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Wednesday, May 24, 2017
View full story in Work It, Lynchburg. Liberty University announced Tuesday it has finalized the purchase of the Center for Advanced Engineering and Research along U.S. 460 in Bedford County after months of negotiations. Those negotiations appeared to have been slowed by concerns over how revenue for the sale would be split and how the tax base of Bedford County would be affected by selling the ...read more
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Monday, May 22, 2017
View full story in The News & Advance. The Lynchburg Economic Development Authority has passed a resolution recommending Centra receive $50 million in new Virginia Industrial Development and Revenue Bonds to add and improve facilities in and around the Lynchburg area. In a unanimous action Thursday, the board signaled its approval of a bond package totaling $280 million that combines the new ...read more
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Friday, May 19, 2017
The 3rd Annual Car, Truck and Bike Show will be held on Sat., Jun 10, 2017 9 am – 2 pm at the Tree of Life Ministries 2812 Greenview Dr. Lynchburg, VA. This family fun event includes food, swag bags, music, door prizes, craft and vendor fair, silent auction and of course…lots of awesome cars, trucks and bikes. All entries are eligible for trophies. Special trophies that will be ...read more
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Thursday, May 18, 2017
View full story in Work It, Lynchburg. Working in the nearly 90-degree weather, organizations, corporations, businesses and individuals came together to lend a helping hand during the annual Day of Caring’s 25th anniversary Wednesday. Day of Caring, sponsored by the United Way of Central Virginia, is the largest one-day volunteer initiative in Central Virginia, according to United Way ...read more
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Thursday, May 18, 2017
Horizon’s Therapeutic Day Treatment summer camp is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all eligible children free of charge. (To be eligible to receive free meals at a residential or non-residential camp, children must meet the income guidelines for reduced-price meals in the National School Lunch Program.) Children who are part of households that ...read more
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Wednesday, May 17, 2017
View full story in Work It, Lynchburg. Centra Health will be going before the Lynchburg Economic Development Authority on Thursday morning to request $50 million in new Virginia Industrial Development and Revenue Bonds to add facilities and improve existing ones in and around the Lynchburg area. Combined with other revenue and $230 million of refinanced bonds Centra is requesting, the health ...read more
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Wednesday, May 17, 2017
View full story in Work It, Lynchburg. Starting July 1, workforce development programs in the Lynchburg region will come under new management. At a meeting Tuesday of the Region 2000 Workforce Development Board — made up of local economic development officials, representatives from the business community and education professionals — members voted to take control of the Youth Works ...read more
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Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Award‐winning Author Julia Cook to offer the Keynote Presentation at HumanKind’s Community Resource Conference Community members come together to strengthen skills for resilience in our community. Lynchburg, VA – HumanKind will have a full house for the annual Community Resource Conference on Thursday, May 17 bringing together 200 community participants to Central Virginia ...read more
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Monday, May 15, 2017
The Region 2000 Local Government Council and the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance have invited the local members of the Go Virginia Region 2 Council to a Regional Briefing. For more information contact Megan Lucas, MeganLucas@LynchburgRegion.org or Gary Christie, gchristie@region2000.org. Agenda Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance Briefing to the Region’s GoVA Members May 18, 2017, ...read more
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Monday, May 15, 2017
The Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance and the Region 2000 Local Government Council have invited the local members of the Go Virginia Region 2 Council to a Regional Briefing. For more information contact Megan Lucas, MeganLucas@LynchburgRegion.org or Gary Christie, gchristie@region2000.org. Agenda Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance Briefing to the Region’s GoVA Members May 18, 2017, ...read more
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Monday, May 15, 2017
View full story in The News & Advance. In 1971, Lynchburg Baptist College launched its inaugural semester with 154 students enrolled. Today, 46 years and two name changes later, Liberty University will confer 18,000 degrees at a commencement that will feature an address from President Donald Trump to the graduating class. Those 18,000 LU graduates represent a student body that has mushroomed ...read more
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Monday, May 15, 2017
Lynchburg, Virginia, April 2017- April 2017 marks the 534 anniversary for Appalachian Orthodontics of Lynchburg, one of the most advanced orthodontic practices in the city of Lynchburg. Appalachian Orthodontics of Lynchburg has grown since its inception to become a multi-dimensional practice that offers orthodontic treatment to patients of all ages from age 5 to 85. Office Doctor, Elena Black ...read more
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Monday, May 15, 2017
View full story in The News & Advance. Randolph College’s class of 2017 graduated Sunday with a challenge: to show kindness. The theme echoed throughout the commencement addresses to 144 graduates. Leah Hughes, president of the senior class, in an address urged fellow graduates to stay positive in the face of the negativity that seems to permeate modern society.
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Monday, May 15, 2017
View full story in The News & Advance. Faith, football and future were three themes that emerged in President Donald Trump’s commencement address at Liberty University on Saturday in a speech rich with nationalistic fervor. Trump praised LU for its values, thanked evangelicals for their votes, and shared his advice with the 6,000-plus graduates in Williams Stadium. The president opened ...read more
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Friday, May 12, 2017
View full story in Work It, Lynchburg. Pinnacle Bankshares, the Altavista-based parent company of First National Bank, on Thursday declared a quarterly cash dividend of 10 cents per share. The dividend is payable June 2 to shareholders of record as of May 19. The bank company said this marks its 19th consecutive quarterly dividend. Assuming a recent share price of $28.40, Pinnacle Bankshares ...read more
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Thursday, May 11, 2017
View full story in Work It, Lynchburg. With President Donald Trump set to speak to Liberty University graduates in two days’ time, the campus is abuzz with preparations for tens of thousands of people expected to be on hand for its 44th commencement. Lee Beaumont, LU’s senior vice president of auxiliary services, would not speculate Wednesday about how many total people would be in ...read more
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Thursday, May 11, 2017
Danville, VA – American National Bank and Trust Company, a multi-state bank holding company with total assets of approximately $1.7 billion, will celebrate a special milestone for the 90-year legacy of its Trust and Investment Services division. “Over the past 90 years, generations of families have placed their trust with American National for preserving their assets, planning their ...read more
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Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Randolph College will hold its 2017 Commencement ceremony Sunday, May 14 at 10 a.m. in The Dell on Randolph’s campus. The event will be streamed live online at https://portal.stretchinternet.com/randolph/ , and updates will be posted throughout the weekend on College social media accounts with #RandolphGrads. In addition to Sunday’s Commencement, other traditions and events are ...read more
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Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Lynchburg, VA--Consumers nationwide can now see what heart patients in Central Virginia already know; Centra Lynchburg General Hospital is one of the best hospitals nationally for heart surgery. Centra is one of roughly 70 hospitals in the country to be recognized by a consumer analysis of best hospitals for heart surgery. Lynchburg General Hospital is one of fewer than 20 medical centers in the ...read more
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Tuesday, May 09, 2017
View full story in Work It, Lynchburg. Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. is buying Tribune Media Co. for about $3.9 billion, a deal made possible after the Federal Communications Commission voted last month to ease a limit on TV-station ownership in the U.S. Sinclair is the parent company of Lynchburg's ABC affiliate, WSET. Sinclair will pay $43.50 a share for the Chicago-based broadcasting ...read more
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Friday, May 05, 2017
Richmond, VA – Two executives of Virginia Business Systems (VBS) have been named “The Difference Makers in the Document Imaging Industry” by ENX Magazine. Jim Dotter, President of VBS and Rick Lingon, Vice President of Sales and Marketing of VBS were both identified as Leaders, Innovators and Builders of the Industry. According to the ENX publisher, Susan Neimes, the prestigious ...read more
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Wednesday, May 03, 2017
View full story in The News & Advance. Lynchburg-based nuclear-services firm BWX Technologies reported Monday a first-quarter profit of $55.8 million, or 55 cents per share. First-quarter results were announced ‪Monday afternoon after markets closed. BWX Technologies stock (NYSE: BWXT) closed Tuesday at $49.53 per share, up 0.22 percent ‪from Monday’s closing price of $49.42 ...read more
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Tuesday, May 02, 2017
View full story in The News & Advance. After 20 years of teaching English in the classrooms of E.C. Glass High School, Heather McCormick has been named the 2016-17 Teacher of the Year for Lynchburg City Schools. McCormick was surprised with the news Monday afternoon at E.C. Glass after school let out. “If you were to ask me why I deserve to be teacher of the year — I ...read more
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Tuesday, May 02, 2017
Champions K-12 Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) to Develop Youth to be Future Leaders LYNCHBURG, Va. (May 2, 2017) – U.S. Cellular announced a $5,000 donation to the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Lynchburg to provide K-12 Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) educational opportunities to youth. U.S. Cellular is funding Boys & Girls Clubs and 4-H ...read more
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Monday, May 01, 2017
View full story in Work It, Lynchburg. The Region 2000 Workforce Center is hosting a job placement information session from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Bedford Central Library to help displaced workers from the closure at Valley Processing in Bedford. Valley Processing closed April 20 after the sale of the company to Hexpol Compounding, which did not include the Bedford plant. If workers are ...read more
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Monday, May 01, 2017
Centra Bedford Memorial Hospital will open a temporary emergency department on the second floor starting May 18 th , during the renovation and expansion of the current emergency department. The temporary emergency department will be located on the second floor and use the entrance from the administrative parking lot located on Whitfield Drive. While the emergency department is temporarily located ...read more
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Monday, May 01, 2017
ADDRESSING RISK FACTORS DURING MENTAL HEALTH MONTH Horizon Behavioral Health Campaign Aims to Start a Conversation Lynchburg, VA–One in five adults in the U.S. experiences a mental illness, yet only 40% of people are treated during any given year, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Left untreated, mental illness often leads to substance use, homelessness, and overcrowded ...read more
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Saturday, April 29, 2017
The Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance officially kicked off their new “Accelerating Our Future” campaign to a room full of regional business leaders at a reception last night at Wiley|Wilson. The new five-year campaign aims to raise over $3.3 million in private sector funds to intentionally influence the Region’s future economic prosperity. In just over three months, the ...read more
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Friday, April 28, 2017
View full story in The News & Advance. Parental engagement was a key topic at Thursday’s Equity Task Force meeting where members discussed the need to create opportunities within Lynchburg City Schools to boost student success. One idea, floated by task force member Danny McCain, was to create a parental engagement pilot program at William Marvin Bass Elementary School and Dearington ...read more
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Thursday, April 27, 2017
View full story in Work It, Lynchburg. Pinnacle Bankshares Corp., the Altavista-based parent company of First National Bank, reported Tuesday a first-quarter profit of $817,000, or 54 cents per basic share and 53 cents per diluted share. That was up 26 percent from $646,000, or 42 cents per basic and diluted share, during the same time last year. Total loans increased 9.9 percent from $314 ...read more
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Thursday, April 27, 2017
The Academy Center of the Arts is looking forward to bringing Lorraine Hansberry’s classic A Raisin in the Sun to the stage. The performance will be directed by the former Theatre Director of EC Glass and loved community member, Jim Ackley. This landmark drama was one of the first stories on Broadway to examine African-American life on the cusp of the civil rights era. Following ...read more
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Thursday, April 27, 2017
Lynchburg, VA –Horizon Behavioral Health will open a new recovery residence that will enhance the continuum of care for substance use disorders in Central Virginia. In response to the statewide effort to address the opioid epidemic, Horizon doubled its bed capacity in the detoxification and crisis stabilization programs in April and, on May 1, 2017, will open a licensed residential treatment ...read more
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Wednesday, April 26, 2017
View full story in Work It, Lynchburg. Lynch’s Landing might have a new name, but its mission will remain the same. After two decades of promoting downtown Lynchburg and sponsoring a variety of events like Get Downtown, Friday Cheers and the launch of the James River Batteau Festival, the nonprofit downtown marketing organization has rebranded itself as the Downtown Lynchburg Association. ...read more
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Tuesday, April 25, 2017
AREVA NP today announced the recipients of its annual Engineer of the Year awards. These company-wide awards honor AREVA NP employees who achieved engineering excellence through significant contributions to the engineering profession and AREVA NP’s engineering activities. Mark Lowry, based in Lynchburg, Va., was selected as AREVA NP’s 2017 Engineer of the Year for his work leading the ...read more
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Tuesday, April 25, 2017
RICHMOND, VA – Virginia Business Systems (VBS), headquartered in Richmond, VA, was named one of the most Generous Companies. The list, compiled by Richmond BizSense, highlights the extensive donations of Richmond’s various businesses. This philanthropic side to the Richmond Business Market highlights over 50 companies, either locally based or out-of-town firms with local operations. ...read more
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Tuesday, April 25, 2017
View full story in Work It, Lynchburg. New Appalachian Power Co. President Chris Beam says the utility doesn't plan to build coal plants anytime soon and that electricity from renewable energy sources is what potential business customers want. Beam is a Wheeling native who understands the role of coal in West Virginia's economy and culture. He said Appalachian Power still relies on ...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
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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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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
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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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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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