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Wednesday, September 18, 2019
In keeping with this mission, the Civil Society Fellowship, a partnership of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and the Aspen Institute, has selected Chief Ryan Zuidema as a member of its inaugural class of fellows. The fellowship seeks to develop more effective leaders who are committed to tackling today’s societal challenges.   Community partners, including you and your organization, are a ...read more
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Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Firm grew deposits by 11%, rising one spot in market share Pinnacle Financial Partners’ growth in the Roanoke Valley continues as the firm added more than $58 million in local deposits during the 12 months ended June 30, 2019, for a total of $586 million, according to new data from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). That moves the firm up one spot to the No. 4 bank in the Roanoke ...read more
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Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Recognized for its generous contributions to regions across Virginia, HumanKind was awarded a 2019 Lighting the Way Award and $75,000 grant by the SunTrust Foundation.  The SunTrust Foundation’s Lighting the Way Awards recognize select nonprofit organizations that work to build self-sufficient families and more financially confident communities through financial education, financial counseling, ...read more
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Friday, September 13, 2019
The Venardos Circus, a unique Broadway-style circus tour to perform in Lynchburg performing at River Ridge Mall from September 18-29  (Lynchburg, VA) -- The Venardos Circus, a unique Broadway-Style Circus will return to Lynchburg, VA with performances at River Ridge Mall, 3405 Candlers Mountain Rd, Lynchburg, VA from September 18-29, 2019. Created by former Ringling Bros. Ringmaster Kevin ...read more
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Friday, September 13, 2019
Starting Thursday, Lynchburg Regional Airport is offering seven daily roundtrip flights to and from Charlotte. That's an increase of one flight each day, operated by American Airlines. Next month American will add a larger "CR7" jet to its fleet in Lynchburg, offering more seats to serve local customers. "That will give us not just more seat capacity but also a first-class cabin, so you're ...read more
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Friday, September 13, 2019
The first courses under the umbrella of a new regional career and technical education academy for the Lynchburg area will begin in fall 2020, Central Virginia Community College President John Capps told Bedford town officials Tuesday. CVCC and area educators and officials have been working on the new CTE academy initiative for about six months, Capps said to members of the Bedford Town Council. ...read more
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Friday, September 13, 2019
On National Falls Prevention Awareness Day, the YMCA of Central Virginia wants Lynchburg residents to learn the risk factors for falls and how to prevent themMonday, September 23 is National Falls Prevention Awareness Day and the Express YMCA is joining the National Council on Aging (NCOA) and the Falls Free Coalition to help raise awareness and prevention of falls in Lynchburg, and the ...read more
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Thursday, September 12, 2019
Who: Seventy (70) brave, courageous and bold EDGERS who have raised $1,000 each to go Over the Edge for HumanKind! Follow all the fun of the event on social media at HumanKind or on Instagram @humankind1903.  What:Over the Edge for HumanKind is a unique fundraiser that offers a once-in-a-lifetime experience that lifts community awareness for the mission to strengthen individuals, families, and ...read more
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Monday, September 09, 2019
​The rising cost of college is a concern for all college-bound high school students and their families. In an effort to bring more clarity and transparency to our pricing, today Randolph College announced a reduction of approximately 35 percent in our tuition, room, and board. Tuition will drop from $40,521 to $25,000, and room and board will decrease from $13,580 to $11,000.  "The cost to attend ...read more
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Friday, September 06, 2019
Today, Gleaning For The World, Thomas Road Baptist Church and Foster Fuels staff worked diligently and quickly to fill a private Cessna Citation II plane loaded with disaster relief supplies headed towards the Bahamas. The plane’s pilot is headed to Marsh Harbor on Abaco Island in the Bahamas to deliver critically needed supplies to those facing devastation after Hurricane Dorian left the islands ...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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Sunday, September 01, 2019
For the second straight year Atlantic Union Bank has been recognized by Forbes as, “One of Virginia’s Best-In-State Banks in 2019.”  
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Sunday, September 01, 2019
#1 by JD Power for retail banking customer satisfaction in the Mid-Atlantic
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Monday, August 26, 2019
PARAGON HOTEL COMPANY OPENS THE NEW HOMEWOOD SUITES BY HILTON HOTEL IN LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA Lynchburg, VA. – Paragon Hotel Company (PHC), one of South Carolina’s fastest-growing hotel development and management companies, will open a Homewood Suites by Hilton in Lynchburg, VA, located in Central Virginia, just east of the Blue Ridge Mountains, between Roanoke and Richmond. The latest addition to ...read more
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Monday, August 26, 2019
The Journey, a listener supported Christian radio station, located in Lynchburg VA, also has signals in Roanoke, Richmond, Charlottesville, Elizabeth City NC and Hampton Roads. The Journey's next fundraiser, our Fall Partner Invitation, is September 24th to 27th. The Journey format will be five years old in December. Thanks for listening!
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Monday, August 19, 2019
WHO: FREE community event celebrating World Breast Feeding Month and the success we have achieved together as a community! Community members, families and children of all ages are welcome! Follow all the fun of the event on social media at The Motherhood Collective or on Instagram @themotherhoodcollective. WHAT: Milkapalooza: 3rd Annual Community Breastfeeding Celebration presented by Member ...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
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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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