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Friday, August 17, 2018
View full story in the News & Advance. After a year in development, the Greater Lynchburg Transit Company is hearing comments from riders about proposed changes affecting all bus routes. The proposed updates are the result of a Transit Development Plan study conducted by Kimley-Horn, a planning and design firm headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina. The firm previously said these changes ...read more
Categories: Member News
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Be A Santa To A Senior is a nonprofit initiative that annually serves over 1500 needy and/or lonely seniors during the holiday season by providing a visit and Christmas gifts. Since 2004 we have been providing gifts to seniors throughout the Roanoke and Lynchburg areas. Home Instead Senior Care representatives work with our local Area Agencies on Aging, retirement communities and social service ...read more
Categories: Member News
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
View full story in The News & Advance. The Greater Lynchburg Transit Company is holding public meetings to discuss potential route changes on the following dates: 7:30 a.m. today in the second floor meeting room of the GLTC Transfer Station, 800 Kemper St. 11:30 a.m. Wednesday in the second floor meeting room of the GLTC Transfer Station, 800 Kemper St. 6 p.m. Aug. 20 in the second floor ...read more
Categories: Member News
Monday, August 13, 2018
City of Lynchburg Community Blood Drive at the City of Lynchbugr Main Library, in the Community Room 2315 Memorial Drive in Lynchburg Thursday, August 16, 2018 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Please call 1-800-RED CROSS
Categories: Member News
Friday, August 10, 2018
View full story in The News & Advance. Every day around 10 a.m., Rufus Rucker, a chef at Fifth and Federal Station, walks across the street to the Community Health Center with a batch of sandwiches. He steps inside and passes the food to an employee or volunteer Mark Eubanks, who then puts them away for patients, clients and others who ask for them throughout the day. From the time the doors ...read more
Categories: Member News
Friday, August 10, 2018
View full story in The News & Advance. When most of Lynchburg is fast asleep, Steve Maddox is beginning his shift. An overnight security officer at Randolph College, Maddox is responsible for campus safetyyear-round. He patrols in the dark of night, responding to student calls, conducting walkthroughs, checking locks and emergency phones, and coordinating with the Lynchburg Police Department.
Categories: Member News
Friday, August 10, 2018
View full story in The News & Advance. The city of Lynchburg on Thursday began accepting applications for its next police chief in a nationwide search to replace departing Chief Raul Diaz, according to City Manager Bonnie Svrcek. In a job application posted online Thursday, the city announced it is seeking a visible, approachable and “progressive Chief of Police” eager to “build trust across a ...read more
Categories: Member News
Friday, August 10, 2018
View full story in The News & Advance. In the 2019 season, Lynchburg Hillcats fans will miss out on a few signature experiences when attending games at City Stadium. They won’t get to hear Ronnie Roberts shouting “Show me the money!” as part of an in-game promotion, and they’ll miss out on the tarp slide he brings out at least once a season when rain forces a delay. After nearly 30 years with ...read more
Categories: Member News
Friday, August 10, 2018
View full story in The News & Advance. The University of Lynchburg has added a new face to the athletic department, announcing Thursday that Brad Dunn has been hired as director of men’s and women’s swimming, programs that will begin in 2019-2020. As director, Dunn will oversee the reestablishment of the Hornets’ programs that have been for more than 40 years, since the 1970-71 academic ...read more
Categories: Member News
Thursday, August 09, 2018
View the full story in The News & Advance. Liberty University is the new owner of the historic Bedford Alum Springs Hotel. Located in New London, the former resort dates back to the 1870s and was once a hotspot for visitors who came to drink and bathe in water from the namesake springs which were believed to have curative properties. An undated advertisement archived on the Duke University ...read more
Categories: Member News
Wednesday, August 08, 2018
View full story in The News & Advance.   Many Lynchburg residents got their first taste of the city’s Downtown 2040 Master Plan during a public meeting Monday night. Before outlining the new plan, City Planner Tom Martin provided historical background to more than 100 citizens on how the city evolved away from its urban core after retail development in the mid-20th century. After years of ...read more
Categories: Member News
Wednesday, August 08, 2018
View full story in The News & Advance.   Boarding airplanes at Lynchburg Regional Airport will become a bit more convenient next year with the addition of the airport’s first passenger loading bridge.   The bridge and the first round of work on a 17,000-square-yard aviation apron for aircraft parking will be paid for with a $1.8 million grant from the Federal Aviation Administration’s Airport ...read more
Categories: Member News
Wednesday, August 08, 2018
View full story in The News & Advance. Lynchburg-based nuclear-services firm BWX Technologies reported Monday a second-quarter profit of $60.7 million, or 60 cents per share, down from $61.4 million, or 61 cents per share, during the same quarter last year. BWXT said its second-quarter revenue increased 7.1 percent to $439 million. The company maintained its full-year earnings guidance at ...read more
Categories: Member News
Tuesday, August 07, 2018
The Virginia Small Business Development Center which serves the City of Lynchburg and Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford, and Campbell Counties has relocated from the campus of CVCC to a new host organization, the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance.  The SBDC – Lynchburg Region is a free, confidential business advising service open to all small businesses in the region. Committed to providing small ...read more
Categories: General, Member News, Press Release
Monday, August 06, 2018
INSIDE  Public  Accounting  (IPA)  announces  the  release  of  its  2018  annual  financial  performance  analysis and ranking of the nation’s largest public accounting firms.  Roanoke, Virginia based Brown  Edwards is among the group of the nation’s top 100 firms again this year, moving up four spots to #95.   With the move up the list, Brown Edwards is now one of the largest locally owned firms ...read more
Categories: Member News
Friday, August 03, 2018
Lynchburg, Virginia, August 1, 2018 – At an earlier Board of Directors meeting of Bank of the James, the following employee promotion was approved.Angie Eagle has been promoted to Vice President and Controller for Bank of the James.  She joined the bank in April 2006 as a Teller/Customer Service Representative and subsequently moved to the Accounting Division.  She was promoted to Accounting ...read more
Categories: Member News
Friday, August 03, 2018
 Centra is pleased to announce the 2018 recipients of the Centra Foundation Community Health Initiative Fund grants totaling $506,275 to support health-related projects and programs in our region. The grants funded are closely aligned to the funding goals that have been established as a result of our most recent Community Health Needs Assessment. The funding provided through these grant awards ...read more
Categories: Member News
Wednesday, August 01, 2018
Centra is proud to announce Beth Doyle as the new Executive Vice President for the Centra Foundation. She succeeds Dr. Kathryn Pumphrey who retired earlier this year.Beth, a native of Lynchburg, holds a degree in economics from the University of Mary Washington and has dedicated 30 years to nonprofit management. Prior to joining Centra, Beth worked with the Annenberg Washington Program in ...read more
Categories: Member News
Wednesday, August 01, 2018
(Lynchburg, VA – August 1, 2018) - CloudFit Software is pleased to announce the acquisition of Blockspace, LLC.  Blockspace is a software company specializing in connectivity, data and scale for Internet of Things (IoT) devices.  CloudFit Software is the industry innovator for “Managed Scenarios” enabling velocity for Enterprise Digital Transformation.     ### 
Categories: Member News
Wednesday, August 01, 2018
View full story in The News & Advance.   Moore & Giles, a leather design business, plans to purchase a 50,000-square-foot distribution center in the Amelon Commerce Center in Madison Heights. Plans are in place to begin operations in the new location, located off Virginia 130, in September. Previously, the facility was owned and operated by Old Dominion Footwear. Moore & Giles said in a news ...read more
Categories: Member News
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
 CloudFit Software, a Washington Corporation, with primary offices in Lynchburg, Virginia, is pleased to announce its merger with Composable Systems, a Kentucky Corporation, with primary offices in Louisville, Kentucky.    CloudFit Software is redefining the way managed services are delivered in the Age of Cloud and Digital Transformation through servant-leadership-accountability backed by ...read more
Categories: Member News
Monday, July 30, 2018
Alexandria, Va. (July 26, 2018) — Christine Kennedy, IOM, CPC, ELI-MP, Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance COO and Executive Vice President, has been designated as a Certified Chamber Executive (CCE) by the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE). Alexandria, Virginia-based ACCE is an association of more than 7,500 chamber of commerce professionals, and 1,300 chambers of commerce, ...read more
Categories: Member News, General, Press Release
Friday, July 27, 2018
Kimberly McIvor was recently appointed as Workforce Services District Manager for the Virginia Employment Commission, South Central District. In her new role, she will oversee offices in Danville, Martinsville, Lynchburg, South Boston and itinerate sites in South Hill and Stuart, VA.   Kimberly has 26 years of workforce development and employment security experience in Virginia and California. ...read more
Categories: Member News
Wednesday, July 25, 2018
This annual sports event is held in July, (for most sports), and open to all ages and skill levels. From archery to wrestling, the Commonwealth Games offers sports competition venues for over 55 different Olympic and Pan American sports.Over Main Games Weekend, sports participated in range from Archery to Baseball Frisbee to hurdling and volleyball to weight lifting, all in the City of Lynchburg!  ...read more
Categories: Member News
Wednesday, July 25, 2018
ROANOKE, VA (July 25, 2018)—WSLS, a Graham Media Group station, today announced that Jeremy Howard has been named General Sales Manager. Howard joins the station effective July 26, 2018.   Howard has an extensive background in broadcast and digital sales. He spent 20 years at NBC Owned Television Stations and NBC Regional Sports Networks in various positions. His most recent role was as Vice ...read more
Categories: Member News
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
View full story in The News & Advance. From poetry to prose, and beyond, a new master’s of fine arts program at Randolph College aims to fine tune the skills of 14 writers, its first class, when the residency begins next week. The 10-day residency marks the official launch of the program and includes an appearance by Gregory Pardlo, who won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 2015. He will ...read more
Categories: Member News
Friday, July 20, 2018
Danville, VA -- American National Bankshares Inc. (“American National”) (NASDAQ:  AMNB), parent company of American National Bank and Trust Company, today announced net income of $5,980,000 for the second quarter 2018 compared to $4,279,000 for the second quarter of 2017, a $1,701,000 or 39.8% increase.  Basic net income per common share was $0.69 for the 2018 quarter compared to $0.50 for the ...read more
Categories: Member News
Friday, July 20, 2018
Danville, VA – American National Bankshares Inc. (NASDAQ:  AMNB), parent company of American National Bank and Trust Company, announced its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.25 per common share, payable September 21, 2018, to shareholders of record September 7, 2018.   American National Bankshares Inc. considers the payment of appropriate dividends a vital part of its ...read more
Categories: Member News
Thursday, July 19, 2018
The “go to” website for all things sports in the Central Virginia Region  Lynchburg, VA – “Engaging community partnerships through outstanding service while driving sports business to the central Virginia region”. That is the mission of Central Virginia Sports, a new business founded in March 2018 by Ernest Carter & Billy Russo based out of the Lynchburg, Virginia area. To advance this ongoing ...read more
Categories: Member News
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
View full story in The News & Advance.   People receiving treatment through Horizon Behavioral Health will soon have a new tool to help keep them on track between appointments — a tool that can fit right in their pocket, on their cell phone. Horizon is currently working with staff from myStrength, an online behavioral health company, to provide Horizon clients with access to the myStrength ...read more
Categories: Member News
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
View full story in The News & Advance. As Lynchburg City Schools sees an increase in students who need mental health services, the division has selected two agencies to provide therapeutic day treatment services for the upcoming school year. The school division chose Richmond-based National Counseling Group and Roanoke-based Family Insight, two organizations that have offices in Lynchburg, to ...read more
Categories: Member News
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Conner Produce Co., Inc. has been selected for the 2018 Community Impact Appreciation Awards by Lynchburg Business magazine and will be featured in the October/November issue.
Categories: Member News
Monday, July 16, 2018
Alliance welcomes Chris Faraldi as the Director of Public Policy and Special Programming who comes to us after serving U.S. Senator Charles Grassley. Chris was the director of correspondence and led a team of seven legislative correspondents, along with three interns to ensure incoming and outgoing correspondence was managed efficiently.   He also provided administrative and technical support ...read more
Categories: Member News, Press Release, General
Tuesday, July 03, 2018
Member One FCU announced today the appointment of Terry Maddox to Vice President, Regional Manager for the Lynchburg Region.   Maddox began her career with Member One in 1998. She led the Timberlake retail center and helped open the Lakeside Crossing and Forest locations. Through her strong leadership, she has grown the Lynchburg Member One retail centers with tremendous success.   “This new ...read more
Categories: Member News
Wednesday, June 06, 2018
Lynchburg took center stage in the featured article “What America Can Learn from Lynchburg, Virginia” written by Ron Starner, Executive VP of Conway, Inc. and a writer for Site Selection Magazine.  After Starner’s visit to the Region, he discussed Lynchburg as a role model for successful economic growth. Contributing high tech manufacturing firms BWX Technologies and Framatome put our region as ...read more
Categories: General, Member News
Tuesday, June 05, 2018
The Alliance is excited about our new Inside Lynchburg Region magazine that showcases the Lynchburg Region. A BIG thank you to our advertising partners that made the publication happen. Copies are available at the Alliance. The new digital magazine is featured online and the website will be ready soon. Contact Ruth Martineau if you are interested in an online ad.View here for debut of magazine.
Categories: General, Press Release, Member News
Monday, April 30, 2018
View editorials in The News & Advance... Small businesses are the engine of our economy in the Lynchburg region. There are many positive impacts of small business on our regional economy: Small businesses are more likely to utilize other local businesses such as banks, service providers, and farms; for every $100 you spend at small businesses, $68 will stay in the community; and more than half ...read more
Categories: General, Member News
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
The Alliance is here for the Lynchburg Regional Business Community. If a business was impacted from Sunday’s storms and are without power or WIFI this week we have extra offices, large conference space with tables and chairs for businesses. Our doors are open and your business is our business and we have the resources to help your keep your business up and running. The Alliance has coffee and a ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Member News
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
The Economic Vibe breakfast scheduled from 7:30 - 9 a.m., April 26 at the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance will feature guest speaker Ron Starner, Executive Vice President of Conway Inc. He serves as editor of the TrustBelt Report and is lead organizer of the annual TrustBelt Conference. He also writes extensively for Site Selection and Conway’s Custom Content Publishing Division. Mr. Starner ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
The Alliance is here for the Lynchburg Regional Business Community. If a business was impacted from Sunday’s storms and are without power or WIFI this week we have extra offices, large conference space with tables and chairs for businesses. Our doors are open and your business is our business and we have the resources to help your keep your business up and running. The Alliance has coffee and a ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, April 16, 2018
The Alliance is here for the Lynchburg Regional Business Community. If a business was impacted from Sunday’s storms and are without power or WIFI this week we have extra offices, large conference space with tables and chairs for businesses. Our doors are open and your business is our business and we have the resources to help your keep your business up and running. The Alliance has coffee and a ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
View story in The News & Advance...Just a few months after visiting Lynchburg to answer questions about politics, education and the economy ahead of the General Assembly, Virginia legislators returned to the Hill City to give their thoughts on the most recent session. Sen. Steve Newman, R-Bedford County; Sen. Mark Peake, R-Lynchburg; Del. Scott Garrett, R-Lynchburg; and Del. Ben Cline, ...read more
Categories: General, Member News
Monday, March 19, 2018
A Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) is a regional plan developed by business, government and non-profit stakeholders that provides a collaborative and unified strategy for regional economic development. Not only will this plan guide our organizational strategy for the next five years, but it will be critical in obtaining the federal funding assistance necessary for regional ...read more
Categories: General
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
View full story in The News & Advance....Members of the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance met Wednesday morning for its annual meeting to discuss the past year’s achievements and what is to come in the upcoming year. Alliance CEO Megan Lucas said the organization serves as a catalyst for major change but only through synergy and regional partnerships. “There can be no doubt that the alliance ...read more
Categories: General
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Read full story in The News & Advance...Innovairre Communications LLC, a global manufacturer of direct mail fundraising campaign materials for nonprofits, will create at least 12 new jobs in Bedford County, according to the governor’s office. Gov. Ralph Northam announced Innovairre’s $4.85 million investment in Bedford County in a Tuesday news release. The Cherry Hill, New Jersey-based company ...read more
Categories: General
Thursday, February 22, 2018
The award winning Leadership Lynchburg program seeks candidates who want to expand their influence, develop their skills and lead in their personal and professional lives. Leadership Lynchburg provides in-class instruction, interaction with community leaders and rewarding community projects. Alumni role models and coaches support the journey. The ideal candidate is open to learning about how they ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
The Lynchburg Region is receiving a GO Virginia grant award for "Stopping the Brain Drain: Talent Attraction and Retention Strategy Development," led by three regional economic development organizations, the Roanoke Regional Partnership, Onward New River Valley, and the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance. The project will create a Talent Action Coalition involving employers, educators, and ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, February 19, 2018
The United States is projected to grow 2.7 percent in 2018 as tax cuts promote job and income growth. As the old saying goes, “a rising tide lifts all ships” and our region is poised for positive growth as we implement our economic development recruitment strategy for 2018 and beyond. We continue to see increased requests for information for the Lynchburg Region, in addition to seeing expansions ...read more
Categories: General, Press Release
Sunday, February 18, 2018
View story in The News & Advance...The Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance maintains a presence in Richmond during the General Assembly session and closely watches bills and issues that could impact our region. A bill gaining traction (Senate Bill 714) is one that we oppose as it’s an unprecedented and unwarranted effort to constrain the ability of our economic development professionals to ...read more
Categories: Press Release, General
Thursday, December 14, 2017
View full story here. About 100 business leaders met Thursday at the newly renovated Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance on Lucado Place to hear how November’s election results could affect local economic decisions. Stephen Farnsworth, a professor of political science and international affairs and director of the Center for Leadership & Media Studies at the University of Mary Washington, was ...read more
Categories: General
Wednesday, December 06, 2017
View full story here Pancakes were not the only item on the menu Tuesday morning during the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance Pancakes & Politics Outlook Breakfast. The breakfast, held in Smith Hall at Randolph College, was attended by area businesspeople to hear their legislators’ priorities before the General Assembly reconvenes Jan. 10. About 75 business leaders were in attendance. Sen. ...read more
Categories: General
Monday, November 20, 2017
The Alliance Small Business Committee and Ambassadors have been making the rounds visiting members to distribute marketing materials for Small Business Saturday® the Saturday after Thanksgiving.  The event inspires people to shop smaller merchants for clothes, gifts, as well as enjoy dining at one of our area restaurants. It also brings awareness of small businesses that provide products and ...read more
Categories: General, Press Release
Monday, November 20, 2017
The Alliance welcomes Denzel Jones as the Director of Public Policy and Special Programming after serving 5th Congressional District representative the Honorable Thomas A. Garrett. Denzel’s duties on Capitol Hill included oversight of the Congressman’s eventful political agenda spanning from committee meetings to keeping the Representative abreast of all voting times and dates conducted on the ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Monday, November 06, 2017
The Alliance officially celebrated the grand opening of their new business and industry headquarters located at 300 Lucado Place with a VIP reception and gala on November 4.  Alliance members, investors, and community leaders enjoyed the specialty drink, The Commerce Crush, as they entered and participated in guided tours, photo booth fun, dancing with live music by Apple Butter Soul and of ...read more
Categories: General
Friday, July 28, 2017
The Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance is excited to announce that Heath Barret, IOM has been hired as the Vice President of Membership Development.  Heath will relocate from Mississippi and has a background in Chamber of Commerce, Convention and Visitors Bureau, and Main Street Association industries.  Heath entered the Chamber of Commerce industry in 2013 as Director of Membership and ...read more
Categories: Press Release, General

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