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Chamber goes to China


hina immersed a group of 82 area travelers in its businesses, history, food and sights. Sponsored by the Lynchburg Regional Chamber, the nine-day trip toured four Chinese cities and a flurry of its bestknown attractions and features of its rapidly increasing national economy. Chamber President Rex

Hammond said China taught us a great deal about the country, its peoamazed the tour group. ple and its her“Trip partici“International pants really itage,” he said. enjoyed their Beijing, trade should be China experia focal point for Suzhou, ence. The tour the new Hangzhou and Shanghai hosted company Congress.” crammed our the Lynchburg - Rex Hammond agenda with a delegation. The China adventure variety of sight seeing, cultural and culiincluded the Temple of nary experiences that Heaven, Beijing Olympic venues, the Great Wall, a Ming Emperor Tomb, Tian An Men Square, the Forbidden City, the Summer Palace, the Shanghai World Expo, the Lingering Gadren, Tiger Hill, West Lake, Lingyin Temple, the Bund waterfront park, Hutong, Grand Canal Boat Ride, Huangpu River Boat Ride and the Era Show. The trip also featured businesses from many of China's best-known industries: Jade Factory, Pearl Market, Suzhou Silk Factory, Longjing Green Tea Plantation, Shanghai Silk Rug Factory, National Embroidery Institute, 5-star hotels, authentic Chinese restaurants and much more. Visit to the Old Town Bazaar in Shanghai. see China page 3 Published for The Lynchburg Regional Chamber of Commerce by

Constitutional Seminar “The American Rule of Law”

Shown here in the Supreme Court Room at Liberty Univeristy School of Law are Dean Mathew Staver, Jeffrey Tuomala and Rodney Chrisman.


he Lynchburg Regional Chamber in conjunction with now fully accredited Liberty University School of Law held a free seminar on “The U. S. Constitution and the American Rule of Law” on October 26 in the Supreme Court Room of Liberty University School of Law. Over 100 people attended this event. Speakers from Liberty were Mathew Staver, Dean and Professor of Law, Founder and Chairman, Liberty Counsel, Jeffrey Tuomala, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Law, and Rodney Chrisman, Associate Professor of Law. The discussion covered events as they relate to the the Constitution and the rule of law; new federal healthcare law and its impact on business and personal choice; and the Commerce Clause and its interpretation. The Chamber thanks Servus Capital Management and Petty, Livingston, Dawson & Richards for sponsoring this event.

What’s Inside? Legislative Briefs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3

Leadership Lynchburg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7

Tourism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4

Ribbon Cuttings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8

Chamber Updates & Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6

New Members . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9

Holiday Showcase . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6

Member News . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10

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ENTERPRISE TODAY Chamber Staff To contact Chamber staff dial (434) 845-5968 plus listed extension

Jerry Falwell, Jr. Liberty University Kenneth Garren Lynchburg College

Chamber Calendar of Events

Rex Hammond, CCE, President and CEO . . . . . . . . . . .18

Cheryl Giggetts AECOM, CTA Practice

Register for any Chamber event at (434) 845-5966 unless otherwise indicated, or email

Christine Kennedy, Executive Vice President . . . . . .12

Aubrey “Todd” H. Hall III First National Bank

Cost: Chamber Member (CM) General Admission (GA)

Laverne Brown, Dir. Communications . . . . . . . . .14

Jessie Hubbard K&J Limousine Service, Inc.

Ann Knight, Office Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0

Rick Huff Huff, Stuart & Carlton

Kaye Lewis, Dir. Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16

Larry Jackson Appalachian Power

Mike Lewis, Dir. of Sales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20

Terry H. Jamerson The News & Advance

Denise Rowland, Dir. Finance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21

Samuel Johnson Cherry, Bekaert & Holland, L.L.P., C.P.A.s & Consultants

Edie Swann Advocacy Project Mgr.. . . . . . . . . ..15 Tourism & Sports Development Beckie Nix, Dir. Tourism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 Courtney Hunter, Group Sales Manager . . . . . . . . .31 Denise Jackson, Sales Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Vivian Layne, Tourism Media Specialist . . . . . .17 Alison Chadbourne, Visitor Center Mgr. . .(434) 847-1811 Travel Counselors Glenda Blanks . . . . . . .Jodie Gwinn Janet Cofer . . . .Sue Downs-Loyd Jessical Loyd Bob Irslinger Eugene Wennemann


Thomas Johnson James River Furnishings Ronald G. Kidd, Jr. Southern Air, Inc. Paul McKendrick Lynchburg City Schools Pat McNamara MaxPlayFit, LLC Sharon Oglesby Oglesby Management Group, Inc. Tulane Patterson Generation Solutions L. Kimball Payne III City of Lynchburg Patrick Proffitt Hurt & Proffitt, Inc. Reggie Pugh AREVA NP Inc.

NOVEMBER 9, 5:30 - 8 p.m. Holiday Showcase The Kirkley Hotel & Conference Center, 2900 Candlers Mountain Road, Lynchburg Sample delectable foods and shop from featured Chamber member exhibitors! Cost: $5 + business card CM; $15 GA DECEMBER 2, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Woods Rogers 29th Annual Labor & Employment Seminar Craddock Terry Hotel & Event Center 1312 Commerce Street, Lynchburg Contact Sally Nichols at (540) 983-7579 for details. DECEMBER 2, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Women's Luncheon Series Westminster Canterbury, 501 VES Road, Lynchburg 8th Annual Networking Blitz. Bring your business cards and expand your business contacts. Cost $20 CM, $30 GA. RSVP required by November 26 to the Chamber.

DECEMBER 3, 7:30 - 9 a.m. Community Leaders Breakfast Dialogue Presbyterian Homes, The Honorable Joan Foster, the Lynchburg Regional Chamber of Commerce and Backpacks for Kids' Sake cordially request your participation in a free continental breakfast dialogue to discuss child hunger in Central VA. RSVP to the Chamber. DECEMBER 7, 7:30- 9 a.m. Pancakes and Politics Series (Legislative Outlook Breakfast) Liberty University School of Law, Mountain View Room (North Campus) Central Virginia Legislators share how the 2011 General Assembly Session will affect your business. Cost is $18 CM; $28 GA. RSVP required to the Chamber. DECEMBER 10, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Chamber Holiday Open House, Lynchburg Regional Chamber of Commerce 2015 Memorial Avenue Meet Chamber staff and learn more about programs and services offered at the Chamber. Register for door prizes, plus, sample the staff’s specially prepared hors d’oeuvres.

Tracy E. Sendrick The Babcock & Wilcox Company

John Keith, Chairman J. Crew Tom Hickey, Treasurer American National Bank & Trust Co. Rex Hammond, CCE, Secretary Lynchburg Regional Chamber

Board of Directors Bill Bryant Counts Realty & Auction

Michael Syrek SunTrust Bank

William M. Walker John Stewart Walker, Inc. Jenny Woollett Associated Alarm and Camera

News Articles/Information

Kenneth Burger The Summit Cosette Conaway The Lighthouse Foursquare Church Steven Cronemeyer Verizon Christian H. DePaul Ameriprise Financial

Members can submit news items. Articles must be 250 words or fewer in PC format. Include contact and phone number. Articles may be edited or omitted based on space availability. Email articles by Jan. 2 to

Advertising Information

Linda Edwards Interiors by Decorating Den

The Lynchburg Regional Chamber Acknowledges and Thanks our

William H. Varner CENTRA

Deborah Grimsley Advertising Consultant The News and Advance Office: (434) 385-5468

Enterprise Today formerly Commerce Report Official news publication of The Lynchburg Regional Chamber of Commerce 2015 Memorial Avenue  Lynchburg, VA 24501  (434) 845-5966 Managing Editor and Layout: Laverne Brown

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The Chamber’s Annual Legislative Outlook Breakfast Presented by

Chambers join together to hold 5th District Congressional Debate


he 5th District Congressional Debate between Congressman Tom Periello and Senator Robert Hurt drew more than 350 people to Smith Hall Theatre located at Randolph College on October 27. News media from 13 stations provided coverage of the spirted debate. The event was organized by Lynchburg Regional and Danville Pittsylvania Chambers of Commerce, and Randolph College. The Lynchburg Regional Chamber thanks and recognizes Appalachian Power for sponsoring the debate.

China continued from cover “In addition to these wonderful attractions, the Citslinc tour company provided us with excellent guides who taught us so much about the Chinese culture, history and its recent rise as one of the world's largest economic powers,” Hammond said, “By our standards China is not a wealthy country. You have to admire how a communist government is adapting its economy by using many principles of free enterprise, creating a fascinating hybrid that is unique to the world stage.” Hammond, who attended a similar familiarization trip a year ago, said the trip was nearly identical to the

one taken by a group of 50 chamber executives through the American Chamber of Commerce Executives. He noted that the Shanghai World EXPO 2010 was a fascinating addition to the recent trip. While the Lynchburg group was in China, the EXPO attracted one million people on back-to-back days. “China has obvious selling points as a travel destination,” Hammond said. "What I'm particularly excited about is that there have been several hundred chamber groups visiting China in the past few years. An important byproduct of these trips is that they pro-

How will the 2011 General Assembly Session affect your business?

Tuesday, December 7

 Interact with regional legislators  Get answers to your political questions  Hear plans to improve the region’s business climate  Be informed of current challenges & election results  Explore opportunities to get politically involved  Voice your ideas and concerns

7:30-9:00 a.m. Liberty School of Law North Campus, Mountain View Room 1 Mountain View Road

Cost includes breakfast: $18 Chamber members $28 General admission RSVP Required Call (434)845-5966

 View the Chamber’s 2011 Legislative Agenda mote economic development through international trade. Lynchburg is a substantial exporter because of our large manufacturing. China has quickly grown into the world's second largest economy. We can and should do more with China in terms of mutually beneficial trade.” “International trade should be a focal point for the new Congress,” Hammond said. "Interestingly, both the U.S. Chamber and President

Obama agree that export trade provides our Nation with the best hope for substantial job creation. I'm proud of the role that chambers are playing in creating a more conducive environment for international relations and export trade.” Hammond said the Chamber's Board of Directors will deliberate about future trips to enhance economic development and global relations.

Signature Sponsor

Ming Emperor Tomb located in Beijing.



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Spreading the Word Abroad…Discover Lynchburg! Lynchburg Selected Again As iscoverLynchburg is A National Geographic Top working to promote Adventure Town! Lynchburg and the


regional as a destination for international travel. As part of the marketing strategy, the LRCVB has been working with the Virginia Tourism Corporation, and recently hosted a well known travel writer from England for a 2 day visit to Lynchburg and the area. He was shown many of Lynchburg’s sites and enjoyed gracious meals and accommodations during his visit. What made the biggest impression was the fact that Lynchburg is encircled by so many world renowned sites which he had heard about (and wanted to see) for many, many years. The LRCVB is expecting some good international exposure from this visit. The LRCVB is also partnering with Capital Region USA in finding opportuni-

ties to get the 'discoverLynchburg' message to International travelers. On Sept. 16, 2010, the Discover Lynchburg Group Sales Manager attended a Capital Region USA networking reception in Washington, DC. The reception provided an opportunity to meet with tour operators that represent the following markets: UK, Germany, France, Belgium, The Netherlands, Mexico, Brazil, Korea, and China. Many good connections were made regarding Lynchburg as an International destination for travelers coming into

the DC area. In early October, 'discoverLynchburg’ (again working with Virginia Tourism Corporation) hosted a FAM tour for 6 journalists and travel writers from the UK. These writers were treated to local and regional attractions, recreational opportunities, local meals and accommodations. All left with a positive impression of our area, and will now return to the UK to tell their readers planning a trip to the US just why they should include Lynchburg in their itinerary!

Work with travel writers is paying off in some great publicity for our area. Discover Lynchburg staff worked with a PR company and with writers from several publications over this past quarter. One writer took great interest in the Lynchburg’s Academy of Fine Arts project and has returned to Lynchburg to gather information for a series on the renovation. He was also drawn to cover the archeology project at Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest which has resulted in 2 recent articles. Staff also had the opportunity to work with a writer from National Geographic to help collect information on Lynchburg as a diverse

recreation destination… the result: Lynchburg, a National Geographic Top Adventure Town! They were impressed with the diversity of recreation Lynchburg offers such as indoor rock climbing, ice skating, skateboarding, canoeing and kayaking, hiking and biking trails, air trikes and more, but were blown away with the fact that Lynchburg, Virginia boasts the only year round, outdoor, artificial snow sports slope in the nation….making Lynchburg the only destination where you can kayak and snow ski on the same SUMMER's day! Kudos to the wonderful area we get to call home!!!



“Do the BLUE”!


iscover Lynchburg recently spent 3 days promoting Lynchburg as a great destination from which to experience the Blue Ridge Parkway. Tens of thousands of visitors crowded the Galax music center for a 3-day festival celebrating the 75th anniversary of ‘America’s Most Popular Scenic Drive’ and the LRCVB was there. In preparation for the festival, discoverlynchburg had prepared an itinerary entitled ‘75 miles of Celebration’ which is a tour that both begins and ends in Lynchburg. These preprinted itineraries were distributed by staff wearing blue clothing, blue face paint, blue jewelry and

offering blue candy! On the tour are several local and regional sites, as well as a 24-mile section of the Blue Ridge. What a great way to lodge in the Burg and see area and regional attractions. Balloons (blue, of course) were given away during the event with the 'discoverLynchburg' logo and website on one side and the message “Do the Blue! 75 Miles of Celebration’ on the other. The Lynchburg Visitor Information Center will continue the campaign through ‘leaf-peeper’ season. We anticipate many people staying in Lynchburg to “Do the Blue!”, and it’s a great activity for locals as well.

Grant Awarded to Regional Partnership

Staff from the LRCVB’s Visitor Information Center traveled to state welcome centers in both Manassas and Fredericksburg recently to reach travelers already in the state and entice them to come to Lynchburg. Two very busy days were spent popping

popcorn and passing out Lynchburg Visitor Guides. The Travel Counselors answered questions, marked maps and spread the word that 'Lynchburg is Poppin' with exciting choices for their vacation or getaway.

LRCVB Leads Six Local Tourism Research Projects



he Lynchburg Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau partnered with The Bedford Department of Tourism and Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest to recently apply and receive grant money in support of the second annual Thomas Jefferson Wine Festival. Lt. Governor Bill Bolling presented the check for $5,000

which was awarded as part of Virginia Tourism Corporation’s Marketing Leverage grant program, and will be used to help market and promote this year’s event. Building on a very successful event last year, the 2010 festival will be held on November 20th on the grounds at Poplar Forest.

LRCVB Staff Attends the VA-1 Annual Tourism Conference

Telling the whole state that Lynchburg is Poppin'

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Lt. Gov. Bolling praising the return being shown on tourism dollars in the State


he director and sales staff attended the annual VA-1 conference hosted in cooperation with the Virginia Tourism Corporation (VTC), the Virginia Hospitality and Travel Association (VHTA) and the Virginia Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus (VACVB). This

year’s conference offered informative general sessions with guest speakers including Lt Gov Bolling praising the return being shown on tourism dollars in the State of Virginia and encouraging local and state government officials to continue to invest in tourism. Educational Breakout sessions provided the latest in professional industry standards, technology, marketing, social presence and more.

he LRCVB has commissioned and is overseeing the work of 6 research teams. These studies will provide valuable research to be used as the LRCVB arrives at its marketing and programming strategies in the years ahead. Studies will provide information on such topics as Lynchburg citizens knowledge of tourism's impact on the local economy, hospitality workers ability to be able to give good, correct information on local and regional sites and recreation in an engaging manner, ridership demographics of those using the Northeast Regional Amtrak service, critical information on travel bloggers and writers to help promote the area, information on tourism trends and industry standards when collecting data from visitors and more. If you are contacted to participate in any of these research efforts, please help. 216 12th Street at Church, Lynchburg 24503 Telephone: (434) 847-1811 Toll: (800) 732-5821



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First Wing Fling a Hit! The weather was great and the wings were tasty!

Presented by

CENTRA Tuesday, November 9 5:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Shown second from the left: Carey Wrenn, Vice President of First Bank & Trust and presenting sponsor of Wing Fling.

Host sponsor The Kirkley Hotel & Conference Center


2900 Candlers Mountain Road

Just in time for the holidays...

Presenting Sponsor

 Shop for holiday gifts by visiting a variety of vendors  Enjoy delectable food, festive music and decor  Network and make key connections with other business folks and young professionals

Host Sponsor

irst Bank & Trust sponsored our first ever “Wing Fling” which was held on October 14, 2010 at Benjamin’s Restaurant in Forest. Over 400 people came out to enjoy great food and great music featuring Lynchburg’s hottest band, The Groove Monkeys. The event was kicked-off by Brett and Robynn of 94.9 FM Star Country and

 Complimentary photos with Santa courtesy of 101.7 Sunny FM and Electronic Systems  Register for fabulous door prizes and more

Media Sponsor

For complete list of exhibitors see page 8. Cost: $5 for Chamber members and $15 general admission.

Advertise in the 30th Anniversary Edition of Lynchburg Life


e are celebrating the 30 anniversay of Lynchburg Life! Promote your business, product or service in the 2011 publication. This special edition will ANNIVERSARY include some of the most significant events, construction projects, and influential people that have impacted the Lynchburg region over the last 30 years. Area business leaders will share their vision for future growth, and how technology will shape how we live, work and play.

The online magazine is available 24/7 and can also be found on the tourism and the City’s website. Advertisers in the color section receive additional benefits to include: · Active link on Lynchburg Life Website · Active link in our Virtual Magazine · Company highlighted in Online Business Directory · Listing in Advertiser Index · Ad Reference in Resource Directory of Magazine · New this year is Online Banner Advertising

Call Ruth Martineau TODAY at (434) 660-8289 and reserve your space!

Above: People enjoying wings, music and beer. Shown right: John Knopp, Account Executive at The News & Advance won the Nuclear Wing Eating contest sponsored by AREVA.

ended with a Nuclear Wing Eating Contest sponsored by AREVA. We would also like to thank our additional sponsors for their support: ABC 13, Kroger of Forest, Sam’s Club, The News & Advance, Benjamin’s, Pepsi, Bud Light, McBride Sign Company, and Hello Marketing.



Meet the 39th Class of LEADERSHIP LYNCHBURG! Leadership Lynchburg is a nine-month leadership development program that strengthens individuals for personal, organizational and community leadership. The Leadership Council and Lynchburg Regional Chamber proudly recognize our sponsoring organizations for support of the Leadership Lynchburg program.

Anthony Andrews

Stephanie Andrews

Meagan Bell Lloyd

Aaron Cox

Michael Dougherty

Erika Eades

Fire Department City of Lynchburg


Wooldridge Heating & Air, Inc.

Nationwide Insurance

Central Virginia Community Services

Strategic Therapy Associates

Debra “Debbie” Gagon

Angela “Angie” Holloran


Jennifer Martin

Angelique “Angie” Eagle

April Farmer

Bank of the James

Campbell County Utilities & Service Authority

Michelle Jones

Bobbi “B.J” Keefer

J. Crew

Lynchburg College

Corinne Novak

Crystal Pannell

Andrew Wireless Solutions

Valley Compounding Pharmacy

Opening Reception Sponsor

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Graduation Ceremony Host

Robert “Rob” Theisen

Lynchburg Area Center for Independent Living

Roger Johnson

Sherry Johnson First National Bank


Lynchburg General Hospital

Beverly “Bev” Maslow

Kirstin McHenry James River Day School

Jeffrey “Jeff” Murrel

Interfaith Outreach Association

Alan Toler

Kalyan Vemu

RR Donnelley

Panti American, Inc.

Southern Air

Lunch & Learn Sponsors

RR Donnelley

Gene “Tom” Williamson

David Wilt BB&T

City of Lynchburg

2nd Annual Leadership Lynchburg Alumni Refresher We're Bringing Back Inspirational National Speaker Kirk Weisler!

Opening Retreat Sponsor

Curriculum Sponsor

Adventure Course and Graduation Sponsor

When: Thursday, November 11, 1 - 5 p.m. Where: City of Lynchburg IT Center, 3550 Young Place Kick your Leadership UP a Notch! Unleash your Peoples Unlimited Potential

Patron Sponsors

Leadership Lynchburg Alumni

Cost: $99 per person. Limited Seats Still Available... Reserve your seat TODAY! Call (434) 845-5966 to RSVP or for more information.



Liberty University Williams Stadium Tower

Liberty University Chancellor Jerry Falwell, Jr. cuts the ribbon to celebrate the Open House at the new Williams Stadium Tower facility on the school's campus. Looking on are (left to right) Claussen Warren (LU), Jeff Barber (LU Athletic Director), Christine Kennedy (Lynchburg Regional Chamber), Christian DePaul (Chamber Board) and Lauren Thom (LU). Thanks to Arthur's Flower Cart for providing the ribbon.

Periodontal Health Associates

Dr. Sherman Smock (center left) and Dr. Ryan Anderson share the big scissors to cut the ribbon, in celebration of the one-year anniversary of their offices at 525 Leesville Road. Thanks to Kathryn's Flower & Gift Shop for providing the ribbon.

Valley Compounding Pharmacy

Central Virginia Orthodontics

Dr. Bruce Bentley cuts the ribbon to celebrate the new location of Central Virginia Orthodontics at 7802 Timberlake Road. Looking on are Dr. Jennifer Claiborne (2nd from left) and Linda Bentley (4th from left), along with Chamber Board members Todd Hall and Christian DePaul, and the staff and friends of the practice. Thanks to Arthur's Flower Cart for providing the ribbon.

Walmart Old Forest Road

Lynchburg Mayor Joan Foster cuts the ribbon to open Walmart store #4697, located on Old Forest Road. Looking on are Chamber staff, board members and local dignitaries, as well as Store Manager Tim Wamsley (3rd from left). Thanks to Arthur's Flower Cart for providing the ribbon

Ashley Furniture HomeStore

Vince and Jodi Ettare, owners and pharmacists of Valley Compounding Pharmacy, cut the ribbon to celebrate their new location at 2201 Langhorne Road, Suite A, as their staff assists. Thanks to Arthur's Flower Cart for providing the ribbon.

Sam Zeidan, Store Owner, cuts the ribbon to celebrate the Grand Opening of the new Ashley Furniture HomeStore at 2116 Wards Road. Looking on are store staff members, including Store Manager Aaron Maus (3rd from right) Thanks to Doyle's Florist & Gifts for providing the ribbon.

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Holiday Showcase Tuesday, November 9 5:30 - 8:00 p.m. Network and make key connections with the following Exhibitors: AT&T Mobility Benjamin’s CASA of Central Virginia CENTRA Crisis Line of Central Virginia Cutco Cutlery First National Bank Flavours Catering by Design Generation Solutions Geralds Golden Corral Gold’s Gym Gowireless Holiday Inn Downtown The Homestead Kirley Hotel and Conference Center LBM Office Solutions Leadership Lynchburg Leisure Publishing Company Lynchburg College National College Retail Merchants Association, Inc. SERVPRO of Lynchburg Terrace on the James Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest Timberlake Tavern Wimmer Chiropractic WSNZ Sunny 101.7 FM Clear Channel Radio



New Members July through September A Bead Abode Ms. Peg Delaney, Owner 1611-A Enterprise Drive Lynchburg VA 24502 Phone: (434) 237-1261 URL: Category: Jewelry Supplies Advertising Publications, Inc. Mr. Jerry Hartman, Partner 378 Allison Avenue SW Roanoke VA 24016 Phone: (800) 325-0043 Category: Publishers Magazines Ashley Furniture Homestore Mr. Aaron Maus, Store Manager 2116 Wards Road Lynchburg VA Phone: (434) 239-5550 Category: Furniture Stores Blue Ridge Resources Ms. Kathy Baske Young, President Roanoke Virginia Phone: (540) 977-3755 URL: Category: Consultants Strategic Planning Central Virginia Orthodontics, P.C. Ms. Linda Bentley, Owner 7802 Timberlake Road Lynchburg VA 24502 Additional Location: 1084 Thomas JeffersonRd. Forest VA 24551 Phone: (434) 385-4746 URL: Category: Orthodontist The Creative Cousins Ms. Molly Cousins, Owner Forest VA Phone: (434) 509-9954 Category: Crafts

Cutco Ms. Kimberly Soward, Senior Field Sales Manager Lynchburg VA Phone: (845) 741-8201 Soward Category: Cutlery - Sales Elegant Events by Lisa Ms. Lisa Malloy, Certified Wedding Planner Appomattox VA Phone: (800) 780-1848 URL: Category: Event Planning Go Wireless - Forest Mr. Andrew Holloway, District Manager 18013 Forest Road #E08 Forest VA 24551 Phone: (434) 385-1020 Additional Location: 4229 S. Amherst Highway Madison Heights VA 24572 Phone: (434) 385-1020 URL: Category: Cellular Telephones Home Check Inspections, Inc. Mr. Mark Sendrick, Owner/Inspector Forest Virginia Phone: (434) 525-5100 URL: Category: Home Inspection Services Home Recovery HomeAid, Inc. Ms. Cheri Garrett, Marketing & Business Development 5050 Fort Avenue, Suite B Lynchburg VA 24502 Mailing: P.O. Box 4706 Lynchburg VA 24502 Phone: (434) 845-4333

URL: Category: Home Health Services I.H. McBride Sign Co., Inc. Mr. Tony McBride, President & CFO 5493 S. Amherst Highway Madison Heights Virginia 24572 Mailing: P.O. Box 622 Lynchburg VA 24505 Phone: (434) 847-4151 URL: Category: Signs Ladies First Fitness Center Ms. Lisa Collins, G.M. 3412 Waterlick Road Lynchburg VA 24502 Phone: (434) 237-1998 URL: Category: Fitness and Recreational Sports Center Lynchburg Literacy Council, Inc. Ms. Carolyn Meeks, Managing Director 926 Commerce Street Lynchburg VA 24504 Phone: (434) 528-9329 URL: Category: Human Services Organizations, Volunteer Based Organizations Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra Ms. Deirdre Serio, General Manager 621 Court Street Lynchburg Virginia 24504 Phone: (434) 845-6604 URL: Category: Performing Arts National League of Junior Cotillions Ms. Susan Schlossberg, Director

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Roanoke VA Phone: (434) 221-5254 URL: Category: Etiquette Training NovaTech Ms. Joy Rochow, Office Manager 220 Jefferson Ridge Parkway Lynchburg VA 24501 Phone: (434) 239-1979 URL: Category: Engineers Pafford, Lawrence & Ross, PLLC - Lynchburg Mr. Abram J. Pafford, Partner 1100 Commerce Street Lynchburg VA 24504 Phone: (434) 528-6504 Fax: (434) 528-6505 Additional Location: 1776 I Street N.W., 9th Floor Washington District of Columbia 20006 Phone: (202) 756-4886 Fax: (202) 756-1301 URL: Category: Attorneys Periodontal Health Associates Ms. Jean Smock, Professional Relations Coordinator 525 Leesville Road Lynchburg VA 24502 Phone: (434) 455-2444 URL: Category: Dentists Phase 2 Mr. Gary Shotwell, General Manager 4009 Murray Place Lynchburg Virginia 24501 Phone: (434) 846-3206

URL: Category: Night Clubs, Restaurants Rotary Club of Lynchburg Ms. Gail Morrison, President Lynchburg VA Mailing: P.O. Box 11884 Lynchburg VA 24506 Phone: (434) 384-6555 URL: Category: Service Club RTE Strategic Management, LLC Mr. Lee Boyd, Executive Vice President Lynchburg VA Phone: (434) 907-9762 URL: Category: Consultants Business Training and Facilitation SERVPRO of Lynchburg Mr. Paul Heckman, Marketing/Sales 37 Johnnys Lane Evington VA 24550 Mailing: P.O. Box 15124 Lynchburg VA 24502 Phone: (434) 525-9559 Fax: (434) 525-9558 URL: Category: Carpet and Upholstery Cleaners Shentel Ms. Cindy Rinker, Marketing 8142 Wards Road Rustburg VA 24588 Phone: (877) 743-8538 URL: Category: Television Cable, Major Employers


AREVA has been awarded a contract by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) for engineering and development work toward the potential completion of the Bellefonte Unit 1 nuclear power plant in northern Alabama. BOTJ INSURANCE, a Bank of the James Financial Group Company, has hired Robert H. Bowden III Robert Bowden as an Insurance Representative. CENTRA has once again been awarded with its highest rating of three stars for its open heart surgery program at Lynchburg General Hospital by The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) reported Consumer Reports. Centra has received this award every year since its inception four years ago. Centra announced that Matthew Foster, M.D., has been named associate medical director of Matthew Foster Centra Cancer Care Services at Centra Alan B. Pearson Regional Cancer Center. As associate medical director, he will oversee the medical care and clinical quality of Centra cancer services along with associate medical directors Joy Hilliard, M.D., and Dwight Oldham, M.D. Centra physician Thomas Nygaard, MD, received the annual John Bell Memorial Clinical

MEMBER NEWS Excellence Award at the Central Virginia Medical Community. This award honors Centra physicians or employees for their outstanding contribution to the furtherance and improvement of clinical care for patients. Centra has partnered with Dominion Primary Care to offer a broad range of services to the Danville region, and this new partnership continues Centra's commitment to provide quality care in the Danville region. Centra announced that the twelfth annual Barney Award was presented to Dr. Joseph H. Callicott Jr. The award recognizes a member physician who has worked to promote the academy of medicine. Centra President and CEO George Dawson received the 2010 Distinguished Service Award from the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association. ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS, INC. (ESI), a leading provider of information technology and digital printing solutions, celebrated its 30th anniversary. ESI employs nearly 500 people throughout offices in Virginia Beach, Hampton, Vienna, Richmond, Lynchburg, Roanoke, Columbia, MD, and Elizabeth City, NC. GENWORTH FINANCIAL, title sponsor of the Virginia 10 Miler, brought tennis legends Andre Agassi and Stefanie Graf to Lynchburg as guests of honor to help launch the 37th annual Virginia 10 Miler festivities.

HUFF, STUART & CARLTON is proud to announce that for the 8th consecutive year our firm has been ranked among the top wealth management firms in the nation by Wealth Manager magazine. JAMES RIVER DAY SCHOOL is pleased to announce Louise Leslie Dawson as its Director of Development. LIBERTY UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW was awarded full accreditation approval by the American Bar Association. LYNCHBURG COLLEGE is offering its first doctorate in physical therapy this fall. NATIONAL COLLEGE has named Jamil Srour of Roanoke director of international student recruitment. In this position, Srour will assist prospective international students in Jamil Srour their educational pursuits. National College has also announced that Roger Dalton, director of government affairs has been elected to the board of directors of the Career College Association. National College students and alumni from Kentucky, Tennessee, and Ohio were among the students of private-sector career colleges who rallied in Washington, DC on September 29 in support of continued freedom of choice for college students. The Department of Education announced that they were delaying implementation of the proposed

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rule after being deluged with more than 90,000 letters, the majority of which were opposed to the “Gainful Employment” measure. National College has been named a “Military Friendly School” for 2011 by G.I. Jobs magazine for the second consecutive year. Exclusive grants and other benefits put National in top 15% of all colleges nationwide PIP PRINTING in Lynchburg recently received a Top 25 Sales Volume Award recognizing the business as one of the top twenty-five in the entire PIP franchise network. The award is based on 2009 annual sales revenue. PROTOTYPE ADVERTISING is pleased to announce the arrival of Jack Bobbitt, Jr. He will serve as Senior Account Executive and will also assist in directing Jack Bobbitt client relations. Jack comes to Prototype with over 18 years of sales, advertising and strategic marketing expertise. SANDS ANDERSON PC has hired Philip C. Baxa, who will work with the Business, Finance and Real Estate and the Business and Philip Baxa Professional Litigation practice groups.

Women’s Luncheon Series

8th Annual Networking Blitz 11:30 a.m. - 1p.m., Thursday, December 2 Westminster Canterbury, 501 VES Rd. Presenting Sponsor: CENTRA Supporting Sponsor: J. Crew Bring your business cards and get ready to meet new people and expand your contacts. Cost includes lunch and is $20 for Chamber members, $30 for general admission. Reservations are required and should be made by November 26 by calling the Chamber at (434)845-5966. The Chamber congratulates Kaye Lewis for 25 years of service with the organization. Shown below: John Keith, Chamber Chairman, Kaye Lewis, and Rex Hammond, President & CEO.



New Members continued from page 9 Simply Clean Inc. by Stacy Ms. Stacy-Ann Ellis, President/CEO Lynchburg VA Phone: (434) 841-8284 Category: Janitorial Services Tresca on 8th Ms. Tara Cofer, Co-Owner 724 Commerce Street Lynchburg Virginia 24504 Phone: (434) 229-8519 URL: Category: Banquet Facility UVA School of Continuing and Professional Studies Ms. Barbara Kessler, Director of Professional Dev. Programs 104 Midmont Lane Charlottesville VA 22903 Mailing: P.O. Box 400764 Charlottesville VA 22904 Phone: (434) 243-5337 URL: Category: Schools Universities & Colleges, Major Employers

Virtual IT, Inc. Ms. Becky Gibbs, Senior Vice President 213 S. Jefferson Street, Suite 1402 Roanoke VA 24011 Mailing: P. O. Box 2826 Roanoke VA 24001-2826 Phone: (540) 345-6100 URL: Category: Consulting Technology Strategy & Design, Staffing for Developers & System Engineers Walmart Stores, Inc. - Old Forest Road Mr. Tim Wamsley, General Manager 3227 Old Forest Road Lynchburg VA 24501 Phone: (434) 200-9132 URL: Category: Department Stores, Major Employers

The Wyndhurst Meeting Place Mr. Christopher Mowry 105 B Tradewind Drive Lynchburg Virginia 24502 Mailing: P. O. Box 4338 Lynchburg VA 24502 Phone: (434) 821-2995 URL: Category: Meeting Space Yellow Door Interiors Ms. Dianne Mowry 103 A Tradewynd Drive Lynchburg VA 24502 Mailing: P. O. Box 4338 Lynchburg VA 24502 Phone: (434) 237-4268 URL: Category: Interior Design and Decorating Services

You’re Invited to the Chamber’s Holiday

Open House Friday, December 10 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Lynchburg Regional Chamber of Commerce 2015 Memorial Avenue

Meet Chamber staff and learn more about programs and services offered at the Chamber. Register for door prizes, plus, sample the staff’s specially prepared hors d’oeuvres.

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Southern Air Winners of Fall Golf Tournament held at Ivy Hill Golf Club

Winner Low Gross -Southern Air - 56. Shown Left to Right Kevin Clark, Chris Gentry, and Greg Graham.


he Lynchburg Regional Chamber of Commerce thanks Signature Sponsor American National Bank and the following companies for their sponsorship. Beverage Cart Sponsors: First Piedmont Corp. & Pay Logic, Inc. Congratulations to Golf Tournament Winners:

Low Gross - Southern Air - 56 2nd Gross - SunTrust Bank - 56 3rd Gross - Woodmen of the World - 61 Low Net - American National Bank - 48 2nd Net - Counts Realty - 48 3rd Net - RTB Properties - 48 Hole Sponsorships American National Bank & Trust Ameriprise Financial (Christian DePaul) BB&T Beacon Credit Union Centra Counts Realty & Auction Co., Inc.

Interiors by Decorating Den Enterprise Rent-A-Car McBride Signs The News & Advance Pickering Creative Group SERVPRO of Lynchburg Southern Air Wachovia, A Wells Fargo Co. WSET

Prize Donors American National Bank AREVA Inc. The Babcock & Wilcox Co. Beacon Credit Union Bill's Pastry Centra Central VA Federal Credit Union Choice Hibachi Buffet Interiors by Decorating Den Doc's Diner Dodson Pest Control Frito-Lay Great American Grill (Hilton Garden Inn) High Peak Sportswear

Ivy Hill Golf Club J. Crew Liberty Athletics Liberty University Mariner's Landing Moore & Giles Periodontal Health Associates Pickering Creative Group Progress Xpress Stifel Nicolas The Swann Group Woodmen of the World Life Ins. Society Wooldridge Heating & Air

Fall Enterprise Today  

LRCC quarterly newsletter fall 2010