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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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Monday, November 18, 2019
The University of Lynchburg has appointed Dr. Alison Morrison-Shetlar as its 11th president.Her term will begin in July 2020 after the retirement of Dr. Kenneth R. Garren, who has served Lynchburg as president since 2001.In 2014, Morrison-Shetlar became the provost at Western Carolina University. While leading Western Carolina’s academic program through a time of expansion, she also served in ...read more
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Thursday, November 07, 2019
View story at The News & Advance - A new vanpooling program, set to launch sometime next year for Central Virginians, aims to provide an alternative transit method for employees who live 20 or more miles from their job. Like the term suggests, vanpooling is carpooling but with a larger vehicle to hold more people. The service could reduce the amount of cars on the road and provide an economic ...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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Tuesday, November 05, 2019
Central Virginia Community College's office of Career Services will host a Career and Job Fair on Thursday, November 21, 2019  from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM in Merritt Hall on the main Lynchburg campus for all CVCC students, alumni, and friends. Up to 45 employers will be on site and limited employer space is still available. Door prizes and giveaways will be offered as well. Career explorers and job ...read more
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Wednesday, October 30, 2019
ROANOKE, Va., October 30, 2019 – A total of $125,000 was recently distributed among organizations to help support local economic development efforts ranging from site development and strategic planning to marketing. The funds were provided by Appalachian Power in the form of grants to government and nonprofits that oversee programs and initiatives tied to economic development. Nine ...read more
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Friday, October 25, 2019
On Friday, October 25, the City of Lynchburg, the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance and CloudFit Software announced that the company’s new headquarters will be in the historic Carter Glass Building in Downtown Lynchburg. Officials held an event at 10:00 AM on the steps of Monument Terrace at Church and 9th Streets. CloudFit Software was founded in March 2018 by a group of cloud pioneers from ...read more
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Tuesday, October 22, 2019
LYNCHBURG, Va. - Central Virginia Fashion Week, in its third year, comes to Lynchburg on Saturday, October 26 from 6 – 10 p.m. at the Academy Center of the Arts presented by Let's Talk Fashion Virginia, Badcock Home Furniture &more, & Extra Solution Staffing.   A gateway to a high fashion runway experience, this year’s fashion week experience provides a platform for our region’s top creatives ...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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Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Brookville-Timberlake Lions Club $5000 Holiday Raffle will help vision care request in the community. Aid for vision care has greatly increased this year and the Lions hope that the raffle will help fill the void for those in need.Tickets are $25 and only 300 tickets will be sold and the drawing will take place on Monday, November 25 at 10:30 a.m. All proceeds will aid in vision care and be used ...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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