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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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Wednesday, March 22, 2017
View full story in The News & Advance. President Donald Trump will deliver the keynote address at Liberty University’s commencement May 13, the university announced this morning. Trump spoke at Liberty University during convocations in September 2012 and again in January 2016, while on the campaign trail. "It is a tremendous honor and privilege for any university to host a sitting ...read more
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Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Critically acclaimed author and speaker Charlene Li will present “Responsible Leadership in the Digital Age” for the Richard P. Gifford Lecture in Business Leadership and Ethics on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 7 p.m. in the Hall Campus Center Memorial Ballroom. Charlene Li is a principal analyst at Altimeter, a Prophet company. As one of the foremost experts on social media and ...read more
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Tuesday, March 21, 2017
View full story in The News & Advance. In 1904, the Disciples of Christ denomination chartered a new institution of higher learning on the outskirts of Lynchburg. Known as Virginia Christian College, it joined Randolph-Macon Woman’s College, Sweet Briar College and Virginia Theological Seminary and College, all founded within a 25-year period. Fifteen years later in 1919, 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
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Monday, March 20, 2017
The Salvation Army of Greater Lynchburg is experiencing substantial supply shortages in breakfast items. Last year, the Community Feeding Program provided more than 39,000 meals to individuals in need. This is a 40 percent increase in individuals served over the previous year. Since the beginning of 2017, the amount of individuals needing assistance has continued to grow. “We are seeing more ...read more
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Monday, March 20, 2017
View full story in Work It, Lynchburg. Lynchburg-based Dodson Pest Control has acquired Lexington-based Local Pest Control, according to a news release from Dodson Pest Control. Local Pest Control formerly was owned by Thurman W. Clark. It has been in business since 1997. Clark retired to spend more time with family, Dodson said. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The Local Pest Control office ...read more
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Monday, March 20, 2017
View full story in Work It, Lynchburg. Central Virginia Community College has launched a new website at www.CentralVirginia.edu . In a news release, the college touted the new site’s improved design and software that allows staff to update the site’s content more easily and more often. The website debuted March 15. CVCC worked with Roanoke-based Access Inc. to create the site. CVCC ...read more
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Monday, March 20, 2017
Horizon’s Got Talent is back and better than ever! The talent show, a benefit for Horizon Behavioral Health, will be held on Friday, March 24, 2017, 5:30-8:30 p.m., at 3410 Old Forest Road in Lynchburg. This year, the show’s top winner will receive a $400 cash prize, a recording session at MG Productions, and a full scholarship to the 21st Annual World Championships of Performing Arts, ...read more
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Friday, March 17, 2017
A long-awaited new gym is in the works for the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Lynchburg and could help the organization reach dozens more young people through increased recreational opportunities. The club, which serves children ages 6 to 18 through a variety of after-school and summer programs that emphasize mentoring, leadership and recreation, opened in 2005 in a former industrial property ...read more
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Friday, March 17, 2017
On Thurs., March 30 at 7 p.m. the Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College will host art historian, Karen Sherry, who will present the lecture, “Picturing Modern Womanhood: Suffragettes, Flappers, and Other New Women in American Art, 1900-1950.” The lecture will explore the early decades of the 20th-century which witnessed dramatic changes in American society and women’s lives in ...read more
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Wednesday, March 15, 2017
View full story in The News & Advance. Randolph College aims to bring science to the Lynchburg community through a week of on-campus events at its ninth annual Science Festival of Central Virginia. “It’s supposed to show people the beauty of science, the connection of science to their lives,” said Peter Sheldon, a Randolph physics professor and organizer of the event. The ...read more
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Wednesday, March 15, 2017
The Academy is thrilled to welcome back The Second City whose alumni list is a veritable “Who’s Who” of comedy including Bill Murray, Jim Belushi, Steve Carell, George Wendt, Tina Fey, John Candy, Bonnie Hunt, Stephen Colbert, Chris Farley, Rick Moranis, and many more. Fresh, fast and always spectacularly funny, The Second City brings to Lynchburg their world-class satire and ...read more
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Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Mayor Joan Foster joined U.S. Cellular (NYSE: USM) and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Lynchburg to announce the winners of the Black History Month Art contest at a special ceremony at the Club’s location at 1101 Madison Street in Lynchburg. The contest was designed to honor influential African-Americans and inspire students’ creativity and knowledge of these heroes. ...read more
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Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Centra is celebrating Certified Nurses Day, March 19 th by honoring its board-certified nurses. These nurses are being recognized for their professionalism, leadership and commitment to excellence in patient care. Board certification of nurses plays an increasingly important role in the assurance of high standards of care for patients and their loved ones. Nursing, like healthcare in general has ...read more
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Monday, March 13, 2017
View full story in The News & Advance . As negotiations continue on Liberty University’s purchase of the Center for Advanced Engineering and Research in Bedford County, plans for the facility are beginning to become more clear. Liberty has proposed making the CAER facility a “full-scaled energy research complex,” including the addition of new classrooms and academic offices, ...read more
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Monday, March 13, 2017
View full story in The News & Advance. Almost three years ago — just before 10 p.m. on March 15, 2014 — a fire spontaneously ignited inside of a Volkswagen parked inside Sandrof Auto Body’s largest workshop on Lakeside Drive. The low roof with exposed insulation quickly caught fire, and the blaze consumed the building. The fire burned so hot it melted the Volkswagen’s ...read more
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Monday, March 13, 2017
View story in The News & Advance. Brian Booth has just completed his first week on the job as the new general manager of Greater Lynchburg Transit Company. Booth, 31, officially began his new position with GLTC on Monday. He succeeds Josh Baker, who accepted a position as general manager and CEO of the Alexandria Transit Company. “I’m here to do what is best for the system and the ...read more
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Monday, March 13, 2017
View full story in The News & Advance. On a sunny Friday afternoon, about 25 people attended a Lynchburg College forum to learn how solar power soon could provide energy at LC. In a presentation led by Steve Bright, LC vice president of business and finance, students, staff and faculty members learned about a new proposal that would allow LC to enter a power purchase agreement. The proposal ...read more
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Monday, March 13, 2017
The Academy Center of the Arts is excited to announce their ninth annual Empty Bowls event to benefit the Lynchburg Daily Bread on March 18, 2017 from 11:30am – 1:30pm at the Warehouse Theatre. Empty Bowls is a national program recognized and participated in across the country in efforts to spread awareness of the issue of hunger in America. For $20 a ticket, patrons can select a ceramic ...read more
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Thursday, March 09, 2017
Appalachian Power, a utility subsidiary of American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP), today unveiled a new logo and tagline as part of its focus on providing innovative energy solutions for customers and communities. “Appalachian Power is investing in energy infrastructure, vegetation management and new technologies to provide better, more reliable service and cleaner energy for our customers. ...read more
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Wednesday, March 08, 2017
Girls on the Run of Central Virginia to present the documentary, SCREENAGERS Thursday, April 6, 2017, 7 p.m-9 p.m.-Thomas Jefferson High School We are thrilled to present SCREENAGERS: Growing Up in the Digital Age, a documentary about one of the biggest parenting issues of our time. Are you watching kids scroll through life, with their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span? Physician ...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
View full story in The News & Advance. Through a weekly clinic, Liberty University nursing students are providing hand and foot hygiene to homeless residents staying at Lynchburg’s Salvation Army Center of Hope shelter. The program, which began in spring 2016 and ends in April, fits into a nursing curriculum with a focus on community outreach. Dana Woody, who is LU’s lead faculty ...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, March 06, 2017
View full story in The News & Advance. Kroger customers may not have noticed, but their milk containers have changed. Beginning in September, the company rolled out a new, lightweight gallon milk jug. Designed by MidAmerican Machining and manufactured at Lynchburg’s Westover Dairy facility, the jug has saved 82,000 pounds of plastic so far. Made with six grams less material, the new ...read more
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Monday, March 06, 2017
View full story in the News & Advance. Students at Lynchburg City Schools lifted off Friday with drones they built, from the circuit board up, as part of an information technology class offered to advanced students during the division’s weeklong winter break. The 14 students built their own quadcopter-style drones under the direction of information technology staff who taught them ...read more
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Wednesday, March 01, 2017
View full story in Work It, Lynchburg. Investors on Tuesday cheered BWX Technologies’ fourth-quarter results, sending the stock up more than eight percent. The Lynchburg-based nuclear-services firm reported a fourth-quarter net income of $34 million, or 34 cents per share. Fourth-quarter results were announced Monday afternoon after markets closed. On Tuesday, BWX Technologies stock (NYSE: ...read more
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Wednesday, March 01, 2017
View full story in The News & Advance. After nearly 40 years in law enforcement, Keith Smith has traded his sidearm for a syllabus. A criminology professor at Lynchburg College, Smith, who joined LC in the fall, brings experience as a former beat and motorcycle cop, a DEA agent, and international military operations consultant. Though this is his first classroom gig, Smith already has some ...read more
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Wednesday, March 01, 2017
On March 9 th , The Academy Center of the Arts will present Top Mixologist: The World Awaits from 6:00pm-9:00pm. This is the second annual Top Mixologist event for the Academy and is a fundraiser for the Community Outreach Program which aims to better the Lynchburg community by giving everyone access to the arts. Through this program the Academy is able to offer free classes to those in need in ...read more
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Wednesday, March 01, 2017
View full story in Work It, Lynchburg. The U.S. Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program has exercised options with BWXT Nuclear Op-erations Group, a subsidiary of Lynchburg-based BWX Technologies, on $784 million in contracts to manufacture nuclear reactor components for Ford-class aircraft carriers and Virginia-class submarines. The work will be completed in Lynchburg; Barberton and Euclid, Ohio; and ...read more
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Wednesday, March 01, 2017
View full story in The News & Advance. Resurrected from the brink of closure in 2015, Sweet Briar College officials are working to sustain and strengthen the private all-women’s school and keep it alive for years to come. Those efforts were on display Saturday at a town hall-style meeting in Wailes Lounge. Current President Phil Stone and Teresa Tomlinson, chair of the SBC board of ...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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Monday, February 27, 2017
The Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance will be hosting Stephen Moret, the new CEO at the Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) March 1-2. While in the Region Stephen will meet with local economic developers, business, education and community leaders to learn about the strengths and assets in our Region. Stephen is a former secretary of economic development in Louisiana, as ...read more
Categories: Press Release
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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Thursday, February 23, 2017
The leadership of Horizon Behavioral Health is pleased to announce that the organization has received a three - year Accreditation by CARF International. This represents the highest level of accreditation that can be given to a behavioral health organization. Horizon was put through a rigorous on - site peer review process that included a team of surveyors visiting from across the country. ...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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Tuesday, June 07, 2016
View full story in The News & Advance . The Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance is getting a new home. Instead of moving into the former Billy Joe’s Ice Cream Parlor building on Border Street near the Lynchburg Expressway as planned, the organization is moving into the James River Conference Center. Located at 400 Court Street, the 24,000-square-foot downtown facility will provide ...read more
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Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance is pleased to announce the hiring of Caroline Biggs as Director of Public Policy and Special Programming. COO for the Alliance Christine Kennedy states “As the region’s watchdog for business and free enterprise issues, it was important for us to hire someone who understands legislative and transportation issues, business engagement in public policy ...read more
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Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Businesses can “Go for the GOLD” at the 28 th Annual Connection Expo, presented by the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance and Union Bank & Trust, from 1 – 6 p.m., Tuesday, May 24, at Liberty University’s LaHaye Student Union Multipurpose Center. This year’s Expo features over 60 businesses showcasing their products and services. Attendees can network and ...read more
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