Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance kicks off new Hall of Fame for worthy leaders in community

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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 and civic leaders have on our region and on our community,” Megan Lucas, CEO of the alliance said.

Inductees include A.C. “Buzzy” Coleman, Jr. with Coleman-Adams Construction; Hal Craddock with Architectural Partners and chief architect for the Craddock Terry Hotel; Jerry Falwell Jr., president of Liberty University; Charlie Pryor with BWX Technologies; Marc Schewel with Schewel Furniture Company; and Shaun Spencer-Hester with the Anne Spencer House and Garden Museum.

Those being inducted posthumously include John W. Craddock, founder of Craddock Terry Shoe Company and Hal Craddock’s great grandfather; The Rev. Jerry Falwell Sr., founder of Liberty Baptist College, Old Time Gospel Hour and father of Jerry Falwell Jr.; Ben Schewel and Abe Schewel, founders of the Schewel Furniture company grandfather and great uncle of Marc Schewel; and Anne Spencer, famous poet and grandmother of Shaun Spencer-Hester.

New members will be inducted each year into the Business Hall of Fame.