Business Insights & Resources

Pacific Life and Lynchburg, VA

Posted by Lynchburg EDA on Mar 24, 2017 1:53:03 PM

Offering insurance since 1868, Pacific Life provides a wide range of insurance products, annuities, and mutual funds, as well as a variety of investment products and services to individuals, businesses, and pension plans. Pacific Life counts more than half of the 100 largest U.S. companies as its clients.

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Topics: Business Retention, Business Attraction

RadioLab's Jad Abumrad Coming to Lynchburg

Posted by Lynchburg EDA on Mar 24, 2017 12:34:31 PM

The Lynchburg Economic Development Association is proud to be a sponsor of RadioLab’s Jad Abumrad. He will appear at the Academy Center of the Arts on April 9 to present his one man show “Gut Churn”. This event will kick off a new speaker series where where Lynchburg professionals can share their stories, inspirations, and experience. Local NPR listeners, podcast fans, aspiring entrepreneurs and business owners will enjoy Abumrad’s presentation.

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Topics: Arts and Culture, Entrepreneurship, Talent Development

City Hosts First Create Lynchburg Conference for Arts Entrepreneurs

Posted by Office of Economic Development on Feb 10, 2017 12:09:48 PM

The City of Lynchburg, in partnership with the Small Business Development Center at CVCC and the Academy Center of the Arts, hosted the first Create Lynchburg conference on January 27-28, 2017. The Create Lynchburg conference convened more than 75 arts entrepreneurs for a weekend of workshops, panel discussions and speakers.

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Topics: Business Retention, Arts and Culture, Entrepreneurship, Downtown, co.starters

Lynchburg Wins Digital Cities Survey Award

Posted by Lynchburg EDA on Jan 31, 2017 8:16:29 AM

Lynchburg is proud to have been named one of the top tech cities in the 2016 Digital Cities Survey by the Center for Digital Government. This annual survey recognizes cities using technology to improve citizen services, enhance transparency, and encourage citizen engagement.

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Topics: Technology

Lynchburg’s Community Access Network Expands Local Healthcare

Posted by Lynchburg EDA on Jan 30, 2017 2:36:21 PM

A major change to healthcare has started in Downtown Lynchburg. The Community Access Network (CAN) is an integrated medical and behavioral health provider, primarily serving uninsured and underinsured children and adults. Primarily serving the downtown and mid-town areas of Lynchburg, CAN focuses on low-income patients with complex medical, behavioral health, and social needs.

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Topics: Development

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