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Thursday, January 23, 2020
 Local U.S. Cellular associates joined Boys & Girls Club members Jan. 21 to kick off the 6th annual Black History Month Art Contest. U.S. Cellular associates provided resources/art supplies, and club members created original 8.5 x 11 pieces of artwork in recognition of influential African-Americans, including historical figures, world leaders, athletes and celebrities. Ten finalists will be chosen ...read more
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Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Lynchburg, Virginia/January 22, 2020 - At a recent meeting of the Board of Directors of Bank of the James, Courtney W. Glass was promoted to Senior Vice President and Consumer Loan Officer and Penny P. Wallace was named Assistant Vice President and Business Banker.     Mrs. Glass began her Bank of the James career in 2014 as an Assistant Vice President and Consumer Loan Officer and was later ...read more
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Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Lynchburg, Va. - The Central Virginia Sports Commission (CVSC) has invited representatives from regional colleges, high schools, and community stakeholders along with colleagues, friends and family to honor Dennis Carter’s 37 years of dedication to the community through sports and relationships. The event is Sunday evening February 16th, 2020 at 6:00 PM at the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance ...read more
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Tuesday, January 21, 2020
LYNCHBURG – The Board of Directors of the Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra recently announced the appointment of Mike Lewis as its new Executive Director. “We are very pleased that Mike is joining the LSO in this capacity,” says Board President Hugh Ballou. “He brings a wealth of experience in marketing and branding that will be a wonderful asset to the organization.” Lewis is well acquainted with ...read more
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Friday, January 17, 2020
Mr. Farmer began his Bank of the James career as an intern when the Bank was organized in 1999 and joined the bank full time following college graduation. He was promoted to Executive Vice President in December 2010.  He is a member of the bank’s Executive Management Group and is responsible for overseeing and directing the company’s operational and technology initiatives.  Farmer, a Virginia Tech ...read more
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Friday, January 17, 2020
Lisa Clements is Project Manager. Lisa Clements has proven herself as an integral member of our team over the last six years. She is a thirteen-year veteran in the print and mailing industry. Doreen Flint is Director of Marketing. Her focus will be identifying short, medium, and long-term initiatives to identify new products and solutions available to meet the unique challenges faced within ...read more
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Thursday, January 16, 2020
Earlier this week, Alliance CEO Megan A Lucas, Amherst County Economic Development Director Victoria Hanson, and Bedford County Economic Development Director Traci Blackburn Blido participated in the Virginia Economic Developers Association Day at the General Assembly. The day is hosted to provide an opportunity for economic development professionals to meet one-on-one with their representatives ...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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Monday, January 13, 2020
Brown Edwards, a full service regional accounting firm and a Top 100 firm in the US, announces the acquisition of a majority interest in Covenant Real Estate Services, LLC.  Covenant, a full service real estate title and settlement firm founded by Roger Kronau and Jerry Dunnavant, serves attorneys, lenders, developers, investors and REALTORS in assisting  clients with all aspects of the due ...read more
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Monday, January 13, 2020
View full story in The News & Advance....ORLANDO, Fla. — Liberty football coach Hugh Freeze and defensive coordinator Scott Symons shared a recent flight to Chicago on a recruiting trip. It turned out to be a fruitful excursion to the Windy City, and not from a recruiting standpoint. Symons put the finishing touches on his gameplan to stymie the Georgia Southern triple-option attack. Freeze saw ...read more
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Monday, January 13, 2020
View full story at The News & Advance...City leaders are beaming with excitement after Flowers Foods announced Thursday it will invest $25 million to turn its Lynchburg bakery into an organic facility, creating 15 new jobs. The project is expected to be complete by late summer. The bakery, which has been in operation for 40 years, is on Hollins Mill Road in Lynchburg. Marjette Upshur, director ...read more
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Monday, January 13, 2020
Southern Landscape Group, Inc., Central Virginia’s premiere provider of landscape, hardscape and construction services, today announced the promotion of Callan Dudley to General Manager. Due to continual growth in their business, this senior role was created to manage current and future development.  Callan will have the primary responsibilities to establish organizational priorities, align goals, ...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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Monday, December 09, 2019
View news release here....Truist Financial Corporation (NYSE: TFC)  announced the completion of the merger of equals between BB&T Corporation and SunTrust Banks, Inc., effective Dec. 6, 2019. Truist is the sixth largest U.S. commercial bank, serving approximately 10 million consumer households and a full range of business clients, with leading market share in many of the most attractive, ...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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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 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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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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