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Thursday, July 09, 2020
LYNCHBURG, Virginia -- Wednesday, July 22 at 8 a.m., the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance will be hosting a virtual “Business at Breakfast” with our region’s superintendents to discuss getting students back to school this fall. The conversation will cover what restrictions and guidelines parents and students can expect, and how to keep the next generation learning and growing in a safe ...read more
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Thursday, July 09, 2020
Yesterday, Tuesday, June 9, the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance announced it is partnering with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on a national initiative to address inequality of opportunity. The Alliance will join the U.S. Chamber’s national townhall event on June 25 where business and community leaders will discuss concrete actions that can be taken by government and the private sector to ...read more
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Thursday, July 09, 2020
LYNCHBURG, Virginia -- Today, Friday, June 12, the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance released a public service announcement campaign video to encourage the community to stay safe and be kind as businesses reopen. The Alliance created this campaign with media partners and the Regional COVID-19 Business Support Task Force. The Regional COVID-19 Business Support Task Force is made up of ...read more
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Thursday, July 09, 2020
By Michael AlachnowiczPublished: Jun. 17, 2020 at 5:17 PM EDT   The Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance has started a new partnership to help minority-owned businesses. The partnership is with Blackwater Branding. Together, they're creating a minority-owned business directory. They want to help increase visibility and networking for those businesses. A publication highlighting those places ...read more
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Thursday, July 09, 2020
Taylor Irby Thankfulness was the theme at a dinner for Dennis Carter, former ABC 13 sports director, hosted at the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance on Sunday. A large crowd of coaches, former coworkers and friends gathered to recognize Carter's 37-year career. After a handful of speakers finished, Carter recognized each group that attended and thanked them for being there. "It's an ...read more
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Thursday, July 09, 2020
Seemingly overnight, many parents have found themselves working from home and homeschooling their children for the first time in their lives in the wake of COVID-19. The Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance pulled together leaders in the community, school and healthcare systems to speak to viewers during its weekly Wednesdays@One Webinar Series about how to help parents release some of the ...read more
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Thursday, July 09, 2020
Lynchburg Business Alliance teams up with two Black business owners to create database.LYNCHBURG, Va. - Lynchburg is making it easier to find minority-owned businesses in the area. The Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance is patterning with two Black-owned businesses, Blackwater Branding and Financial Fancy, to launch a database. Officials said the idea came up during community ...read more
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Thursday, April 02, 2020
View story at The News & Advance...The Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance on Wednesday hosted Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va.; Dr. Kerry Gateley, health director for the Central Virginia Health District; and Barry DuVal, president and CEO of the Virginia Chamber of Commerce, to update the business community about critical work being done in both the health care system and in Richmond during the ...read more
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Wednesday, March 18, 2020
View story at WSLS Lynchburg Business Alliance is helping local business owners find the right resources to stay afloat during the coronavirus outbreak. Christine Kennedy, the group’s chief operating officer, said they’ve been getting a lot of questions on how to handle the impact. To practice social distancing, the group held a webinar for more than 800 of its members and answer their ...read more
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Friday, February 28, 2020
View story at The News & Advance...During the past year, the Lynchburg region saw 307 new jobs created, received $191,000 in economic development grants, had $34.8 million in capital investments and 59 new economic development investors. These highlights were shared at the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance’s 2020 Annual Meeting on Wednesday. Ryan McEntire, taxation partner with Brown Edwards ...read more
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Tuesday, January 28, 2020
RICHMOND, Virginia – Representatives of the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance participated with other chambers and businesses from around the Commonwealth at Chamber Day at the Capitol on January 23 in Richmond.   The annual event, organized by the Virginia Chamber of Commerce, provides Chamber executives with personal briefings from the Governor and Virginia’s top government including ...read more
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Tuesday, January 14, 2020
The Alliance is pleased to announce the hiring of John Putney as Director of Government Relations. John comes to the Alliance with 25 years of legislative and lobbying experience having worked with local, state and national organizations such as Hurt & Proffitt, Harris Corporation (now L3Harris), JMU, McGuire Woods, just to name a few.  In this role, John will manage the Lynchburg Regional ...read more
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Friday, December 13, 2019
View story at The News & Advance...The national economic outlook, trade policies and the possibility of a recession were all points of discussion during Thursday’s annual Economic Summit at the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance. The event’s featured speaker was Mark Vitner, director and senior economist at Wells Fargo Securities, who is responsible for tracking U.S. and regional economic ...read more
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Thursday, December 05, 2019
View full story at The News & Advance...Ahead of the Jan. 8 start of the 2020 Virginia General Assembly, local legislators met Tuesday morning with about 75 Lynchburg-area business leaders to brief them about what changes could come in the spring and how their businesses could be affected. Sen. Mark Peake, R-Lynchburg; Sen. Steve Newman, R-Bedford County; Del. Kathy Byron, R-Bedford; and ...read more
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Monday, November 18, 2019
View full story at The News & Advance...Although many changes to Lynchburg's River Ridge mall already are underway, and shoppers have seen results of Liberty University’s $20 million investment, the mall's redevelopment will bring more new features over the next few years. And no, Cheesecake Factory won't be among them.  But shoppers can expect a new large sporting-goods store, new eateries and ...read more
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Wednesday, November 06, 2019
See full story at ABC 13  -- Appalachian Power announced a total of $125,000 in grant funding that has been awarded to nine organizations to help support local economic development efforts. According to a press release, these funds were provided by Appalachian Power in the form of grants to government and nonprofits that oversee programs and initiatives tied to economic development. The ...read more
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Wednesday, November 06, 2019
View full story at ABC 13 - The Central Virginia Training Center could soon get a face lift. The GO Virginia Region 2 Council approved the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance’s project for the Central Virginia Training Center Redevelopment Plan. The grant requested $100,000 to assist in the cost of a redevelopment plan for the site located in Amherst County. The Central Virginia Planning ...read more
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Thursday, October 03, 2019
The Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance is pleased to announce inductees into the 2019 Business Hall of Fame.  These inductees have significantly impacted business, industry and the community of the Lynchburg region in some significant manner, either through sustained superior accomplishment or through a specific important achievement. These individuals are and have been critical to our existing ...read more
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Thursday, September 26, 2019
Congratulations to the winners of our Briefcase Open Golf ClassicFIRST FLIGHT1st Place – Score of 54 (pictured right) New York Life –Colton Moon, Bobby Moon, Cameron Yancey and Sam Price2nd Place – Score of 55 First National Bank – George Vaughan, Daniel Wheeler, Chris Gibson, Al Sears  SECOND FLIGHT 1st Place – Score of 61 Lion's Pride – Kate Dahl, Giles Sydnor, Chris Jones, Aaron Meek 2nd ...read more
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Wednesday, August 14, 2019
View full story at The News & Advance....New Centra President and CEO Dr. Andy Mueller made his debut to the Central Virginia business community Wednesday morning at The Summit by delivering what Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance COO Christine Kennedy said is the most transparent talk she’s heard from a community leader. Mueller started in May, replacing former CEO E.W. Tibbs, who stepped down ...read more
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Tuesday, August 13, 2019
View story at WDBJ7....Transportation was the topic in Lynchburg Tuesday while leaders met to discuss connectivity in the region. Their main focus: more flight options. That's because right now, a majority of travelers use other airports. "We have some other airports that are real close, so we're losing a lot of traffic down to Raleigh so a lot of people are driving because there aren't' a lot ...read more
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Tuesday, July 30, 2019
Alexandria, Va. (July 30, 2019) — Megan Lucas, CEO & Chief Economic Development Officer, Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance has been elected to serve on the board of directors for ACCE, the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives, an Alexandria, Va.-based association of over 9,000 professionals who work for and with more than 1,300 chambers of commerce.   Members of ACCE’s board of ...read more
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Monday, July 15, 2019
The GO Virginia Board announced its approval of the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance’s site readiness grant application on June 24. The Alliance’s Site Readiness Grant will advance a portfolio of six existing commercial/industrial sites along the site readiness scale and clarify next steps for moving all sites to at least Tier III on the Virginia Business Site Readiness Scale. This project ...read more
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Monday, July 08, 2019
The Inside Lynchburg Region magazine has been distributed and is inclusive of the region featuring Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford, Campbell, Counties and the City of Lynchburg. The online version is a dedicated website at InsideLynchburgRegion.com with a view of the digital magazine as well. This high-quality publication continues to be recognized as the guide for people planning to relocate to ...read more
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