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Thursday, November 15, 2018
Four out of ten people shop for holiday gifts on Shop Local Saturday1, which falls on November 24 this year. U.S. Cellular celebrates small businesses, encourages them to embrace technology and offers practical tips on how they can use mobile technology to attract customers and win business on Shop Local Saturday – and all throughout the year.  “The annual Shop Local event gives small businesses ...read more
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Tuesday, November 13, 2018
View full story in The News & Advance. As a teenager, Clifton Potter worked at Jones Memorial Library, which at the time was just down the street from his home on Rivermont Avenue. “We each had a section of the stacks that we straightened and dusted,” he said. “The [history] section was mine, just by particular accident.” So of course, Potter said, he would borrow books from his section and ...read more
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Tuesday, November 13, 2018
View full story in The News & Advance. The Campbell County Industrial Development Authority approved the sale of a 40,000-square-foot building to Banker Steel Monday. The IDA built the addition to Banker Steel seven years ago for $1.6 million. The steel-fabrication firm has been leasing the property on Rangoon Street since it was constructed, said Campbell County Economic Development Director ...read more
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Friday, November 09, 2018
Graham Evans has been promoted to Vice President and Portfolio Manager II at Bank of the James.  Mr. Evans began his banking career as a Teller in 2012 and has held positions of Customer Service Representative and Credit Specialist.  He is a graduate of Radford University and earned a BS degree in Business.  He is also a graduate of Leadership Lynchburg, Class 43.      Bank of the James, a ...read more
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Tuesday, November 06, 2018
Iron & Ale is rolling out an updated version of the dinner menu and an expanded, more business driven lunch menu.  The menu includes the favorites from before with a variety of new items on the menu that allow you to get in and out during your lunch break.  Also, ask for a manager to receive a Lunch Punch Card.  The card entitles you to $5 off your lunch.  There are four punches and the card is ...read more
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Tuesday, November 06, 2018
Teacher Grants and Report Card Rewards Take Education to New Heights  under the wings of Blue Eagle Credit Union    Roanoke, VA,  November 5, 2018 – As funds become more limited for schools, programs like Blue     Eagle® Credit Union’s Report Card Rewards, Alexander Scholarship, and Teacher Grant become more important. Recent research shows that teachers, on average, spend about $500 out of ...read more
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Friday, November 02, 2018
View story in The News & Advance.......The Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance has created a new Hall of Fame to recognize the dynamic and distinguished men and women who have impacted Lynchburg and the surrounding region with their business and civic engagement. The inaugural class will be inducted this Saturday. “The concept came from wanting to preserve the roles that individuals, businesses ...read more
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Friday, November 02, 2018
50 years of serving you Come celebrate our 50th Anniversary with us and check out our new showroom layout! We are now a 5.11 full licensed dealer! Prize drawings every 30 mins! 10am - 2pm Friday November 9th - Businesses, Police, and  individuals Saturday November 10th - Fire and Rescue Departments, Churches, and Individuals Come by and enjoy lunch on us and Win a Prize! 
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Wednesday, October 31, 2018
View full story in The News & Advance. Walking into the main office of E.C. Glass High School, people can see a paper mountain posted on the secretaries’ desk. On the side of the mountain are percentages marking attendance rates. Every day, a small ram — the school’s mascot — is moved up or down the mountain to show the school’s attendance percentage for the day. On the bottom of the mountain ...read more
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Wednesday, October 31, 2018
View full story in The News & Advance. In any community, there truly is no institution more important than its local hospital and medical center. A top-quality hospital attracts top-quality doctors and patient-care staff. A top-quality medical staff helps the greater community recruit new businesses with new jobs, retain existing employers with expansion plans and forms the foundation for ...read more
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Friday, October 26, 2018
See full story at ABC13 WSET.... LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) -- The Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance is launching the area's first Business Hall of Fame and Liberty's founder and president are among the first inductees. The Hall of Fame will honor leaders who have impacted the region's business, industry, and the community. Jerry Falwell, Sr. and Jerry Falwell, Jr. will join leaders like A. C. ...read more
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Friday, October 26, 2018
View full story in The News & Advance. Liberty University announced plans on Thursday to build a technology park behind the Center for Energy Research & Education (CERE) and put its School of Engineering on LU’s main campus instead of at the center in Forest as originally planned. Liberty University’s Vice President of Outreach and Business Engagement, Jonathan Whitt, announced the plans at ...read more
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Thursday, October 25, 2018
View full story in The News & Advance. The Greater Lynchburg Transit Company ended fiscal year 2018 on a high note, with ridership up 2 percent and a $325,000 budget surplus. “We have a sound financial status here at GLTC,” board President Christian DePaul said during the transit company’s annual stockholder meeting Wednesday night. “That’s the painstaking result of our management team going ...read more
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Wednesday, October 24, 2018
LYNCHBURG, VA. — Central Virginia’s premiere fashion experience comes to River Ridge October 25 – 27. In its second year, Central Virginia Fashion Week features four curated fashion experiences throughout River Ridge showcasing local models, fashion designers, hair and make-up stylists, artists, musical and dance performances, and business owners.  Central Virginia Fashion Week begins Thursday, ...read more
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Tuesday, October 23, 2018
View full story in The News & Advance. River Ridge mall is under the new management of JLL, which will provide retail leasing and property management services on behalf of mall owner Liberty University. The mall previously was managed by CBRE. According to a news release from the mall Monday, the new management agreement will add 764,368 square feet of retail space to JLL’s current management ...read more
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Tuesday, October 23, 2018
View full story in The News & Advance. Central Virginia Community College will be working to increase tutoring, enrollment assistance and interventions for at-risk students in the coming months. In addition new staff — such as a Title III grant director, enrollment support specialists, technical staff, a student success activities coordinator and more tutors — will be hired thanks toa new ...read more
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Tuesday, October 23, 2018
View full story in The News & Advance.   There was a time 30 years ago, when many people questioned the long-term financial viability of Liberty University. The Jim Bakker and televangelist scandals of the late 1980s, coupled with the $72 million bond scandal that nearly shuttered the university and Thomas Road Baptist Church, were precarious times. What a difference three decades ...read more
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Monday, October 22, 2018
View full story in The News & Advance. Longtime Lynchburg Police Department veteran Ryan Zuidema officially was sworn-in as the city’s 15th police chief Friday. Zuidema, who was named chief earlier this month, took the oath at City Hall before a crowd of more than 100 city officials, retired and active law enforcement officials and family members.
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Monday, October 22, 2018
View full story in The News & Advance. Two new computer science courses at Sweet Briar College have a high profile partner: Google. The first course, “Foundations of Python Programming,” began this fall, and the second, “How to Think Like a Data Scientist,” will launch in the spring. The courses are taught by SBC faculty with materials and guidance provided by the Google Engineering Education ...read more
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Monday, October 22, 2018
View full story in The News & Advance. Lynchburg-based Bank of the James’ parent company reported Friday a third-quarter profit of $1.4 million, or 32 cents per basic and diluted share, up 38 percent from $1.02 million, or 23 cents per basic and diluted share, at the end of the same quarter the previous year. In a news release, bank executives highlighted having a balance of commercial and ...read more
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Friday, October 19, 2018
Open enrollment for the Health Insurance Marketplace starts November 1, 2018. Johnson Health Center is continuing to service those in the community by offering free unbiased health insurance counseling to anyone in the community. Johnson Health Center has Certified Application Counselors located in Amherst, Bedford, Lynchburg and Rustburg that are able to assist with health insurance questions and ...read more
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Friday, October 19, 2018
October 17, 2018 – Condé Nast Traveler announced the results of its 31st annual Readers’ Choice Awards with Craddock Terry Hotel recognized as #14 in the Top Hotels in the South, ahead of the only other Virginia hotels listed, the Jefferson Hotel #16 and Quirk #27 in Richmond. “We’re so honored to receive this nomination”, said Hotel Director, Todd Swindell. “Many thanks to our loyal guests and ...read more
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Thursday, October 18, 2018
Brown Edwards is pleased to announce the acquisition of the Newport News practice of Dixon Hughes Goodman effective October 31, 2018.  DHG Partners Hugh Barlow and Leslie Roberts along with most of the staff located in Newport News will become part of the Brown Edwards team and a significant number of DHG’s clients are expected to transition to Brown Edwards.  As Brown Edwards has a substantial ...read more
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Wednesday, October 17, 2018
The Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance was pleased to host the 2nd Annual Salute to Manufacturing breakfast presented by First Piedmont Waste Solutions and to kick off manufacturing month.  The keynote speaker was Leila Aridi Afas of Toyota Motor North America. Delegate Scott Garrett was also in attendance. The Lynchburg region has some incredible advantages—unparalleled resources and an ...read more
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Tuesday, October 16, 2018
FOREST, Va., Oct. 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- NanoTouch Materials, creators of NanoSeptic Self-Cleaning Surfaces (www.nanoseptic.com), has finished construction of their new facility, the Center for Innovation in Smart Materials. After three years of research and development funded by a $2 million grant, NanoTouch decided to foster development of other types of smart materials that improve people's ...read more
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Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Gleaning for the World has extended its disaster relief supply collection for victims of Hurricane Michael at Sam’s Club, 3912 Ward’s Road in Lynchburg, through Oct. 17, according to a news release from Gleaning for the World. Collection will take place daily 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Supplies needed include nonperishable foods, shelter supplies such as paper plates, cups, and cutlery, and pet ...read more
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Tuesday, October 16, 2018
View full story in The News & Advance. When Bedford native E.W. Tibbs stepped down as CEO of Centra on Oct. 1, after five years, it was 40-year-old Michael Elliott who was appointed interim CEO. The father of three was thrust immediately before more than 8,000 employees with two pressing questions. Immediately, Elliott said, employees wanted to know what was going to change with the company, ...read more
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Tuesday, August 07, 2018
The Virginia Small Business Development Center which serves the City of Lynchburg and Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford, and Campbell Counties has relocated from the campus of CVCC to a new host organization, the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance.  The SBDC – Lynchburg Region is a free, confidential business advising service open to all small businesses in the region. Committed to providing small ...read more
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Monday, July 30, 2018
Alexandria, Va. (July 26, 2018) — Christine Kennedy, IOM, CPC, ELI-MP, Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance COO and Executive Vice President, has been designated as a Certified Chamber Executive (CCE) by the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE). Alexandria, Virginia-based ACCE is an association of more than 7,500 chamber of commerce professionals, and 1,300 chambers of commerce, ...read more
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Monday, July 16, 2018
Alliance welcomes Chris Faraldi as the Director of Public Policy and Special Programming who comes to us after serving U.S. Senator Charles Grassley. Chris was the director of correspondence and led a team of seven legislative correspondents, along with three interns to ensure incoming and outgoing correspondence was managed efficiently.   He also provided administrative and technical support ...read more
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Wednesday, June 06, 2018
Lynchburg took center stage in the featured article “What America Can Learn from Lynchburg, Virginia” written by Ron Starner, Executive VP of Conway, Inc. and a writer for Site Selection Magazine.  After Starner’s visit to the Region, he discussed Lynchburg as a role model for successful economic growth. Contributing high tech manufacturing firms BWX Technologies and Framatome put our region as ...read more
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Tuesday, June 05, 2018
The Alliance is excited about our new Inside Lynchburg Region magazine that showcases the Lynchburg Region. A BIG thank you to our advertising partners that made the publication happen. Copies are available at the Alliance. The new digital magazine is featured online and the website will be ready soon. Contact Ruth Martineau if you are interested in an online ad.View here for debut of magazine.
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Monday, April 30, 2018
View editorials in The News & Advance... Small businesses are the engine of our economy in the Lynchburg region. There are many positive impacts of small business on our regional economy: Small businesses are more likely to utilize other local businesses such as banks, service providers, and farms; for every $100 you spend at small businesses, $68 will stay in the community; and more than half ...read more
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Wednesday, April 18, 2018
The Alliance is here for the Lynchburg Regional Business Community. If a business was impacted from Sunday’s storms and are without power or WIFI this week we have extra offices, large conference space with tables and chairs for businesses. Our doors are open and your business is our business and we have the resources to help your keep your business up and running. The Alliance has coffee and a ...read more
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Wednesday, March 28, 2018
View story in The News & Advance...Just a few months after visiting Lynchburg to answer questions about politics, education and the economy ahead of the General Assembly, Virginia legislators returned to the Hill City to give their thoughts on the most recent session. Sen. Steve Newman, R-Bedford County; Sen. Mark Peake, R-Lynchburg; Del. Scott Garrett, R-Lynchburg; and Del. Ben Cline, ...read more
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