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Thursday, April 20, 2017
View full story in Work It, Lynchburg. BWX Technologies’ fuel facility on Mt. Athos Road in Campbell County received a clean bill of health from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission in its biannual Licensee Performance Review. The review covered the period between Jan. 1, 2015, through Dec. 31, 2016, and studied areas such as safety operations, radiological controls and facility support. ...read more
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Thursday, April 20, 2017
View full story in The Burg. Directing the annual production put on by Lynchburg College’s theater honor society is something senior Kelsey Dowling as been building toward since her freshman year. Four years ago, Dowling acted in the Alpha Psi Omega Theatre Student Honorary Production. “It was one of my favorite shows I’ve done my four years here,” says the communications ...read more
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Thursday, April 20, 2017
On Sun., April 30 Randolph College and the Maier Museum of Art will collaborate with the Lynchburg Art Club to host a painting event, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., as part of the LAC’s 2 nd Annual Paint Out Lynchburg . Registered artists from the region will set up easels on Randolph’s campus and along historic Rivermont Avenue. Visitors are invited to attend to watch the artists at work, ...read more
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Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Horizon Hudson House holds yard sale to support annual trip. They say one man's trash is another man's treasure and this case it's true. Horizon's Hudson House Yard Sale will raise funds that will go towards a once in a lifetime trip for its day program members. Hudson House is a rehabilitative day program for adults with severe mental illness. Each summer a contingency of members ...read more
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Tuesday, April 18, 2017
On Wed., April 19, New Covenant Schools in Lynchburg will provide hundreds of volunteer hours of community service during its annual “Hands & Hearts” event to be held at The Salvation Army of Lynchburg along with other charities in the area. For the fifth consecutive year, hundreds of students, parents, faculty and staff, work together to teach through doing, and instill the value ...read more
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Thursday, April 13, 2017
View full story in Work It, Lynchburg. Appalachian Power has finalized the sale of the defunct Reusens hydroelectric plant on the James River near Lynchburg to a New Jersey renewable energy company that plans to start it back up again. Appalachian said in a news release it “had explored the sale of Reusens for several years” before reaching an agreement last year with Eagle Creek ...read more
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Tuesday, April 11, 2017
View full story in The News & Advance. The News & Advance was named the best mid-sized newspaper in Virginia for the second consecutive year Saturday evening at the annual Virginia Press Association awards in Richmond. The newspaper won The News Sweepstakes Award, The Advertising Sweepstakes Award, and the Grand Sweepstakes award. The newspaper earned 49 awards altogether, including 10 ...read more
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Friday, April 07, 2017
Do you have all of the resources you need for professional growth? If you answered no – or are not sure, Lynchburg Regional SHRM Inc. can help! Lynchburg Regional SHRM Inc. is the voice of the HR profession serving the Region 2000 area which includes: Lynchburg City, Town of Bedford, Bedford County, Campbell County, Amherst County and Appomattox County. This chapter is an affiliate member of ...read more
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Thursday, April 06, 2017
The City of Lynchburg was selected to receive a 2017 Community Economic Development Award (CEDA) from the Virginia Economic Developers Association for Lynchburg Innovation Week. The awards were presented last week at the association’s spring conference in Charlottesville. The CEDA awards are designed to recognize outstanding communities in the Commonwealth for their efforts in advancing the ...read more
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Thursday, April 06, 2017
View full story in The News & Advance. After two years of construction, Greater Lynchburg Transit Company's employees have moved into the bus company’s new operations and maintenance facility on Bradley Drive. The new 52,000-square-foot facility is located on a roughly 12-acre lot on Bradley Drive. Construction began in May 2015. In January, total construction costs were $18.8 ...read more
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Wednesday, April 05, 2017
Lynchburg, VA – Centra, along with other national, state and community organizations, are participating in a massive effort to highlight the importance of advance healthcare decision-making—an effort that has culminated in the formal designation of April 16 as National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD). As a participating organization, Centra is providing information and tools for the ...read more
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Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Wiley|Wilson, a 100-percent employee-owned architecture-engineering firm, is the 2017 runner-up in the ESOP Association’s Annual Award for Communication Excellence (AACE). The company received this honor for its Ownership Retreat, an annual event that brings together all employee-owners to learn more about Wiley|Wilson’s Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) and to grow its ownership ...read more
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Tuesday, March 28, 2017
The Academy Center of the Arts is proud to welcome Jad Abumrad, creator and host of the podcast RadioLab, to our stage on April 8 at 7:30pm. His one man show, “Gut Churn,” is kicking off a new speaker series where professionals can share their stories, inspirations, and experience. Each week in Radiolab, Abumrad and others attempt to approach broad, difficult topics such as ...read more
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Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Thanks to its thriving culture, engaged workforce, and dedicated employee-owners, Wiley|Wilson has been named the 2017 ESOP Mid-Atlantic Chapter’s Company of the Year. The award was announced at the Mid-Atlantic Chapter’s annual spring meeting in Charlottesville, VA. With this win, Wiley|Wilson is now in the running for National ESOP Company of the Year, which will be announced at the ...read more
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Tuesday, March 28, 2017
View full story in Work It, Lynchburg. Lynchburg-area residents now can see a health care provider for non-emergencies like the cold and flu without visiting a doctor’s office. Centra recently launched Centra 24/7, a program that lets anyone visit a doctor virtually via phone, tablet and computer 24 hours per day, seven days per week. Since it was introduced last month, 364 people have ...read more
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Monday, March 27, 2017
Horizon Behavioral Health is responding to the statewide effort to address the opioid epidemic by doubling bed capacity in its detoxification and crisis stabilization programs and opening a recovery residence for women with co-occurring disorders. The new Virginia Medicaid Addiction and Recovery Treatment Services (ARTS) Benefit, under the direction of the Department of Behavioral Health and ...read more
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Friday, March 24, 2017
AREVA Awarded Three Patents for Nuclear Energy Innovations CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 23, 2017 – AREVA NP recently received three patent awards for employee-developed innovations that solve unique problems faced by the nuclear energy industry. The patents address invention in the fuel operation as well as anticorrosion and maintenance tooling fields. “Success in a technical industry like ...read more
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Friday, March 24, 2017
The Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College will host Alison Saar as its 2017 Outten Visiting Artist. A public lecture by Saar will be held on Tues., April 4 at 7 p.m. at the Maier. Saar’s artistic style encompasses a multitude of personal and cultural references that reflect the plurality of her own experiences. Her sculptures, installations, and prints become powerful totems exploring ...read more
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Tuesday, March 21, 2017
View story at WDBJ7 ...The Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance has received 5 star accreditation from the United States Chamber of Commerce.The accreditation process takes place every five years and this is the third consecutive period in which the alliance has received the distinction. This plays a huge factor in attracting businesses into the area."We are thrilled to be recognized for the ...read more
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Tuesday, March 21, 2017
The Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance has again earned the significant 5-STAR ACCREDITATION from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the world’s largest business advocacy organization. 5-star accreditation is the highest distinction possible. Of the 7,000 chambers of commerce in America, less than 3% earn accreditation at either a basic level (no stars), 3-star level, 4-star level, or the ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
View story at WSET13 ... LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) -- The Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance is a five-star accredited chamber for the third straight time. It is the highest accreditation given by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which happens over a five-year cycle. The Alliance received the honors in 2006 and 2011 and it's only one of 13 chambers to have done this for three accreditation ...read more
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Wednesday, March 08, 2017
View full story in The News & Advance .... Airplanes, economic development and hunting dogs were among the issues Lynchburg-area legislators recapped for the Hill City business community Tuesday morning. The Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance’s annual “Pancakes and Politics” breakfast provides the business community access tolegislators to askquestions following the 2017 ...read more
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Tuesday, March 07, 2017
Lynchburg, VA – Lynchburg moves up from 37 th in 2014 to 8 th in the Gallup 2016 Healthways State of American Well-Being: 2016 Community Well-Being Rankings report, which highlights important trends in health and well-being within communities across the nation. The report measures how residents of 189 U.S. cities feel about their physical health, social ties, financial security, community ...read more
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Monday, February 27, 2017
View story in The News & Advance .... Nine months after the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance announced plans to relocate its headquarters to the former James River Conference Center on Lucado Place, construction began over the weekend. The organization currently works out of a small office on Memorial Avenue. According to Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance CEO Megan Lucas, the ...read more
Categories: General
Friday, February 24, 2017
Throughout this election cycle, we will be hosting all the gubernatorial candidates to participate in business roundtables in our region and hope you can join and contribute to the conversation. That being said, make your voice heard in our second dialogue concerning Virginia policy, labor and workforce and ways we can further nurture entrepreneurship in the Commonwealth. As an entrepreneur or ...read more
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Saturday, February 18, 2017
Where Creativity and Commerce Connect - Alliance holds Annual Meeting The Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance held its Annual Meeting, at The Kirkley Hotel last week at a standing room only breakfast. Alton Brown, Publisher of the News & Advance gaveled in the meeting that was filled with energy, vision and pride in the region’s prosperous business community. Chairman Jim Richards ...read more
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Saturday, February 18, 2017
View full story at ABC13 WSET. .... LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) -- The news of Liberty University moving to the FBS is generating excitement, not only on the campus, but around the Lynchburg area. One member of the women's soccer team said this move could bring in more recruits for her team, because she says by the football team playing new opponents, possible recruits could be interested in ...read more
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Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Consultant Connect Announces Leaders In The Industry KALAMAZOO, Michigan – Alliance CEO, Megan Lucas has been selected by Consultant Connect, a consulting agency designed to bridge the gap between economic developers and site consultants, as one of North America’s Top 50 Economic Developers for 2017. The economic development professionals selected for this list were nominated by their ...read more
Categories: General, Press Release
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
The 2017 Board Officers: James R. Richards, Petty, Livingston, Dawson & Richards, PC - Chair Stefanie Prokity, Successful Innovations, Inc. - Chair Elect Aubrey "Todd" H. Hall III, First National Bank – Vice Chair Ryan McEntire, Brown, Edwards & Company, L.L.P. - Treasurer Additional Board of Directors: Susan Adams, Appomattox County Anthony Andrews, Twenty23 Fred ...read more
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Thursday, January 05, 2017
View full story at ABC13 WSET . On Wednesday, CBL & Associates Properties, Inc., who owns the mall, announced plans for future redevelopment of four Macy's anchor locations in Louisville, Kentucky; Layton, UT; Beaumont, TX; and Bloomington, IL. Macy's announced an anticipated closing date of March 31 for the stores. In addition to the four stores mentioned above, CBL said it holds a ...read more
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Friday, December 30, 2016
View full story in Virginia Business. ...When Standard Insurance Co. was looking for a site for a new East Coast operations center, Lynchburg and Altavista made the short list — even though they are only about 20 miles apart. “That was no accident,” says Bob Speltz, senior director of public affairs for Portland, Ore. – based Standard, a 110-year-old insurance and ...read more
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Tuesday, December 27, 2016
View story at ABC13WSET The restaurant serves southern style fare, with meats smoked on site, ribs, wings, steak, barbecue, and pasta. The old service station turned restaurant has a whole lot of character, including a full service bar made from a batteau dating back to the 1850s. The owner said there will be a fire pit outside and eventually a stage for a live band. The bar has more than 100 ...read more
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Sunday, December 18, 2016
View story in The News & Advance. Economists from the Strome School of Business at Old Dominion University presented an uneven snapshot of Virginia and Lynchburg’s economic performance in 2016 at the second annual State of the Commonwealth Economic Summit on Thursday morning. Hosted by the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance and presented by the Virginia Chamber of Commerce, the report ...read more
Categories: General
Sunday, December 18, 2016
View story at ABC13 WSET. LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) -- The Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance released its full State of the Commonwealth Report in Lynchburg on Thursday. Nearly 200 people turned out to hear about the health of our economy and to participate in interactive voting on the priorities that should be included in the new Blueprint 2025 statewide economic development plan, said the ...read more
Categories: General
Monday, December 12, 2016
View story in Work It . The second round of Altavista’s entrepreneurship program, Pop-Up Altavista, has wrapped up, and four business owners were awarded grant money to start up or expand their ventures. Altavista On Track, the town’s downtown-revitalization program, and the Small Business Development Center at Central Virginia Community College led the nine-week program that walked ...read more
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Tuesday, December 06, 2016
View story Work It . In preparation for the upcoming General Assembly session, which convenes on Jan. 11, the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance invited area legislators to answer questions Tuesday about their priorities heading into 2017. Sen. Steve Newman, R-Bedford County, and Del. Ben Cline, R-Rockbridge, addressed the crowd gathered over breakfast at Randolph College on topics ranging from ...read more
Categories: General
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
BREAKING NEWS According to Reuters a federal judge on Tuesday blocked an Obama administration rule to extend mandatory overtime pay. The U.S. Chamber responded, "We are very pleased that the court agreed with our arguments that the Obama administration's new overtime rule was unlawful and stopped rule from taking effect on December 1. If the overtime rule had taken effect, it would ...read more
Categories: General, Press Release
Monday, November 14, 2016
View story at WSET ... It's no secret downtown Lynchburg is growing. And, within the next few weeks, there will be two new restaurants to check out.The first is called Bootleggers, and it's set to open along the Bluff Walk on Friday, November 25. The second is called Fifth and Federal, a barbecue place with Southern flair, and it's set to open within the next two weeks. The Lynchburg ...read more
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Friday, November 11, 2016
One of the most important aspects of economic development is introducing site selectors from outside Virginia to the Lynchburg Region. The Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance is hosting a group of site selectors for a two-day familiarization tour (fam tour) of our area. This tour represents a tremendous opportunity to demonstrate the importance of the Lynchburg Region’s strategic location, ...read more
Categories: Press Release, General
Tuesday, November 01, 2016
View story at WSLS. LYNCHBURG (WSLS 10) – Leaders are working to make the Lynchburg area more attractive for businesses and more likely to receive government funding. They came up with a five-year plan, designed to create jobs and improve the quality of life. Members in the Virginia’s Region 2000 Local Government Council and Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance came up with an ...read more
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Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Over 1200 business, community leaders, and residents from Virginia’s Region 2000 came together to update the Region’s five-year Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS). The new strategy will help elevate the Region’s competitiveness for new jobs and talent, guiding the Region’s investments in support of economic improvement and prosperity. “The ...read more
Categories: Press Release, General
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
A Job Fair is being held at River Ridge Mall that is co-sponsored by the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance. Job seekers can meet face-to-face with multiple area employers now hiring. Make sure to dress to impress and also bring your resume. WHAT: River Ridge Mall Job Fair Co-Sponsored by the Alliance WHEN: October 29, 2016 10:00 AM - 5:00 p.m. WHERE: River Ridge Mall 3405 Candlers Mountain ...read more
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Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Alliance staff and board members met downtown to view concepts for their new headquarters. Atelier 11 Architecture, LTD was selected as the firm to renovate the former James River Conference Building located downtown at 400 Court Street. Built in 1992 and renovated into a conference center the building has approximately 24,257 square feet. The first phase will focus on renovating approximately ...read more
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Monday, October 17, 2016
The TechEDGE Dinner and Awards Banquet hosted by Lynchburg Regional Technology Council and was held on October 13 at the Academy Center of the Arts. The night featured guest speaker David Ihrie, CTO, with Center of Innovative Technology (CIT). He spoke on “Revving the Innovative Engine” and special guest Delegate Kathy Byron. The event included a silent auction with proceeds ...read more
Categories: Press Release, General
Monday, October 17, 2016
The Alliance introduces its new economic development website, YesLynchburgRegion.org. The site serves as a portal of information for site selectors, developers, business, and industries featuring easily accessible community data that represents unified and focused representation of all the partners in our Region. The site will strategically position the Lynchburg Region as a premier business ...read more
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Tuesday, October 04, 2016
TechEDGE, the Region 2000 Technology Council's annual dinner and awards night will be held on October 13, 2016 at Academy Center of the Arts located at 600 Main Street in downtown Lynchburg. TechEDGE is the Region’s premiere networking and recognition event for technology professionals. The guest speaker for the evening will be David Ihrie, CTO, Center for Innovative Technology. The ...read more
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Tuesday, September 27, 2016
See story in The News & Advance...... APPOMATTOX — The fuse trailing from an attack ad by Democratic candidate Jane Dittmar against state Sen. Tom Garrett’s energy and environment record sparked Monday at the Appomattox debate. The audience question regarding each 5th Congressional District candidate’s stance on uranium mining lit the confrontation toward the end of the ...read more
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Wednesday, September 21, 2016
The Alliance in partnership with WSET and the Appomattox Chamber are hosting a 5th Congressional District Debate between candidates State Senator Tom Garrett and Jane Dittmar from 6:30 - 7:45 p.m., Monday, September 26 at Appomattox Inn & Suites located at 447 Old Courthouse Road, Appomattox. The business community will have the opportunity to hear their answers to in - depth business - ...read more
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Monday, September 19, 2016
The Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance is dedicated to strengthening our Region’s long-term competitiveness and advocating for pro-business policies that create jobs and grow our economy. Together we focus on jobs, growth and opportunity for the entire Region. Our Federal Legislative Agenda will be discussed at the upcoming visit to the Capitol on September 28 in DC. Feedback from our ...read more
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Wednesday, September 14, 2016
The Young Entrepreneurs Academy a program of the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance is seeking students who have the dedication and stamina to be the CEO of their own business. If you have the drive and are willing to work hard then enroll in the upcoming 2016-2017 Academy. You too can live the American dream and join other area students who have started a successful business with the help of ...read more
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Thursday, September 08, 2016
The Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance was a proud partner with Lynchburg Business for the Second Annual Twenty Under 40 that celebrated area millennials on the move at a reception held at the Academy Center. These millennials on the move represent a thriving, innovative young professional community in the Lynchburg Region. Megan Lucas, Alliance CEO & Chief Economic Development Office ...read more
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Friday, August 19, 2016
The Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance and its Technology Council traveled to Baltimore, Maryland this week to exchange ideas, learn best practices and to discover how their successful entrepreneurial incubators and accelerators (both University and private sector models) could be replicated in Central VA for greater economic impact. Fifteen business, education and government leaders spent two ...read more
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Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Christine Kennedy, COO and Executive VP of the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance was installed as the President of the Virginia Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (VACCE) on Friday, June 24 during the VACCE Annual Meeting in Smithfield. Receiving the gavel from outgoing president, Teresa Beale, Kennedy will serve as president for the 2016-2017 term. “I am honored to serve in ...read more
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Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Appomattox County High School Students Brian Rubio, Nathan Simpson, Nick Walton, and Geoff Zdgiebloski, of Appomattox, Virginia recently participated in the SkillsUSA Championships. This event, by invitation only, was for first place state medalists in 100 competition areas for career and technical students. It is the largest skill competition in the world. The team competed in the ...read more
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Tuesday, June 28, 2016
View story in The News & Advance .... While Lynchburg’s mid-Atlantic location and versatile workforce are certainly attractive to big businesses, the abundance of water in the region is a draw for large manufacturing operations. Companies that produce food/beverage products, pharmaceuticals, and biochemical products all require large quantities of water to make their products. ...read more
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Tuesday, June 28, 2016
The 100 Mile Challenge is a Work Healthy fitness challenge that supports the overall Live Healthy Lynchburg goal of helping area residents and organizations improve their health. The challenge is simple. Employers and their employees, as well as individuals and community groups are eligible to participate in this challenge by running or walking 100 miles from July 1 through September 24. There ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Friday, June 24, 2016
Appomattox County High School Students Brian Rubio, Nathan Simpson, Nick Walton, and Geoff Zdgiebloski, of Appomattox, Virginia recently participated in the SkillsUSA Championships. This event, by invitation only, was for first place state medalists in 100 competition areas for career and technical students. It is the largest skill competition in the world. The team competed in the ...read more
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Thursday, June 16, 2016
View full story in The News & Advance . During a regular meeting of the Bedford County Board of Supervisors, members heard from CEO and Chief Economic Development Officer for Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance, Megan Lucas. One new initiative she mentioned is that starting in July the Alliance hopes to conduct drone videos of each industrial park in the surrounding localities, to pass on to ...read more
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