Business Insights & Resources

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

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