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Friday, July 19, 2019
View full story in The News & Advance. When Apollo 11 launched from Cape Canaveral in Florida 50 years ago this week, the astronauts on board were prepared to abort the mission in the event of a catastrophic malfunction shortly after launch. The emergency plan was devised in part by Kenneth Garren, the current president of the University of Lynchburg who once worked on the Apollo program. The ...read more
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Friday, July 19, 2019
View full story in The News & Advance. The Lynchburg City School Board unanimously approved a charter for a task force that will address the future of education in the city. The task force's mission is to "gather information, engage the public in conversation, conduct thorough analysis and forward actionable recommendations to the school board with the goal of aligning future educational ...read more
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Thursday, July 18, 2019
View full story in The News & Advance. Brookville High School swarmed with patrol cars and emergency vehicles. It was the textbook indication of a crime scene, but on Wednesday afternoon, it was only a drill. About two dozen first responders, spanning multiple agencies and departments, had gathered at the empty high school for the first formal multi-agency training hosted by the Campbell ...read more
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Wednesday, July 17, 2019
View full story in The News & Advance. Tucked away about three miles south of U.S. 460, near the old New London Dragstrip, the New London Steak House has been drawing a steady stream of repeat customers for 50 years now. For Jackie Tucker, a Lynchburg resident, the steakhouse not only has been a place to order a great filet and spiced steamed shrimp, it has been a source of fellowship and ...read more
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Tuesday, July 16, 2019
View full story in The News & Advance. Centra Health will be expanding its forensic department to more directly serve patients in Pittsylvania County, Halifax County and Danville who have suffered through domestic assault, sexual assault and other crime-related traumas. Currently, patients living in Centra’s Danville service area can come to the Gretna Medical Center and receive transportation ...read more
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Monday, July 15, 2019
The Public Works Department announced Graves Mill Road will experience temporary lane closures next week. Beginning Monday, July 15 and continuing through Wednesday, July 24, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. weekdays, a portion of the eastbound lane on Graves Mill Road (from Gristmill Drive towards the intersection of McConville Road and Nationwide Drive) will be closed in order to accommodate crews ...read more
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Monday, July 15, 2019
JULY 12, 2019 | CONCORD, VA Gleaning For The World is responding to Tropical Storm Barry located in the Gulf Coast. After several days of threatening Louisiana and Texas residents, this slow-moving storm is due to make landfall within the next 24 hours. Louisiana has declared a state of emergency; evacuations have been ordered, and only time will tell just exactly where Barry will hit.   Today, ...read more
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Monday, July 15, 2019
View full story in The News & Advance. James River Day School rising first grader Tyler Paul cut a piece of masking tape and walked over to his miniature tree house. He carefully put the piece of tape on a small cardboard rectangle and then attached it to the stick floor to serve as one of the walls of his tree house. Standing about a foot off the table, Tyler’s tree house rested in a small ...read more
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Monday, July 15, 2019
View full story in The News & Advance. Gleaning for the World is hosting a disaster relief supply collection for those in Texas and Louisiana effected by tropical storm Barry. Barry made landfall in Louisiana, which has declared a state of emergency and have ordered evacuations, Saturday afternoon.   The nonprofit will collect donations throughout the week at Sam's Club on Wards Road. 
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Thursday, July 11, 2019
NASHVILLE, TN, July 11, 2019 – Pinnacle Financial Partners is among the top companies in the country for millennials. The firm earned the No. 12 spot on the list of Best Workplaces for Millennials from FORTUNE magazine and Great Place to Work®, rising from No. 24 on the same list in 2018. In February, both groups named Pinnacle the overall No. 27 Best Company to Work For in the United ...read more
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Thursday, July 11, 2019
View full story in The News & Advance. The Altavista-based parent company of First National Bank reported Wednesday a second-quarter profit of $1.368 million, or 89 cents per basic share and 87 cents per diluted share, up from a profit of $1.115 million, or 72 cents per basic and diluted share, during the same quarter last year. Total assets for the parent company, Pinnacle Bankshares, at the ...read more
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Monday, July 08, 2019
View full story in The News & Advance. FOREST--As hundreds of guests explored the grounds at Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest on Thursday for the 243rd anniversary celebration of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, Savhanna Long dug into a patch of soil just east of the plantation’s only surviving slave quarters. Long, a rising fourth-year archaeology student at the University of ...read more
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Tuesday, July 02, 2019
Centra announces the retirement of Patti Jurkus, Vice President and CEO of Centra Bedford Memorial Hospital and names William Bass, Jr. (Bill) as new Vice President and CEO. Patti has spent the last 30 years in healthcare and has held the position of CEO at Bedford since 2009.  As the hospital’s first female CEO, Patti has been instrumental in driving change, growth and stability during her ...read more
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Monday, July 01, 2019
View full story in The News & Advance. A new choice will be added to the menu of cable television and internet providers in Lynchburg. During Lynchburg City Council’s meeting Tuesday, council unanimously approved a franchise agreement to allow Shentel to operate a non-exclusive video franchise in the Rivermont Avenue and Fort Avenue areas. The company hopes to begin work by the end of the ...read more
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Monday, July 01, 2019
The July 4th Independence Day program at Patrick Henry’s Red Hill has been a tradition since 1976 (43 years). This is a community event bringing families and neighbors together to celebrate our nation's birthday. This event also brings visitors from around the nation to Red Hill. This family friendly event emphasizes family values while imparting the principle of freedom and liberty on which our ...read more
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Friday, June 28, 2019
View full story in The News & Advance. Horizon Behavioral Health is preparing to open a new home for Central Virginia Training Center residents to move into. A new home at 999 Lakeview Drive in Lynchburg is in its final stages of construction as an Intermediate Care Facility, or ICF, which provides around-the-clock services to a small group of people with special needs. CVTC is slated to ...read more
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Friday, June 28, 2019
Viewers Using Antennas Will Need to Rescan TVs Roanoke, VA – WSLS announced today that it is moving frequencies on September 6, 2019 at 12:30 p.m. and viewers who watch TV for free with an over the air antenna must rescan their TVs to continue watching the station. Rescanning is when a TV finds all of the available channels in an area. Viewers do not need to purchase new equipment or services, ...read more
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Thursday, June 27, 2019
JUNE 26, 2019 - CONCORD, VA –The staff at Gleaning For The World is inviting business owners, pastors, local leaders, and area residents to visit their Volunteer Center on August 2, 2019, from 11:30 am until 2 pm for a free, educational, Active Shooter Response training event. (Light refreshments will be served.)  Professional trainer, Marko Galbreath will give an in-depth presentation in ...read more
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Tuesday, June 25, 2019
View full story in The News & Advance. BWX Technologies, Inc. announced Tuesday it has appointed former NASA astronaut Leland D. Melvin to its board of directors. Melvin spent more than 24 years with NASA as an astronaut, research engineer and administrator, a news release sent Tuesday states. He served twice on board the space shuttle Atlantis as a mission specialist to support the ...read more
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Monday, June 24, 2019
MEDIA ALERTWho: HumanKind celebrates the unveiling of the historic marker honoring the Shoeless Wonders  on Saturday, June 22.  What: Join with the Department of Historic Resources, members of the Shoeless Wonders football team and Mayor Treney Tweedy in a ceremony unveiling a historic marker honoring their contributions to history in Virginia.   A light dinner will be served on HumanKind’s ...read more
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Monday, June 24, 2019
View full story in The News & Advance. With more members asking for programming, additional space for classes and child care, the YMCA of Central Virginia has responded and is doubling its facilities at 3408 Old Forest Road — home of the Y Express. Currently, the Y Express is only offering yoga and H.I.I.T classes — high intensity interval training — which was the most the 9,000-square-foot ...read more
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Monday, June 24, 2019
LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA -- The Miss Virginia Competition will return to Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, in June 2019. The Miss Virginia Organization is looking forward to awarding more than $75,000 in cash scholarships and additional in-kind scholarships to 48 candidates from across the Commonwealth. The Miss Virginia Competition will be held June 20 – 22. Tickets may be purchased ...read more
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Monday, June 24, 2019
Timberlake Family Pharmacy announces new name and rebranding to Timberlake Health & Wellness. We are excited to announce that Timberlake Family Pharmacy is now Timberlake Health & Wellness. This name change emphasizes our strategy to serve our community with exceptional health care by providing sterile and non-sterile medications as well as integrative medical team approaches to personalized, ...read more
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Monday, June 24, 2019
View full story in the News & Advance. The first stop for new or returning visitors often is the local welcome center. And though that always has been the goal of the Lynchburg Visitor Center on Church Street, recent renovations have made a way for visitors and residents alike to use the space in a new way. “This is a place where we can engage the community so they can have more pride in the ...read more
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Thursday, June 20, 2019
View story at the Roanoke Times...Two startups were born in the same coworking space near downtown Blacksburg in 2014. They both went on to raise money from venture capitalists, launch products and hire employees — just like economic developers like to see. But only one did so in Blacksburg. Today, both the company that stayed, Card Isle, and the one that left, LawnStarter, are happy with their ...read more
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Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Study finds opportunities and successes in developing, attracting and retaining talent to grow and diversify regional economy The 18 jurisdictions in the Lynchburg, New River Valley, and Roanoke regions have many strengths when it comes to talent development, attraction and retention but there are opportunities to implement new initiatives to increase the talent pool as a way to grow and ...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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Friday, May 03, 2019
The Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance (the Alliance) and the Center for Advanced Engineering and Research (CAER) today announced an agreement to work together in a joint effort to develop a technology based economic development plan for the region. One of the goals in the LRBA’s 2019 strategic plan is to create and implement an innovation and tech based economic development plan. Research on ...read more
Thursday, May 02, 2019
The Business Summit presented by Wells Fargo was held from 1:30 – 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 30 at the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance. The Summit featured a key note address by Business & Leadership Consultant,  Jennifer Owen-O’Quill,  Voltage Leadership Consulting and business learning labs taught by local leaders and influential speakers. Following the learning labs was a cocktail reception ...read more
Thursday, February 28, 2019
View story at The News & Advance...The Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance had plenty to celebrate during its annual meeting Wednesday morning. “We are geared toward growth and success and our passion for the region isn’t slowing down,” Alliance CEO Megan Lucas said to the 345 business professionals in attendance. Past Chair Stefanie Prokity told members the alliance board worked to advance ...read more
Thursday, February 28, 2019
Terri Gibson, Regional Sales Director, Daly Seven has received the 2018 Ambassador of the Year Award by the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance.  Terri handles sales for three properties in Lynchburg, including the Hampton Inn & Suites, Holiday Inn Express, and SpringHill Suites. Daly Seven has been a member of the Alliance since 2014.   The Ambassador of the Year award was originally ...read more
Thursday, February 28, 2019
Nearly 350 business and community leaders were in attendance at the Annual Meeting presented by Central Virginia Sports held February 27.  The event played off the theme of “Growing Together. Succeeding Together."   The Annual Meeting highlighted accomplishments and embraced new core values to advance the region forward with its program of work. These core values are Agile, Accountable, Beyond ...read more
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Have you noticed our "facelift?" We've launched a new website and we hope you'll enjoy the new look! The new website aims to provide a clear message of who we are, and what we stand for. Improved menu functionality directs you to the information most relevant to you, our member. It is also fully responsive with mobile devices, making it easy to navigate on a wide range of web browsers and portable ...read more
Friday, February 15, 2019
The Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance and the Central Virginia Workforce Development Board are pleased to announce the Worlds of Opportunity Career Expo presented by Wells Fargo happening this April.  Students and soon-to-be grads will attend the Expo to learn about employment that supports STEM education to include life sciences, advanced manufacturing, robotics, construction, HVAC/industrial ...read more
Monday, January 21, 2019
Lynchburg Business “Best of Business Awards” Thanks to the businesses in the region who voted and recognized the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance as an organization that brings success and vibrancy to Lynchburg’s business community.Silver Award:     Best Local Leader Making a Difference - Megan LucasSilver Award:     Best Business Mentor/Coach - Christine KennedySilver Award:     Best ...read more
Monday, January 21, 2019
Chris Faraldi, Director of Government Relations is representing the voice of local business at the legislature this January and February as the Alliance advocates for legislation that will benefit the regional business and economic success of our community. The Alliance Legislative Affairs Committee and Board of Directors have created the 2019 Legislative Agenda with member input. You can view ...read more
Wednesday, December 05, 2018
View full story in The News & Advance. In a little over a month, Virginia legislators will come together in Richmond to discuss bills on health care, transportation and broadband when the Virginia General Assembly convenes Jan. 9 in Richmond. About 75 business, education and nonprofit leaders heard directly from Sen. Mark Peake, R-Lynchburg; Sen. Steve Newman, R-Bedford County; and Del. Scott ...read more
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
Thursday, October 18, 2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Institute for Organization Management, the professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, has appointed Megan Lucas, IOM, CCE, CEcD, CEO and Chief Economic Development Officer of the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance, Chair of the National Board of Trustees. Christine Kennedy, IOM, CPC, ELI-MP, COO and Vice President of the Lynchburg Regional ...read more
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
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Over 100 regional business leaders, HR professionals and educators gathered at the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance on October 5 for the 2018 Regional Workforce Summit.  This event brings together community stakeholders for conversations and presentations aimed at ensuring that employers in our region can fill their job demand. “It’s all about filling the talent pipeline and that conversation ...read more
Monday, August 27, 2018
In early August the City of Lynchburg unveiled “Downtown 2040,” the Downtown Lynchburg Master Plan. After reviewing the document, engaging the business community and discussing the plan, the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance’s Legislative Affairs Committee recommended an endorsement of the Downtown Lynchburg Master Plan to the Alliance Board of Directors at the August 23rd board meeting. The ...read more
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
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
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