Business Insights & Resources

Lynchburg Innovation Event: Lynchburg Maker Faire

Posted by Lynchburg EDA on May 17, 2017 9:32:20 AM

The Lynchburg EDA proudly supported the recent Lynchburg Maker Faire as a Lynchburg Innovation Event. On Sunday, March 26th at Randolph College, this free event included family friendly with activities for all ages of children and adults. “The Maker Faire is really a celebration of making. We felt like it fit really well with SciFest - with what they already do with the hands-on learning,” explained Elise Spontarelli, Executive Director of Vector Space in an interview with Living in the Heart of Virginia.

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Topics: Entrepreneurship

Lynchburg City Ranks High for Health and Happiness

Posted by Lynchburg EDA on Apr 21, 2017 3:07:48 PM

Our community thrives on health and happiness. The combination of the two adds to the longevity and overall experience in a region. If you have been a Lynchburg resident for a few years, you may have noticed the growing number of community wellness initiatives, such as Live Healthy Lynchburg. These new community engagements were started to improve the all-around health of Lynchburg residents. In 2010, Lynchburg was ranked as the 8th most obese city in U.S. In light of these findings, residents gathered and made drastic lifestyle changes together. The end result of this has made an impact in a big way! According to a report from Gallup-Healthways, Lynchburg is now one of the top ranking cities for health and happiness. Here’s how we accomplished this.

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Topics: News & Events

Amazement Square Brings Seoul to Lynchburg

Posted by Lynchburg EDA on Apr 21, 2017 2:59:29 PM

Amazement Square, Lynchburg’s award winning children’s museum, is one of 10 museums nationwide selected to host Heart and Seoul: Growing Up in Korea, part of the Freeman Foundation Asian Culture Exhibit Series, funded by The Freeman Foundation and implemented by the Association of Children’s Museums. Heart and Seoul aims to bring modern-day South Korea to Central Virginia. The exhibition will be hosted at River Ridge Mall, is free and open to the public, and will run April 8 through September 2017.

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Topics: Arts and Culture

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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