Inside Lynchburg Region 2022

Page 1

LYNCHBURGREGION INSIDE

2022

A M H ER ST • A P P OM AT TOX • BE DFORD • CAMPBEL L COUNTIES • CITY OF LYNCHB UR G

LYNCHBURG REGION WELCOMES

You

CHEERS! TO LOCALLY CRAFTED BEVERAGES

CALLING ALL ADVENTURERS! THE LYNCHBURG REGION HAS IT ALL

HISTORIC DOWNTOWN ON THE RISE


ABOUT FOSTER FUELS

PROPANE // FIREPLACES // TANK INSTALLS // KEROSENE GASOLINE // DIESEL // DEF // BIODIESEL // & MORE

Established in 1921, Foster Fuels started delivering flour, ice and lamp oil in an ox-drawn cart in Brookneal, VA. Foster is in its third-generation of family ownership and has made many achievements during its century, including being the primary and largest emergency fuel contractor for the federal government. The contract covers propane, diesel, gasoline, and Jet A fuel across the U.S., Guam, American Samoa, and the Northern Mariana Islands. Foster Fuels has held the contract since its origination in 2006. Notable past emergency responses include Hurricanes Harvey, Maria, and Irma (2017), Superstorm Sandy (2012), and the Haiti Earthquake (2010). In partnership with the Watt Foster Family Foundation, Foster Fuels has given back to the community around them, valuing children's education, veterans and first responders, and land conservation. Philanthropic actions include: • Donating a 500-acre plot near the Peaks of Otter to a local church to establish a youth camp. • Offering 100 scholarships to customers as part of the company's centennial celebration. • Donating over 1400 coats to local schools and organizations in the 2022 Spread the Warmth coat drive. Founded and headquartered in Brookneal, Virginia, Foster Fuels continues to grow in the bulk petroleum distribution business. Adding products and services regularly, the company has seven showroom locations across central and southside Virginia and assets across the country. Today, Foster markets petroleum nationwide and operates the nation's leading emergency fuel delivery and logistics company.

DOWNLOAD OUR APP READERS’ FAVORITES AWARDS 2021


434-352-2318


INSIDE LYNCHBURG REGION 2022 Publisher Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance Publication Director & Editor Ryan Weaks Designer Annie Shelmerdine Writers Anna Jamerson James Black Photographer KJ Jugar Printing Progress Printing Plus

TOOLS TO BUILD SUCCESSFUL SMALL BUSINESSES Serving all small businesses in Appomattox, Amherst, Bedford, and Campbell Counties and the City of Lynchburg.

Request no cost, confidential advising for your small business at:

www.SBDCLynchburgRegion.org

Sales Ruth Martineau While all efforts have been taken to ensure the accuracy of information herein, the Lynchburg Business Regional Alliance accepts no responsibility for emissions or errors.

For more information about the Lynchburg Region, contact: 300 Lucado Place, Lynchburg, VA 24504 Phone: (434) 845-5966 Email: info@lynchburgregion.org

Additional images courtesy of area attractions and Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance. Contributing Photography supplied by UnSplash and Wikimedia Commons. 4 INSIDE LYNCHBURG REGION 2022

It all started with a mountain and one man’s audacious vision of a worldclass university that would impact thousands of lives for Christ. The story of Liberty University is one of prayers answered, miracles witnessed, and dreams realized. It is a story of unwavering faith and a God who can move mountains. What began as a small Bible college of 154 students has grown to a 7,000-acre campus, a student body of more than 125,000 students residentially and online, and over 250,000 alumni serving around the globe. Our students volunteer more than 500,000 hours of service per year, and our alumni are working in hundreds of professions from courtrooms to classrooms.

All Rights Reserved 2022.

Visit us at: LynchburgRegion.org or at: YesLynchburgRegion.org

Over the last 50 years, Liberty University has created a diverse, faithful, and global community of Champions for Christ. Our 50th Anniversary celebrates this rich heritage by tracing the legacy of its champions and their influence upon the world as they have brought Liberty’s mission to life.

Professional Guidance Experienced Insight Practical Solutions Confidential & Free

Get help with the questions you have about your business, at any stage. Virginia SBDC Network is a partnership program of these organizations and funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the US Small Business Administration.

Learn more about Liberty University’s 50th Anniversary celebration and how you can get involved by visiting Liberty.edu/50.


5 0 YE AR S OF TR AINI NG CH A MPIO NS F OR CH RI S T

Since 1971, Liberty University has had one mission — a mission that has defined our purpose and directed our steps. Liberty has been training entrepreneurs and business leaders for 50 years with the values, knowledge, and skills needed to face the global challenges of tomorrow and impact the world for Christ. “You are never really fulfilled in life until you recognize your vision and fulfill it. … Don’t settle for second best. Don’t ever retire. Don’t ever quit. Let your vision become an obsessive reality.” Dr. Jerry Falwell, Founder of Liberty University LE AR N MORE AB O U T LI BERT Y U NIVER SI T Y

and its mission at Liberty.edu.


Community 8 10 12 13 14 16

Regional Awards & Accolades City of Lynchburg Amherst County Appomattox County Bedford County Campbell County

Arts & Culture 18 Parks & Recreation 24 Sports Return to the Region 28 Cheers! to Locally Crafted Beverages Education 32 Evolving Education & National Accolades 36 torbee: Children’s Youtube Channel 38 Vector Space: Helping Create Creators Business 42 Open for Business 46 Add Logo Remote Workspace 48 Sonny Merryman: Creating a Clean Future 52 Main Street Renewal Project About the Alliance 62 2022 Board of Directors 63 What We Do/Investors 64 The Small Business Development Center 67 Major Employers 67 Ad Index 68 Member Directory

6 INSIDE LYNCHBURG REGION 2022

o t e m o c Wel g r u b h c n the Ly ! n o i g e R


With some of the most iconic views along the Eastern Seaboard and a thriving community that is grabbing national attention, the Lynchburg region is an unforgettable destination for doers, adventurers, history lovers, and leaders from across the Commonwealth and the nation. We invite you to enjoy scenic getaways perfect for everyone, including breathtaking hikes, picturesque lakes and rivers, as well as a newly revitalized downtown, and a dynamic cultural hub and arts scene. Looking to learn? The seven colleges and universities that call the “Seven Hills” area home make the Lynchburg region a magnet for talent. Ready to shop? Our region is home to vibrant boutiques, handmade goods, and designer quality products. Trying to

satisfy your taste buds? The Lynchburg region is renowned for our huge variety of eateries - you won’t go hungry here! Looking for a new place to call home? Our cost of living is one of the lowest in Virginia. For the Lynchburg region, opportunity is what makes it such a vibrant place. We welcome you to visit, connect with others, start your own business, and ultimately, call our region home. You’ll learn that success is simple here. Together, we are elevating a thriving business community and cultivating an amazing way of life through recreational getaways and adventure. This is how we grow, build connectivity, and embrace a bright future. Throughout Inside Lynchburg Region magazine, you’ll get a tantalizing glimpse of all the region’s landmarks,

hiking trails, businesses, dining scene, arts & entertainment, and most importantly, the incredible people that make the Lynchburg region a special place to call home. Whether you’re on a weekend vacation, starting your college education, joining one of our world-class industries or easing into retirement, we encourage you to make the most of your time in the region by exploring and adding your own chapter to our ever-expanding story. It’s an open invitation, waiting here for you. See you around the region,

Megan Lucas

CEO & Chief Economic Development Director Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance

LYNCHBURGREGION.ORG 7


COMMUNITY

R EGIONAL AWARDS & ACCOLADE S

Virginia is the

#1 STATE for Business (CNBC, 2021)

#1 CITY for Millennials TOP 10 (Reviews.org, 2019)

#51

BEST

Small Places for Business and Careers (Forbes.com, 2019)

#85 PLACE

in Education (Forbes.com, 2019)

#38

PLACE

in Cost of Doing Business

CITY

for Health & Happiness (Gallup, 2017)

(Forbes.com, 2019)

#37

BEST

Small City to Make a Living

(MoneyGeek.com, 2021)

#10

Happiest City to Retire in U.S. (Gallup, 2019)


C OST OF L I VI NG Composite Index

Grocery Items

Housing

88.1

83.8

78.6

Utilities Transportation Healthcare 101.7

85.3

Misc. Goods & Services

96.2

93.5

The Lynchburg region has one of the lowest costs of living in the commonwealth and the nation (COLI, Q1 2021).

TOP ADVENTURE

TOWN

(National Geographic, 2021) Town of Amherst

AMHERST COUNTY

501

29

Madison Heights Peaks of Otter

460

BEDFORD COUNTY Town of Bedford

LYNCHBURG

Forest

APPOMATTOX COUNTY 460

460

LYH Airport

Town of Appomattox

Rustburg

CAMPBELL COUNTY 29

Town of Altavista 501 Hurt

Town of Brookneal

LYNCHBURGREGION.ORG 9


COMMUNITY City of Lynchburg www.lynchburgva.gov

State Sales Tax State Rate ...................................................4 . 3 % Local Rate .....................................................1.0% Food ............................................................6.5% Lodging ........................................................6.5% Climate Average January temperature ........................ 35ºF Average July temperature ............................... 76ºF Record high ............................................... 106ºF Record low ................................................. -10ºF Average annual precipitation ........................... 40 Average annual snowfall ............................... 21” City of Lynchburg Population ...............................................82,168 Population MSA ...................................... 266,186 Median Age .................................................. 28.7 Area (in square miles) .................................... 50 Median Household Income ................... $46,409 Median Home Value ............................. $160,100 Total Household Units ............................. 32,533 Real Estate (per $100) .................................. $1.11 Personal Property Tax Rate ....................... $3.80 City Hall ..................................... (434) 856-2489 Public Schools ............................ (434) 515-5000 Main Library ............................... (434) 455-6300 Post Office ................................. (434) 528-8995 Emergency...................................................... 911 Police ......................................... (434) 455-6050 Sheriff ...........................................(434) 847-1301 Electricity................................... 1-800-956-4237 Public Works .............................. (434) 455-4450 Trash .......................................... (434) 856-2489 Water / Sewer ............................ (434) 455-3840 Voting ......................................... (434) 477-5999 Voting URL ........................ elections.virginia.gov Economic Development ............. (434) 455-4490 Licenses Business .................................... (434) 455-3900 Automobile / DMV ...................... (804) 497-7100 Pet ............................................. (434) 455-3850 Hunting / Fishing ....................... (434) 455-3850 Hospitals and Clinics Lynchburg General Hospital....... (434) 200-3000 Virginia Baptist Hospital ............ (434) 200-4000 Physicians Treatment Center ..... (434) 239-3949 Johnson Health Center .............. (434) 947-5967 Free Clinic of Central Virginia ... (434) 847-5866 Lynchburg Health Department ... (434) 477-5900 Local Clinic for Veterans ............. (434) 316-5000 Transportation Services Lynchburg Regional Airport ....... (434) 455-6090 Amtrak Train Station .................. (800) 872-7245 Greater Lynchburg Transit Company (Bus) ................(434) 455-5080 Greyhound Bus Lines ................. (434) 846-6614

10 INSIDE LYNCHBURG REGION 2022

City of Lynchburg Strategically located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains along the banks of the James River, Lynchburg is surrounded with natural beauty. Known as the City of Seven Hills, Lynchburg was originally built on College, Garland, Daniel’s, Federal, Diamond, White Rock, and Franklin Hills. Lynchburg currently has 10 recognized historic districts with 40 buildings individually listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Lynchburg was listed among MSN’s “18 American Towns Every Old House Lover Should See,” citing the city’s “many architectural marvels,” including Queen Anne, Greek Revival, Federal, Second Empire and Colonial Revival architecture from as far back as the 1790s. An ongoing preservation effort has kept historic structures safe, including: • • • • • • •

The Academy Center of the Arts Point of Honor Miller-Claytor House Quaker Meeting House Old Lynchburg Courthouse Museum Carter Glass House Anne Spencer House

Established in 1806, the Old City Cemetery is an extraordinary 27-acre public garden, “history park,” and wedding venue located in the heart of Lynchburg. In addition to being an active place of burial and remembrance, the cemetery is also one of the busiest and most popular attractions in the city, hosting more than 33,000 visitors annually. A Virginia Historic Landmark on the National Register of Historic Places, Old City Cemetery is also an arboretum of historic plants, including more than 200 antique rose specimens. Monument Terrace in Downtown Lynchburg is a lasting memorial to Lynchburg’s sons and daughters who have died in war. The monument was fashioned after the terrace steps common in France and Italy, with Lynchburg’s iconic “doughboy” standing at the foot of its 135 steps, leading upward to the Old Courthouse Museum. Monument Terrace is also the home of the longest continuous weekly meeting of U.S. veterans who meet at the bottom of the terrace steps every Friday. Due to its large number of houses of worship, Lynchburg has also been


called the City of Churches. In terms of worship style and faith tradition, there’s pretty much something to meet any organized religious preference. Thomas Road Baptist Church has the largest membership – approximately 24,000. All other Protestant denominations are also represented, as well as Roman Catholic, Green Orthodox, Temple Agudath Sholom, the Unitarian Universalist, and non-denominational churches. The oldest church building in the city was built in 1798 on land donated by the Lynch family. Today, it resides on the Quaker Memorial Presbyterian Church grounds, which are also the site of the remains of the city’s founder, John Lynch. While Lynchburg has a rich history it is also a city moving towards the future. Reviews.org ranked Lynchburg as the No. 1 spot for millennials to migrate to in 2019, citing its combination of outdoor and cultural recreation and low cost of living. But the scene is just as attractive to people of all ages; the city has also been rated a top destination to retire. With hundreds of new loft apartments popping up, created through the adaptive reuse of historic warehouses and mills, as well as new businesses, Lynchburg’s downtown population has increased substantially. Serving the cultural

heart of the city are new restaurants, coffee houses, and boutiques, making Lynchburg a trendy, desirable place to live and visit. The city is in the midst of a downtown revitalization project that has already produced Riverfront Park and a Riverwalk Trail that cuts through downtown, connecting Percival’s Island and the Blackwater Creek trail system. In December of 2021, the Main Street renewal project was also completed bringing two-way traffic, upgraded infrastructure, and brand-new walkways and patio space to Main Street. Lynchburg is also an educational hub with a tradition of outstanding public schools. One of the top school systems in the Commonwealth, Lynchburg has 19 public schools as well as 10 private schools. The city is also home to five colleges and universities, both public and private. Variety is the keystone of recreation and sports in the Lynchburg area. The city operates 12 parks, 24 playgrounds, eight community centers, an Olympic-size pool, 34 tennis courts, and 26 baseball diamonds. Among the public parks are: • • • •

Blackwater Trail Athletic Area Miller Park Peaks View Park Riverside Park

Other recreational opportunities include golfing at public and private courses, hiking in the Blue Ridge Mountains or on the Appalachian Trail, skiing and snowboarding at Liberty University’s Snowflex Centre, walking or running on the city’s numerous trails, or attending a minor-league baseball game. The City of Lynchburg truly has something for everyone!

Informational Services Citizens' First .............................. (434) 856-2489 Blue Ridge Poison Control Center ................ (800) 222-1222 Social Services of Lynchburg ..... (434) 455-5850 Directory of Associations ..... (434) 845-8016 or 211 Legal Aid Society ....................... (434) 846-1326 Virginia Legal Aide Society .......... 866-534-5243 Dept. Of Wildlife Resources ........... 866-721-6911 Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance ........................(434) 845-5966 Lynchburg Mayor & Visitor Services ........................ (434) 485-7290 Toll ............................................... (800) 732-5821 Additional Services Better Business Bureau .............. (800) 533-5501 Crime Stoppers .......................... (888) 798-5900 Sexual Assault Response Program YWCA of Central Virginia ............ (434) 847-7751 Daily Bread ................................. (434) 845-5703 Food Bank, Lynchburg Area ....... (434) 845-4099 Lynchburg Community Action Group ................................ (434) 455-1601 Mental Health America of Central VA ............................... (434) 847-9055 Salvation Army ........................... (434) 845-5939 State Police of Virginia ............... (804) 674-2000 United Way of Central Virginia ... (434) 846-8467

County of Amherst

www.countyofamherst.com Population ............................................... 31,307 Median Age ................................................... 49.1 Area (in square miles) .................................... 479 Median Household Income ..................... $49,170 Median Home Value ............................ $155, 600 Total Household Units .............................. 14,266 Real Estate (per $100) ................................. $0.61 Business Personal Property Tax Rate ........................ $3.45 per $100 Machinery and Tools .................. $2.00 per $100 Merchants Capital ....................... $3.95 per $100 Business License Contractors ......... $.13 per $100 of gross receipts Services ........................... $.31 per $100 of gross Automobile License Fee .......................... $25.00 Administrators Office ................. (434) 946-9400 Economic Development ............. (434) 946-5200 Public Schools ............................ (434) 946-9386 Main Library ............................... (434) 946-9488 Post Office ................................. 1-800-275-8777 Emergency Ambulance/ Fire/ Police ................................. 911 Non-emergency ......................... (434) 946-7874 Sheriff ........................................ (434) 946-9300 Electricity .................................. 1-800-956-4237 Water, and Sewer ....................... (434) 845-1605 Voting ......................................... (434) 946-9315 Social Services ........................... (434) 946-9330

LYNCHBURGREGION.ORG 11


COMMUNITY Licenses Pet .............................................. (434) 946-9318 Business ..................................... (434) 946-9310 Hunting and Fishing Regional Office ............................(804) 367-1000 Amherst DMV Select ................... (434) 946-5218 (Does not issue licenses, learners or identification cards)

Amherst County

Town of Amherst

With wide, green rolling meadows and nestled beneath the magnificent Blue Ridge Mountains, Amherst County is just minutes north of Lynchburg with a 45-minute drive up north to Charlottesville, three hours to Washington, D.C., or two hours east to reach Richmond, Virginia’s state capital.

Population ................................................... 2,187 Median Age ................................................... 49.1 Area (In square miles) .................................. 4.92 Median Household Income ................... $52,209 Median Home Value ............................. $173,874 Total Household Units .................................. 1116 Real Estate (per $100) ............................... $0.00 Business License Contractors ....... $.16 per $100 Professional Services ................... $.50 per $100 Retailers .......................... $.10 per $100 of gross Personal Property Tax Rate ....................... $0.00 Automobile License Fee ......................... $25.00 Administrator's Office ................ (434) 946-7885

Amherst hosts 50 miles of the Appalachian Trail, the Blue Ridge Parkway, George Washington National Forest, Mt. Pleasant National Scenic Area, the historic James River and James River Heritage Trail, and the Blue Ridge Trail. From boating, swimming, and fishing, to hunting, birding, camping, biking or shopping and antiquing, activities abound.

Businesses Total employer establishments, 2019 .......... 565 Total employment, 2019 ............................. 6,136

www.amherstva.gov

Emergency Ambulance/ Fire/Police .................................. 911 Police .......................................... (434) 946-7874 Building Permits ........................ (434) 946-9302 Economic Development ............. (434) 946-9314 Electricity ................................... (800) 956-4327 Sewer ......................................... (434) 946-5769 Trash .......................................... (434) 946-7885 Water .......................................... (434) 946-1267

Appomattox County

www.appomattoxcountyva.gov Population ................................................ 15,707 Median Age ................................................. 42.6 Area (in square miles) ................................ 334.2 Median Household Income .................. $58, 696 Median Home Value ............................ $158,800 Total Household Units ................................. 7,314 Real Estate (per $100) ............................... $0.63 Personal Property Tax Rate per $100 ........ $3.35 Vehicle License Tax ................................. $35.00 Machinery & Tools Tax ................ $3.35 per $100 Merchant's Capital Tax ............... $1.00 per $100 Commissioner of the Revenue ... (434) 352-7450 Economic Development ............. (434) 352-2637 Public Schools ............................ (434) 352-8251 J Robert Jamerson Memorial Library ........................ (434) 352-5340 Post Office ................................. (434) 352-7026 Emergency/ Police/ Fire ................................. 911 Sheriff ........................................ (434) 352-2666 Electricity .................................. 1-800-956-4237

12 INSIDE LYNCHBURG REGION 2022

History is alive in Amherst, including at Bear Mountain where an ongoing collection of artifacts is on display at the Monacan Ancestral Museum. A log cabin, circa 1870, that was also once a

tribal church has been deemed a National Historic Landmark as its restoration is underway. The Amherst County Museum and Historical Society also offers exhibits to showcase county culture reaching back to its earliest days. From apple picking in wide, picturesque orchards to farmers markets with fresh, locally grown produce, taste buds must certainly join any exploration of Amherst. Plenty of wineries and a booming craft beer scene await to offer tours and tastings. As summer heats up, the county comes alive with activity, including the Monacan Indian Nation Powwow, the James River Batteau Festival, and the Summer Solstice Festival. The fall brings festivals like Rebec Winery’s Wine and Garlic Festival, the Apple Harvest Festival, and the Clifford Sorghum Festival which carry on the age-old harvest tradition of celebrating the bounty following toil for the fruits of the earth.


Like the City of Lynchburg, Amherst County is also a center for learning. The county’s graduation rate exceeds the state average and all of its schools are accredited for mathematics. Amherst County is home to seven elementary schools, two middle schools, and one high school, as well as a historic, private women’s liberal arts and sciences college – Sweet Briar College. With 3,250 acres, Sweet Briar College is nationally recognized for its beauty and features 21 buildings on the Virginia Landmarks Register and the National Register of Historic Places. It’s also the fourth-largest liberal arts campus in the U.S.

Appomattox County With a storied history as the place where the nation reunited, tourism is a centerpiece of Appomattox County’s economy. Featuring a village of original and reconstructed buildings, as well as 1,800 acres of rolling hills surrounding the Battle of Appomattox Court House, the Appomattox Courthouse National Historical Park brings history to life. Established in 1935, the park contains the Wilmer McLean House where General Robert E. Lee made his formal surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia. A scenic, wooded trail winding 4.5 miles through the park is near the Sweeney Prizery, the oldest building on the grounds, and takes visitors across creeks as it runs along the Appomattox River. Virginia’s National Battlefield Parks was ranked No. 7 on the Best Things to Do and See in Virginia list by Tripsavvy.com The American Civil War Museum records the closing days of the war

Water/Sewer/Trash (Town) ......... (434) 352-8393 Voting ........................................ (434) 352-5302 Social Services ............................ (434) 352-7125 Licenses Dog .............................................(434) 352-5200 Automobile ................................. (804) 497-7100 Appomattox DMV Select ............ (434) 352-5547 (Does not issue licenses, learners or identification cards)

Town of Appomattox

www.townofappomattox.com

through 400 artifacts, photographs and documents. The museum’s “When Johnny Came Marching Home” exhibition uses the museum’s collection of objects, photographs, and documents to tell the story of Confederate veterans in the postwar South. The Carver Price Legacy Museum details Appomattox’s journey from Civil War to Civil Rights. The Museum of the Confederacy in the Town of Appomattox showcases Civil War artifacts, as well as photos, letters, and diaries from the era. Appomattox County Historical Museum and Library, the former Appomattox city jail, offers tours and displays of Civil War artifacts. Outside, a Memorial Park honors those Americans who died in conflicts from Civil War to Vietnam. Nearby is the Clover Hill Village Museum. Cozy accommodations in a bed and breakfast, or hotel or campground, set up visitors to enjoy golfing, hiking, biking or a day tasting wine or visiting a charming lavender farm. For a bit more of a rush, whitewater rafting, and canoeing excursions are popular adventures on the Appomattox River, a tributary of the James River. Holliday Lake State Park is teeming with largemouth bass, yellow perch, crappie, and bluegill ready to be caught and is

Population .................................................. 1,856 Median Age ................................................... 37.7 Area (in square miles) .................................. 2.30 Median Household Income ................... $30,987 Median Home Value ............................ $120,550 Total Household Units .................................. 825 Real Estate (per $100) ................................. $0.11 Personal Property Tax Rate per $100 ........ $0.55 Business License Tax .............. $0.10 per $100 of gross receipts Building Permit ........................... (434) 352-8183 Administrators Office ................. (434) 352-8268 Economic Development ............ (434) 352-8268 Emergency ..................................................... 911 Water/Other emergencies (evening) ............... (434) 352-2391 Trash .......................................... (434) 352-8393

Town of Pamplin

www.appomattoxcountyva.gov Population ....................................................... 73 Area (in square miles) .................................. 0.30 Age …………......……………………………………… 37.1 Total Household Units .................................... 29 Median Household Income ……………… $55,250 Administrative ............................ (434) 248-5084

Bedford County www.co.bedford.va.us

Population ................................................ 78,997 Median Age ................................................. 46.2 Area (in square miles) ................................. 760.1 Median Household Income .....................$69,125 Median Home Value ............................. $211,990 Total Household Units .............................. 37,048 Real Estate (per $100) ............................... $0.50 Personal Property Tax Rate per $100 ........ $2.35 Machinery and tools Tax Rate per $100 .... $1.20 Administration ............................ (540) 586-7601 Public Schools ............................ (540) 586-1045 Forest Library ............................ (540) 425-7002 Post Office ................................. (540) 586-5820 Emergency: Ambulance/ Fire/ Police ............. 911 Sheriff ......................................... (540) 586-7827 Electricity .................................. 1-800-956-4237 Trash .......................................... (540) 586-7656 Water/ Sewer ............................. (540) 586-7679

LYNCHBURGREGION.ORG 13


COMMUNITY Voting ......................................... (540) 586-7649 Economic Development ............ (540) 587-5670 Social Services ........................... (540) 586-7750 Licenses Automobile ................................. (804)-947-7100 Pet .............................................. (540) 586-7670 Hunting and Fishing Regional Office .......................... (434) 525-7522

Town of Bedford www.bedfordva.gov

Population ................................................. 6,562 Median Age ................................................. 34.5 Area (in square miles) .................................... 8.7 Median Household Income ................... $36,364 Median Home Value ............................ $144,800 Total Household Units ............................... 3,078 Real Estate (per $100) for the Town ........... $0.31 Personal Property Tax Rate ........................ $1.06 City Manager .............................. (540) 587-6001 Public Schools ............................ (540) 586-1045 Main Library ................................ (540) 586-8911 Post Office ................................. (540) 586-5820 Emergency: Ambulance/Fire/Police ...............911 Police .......................................... (540) 587-6011 Electricity .................................... (540) 587-6071 Trash ........................................... (540) 587-6081 Water, Sewer .............................. (540) 587-6081 Voting ......................................... (540) 586-7649 Economic Development ............ (540) 587-6006 Licenses Automobile ................................. (804)-947-7100 Pet .............................................. (540) 587-6057 Commissioner of Revenue ......... (540) 587-6051

Campbell County www.co.campbell.va.us

Population ............................................... 55,525 Median Age .................................................... 43 Area (in square miles) ............................... 503.2 Median Household Income ................... $49,664 Median Home Value ............................ $157,000 Total Household Units ............................. 25,872 Real Estate (per $100) ............................... $0.52 Personal Property Tax Rate ....................... $4.40 Machinery & Tools per $100 ...................... $0.80 County Administrative Offices ... (434) 332-9500 Economic Development ............ (434) 592-9525 Public Schools ............................ (434) 332-3458 Main Library ............................... (434) 332-9560 Post Office ................................... (434) 821-1309 Emergency: Ambulance/ Fire/Police .............. 911 Sheriff ........................................ (434) 332-9580 Electricity .................................. 1-800-956-4237 Trash .......................................... (434) 332-9528 Water,/Sewer ............................. (434) 239-8654 Voting ......................................... (434) 332-9579 Economic Development ............ (434) 332-9595 Social Services .......................... (434) 592-9585

14 INSIDE LYNCHBURG REGION 2022

also home to the Holiday Lake 4-H Educational Center. The park has several hiking trails, including a connector trail to the 10.2-mile Carter Taylor Multi-Use Trail for hikers, cyclists, and horseback riders. Campgrounds, picnic shelters, playgrounds, a “Critter Hole” play area, seasonal concession stand, gift shop, and boat ramp are all onhand. Canoes, kayaks, jon boats, standup paddleboards, and paddle boats are available to rent. Appomattox enjoys a relatively low cost of living, and public and private schools that provide innovative educational opportunities. Industry flourishes in the county with companies which offer the local, skilled workforce opportunities to shine in a high-production environment. The county includes four public schools and three private schools. Its teachers have been recognized for their excellence, a number of whom have made the region’s Teachers of the Year list.

Bedford County Visitors from all over the world visit Bedford County, making tourism a vital piece of its economy. The National D-Day Memorial draws 60,000 visitors a year to commemorate the valor, fidelity, and sacrifices of the Allied Armed Forces who landed in Normandy, France during World War II. The Blue Ridge Parkway is enjoying record visitation, particularly during the fall foliage season. The Beale Treasure, a legendary cache of gold, silver, and jewels, attracts treasure hunters. Numerous film crews have utilized Johnson’s Orchards as the setting for their Beale Treasure stories, including “Unsolved Mysteries,” the BBC, Fox, the Travel Channel, and for Korean

television. Johnson’s is a sixth-generation, family-owned and operated farm nestled at the foot of the Peaks of Otter. Home to the Peaks of Otter Winery, Johnson’s produces approximately 30 varieties of native fruit wines. Several other apple and peach orchards also dot the mountain landscape and provide opportunities for visitors to pick their own fruit or buy it prepacked. Many give tours and host special events throughout the year, like Johnson’s Horse and Hound Wine Festival. Known as “The Christmas Capital of Virginia,” Bedford hosts a spectacular light display each year at the English Meadows Elks Home. The 60-plus year tradition includes festive, colorful arrangements following the long entrance up around the circle of the home’s grand entrance. Liberty Lake Park is also known for its impressive light show, with gleaming displays positioned throughout the park. The Bedford County Fair attracts over 25,000 people every year. It features rides, food, live music, educational demonstrations, livestock exhibits, fireworks, an antique farm equipment show, and a car show. The Town of Bedford, founded in 1784, preserves its heritage through a number


of historical sites. Historic Avenel, an 1830’s manor house said to harbor a ghost, and the Bedford Historic Meeting House, a church building erected in 1838, are just two of the 218 contributing structures that have placed the Town of Bedford on the National Register of Historic Places.

FOREVER THRIVING

The Bedford Museum and Genealogical Library traces Bedford’s history from early Native American times up through the mid-20th century. The city’s historic cemetery, Longwood Cemetery, is the site of burials as far back as the Revolutionary War.

YMCA OF CENTRAL VIRGINIA

Poplar Forest, Thomas Jefferson’s Bedford County retreat home, stands as a testimonial to Jefferson’s creativity and architectural genius. Archaeological excavations are ongoing at Poplar Forest in an effort to restore the plantation home and grounds to their Jefferson era appearance and provide educational experiences about the realities of plantation life and slavery. The home is open for tours April through November. Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia’s largest man-made lake, provides fishing, boating, and all manner of water sports. The lake is surrounded by activity as well, from golf and horseback riding to hiking, shopping, and dining. Smith Mountain Lake State Park has a sandy beach for swimmers and sunbathers and provides easy access for visitors who wish to launch boats, camp, or picnic by the water. Liberty Lake Park serves as the recreation center for the Bedford area. The 60-acre park offers, baseball and softball fields, basketball, racquetball, tennis, and volleyball courts, rollerskating and walking loops, picnic

Community Health

DISCOVER YOUR PATH TO HEALTH & WELLNESS AT THE YMCA •Three Locations, Four Pools, Child Care •Group Fitness Classes for All Levels •Family Friendly Programs, Classes and Rates •Professional Staff to Walk Alongside You •REGYMEN Fitness •LiveSTRONG at the YMCA® •Yoga For Warriors • Nutrition Coaching • Personal Training, Online and In-Person • Physical Activity and Fitness for All Ages •EnhanceFitness® Arthritis Management •Welcoming, Inclusive, and Community Minded

Creating a Healthier Community For Everyone. The Y. YMCA OF CENTRAL VIRGINIA 1309 Church St. Lynchburg, VA 24503 434.616.4590 | www.ymcacva.org

Licenses Automobile ................................. (804)-947-7100 Pet .............................................. (434) 332-9590 Business ..................................... (434) 332-9584 Hunting and Fishing Regional Office ........................... 434) 525-7522

Town of Altavista www.altavistava.gov

Population ................................................. 3,442 Median Age .................................................. 42.1 Area (in square miles) ....................................... 5 Median Household Income ................... $33,594 Median Home Value ............................ $133,594 Total Household Units ................................ 1,484 Real Estate (per $100) ............................... $0.08 Personal Property Tax Rate ....................... $2.00 Machinery & Tools per $100 ...................... $0.50 Administrators Office ................. (434) 369-5001 Economic Development .... (434) 369-5001 x102 Emergency .................................................... 911 Police ......................................... (434) 369-7425 Water,/Sewer............................... (434) 369-6045 Trash ........................................... (434) 369-5001

Town of Brookneal

www.townofbrookneal.com Population ..................................................... 876 Median Age .................................................. 47.4 Area (in square miles) .................................... 3.5 Median Household Income ................... $40,000 Median Home Value .............................. $94,908 Total Household Units .................................. 564 Real Estate (per $100) ................................. $0.17 Personal Property Tax Rate ........................ $1.70 Machinery & Tools per $100 ....................... $1.70 Administrators Office .................. (434) 376-3124 Emergency...................................................... 911 Water/Sewer ............................... (434) 376-3124 Trash .......................................... (434) 455-6086

Village of Rustburg www.co.campbell.va.us

Population .................................................. 1, 419 Median Age .................................................. 38.9 Area (in square miles) .................................. 12.5 Median Household Income .................... $26,132 Median Home Value ............................. $121,000 Total Household Units .................................. 558 Real Estate (per $100) ............................. County Personal Property Tax Rate ......................County County Administrators Office .... (434) 332-9500 Emergency ..................................................... 911

Statistics sourced from census.gov and individual city/county sites.

LYNCHBURGREGION.ORG 15


COMMUNITY round of golf at Hat Creek, taste fine boutique wine at nearby San Soucy Vineyards, or participate in festival events such as Day on the Town. The Willie Hodges Booth Museum is located in the back of the Patrick Henry Memorial Library and features artifacts telling the area’s story.

facilities, and an award-winning handicap hiking trail. Mountain hiking, biking, picnicking, and photography are available all along the Blue Ridge Parkway. Historically an agriculture economy, Bedford County has grown to attract a wide range of industries, from nuclear energy to wireless communications and, yes, agriculture, which is still an important sector. The Town of Bedford is designated a Virginia Enterprise Zone while the county is one of Virginia’s official Technology Zones. Bedford also has a number of hotels and restaurants to provide visitor accommodations – whether they are looking for some quaint county charm or a more familiar experience. The Bedford County Public School system’s mission of “empowering learners for future success” means personalized learning is emphasized. Students participate in internships, work-based training, and community service projects. Bedford County has 13 elementary schools, three middle schools, and three high schools. Also, the Bedford Science and Technology Center provides workforce training to high school students. 16 INSIDE LYNCHBURG REGION 2022

Campbell County A scenic tapestry of wineries and farms, Campbell County lies 115 miles west of Richmond, the state capital, 200 miles southwest of Washington, D.C., and 200 miles west of Norfolk. Tree-lined streets, Victorian-era homes, and quaint shops of antique treasures, local finds, and natural remedies give the Town of Altavista in Campbell County a pleasant, laid-back atmosphere. Restaurants serve dishes ranging from Southern fare to exotic cuisine. The Trade Lot, held every first Saturday, is time to barter and trade and buy fresh food straight from the farm. The Altavista Train Station, a former Southern Railway Station, was renovated in 1987 to serve as a meeting room for business organizations, civic clubs, and individuals. The station also includes the office of the Altavista Area Chamber of Commerce. Founded on the banks of the historic Staunton River, the Town of Brookneal began as a ferry crossing, linking Campbell, Halifax, and Charlotte counties. Today, visitors can enjoy a

Uncle Billy’s Day Festival, founded to commemorate local livestock and farm trading, is celebrating its 73rd year in 2022. The two-day event in June features a craft show, food vendors, flea market, live music, car show, and children’s activities. On the final night, a spectacular fireworks display will close out the festival with a bang. While, the annual Heritage Festival, held in October, celebrates Campbell County’s history and culture. Campbell County Public Schools serve K-12 students with 13 schools and a technical education center. With an emphasis on workforce training, the Campbell County Technical Center offers vocational and technical education as well as GED courses. The Virginia Technical Institute (VTI) in Altavista provides hands-on training in the areas of electrical, plumbing, heating and air (HVAC), welding, carpentry, and industrial maintenance.


Brent Jenkins

Market Executive - Lynchburg Market

Nickolas Gillan

VP Commercial Lending - Lynchburg Market

For all of your Commercial Lending Needs. When you need capital for your business venture, Brent and Nickolas are the local experts you can rely on. Contact them today for personalized service tailored to your individual business’s needs. With over $850M in assets and a history of 65 years serving Southwest Virginia, Freedom First is excited to expand our services into Central Virginia to make an even greater lasting impact.

Brent Jenkins bjenkins@freedomfirst.com 540-339-3479 freedomfirst.com/brent-jenkins

Nickolas Gillan ngillan@freedomfirst.com 540-339-3476 freedomfirst.com/nickolas-gillan

Lynchburg Commercial Loan Office | 105 Hexham Drive, Lynchburg, VA 24502

Federally insured by NCUA.


A R T S & C U LT U R E

TURE N E V D A L L CALLING A

RS:

g r u b h c n The Ly ! l l A t i s a H n o i Reg


By James Black

As the sun sets behind the Blue Ridge Mountains, you might see families playing disc golf on the hillside course at Peaks View Park, adventurers braving the year-round “Snowflex” ski slopes atop Candler’s Mountain, biking enthusiasts crossing the pedestrian bridge on their way back to downtown after a scenic trip to Percival’s Island, or families gathering to watch live entertainment inside one of downtown Lynchburg’s cultural centers like the Academy Center of the Arts. These experiences are just a sample of the opportunities adventure seekers and entertainment lovers can experience across the Lynchburg region. Spanning five localities, the Lynchburg region features a set of popular outdoor destinations, including the iconic Appalachian Trail, Smith Mountain Lake, the Peaks of Otter, Liberty Mountain hiking and biking trails, as well as dozens of parks maintained by counties in the region and the City LYNCHBURGREGION.ORG 19


A R T S & C U LT U R E of Lynchburg’s Parks and Recreation department. The City of Lynchburg also features its own set of romantic getaways or opportunities for locals interested in having a unique night on the town. Classic downtown eateries such as Waterstone Pizza, the rooftop Skyline at the Virginian Hotel, or more casual options such as the Water Dog right next door to Riverfront Park represent only a small sampling of the Lynchburg dining scene. Other dining offerings throughout the region include Milano’s Italian Enoteca, Isabella’s, Iron & Ale, Mellow Mushroom, and so many more. The region’s centers of higher education are just minutes away from scenic getaways that can be enjoyed all season long. The University of Lynchburg is located minutes away from the city’s winding system of trails that run through the Blackwater Creek Natural Area, and Randolph College is within walking distance of Riverside Park, featuring 49 acres of picturesque parkland and walking trails giving visitors a scenic view of the James River valley. Located above Liberty University on Candler’s Mountain, the Liberty Mountain Snowflex Centre and hiking trail system offer outdoor escapes with incredible views of the region and across to the distant Peaks of Otter that can be enjoyed by visitors of all ages. The Lynchburg region is also home to nationally recognized destinations that are a boon for regional tourism, attracting adventurer lovers from across the nation and the world. Bedford County’s Peaks of Otter, featuring sections of the iconic Appalachian 20 INSIDE LYNCHBURG REGION 2022

Trail offers recreation enthusiasts the chance to experience exhilarating hikes and panoramic views from the summit of Sharp Top, Round Top, and Harkening Hill mountains. Additionally, the Bedford Wine Trail features access to six vintage wineries across the county, and three farmers markets located in Forest, Bedford, and Smith Mountain Lake provide fresh locally grown fruits, vegetables, meats, and handmade goods directly from farmers and producers across the region. Bedford County is also home to Smith Mountain Lake State Park, a picturesque park that is a paradise for water enthusiasts, offering tourists and visitors boat rentals and ramps, a swimming beach, picnic grounds, fishing, camping, and miles of hiking trails. Bedford County’s


Amplified Digital Agency is a different kind of digital advertising agency. Formed out of a passion for helping companies develop a strong digital presence, over the years we’ve evolved to provide strategic digital marketing, media planning, consulting and analytics. Our goal is to help your company successfully navigate through an ever-changing digital landscape. Our mission is to never stop learning. We discover our client’s goals and market and industry trends, and strive to be masters in our field, creating data-driven digital marketing and advertising solutions. As a Premier Google Partner, we are held to the highest quality standards when it comes to our website development, pay per click, audience targeting, content development, and digital marketing tactics. Our team is excited to work with you to define your goals, and create, plan and execute a strategy to Amplify Your Brand.

DRIVEN BY DATA. FUELED BY PASSION. Contact us today for your FREE Digital Analysis 434-385-5570 LYNCHBURGREGION.ORG 21


Smith Mountain Lake corridor is also conveniently located minutes away from dozens of marinas, shopping, and restaurants that are a perfect destination getaway for both tourists and locals to enjoy!

Washington National Forest, a vast woodland preserve covering over a million acres in total, and featuring numerous spots for fishing, hiking, and camping, is an absolute haven for outdoor enthusiasts.

Located just minutes to the north of downtown Lynchburg is historic Amherst County, which is also known across the Commonwealth and the nation for its spectacular mountain trails and views. Adventure lovers will not want to miss The Old Hotel Trail, which offers spectacular views of Virginia’s Blue Ridge and the Lynchburg Region, The James River Heritage Trail, which follows the banks of the Piney and Tye Rivers along one of the longest running short-line railways in America, or the George

Convenient entertainment centers also provide cultural enrichment across the Lynchburg region. The Academy Center of the Arts, the region’s center for the arts, culture, and community building is set to engage thousands of individuals across the community through programming featuring stage events, art education, facilities rentals, outreach, gallery exhibits, and a brandnew lineup of performing artists for their new year schedule. Located just to the south of Lynchburg, Campbell County also features a spacious array of parks

22 INSIDE LYNCHBURG REGION 2022


and outdoor recreation opportunities, as well as a unique set of dining options in Altavista, a scenic destination spot located in the central part of Campbell County. Just a few blocks away from the Academy’s historic Main Street theater is Riverviews Artspace. Located on the corner of 9th and Jefferson Street, Riverviews offers national and contemporary art exhibits, the screening of underrated independent films, intimate concerts, and urban events, as well as workshops offering business classes for artists, film courses for beginners, and design courses as well. Ultimately, outdoor recreation, dining, and adventure make the Lynchburg region a fantastic place to live, work, and play. Many outdoor activities, such as disc golf and hiking, can be enjoyed safely as the region continues to navigate through the coronavirus pandemic. The adventure offered by these scenic destinations is enticing new business to make their home in the region, and enhancing and elevating the quality of life. Together, these factors truly make the Lynchburg region a place for people to come together and make the most of their lives, regardless of their background, because it’s a place with adventure for all. LYNCHBURGREGION.ORG 23


A R T S & C U LT U R E

: r e t t a B , r e t t a B y He Welcome Back!

Sports Return to the Region

By James Black

Earlier this spring, baseball fans across the Lynchburg region got to return to the newly renovated Bank of the

James Stadium to watch the Lynchburg

Hillcats in action for the first time in

increased cleaning during games, deep

done, the Hillcats are also employing

no-contact orders, allowing fans to pick

players safe as well. Access to the field

sanitation surrounding game times, and

up food and drinks without waiting in line, made possible with the introduction of a new mobile app.

610 days after the entire 2020 season

“It’s been a crazy year,” shared Hillcats’

pandemic. The return of the sport was

baseball’s

was delayed due to the coronavirus made possible due to implementing a number of safety measures, including 24 INSIDE LYNCHBURG REGION 2022

manager Chris Jones, “We’re just glad back.”

Applying

similar

precautions as other athletic teams around the Lynchburg region have

a bubble around the team to keep

is prohibited by MLB guidelines, only approved personnel is allowed in the

team clubhouse, and there are also extra

buffers around dugouts and the field to ensure a safe distance between players and fans.

Additionally, the Lynchburg Hillcats have not been the region’s only sports


team to reenergize fans. Other sporting events have made a big impact in the Lynchburg region. Hosted by nonprofit Virginia Amateur Sports, the Virginia Commonwealth Games at Liberty University hosts over 15 sports each July, including basketball, track and field, softball, baseball, and many more. The Virginia Commonwealth Games continue to provide opportunities for thousands of Virginians including many residents of the Lynchburg region to develop and foster new relationships, establish new goals and personal bests, while at the same time learning teamwork, sportsmanship, as well as individual team responsibilities. The games are also a powerful driver of

economic development in the region, bolstering tourism by bringing thousands of visitors to the area each summer to visit and cheer on athletes competing in the Virginia Commonwealth Games. “The commonwealth games bring thousands of athletes to the city, and we are thrilled as both the number of participants and the impact that they have in Lynchburg continues to grow,” said Mary Jane Dolan, Mayor of the City of Lynchburg. Liberty University President Jerry Prevo also added, “We’re proud to host athletes from around the state at the 2021 Virginia Commonwealth Games at Liberty University, where they can showcase their God-given talents in our stateof-the-art facilities that allow them to perform at their best.” As a top-rated destination for millennials, the Lynchburg region’s prestigious colleges and universities are huge drivers of economic development, in part because they offer intercollegiate athletic events which draw friends and family of student-athletes across the country to visit the region. The Liberty Flames NCAA D1 athletic teams have achieved a stellar record of success, going undefeated in football games, winning three back to back Atlantic Sun Conference Championships in Men’s LYNCHBURGREGION.ORG 25


A R T S & C U LT U R E basketball including multiple “March Madness” tournament experiences, and in the Fall of 2021, Liberty’s Women’s field hockey team made it to the national championship game before narrowly losing to Northwestern. The University of Lynchburg Hornets, Randolph Wildcats, Virginia University of Lynchburg Dragons, and Sweet Briar College Vixens athletic teams also represent the region proudly and have achieved incredible intercollegiate athletic accomplishments in their own right.

Your Sign of Quality for 50 Years

COMMERCIAL | INDUSTRIAL | COLEMAN-ADAMS.COM | 434-525-4700 Class A Contr. Lic. #541

Coleman-Adams Construction, Inc. was founded in 1971 by A. C. “Buzzy” Coleman, Jr. and Vincen L. Adams, and is celebrating 50 years of service in 2021. Located in Forest, Virginia, ColemanAdams is a general contractor featuring Design-Build services and Butler pre­ engineered building systems for commercial and industrial construction. Our Mission Statement is “to build 26 INSIDE LYNCHBURG REGION 2022

a high quality construction project, competitively, with skill and integrity that will satisfy both the customer and ourselves”. Our deep commitment to our Mission Statement has made us one of Central Virginia’s leading construction companies. We want to be your contractor - contact us today and let us show you the “Coleman-Adams Difference”!


Across the region, numerous high school athletic teams also proved that their success wasn’t a fluke. The Rustburg High School Red Devils Women’s Volleyball Team scored a 2021 VHSL Class 3 title over Tabb to earn their second title of the 20202021 season. In football, Heritage High School outlasted E.C. Glass High School to win the Jug Bowl, 49-42 last September. Additionally, last June, the Amherst Lady Lancers Softball team won the state Class 4 softball title, 2-1 over Hanover University. As with intercollegiate athletic competition, high school athletic events are powerful drivers of tourism, and by extension, economic development across the Lynchburg region as families and friends of student-athletes come to attend. More locations in the region offer unique competitive opportunities for

sports lovers. Bedford County’s cutting edge New London Technology Park, which smartly combines both economic development as a home for tech industry leaders, and recreation by featuring trails on its 500 acres of property, is also home to a state of the art disc golf course designed by three-time disc golf champion, Paul McBeth. Our area also features boating ramps and piers for fishing at Smith Mountain Lake State Park, a scenic state-run recreation area and on the other side of the region deep in Appomattox County, the scenic Holiday Lake 4-H Educational Center offers year-round skeet shooting that outdoor enthusiasts are sure to enjoy. From baseball to disc golf, and trails to watersports, the Lynchburg region is back in action and ready for you to join the team.

LYNCHBURGREGION.ORG 27


A R T S & C U LT U R E

Cheers!

. s e g ra e v e B d e ft ra C y ll a c o L To By Anna Jamerson

The Lynchburg region may

be known for its rolling

hills, rich history, and

vibrant community, but it

is also becoming a haven

for handcrafted beverages

of all kinds. It turns out that

craft beer, specialty wine,

and expertly brewed coffee

taste even better in the Blue

Ridge. Whether you’re looking

for a quality experience in your

morning or your evening buzz,

the Lynchburg region has you covered.

If someone were to ask you what

goes best with a cold glass of local

craft beer, you might mention a

variety of bar snacks. But for

Miles Sadler, manager of Three

Roads Brewing Company in Lynchburg, beer goes best with

community building. With a wide

selection of creative beers, board

games, events like live music, bingo,

and trivia nights, and a dog-friendly

atmosphere, Three Roads Brewing

Company feels like your friendly

28 INSIDE LYNCHBURG REGION 2022

neighborhood brewery, regardless of whether or not it’s your first time. Sadler states that the owners of Three Roads Brewing Company have a mission “to create a space that is welcoming, inclusive, and conducive to a communal atmosphere. The phrase, ’We Brew Community,’ has been the inspiration behind the charitable and entertainment events that we’ve hosted,” Sadler says. Three Roads Brewing Company certainly delivers on its mission — according to its website, the brewery “[supports and partners] with people and organizations of all stripes devoted to bringing people together and giving back.” A few of these organizations include the Special Olympics of Virginia, Southside SPCA, Virginia Children’s Book Festival, Virginia State Police, and more. Three Roads Brewing Company started in Farmville in 2017. The strong following of the Farmville


locations in Charlottesville, Crozet, Roanoke, Richmond, and Tysons Corner, opened its Lynchburg location in 2020.

location not only helped local business — the popularity and success also allowed Three Roads Brewing Company to open a location in Lynchburg. Sadler says, “We were enthusiastic to see the growth already taking place in Lynchburg and pondered how we could make the jump and open a second location.”

the brewhouse tanks and the showroom with its large windows and ample space converted beautifully into our well-lit and spacious taproom. The history of the building and its close alignment to our transportation motif were attractive.” He continues, “Reusing this space provided another reason for folks to visit, enjoy, and spend money downtown.”

Instead of building their own location, however, Three Roads Brewing Company decided to fully invest in the community by moving into the old Babcock’s Auto Service facility on Court Street. “Of the locations we scouted, we were incredibly lucky to find the Babcock Auto Service building. We teamed up with local firms Atelier 11 Architecture and English Construction to breathe new life into the space,” says Sadler. As it turns out, this decision was mutually beneficial, as the assets that made that location good for working on cars are equally helpful for brewing beers. Sadler continues: “We saw great potential in how the mechanics shop translated into the perfect production facility and taproom. The high ceilings once used for large lifts to hoist vehicles into the air were perfect for

“We are excited to be a part of the craft beer scene in downtown Lynchburg as the largest production facility operating a 20-barrell system! We are planting our roots in the local craft beer scene and creating an additional layer to an already booming and prominent downtown district,” says Sadler.

The award-winning Starr Hill Brewery was founded in 1999 by James Madison University alum Mark Thompson. Thompson is passionate about the magic that happens when quality beer is paired with live music, so after studying craft beer out west, he created a haven for beer and music lovers alike back in the Blue Ridge. Starr Hill hosts live music and other events at all its locations, and even has a history for taking the show on the road, so to speak — Starr Hill was serving beer at the very first Bonnaroo and FloydFest. Try one of Starr Hill Brewery’s beers, like their Northern Lights IPA, Roxanne Raspberry American Sour, or seasonal favorites like the Snow Blind Doppelbock Lager at 1300 Main Street. Don’t forget to check out their new outdoor heated parklet! Learn more

Grab a cold beer on tap at Three Roads Brewing at the downtown Lynchburg location at 1300 Court Street. To learn more about Three Roads Brewing Company and to see where you can find their beer near you or their schedule of events, visit 3roadsbrewing.com. Three Roads Brewing Company isn’t the only place making downtown Lynchburg a destination for craft beer lovers. Starr Hill Brewery, the state’s second oldest craft brewery with LYNCHBURGREGION.ORG 29


A R T S & C U LT U R E

about their other locations and event schedule at StarrHill.com.

are available for purchase online at AnkidaRidge.com.

High quality craft beer flows freely in the central Virginia region, and so does locally cultivated wine. Ankida Ridge Farm & Vineyards is a unique and beautiful family-run vineyard situated in a mountain estate in Amherst County.

If you’re looking for a delicious drink and it’s too early to be 5 o’clock somewhere, you’re still in luck. The Lynchburg region is home to some toptier cafes that serve up some beautifully curated ambience alongside their coffee. Whether you need to meet up with an old friend, get some work done, or just want a delicious cup of coffee, The White Hart Cafe and La Vida Coffee + Market are the places to go.

The Vrooman family started Ankida Ridge on a mountainside — the geography and climate of which enables them to cultivate grape types that aren’t able to thrive in more typical vineyard settings in the area. They also put great effort into keeping their wines clean and natural, and their practices sustainable and environmentally friendly. According to their Facebook page, they “...use…sheep to graze the vineyard floor,” avoiding harsh chemicals and encouraging natural flora and fauna to thrive alongside their grapes. Visit Ankida Ridge (with your AWD or 4WD vehicle only due to the terrain) at 1304 Franklin Creek Road in Amherst. If you can’t visit, their wines 30 INSIDE LYNCHBURG REGION 2022

The White Hart Cafe is nothing short of a Lynchburg institution. The White Hart Cafe, or as it is affectionately nicknamed, “Lynchburg’s Living Room,” has served for over a decade as the go-to spot for local students, foodies, and anyone in need of a treat. They specialize in serving locally sourced food, fair trade coffee, and an inclusive, laidback, and unpretentiously erudite atmosphere. Bring a good book or a good friend to 1208 Main Street and visit TheWhiteHartCafe.com to learn more, buy coffee online, or even sign up for a coffee subscription service.


La Vida Coffee + Market is newer to the Lynchburg coffee scene, having opened in 2021, but is quickly becoming a local mainstay with its original concept and beautiful space. La Vida Coffee + Market brings a unique element, and not just with the warm and breezy southwestern flair in its decor. As they state on their website, it isn’t about the coffee — their menu is small, but expertly executed — it’s about the community. The majority of the space is filled with long, familystyle tables, ideal for communal work and gathering. They also regularly host local vendors, bringing the community concept in on a larger scale. Stop by at

2704 Langhorne Road and check out LaVidaCoffeeMarket.com for more information. Three Roads Brewing Company, Starr Hill Brewery, Ankida Ridge Farm & Vineyards, The White Hart Cafe, and La Vida Coffee + Market are the places to go for a good drink, and they aren’t the only ones. Make sure you check out all our region has to offer next time you’re in town. And whether it’s filled with locally crafted beer, mountain-born Virginia wine, or freshly brewed coffee, you can raise your glass to Lynchburg’s handcrafted beverage selections — and don’t forget to get a refill. bit.ly/3EzmzmW

See how we're REDEFINING REDEFINING EXPECTATIONS EXPECTATIONS

YOUR PATH TO SUCCESS STARTS WITH US. Accounting, Assurance, Tax, and Management Advisory Services

www.BEcpas.com BLUEFIELD - BRISTOL - CHARLESTON - HARRISONBURG KINGSPORT - LYNCHBURG - NEW RIVER VALLEY - NEWPORT NEWS PETERSBURG - RICHMOND - ROANOKE - WYTHEVILLE

LYNCHBURGREGION.ORG 31


E D U CAT I O N

Lynchburg Region: Education to the

e e r g e D t s e High By Anna Jamerson

Virginia is no stranger to academic excellence. Some of the nation’s greatest thinkers, like Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry, and eight different U.S. presidents called the Commonwealth home. At the veritable nucleus of this educational powerhouse, however, is the Lynchburg area, which has more colleges per capita than anywhere else in the state. Learn more about the institutions that make the Lynchburg area a center for scholarly success. The University of Lynchburg, formerly known as Lynchburg College, is a private university established in 1903. This school is known for its strong academic programs, especially its nursing program, and its iconic and parklike central campus, The Dell. It also has The Hornets, their championship-winning athletics teams.


Lynchburg Region Sports Accolades Liberty University Flames

• Three-time defending Atlantic Sun Men’s basketball champs, made “March Madness” appearance in 2021. • NCAA Division-I football team has gone 3-0 in FBS bowl games.

Liberty University was founded by Dr. Jerry Falwell in 1971 and is not only Lynchburg’s largest university, but also one of the world’s largest Christian universities, with more than 15,000 residential students and over 100,000 students online. Liberty has worldclass facilities and a wide selection of programs. Virginia University of Lynchburg is a private historically black university founded in 1886, making it the area’s oldest institution of higher learning. It started as a seminary and retains that history by offering a great deal of religious study programs to this day. Anne Spencer, esteemed poet of the Harlem Renaissance, is an alumna of the Virginia University of Lynchburg. Sweet Briar College is a historic private women’s college located just outside

Amherst in Sweet Briar, Va. This school is noted for its beautiful campus and impressive academics, as well as notable alumni, such as NASA electrical engineer, Kitty O’Brien Joyner, and founder of TaskRabbit, Leah Busque. Randolph College is a private liberal arts and sciences college located in the Rivermont Historic District of Lynchburg. With alumni like Nobel and Pulitzer prize-winning author Pearl S. Buck and the extensive and expertly curated Maier Museum of Art, Randolph College serves as a cultural center for the area. Central Virginia Community College (CVCC) is a two-year state community college that offers a large variety of academic and trade programs. CVCC’s main campus is in Lynchburg, but also serves students at satellite locations in Campbell County, Bedford, Amherst, and Appomattox. No matter your learning goals, you can find what you need in the Lynchburg area. The region is home to many colleges and universities, but also offers a host of institutions for continuing education. These include: Old Dominion Job Corps — Trade school in Monroe, Va. that offers a wide

• Field Hockey had a stellar “Cinderella” run in their 2021 season, advancing to the National Tournament in Ann Arbor in Michigan, narrowly losing to Northwestern, 2-0. University of Lynchburg Hornets • Hornet’s baseball, men’s cross country, men’s lacrosse, men’s soccer, women’s swimming, and women's outdoor track & field won Old Dominion Athletic Conference championships in 2021. • The Hornet’s made 7 NCAA Division III national tournament appearances in 2021. Randolph College Wildcats • 9 Wildcat student-athletes achieved 2021 awards: five departmental and four major degree program awards. • The Wildcats have won several Old Dominion Athletic Conference Titles, and also proudly feature “All-American” athletes & scholarathletes. Sweet Briar College Vixens • Two Sweet Briar Field Hockey student-athletes were named to VASID All-State College Field Hockey 2nd Team in 2021. • Members of Sweet Briar’s tennis team achieved 2021 national rankings. • Won the first-ever National Collegiate Equestrian Association Single Discipline National Championship in April of 2021. LYNCHBURGREGION.ORG 33


E D U CAT I O N

Lynchburg Region High Schools • Rustburg High women’s volleyball won VHSL Class 3 title over Tabb High in November of 2020. • Timberlake Christian School achieved first VISAA volleyball state title in November of 2021. • Appomattox Raiders won a Class 2 state softball title vs RandolphHenry Statesmen in June of 2021. • Amherst High School won their firstever Class 4 state championship for softball in extras at Hanover. • Jefferson Forest High School boys’ soccer advanced to Class 4 State Finals in shootout win over James Wood.

34 INSIDE LYNCHBURG REGION 2022

variety of career training programs to young adults. Beacon of Hope — Non-profit organization that provides assistance and opportunities for area high school graduates who want to attend college. Goodwill Industries of the Valleys — Non-profit organization that offers career training and employment for adults in need. Lynchburg Community Action Group — Non-profit organization that provides educational programs for children, housing counseling, and career training for area families. Virginia Career Works Central Region — Program that helps area

professionals plan their next career moves through education and career training and connects local job seekers with employers through a network of professional partners. Whether you are a student considering a secondary education, an educator looking for a school to call home, or an individual seeking to learn a trade or gain knowledge, you can find what you’re looking for in the Lynchburg area. These schools and organizations add vibrancy, diversity, and beauty to the already unique Lynchburg region. Take a tour or sign up for some courses and continue to invest in this region’s educational resources.


Campbell County Public Schools Empowering Students Today For Endless Opportunities Tomorrow Early College Programs Career and Technical Dual Enrollment Opportunities Edgenuity and Virtual Virginia XLR8: Lynchburg Regional Governor's STEM Academy www.campbell.k12.va.us Campbell County Public Schools P.O. Box 99 Rustburg, VA 24588 (434) 332-3458

Get an excellent education close to home

We believe there is nothing you cannot do and that includes getting an exceptional education right in your own backyard. Sweet Briar’s caring faculty and strong academic programs—including engineering, environmental science, business and more—mean you can get a great education within easy reach of home. Plus, with our women’s leadership core curriculum, you’ll learn to be a practical and collaborative leader, no matter what your professional goals may be.

sbc.edu/you LYNCHBURGREGION.ORG 35


E D U CAT I O N

With Children’s YouTube Channel tor-bee, Every Day in Lynchburg Can Be a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood By Anna Jamerson

Emanating from your child’s screen is something unique, and yet familiar — you’re transported to a land in which playing pretend is the national pastime, and important lessons about safety, nature, and respect are accompanied by original music and sing-alongs; a place where you’re hosted by a colorful, whimsical, kind, and cheerful friend who reminds

36 INSIDE LYNCHBURG REGION 2022

you that no matter what, today is, in fact, a beautiful day in the neighborhood. And then you realize that you’re on YouTube, and this host is, quite literally, your neighbor. Chicago-native but now-Lynchburg-local Tori Garris has combined her skills as a professional actress with her desire to create a positive online community for children. She is the creator and host of tor-bee, an educational YouTube channel for kids of all ages. “The goal with torbee,” Garris says, “is to be an engaging, entertaining, and educational show. [t] or-bee teaches things like how to handle big feelings, safety principles, using [your] imagination, what respect means and looks like, as well as all sorts of other fun

school subjects like music, science, and history!” Even though these lessons are vital and quite serious, Garris’ method of teaching is far from starchy or pedantic. Through tor-bee, she captures childrens’ attention alongside their imagination. “Everything is taught in an adorable and relatable way, so kids can be learning important safety principles without even realizing they’re learning important foundational education,” she says. While Mr. Rogers had the Land of Make Believe, Garris believes Lynchburg serves as the perfect backdrop for her educational childrens’ videos. “I thought my husband and I picked Lynchburg, but in the first week of moving here, it was clear that God picked Lynchburg for us,” Garris states. “This is the


best big town/small city feel with a tight-knit community, history, tons of schools, churches, and up-and-coming restaurants. Already, the connections I’ve made through the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance ... have been shocking. I continually come across people who just want to help the show succeed so more kids can have a positive role model that parents are confident in.” A positive role model is exactly what kids need in the age of the internet. It’s no secret that the internet has quickly become a permanent fixture in the average American household in the last few decades. In fact, according to the Pew Research Center, 93% of adults in America use the internet. With such widespread usage, it stands to reason that the internet has become a big part of childrens’ lives as well. The world wide web has become a vital resource for childrens’ day-to-day activities, especially as the COVID-19 pandemic meant cancelled in-person playdates and online school. Working and playing remotely has allowed kids to stay connected, but the lack of community can lead to them feeling the opposite, and the serious risks of the internet can lead to parents not knowing where to turn. As a mother, Garris understands implicitly that the internet can be a scary place for kids, especially as they are encouraged to be more and more connected through social media, for their education, and for entertainment. “There are certainly good things that can come from being so connected,” she states. “Unfortunately, in my opinion, I think the bad outweighs the good. The accessibility of our kids to anyone who has an internet connection is too easy.” The double-edged sword of the internet’s ubiquity is that while there are dangers,

there is also a wealth of information. Garris continues, “Naturally, we as human beings are curious. We have questions and we want answers. With the world at our kids’ fingertips, they can go looking for answers to any questions they have. And unfortunately, that allows for so many scary possibilities for our kids to be taken advantage of, for them to stumble upon material that is severely unsuitable for them, let alone the ability for them to be groomed or exploited.” In order to keep kids safe, it’s important to Garris that they have a trusted, safe resource to satisfy that curiosity that’s kind and free of misinformation. “Honestly,” she says, “the danger of the internet is another driving force behind why I started tor-bee. I wanted to provide some genuine light in the sea of darkness that is the internet.”

. just kids in general. I started the show thinking I wanted to reach a younger group, but realized that wasn’t necessary. In the future, we plan to have almost a tor-bee ‘Marvel Universe’ feel, where there will be a bunch of characters that are all for different targeted age groups up through high school.” She continues, “Ultimately, we might find ourselves in the education space and the classroom, on tour with tor-bee live shows, maybe on PBS, and reaching more kids through the show on whatever platforms we can find ourselves on!” Support Tori Garris’ mission of creating a beautiful neighborhood for kids’ content starting right here in the Lynchburg region! Visit Youtube.com/ torbee to watch and subscribe.

When asked whether or not she has plans for future growth, Garris responded with an enthusiastic “Definitely!” She mentions that she “reconnected with musical friends [of hers] from middle and high school that are now characters in the show, and [they] plan on writing [their] own music starting in the summer.” She also plans to create content for more age groups. Garris says, “Our target age group is . . LYNCHBURGREGION.ORG 37


E D U CAT I O N

H E L P I N G C R E AT E C R E ATO R S

By Anna Jamerson

We’ve all said it: I’ve got a milliondollar idea! The fate of bringing those ideas to fruition is typically at the mercy of our motivation and, often, a lack of knowledge. For local aspiring engineers, however, a lack of knowledge is no longer an excuse. Vector Space, a dedicated makerspace in downtown Lynchburg, has made it its mission to help area creators learn the skills they need in order to bring their ideas to life. Vector Space is housed in a 12,000 square-foot warehouse with the space and tools any creator might need for their project, including a 3-D printer, spaces for wood and metal work, a computer lab, and more. Not only do they provide the physical resources necessary for completing projects — they also provide classes and encourage collaboration, which helps create a community of like38 INSIDE LYNCHBURG REGION 2022

minded creators to give support every

step of the way. “[Vector Space is] a strong group of members that support and learn from each other, sharing their

knowledge freely — with the addition

of award-winning, intentional education programs for teens and adults,” according to the company’s website.

“A strong makerspace has been proven to

be such an integral part of keeping people

engaged in the community and keeping people learning and growing,” says Elise Spontarelli, who started Vector Space

with her husband, Adam Spontarelli, in 2016. “We’re really glad to be a part of that. It’s just a vital part of the community — a creative outlet and career framing. People can socialize or learn to make things to support themselves.”

Adam and Elise Spontarelli were made

to be makers. With Adam’s background

in engineering, Elise’s background in graphic design, and a mutual passion for innovation, they knew that they, as well as the Lynchburg community, would benefit from a makerspace. “We saw a need for this in the Lynchburg space. We’re both makers — creative, hands on people. We had seen the makerspace model in different cities, and so we fulfilled a need,” says Elise.


Makerspaces fulfill an important need, indeed. The Spontarellis believe that creating is vital to a well-rounded education. “We know that teaching without doing is an incomplete lesson — like cooking without tasting. We have seen the smiles of joy, heard the yelps of excitement, watched the flush of pride, and received the appreciative feedback that is the result of making something successfully.” They continue, “We are equally familiar with . . . the crushing feeling of disappointment when things break . . . [b]oth of these feelings — elation and dejection — are part of why making is so vitally important.” Students learn just as much, if not more, from their failures as from their successes, and encouraging students to create in a community that provides feedback and support helps them to frame those experiences as educational building blocks.

“Great thinkers and innovators need relevant hands-on experience to solidify their academic learning, and at Vector Space, we make it our goal to merge these worlds,” says Adam Spontarelli. Vector Space helps area students get exactly that. Through Vector Space, students have learned skills in computer programming, laser cutting, 3D printing, welding, and more, to create things like wearable technology, combat robots, and even a space balloon that ended up reaching an altitude of 116,000 feet. Part of what has made these projects so successful is that they are cultivated outside of a traditional educational environment and are always bolstered by the students’ passion. Vector Space’s educational philosophy states: “Projects at Vector Space are never boring. Students are given autonomy throughout the project to try new tools and skills based on their interests, and have the

LYNCHBURGREGION.ORG 39


Proud to live and work in the greater Lynchburg region We work hand-in-hand with nuclear power plants around the world to generate award-winning solutions for reaching the highest levels of performance and safety. Our story also includes commitment to the growth and prosperity of the communities where our employees live and work. We are proud to share that story with our neighbors in Lynchburg, Virginia, home of our North American Headquarters, and our largest U.S. Operational Center of Excellence.

Power on. Together, we will.

© 2021 Framatome Inc. All rights reserved.


opportunity to lead and collaborate with their peers to accomplish shared goals.” This student-led approach to education helps learners make important decisions about their future as well. “Many of our alumni have chosen majors and careers based on their experiences at Vector Space, or made the equally important decision NOT to pursue specific careers.” While there is a great deal of value at Vector Space for teenagers, their resources are open to a wide age range of aspiring makers. “We mostly do programs for adults and teens alike. College students and retirees are part of our membership — this really wide age range is part of the magic. A makerspace in a specific community or limited to a specific age group doesn’t have the benefit of such variety. Age is such a unique piece of what happens here,” says Elise Spontarelli. She continues, saying that “[a] lot of people start at Vector Space with a workshop — a

one-time commitment where [they] can learn a skill, like sewing, 3D printing, woodworking, things like that.” If you want to get involved or are just inspired by Vector Space, there are multiple ways to support their mission. Take a one-time class or become a member — “Members pay a monthly fee for 24/7 access to the space, tools, and in some cases scrap materials,” says Vector Space’s website. Elise also adds that you can also “support [Vector Space] financially through monthly giving and campaigns, or by sending teens to teen programming.” If you’re interested in learning more, visit Vector Space online at Vector-Space. org or in-person at 402 Fifth Street in downtown Lynchburg, where they are open to the public every first Friday of the month from 5-8 p.m. If you’d like to make an appointment for a tour, send an email to info@vector-space.org.

LYNCHBURGREGION.ORG 41


BUSINESS


By Anna Jamerson

Virginia has a lot going for it — a

beautiful coastline, majestic mountains, and a rich history, among many other

geographical and cultural wonders. One of the Commonwealth’s greatest

assets, however, is its fertile grounds for business success. In fact, according to an annual study by Scott Cohn at

CNBC, Virginia was America’s top state for business in 2021 — its fifth

victory, making Virginia the state with

the most top ranking and the first to be rated top state for business backto-back. One might assume Virginia’s

strong business climate is due to its proximity to Washington D.C, but this

study mentions that part of Virginia’s success is due to having strong public

schools, a well-funded higher education

system, and “one of the best-educated

workforces in the country — nearly 39% of workers have a bachelor’s degree or higher. . .” (Cohn, 2021).

If education positively impacts business, as Cohn’s CNBC study states, then Lynchburg tops the charts — Lynchburg has “a higher percentage of residents with college degrees, 33.3%, than the

national average. . .[potentially due to] the five colleges in and around the city. . .”, according to “Defining Lynchburg: Officials Look For an Effective Way to Tell the City’s Story,” an article for Virginia Business by Tim Thornton. Though education is only one contributing factor, the Lynchburg region certainly does stand out for its exceptional business landscape. In 2019, Forbes ranked Lynchburg in the top quarter of “The Best Small Places for Business And Careers.” The statistics don’t lie, either. Though the Lynchburg region is comparatively small, it serves as the home for several thriving corporations’ headquarters. One of these Lynchburg-based businesses is BWXT Advanced Technologies, a nuclear component and fuel supplier to the United States government. BWXT is one of the region’s major employers with about 2,500 employees, and it continues to grow and positively impact the region. President of BWXT Joe Miller discusses the company’s plans to build on its research and development efforts and create jobs, as well as what it means to be headquartered in the Lynchburg region:

“BWXT is outfitting its new Innovation

Campus to become the company’s research, development and production

center for advanced reactors and nuclear

fuels. The BWXT Innovation Campus will be the showcase “factory of the

future” for [the] Department of Defense, NASA, Department of Energy and other customers.

BWXT plans to relocate about 150

employees from other Lynchburg-area locations to the Innovation Campus

and to hire dozens of new employees

over this three-year period. On top of that, the company will continue to

hire additional employees for the core Nuclear Operations business nearby.

LYNCHBURGREGION.ORG 43


BUSINESS

BWXT continues to invest and grow in Lynchburg, home to our thriving

nuclear manufacturing business since

1956. We attribute our success to strong

community college training programs, Virginia’s excellent engineering schools

and most importantly, the local culture which values hard work.”

BWXT’s reciprocity is a hallmark of the Lynchburg region. As it grows and

expands, so does the local workforce, and

ultimately, so does the Lynchburg region’s notoriety. The company’s upcoming and

continued investments in the Lynchburg region will continue to serve residents and businesses for years to come.

The prosperous business climate has attracted

other

corporations

in

a

variety of industries, like science and technology, to plant their headquarters in the Hill City.

44 INSIDE LYNCHBURG REGION 2022

One of the companies headquartered in Lynchburg is CloudFit Software, which was established by IT professionals who got their start working at Microsoft. According to their website, “CloudFit exists to plug gaps and connect dots for clients, enabling them to move quickly and run effectively in the Cloud. [Their] mission is to improve the lives of [their] customers and team members by providing selfless, accountable human and technology services that simplify the complex digital world.” To learn more about CloudFit and to streamline your business with their services, visit cloudfitsoftware.com. Colonial Systems is another technologybased company with its base in the Lynchburg region. According to its website, Colonial Systems “... differentiates itself by bridging the gap between top level technical and


creative talent and government buyers.” Colonial Systems works with the public sector to provide a variety of video and multimedia services. Located in Appomattox, Va., and founded in 2017, Colonial Systems “... has worked with various federal, state, and local agencies, including The Army Futures Command, Army Corp of Engineers, Special Operations Command, Commonwealth of Virginia, and many municipalities,” says its website. The company has also assisted clients in the private sector “by designing and developing highly available, forward-facing websites and applications.” Learn more about Colonial Systems’ services by visiting colonialsys.com. Framatome, which is a “designer and supplier of nuclear steam supply systems and nuclear equipment, services and fuel,” according to its website, has its North American headquarters located in Lynchburg. Its website continues, “Framatome is an international leader in nuclear energy recognized for its innovative solutions and value added technologies for the global nuclear fleet. With worldwide expertise and a proven track record for reliability and performance, the company designs, services and installs components, fuel, and instrumentation and control systems for nuclear power plants.” Framatome is also one of the city’s major employers with 1,875 employees locally. Read about Framatome’s global reach and future plans at framatome.com. Chances are, you’ve seen door handles, elevator buttons, counters, and other high-touch public areas with NanoTouch surfaces on them — after all, they cover 10 million of these touchpoints globally. The award-winning company NanoTouch is headquartered

in Forest, Va. and creates self-cleaning surfaces that use nanotechnology to keep touchpoints constantly sanitized. According to their website, when nanocrystals (“solar-powered cleaning particles on the molecular level”) come in contact with light, “they actively selfclean through a natural photocatalytic oxidation process,” and get rid of microscopic organic contaminants, eliminating the need for harsh chemicals and reducing the need for consistent manual sanitization. Their products have gone through rigorous testing by internationally recognized scientific organizations and have even been validated by the U.S. Navy. To purchase their products and to learn more about their innovations, visit nanotouch.com.

influence, is that they have chosen the Lynchburg region to call their home. Whether that is due to the high education rates or simply the vibrant community it offers, one thing is for certain — the Lynchburg region is open for business.

The one thing these corporations have in common, besides their success and

Some things are more important than money From your first savings account to your first home to the first day celebrating your retirement, we are proud to be your financial partner. We

take

you

beyond

savings,

we empower you to financial wellness! checking accounts and loans:

Let us help you put the financial needs of your family first as we serve you throughout life's journey.

S E E U S F O R S AV I N G S | C H E C K I N G | L O A N S | I N V E S T M E N T S a n d M O R E !

434/528-9016 800/335-0069 www.cvfcu.com

Lynchburg Mt Athos • Old Forest Road • Timberlake Madison Heights Seminole Plaza Forest Cavalier Corner

LYNCHBURGREGION.ORG 45


BUSINESS

Home Work Help:

How local business Add Logo is fulfilling an ever-growing need for remote workspace

By Anna Jamerson

The coronavirus pandemic has had an

barriers between vocation and location for a large population of workers.

indelible impact on work culture. Since

Although remote work has a lot of

the risk of spreading COVID-19, many

(there isn’t as much traffic from the

working in close quarters carries with it

inherent pros, like a shorter commute

businesses who are able have shifted to

bedroom to the home office in the

regular duties from home via the internet.

doesn’t come without certain challenges.

Working from home has brought about

home can make staying on-task more

telework, allowing employees to fulfill their

a new normal for millions of employees

across the world. According to a poll conducted by the Pew Research Center

in December 2020, 71% of employed

Americans whose jobs can be done

remotely have begun working from home

since the coronavirus outbreak (Parker

et. al. 2020). Between Zoom meetings,

mornings) and more flexibility, it

Blurring the lines between work and difficult, and exchanging professional

peers for pets and children can prove distracting. Since telework has become

more or less ubiquitous in certain fields, these issues can seem insurmountable. That’s where remote workspaces like Add Logo come in.

pajama bottoms becoming business

Add Logo is a co-working space

I think you’re on mute,” working from

Lynchburg that allows members to rent

casual, and regular utterances of “Oh, home has broken down the traditional 46 INSIDE LYNCHBURG REGION 2022

situated in the heart of downtown studios, office spaces, and conference

rooms. This beautifully decorated, thoughtfully designed, distraction-free workspace is the perfect spot for those who need to work from home . . . away from home. Jarad Hagner, CEO of Bawtin, the marketing and advertising firm responsible for Add Logo’s creation, and executive director Natalie Gross talk about how Add Logo fulfills the work needs created by the mass transition to remote work. Gross says, “During the beginning of the pandemic, many people were thrilled to get the ‘work


to incubate [and] where they can really come together and connect [by] sharing experiences, best practices, even calls — cultivating relationships that will help them further their . . . businesses.” Gross states, “Add Logo’s mission is to offer a unique work environment for local business people in Lynchburg. We are passionate about relationships and the way that they shape business within this city. So, with Add Logo, you can work in a beautiful, creative environment with other entrepreneurs and meet people you may not have crossed paths with before.”

from home’ email. However, we all understood fairly quickly that working from home and hearing your kids playing and dogs barking can increase stress and decrease efficiency.” She adds, “Hopefully, Add Logo not only offers a quiet and inspiring workspace for our members to work in, but will also allow for remote workers to network and learn from other members. Hagner states that Add Logo can help provide “accountability in a lot of respects, so you can stay more productive...when you work from home, a lot of times it’s very challenging to stay motivated…” He continues, saying that Add Logo provides remote workers the ability “to have something to go in and work toward and accomplish, [and regain] the camaraderie that you have in a [traditional] work environment.” While thinking of going into a traditional office can conjure images of fluorescent lighting and grey cubicle walls, Add Logo is filled with paintings, fashionable seating, exposed brick, and

artful lighting to help fuel creativity. Ambiance aside, however, Add Logo is more than just a pretty space. It’s a unique concept — one “which [has] a brewery on the first floor, designated offices on the second, and then a communal space on the third with a combination of conference rooms and workspaces that...provide an opportunity for a lot of people with a whole range of different focuses,” according to Hagner. Whether you’re looking for a space to work solo, have an interview, record a podcast, or work with a team, Add Logo has the space, resources, and people you need to help you do the work you want.

Add Logo has plans to expand in the future as well. Hagner says that they intend to “...open a variety of incubator spaces across the regions in which we already do business” and that they want to “open [places like Add Logo] up in markets that are underserved.” He says that their “expectation is to see this thing grow to a substantial size with multiple locations and amazing opportunities in the future for many people. Gross mentions that they want to expand their activities on a local level as well: “We are excited about the possibilities that Add Logo is going to be able to offer the community. Our hope is that in 2022, we will host workshops where members teach classes in our space as well as community nights at the building where we partner with local businesses and shops,” says Gross.

Having a quiet and beautiful place to work is important, but inspiration and creativity are also essential for productivity and success. Hagner says the goal of Add Logo is to be a professional community in which local business people can collaborate and grow: “...the mission...is to create an environment that allows for...professionals to be able to have a space where they can listen LYNCHBURGREGION.ORG 47


BUSINESS

SONNY MERRYMAN:

How Virginia’s Bus Company is Helping Create a Cleaner Future By Anna Jamerson

Clean energy is the future. And with the Senate’s passage of the bipartisan

Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act in August 2021, that future could be closer than ever.

Company, is one of the nation’s leading

production so they can begin to decrease

of this act, would be able to continue

significantly reduced upfront investment

bus providers, and with the passage

replacing traditional school buses in the Commonwealth with electric ones.

“There is significant demand across Kopanko,

the state for electric school buses, but

manufacturer Sonny Merryman, the

is unattainable without the support of

“includes $5 billion for electric and low-

Kopanko. “On average, an electric school

allocate to Virginia at least $106 million

of a similar diesel-powered bus …

of an electric vehicle charging network.”

to school buses in the Infrastructure Bill,

According

to

Whitney

marketing director for locally-based bus

for most localities, [their upfront cost]

Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

supplemental grants and incentives,” says

emissions school buses and would also

bus costs about three times the amount

over five years to support the expansion

[p]rograms, such as the funding allocated

Sonny

Merryman,

Virginia’s

48 INSIDE LYNCHBURG REGION 2022

Bus

will enable manufacturers to increase

manufacturing costs that will lead to a in the market.”

Sonny Merryman is already the leading

provider of electric school buses in Virginia. Kopanko states that Sonny

Merryman “delivered 50 Jouley electric school buses to 15 Virginia localities

during the 2020-21 school year through the Dominion Energy Electric School

Bus Program.” This electric school bus deployment is currently the largest in the nation. “With the...Virginia Department

of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Clean School Bus Program funding and the


The emissions-free, noise pollution-

free, and fossil-fuel free Saf-T-Liner

C2 Jouley electric school bus is not your average yellow bus. It has an “operating range of 138 miles. With a

typical school bus route of 40-50 miles in Virginia, many school districts could

run both their morning and afternoon routes without requiring a mid-day

charge,” says Kopanko. The Jouley also features regenerative braking, which

as Kopanko explains, “allows [the

bus] to reuse the energy generated by

slowing down through battery storage. Regenerative braking works by acting as

a brake as soon as the driver disengages American Power electric school bus

the accelerator, without needing to

delivering more than 40 Jouley electric

braking saves energy, allows for more

program, Sonny Merryman will be school [buses] during the 2021-22 school year to Virginia localities.”

One might think traditional school buses

are already a relatively eco-conscious

way to travel due to their large capacity. However, because there are so many, the

pollution they emit might cause more

harm than benefit, and replacing them with electric buses could help mitigate

that harm. “More than 15,000 school

buses operate in Virginia,” says Kopanko, and replacing them with electric school

touch the brake pedal.” Regenerative

miles total), while it would only cost $12.97 to power a Jouley electric school bus — a nearly 60% fuel cost savings,” says Kopanko. The savings don’t stop there, either. Kopanko continues, saying that “school divisions can expect an approximate 50% in maintenance savings. Many of the traditional maintenance components, such as oil, oil filters, spark plugs, belts, and diesel exhaust fluid (DEF), have been eliminated on Jouley.” The environmental and financial benefits provided by these buses would make a huge impact on Virginia, making the Senate’s passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act a significant

streamlined operation, and “reduces wear and tear on brake pads, which leads

to less maintenance.” These features, along with its state-of-the-art Proterra

battery back and short charging time, make the Jouley an obvious choice

for school transportation in Virginia. But these features benefit more than

just the environment. “It would cost approximately $37.10 in fuel to operate a diesel school bus on a typical 40mile morning and afternoon route (80

Senator Warner in Lynchburg

buses is “a massive opportunity to reduce

harmful emissions and provide a cleaner, more sustainable future for generations to come.” She continues:

“While traditional diesel school buses are significantly cleaner than they were

in the past, electric buses, like the Saf-TLiner C2 Jouley, produce zero emissions at the tailpipe. Replacing just one diesel

school bus with a Jouley electric school bus can reduce greenhouse gases by 16

tons annually — the equivalent of filling about 314,000 balloons.”

LYNCHBURGREGION.ORG 49


BUSINESS

event. So significant, in fact, that Senator Mark Warner visited Sonny Merryman in August to discuss it. Warner said that “The future of human mobility is electric and low-carbon vehicles. There is no better part of our fleet to start this transformation than school buses.” Warner noted that the installment of electric school buses and charging networks are infrastructure improvements as vital as “affordable high-speed broadband [and] clean water.” Warner was joined by other local leaders in government, education, and infrastructure, including Virginia Secretary of Transportation Shannon Valentine. At this event, Valentine said, “What is taking place with 50 INSIDE LYNCHBURG REGION 2022

electric school buses is transforming our world for our children. These are transformational investments that are needed. To achieve this, it takes all of us — citizens, utilities, business and industry leaders, and bipartisan policymakers.” After discussing the importance of this bill, Warner and Valentine went on a ride in the Jouley electric school bus. The community can also get involved in supporting better infrastructure in Virginia. Kopanko writes that those who want to get involved should “become educated on electric [energy] and speak with their state and local public [and transportation] professionals. Virginia is fortunate

to have some of the brightest and most dedicated pupil transportation professionals in the industry that continuously strive for safe, clean, efficient, and dependable transportation for our students.”


Seneca Commerce Park

Better your business in Campbell.

Ewing Drive Rustburg, Virginia

WWW.CAMPBELLVIRGINIA.COM

85 Carden Lane - P.O. Box 100 - Rustburg, VA 24588 - (434) 332-9595

LYNCHBURGREGION.ORG 51


BUSINESS

HISTORIC DOWNTOWN

On the

52 INSIDE LYNCHBURG REGION 2022


e Rise Main Street Corridor Continues to Grow as Renewal Project Nears Conclusion

LYNCHBURGREGION.ORG 53


BUSINESS

By James Black

Over the past 22 years, the Downtown Lynchburg Association, a key nonprofit partner of the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance, has worked to revitalize downtown Lynchburg. “A fully revitalized downtown is an essential element of a strong and successful city. It forms our community identity, is home to arts and culture, and is the center of commerce for our entire region. Most importantly, it is an economic driver,” stated Brandon Farmer, the President of the Downtown Lynchburg Association Board of Directors. It’s not difficult to imagine how the revitalization and growth of downtown is a boom for the economic development and quality of life for the entire Lynchburg region. 54 INSIDE LYNCHBURG REGION 2022

Centrally located in the middle of downtown Lynchburg, the historic Main Street corridor has been undergoing a renewal process over the past two years through a partnership between the City of Lynchburg and Appalachian Power, intended to upgrade the downtown corridor’s utility infrastructure and above-ground pedestrian and vehicular experience. The project will replace old waterlines dating back to the mid-1800’s, add eight new underground electrical vaults, replacing current ones from the 1930’s, and will lay 56,000 decorative bricks along the Main Street sidewalk. Business owners across downtown, particularly those operating in the Main Street corridor, are looking forward to the project’s construction and physical labor ending in December of 2021.


Jim Talian, manager of the Main

renovations

an unbelievable feeling to know that

providing scenic views of the James

Street Renewal project, added that “it’s everything is almost done”.

of

downtown’s

Lower

Bluffwalk, a popular pedestrian walkway River, connecting visitors and guests

The renewal project also seeks to

to restaurants, outdoor dining, public

throughout the region by restoring

opportunities.

enhance the quality of life of individuals

each Main Street block with updated streetscape

features

navigation

for

that

encourage

a walkable atmosphere and easier will

include

motorists.

new

brick

Features

sidewalks,

art displays, shops, and fantastic photo As the renewal project enters its

final phase, several Alliance member

organizations have been growing by remaining visible during the construction

historically-designed streetlights, new

and providing flavor to the revitalized

parking and loading zone areas. The

businesses include Gentleman John’s

by the project bring to mind the recent

Star Hill on Main, and White Hart Cafe.

trees and plantings, and redesigned

downtown experience. These member

aesthetic developments brought about

Classic Barber Shop, Market at Main,

LYNCHBURGREGION.ORG 55


BUSINESS

Offering a series of distinctive and bold

to downtown Lynchburg. Lastly, the

Shop features premium haircut options

locally roasted direct trade coffee but

haircuts, Gentleman John’s Classic Barber

iconic White Hart Café serves not only

for a great price. Also, the classic Market

also deliciously house-made plates for

serving American style foods, housed in

Italian sodas, loose leaf teas, beer, wine,

century structures, has been serving the

A visit to the Main Street corridor also

At Main, a downtown staple eatery

breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as

what were originally two separate 19th

and mimosas.

Lynchburg region since 2009. On the

other hand, a new arrival, having just

opened in June of 2020, Starr Hill on Main is the fourth taproom in the Star

Hill family, and is just getting started bringing some style, flavor, and fun

56 INSIDE LYNCHBURG REGION 2022

wouldn’t be complete without enjoying

The Lynchburg Community Market, which has played a key role in the growth and economic development of

the City of Lynchburg. Best known

for hosting a Farmer’s Market every


Saturday from 7 a.m.- 2 p.m., the

Lynchburg Community Market gives dozens of vendors, many of whom are

small, independently-owned businesses, an opportunity to gain name recognition

and connect with community members in a way that no other local organization can offer. All while providing quality items like fresh produce, hand cut

flowers, and local art. Another local

business up Main Street, ACCENT Flags & Gifts offers the perfect gifts

and décor for any season, featuring a diverse assortment of products that

LYNCHBURGREGION.ORG 57


provide “A Reason For Every Season”. While not located on Main Street, Amazement Square’s Mosaic Mural Project pays homage to the past, present, and future of downtown Lynchburg as the city continues to grow all around the project. Completed in 2012, the iconic 4,800 square foot tile is located across from Jefferson Street and depicts the history of Lynchburg’s waterfront from before

the city’s founding, to the present, and into the future. During the tiling

campaigns, youth worked alongside professional artists, arts educators, and

other community volunteers from a range of backgrounds. The Mosaic

Mural project also offered educational

opportunities for community members

across the Lynchburg region, including

free workshops with lead artist Beryl Solla, the opportunity to provide input

on the mural’s design through interactive community forms, and participating as a community placing tiles on the mural.

While the downtown renewal project ultimately

presents

challenges

for

businesses along and nearby the Main

Street corridor, Jim Talian, the project’s manager,

suggests

the

long-term

benefits will outweigh the temporary

58 INSIDE LYNCHBURG REGION 2022


inconveniences, allowing those businesses to benefit from increase foot traffic, tourism, and infrastructure. Talian is also asking city residents for continued patience, ensuring that the project is done right to avoid future delays. Business owners and leaders across the Lynchburg region have been encouraging both visitors and residents to still support local business along the Main Street corridor, noting that most shops are still open. Ultimately, a restored Main Street will be a tremendous success story in the ongoing revitalization of downtown Lynchburg, boosting quality of life through an enhanced aesthetic appeal, and elevating regional economic development by creating a vibrant urban hub for our region.

­

­

*As recognized by Piper Sandler, Global Intelligence based on year-end 2020 performance.

** As recognized by ABA Banking Journal. Data as of 2Q 2021.

LYNCHBURGREGION.ORG 59


BUSINESS

Candace Vinson, head chef at the Water Dog

By James Black

The City of Lynchburg’s Office of Economic Development & Tourism has launched a new branding campaign called “LYH Loves You” that aims to capture both a bold message of inclusivity that leverages the state’s iconic messaging and works to instill pride in a city leaning into the future. The concept behind LYH Loves You revolves around the citizens, businesses and organizations of Lynchburg—and their stories. From print to social to organic promotion, the campaign will be a central rallying cry, one platform with spokes that reach residents, talent, businesses and visitors alike. The innovative tourism and economic development campaign targets four main audiences with the way of life that Lynchburg, often referred to as the “Hill City” has to offer by building pride of place, telling the stories of work-life in Lynchburg, positioning the City as livable, affordable and beautiful, and building awareness of Lynchburg as a warm and welcoming place, rich in connection and unexpected discovery. 60 INSIDE LYNCHBURG REGION 2022

Carroll Moon, Chief Technology Officer at CloudFit, located in the newly renovated Cater Glass Building located on Church Street

Nicole Rule & daughters Ella & Audrey at Point of Honor

Brand messages, such as “LYH Welcomes You”, “LYH is Home to You”, “LYH Supports You” and “LYH Believes in You” convey this sentiment and leverage the Commonwealth’s iconic slogan: “Virginia is for Lovers”. Ultimately, the branding initiative seeks to bring tourism and economic development in the City of Lynchburg together in one simple, easyto-access story showcasing Lynchburg as a city harnessing its unique way of life and vibrant energy.

Nicole Davidson, owner of Batter Bar in Downtown Lynchburg


“This campaign will showcase Lynchburg’s brightest, kindest and most creative and hard-working communities through ambassadors – featuring the business owners and citizens who are doing this work every day - revealing the character of the city, the inclusive nature of our people and our outsized ambitions,” said Anna Bentson, Assistant

Director of the Office of Economic Development & Tourism. Our brand campaign goals are to: build community pride among residents to drive spending and support for local businesses and attractions, attract talent and visitors, and position the City as a resource for economic development for both local businesses and decision makers.”

The Corbett Family, founders of All Belong Co Airbnb company, creating inclusive & welcoming spaces for all

The campaign’s website, LYHLovesYou. com, features testimonials regarding the top reasons why residents proudly call Lynchburg their home, why some residents have moved back to Lynchburg from another region, and real-life stories from business owners. By providing an expansive set of resources for current and prospective residents, and an outstanding quality of life, the City of Lynchburg is ready to welcome you. LYH Loves You.

Officer Dubose, City of Lynchburg Fire Department

Kenneth Hancock, US Pipe

LYNCHBURGREGION.ORG 61


ABOUT THE ALLIANCE

2022 Board Of Directors Pam Bailey* Chair, Regional Economic Development Team Director of Economic Development Bedford EDA Wynter Benda* City Manager, City of Lynchburg John Capps President, Central Virginia Community College Sara McGuffin* Town Manager, Town of Amherst Rosana Chaidez President/CEO, N. B. Handy Company Gary Christie* Executive Director, Central Virginia Planning District Commission Shaun Conway* Chair, Leadership Council GIS Project Manager; I.T. City of Lynchburg David Corry General Counsel, Liberty University Paul Denham Alliance Vice-Chair President Southern Air, Inc. Lauren Dianich President, Atelier 11 Architecture, LTD Luke Dykeman* Chair, Ambassador Team Realtor Coldwell Banker Commercial Read & Co. Michael Elliott Alliance Chair Elect SVP/Chief Transformation Officer CENTRA

Robert Hiss* County Administrator, Bedford County Chris Hughes Public Affairs Manager, Georgia-Pacific Larry Jackson External Affairs Director Appalachian Power Chris Jones President, Lynchburg Hillcats George Kayes General Manager, ABC 13 Dennis Knight, Jr. Senior Vice President, Wiley | Wilson Scott Kowalski* Chair, Government Relations Committee Attorney Petty, Livingston, Dawson & Richards, PC Stephen Lamanna Vice President Market President Truist Charles Laverty Superintendent, Boxley Keith Mann COO/CFO, Scott Insurance Nathaniel Marshall* Chair, Workforce Development Board Sr. Human Resource Specialist BWX Technologies, Inc. Joe Martin CEO, CloudFit Software, LLC Ryan McEntire Taxation Partner Brown, Edwards & Company, L.L.P. Patrick McNamara Owner, MaxPlayFit, LLC

Brandon Farmer Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Bank of the James

Chet McPhatter President Banker Steel Company, L.L.C.

Alicia Finney* Chair, Young Professional of Central VA Administrative Services Assoc. III; Council/Managers Office City of Lynchburg

Anne McVeigh Vice President - Investments Davenport & Company LLC Karl Miller President, Karl Miller Realty LLC

Jennifer Foster VP of Real Estate Sales & Management Foster Fuels Inc.

Kelly Mirt Publisher, The News & Advance

Jacquelyn Mosby Alliance Treasurer/Chair, Finance Committee Vice President & CFO Wiley | Wilson Robert O'Brian, Jr.* Chair, LRTAG President Lynchburg Ready Mix Concrete Co., Inc. Tray Petty President, Moore & Giles, Inc. Gary Raulerson, Jr. Operations Director Innovative Wireless Technologies James Richards Secretary/Treasurer Petty, Livingston, Dawson & Richards, PC Dean Rodgers* County Administrator, Amherst County Frank Rogers* County Administrator, Campbell County Amy Seipp Principal Engineer/Partner Accupoint Surveying & Design, LLC Gary Shanaberger* Town Manager, Town of Altavista TBD Town Manager, Town of Appomattox Luke Towles Chair, Board of Directors Senior Vice President Pinnacle Financial Partners George Vaughan IV Vice President / Commercial Officer First National Bank Ryan White* Chair, Investor Relations Committee Senior Vice President/Market President American National Bank and Trust Company Gloria Witt Founder Define Success Coaching & Facilitation Denise Woernle Immediate Past Chair Vice President, Communications Framatome *Ex Officio


What We Do:

Since 1883, the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance, has worked to promote regional economic growth and to enhance the quality of life for all citizens of the Lynchburg region. The Alliance has been accredited since 1973, and recognized nationally with a select number of chambers for our 48+ Year U.S. Chamber of Commerce Accreditation and five-star rating since 2006. As a combined chamber of commerce and economic development organization, the Alliance represents Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford and Campbell Counties, the Towns of Altavista, Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford and Brookneal,

Megan A. Lucas

CCE, CEcD, IOM CEO & Chief Economic Development Officer

and the City of Lynchburg. We function as the voice of business for these localities and the more than 750 member businesses and nonprofits, and their employees, who invest in our mission to lead regional economic development through:

“It’s all about creating an infrastructureand environment in this community where businesses & individuals can thrive,” says Christine Kennedy, Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of the Alliance.

• • • •

The Alliance offers membership levels to fit any business, large or small and offers a number of helpful benefits including advocacy, marketing and promotions, discounts, professional development events, office space, coaching and consulting, ribbon cuttings, special projects like this magazine, and much more.

Enhancing the Business Climate Cultivating Talent Generating Jobs & Investment Promoting our Region’s Brand & Image

The Alliance focuses on promoting entrepreneurial start-ups, business expansion and retention, and new job creation; advocacy; workforce development; connecting people and businesses; community, minority, and small business development; and the cultivation of local and regional leadership.

Christine Kennedy

CCE, IOM, CPC, ELI-MP COO & Executive Vice President

To learn more about becoming an Alliance member, please visit LynchburgRegion.org and follow us on social media: @LYHRegion.

Stephanie Keener

VP of Small Business & Executive Director Small Business Development Center LYNCHBURGREGION.ORG 63


ABOUT THE ALLIANCE

The Small Business Development Center

Lynchburg Region

of us as a program for start-ups, but we have programs for businesses at any stage such as export support or assessments of your retail space. There are so many resources.”

Offering resources for business in all stages, the Virginia Small Business Development Center – Lynchburg Region is located at the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance office. The SBDC – Lynchburg Region serves the City of Lynchburg, and Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford, and Campbell Counties with expert advisors ready to assist both budding ideas and existing businesses looking to expand. Thanks to funding from the U.S. Small Business Administration and local governments in our region, these services are free to small businesses. Working as part of a network of 29 centers across the Commonwealth, the Virginia SBDC makes it easy for businesses to access advising, training, and business resources on both the local and state level. “We’re here for everyone,” said Stephanie Keener, director of the SBDC – Lynchburg Region. “A lot of folks think 64 INSIDE LYNCHBURG REGION 2022

The SBDC – Lynchburg Region has some wonderful success stories. There’s Justin and Ashley Campbell, who opened Vista Fitness 24, Altavista’s only 24-hour gym. Then there’s Nathan Simpson, an Appomattox resident, who founded digital marketing company Colonial Systems while in high school and now holds a government contract for the National Park Service and the Department of Defense. In 2019, Colonial Systems, LLC, was awarded a $185,000 prime contract by the U.S. Marine Corps Special Operations Command (MARSOC) to provide video production and creative post-production services. Keener said they never try to squash an idea, but find the best way to execute it. “We want to make sure your idea isn’t a big wobbly thing,” she said. “We’ll help you develop the whole piece. We want entrepreneurs to have a solid plan, and avoid taking out a risky loan or other funding before if they don’t have an

understanding of their customer or a plan for marketing.” The SBDC – Lynchburg Region also partners with local resources to develop conferences and events like Create Virginia, a conference focused on arts and creative businesses that takes place at the Academy Center of the Arts. Classes are another great resource offered by the SBDC. The Lynchburg region center runs a series called Start Smart, which consists of two-hour classes to help residents get the basics on how to get their business started. “Start Smart will help people understand if entrepreneurship is right for them,” Keener said. For more information on how the center can help, or to register for classes, visit SBDCLynchburgRegion.org.


(434) 237-2975

LYNCHBURGREGION.ORG 65



Major Employers ABC 13

Gentry Locke

OrthoVirginia

AMG, Inc.

Genworth Financial*

Progress Printing Plus

Automated Conveyor Systems, Inc.

Georgia-Pacific

Randolph College

Banker Steel Company, L.L.C. Bausch Health Companies

Greater Lynchburg Transit Company (GLTC)

Rehabilitation Associates of Central Virginia, Inc.

Belvac Production Machinery

Hanwha Azdel

Sam’s Club

Boonsboro Country Club

Horizon Behavioral Health*

Scott Insurance

BWX Technologies, Inc.*

Hourigan

Shentel Business*

Campbell County

HumanKind

Simplimatic Automation

Centra Medical Group Stroobants Cardiovascular Center

Hurt & Proffitt, Inc.

Sonny Merryman

Intercon, Inc.

Southern Air, Inc.*

CENTRA*

International Paper

Southside Electric Cooperative

Central Virginia Community College*

J. Crew*

Chick-fil-A

Jamerson Family YMCA

Summit Health and Rehabilitation Center

Cintas

Johnson Health Center

Sweet Briar College

City of Lynchburg*

Kahler Slater

The News & Advance

CloudFit Software, LLC

KDC/One Lynchburg

Truist - Commercial

Concentrix

Kroger Office*

U.S. Pipe

CSE, Inc.

L3Harris Technologies*

University of Lynchburg*

CVFP Medical Group

Liberty Ridge Health & Rehabilitation

Virginia National Bank

Delta Star, Inc.

Liberty University*

Walmart Stores, Inc. - Old Forest Road

Downtown YMCA

LU Athletics

Walmart Stores, Inc. - Wards Road

English Construction Company, Inc.*

Lynchburg City Schools*

Wells Fargo - Main Office

First National Bank

Member One FCU - Forest

Westminster Canterbury

Fleet Laboratories

Meriwether-Godsey, Inc.*

Wiley | Wilson

Foster Fuels Inc.

Old Dominion Job Corps Center

Framatome*

*Companies who employ 500 or more full-time employees

Advertiser Index ABC 13 WSET-TV ................................. 99 Brockman, Drinkard & Pennington ..... 68 Brown Edwards and Co. ...................... 31 BWX Technologies ............................ 100 Campbell County EDC ........................ 51 Campbell County Public Schools ....... 35 Central Virginia Federal Credit Union .. 45 Century 21 All-Service ......................... 3 Chip Harvey - State Farm ................... 65

Coleman Adams ................................... 26 First Bank and Trust ............................ 59 Foster Fuels Inc. ..................................... 2 Framatome .......................................... 40 Freedom First ........................................ 17 L.G. Flint ................................................65 Liberty University ................................ 5 Lynchburg Ready Mix ........................... 65 Lynchburg Regional Airport ................ 61

Member One FCU ............................... 66 News & Advance ............................. 21 Office of Economic Development and Tourism ............... 98 Progress Printing ................................ 51 Small Business Development Center Lynchburg Region .................. 4 Sweet Briar College ............................ 35 Wooldridge Heating and Air ............... 22 YMCA of Central Virginia ..................... 15 LYNCHBURGREGION.ORG 67


MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY

Accountants Increase Expert (434) 381-3088 increase.expert Richard E Turner, MBA (434) 515-4299 facebook.com/turnerandassociates Accountants - Certified Public Brockman, Drinkard & Pennington, P.C. (434) 846-8458 bdpcpa.com Brown, Edwards & Company, LLP (434) 948-9000 BEcpas.com Coley, Eubank & Company, PC (434) 832-8200 ceco-cpas.com Davidson, Doyle & Hilton, LLP (434) 846-7611 DDHCPA.com R L Lovelace & Associates (434) 528-1520 rllovelacecpa.com R L Lovelace & Associates Bedford (540) 587-8870 rllovelacecpa.com Active Shooter Training C.O.B.R.A. Self Defense Va. LLC (434) 386-1547 Cobradefenseva.com Advertising Community Maps (434) 660-8289 communitymapsonline.com Advertising - Agencies Blair Marketing (434) 846-2375 blairmarketing.com Media Partners, Inc. (434) 941-4265 mediapartners-inc.com

Stimulus Advertising (434) 455-7188 stimulusadvertising.com Advertising Promotional Products AdZig Promotional Products & Displays (434) 455-6294 adzig.com Proforma Think Ink (540) 521-4688 proformathinkink.com Scoville Specialties, Inc. (540) 296-5664 SSIPromos.com Air Transportation Non-Scheduled Freedom Aviation (434) 455-5050 flyfreedom.com Airports Lynchburg Regional Airport (434) 455-6090 lynchburgva.gov/airport Apartments - Short Term Lodging NEST Furnished Living Solutions (540) 307-1642 NestFurnishedLiving.com Apartments Rentals Legacy at Linden Park (434) 239-5006 legacyatlindenpark.com The Reserve at Burton Creek (434) 473-6036 reserveatburtoncreek.com The Vistas at Dreaming Creek (434) 582-4748 vistasapartments.com Appliances Hailey’s Appliance (434) 369-6770 Haileys.com


Hailey’s Appliance - Altavista (434) 239-6915 Haileys.com Schewels Home (434) 239-7755 schewels.com Architects Architectural Partners (434) 846-8456 architecturalpartners.com Atelier 11 Architecture, LTD (434) 846-0004 atelier11architecture.com CJMW Architecture (434) 847-6564 cjmw.com Kahler Slater (804) 651-6956 kahlerslater.com Wiley | Wilson (434) 947-1901 wileywilson.com Artists Communities Annie Shelmerdine annieshelmerdine@outlook.com

Assisted Living Facilities Heritage Green Assisted Living and Memory Care (434) 385-5102 heritagegreenal.com Runk & Pratt Senior Living Communities - Forest (434) 385-8506 runkandpratt.com Runk & Pratt Senior Living Communities - Leesville Road (434) 237-7809 runkandpratt.com The Summit (434) 582-1500 summitlynchburg.com Attorneys Caskie & Frost (434) 846-2731 caskiefrost.com Flora Pettit PC (434) 979-1400 fplegal.com Gentry Locke - Attorneys Lynchburg (434) 455-9940 gentrylocke.com/keller

Spriggs Consulting Services/ Spriggs Law Group (434) 993-2802 spriggsconsultingservices.com Woods Rogers PLC (434) 846-9000 woodsrogers.com Auctioneers Counts Realty & Auction Co. Inc. (434) 525-2991 countsauction.com Torrence, Read & Forehand Auctions (434) 847-7741 trfauctions.com Automobile Conversion Shops Custom Converting, Inc. (434) 847-7000 customconverting.net Automobile Dealers Apple Ford (434) 385-5012 applefordva.com Terry Auto Outlet (434) 455-6506 terryautooutlet.com

Gentry Locke (540) 983-9300 gentrylocke.com

Terry VW Subaru (434) 239-2601 terryvwsubaru.com Automobile Detailing

Arts Center

Jones, Johnston & White, P.C. (434) 237-6458 jjwlawva.com

Academy Center of the Arts (434) 528-3256 academycenter.org

McGuireWoods LLP (434) 977-2500 mcguirewoods.com

Bower Center for the Arts (540) 586-4235 bowercenter.org

Osterbind Law, PLLC (434) 515-2807 osterbindlaw.com

Arts and Entertainment Charlottesville Ballet (434) 973-2555 CBLynchburg.org

Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra (434) 845-6604 lynchburgsymphony.org Riverviews Artspace (434) 610-5447 riverviews.net

Petty, Livingston, Dawson & Richards, PC (434) 846-2768 pldrlaw.com

Zips Car Wash (540) 580-7761 zipscarwash.com Automobile Parts Dealers Apple Ford (434) 385-5012 applefordva.com Automobile Repair and Maintenance Apple Ford (434) 385-5012 applefordva.com LYNCHBURGREGION.ORG 69


DIRECTORY Bee Line Transport, Inc. (434) 239-5386 beelinetransportinc.com

Atlantic Union Bank - Forest Branch (434) 525-2000 bankatunion.com

Carter Bank and Trust (434) 845-0816 CBTCares.com

Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center (434) 316-5600 quicklane.com/store. html?dealer=QL894

Bank of America (540) 985-4114 bankofamerica.com

Carter Bank and Trust Graves Mill Road (434) 316-9500 CBTCares.com

MAACO Collision Repair and Paint (434) 846-8553 maaco.com RNR Tire Express (434) 319-5196 Rnrtires.com/Virginia Sandrof Auto Body, Inc. (434) 385-4444 sandrofautobody.net Bakers - Retail Simply Vanilla Gourmet Cheesecakes (434) 534-3152 simplyvanillagourmet.com Simply Vanilla Gourmet Cheesecakes - River Ridge (434) 534-3152 simplyvanillagourmet.com Sugar Blush Bakery (434) 942-7280 sugarblushbakery.com Banking American National Bank and Trust Company - Graves Mill (434) 386-6300 amnb.com American National Bank and Trust Company - Timberlake (434) 455-6530 amnb.com Atlantic Union Bank - Bedford Branch (540) 587-3186 atlanticunionbank.com Atlantic Union Bank Commercial (434) 534-6791 bankatunion.com 70 INSIDE LYNCHBURG REGION 2022

Bank of America - Wards Road (434) 832-6410 bankofamerica.com Bank of the James - Altavista (434) 608-7006 bankofthejames.bank Bank of the James - Amherst (434) 946-9777 bankofthejames.bank Bank of the James - Appomattox (434) 352-5500 bankofthejames.bank Bank of the James - Bedford (540) 587-8646 bankofthejames.bank Bank of the James - Boonsboro (434) 384-8588 bankofthejames.bank Bank of the James - Forest (434) 534-8080 bankofthejames.bank Bank of the James - Fort Avenue (434) 237-1144 bankofthejames.bank Bank of the James - Madison Heights (434) 846-8887 bankofthejames.bank Bank of the James - Main Office (434) 846-2000 bankofthejames.bank Bank of the James - Rustburg (434) 455-7690 bankofthejames.bank Carter Bank & Trust - Forest Road (540) 587-0652 CBTCares.com Carter Bank & Trust - Waterlick Road (434) 239-7383 cbtcares.com

Central Virginia FCU - Your Community Credit Union Forest (434) 528-9016 cvfcu.com Central Virginia FCU - Your Community Credit Union - Madison Heights (434) 528-9016 cvfcu.com Central Virginia FCU - Your Community Credit Union - Mt. Athos (434) 528-9016 cvfcu.com Central Virginia FCU - Your Community Credit Union Old Forest Road (434) 528-9016 cvfcu.com Central Virginia FCU - Your Community Credit Union Timberlake (434) 528-9016 cvfcu.com First Bank & Trust Company (434) 455-0888 firstbank.com First Bank & Trust Company Wards Road (434) 509-1301 firstbank.com First Citizens Bank - Old Forest Road (434) 386-5500 firstcitizens.com First Citizens Bank - Timberlake Road (434) 582-4763 firstcitizens.com


First National Bank - Airport (434) 237-3788 1stnatbk.com

Truist - South Amherst Highway (434) 209-6117 suntrust.com

First National Bank - Forest (434) 534-0451 1stnatbk.com

Truist - Timberlake (434) 239-5758 bbandt.com

First National Bank Timberlake Road (434) 237-7936 1stnatbk.com

Truist - Wards Road (434) 847-3870 bbt.com

First National Bank Old Forest Road (434) 385-4432 1stnatbk.com First National Bank - Graves Mill (434) 473-6600 1stnatbk.com First National Bank - Main Street (434) 485-5999 1stnatbk.com First National Bank - Rustburg (434) 332-1742 1stnatbk.com First National Bank Odd Fellows Road (434) 333-6801 1stnatbk.com Pinnacle Financial Partners (434) 485-0154 pnfp.com Select Bank - Main Office (434) 455-1700 myselectbank.com Select Bank - Timberlake Road (434) 455-1700 myselectbank.com Truist - Boonsboro (434) 209-6095 suntrust.com Truist - Commercial (434) 847-3701 bbandt.com Truist - Fort Hill (434) 847-3870 bbandt.com Truist - Langhorne (434) 948-1219 bbandt.com

United Bank (434) 485-0090 essexbank.com United Bank - Old Forest Road (434) 385-1650 essexbank.com United Bank - Timberlake (434) 237-1323 essexbank.com Virginia National Bank (434) 817-8621 vnb.com Wells Fargo - Graves Mill (434) 385-0085 wellsfargo.com Wells Fargo - Langhorne Road (434) 528-6824 wellsfargo.com Wells Fargo - Madison Heights (434) 929-2109 wellsfargo.com Wells Fargo - Main Office (434) 544-2566 wellsfargo.com Wells Fargo - River Ridge (434) 528-6834 wellsfargo.com Wells Fargo - Waterlick Plaza (434) 832-1500 wellsfargo.com Woodforest National Bank Madison Heights (434) 528-4035 woodforest.com Woodforest National Bank Old Forest Road (434) 385-5304 woodforest.com LYNCHBURGREGION.ORG 71


DIRECTORY Banquet Facility Oakwood Country Club (434) 384-8181 oakwoodcc.net Barber Shops Gentleman John's Classic Barber Shop (434) 841-0330 gentlemanjohnsbarbers.com Sport Clips Haircuts for Men and Boys (434) 832-1370 haircutmenlynchburgva.com Baseball Clubs Lynchburg Hillcats (434) 528-1144 lynchburg-hillcats.com Beauty Salons Southern Worxs Hair Studio River Ridge Mall (434) 509-2557 Southernworxs.com Beer and Ale - Wholesale Blue Ridge Beverage, Inc. (434) 385-8207 blueridgebeverage.com Boiler Sales and Service Industrial Heating Company, Inc. (434) 846-3216 industrialheatingco.com Book Stores Mardel Christian Bookstore (434) 237-2427 mardel.com Brewery Starr Hill On Main (434) 219-6441 starrhill.com/Lynchburg

72 INSIDE LYNCHBURG REGION 2022

Three Roads Brewing Company (434) 386-8185 3roadsbrewing.com/Lynchburg Building Materials - Wholesale Taylor Brothers (434) 237-8100 taylorbrothers.com Burial Vaults Sam Green Vault Corporation (434) 929-2323 Bus Dealers Sonny Merryman (434) 821-1000 sonnymerryman.com Bus Transit Systems Greater Lynchburg Transit Company (GLTC) (434) 455-5080 GLTConline.com Business Associations Better Business Bureau (800) 533-5501 bbb.org Virginia Credit Union League (434) 237-9600 vacul.org Business Development Azadeh Bennett (434) 515-0747 azadehbennett.com Business Finances FinTeam Business Consulting (434) 200-9391 thefinteam.com Business Services Concentrix (434) 455-9021 concentrix.com


Evolving Solution Services (434) 473-7805 evolvingsolutionservices.com GrantMatch, Inc. (434) 771-0150 Ext. 108 us.grantmatch.com Hancock Business Management Services, LLC (804) 248-1616 hancockbms.com ZenBusiness (512) 814-6420 zenbusiness.com/virginia-llc Campgrounds Lynchburg / Blue Ridge Parkway KOA Campground (434) 299-5228 koa.com/campgrounds/Lynchburg Camps - Educational Holiday Lake 4-H Educational Center, Inc. (434) 248-5444 holidaylake4h.com Camps - Recreational Thousand Trails, Inc. (434) 332-6672 thousandtrails.com Carpet and Rug Stores Carpetland USA (434) 237-5600 carpetlandusava.com Piedmont Floor Show Carpet One (434) 237-6233 carpetone.com Carpet and Upholstery Cleaners Kidd’s Restoration & Cleaning Services (434) 847-1281 kiddsservices.com ServiceMaster of Lynchburg (434) 385-7862 servicemasterrestore.com

Catalog Mail Order J. Crew (434) 385-6700 jcrew.com

Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline Council (540) 777-5117 gsvsc.org

Caterers

Churches

Charley’s (434) 237-5988 charleyslynchburg.com

Thomas Road Baptist Church (434) 239-9281 trbc.org

Chick-fil-A (434) 239-2557 cfalynchburg.com

Cigar Retail & Lounge

Meriwether-Godsey, Inc. (434) 384-3663 merig.com Purple Door Gourmet Kitchen 434-386-8655 purpledoorcatering.com Cellular Telephone Services U. S. Cellular - Old Forest Road (434) 385-1641 uscellular.com U. S. Cellular - Wards Road (434) 832-0808 uscellular.com Chambers - Central Virginia Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance - Chamber and Economic Development (434) 845-5966 lynchburgregion.org Child and Youth Organizations Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Virginia (434) 528-0400 bigcva.org CASA of Central Virginia, Inc. (434) 485-7260 cvcasa.org CASA of Central Virginia, Inc. Bedford (540) 586-4932 cvcasa.org

Pap’s Cigar Co. (434) 338-1886 papscigarco.com Civic Organizations Miss Virginia Organization (540) 797-8791 missva.org Coffee Shops La Vida Coffee + Market, Inc. (434) 215-3332 lavidacoffeemarket.com Collection Agencies Creditors Service Agency, Inc. (434) 845-5908 creditorsservice.com Commercial Insurance Agencies Hedges Insurance Agency, LLC (434) 237-2021 hedgesinsurance.net Commercial Leasing Altus Group, Inc. (540) 400-6288 altusconstruction.com Community Action Organizations Blue Ridge Area Food Bank, Inc. (434) 845-4099 brafb.org

LYNCHBURGREGION.ORG 73


DIRECTORY Downtown Lynchburg Association (434) 485-7250 downtownlynchburg.com Lynchburg Community Action Group, Inc. (434) 846-3174 lyncag.org Lynchburg Daily Bread (434) 845-5703 lynchburgdailybread.com Computer Consultants Integration and Design Rose Computers & Networks (434) 385-5000 rosecomputers.com Computers - Cloud Computing CloudFit Software, LLC (434) 548-0015 cloudfitsoftware.com Computers - Consulting & Software Development Upsource Solutions LLC (303) 332-1577 upsourceit.com Computers Information Security DataPrivia, Inc. (434) 473-4911 DataPrivia.com Computers Network Systems Services Seiontec Systems, LLC (434) 509-4836 seiontec.com Construction Engineering Services CSE, Inc. (434) 845-7536 cseonline.net

74 INSIDE LYNCHBURG REGION 2022

Construction Water and Sewer

Consultants - Business Training and Facilitation

George E. Jones & Sons, Inc. (434) 946-5455 gejonesinc.com

All Points EAP & Organizations Services, LLC (434) 845-1246 allpointseap.org

Construction Management Hourigan (804) 305-8802 hourigan.group The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company (540) 970-1700 whiting-turner.com Consultants - Business Development Business Development Centre, Inc. (434) 582-6100 lbdc.com Central Virginia Workforce Development Board (434) 818-7612 vcwcentralregion.com Group One Associates, Inc. (434) 821-0001 facebook.com/grouponeassociatesinc SCORE - Lynchburg Office (434) 582-4560 score.org Small Business Development Center Lynchburg Region (434) 845-5966 sbdcLYHr.org Consultants - Business Finances and Services Advantage Merchant Systems, LLC (800) 350-7420 advantagemerchantsystems.com MacKizer Behavioral Analysis Consulting, Inc (434) 907-5541 MacKizerBAC.com Strategic Sustainability Consulting (202) 380-7544 sustainabilityconsulting.com

Define Success Coaching & Facilitation (434) 509-1610 define-success.com Consultants - Coaching Chal Nunn Executive Coaching and Consulting (434) 944-4385 J. Wills Coaching 202 677 3785 jwillscoaching.com Maggie H. Smith, Human Resources Solutions LLC (978) 821-5986 maggiehsmithhr.com Consultants Economic Development Sanford Holshouser Economic Development Consulting (SHEDC) (540) 392-3321 SHEDC.com Consultants - Environmental/ Quality Assurance Environmental Standards, Inc. (434) 293-4039 envstd.com Consultants Facility Management Pyle Solutions LLC (888) 900-3006 PyleSolutions.com Consultants - Healthcare HealthShift (434) 401-1705


Consultants - Human Resources

Consulting Technology Strategy & Design

All Points EAP & Organizations Services, LLC (434) 845-1246 allpointseap.org

Salmon Upstream, LLC (434) 444-1200 salmonupstream.com

Define Success Coaching & Facilitation (434) 509-1610 define-success.com HR Factor (434) 215-8178 hr-factor.com Consultants - Local Government Central Virginia Planning District Commission (434) 845-3491 cvpdc.org Consultants - Management Group One Associates, Inc. (434) 821-0001 facebook.com/grouponeassociatesinc Consultants - Personnel Rowland Leadership Training and Consulting (814) 241-6070 RowlandLTC.com Consultants - Strategic Planning Blue Ridge Resources (540) 977-3755 kbyoung.net Consultants Strategic Planning - Coaching Strategic Doers Group (434) 215-3196 strategicdoersgroup.com Consultants Wireless Engineering

Contractors Commercial & Industrial Coleman-Adams Construction, Inc. (434) 525-4700 coleman-adams.com Consolidated Construction Services (540) 725-3900 ccsroa.com English Construction Company, Inc. (434) 845-0301 englishconst.com Jamerson-Lewis Construction (434) 845-3468 jamersonlewis.com Long Meadows, Inc. (434) 821-2995 longmeadows.net Contractors - Control Systems Southern Air, Inc. (434) 385-6200 southern-air.com Contractors - Electrical Hickey Electric, Generators, Heating and Air (434) 845-3988 HickeyElectricCo.com Southern Air, Inc. (434) 385-6200 southern-air.com Contractors - General CS Custom Structures, Inc. (434) 832-0040 customstructuresinc.com George E. Jones & Sons, Inc. (434) 946-5455 gejonesinc.com

Innovative Wireless Technologies (434) 316-5230 iwtwireless.com LYNCHBURGREGION.ORG 75


DIRECTORY Kidd’s Restoration & Cleaning Services (434) 847-1281 kiddsservices.com R. M. Gantt Construction (434) 316-0090 rmgantt.com Contractors - HVAC Consumers/Dornin-Adams, Inc. (434) 846-2761 consumersdornin-adamsva.com Southern Air, Inc. (434) 385-6200 southern-air.com Contractors - Masonry Hippo Seal, Inc. (434) 439-4213 hipposealcaulking.com Contractors - Mechanical Southern Air, Inc. (434) 385-6200 southern-air.com Contractors - Paving Boxley - Asphalt (434) 239-0383 boxley.com Contractors - Plumbing Martineau Contracting (434) 660-4059 Southern Air, Inc. (434) 385-6200 southern-air.com Contractors - Residential Chad Rakos Exterior Cleaning (540) 816-0369 rakosclean.com Gerdy Construction Company (434) 845-1111 gerdyconstruction.wordpress.com L. G. Flint General Contractors (434) 384-5200 lgflint.com 76 INSIDE LYNCHBURG REGION 2022

Long Meadows, Inc. (434) 821-2995 longmeadows.net Mr. Handyman of Lynchburg, Madison Heights and Forest (434) 831-6111 mrhandyman.com R. M. Gantt Construction (434) 316-0090 rmgantt.com VA State Paint Authority (434) 363-8892 vapaintauthority.com Contractors - Roofing Consumers/Dornin-Adams, Inc. (434) 846-2761 consumersdornin-adamsva.com Klaus Roofing of Central Virginia (434) 942-4575 klausroofingofcentralva.com Woodall & Lang, Inc. (434) 845-7031 woodall-lang.com Contractors - Sheet Metal Bennett’s Mechanical Technician Services Co. (434) 369-6310 bennettsmechanical.com Consumers/Dornin-Adams, Inc. (434) 846-2761 consumersdornin-adamsva.com Convenience Food and Gas Stores Quik-E Food Stores (434) 385-5040 quikefoods.com Sheetz Inc. - Airport (434) 832-1416 sheetz.com Sheetz Inc. - Forest (434) 534-9405 sheetz.com Sheetz Inc. - Lakeside Drive (434) 316-5357 sheetz.com


Sheetz Inc. - Madison Heights (434) 929-2222 sheetz.com Sheetz Inc. - Timberlake (434) 534-3255 sheetz.com Sheetz Inc. - Wards Road (434) 239-5551 sheetz.com Convention and Conference Center Craddock Terry Hotel & Event Center (434) 455-1500 craddockterryhotel.com Elston Inn & Conference Center (434) 381-6207 elstoninn.com

Central Virginia FCU - Your Community Credit Union - Forest (434) 528-9016 cvfcu.com Central Virginia FCU - Your Community Credit Union - Madison Heights (434) 528-9016 cvfcu.com Central Virginia FCU- Your Community Credit Union Mt. Athos (434) 528-9016 cvfcu.com Central Virginia FCU - Your Community Credit Union Old Forest Rd (434) 528-9016 cvfcu.com

Liberty Mountain Conference Center (434) 592-5600 libertymountainconferencecenter.com

Central Virginia FCU - Your Community Credit Union Timberlake (434) 528-9016 cvfcu.com

Convention and Visitors Bureaus

Freedom First Credit Union (540) 389-0244 freedomfirst.com

Lynchburg Visitor Services (434) 485-7290 LynchburgVirginia.org Copiers Old Dominion Imaging Systems, Inc. (434) 939-7499 copyodis.com Counseling Services Hope for Tomorrow (434) 239-4949 hopefortomorrowcounseling.org Credit Unions Beacon Credit Union (434) 237-1566 mybcu.org Beacon Credit Union - Forest (434) 237-1566 mybcu.org

Member One FCU - Timberlake (800) 666-8811 memberonefcu.com Member One FCU - Forest (800) 666-8811 memberonefcu.com Member One FCU - Old Forest Road (800) 666-8811 memberonefcu.com ValleyStar Credit Union (800) 475-6328 valleystar.org Crushed Stone Boxley (434) 239-9249 Boxley.com Boxley - Mt. Athos (434) 845-4587 Boxley.com

Boxley - Piney River (434) 277-5831 Boxley.com Day Care - Children Downtown YMCA (434) 847-5597 ymcacva.org Dentists Bedford Community Dental Center (540) 425-7914 jhcvirginia.org Forest Hill Endodontics (434) 439-4942 foresthillendo.com James River Dental Clinic (434) 847-4691 jhcvirginia.org Lynchburg Dental Center (434) 384-7611 lynchburgdentist.com Peery & Woolwine Family Dentistry (434) 847-5331 peeryfamilydentistry.com Riley Dental Associates, PC (434) 385-7707 rileydentalassociates.com Department Stores Walmart Stores, Inc. Old Forest Road (434) 200-9132 walmart.com Walmart Stores, Inc. - Wards Road (434) 832-0304 walmartstores.com Document Management Commonwealth Document Management (434) 797-2332

commonwealthdocumentmanagement.com

Duct Cleaning Southern Air, Inc. (434) 385-6200 southern-air.com LYNCHBURGREGION.ORG 77


DIRECTORY Education

Electrical & Generators

Liberty University Online (434) 582-2000 liberty.edu/online

Wooldridge Heating · Air · Electrical (434) 239-0371 wooldridgeheatingandair.com Electrical Supply Stores

Lynchburg Beacon of Hope (434) 849-8617 beaconofhopelynchburg.org Nation’s Best CPR (434) 386-7910 nationsbestcpr.com Partners in Education (434) 515-5300 lcsedu.net/community/partnerseducation Vector Space (434) 515-1584 vector-space.org XLR8-Lynchburg Regional Governor’s STEM Academy (434) 832-7731 xlr8academy.com Educational Arts

Foster Electric Co., Inc. (434) 528-4100 fosterelectric.com WESCO Distribution, Inc. (434) 845-0948 wesco.com Employee Assistance Programs All Points EAP & Organizations Services, LLC (434) 845-1246 allpointseap.org Employment Agencies Manpower, Inc. (434) 832-0266 us.manpower.com

AR Workshop Lynchburg (434) 333-8296 arworkshop.com/Lynchburg

Manpower, Inc. - Altavista (434) 369-6602 us.manpower.com

tor-bee LLC (815) 272-6625 tor-bee.com

Employment Services Training

Educational Resources Partners in Education (434) 515-5300 lcsedu.net/community/partnerseducation Electric Power Companies Appalachian Power (800) 956-4237 appalachianpower.com Southside Electric Cooperative (434) 645-3276 sec.coop

78 INSIDE LYNCHBURG REGION 2022

Goodwill Industries of the Valleys Madison Heights (434) 200-9920 goodwillvalleys.com VA Career Works - Central Region (434) 455-5940 vcwcentralregion.com Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (434) 947-6721 vadars.org Engineering Services Accupoint Surveying & Design, LLC (434) 610-4334 accupointsurveying.com

Balzer and Associates, Inc. (434) 528-5184 balzer.cc TRAX, LLC (434) 485-7100 energy.traxintl.com Engineers Hurt & Proffitt, Inc. (434) 847-7796 handp.com Master Engineers and Designers, Inc. (434) 846-1350 MasterEngineersInc.com NovaTech (434) 239-1979 novatechusa.com Wiley | Wilson (434) 947-1901 wileywilson.com Entertainment and Recreation LaHaye Ice Center (434) 592-3953 lahayeicecenter.net Liberty Mountain Snowflex Centre (434) 582-3539 liberty.edu/snowflex LU Athletics (434) 592-5099 libertyflames.com LU Flames Club (434) 582-2582 liberty.edu/flamesclub Putt-Putt of Lynchburg, LLC (434) 237-PUTT (7888) puttputt.com/Lynchburg Spectrum Arts Society (434) 826-9521 spectrumartsociety.org The Ridge (570) 878-3320 theridgeva.com


Environmental & Ecological Services Central Virginia Land Conservancy (434) 942-4320 cvalc.org W. E. L., Inc. (434) 993-2210 welinc.com Event Venue Add Logo (724) 900-4131 addlogo.org Extended Stay Lodging Homewood Suites (434) 333-6828 hilton.com/en/homewood Eyewear - Wholesaler Bausch Health Companies (434) 385-0407 bausch.com Family Services & Credit Counseling HumanKind (434) 384-3131 humankind.org Fences Crowned Fence (304) 237-5682 crownedfence.com Financial Advisory Services Abe Loper - Loper Financial (434) 214-0078 loperfinancial.com Barracks Financial Group (434) 582-9624 financialprofessionals.massmutual. com/us/va/Lynchburg/barracksfinancial-group Davenport & Company LLC (844) 884-1331 davenportllc.com

Edward Jones - Cristina Peniche (434) 385-5613 edwardjones.com/us-en/financialadvisor/cristina-peniche Financial Designs (434) 528-0051 financialdesigns.com Ford Mays Wealth Management (434) 239-8810 fordmays.com HSC Wealth Advisors (434) 316-9356 hscwealthadvisors.com Lynchburg Wealth Management (434) 515-0380 lynchburgwealth.com Northwestern Mutual (434) 485-8700 mattlloyd.nm Roberson Financial Services (434) 528-4645 Robersonfinancial.com State Farm Insurance - Chip Harvey (434) 237-2975 chipharvey.com Stifel (434) 845-1000 stifel.com Wilkinson Wealth Management, LLC (434) 202-2521 wilkinsonwm.com Financial Services Wells Fargo Advisors (434) 832-8425 WellsFargoAdvisors.com Fire Department Fire Department - City of Lynchburg (434) 455-6340 lynchburgva.gov/fire Fire Protection Equipment Fire & Safety Equipment Co., Inc. (434) 993-2425 fireandsafety.net

LYNCHBURGREGION.ORG 79


DIRECTORY Fitness and Recreational Sports Center Bowen Wellness Center (YMCA) (434) 200-7097 ymcacva.org/bowen-wellness-center Downtown YMCA (434) 847-5597 ymcacva.org Jamerson Family YMCA (434) 582-1900 ymcacva.org SNAP Fitness of Lynchburg (434) 384-6600 snapfitness.com/lynchburgva Y Express (YMCA) (434) 455-5996 ymcacva.org/y-express.html YMCA of Central Virginia (434) 616-4590 ymcacva.org Florists - Retail bloom by Doyle’s (434) 846-6581 doylesflorist.com Food Products or Services Conner Produce Co., Inc. (434) 845-4583 Time To Eat Lynchburg (434) 439-3355 TimeToEatLynchburg.com Foundations Health Organizations

Watts Petroleum Corporation (434) 846-6509 wattspetroleum.com Funeral Homes or Crematories Diuguid Funeral Service (434) 385-8900 diuguidfuneralservice.com Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory (434) 237-9424 tharpfuneralhome.com Whitten Funeral Homes Monelison Chapel (434) 929-5712 whittenmonelison.com Whitten Funeral Homes - Park Avenue (434) 845-4521 whittenparkavenue.com Whitten Funeral Homes Timberlake Chapel (434) 239-0331 whittentimberlake.com Furniture Stores Espace Concepts (434) 439-2849 EspaceConceptsVA.com Grand Home Furnishings (434) 239-5900 grandhomefurnishings.com/ Lynchburg.php

Centra Foundation (434) 200-4790 CentraFoundation.com

Schewels Home (434) 239-7755 schewels.com

Fuel Oil Dealers

Garden Centers

Candler Oil Company, Inc. (434) 847-4453 candleroil.com Foster Fuels Inc. (434) 376-2322 fosterfuels.com

80 INSIDE LYNCHBURG REGION 2022

Foster Fuels Inc. - Forest (434) 333-0897 fosterfuels.com

Gary’s Garden Center (434) 239-5282 garysgardencenter.com Virginia Garden Supply (434) 384-2441 vagardensupply.com


Gas - Natural Columbia Gas of Virginia (800) 543-8911 columbiagasva.com Gas - Propane Davenport Energy, Inc. 434-432-0251 davenportenergy.com Francis Oil and Propane, Inc. (434) 376-2418 francisoil.com Pembina Resource Services (USA) (434) 845-1299 pembina.com Watts Petroleum Corporation (434) 846-6509 wattspetroleum.com General Merchandise - Retail Heas Energy (804) 495-3198 heasenergy.com Gift Shops ACCENTS Flags & Gifts (434) 847-0576 accentsflagsandgifts.com Farmbasket (434) 528-1107 thefarmbasket.com Lynchburg Community Market (434) 455-4485 lynchburgcommunitymarket.com Golf Courses Boonsboro Country Club (434) 384-2111 boonsborocc.com London Downs Golf Club (434) 525-4653 londondowns.com Government - City City of Lynchburg (434) 455-3990 lynchburgva.gov

Office of Economic Development & Tourism - City of Lynchburg (434) 455-4490 opportunitylynchburg.com

Health and Wellness

Visit Lynchburg - Convention & Meetings Services (434) 485-7295 LynchburgVirginia.org

Nature’s Outlet (434) 215-3102 naturesoutlet.net

Government - County Campbell County (434) 592-9595 co.campbell.va.us Government - Regional Agency Lynchburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority (434) 485-7200 lynchburghousing.org RIDE Solutions, Agency of Region 2000 Local Government Council (434) 845-3491 ridesolutions.org Government Official Senator Stephen D. Newman (434) 385-1065 senatornewman.com Grantmaking Foundations

HealthWorks (434) 200-6933 hw4me.com

Virginia Vein & Wellness Center (434) 333-6799 virginiaveinandwellness.com Workout Anytime Lynchburg (434) 515-0045 workoutanytime.com/Lynchburg Health Care - Clinic CHIRO-MED Health Center (434) 316-0100 chiro-medhc.com Health Care - Medical BrightView Health (833) 510-4357 brightviewhealth.com Health Care (Mental Health Support Services) Groups Recover Together (434) 326-4908 joingroups.com

The Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation (434) 845-6500 lynchburgfoundation.org

Proving What’s Possible (434) 608-2618 ProvingWhatsPossible.com

Hardware Stores

Free Clinic of Central Virginia (434) 610-8481 freeclinicva.org

Overstreet Ace Hardware & Home (434) 363-3797 overstreethardware.com Overstreet Ace Hardware & Rental (434) 385-5150 lynchburgtruevalue.com Health and Beauty Southern Worxs Hair Studio (434) 455-2523

Health Clinic - Non-Profit

Health Insurance Humana Health Insurance (434) 258-7946 humana.com Innovative Insurance Group (434) 384-9391 thinkinnovative.net

LYNCHBURGREGION.ORG 81


DIRECTORY Piedmont Community Health Plan (434) 947-4463 pchp.net Health Organizations Voluntary Alzheimer’s Association Central and Western Virginia Chapter (434) 329-7927 alz.org/cwva Healthcare Technology Benchmark Systems (434) 528-1038 benchmarksystems.com Hearing Aid Stores Soundz Hearing CVA (434) 239-4327 soundzhearingcva.com Heating and Cooling Distribution N. B. Handy Company (434) 847-4495 nbhandy.com Southern Refrigeration Corp. (434) 846-6028 srcusa.com Heating and Cooling Installation Hickey Electric, Generators, Heating and Air (434) 845-3988 HickeyElectricCo.com Terrell E. Moseley, Inc. (434) 847-1223 terrellemoseley.com

Historical Sites National D-Day Memorial Foundation (540) 586-3329 dday.org Red Hill - Patrick Henry National Memorial (434) 376-2044 RedHill.org Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest (434) 525-1806 poplarforest.org Home Health Services Centra Home Health (434) 200-4111 centrahealth.com Centra PACE - All Inclusive Care (434) 200-6516 centrahealth.com/services/paceprogram-all-inclusive-care-elderly

Centra Hospice (434) 200-3204 centrahealth.com Hospitals - General Medical and Surgical Centra (434) 200-4700 centrahealth.com Lynchburg General Hospital (434) 200-3000 centrahealth.com Surgery Center of Lynchburg (434) 947-7700 surgerycenteroflynchburg.com Virginia Baptist Hospital (434) 200-3000 centrahealth.com

Home Instead Senior Care (434) 385-0321 homeinstead.com/514

Hotels and Motels

Lynchburg Services of Health (434) 316-8097 lynchburgservicesofhealth.com Professional Home Care (434) 213-5712 my-pro-homecare.com Senior Independence (434) 386-3800 sihomecare.org Home Improvements Cenvar Roofing (434) 849-7297 cenvarroofing.com

Historical Preservation and Restoration Services

Fortress Foundation Solutions (434) 299-9393 fortressfoundationsolutions.com

82 INSIDE LYNCHBURG REGION 2022

Hospice

First Dominion Home Health Care (434) 384-2800 fdhhhomecare.com

Wooldridge Heating · Air · Electrical (434) 239-0371 wooldridgeheatingandair.com

Lynchburg Historical Foundation (434) 528-5353 lynchburghistoricalfoundation.org

Tamara Lemon, A Fresh Take On Organization (434) 515-1193 tamaralemon.com

Berry Hill Resort and Conference Center (434) 517-7000 berryhillresort.com Courtyard by Marriott (434) 846-7900 courtyard.com/lyhcy Craddock Terry Hotel & Event Center (434) 455-1500 craddockterryhotel.com Eagle Eyrie Baptist Conference Center (434) 384-2211 eagleeyrie.org Elston Inn & Conference Center (434) 381-6207 elstoninn.com Fairfield Inn & Suites Lynchburg Liberty University (434) 845-1700 marriott.com/lyhfi


Hilton Garden Inn Lynchburg (434) 239-3006 Lynchburg.hgi.com

Horizon Behavioral Health (434) 477-5000 horizonbh.org

La Quinta Inn & Suites (434) 847-8655 laquintalynchburg.com

Intercept Youth Services (434) 989-8866 intercepthealthtfc.com

Lynchburg Grand Hotel (434) 528-2500 lynchburggrandhotel.com

Lynchburg Area Center for Independent Living (434) 528-4971 lacil.org

Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Lynchburg, VA (434) 239-2300 wyndhamhotels.com/microtel Peaks of Otter Lodge (540) 843-2100 peaksofotter.com The Virginian Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton (434) 329-3200 thevirginianhotel.com

Meals on Wheels of Greater Lynchburg (434) 847-0796 mealsonwheelslynchburg.org Miriam’s House (434) 847-1101 miriamshouse.org Patrick Henry Family Services (434) 376-2006 patrickhenry.org

TRU by Hilton (434) 772-1610 trubyhilton.com

United Way of Central Virginia, Inc. (434) 846-8467 unitedwaycv.org

Hotels and Motels Extended Stay Lodging

Humane Societies

Residence Inn by Marriott Lynchburg (434) 616-4000 Marriott.com/LYHRI Human Resources Organizations Lynchburg Regional SHRM Inc. lrshrm.shrm.org Human Services Organizations American Red Cross Blood Services (434) 845-1234 redcrossblood.org American Red Cross of Blue Ridge Virginia (434) 845-1234 redcross.org/local/virginia.html Gleaning For The World, Inc. (434) 993-3600 gftw.org

Lynchburg Humane Society (434) 846-1438 lynchburghumane.org Ice Distributor Blue Ridge Ice (434) 455-7182 blueridgeice.com Industrial Equipment & Supplies Sunbelt Rentals (434) 338-1400 sunbeltrentals.com Industrial Maintenance Bennett’s Mechanical Technician Services Co. (434) 369-6310 bennettsmechanical.com Consumers/Dornin-Adams, Inc. (434) 846-2761 consumersdornin-adamsva.com LYNCHBURGREGION.ORG 83


DIRECTORY Southern Air, Inc. (434) 385-6200 southern-air.com Inn - Medical Care Centra’s Rosemary & George Dawson Inn (434) 200-7829 dawsoninn.centrahealth.com Insurance Agencies Bankers Insurance, LLC. (434) 845-5165 bankersinsurance.net/location/ Lynchburg Campbell Insurance (434) 847-5541 campbellins.com Chapman Insurance Agency Inc (434) 385-4747 LynchburgAgent.com Financial Designs (434) 528-0051 financialdesigns.com

State Farm Insurance - Chip Harvey (434) 237-2975 chipharvey.com WoodmenLife - Alexander Jackson (434) 401-9463 woodmenlife.org/reps/ AlexanderJackson Insurance Claims Adjusting Hughes & Associates (434) 846-5555 hughespa.com Interior Design and Decorating Services James T. Davis Paint & Design Center (434) 846-2721 jamestdavis.com Internet Service Providers Segra (833) 407-3472 segra.com

Genworth Financial (434) 845-0911 genworth.com

Seiontec Systems, LLC (434) 509-4836 seiontec.com

Hedges Insurance Agency, LCC (434) 237-2021 hedgesinsurance.net

Investment Advisory Services

Liberty Mutual (434) 426-6821 libertymutual.com New York Life - Brian Landergan (434) 401-9622 newyorklife.com/agent/brlandergan Northwestern Mutual (434) 485-8700 mattlloyd.nm Richards Insurance (434) 384-3900 richardsgroupinc.com Scott Insurance (434) 832-2100 scottins.com

84 INSIDE LYNCHBURG REGION 2022

BOTJ Investment Group, Inc. (434) 846-2279 bankofthejames.bank/investmentservices CAPTRUST (434) 847-6600 captrustadvisors.com Financial Designs (434) 528-0051 financialdesigns.com Flippin, Bruce and Porter, Inc. (434) 845-4900 fbpinc.com MontVue Capital Management (434) 455-2795 montvue.com Pettyjohn, Wood & White, Inc. (434) 845-1266 pwandw.com


Stifel (434) 845-1000 stifel.com

Kubota of Lynchburg (434) 534-7274 kubotaoflynchburg.com

Yorktown Management & Research Company, Inc. (434) 846-1361 yorktownfunds.com

Lawn and Grounds Maintenance

Janitorial Services

Arboristry Associates, Inc. (434) 263-4324 arboristry.com

Doug’s Lawn & Cleaning Service, Inc. (434) 845-8992 dougslawnandcleaningservices.com

Doug’s Lawn & Cleaning Service, Inc. (434) 845-8992 dougslawnandcleaningservices.com

Kidd’s Restoration & Cleaning Services (434) 847-1281 kiddsservices.com Polished 2 Perfection (434) 213-5712 polished2perfectiononline.com

Leather Wholesalers Moore & Giles, Inc. (434) 846-5281 mooreandgiles.com/leather Libraries

Virginia Maintenance Company, Inc. (434) 239-2609 virginiamaintenancecompany.com

Public Library - City of Lynchburg (434) 455-6300 lynchburgva.gov/publiclibrary

Jewelry Stores Grace Marie Jewelry & Design (434) 386-8422 GraceMarieJewelers.com

Executive Town Car & Limousine Service, Inc. (540) 345-5600 etclimo.com

Land Surveying & Soil Testing

Lumber

Limousine Services

Manufacturers Balancing Machines American Hofmann Corp. (434) 522-0300 hofmann-global.com Manufacturers Concrete Block Boxley - Block (434) 846-2766 boxley.com Manufacturers Concrete Ready Mix Lynchburg Ready Mix Concrete Co., Inc. (434) 846-6563 lrmcc.com Manufacturers - Consumer Package Goods Fleet Laboratories (434) 528-4000 fleetlabs.com KDC/One Lynchburg (434) 845-7073 kdc-one.com Manufacturers Containerboard Georgia-Pacific (434) 422-1675 gp.com

Accupoint Surveying & Design, LLC (434) 610-4334 accupointsurveying.com

Consdan International LLC (434) 321-9031 dnb.com

Landscape Services

AMG, Inc. (434) 385-7525 amg-inc.net

Intercon, Inc. (434) 525-3390 interconinc.com

Mailing Services

Manufacturers - General

Doug’s Lawn & Cleaning Service, Inc. (434) 845-8992 dougslawnandcleaningservices.com Southern Landscape Group (434) 821-6004 soscapes.com Lawn and Garden Supplies Aylor’s Farm & Garden (434) 525-1007 facebook.com/aylors

Machine Shops

BMS Direct, Inc. (434) 239-2684 bmsdirectinc.com

Manufacturers Electronic Assembly

AMG, Inc. (434) 385-7525 amg-inc.net NanoTouch Materials, LLC (888) 411-6843 nanoseptic.com

LYNCHBURGREGION.ORG 85


DIRECTORY Manufacturers - Machining L&R Precision Tooling, Inc. (434) 525-4120 lrprecisiontooling.com Manufacturers Material Handling Belvac Production Machinery (434) 832-6350 belvac.com Simplimatic Automation (434) 385-9181 simplimatic.com Manufacturers - Nuclear BWX Technologies, Inc. (434) 522-6000 bwxt.com Manufacturers - Packaging International Paper (434) 522-2701 internationalpaper.com LSI (434) 847-4488 lsiworks.org Manufacturers - Pipe U.S. Pipe (434) 845-8021 uspipe.com Manufacturers - Thermoplastic

BNI of SWVA (540) 793-0622 bniswva.com Referral Institute of SWVA (540) 793-0622 bniswva.com Rockit Creative Solutions (434) 363-0140 rockitcreativesolutions.com Masonry Supplies Boxley - Block (434) 846-2766 boxley.com Massage Therapy Massage Envy Spa (434) 385-8600 massageenvy.com Material Handling Equipment

Mirrors Commercial Glass & Plastics, Inc. (434) 385-9200 commercialglassandplastics.com Mold Remediation Southern Air, Inc. (434) 385-6200 southern-air.com

Mortgage Banking

Blue Ridge Chronic Pain Center (434) 515-2775 blueridgechronicpaincenter.com

American National Bank and Trust Company - Mortgage (434) 386-6326 amnb.com

Seven Hills Dermatology (434) 237-3376 sevenhillsdermatology.com

Liberty Ridge Health & Rehabilitation (434) 847-2860 saberhealth.com

86 INSIDE LYNCHBURG REGION 2022

Bennett’s Mechanical Technician Services Co. (434) 369-6310 bennettsmechanical.com

Medical Facility - Clinic

Manufacturers - Transformers

434 Marketing (434) 200-0576 434marketing.com

Millwrights

Monuments and Vaults - Burial

Medical Facility - Residential

Marketing

ChamberSolutions (800) 924-3543 chambersolutions.com/Partners/lrba

Automated Conveyor Systems, Inc. (434) 385-6699 acsconveyor.com

Hanwha Azdel (434) 385-6524 azdel.com

Delta Star, Inc. (434) 845-0921 deltastar.com

Member Benefit Programs

Bridges Treatment Center (434) 200-5700 centrahealth.com

Meeting Space Fairfield Inn & Suites Lynchburg Liberty University (434) 845-1700 marriott.com/lyhfi

Baer & Sons Memorials, Inc. (434) 239-0551

Bank of the James Mortgage (434) 534-8090 bankofthejames.bank Wells Fargo Home Mortgage (434) 385-0627 movement.com/lo/karen-metz Mortgage Companies Colonial Farm Credit (434) 237-7910 colonialfarmcredit.com Movie Theater Venue Cinemas (434) 845-2398 venuemovies.com


Moving & Storage Services Lawrence Companies (540) 966-4561 lawrencemoves.com Museums Daura Museum of Art, University of Lynchburg (434) 544-8343 Lynchburg.edu/daura-museum-of-art Lynchburg Museum (434) 455-6226 lynchburgmuseum.org Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College (434) 947-8136 maiermuseum.org Point of Honor, Inc. (434) 455-6226 pointofhonor.org Red Hill - Patrick Henry National Memorial (434) 376-2044 RedHill.org Nature Center Claytor Nature Center (540) 587-6782 Lynchburg.edu/claytor Newspaper Publishers Nelson County Times (434) 946-7195 newsadvance.com/nelson_county_ times The Amherst New Era-Progress (434) 385-5551 neweraprogress.com The Burg (434) 385-5450 newsadvance.com/the_burg The News & Advance (434) 385-5400 newsadvance.com

Non-profit Professional Organization ALSAC/St.Jude Children’s Research Hospital (757) 687-1200 stjude.org FARRR Foundation (434) 847-5050 thelhcc.org Freedom 4/24 (434) 582-4517 freedom424.org Impact Living Services (434) 533-1088 impactlivingservices.org Innovate Lynchburg (434) 258-8427 innovatelynchburg.com Interfaith Outreach Association (434) 846-6098 interfaithoutreach.org IRON Lives, Inc. (866) 358-4766 ironlives.com Kiwanis Club of Lynchburg (434) 665-8138 facebook.com/lynchburgkiwanis NAACP Amherst Branch 7045 (434) 942-4367 naacp.org NAACP Campbell County Chapter (434) 283-8100 utgradsr.wixsite.com/ naacpcampbellcounty NAACP Lynchburg Branch Unit #7088 (434) 846-3028 naacplynchburg.org National Center for Healthy Veterans (Stone Ridge Foundation) (888) 317-4677 healthyveterans.org Park View Community Mission (434) 845-8468 parkviewmission.org LYNCHBURGREGION.ORG 87


DIRECTORY Puzzled Car Show - Puzzled Events (434) 477-3933 puzzledevents.com The Listening, Inc. (434) 515-2103 welcometothelistening.org Virginia Amateur Sports (540) 343-0987 CommonwealthGames.org YWCA Central Virginia (434) 847-7751 ywcacva.org Nuclear Products & Services Framatome (434) 832-3000 framatome.com Nursing Homes Westminster Canterbury (434) 386-3500 wclynchburg.org Office Furniture Stores Harris Office Furniture Co., Inc. (540) 344-5549 harrisofficefurniture.com Office Machines Stores Cobb Technologies (434) 473-6601 cobbtechnologies.com Virginia Business Systems (434) 529-1185 vabusinesssystems.com Office Supply Stores Staples (434) 846-1919 staples.com The Supply Room Companies (434) 420-1050 thesupplyroom.com Opticians A. G. Jefferson Opticians - Sheffield (434) 846-3937 agjeffersoneyeglasses.com 88 INSIDE LYNCHBURG REGION 2022

Orbital Welding Services Bennett’s Mechanical Technician Services Co. (434) 369-6310 bennettsmechanical.com Orthodontist Appalachian Orthodontics of Lynchburg (434) 515-0370 lynchburgorthodontics.com Children’s Dentistry & Orthodontics of Lynchburg (434) 237-0125 smilelynchburg.com Paint Stores James T. Davis Paint & Design Center (434) 846-2721 jamestdavis.com Paper Distributors Lindenmeyr Munroe (434) 444-2448 lindenmeyrmunroe.com Parking Lot Layout & Marking R. Edward Fielding, Inc. (434) 942-0556 Parks and Recreation Parks and Recreation City of Lynchburg (434) 455-5858 lynchburgparksandrec.com Party Rental Supply Centers Aztec Rental Center (434) 385-5116 aztecrental.com Pawnbroker L. Oppleman, Inc. (434) 845-5751 loppleman.com


Payroll Processing Paylocity (540) 418-5188 paylocity.com Performing Arts Opera on the James (434) 528-3397 operaonthejames.org Pest Control Services Dodson Pest Control (434) 847-9051 dodsonbros.com Petroleum Equipment and Supplies Gas Station Supply (434) 845-3648 gasstationsupply.net Pharmacies Forest Pharmacy (434) 534-3350 theforestpharmacy.com Hill City Pharmacy Inc (434) 237-2221 hillcitypharmacy.com Timberlake Health & Wellness (434) 237-6337 timberlakehealth.com

Rehabilitation Associates of Central Virginia, Inc. (855) 722-8478 racva.com Virginia Baptist Hospital (434) 200-3000 centrahealth.com Physicians - Cardiology Centra Medical Group Stroobants Cardiovascular Center (434) 200-5252 stroobantscardiovascular.com Physicians - Ear, Nose & Throat Blue Ridge Ear, Nose, Throat & Plastic Surgery (434) 947-3993 BlueRidgeENTPS.com Physicians - Family Practice Amelon Square Immediate Care (434) 929-4357 jhcvirginia.org Bedford Community Health Center (540) 425-7910 jhcvirginia.org CVFP - Appomattox (434)3 52-8235 cvfp.net

Photography - Aerials

CVFP - Forest (434) 525-6964 cvfp.net

Kasper UAV (951) 386-5390 kasperuav.com

CVFP - Monelison (434) 846-8421 cvfp.net

Photography Services

CVFP - New London (434) 534-6868 cvfp.net

Property One Photography, LLC (540) 846-3100 PropertyOnePhotography.com Physical Therapists Centra Rehabilitation & Centra Home Health (434) 200-6053 rehab.centrahealth.com

CVFP - Piedmont (434) 846-7374 cvfp.net CVFP - Staunton River (434) 324-9150 cvfp.net

CVFP Immediate Care - Forest (434) 473-7700 walkincares.com CVFP Immediate Care Madison Heights (434) 473-7700 walkincares.com CVFP Medical Group (434) 382-1125 cvfp.net Johnson Health Center (434) 947-5967 jhcvirginia.org Johnson Health Center - Amherst (434) 929-1400 jhcvirginia.org Johnson Health Center - Rustburg (434) 528-0005 jhcvirginia.org Liberty Mountain Medical Group (434) 582-2273 libertymountainmedical.com Lynchburg Women’s & Pediatric Health Services (434) 455-3260 jhcvirginia.org Physicians - Gastroenterology Gastroenterology Associates of Central Virginia, Inc. (434) 384-1862 gastrocentralva.com Physicians - Hematology & Oncology Alan B. Pearson Regional Cancer Center (434) 200-5925 centrahealth.com/cancer Physicians - Internal Medicine CVFP - Internal Medicine (434) 947-3944 cvfp.net

CVFP Immediate Care - Airport (434) 239-0132 walkincares.com LYNCHBURGREGION.ORG 89


DIRECTORY Physicians - Network

Physicians - Urology

CENTRA Medical Group (434) 200-1835 centramedicalgroup.com

Centra Medical Group Urology Center (434) 200-5297 urology.centrahealth.com

Physicians - Ophthalmology Piedmont Eye Center, Inc. (434) 947-3984 piedmonteye.com Physicians - Orthopaedic OrthoVirginia (434) 485-8500 orthovirginia.com Physicians - Radiology Radiology Consultants of Lynchburg (434) 237-4004 lynchburgradiology.com Physicians - Surgeons Centra Medical Group Stroobants Cardiovascular Center (Cardiothoracic Division) (434) 200-2212 stroobantscardiovascular.com/centers/ cardiothoracic-surgery Centra Surgical Group (434) 947-3901 centramedicalgroup.com/ surgicalspecialists Physicians - Treatment Centers Centra Addiction & Recovery Services (434) 200-4455 recoveratpathways.com Lynchburg Family Medicine (434) 200-5200 lfmr.centrahealth.com Physicians Treatment Center Amherst (434) 946-5532 ptclynchburg.com Physicians Treatment Center Candlers Mtn. (434) 239-3949 ptclynchburg.com 90 INSIDE LYNCHBURG REGION 2022

Picture Frames Shop Royal County Arts (434) 528-2689 royalcountyarts.com Plastic - Sheets Commercial Glass & Plastics, Inc. (434) 385-9200 commercialglassandplastics.com Playgrounds & Site Amenities MaxPlayFit, LLC (434) 664-8522 maxplayfit.com Police Departments Lynchburg Police Department (434) 455-6041 lynchburgva.gov/police-department Portable Restrooms Renting and Service Discount Portable Restrooms/ Discount Septic Services (434) 929-2323 discountportablerestrooms.com PPE Suppliers AdZig Promotional Products & Displays (434) 455-6294 adzig.com ChamberSolutions (800) 924-3543 chambersolutions.com/Partners/lrba Cintas (540) 586-3626 cintas.com Downtown Lynchburg Association (434) 485-7250 downtownlynchburg.com

Hill City Pharmacy Inc (434) 237-2221 hillcitypharmacy.com Lindenmeyr Munroe (434) 444-2448 lindenmeyrmunroe.com Overstreet Ace Hardware & Rental (434) 385-5150 lynchburgtruevalue.com Proforma Think Ink (540) 521-4688 proformathinkink.com Pyle Solutions LLC (888) 900-3006 PyleSolutions.com Sam’s Club (434) 237-5234 samsclub.com Scoville Specialties, Inc. (540) 296-5664 SSIPromos.com Staples (434) 846-1919 staples.com The Supply Room Companies (434) 420-1050 thesupplyroom.com Timberlake Health & Wellness (434) 237-6337 timberlakehealth.com Vector Space (434) 515-1584 vector-space.org Walmart Stores, Inc. - Wards Road (434) 832-0304 walmartstores.com Walmart Stores, Inc. Old Forest Road (434) 200-9132 walmart.com Printing - Commercial BMS Direct, Inc. (434) 239-2684 bmsdirectinc.com


CRI Digital Impressions (434)-846-8273 cridigitalva.com

Seniors Guide (540) 676-5972 SeniorsGuide.com

Progress Printing Plus (434) 239-9213 progressprintplus.com

Southbound Publishing & Creative (662) 721-2350 southboundpublishing.com

Professional Associations

VistaGraphics, Inc. (757) 422-8979 vistagraphicsinc.com

Define Success Coaching & Facilitation (434) 509-1610 define-success.com Lynchburg Association of Realtors, Inc. (434) 385-8760 lynchburgvarealtors.com Virginia Manufacturers Association (804) 643-7489 vamanufacturers.com Young Professionals of Central Virginia (434) 845-5966 ypcv.org Professional Development Define Success Coaching & Facilitation (434) 509-1610 define-success.com Property Management Real Property Management Cairn (434) 426-6506 rpmcairn.com

Radio Stations DJ Media (434) 369-1055 kdcountry.com iHeartMedia (540) 725-1220 iheartmedia.com James River Media: 105.9 WLNI (434)845-5463 wlni.com The Journey (434) 582-2885 myjourneyfm.com WJJS/WJJX 93.5/102.7 FM iHeartMedia (540) 725-1220 wjjs.iheart.com WNRN (434) 971-4096 wnrn.org WROV 96.3 FM - iHeartMedia (540) 725-1220 rovrocks.iheart.com

WFLP Property Management (434) 660-9092 wflpmanagement.com

WSFF/WSNZ FM ‘’Steve FM’’ 106.1/101.7 FM - iHeartMedia (540) 725-1220 iheartmedia.com

Public Relations

WYYD 107.9 FM - iHeartMedia (540) 725-1220 newcountry1079.iheart.com

Cella Molnar & Associates, Inc. (434) 528-3041 cella.cc Publishers - Magazines Okra Magazine (662) 721-2350 okramagazine.com

Real Estate - Appraisal Services Consensus Real Estate Services, LLC (434) 846-6585 consensusrealestate.com LYNCHBURGREGION.ORG 91


DIRECTORY Counts Realty & Auction Co. Inc. (434) 525-2991 countsauction.com Hallmark Properties, Inc. (434) 385-9610 hallmarkprop.com Real Estate - Agencies Berkshire Hathaway Home Services /Dawson Ford Garbee & Co. Realtors (434) 385-0015 dawsonfordgarbee.com Berkshire Hathaway Home Services/Dawson Ford Garbee & Co. Realtors - Forest Road (434) 455-4777 dawsonfordgarbee.com Century 21 ALL-SERVICE - Forest (434) 239-2121 c21all-service.com Divine Fog Realty Company (434) 237-3777 divinefogrealty.com John Stewart Walker, Inc. (434) 385-6655 johnstewartwalker.com Long & Foster Real Estate (434) 316-6100 longandfoster.com Real Estate - Agents Chris Johnson, Realtor Long & Foster Real Estate (434) 944-9477 ChrisJohnson.LnF.com John Stewart Walker Inc | Marr’velous Properties (434) 385-6655 johnstewartwalker.com/don-marr-jr Karl Miller Realty LLC (434) 239-2394 karlmillerrealty.com Lynn Shapiro, Realtor Dalton & Company, Inc. (434) 238-7355

92 INSIDE LYNCHBURG REGION 2022

Polly Wooldridge, Realtor (434) 851-1508 johnstewartwalker.com/ pollywooldridge Real Estate Commercial Property Services Coldwell Banker Commercial Read & Co. (434) 455-2285 cbcread.com Gary W. Case & Co., Inc. (434) 847-6692 Gentry Commercial Real Estate Inc. (434) 485-8900 gcrei.com Thalhimer (434) 237-3384 thalhimer.com Real Estate - Developers Coldwell Banker Commercial Read & Co. (434) 455-2285 cbcread.com Gary W. Case & Co., Inc. (434) 847-6692 Real Estate - Property Management Services Gary W. Case & Co., Inc. (434) 847-6692 Gentry Commercial Real Estate Inc. (434) 485-8900 gcrei.com Tomlin & Associates, LLC (434) 239-2883 tomlinproperty.com Rehabilitation Centers Fairmont Crossing Health & Rehabilitation Center (434) 946-2850 centrahealth.com Guggenheimer Nursing Home (434) 200-5100 centrahealth.com


Heartland of Lynchburg (434) 846-4626 hcr-manorcare.com

Jersey Mike’s Subs - Old Forest Rd. (434) 385-8100 jerseymikes.com

Summit Health and Rehabilitation Center (434) 845-6045 centrahealth.com

Market At Main (434) 847-9040 marketatmain.com

Religious - Ministry Sports Outreach Institute (434) 582-4707 sportsoutreach.net Restaurant Equipment Design & Sales A2Z Restaurant Stuff (434) 237-0280 A2ZRestaurantStuff.com Restaurants Buffalo Wild Wings (434) 237-8111 buffalowildwings.com Charley’s (434) 237-5988 charleyslynchburg.com Chick-fil-A (434) 239-2557 cfalynchburg.com County Smoak (434) 215-3311 countysmoak.com Farmbasket (434) 528-1107 thefarmbasket.com GR8 PL8 Cafe & Lounge (434) 851-9980 facebook.com/gr8foodgr8folks Iron & Ale, LLC (434) 944-9697 ironandale.com Isabella’s Italian Trattoria (434) 385-1660 isabellasitalian.com Jersey Mike’s Subs (434) 237-3300 jerseymikes.com

McAlister’s Deli (434) 439-4310 mcalistersdeli.com Mellow Mushroom (434) 455-3297 mellowmushroom.com Merrediths Restaurant and Catering (434) 845-2997 facebook.com/merredithpage Milano's Enoteca (434) 229-5442 milanoslynchburg.com Shoemakers American Grille (434) 455-1510 shoemakersdining.com Tahini’s Mediterranean Grill (434) 260-1465 tahinisgrill.com The White Hart Cafe (434) 207-5600 thewhitehart.cafe Waterstone (434) 455-1515 waterstonepizza.com Restaurants - Pizza Papa John’s - Madison Heights (WFL of Roanoke, Inc.) (434) 528-1122 papajohns.com Papa John’s - Old Forest Rd. (WFL of Roanoke, Inc.) (434) 384-3800 papajohns.com Papa John’s - Timberlake Rd. (WFL of Roanoke, Inc.) (434) 239-8000 papajohns.com

Retaining Walls Boxley - Block (434) 846-2766 boxley.com Retirement Community Assisted Living The Williams Home, Inc. (434) 384-8282 thewilliamshome.org Retirement Community Independent Living Bentley Commons at Lynchburg (434) 316-0207 bentleyatlynchburg.com The Summit (434) 582-1500 summitlynchburg.com Runk & Pratt at Liberty Ridge (434) 515-1247 libertyridgeretirement.com Valley View Retirement Community (434) 237-3009 valleyviewretirement.com Westminster Canterbury (434) 386-3500 wclynchburg.org Risk Management The Mid-State Group (434) 528-1001 themidstategroup.com Roofing Distributors Commercial N. B. Handy Company (434) 847-4495 nbhandy.com Safety Glass Commercial Glass & Plastics, Inc. (434) 385-9200 commercialglassandplastics.com

LYNCHBURGREGION.ORG 93


DIRECTORY Schools - Elementary & Secondary Blue Ridge Montessori School (434) 525-0061 blueridgemontessori.com Campbell County Public Schools (434) 332-3458 campbell.k12.va.us James River Day School (434) 384-7385 jamesriverdayschool.org Lynchburg City Schools (434) 515-5000 lcsedu.net New Covenant Schools (434) 847-8313 newcovenantschools.org New Vistas School (434) 846-0301 newvistasschool.org Rivermont School (434) 947-4697 mentalhealth.centrahealth.com/ services/rivermont-schools Schools - Lynchburg City Administration Lynchburg City Schools (434) 515-5000 lcsedu.net Schools - Lynchburg City Elementary Bedford Hills Elementary School (434) 384-2221 lcsedu.net/schools/bhs Dearington Elementary School for Innovation (434) 522-3757 lcsedu.net/schools/des Heritage Elementary School (434) 515-5230 lcsedu.net/schools/hes Linkhorne Elementary School (434) 384-6611 lcsedu.net/schools/les

94 INSIDE LYNCHBURG REGION 2022

Paul M. Munro Elementary School (434) 384-1721 lcsedu.net/schools/pme Perrymont Elementary School (434) 582-1100 lcsedu.net/schools/pes Robert S. Payne Elementary School (434) 515-5270 lcsedu.net/schools/rsp Sandusky Elementary School (434) 582-1111 lcsedu.net/schools/ses Sheffield Elementary School (434) 582-1115 lcsedu.net/schools/shf Thomas C. Miller Elementary School for Innovation (434) 522-3717 lcsedu.net/schools/tcm William Marvin Bass Elementary School (434) 515-5200 lcsedu.net/schools/bes Schools - Lynchburg City - High E. C. Glass High School (434) 515-5370 lcsedu.net/schools/ecg Heritage High School (434) 515-5400 lcsedu.net/schools/hhs Schools - Lynchburg City Middle Linkhorne Middle School (434) 384-5150 lcsedu.net/schools/lms Paul Laurence Dunbar Middle School for Innovation (434) 522-3740 lcsedu.net/schools/dms Sandusky Middle School (434) 582-1120 lcsedu.net/schools/sms

Schools - Technical and Trade Old Dominion Job Corps Center (434) 929-8441 olddominion.jobcorps.gov Virginia Technical Institute (434) 369-8200 govti.org Schools - Universities & Colleges Central Virginia Community College (434) 832-7600 centralvirginia.edu Helms School of Government, Liberty University (434) 592-391 liberty.edu/government Liberty University (434) 582-2000 liberty.edu Liberty University School of Law (434) 592-5300 law.liberty.edu Randolph College (434) 947-8000 randolphcollege.edu Sweet Briar College (434) 381-6210 sbc.edu University of Lynchburg (434) 544-8100 Lynchburg.edu Screen Printing & Embroidery - Custom UniFirst Corporation (434) 528-4462 unifirst.com Security Systems & Services Audiotronics (434) 316-6111 audiotronics.com Strategic Security Solutions (434) 333-5831 s3nc.com


Self Defense

Software as a Service

C.O.B.R.A. Self Defense Va. LLC (434) 386-1547 Cobradefenseva.com

Dot Drives (434) 401-5149 dotdrives.com

Senior Adult Services

Sporting Goods Stores

Central Virginia Alliance for Community Living, Inc. (434) 385-9070 cvcl.org

Riverside Runners, Inc. (434) 846-7449 Riversiderunners.com

Raspberry Hill Adult Daytime Center (434) 525-4422 raspberryhilladc.com Septic Services Discount Portable Restrooms/ Discount Septic Services (434) 929-2323 discountportablerestrooms.com Sheriff Departments Sheriff’s Department Lynchburg City (434) 847-1301 lynchburgva.gov/sheriffsoffice Shopping Center River Ridge (434) 239-1028 shopriverridgemall.com Signs Gates Flag & Banner Company, Inc. (434) 333-0404 gatesflag.com

Steel Distributors N. B. Handy Company (434) 847-4495 nbhandy.com Steel Fabricators Banker Steel Company, L.L.C. (434) 847-4575 x167 bankersteel.com Virginia Steel & Building Specialties, Inc. (434) 528-4302 virginiasteelinc.com Stock & Bond Brokers Truist Wealth (434) 846-2711 bbtscottstringfellow.com Store Fronts Commercial Glass & Plastics, Inc. (434) 385-9200 commercialglassandplastics.com Swimming Pool Dealers

I. H. McBride Sign Co., Inc. (434) 847-4151 mcbridesigns.com

Perry Pools and Spas, Inc. (434) 239-9650 perrypools.com

Signs by Tomorrow (434) 385-8070 signsbytomorrow.com/Lynchburg

Telecommunications Services

Skin Care

Segra (833) 407-3472 segra.com

Buff City Soap (434) 215-3503 buffcitysoap.com

Shentel Business (540) 816-6063 ShentelBusiness.com

LYNCHBURGREGION.ORG 95


DIRECTORY Telephone Equipment & Wiring Installation CommWorld Central Virginia (434) 385-1129 cwcv.com Seiontec Systems, LLC (434) 509-4836 seiontec.com Television Stations ABC 13 (434) 528-1313 wset.com WDBJ Television, Inc. (540) 344-7000 wdbj7.com WSLS TV (540) 981-9110 wsls.com Tire Dealers Harris Tire Company, Inc. - Fifth Street (434) 528-3443 harristirecompany.com Harris Tire Company, Inc. - Forest (434) 385-9150 harristirecompany.com Harris Tire Company, Inc. Wards Road (434) 239-8099 harristirecompany.com Towing Services Dragon Recovery LLC (434) 200-9891 dragonrecovery.com Transportation Service Unified Potential, Inc. (434) 444-1200 moveuplynchburg.org

Travel Agencies Connoisseur Travel Ltd. (formerly Travelbugs) (434) 455-0245 ctltd.com Tree Service Bartlett Tree Experts (434) 546-6423 bartlett.com/locations/lynchburg-va.cfm Truck - Dealers Powell’s Truck & Equipment, Inc. (434) 821-5935 powellstruck.com Trusts & Investments American National Bank and Trust Company - Graves Mill (434) 386-6300 amnb.com Uniforms, Mats, Restroom Services Cintas (540) 586-3626 cintas.com UniFirst Corporation (434) 528-4462 unifirst.com Video Productions Colonial Systems LLC (434) 609-7014 colonialsys.com Parker Productions (434) 944-0347 parker.productions Volunteer Based Organizations Alzheimer’s Association Central and Western Virginia Chapter (434) 329-7927 alz.org/cwva American Red Cross of Blue Ridge Virginia (434) 845-1234 redcross.org/local/virginia.html

96 INSIDE LYNCHBURG REGION 2022


Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Virginia (434) 528-0400 bigcva.org

Red Hill - Patrick Henry National Memorial (434) 376-2044 RedHill.org

Blue Ridge Area Food Bank, Inc. (434) 845-4099 brafb.org

SCORE - Lynchburg Office (434) 582-4560 score.org

CASA of Central Virginia, Inc. (434) 485-7260 cvcasa.org

Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest (434) 525-1806 poplarforest.org

CASA of Central Virginia, Inc. Bedford (540) 586-4932 cvcasa.org

United Way of Central Virginia, Inc. (434) 846-8467 unitedwaycv.org

Central Virginia Alliance for Community Living, Inc. (434) 385-9070 cvcl.org Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline Council (540) 777-5117 gsvsc.org Gleaning For The World, Inc. (434) 993-3600 gftw.org Lynchburg Area Center for Independent Living (434) 528-4971 lacil.org Lynchburg Area Veterans Council, Inc. (434) 525-7925 alveteranscouncil.weebly.com Lynchburg Daily Bread (434) 845-5703 lynchburgdailybread.com Lynchburg General Hospital (434) 200-3000 centrahealth.com Lynchburg Historical Foundation (434) 528-5353 lynchburghistoricalfoundation.org Meals on Wheels of Greater Lynchburg (434) 847-0796 mealsonwheelslynchburg.org

Virginia Baptist Hospital (434) 200-3000 centrahealth.com YWCA Central Virginia (434) 847-7751 ywcacva.org

Windows The Window Men, Inc. (434) 237-3353 thewindowmeninc.com Wireless Communication L3Harris Technologies (434) 455-6600 l3harris.com U. S. Cellular - Old Forest Road (434) 385-1641 uscellular.com U. S. Cellular - Wards Road (434) 832-0808 uscellular.com Youth Development

Warehouse Clubs

Boys & Girls Club of Greater Lynchburg (434) 846-1111 bgclynchburg.org

Sam’s Club (434) 237-5234 samsclub.com

Girls on the Run of Central VA (434) 528-3767 girlsontheruncenva.org

Warehousing Services Thrive Logistics Inc. (434) 847-5556 lpwstorage.com

Learn more about each of the businesses listed at LynchburgRegion.org.

Waste Collection Services First Piedmont Corporation (800) 476-6780 relyonred.com Water Jet Cutting Bennett’s Mechanical Technician Services Co. (434) 369-6310 bennettsmechanical.com Waterjet Cutting Services, Inc. (434) 847-9000 waterjetcuttingandservices.com

LYNCHBURGREGION.ORG 97


Carroll Moon, Chief Technology Officer for CloudFit Software

LYH SUPPORTS YOU We’re retooling our ambitions, seeking to become a truly welcoming City that offers businesses, newcomers and locals alike a seat at the table. LYH Loves You.

LYHLOVESYOU.COM

City of Lynchburg Office of Economic Development & Tourism