The City of Lynchburg is preparing for an official Guinness World Record attempt for the World’s Largest Tree Hug! The attempt for the record title will take place on Saturday, October 8, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at Peaks View Park, 170 Ivy Creek Lane, and calls for over 1,500 tree-hugging participants to help break the record.
In the 1920's, Lynchburg, Virginia was one of the largest shoe manufactures and distributors in the world. Ironically, it was also home to the Shoeless Wonders, a team of orphans who became a national legend playing football without shoes for a winning streak of 8 years.
Governor McAuliffe today announced that Pacific Life Insurance Company will invest nearly $4 million to open a business center in the City of Lynchburg, expanding the company’s suite of innovative products and service capabilities. With this investment, the company completed an acquisition of the term life new business platform from Genworth Financial. The project will create 300 new jobs.
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The Lynchburg Office of Economic Development has updated the James River Arts & Cultural District Program to streamline and strengthen the application process and review procedures, effective July 2016.
Five Lynchburg start-ups that completed the City’s first CO.STARTERS program received Community Business Launch grants totaling $40,000 at an awards ceremony on Thursday. Businesses will start or expand their business operations in Lynchburg’s Enterprise Zone 2.
Join the Small Business Development Center and the Office of Economic Development for the next Lunch to Learn: The Sharing Economy and Your Business on April 27 at noon.
How can freelance workers help you and your business? By giving you the opportunity to hire artists, assistants, and other experts without having to take on an employee. Using freelance workers and services is called the “sharing economy.” Learn more about what the so-called “sharing economy” is and how it can help you grow your business. Our panel on this day will include a Virtual Assistant, a local freelance designer, and others.
On Monday, Governor McAuliffe announced that the Lynchburg Economic Development Authority was awarded a grant for $186,000 from the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development’s Industrial Revitalization Fund (IRF) to support restoration of the Academy of Music Theatre at the Academy Center of the Arts.
On March 10, the Lynchburg City Schools Education Foundation will host the the 10th Annual Breakfast with the Superintendent to learn more about Lynchburg City Schools and the completion of the new Heritage High School.
The Arts Mean Business. That is the message being delivered today by The City of Lynchburg and the James River Council for the Arts & Humanities (JRCAH), who announced they have joined the Arts & Economic Prosperity® 5, a national study measuring the economic impact of nonprofit arts and culture organizations and their audiences. The research study is conducted by Americans for the Arts, the nation’s nonprofit organization advancing the arts and arts education. It is the fifth study over the past 20 years to measure the impact of arts spending on local jobs, income paid to local residents, and revenue generated to local and state governments.
The Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance and the Work Healthy Lynchburg coalition will convene a Leadership & Policy Makers' Breakfast with national planning, transportation and public health expert and former host of PBS’s "America’s Walking" series, Mark Fenton. Business leaders, top elected and appointed officials, heads of advocacy organizations and non-profits will convene for a dialogue on the Economics of Quality of Place.