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Monday, May 18, 2020
We’re several months into the COVID-19 pandemic and demand is mounting to reopen workplaces. No modern employer has faced quite this situation, so you’re not alone. Rates of infection, hospitalization, and deaths vary from place to place, so no size fits all. You’ll want peace of mind from knowing you made every effort to reopen correctly focusing on the health and safety of your workers and ...read more
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Friday, May 15, 2020
The Virginia Humanities announced $599,500 in grants to 110 museums, libraries, historical societies, and other cultural nonprofit organizations across the state. The grants, part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) passed by Congress in March, are designed to provide emergency operating funds to humanities-based organizations that are struggling as a result of ...read more
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Friday, May 15, 2020
The Virginia Humanities announced $599,500 in grants to 110 museums, libraries, historical societies, and other cultural nonprofit organizations across the state. The grants, part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) passed by Congress in March, are designed to provide emergency operating funds to humanities-based organizations that are struggling as a result of ...read more
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Friday, May 15, 2020
The Virginia Humanities announced $599,500 in grants to 110 museums, libraries, historical societies, and other cultural nonprofit organizations across the state. The grants, part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) passed by Congress in March, are designed to provide emergency operating funds to humanities-based organizations that are struggling as a result of ...read more
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Friday, May 15, 2020
The Virginia Humanities announced $599,500 in grants to 110 museums, libraries, historical societies, and other cultural nonprofit organizations across the state. The grants, part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) passed by Congress in March, are designed to provide emergency operating funds to humanities-based organizations that are struggling as a result of ...read more
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Thursday, May 14, 2020
358 local businesses received a PPP loan from the firm, with 85% under $350,000   ROANOKE, VA, May 7, 2020 – Through the end of Wednesday, May 6, Pinnacle Financial Partners has made $69.3 million in loans for companies in the Roanoke and Lynchburg areas through the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). This figure represents 347 local businesses and nonprofits that ...read more
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Wednesday, May 13, 2020
We are offering webinars that are tailored to support employees during these unprecedented times. Follow the link to review comprehensive information about COVOD 19: On-Demand Webinars, Upcoming Live Webinars, Handouts and Quick Tip Clips.  Please feel free to share with your employees and their family members. https://allonehealth.com/covid-19-resources/ All Points has been providing a ...read more
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Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Help Today! Our communities have been going through a lot since the COVID-19 outbreak. Social distancing and the closure of businesses have changed everyday life drastically. There were many in need before the outbreak and, now, there are even more.   Donations for emergency relief can be sent to either the GLCF or UWCV – 100% of these donations will go directly to help the community through ...read more
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Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Lynchburg City received funding from Phase 37 of the Emergency Food & Shelter Program National Board (EFSP). Lynchburg City was awarded $27,733 and $39,596 in Phase CARES funds. The award is to be used to supplement and extend emergency food and shelter programs under the Emergency Food & Shelter National Board Program which serve individuals and families residing in the respective jurisdictions. ...read more
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Tuesday, May 12, 2020
This year’s Thomas Built Buses Dealer Awards Ceremony looked a little different than it has in years past and concluded with a grand surprise visit for Team Sonny. Every year the Thomas dealer network comes together for a three day conference and on the final evening, Thomas hosts an awards ceremony where top performers are recognized for their achievements. Like many other organizations, Thomas ...read more
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Friday, May 08, 2020
As COVID-19 continues to spread throughout our community, Kidds' Restoration has developed a response plan to provide critical cleaning for businesses; homes; schools; and any other occupied structures. Our response plan adheres to EPA and OSHA regulations and follows the CDC guidelines. We are prepared to offer a service to clean and apply an appropriate EPA registered disinfectant in accordance ...read more
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Friday, May 08, 2020
Lynchburg Public Library Director Marilyn Martin recently announced she will be retiring from her position as of June 30, 2020. Martin was appointed to the position in 2013 upon the retirement of long-time director Lynn Dodge. Svrcek has appointed Beverly Blair to assume the Director’s position upon Martin’s retirement. Blair is currently the Library’s Supervisor of Youth Services.   Martin is a ...read more
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Thursday, May 07, 2020
Since 1941, for 79 years, Holiday Lake 4-H Educational Center has held Summer 4-H Youth Camp. Over 2,000 young campers from Central Virginia (17 counties and 2 cities) camp at the 4-H Center each year. Due to COVID – 19 the State 4-H Office has cancelled 4-H Summer Camp this year. This is the first time in 79 years that Summer Camp has been cancelled. The Center’s mission is to “improve the ...read more
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Thursday, May 07, 2020
  ROANOKE, VA, May 7, 2020 – Through the end of Wednesday, May 6, Pinnacle Financial Partners has made $69.3 million in loans for companies in the Roanoke and Lynchburg areas through the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). This figure represents 347 local businesses and nonprofits that received emergency funding to pay their employees and essential bills during the ...read more
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Wednesday, May 06, 2020
WAYNESBORO, Va.--(MAY 2020) —  Lumos Networks, the region’s premier fiber-based telecommunications provider, announces the addition of Mr. Chad Baldwin to its regional small business sales team.  Mr. Baldwin will support new and existing business customers in Lynchburg, Roanoke, and neighboring communities, while representing the company’s complete fiber-enabled business portfolio including 2, 4, ...read more
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Monday, April 27, 2020
45,000 pounds of potatoes just arrived at Gleaning For The World – that’s an entire tractor trailer filled with potatoes which will be distributed to local organizations in central Virginia working to meet the increase in  food needs of individuals and families.   “Food insecurity is real, even now more than ever,” Jeane Smiley-Mason, Gleaning’s president said. “The community outpouring to take ...read more
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Wednesday, April 22, 2020
View here for more information The terms of three Lynchburg School Board members will expire on Tuesday, June 30, 2020.  One member from each School District 1, 2 and 3 have terms expiring and wish to be considered for reappointment. Please note that although individuals are eligible to serve another term, there is no guarantee that the individual will be reappointed.   Lynchburg City Council ...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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Thursday, March 19, 2020
The City Manager has declared a local emergency during the current COVID-19 Pandemic.  The widespread closures, social distancing, and recommendations to avoid public gatherings have created excess burdens upon the restaurant, lodging, and entertainment businesses of the City.  The City Manager has authorized businesses to defer payment of certain taxes without penalty, interest, and collection ...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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Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Private office space, meeting space, interview locations, accommodations for anyone wanting to self-quarantine, etc. is available.  The hotel’s guest rooms can be used for offices with desk space, internet and private bathrooms.  If hospitals or day surgery centers need a place to separate some high risk patients, our rooms may be a viable option.  Contact Jennifer Adamczyk, Area Director of Sales ...read more
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Tuesday, March 17, 2020
The Salvation Army of Greater Lynchburg continues to be committed to its mission of serving the homeless, hungry and those in need. Salvation Army leadership is working closely with community leaders and partners to address concerns that impact Greater Lynchburg’s homeless populations, as well as volunteers and staff of The Salvation Army. Beginning on 03/17/2020 at 12pm, The Salvation Army of ...read more
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Monday, March 09, 2020
Virginia Business magazine just released its annual publication, The Big Book, which includes a list of the largest CPA firms in Virginia, based on number of CPAs in the Commonwealth. Brown Edwards ranks #6 this year, which is a move up from 2019.  Additionally, Brown Edwards is now the largest firm headquartered in Virginia of those included in The Big Book list.   Brown Edwards CEO Jason ...read more
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Monday, March 02, 2020
View story at The News & Advance... Starting a business isn’t what’s hard — it’s starting it well that is hard, she said. “I don’t want people to feel like it’s not for them because they don’t know what the steps are,” she said. “That’s not knowledge just for rich people. It’s not knowledge just for bankers,” she said. “It’s knowledge for everybody. We’re here to help people do that.” Outside ...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 story at ABC13....LYNCHBURG, Va (WSET) -- Centra’s new CEO greeted the business community this morning in a Business at Breakfast at the Summit.The Lynchburg Business Alliance introduced Dr. Andy Mueller to local business leaders as the key note speaker.Mueller spoke on why he chose Centra and his vision for the health care system.He says his two motivations as a leader is being involved in ...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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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
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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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