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Results Found: 70
Thursday, October 19, 2017
View full story in The News & Advance. In years past, middle school students at James River Day School were cramped. “We’d have classes all over the place, like I had grammar in the gym one year,” eighth-grader Katharine Caprise said this week. “I feel like it was really obvious that we needed more space.” This school year, the private school for students in kindergarten through eighth grade ...read more
Categories: Member News
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
View full story in Work It, Lynchburg. Leaders in business, transportation, economic development and the state legislature from Central and Southwest Virginia gathered Tuesday evening in an annual celebration to discuss upcoming regional projects and mark their successes. Held at The Bedford Columns event center in the town of Bedford, the gathering — called Jefferson’s Assembly — was attended ...read more
Categories: Member News, General
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
View full story in The News & Advance. As the nation continues to debate gun rights, Roanoke indoor range and firearms retailer SafeSide Tactical is preparing to educate local residents about gun safety at a new location in Lynchburg. The new indoor, state-of-the-art shooting range located in what was once a 1940s lumber processing mill on Mayflower Drive — and in the midst of its soft opening ...read more
Categories: Member News
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
View full story in The News & Advance. Coaches and professionals around the city know Lynchburg has a tradition of producing impressive tennis players. In the mid-20th century, the late Walter Johnson, a prominent Lynchburg doctor and Hall of Fame tennis coach, opened his personal court on Pierce Street to students of the game from all over the Central Virginia area. His willingness to defy ...read more
Categories: Member News
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
View full story in The News & Advance. William Byron took advantage of the Xfinity Series’ off week to visit Liberty’s campus and unveil a paint scheme he will run 12 times next season as a rookie in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series during halftime of the Flames’ Homecoming game at Williams Stadium. Byron’s No. 24 Chevrolet will carry primary sponsorship from Liberty 12 times in 2018. The ...read more
Categories: Member News
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
View full story in Work It, Lynchburg. Starting his carpentry and furniture business in 1817, Sampson Diuguid probably never thought he would grow one of the city’s most successful funeral homes and would create a rich history that would live on 200 years later. Diuguid Funeral Service & Crematory has locations on Timberlake and Wiggington roads. It has serviced thousands of families, ...read more
Categories: Member News
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
View full story in The News & Advance. Laughs, gasps and uncomfortable grimaces — that was the reaction to a Lynchburg College lecture from forensic anthropologist William Bass, founder of the infamous “Body Farm” in Tennessee. “I’m really surprised at how many of you are interested in death and destruction,” Bass joked to a standing room-only crowd of more than 200 students, staff and ...read more
Categories: Member News
Friday, October 13, 2017
The City of Lynchburg walked away from this year’s Virginia Municipal League (VML) Conference with two top Innovation Awards.  The City of Lynchburg won the 2017 Innovation Award in Community Health and the prestigious 2017 President’s Award, which is given to the best of the annual award recipients. The panel of judges selected Lynchburg for these awards for its Live Healthy Lynchburg ...read more
Categories: Member News
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
View full story in Work It, Lynchburg.. The Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance began moving into its new office on Lucado Place on Monday. Construction on the building, formerly the James River Conference Center, began in February. The building served as an event center from 2007 until summer 2015 when it went up for auction. The Alliance purchased it for about $1.1 million.  The new ...read more
Categories: General, Member News
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
View full story in The News & Advance. Following a historic season, Hillcats President Chris Jones has been named the Carolina League’s 2017 Calvin Falwell Executive of the Year. “To be awarded the Calvin Falwell Executive of the Year Award and to be recognized by my peers for what we accomplished in Lynchburg this season is a great honor,” Jones said in a news release. “I wouldn’t be ...read more
Categories: Member News
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
View full story in The News & Advance. Big changes are coming to Poplar Forest, Thomas Jefferson’s historic home and plantation in Bedford County. At a tour on Saturday, Jack Gary, the director of archaeology, explained that a new two-lane “Polar Forest Parkway” will soon be constructed to make the property more accessible, and make use of an extensive section of unused land. To prepare for ...read more
Categories: Member News
Thursday, October 05, 2017
View full story in The Burg. Man’s world and the spirit world will collide in an explosion of gears, metal and Victorian fantasy when Lynchburg College’s steampunk-infused production of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” opens this Thursday. “The idea is we have this world that’s part metal, part human and also [part] Shakespeare's green world,” says Jeff Wittman, chair of LC’s theater ...read more
Categories: Member News
Wednesday, October 04, 2017
View full story in Work It, Lynchburg. To kick off Manufacturing Month and help celebrate manufacturing employees in the region, former Virginia Gov. and Republican U.S. Sen. George Allen spoke to local business executives Tuesday at the Holiday Inn downtown about regulations affecting businesses. Allen serves as the chairman of the Manufacturing Competitiveness Initiative for the National ...read more
Categories: Member News
Wednesday, October 04, 2017
Brown Edwards & Company, LLP, a Top 100 Accounting Firm, is pleased to announce Cindy Gross, CPA, CISA, has joined the firm as a director in the information technology audit practice.  Prior to joining Brown Edwards, Cindy was a director in one of the top 10 firms in the nation where she provided IT audit and consulting services to a wide range of entities including financial services, technology, ...read more
Categories: Member News
Tuesday, October 03, 2017
View full story in The News & Advance. Piedmont Community Health Plan, which is owned by Centra Health and provides insurance to about 5,000 individuals through the Affordable Care Act’s health exchange marketplace and many more through its group insurance plans, has voted to remain on the exchange and raise those rates an average of 53 percent. Insurers across the nation have fled the ...read more
Categories: Member News
Tuesday, October 03, 2017
CAPTRUST, one of the nation’s leading independent wealth management and institutional investment advisory firms, today announced that Lynchburg, VA-based Registered Investment Advisor (RIA), Davidson & Garrard (D&G), joined CAPTRUST’s growing team of advisors. The organization now operates in 35 offices nationwide and oversees more than $244 billion of client assets. Founded in 1987, D&G is an ...read more
Categories: Member News
Friday, September 29, 2017
View full story in The News & Advance. The old, wooden transmission pole on Columbia Avenue next to Lynchburg resident Linda Whitmore’s home has birds living in it. Whitmore, an area resident for 30 years, thinks the birds and the age of the pole, which was installed sometime around the 1920s, probably have a role to play in the area’s occasional power outages. “If it gets upgraded … ...read more
Categories: Member News
Thursday, September 28, 2017
View full story in The News & Advance. Lynchburg Regional Airport is set to have a new tenant for a hangar that has yet to be constructed by the city. After a public hearing Tuesday in which no one spoke in favor or in opposition, Lynchburg City Council authorized Lynchburg City Manager Bonnie Svrcek to execute a lease agreement with Banker Aviation LLC. The lease will not be effective until ...read more
Categories: Member News
Thursday, September 28, 2017
Lynchburg, VA (September 28, 2017) – The Salvation Army of Greater Lynchburg will begin taking applications for Angel Tree gift assistance beginning Mon., Oct. 2. Individuals can apply in person at The Salvation Army Corps Community Center located at 2215 Park Avenue. Sign-ups will take place the first two weeks of Oct., Mon. through Fri., 9 am -12 pm and 1 pm -3 pm daily. Please visit ...read more
Categories: Member News
Thursday, September 28, 2017
(LYNCHBURG) -- The Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra kicks off its 2017-2018 season, October 21, by paying tribute to some of Hollywood's blockbuster movies. The evening concludes with the dynamic and emotional Symphonie Fantastiqueby Hector Berlioz.“This season marks a new direction for the LSO with concerts that include an enhanced experience, such as on-screen visuals,” said Conductor and Music ...read more
Categories: Member News
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
View full story in The News & Advance. A new Financial Technology Center is giving Lynchburg College students a taste of Wall Street. The idea of a stock trading room germinated about 12 years ago, when Schewel Hall was built, and it finally sprouted this summer when a computer lab was transformed into a center designed to house a Bloomberg Terminal — a financial data software system — and to ...read more
Categories: Member News
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Horizon Behavioral Health has received a three-year $2.2 million grant from the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to combat a growing problem facing people between the ages of 18 and 24 years old - homelessness and lack of consistent mental healthcare. These young adults present a series of unique challenges because they are too old for child services but often not ...read more
Categories: Member News
Monday, September 25, 2017
View full story in The News & Advance. SWEET BRIAR — Meredith Woo’s first visit to Sweet Briar College wasn’t planned. Several years ago, Woo was headed to Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest and got lost along the way. That’s when she first saw Sweet Briar. “It arose like a mirage,” Woo recalled in an interview Monday. Now Woo has a bird’s-eye view of the picturesque, rural campus from her ...read more
Categories: Member News
Thursday, September 21, 2017
September 19, 2017 – On Tuesday, the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) awarded the City of Lynchburg two Excellence in Economic Development Bronze Awards for promotional projects:  Lynchburg Innovation Week and “This is Lynchburg: Welcome Home” video. IEDC’s prestigious awards program recognizes the world’s best economic development marketing materials, programs and partnerships, ...read more
Categories: Member News
Thursday, September 21, 2017
View full story in The News & Advance. A new riding season at Sweet Briar College comes with a step up in competition. Sweet Briar announced in late August that the college had joined the National Collegiate Equestrian Association. SBC becomes the first Division III team to enter the NCEA ranks, a governing body of equestrian sports, which has been identified as an emerging sport by the NCAA. ...read more
Categories: Member News
Thursday, September 21, 2017
View full story in The News & Advance. E.C. Glass High School’s graduation rate for the Class of 2017 rose two percentage points to 87 percent, and Heritage High School’s graduation rate rose three percentage points to 89 percent from 2016, according to April Bruce, Lynchburg City Schools’ director of testing, counseling, gifted and schools for innovation, who made the announcement at Tuesday’s ...read more
Categories: Member News
Thursday, September 21, 2017
View full story in The News & Advance. Randolph College economics professor John Abell showed a photograph depicting a 1940s-era view of Main Street with a Piggly Wiggly that was only a storefront away from a Kroger. “People had downtown choices back in the day,” Abell said. “We don’t have any of that anymore.” Abell was a speaker Tuesday at a quarterly faith community forum at St. John’s ...read more
Categories: Member News
Thursday, September 21, 2017
View full story in Work It, Lynchburg. For many customers the proposed decrease in their monthly electricity bill would not buy a large latte. Yet it would be a savings nonetheless, tied to the continuing low costs of coal and natural gas used as fuel to generate power. If the State Corporation Commission approves Appalachian Power’s request to reduce its fuel factor by about 1 percent, the ...read more
Categories: Member News
Thursday, September 21, 2017
(Danville, VA) Tammy Moss Finley has been appointed to the boards of American National Bankshares Inc. (NASDAQ: AMNB) and American National Bank and Trust Company. Her initial term will begin September 19, 2017 and will expire at the company’s annual meeting in May 2018, at which time she will be subject to election by the shareholders. Ms. Finley is Executive Vice President, General Counsel and ...read more
Categories: Member News
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
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
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 many veterans ...read more
Categories: Member News
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: General, Press Release
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
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
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 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
Categories: General
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
Categories: General
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
Categories: Press Release, General
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
Categories: General
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 ...read more
Categories: General
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
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 playing ...read more
Categories: General
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 colleagues ...read more
Categories: General, Press Release
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 Armstrong, ...read more
Categories: General, Press Release
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 minority ...read more
Categories: General
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 financial services company. “We ...read more
Categories: General
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
Categories: General
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
Categories: General
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 ...read more
Categories: General
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 have ...read more
Categories: General, Press Release
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 Regional ...read more
Categories: General
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, its ...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 economic plan ...read more
Categories: General
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 Comprehensive Economic Development ...read more
Categories: Press Release, General
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 AllianceWHEN:  October 29, 2016 10:00 AM - 5:00 p.m.WHERE: River Ridge Mall 3405 Candlers ...read more
Categories: General, Press Release
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
Categories: Press Release, General
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 benefiting STEM ...read more
Categories: Press Release, General
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
Categories: General
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  event will ...read more
Categories: General
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 debate that until then ...read more
Categories: General
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 members ...read more
Categories: General
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 comment, ...read more
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