Business Insights & Resources

Holiday Maker Series: Christmas Empanada Bites

Posted by Lynchburg EDA on Dec 19, 2016 5:15:04 PM

With Uprooted

Inspired by a classic Spanish Christmas Dish, these open-face beef Empanadas will wow your holiday guests. With each bite, bursts of mango, beef, and feta excite the senses. If you’re tired of the preparing the same old holiday faire, this recipe by Jon and Jessica Gonzalez of Uprooted will spice up your cookbook.

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Holiday Maker Series: Upcycled Holiday Cards

Posted by Lynchburg EDA on Dec 19, 2016 5:14:29 PM

With Misplaced Talents

During the holidays, handwritten cards add a personal touch. Creating a handmade card ensures the recipient will feel loved and appreciated. Upcycle your old holiday cards into new cards and tags to spread the season’s cheer. Melissa Schuppe of Misplaced Talents shows how to a little cutting, taping, and creativity rescue these memories from the wastebin.

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Holiday Maker Series: Evergreen Centerpiece

Posted by Lynchburg EDA on Dec 19, 2016 1:51:16 PM

With Barker Restoration

Celebrate the season with a homemade evergreen centerpiece. While this can be created with live or artificial branches, the options for personalization are endless. Kortnei Barker, of Barker Restoration shows how to make an inexpensive, yet custom, evergreen centerpiece for your holiday home.

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Topics: co.starters

MidContinent Cabinetry Turns 50

Posted by Lynchburg EDA on Dec 1, 2016 9:42:42 AM

One of the many production facilities in Lynchburg, Virginia is turning 50 this year.

MidContinent Cabinetry, part of the Norcraft Companies brands, is one of the longest producing companies in the business. MidContinent was founded in 1966 under the original name of Marshall Millwork Inc, based in Marshall, Minnesota. At the time of their founding, they employed 13 people, and created 3 door styles in a handful of finishes.

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Topics: Lynchburg History

Launchpad Roundup

Posted by Lynchburg EDA on Nov 23, 2016 4:00:00 PM

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” - Mark Twain

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Topics: Business

Lynchburg's #1 Resource for Business

Posted by Lynchburg EDA on Nov 18, 2016 3:00:00 PM

It has been 259 years since Lynchburg’s founder and namesake, John Lynch, started a ferry service crossing the James River at the age of 17. A lot has changed in the city since then, but opportunity and entrepreneurship have remained at Lynchburg’s core.

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Topics: Business

Solar Success: How One Lynchburg Business Went Green

Posted by Lynchburg EDA on Nov 14, 2016 3:00:00 PM

BMS Direct in Lynchburg, Virginia has been built on progressive technology and state-of-the-art equipment since its beginning. Therefore, you might expect that the organization has adopted solar power into its facility. However, BMS actually supplemented 45% of its total energy usage with renewable energy technologies. In less than three months since installing a solar system, BMS has generated 83,000 kilowatt hours of energy with the system.

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Topics: Business

Launched in Lynchburg: Ryan Ford, Seven Hills Food

Posted by Office of Economic Development on Nov 13, 2016 5:12:31 PM

Ryan Ford, president of Seven Hills Food Co., shares his story and lessons learned in the latest Launched in Lynchburgseries video. 


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Topics: Redevelopment, Entrepreneurship, Launched in Lynchburg

Launched in Lynchburg – Developing Your Business Pitch

Posted by Office of Economic Development on Oct 15, 2016 2:15:57 PM

Whether you are talking to potential investors, colleagues, friends, distributors, or leads, learning how to condense your message and highlight what's important is a skill that every entrepreneur should master.

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Topics: Business Retention, Business Attraction, Entrepreneurship, Launched in Lynchburg

Lynchburg ranks highly in Kiplinger's Top 12 Places To Retire in the U.S.

Posted by Lynchburg EDA on Oct 3, 2016 3:28:09 PM

Lynchburg, Virginia was recently ranked #2 out of Kiplinger's top 12 cities in the United States to retire in. Other cities that ranked highly were Seattle, Nashville, Columbus, Austin and Greensboro. What do they all have in common? They're all beautiful places where retirees can lead healthy and happy lives. 

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