
View full story in The News & Advance. Liberty University now is Virginia’s first Purple Heart University. The honorary status was declared Thursday when LU President Jerry Falwell Jr. signed a proclamation adding the university to the Military Order of the Purple Heart Trail Program. New signage around campus recognizes the status, and veterans’ parking has been developed. ...read more
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Friday, July 28, 2017
Well on August 26, you can join in on the fun with Lynchburg Parks and Recreation. The Adult Field Day will be at City Stadium from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Parks and Rec officials say there is a $100 team fee to play, and teams must register by August 18. Teams of six will face off against one another in corn hole, a 3-legged race, dizzy bat, water balloon tosses, kickball, and other fun team ...read more
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Thursday, July 27, 2017
View full story in Work It, Lynchburg. The United Way of Central Virginia has named Bill Varner as its new president and CEO. Varner will start Aug. 1, the nonprofit announced in a press release Wednesday morning. He replaces Marie Martin, who stepped down in June after nine years as president. Varner will run the agency, which works to advance education, income and health in the community by ...read more
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Thursday, July 27, 2017
View full story in Work It, Lynchburg. In the past year, Lynchburg has seen an increase in lodging revenues, more than 9,000 visitors from across the world, the launch of a new tourism website and has been chosen to host the next State Games of America event in 2019. That’s according to the 2017 annual tourism report, released Wednesday bythe Lynchburg Regional Convention & Visitors ...read more
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Wednesday, July 26, 2017
View full story in the News & Advance. Lynchburg isn’t the only city with a booming downtown. That’s what Virginia Secretary of Commerce Todd Haymore told the roughly 10 participants on a walking tour of downtown Lynchburg on Tuesday. The Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance hosted Haymore as well as other businesses for a one-hour tour of Main Street as well as the Bluffwalk, ...read more
Categories: General, Press Release, Member News
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Lucas part of latest Certified Chamber Executive Class Alexandria, Va. (Ju ly 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 ...read more
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Tuesday, July 25, 2017
View full story in Work It, Lynchburg. The parent company of Lynchburg-based Bank of the James reported a lower second-quarter profit than last year, and a company executive on Monday attributed the decrease to the cost of expanding into new markets. Bank of the James Financial Group Inc. reported a second-quarter profit of $787,000, or 18 cents per basic and diluted share, down 25.12 percent ...read more
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Tuesday, July 25, 2017
View full story in Work It, Lynchburg. Altavista-based First National Bank’s parent company on Monday reported a second-quarter profit of $694,000, or 45 cents per basic and diluted share, down 2.4 percent from $711,000, or 47 cents per basic share and 46 cents per diluted share, during the same quarter last year. Although Pinnacle Bankshares Corporation’s net income was down ...read more
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Monday, July 24, 2017
HealthWorks will be hosting an education seminar Thursday, August 10, 2017, on the impact to businesses from the Opioid Epidemic . Our experts will address the issues that are directly impacting our region's workforce and what steps you as a business can take to help combat this growing concern. Speakers will also provide mini sessions on stress management and mindfulness in the workplace. ...read more
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Sunday, July 02, 2017
View full story in the News & Advance. After last year’s attempt to hold the city’s first Veterans Day parade in 80 years fell through, the Lynchburg Area Veterans Council is once again planning to stage a parade honoring veterans on Nov. 11, this time on the campus of Liberty University. Charles Olson, president of the veterans council, said the organization wants to attract as ...read more
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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, writing and ...read more
Categories: Press Release, 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
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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 ...read more
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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 ...read more
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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 ...read more
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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 ...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 break- out ...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 ...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 ...read more
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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 ...read more
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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 ...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 ...read more
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Tuesday, March 07, 2017
Lynchburg, VA – Lynchburg moves up from 37 th in 2014 to 8 th 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 ...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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Friday, February 24, 2017
Throughout this election cycle, we will be hosting all the gubernatorial candidates to participate in business roundtables in our region and hope you can join and contribute to the conversation. That being said, make your voice heard in our second dialogue concerning Virginia policy, labor and workforce and ways we can further nurture entrepreneurship in the Commonwealth. As an entrepreneur or ...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 ...read more
Categories: General, Press Release
Saturday, February 18, 2017
View full story at ABC13 WSET. .... LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) -- The news of Liberty University moving to the FBS is generating excitement, not only on the campus, but around the Lynchburg area. One member of the women's soccer team said this move could bring in more recruits for her team, because she says by the football team playing new opponents, possible recruits could be interested in ...read more
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Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Consultant Connect Announces Leaders In The Industry KALAMAZOO, Michigan – Alliance CEO, Megan Lucas has been selected by Consultant Connect, a consulting agency designed to bridge the gap between economic developers and site consultants, as one of North America’s Top 50 Economic Developers for 2017. The economic development professionals selected for this list were nominated by their ...read more
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Tuesday, January 24, 2017
The 2017 Board Officers: James R. Richards, Petty, Livingston, Dawson & Richards, PC - Chair Stefanie Prokity, Successful Innovations, Inc. - Chair Elect Aubrey "Todd" H. Hall III, First National Bank – Vice Chair Ryan McEntire, Brown, Edwards & Company, L.L.P. - Treasurer Additional Board of Directors: Susan Adams, Appomattox County Anthony Andrews, Twenty23 Fred ...read more
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Thursday, January 05, 2017
View full story at ABC13 WSET . On Wednesday, CBL & Associates Properties, Inc., who owns the mall, announced plans for future redevelopment of four Macy's anchor locations in Louisville, Kentucky; Layton, UT; Beaumont, TX; and Bloomington, IL. Macy's announced an anticipated closing date of March 31 for the stores. In addition to the four stores mentioned above, CBL said it holds a ...read more
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Friday, December 30, 2016
View full story in Virginia Business. ...When Standard Insurance Co. was looking for a site for a new East Coast operations center, Lynchburg and Altavista made the short list — even though they are only about 20 miles apart. “That was no accident,” says Bob Speltz, senior director of public affairs for Portland, Ore. – based Standard, a 110-year-old insurance and ...read more
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Sunday, December 18, 2016
View story in The News & Advance. Economists from the Strome School of Business at Old Dominion University presented an uneven snapshot of Virginia and Lynchburg’s economic performance in 2016 at the second annual State of the Commonwealth Economic Summit on Thursday morning. Hosted by the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance and presented by the Virginia Chamber of Commerce, the report ...read more
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Sunday, December 18, 2016
View story at ABC13 WSET. LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) -- The Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance released its full State of the Commonwealth Report in Lynchburg on Thursday. Nearly 200 people turned out to hear about the health of our economy and to participate in interactive voting on the priorities that should be included in the new Blueprint 2025 statewide economic development plan, said the ...read more
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Tuesday, December 06, 2016
View story Work It . In preparation for the upcoming General Assembly session, which convenes on Jan. 11, the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance invited area legislators to answer questions Tuesday about their priorities heading into 2017. Sen. Steve Newman, R-Bedford County, and Del. Ben Cline, R-Rockbridge, addressed the crowd gathered over breakfast at Randolph College on topics ranging from ...read more
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Wednesday, November 23, 2016
BREAKING NEWS According to Reuters a federal judge on Tuesday blocked an Obama administration rule to extend mandatory overtime pay. The U.S. Chamber responded, "We are very pleased that the court agreed with our arguments that the Obama administration's new overtime rule was unlawful and stopped rule from taking effect on December 1. If the overtime rule had taken effect, it would ...read more
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Monday, November 14, 2016
View story at WSET ... It's no secret downtown Lynchburg is growing. And, within the next few weeks, there will be two new restaurants to check out.The first is called Bootleggers, and it's set to open along the Bluff Walk on Friday, November 25. The second is called Fifth and Federal, a barbecue place with Southern flair, and it's set to open within the next two weeks. The Lynchburg ...read more
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Friday, November 11, 2016
One of the most important aspects of economic development is introducing site selectors from outside Virginia to the Lynchburg Region. The Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance is hosting a group of site selectors for a two-day familiarization tour (fam tour) of our area. This tour represents a tremendous opportunity to demonstrate the importance of the Lynchburg Region’s strategic location, ...read more
Categories: Press Release, General
Tuesday, November 01, 2016
View story at WSLS. LYNCHBURG (WSLS 10) – Leaders are working to make the Lynchburg area more attractive for businesses and more likely to receive government funding. They came up with a five-year plan, designed to create jobs and improve the quality of life. Members in the Virginia’s Region 2000 Local Government Council and Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance came up with an ...read more
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Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Over 1200 business, community leaders, and residents from Virginia’s Region 2000 came together to update the Region’s five-year Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS). The new strategy will help elevate the Region’s competitiveness for new jobs and talent, guiding the Region’s investments in support of economic improvement and prosperity. “The ...read more
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Tuesday, October 25, 2016
A Job Fair is being held at River Ridge Mall that is co-sponsored by the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance. Job seekers can meet face-to-face with multiple area employers now hiring. Make sure to dress to impress and also bring your resume. WHAT: River Ridge Mall Job Fair Co-Sponsored by the Alliance WHEN: October 29, 2016 10:00 AM - 5:00 p.m. WHERE: River Ridge Mall 3405 Candlers Mountain ...read more
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Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Alliance staff and board members met downtown to view concepts for their new headquarters. Atelier 11 Architecture, LTD was selected as the firm to renovate the former James River Conference Building located downtown at 400 Court Street. Built in 1992 and renovated into a conference center the building has approximately 24,257 square feet. The first phase will focus on renovating approximately ...read more
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Monday, October 17, 2016
The Alliance introduces its new economic development website, YesLynchburgRegion.org. The site serves as a portal of information for site selectors, developers, business, and industries featuring easily accessible community data that represents unified and focused representation of all the partners in our Region. The site will strategically position the Lynchburg Region as a premier business ...read more
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Monday, October 17, 2016
The TechEDGE Dinner and Awards Banquet hosted by Lynchburg Regional Technology Council and was held on October 13 at the Academy Center of the Arts. The night featured guest speaker David Ihrie, CTO, with Center of Innovative Technology (CIT). He spoke on “Revving the Innovative Engine” and special guest Delegate Kathy Byron. The event included a silent auction with proceeds ...read more
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Tuesday, October 04, 2016
TechEDGE, the Region 2000 Technology Council's annual dinner and awards night will be held on October 13, 2016 at Academy Center of the Arts located at 600 Main Street in downtown Lynchburg. TechEDGE is the Region’s premiere networking and recognition event for technology professionals. The guest speaker for the evening will be David Ihrie, CTO, Center for Innovative Technology. The ...read more
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Tuesday, September 27, 2016
See story in The News & Advance...... APPOMATTOX — The fuse trailing from an attack ad by Democratic candidate Jane Dittmar against state Sen. Tom Garrett’s energy and environment record sparked Monday at the Appomattox debate. The audience question regarding each 5th Congressional District candidate’s stance on uranium mining lit the confrontation toward the end of the ...read more
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Wednesday, September 21, 2016
The Alliance in partnership with WSET and the Appomattox Chamber are hosting a 5th Congressional District Debate between candidates State Senator Tom Garrett and Jane Dittmar from 6:30 - 7:45 p.m., Monday, September 26 at Appomattox Inn & Suites located at 447 Old Courthouse Road, Appomattox. The business community will have the opportunity to hear their answers to in - depth business - ...read more
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Monday, September 19, 2016
The Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance is dedicated to strengthening our Region’s long-term competitiveness and advocating for pro-business policies that create jobs and grow our economy. Together we focus on jobs, growth and opportunity for the entire Region. Our Federal Legislative Agenda will be discussed at the upcoming visit to the Capitol on September 28 in DC. Feedback from our ...read more
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Wednesday, September 14, 2016
The Young Entrepreneurs Academy a program of the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance is seeking students who have the dedication and stamina to be the CEO of their own business. If you have the drive and are willing to work hard then enroll in the upcoming 2016-2017 Academy. You too can live the American dream and join other area students who have started a successful business with the help of ...read more
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Thursday, September 08, 2016
The Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance was a proud partner with Lynchburg Business for the Second Annual Twenty Under 40 that celebrated area millennials on the move at a reception held at the Academy Center. These millennials on the move represent a thriving, innovative young professional community in the Lynchburg Region. Megan Lucas, Alliance CEO & Chief Economic Development Office ...read more
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Friday, August 19, 2016
The Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance and its Technology Council traveled to Baltimore, Maryland this week to exchange ideas, learn best practices and to discover how their successful entrepreneurial incubators and accelerators (both University and private sector models) could be replicated in Central VA for greater economic impact. Fifteen business, education and government leaders spent two ...read more
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