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LYNCHBURG REGION With some of the East Coast’s best views, the Lynchburg region is steeped in rich history with plenty to see and even more to do. We’ve got something for everyone – spectacular hiking, scenic lakes and rivers, thriving downtowns, and an amazing arts scene. And with seven colleges and universities, the Lynchburg region is vibrant and growing. Throughout this magazine, you’ll get a taste of the landmarks, trails, businesses, and, most importantly, people that make the Lynchburg Region a special place to call home. So, whether you’re staying for the weekend, getting your college education, joining one of our world-class industries or easing into retirement, we encourage you to settle in, explore, and add your chapter to our ever-expanding story. See you around the region,

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Launching Future Leaders • 8 Regional Public Schools included among America’s Most Challenging Schools in Virginia US News & World Report

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In the Commonwealth of Virginia, cities are not included as part of a county. When choosing a place to live or work, be sure to check out both the city and its surrounding counties!

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Natural Beauty, History, Culture, Arts & Entertainment and Outdoor Adventure We have it all in the Lynchburg Region!

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rom breathtaking views atop mountain vistas to scenic lakes, rivers, parks, and hiking and biking trails to historical sites and museums to explore, festivals to enjoy, and local culture to experience . . . there is no shortage of exciting or relaxing ways to spend time in the region. The Lynchburg Region is blessed with an abundance of natural beauty, history, culture, arts, and outdoor recreation. Mountain vistas, hiking and biking trails, lakes, rivers, parks, historical sites, museums, and festivals are just some of the exciting ways to spend time in this lovely and diverse region. The Blue Ridge Parkway, one of America’s most scenic byways, provides breathtaking

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views, along with hiking, biking, picnicking and wildlife. The Appalachian Trail runs through Amherst County, and Lynchburg’s Blackwater Creek Trail is a favorite spot for runners and walkers. The Natural Bridge Appalachian Trail Club, an official Appalachian Trail Club, maintains a 90-mile stretch of the trail and has regular hikes throughout the season. The


Happy Hikers, a subgroup of the organization in Lynchburg, hike every Thursday. Membership is open to both groups. Mountain biking is a popular activity here. There are trails for all skill levels in Lynchburg and Bedford County, and the local mountain biking club, Greater Lynchburg Off-road Cyclists, hosts group rides and clinics. The Storming of Thunder Ridge is Lynchburg’s only local, fully-supported road cycling event, including ride options ranging from 27 to 100 miles. The event is a fundraiser benefiting the YMCA of Central Virginia.

trail crosses Percival’s Island and ends in Amherst County. This flat, handicapped accessible, paved trail is popular with hikers, bikers, and runners all year long. The Liberty Mountain Snowflex Centre is the country’s premier point for year-round skiing, snowboarding, and tubing. Comprised of beginner, intermediate, and advanced slopes, plus a two-story lodge, this highperformance playground is the first of its kind in the United States.

The James River, Virginia’s largest river, is a great spot for boating, fishing, canoeing and kayaking. Percival’s Island is a familiar landmark in Downtown Lynchburg. Visitors may see herons, migrating waterfowl, along with native plants and animals as they follow the paved trail that bisects the natural area. The James River is the backdrop for any visit to the island, featuring views of both calm pools and rushing waters. The island is approximately 1.5 miles long and is maintained in its natural state. There are many spots where the James River is accessible and fishing is permitted. RiverWalk trail is the ultimate urban and scenic nature walk. Traveling along Riverfront Park through historic Downtown Lynchburg, the LynchburgRegion.org

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Natural Beauty, History & Culture, Arts & Entertainment, Outdoor Adventure Recreation Dozens of running events take place throughout the year. Each September, Lynchburg welcomes thousands of runners and walkers for the Genworth Virginia 10- and 4-Miler. The Hill City’s premiere race attracts not only runners from throughout the region and the U.S., but elite runners from Kenya, Ethiopia, and other countries. Lynchburg is recognized as a “RunnerFriendly Community” by the Road Runners Club of America from 2017 through 2022. Smith Mountain Lake in southern Bedford County spans more than 20,000 acres and provides a variety of recreational opportunities – from speed boating and sailing to tubing and bass fishing. The Big Bass Tour, the nation’s premier big bass tournament, is held annually at the lake and attracts professional and amateur fishermen from across the U.S. Other lakes include Holliday Lake in Appomattox County; Mill Creek, Stonehouse, and Thrashers lakes in Amherst County, and Leesville Lake in Campbell County. 12

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Public and private golf courses are located throughout the region. Public courses include Colonial Hills, Cedar Hills, and Poplar Forest golf courses in Lynchburg; Poplar Grove and Shadow Ridge in Amherst County; Mariners Landing and The Westlake at Smith Mountain Lake in Bedford County, and Hat Creek golf course in Brookneal, Campbell County. Public parks offer all types of outdoor and family recreation throughout the region. Holiday Lake 4-H Educational Center has served the youth and adults of Central and Southside Virginia since 1940. Lives have been enriched through programs, friendships, and closeness to nature. The center serves as a 4-H camp during the summer, providing an education in outdoor living for over 2,000 youth and adults from 17 counties and 2 cities in Central Virginia each summer. Other programming focuses on natural resource education, outdoor adventure, shooting education and youth leadership development.

Colleges in the region participate in a full spectrum of individual and team sports, including NCAA Division I football, basketball, and baseball. The Olympics-style Virginia Commonwealth Games are held annually and draw athletes and spectators from throughout the state. In 2019, the State Games of America was held here and attracted thousands of athletes from all over the country. The Lynchburg Hillcats, an affiliate of the Cleveland Indians, play minor league professional baseball at the Bank of the James Stadium.

Historic Sites and Museums The Town of Bedford is home to the National D-Day Memorial, which honors the American and Allied soldiers who died during the D-Day invasion of Normandy, France. More than


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60,000 visitors from around the world visit the memorial each year. The 10-acre monument features a 44-foot 6-inch tall granite arch engraved with the Normandy landing’s code word, Overlord. Beneath is a statue, The Final Tribute, that consists of a bayonet affixed to a rifle topped with a helmet, a silent testimony to the great sacrifices made to ensure freedom. At Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest in Bedford County, visitors can learn about the third U.S. president, his country retreat, and the enslaved population that lived and worked there. Archaeological excavations are ongoing at Poplar Forest in an effort to restore the plantation home and grounds to their Jefferson-era appearance. The site hosts an Independence Day festival that includes music, crafts, demonstrations, and a reading of the Declaration of Independence. Appomattox Court House National Historic Park, where the Civil War officially ended, includes more than a dozen structures, among them the McLean House, where Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered to Union General Ulysses S. Grant. The Lynchburg Museum System operates two museums: Point of Honor and the Lynchburg Museum. Point of Honor has

been home to some of 19th-century Virginia’s most remarkable citizens, including Dr. George Cabell, friend of Thomas Jefferson and physician to the patriot Patrick Henry. The Lynchburg Museum showcases Lynchburg’s history through exhibitions of artifacts, photographs, and artwork. Amazement Square Children’s Museum is an award-winning, hands-on children’s museum located in Downtown Lynchburg. The museum offers four floors of hands-on, interactive exhibits designed to make learning fun. The Museum serves more than 90,000 people a year from all 50 states and more than a dozen foreign countries. In Appomattox County, the American Civil War Museum tells the stories of the closing days of the war through 400 artifacts, photographs and documents. The Carver Price Legacy Museum details Appomattox’s journey from civil war to civil rights. The Appomattox County Historical Museum and Library, the former Appomattox city jail, offers tours and displays of Civil War artifacts. Outside is Memorial Park, which honors the dead from the Civil War to Vietnam. Nearby is the Clover Hill Village Museum. The Civil War Trails give visitors the chance to explore Virginia’s back roads, learning history

while driving and walking through some of the most beautiful landscapes anywhere. Lynchburg is home to an impressive 12 sites, and other stops are located throughout the region. Harlem Renaissance poet Anne Spencer’s home and garden, Edankraal, on Pierce Street in Lynchburg, are included on the National Register of Historic Places and designated a Virginia Historic Landmark, a Friends of the Library USA Literary Landmark, and a Historic Landmark by the Association for the Study for Afro-American Life and History. Avoca, a Victorian-era house museum in Altavista, sits on property once owned by Charles Lynch, brother of Lynchburg’s founder John Lynch. Avoca, a popular wedding venue, is owned by the Town of Altavista and hosts tours and annual events. The Bedford Museum and Genealogical Library showcases Bedford’s history from Native American life, through the Civil War, and further into the 20th Century. Historic Sandusky, originally the home of Major George Christian Hutter, is a public museum owned and operated by Lynchburg College. The Federal-style home is best known for its role in the Civil War as Union headquarters Continued on page 14 LynchburgRegion.org

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during the Battle of Lynchburg. It is a Registered Virginia Historic Landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Legacy Museum of African American History in Lynchburg focuses its exhibits on the region’s African American experience. The Monacan Indian Museum in Amherst County provides insights into the experience of this indigenous nation. In 2019, after decades of hard work, the Monacan Tribe received federal recognition. The Museum of the Confederacy in the town of Appomattox offers exhibitions showcasing Civil War artifacts, as well as photos, letters, and diaries. Red Hill in nearby Brookneal, is Patrick Henry’s last home and burial place. The site includes a museum, seven historic buildings, the Patrick Henry grave site, and the grounds overlooking the Staunton River Valley, which appears much as it did in Henry’s time. Several beautiful, historic cemeteries are located within the region. Old City Cemetery in Lynchburg is the oldest municipal cemetery still in use in the state of Virginia, one of the oldest such burial grounds in the United States, and a Virginia Historic Landmark on the National Register of Historic Places.

Festivals The region also hosts numerous annual festivals, including apple festivals in Amherst and Bedford Counties and Get Downtown, a street fair that draws tens of thousands of people to Downtown Lynchburg. The International Festival, also held downtown, is a family event packed full of activities and unique performances for visitors of all ages. The Campbell County Heritage Festival honors that county’s rich cultural heritage, and Amherst and Bedford counties host oldtime county fairs with midway rides, livestock, contests, and exhibits. Uncle Billy’s Day Festival in Altavista has something for everyone with live music, crafts, food, car show, flea market, children’s activities and fireworks.

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The Historic Appomattox Railroad Festival, held the second full weekend in October, is a family-friendly festival that commemorates the Norfolk & Western Railroad’s donation of the Appomattox Depot to the Town of Appomattox.

cargo boats. A pre-launch event is held in Downtown Lynchburg.

competitions. Native American food and crafts add to an exciting day.

Every year, the Town of Bedford’s Centerfest attracts more than 10,000 people for a weekend of arts and crafts, food, and entertainment.

The Clifford Sorghum Festival in Amherst County hosts the Virginia Jousting Tournament.

The James River Batteau Festival is an eight-day journey down the James River from Lynchburg to Maidens Landing near Richmond using recreated late 18th and early 19th century

The Monacan Indian Nation PowWow is held annually in May in Amherst County. Native American singers and dancers come from all over North America to participate in dance

The Virginia Wine and Garlic Festival at Rebec Vineyards in Amherst County is in its 30th year and is the state’s largest agricultural festival. It consistently ranks at the top of regional “best event” lists.

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Get Outdoors It’s on everyone’s bucket list and the opportunities are right in your backyard

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he Lynchburg region may enjoy the warmth and friendliness of being a small community, but there is plenty of room to stretch your legs. It’s not hard to see why the Lynchburg region has been tabbed an Outstanding RunnerFriendly Community by the Road Runners Club of America and recognized by Forbes as a city with a high quality of life.

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Within the city limits alone are more than 1,000 acres of parkland – from Percival’s Island Natural Area to Hollins Mill Park, Ivy Creek Park and the expansive Riverside Park, to name a few – and nearly 40 miles of trails, paved and unpaved. The three-mile, asphalted Blackwater Creek Trail serves as a spine anchoring several winding earthen trails and connecting with other paved routes. The popular trail cuts through forest along an abandoned railway bed (complete with a lighted cave-like tunnel) and offers a feeling of escape into nature, right in the heart of the city. Continued on page 19

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Parks and trails make up more than three percent of the city’s land, with plenty of playgrounds (including a spray ground), picnic areas and a nature zone with some live critters as well as pelts, antlers and other natural items for children to explore hands-on. A popular bucket list item to check off, one of many opportunities in the region, is the Historic Genworth Virginia Ten Miler, one of the oldest road races of its kind in the country that draws runners from across the globe. The event, which marked 45 years last September, has become a festival celebration for the city. More extreme runners can crank their sport up to 11 with the Lynchburg Ultra Series. Ultrarunning has been formalized in the community for more than two decades. Locals, such as legend Dr. David Horton (who ran from California to New York to finish the Trans-America Footrace), have set records at extreme distances. With the world’s longest hiking-only footpath in the world, the Appalachian Trail, cutting right through the region, there’s access to an endless supply of adventures, right in the region’s backyard. Families can venture along the Appalachian Trail to Matt’s Creek Shelter or take to the Blue Ridge Parkway and hike Bedford

County’s Sharp Top and Flat Top peaks, which anchor the picturesque view of Lynchburg’s western skyline. From must-see, breathtaking views like McAfee Knob and Old Rag Mountain (one of the Mid-Atlantic’s most popular destinations) to the exhilarating satisfaction of successfully boulder-hopping to the top of Devil’s Marbleyard, there’s always a fresh challenge on the area’s outdoor must-do checklist. For those really looking for a beast to slay on their bucket list, look no further than the Priest: a nine-mile-trip 3,000-feet up some of the steepest terrain in Central Virginia. It’s been called one of the most difficult hikes on the whole Appalachian Trail.

And the next big adventure is just a day trip – or less – away! LynchburgRegion.org

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The Lynchburg Region is for the Arts The Lynchburg Region has quickly become a vibrant place when it comes to celebrating the arts. No matter your age, we have a variety of opportunities for residents and tourists alike to get in touch with their creative side. From museums to unique theatre companies, there’s something to be found for everyone. .

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Riverviews Artspace has become a hub for creative activities in Downtown Lynchburg. Since 2003, the gallery and studio space has brought in more than 220 artists, 90 published writers, screened more than 70 independent and foreign films, and attracted more than 100,000 visitors. Throughout the year, First Fridays gives a chance to showcase local arts and musicians and bring in new visitors to the space.

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Located in the heart of Downtown Lynchburg, Amazement Square offers incredible opportunities for hands-on learning. Spanning more than 29,000 square feet, each interactive exhibit offers different experiences for children to dive into something new. In the Kaleidoscope Gallery, put on a show with the On Stage: Rock Star Experience or create a one-of-a-kind piece of art in the glass Paintbox Room. At the Board a Batteau exhibit, the museum’s more than 90,000 visitors are transported back to the 19th century where they learn what it was like to steer a batteau down the James River – with costumes and all. And you can’t forget about the four-story Amazement Tower where guests can slide, climb, and zip through the museum in one of the nation’s tallest climbing structures. But Amazement Square isn’t just for the kiddos. Adults can get in on the fun with Museum After Dark, where the museum opens after hours for a fun night filled with drinks, games, and fun just for the parents. 20

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With 640 seats, Liberty University’s Tower Theater gives Lynchburg Region residents a taste of Broadway without traveling to New York City. The theater sports an orchestra pit, balcony, catwalks, professional fly tower, and more than 12,000 squarefeet of backstage and support area. The theater has housed big name productions such as Les Miserables, Beauty and the Beast, Hello Dolly, Big Fish, The Little Mermaid, and Guys and Dolls. But it has also been a place to showcase original student work from Liberty’s theater students. Liberty is also home to the Black Box Theater, an intimate and smaller setting with flexible seating.

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Nestled in Amherst County, Sweet Briar College boasts a diverse selection of shows and performances throughout the school year from all genres including musicals, Shakespeare and contemporary plays. While the Murchison Lane Auditorium houses the larger productions, the college also has the Studio Theatre, which is perfect for small, intimate performances.


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Wolfbane Productions is more than a professional theatre company. The Appomattox based nonprofit has a specific goal in mind for each production: prove to its audience that theater is not outdated, unapproachable, or too expensive. The company holds several large-scale productions throughout the year in their outdoor and indoor venue. Each show aims to be a unique and immersive interactive experience for the audience. Past shows have included Monty Python’s Spamalot, Evil Dead: The Musical, Sweeney Todd, and Bubble Boy.

ACADEMY CENTER OF THE ARTS DOWNTOWN LYNCHBURG AcademyCenter.org

The Academy Center of the Arts has been a staple of Downtown Lynchburg since 1905. After opening its doors after years of renovations and restoration late last year, the Academy has quickly reestablished itself as an active hub of the regional arts scene in Central Virginia. The space is home to two galleries, the 340-seat Warehouse Theater, and the go-to place for classes in visual and performing arts in Lynchburg. From movie marathons to charity events to comedy shows, a new chapter at the Academy is just beginning.

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Though Endstation Theatre has been an active part of the Lynchburg arts scene for the last decade, the theatre company found new life at Randolph College in 2016. Boasting strong visual components and conceptual aesthetic in each production, Endstation Theatre continues its mission to strengthen theatrical Continued on page 22

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expression in Lynchburg by choosing specific shows based on Central Virginia’s rich history and the current events in the community. With so many highlights from art exhibitions to concerts, to theater productions, to orchestra and opera, the region abounds with offerings.

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Opera on the James, celebrating its 13th Season, is an OPERA AMERICA Level Four Professional Company in Lynchburg. The company produces two fully-staged opera events with orchestra each season, as well as a mid-winter concert, short opera, or Cabaret. The company offers a community outreach program of performances and lectures in schools, community venues, and in the opera building at 701 Main Street. The Tyler Young Artist Program, a quartet of singers chosen through national auditions, performs the majority of community programs. The Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra has been an integral part of the cultural fabric of the Lynchburg Region since it began in 1983. Over the years the LSO has performed more than 200 concerts ranging from classical to pops and provided annual educational concerts to over 10,000 children at local schools and community centers. Celebrities performing with the orchestra include Tony Award-winning actress and singer Faith Prince, pianist Gustavo Romero, and country musicians Emmy Lou Harris and Roy Clark. Dr. Christopher Swanson is conductor and music director. The Lynchburg Arts Festival, held annually in September, attracts artists and art lovers from across Virginia. The Lynchburg Art Club and Gallery offers monthly exhibits in the galleries, workshops, and classes. The third floor has been reclaimed as an environmentally stable storage area with additional studio space. The Bedford Artisan Trail showcases more than 80 artists, craftsmen, orchards and wineries who support the arts and agri-tourism. Amherst Glebe Arts Response, Inc. (AGAR) in Clifford is a non-profit organization that produces and presents performances and workshops in music, theater, dance, poetry, historical readings, and lectures. It also facilitates exhibits of visual art and film and conducts Amherst

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County oral history projects. AGAR was a major presenter for the heritage celebration of the 250th Anniversary of Amherst County and the 100th Anniversary events for the Town of Amherst. The Bower Center for the Arts in Bedford is the area’s cultural center of visual and performing arts, education, community engagement, and personal enrichment. The Center offers concerts featuring a variety of music, as well as music and art classes. The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts in Amherst County is a nationally known retreat for writers, artists, and composers. The region’s Parks and Recreation departments offer a wide range of art classes from beading to sculpture. Lynchburg College’s Daura Gallery features the works of Catalan artist Pierre Daura and has exhibitions of artists such as Queena Stovall. The Daura exhibitions are free and open to the public. The Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College showcases works by notable artists such Georgia O’Keeffe and Edward Hopper. The gallery is open as to the public. Sweet Briar College’s Anne Gary Pannell Center is the College’s principal art gallery and home to its art history program. First Fridays is a monthly event in Downtown Lynchburg when local arts organizations and galleries stay open late to debut performances, hold openings, and exhibit new works. Second Fridays in Bedford provides opportunities for visitors to experience the unique shops, restaurants, and art venues in Bedford’s Centertown.

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The Jefferson Choral Society, a community chorus based in Lynchburg, performs music ranging from Mozart to show tunes. The chorus has performed at Carnegie Hall, the Washington National Cathedral and across Europe. Little Town Players in Bedford has presented live theater to the community for more than 40 years. Shows range from musicals to drama. Renaissance Theatre is Lynchburg’s oldest community theater and is known for ambitious productions such as The Full Monty. Liberty’s Winterfest, a weekend of concerts and activities held over the New Year’s weekend, attracts thousands of young visitors to the area. E. C. Glass and Heritage high schools in Lynchburg have excellent theater programs as do Brookville High School in Campbell County and Jefferson Forest High School in Bedford County. Dunbar Middle School in Lynchburg presents classics such as Singin’ in the Rain and South Pacific. LynchburgRegion.org

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For entrepreneur Dave McCormack, Waukeshaw Development has a double meaning. “There was this old tank behind this building in Petersburg,” he said. “It had vines growing all over it and no one knew what to do with it. But this man wanted to preserve it because he knew it could have a new life as something else. He saw that it still had a purpose.” The tank happened to be from Waukeshaw, Wis., and the name stuck with McCormack as he got into the business of doing just that: restoration. Over the last few years, it seems that buildings and properties all over the region have been given the chance at a new life, thanks to creative thinking from individuals such as McCormack. But according to McCormack, the secret to finding the right space is to go in with an open mind. “The building tells us what it wants to be and that happens a lot,” McCormack said. “Sometimes, people introduce us to properties, and we say no.” McCormack has found success in that approach. In 2017, he helped open Beale’s Brewery in Bedford, Va., in the old Hampton Looms woolen mill and Frank Chervan furniture building. But that’s not the only project McCormack has his hands on. He’s also working on developing several other properties in Amherst and Bedford counties, including the Amherst Mill and the former Phelps School.

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“I love historical properties,” he said. “I think Amherst has undiscovered potential and we’ve been working with the county. It’s exciting to stumble upon an iconic property and discover what it could be.” It was a similar feeling for developer Blair Godsey when he began looking at The Virginian. For years, the abandon hotel had sat vacant on Church Street. At first, Godsey and his partners wanted to turn the building into apartments, but quickly realized it was problematic. “The ratio of apartments to common areas was far too large to make it work,” he said. “But we saw that there was a need for a large-scale boutique hotel in downtown.”


The building tells us what it wants to be and that happens a lot. Dave McCormack

A $5 million loan from the Lynchburg Economic Development Authority helped fill the gaps in funding, which Godsey said was critical. Despite setbacks in the project, The Virginian opened its doors last May and business is booming. “Fortunately, the risk paid off,” Godsey said. “It’s incredible to see how The Virginian is doing in the short year it’s been open and how it’s become an anchor of Downtown Lynchburg.” The Academy Center of the Arts has also seen similar success since its official opening in late 2018. The once-vacant theater holds anywhere between two to four events during the week, according to Executive Director Geoffrey Kershner. The Academy Center of the Arts has also seen similar success since its official opening late last year. The once vacant theater holds anywhere between two to four events during the week. “We’ve seen lot of engagement,” he said. “There was always this core community that were excited about the work being done on the Academy. But now more people are discovering us. They’re learning about the classes we offer and the performance space. There’s plenty of room for us to continue to grow.” Much of the space pays tribute to different eras of the Academy’s extensive history through original elements and décor. “After the theater closed in 1958, the city could have torn it down,” Kershner said. “But the community always rallied around it.” Seeing the region begin to rally around preserving history is encouraging to Godsey, especially as a native to Lynchburg.

Geoffrey Kershner is the Executive Director at the Academy Center of the Arts (Lynchburg, VA) and the founder of the Endstation Theatre Company.

“Lynchburg is the region’s center,” he said. “It’s because of risks very early on, like the Craddock Terry, that we’re seeing other buildings and infrastructure come together. People are now believers and have an interest in downtown. They see it as an asset.” Kershner said it’s encouraging to see developers take an interest in downtown and its growth. “I think three or four years ago we saw a tipping point,” he said. “Having federal and state tax incentives to help restore historical buildings helps.” McCormack said having access to those funds is critical for any project to get off the ground because it can help a project move forward. “You think of something like the Phelps School,” he said. “It was a terrible building. It would have been expensive for the county to demolish it. But now, you can have these historical tax credits and create something that’s viable to the county for years to come.” McCormack said if developers are willing to take the risk and see the potential, the region will continue to grow. “For a long time, no one thought there was this demand for nightlife and a city scape where people could flock to,” he said. “It’s a new concept and people are thinking of new business and ideas that can complement the region.” LynchburgRegion.org

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Each city is unique, but Downtown Lynchburg is very accessible,” she said. “There’s exciting things happening, but not so overwhelmed and crowded that you can still get to where you need to go and enjoy the city. But I think people are beginning to see the value of downtown and the urban neighborhoods we have. LynchburgRegion.org

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hen you think of popular, up and coming cities, places like Portland, Asheville, and Austin come to mind. But Lynchburg is quickly butting its way into the competition.

Recently ranked as the #1 place for millennials to live by Reviews.org, the Lynchburg Region has certainly become the place to be in Virginia with its low living costs, vibrant food scene, and arts-driven community. Downtown Lynchburg Association Executive Director Ashley Kershner said it’s a city with a small town feel that makes Lynchburg unique.

The Bluffwalk Completed by the city in 2015, the Bluffwalk consists of a series of walkways, trails, and staircases that connect Jefferson Street to Commerce Street. With beautiful views of the James River, Kershner said the Bluffwalk has easily become a great downtown destination.

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“Since the Bluffwalk has come in, there have been many restaurants that have popped up along it, as well as lofts and apartments,” she said. “It’s a way for us to enjoy our river from above.”


“The Academy has events going on nearly 300 days out of the year,” Kershner said. “They’re able to bring in regionally and nationally acclaimed acts.” Riverviews Artspace also plays an important role in Lynchburg’s colorful art scene. The non-profit gallery constantly hosts new exhibits and special events, including First Fridays throughout the year. Since its opening, Riverviews Artspace has brought in more than 220 artists to Lynchburg. If you like community theater, Renaissance Theatre has brought classics to life for the past 25 years. Most recently, the company put on “Driving Miss Daisy” and “Living in State”. Continued on page 32

Trails Whether you walk, bike, or run, Kershner said Lynchburg’s extensive trail systems are not a well-kept secret. “Our trails are full all the time,” she said. And for good reason too. Boasting more than 40 miles, Lynchburg’s trail systems take residents through lush greenery, only minutes from the heart of downtown. Paths like Blackwater Creek Trail follow an abandon railroad bed, while the Riverwalk takes you on adventures up close to the James River and through Percival’s Island. “It’s pretty unique to be in a downtown urban environment and be on an island in three minutes,” Kershner said. “It’s a fantastic experience for families to come down here to bike and hit the trail and then eat ice cream on Jefferson Street.”

Art Scene The arts have always been woven into Lynchburg’s history. In 2018, the Academy Center of the Arts re-opened its doors on Main Street once again after completing a multi-million-dollar renovation, welcoming a new chapter of the Academy’s 100 plus year history. LynchburgRegion.org

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Restaurants and Coffee Shops Whether you’re in the mood for a slice of pizza or something a little more upscale, Kershner calls Downtown Lynchburg’s restaurant scene “a foodie’s paradise.” In 2018 alone, downtown saw seven new restaurants open. “We have fine dining. We have fast and casual and everything in between,” Kershner said. “I think some of the best restaurants are concentrated in downtown and I don’t see that trend stopping. You’ve got great aesthetics, you’ve got great food, but there are also places that are really fun to gather. I think each place has something unique to offer.” It’s the same for downtown’s unique coffee shops. No matter where you are downtown, you can be reassured there’s a coffee shop nearby to curb your caffeine cravings. “We’ve got a lot of high-quality coffee in Lynchburg,” Kershner said. “We have businesses either roasting their own coffee or importing coffee from other places. They’re experts that know what they’re doing and that really shows.”

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Lofts Over the years, developers downtown have turned once abandoned buildings into beautiful living spaces that overlook historical downtown or the James River. While they boast modern amenities and aesthetically pleasing décor, some lofts are converted factories that once played a huge role in Lynchburg’s development. With lots of options depending on your needs, Kershner said downtown living has become more appealing over the years. Now there are more than 1,200 residents living downtown.


“People want to be in close walking distance to restaurants and bars,” she said. “Downtown is really the only place where residents can do that. People are enjoying a walkable lifestyle and going away from wanting to drive everywhere. It’s cool to be able to walk out your front door and go wherever you need to go.”

Community Market The Community Market has been a Downtown Lynchburg staple for years. One of Virginia’s oldest farmer’s markets, the market brings in the best of the region to the heart of downtown. It also regularly hosts events on the weekends to encourage community engagement and to get residents to eat local. Founded in 1786, Lynchburg is rich in history, yet, the city is growing with forward-thinking economic opportunity, diversity, and a vibrant atmosphere. As the commercial, cultural, entertainment, and retail hub of the region, the city is alive with activity. Lynchburg was selected as one of the Milken Institute’s 2017 “Best Performing Cities,” an index that ranks U. S. metropolitan areas by how well they create and sustain jobs and economic growth.

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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 high106ºF Record low 10ºF Average annual precipitation 38.27 Average annual snowfall 18.3”

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Population 80,995 Population MSA 260,320 Median Age 28.7 Area (in square miles) 50 Median Household Income $41,264 Median Home Value $53,600 Total Household Units 31,334 Real Estate (per $100) $1.11 Personal Property Tax Rate $3.80

Seven Hills 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.

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 Trash (434) 856-2489 Water / Sewer (434) 455-4250 Voting (434) 477-5999 VOTING URL www.sbe.virginia.gov ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT (434) 455-4490 LICENSES • Business (434) 455-3880 • 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

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City of Churches Due to its large number of houses of worship, Lynchburg has 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.

Historic Sites 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


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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) 846-9014

Quaker Meeting House 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.

Old City Cemetery 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 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.

Education Lynchburg is 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.

INFORMATIONAL SERVICES 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 Aid Society 866-534-5243 Dept. Of Wildlife Resources 866-721-6911 Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance (434) 845-5966 Lynchburg Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau (434) 485-7290 Toll Free (800) 732-5821 ADDITIONAL SERVICES Better Business Bureau (800) 533-5501 Citizens’ First (434) 856-2489 Crime Stoppers (888) 798-5900 Sexual Assault Response Program (434) 947-7422 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 Continued on page 36 LynchburgRegion.org

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in addition to several concert venues, art galleries, and production groups.

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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.

Arts The renovation of the Historic Academy Theatre has brought a bright marquee to Lynchburg’s downtown arts scene. The city’s local colleges, universities, and high schools offer outstanding music, theater, and art,

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. 

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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.

Tourism Lakes, campgrounds, ATV trails, golf courses, and parks, including the county-managed Cool well, Monacan, and Riveredge parks, invite outdoor enthusiasts to breathe in fresh air and explore all Amherst County has to offer. 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. The Amherst County Visitors Center, located in a restored train depot has been celebrated as a “positive sign of economic momentum” and designated as a Virginia Certified Visitor Center by the Virginia Tourism Corporation.

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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.

Food and Festivals 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.

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Population 31,605 Median Age 49.1 Area (in square miles) 479 Median Household Income $49,170 Median Home Value $151, 500 Total Household Units 14,266 Real Estate (per $100) $0.61 Business Personal Property Tax Rate (per $100) $3.45 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 Office1-800-275-8777 Emergency: Ambulance/ Fire/ Police 911 Non-emergency (434) 946-7874 946-9300 Sheriff (434) 946-9300 Electricity1-800-956-4237 Water, and Sewer (434) 845-1605 Voting (434) 946-9315 Social Services 434-946-9330 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)

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Sweet Briar College’s Anne Gary Pannell Center is the College’s principal art gallery and home to its art history program. This gallery and other smaller galleries on campus hold art exhibitions for the public.

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Arts Amherst Glebe Arts Response, Inc., (AGAR) in Clifford provides film and visual art exhibits, historical readings, lectures, and a number of performances and workshops, including music, theater, dance, and poetry. The AGAR was a major presenter for the heritage celebration of the 250th Anniversary of Amherst County and the 100th Anniversary events for the Town of Amherst. Amherst County is home to a nationally known retreat for writers, artists and composers – The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.

Education 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 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.

History and Tourism 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 County Courthouse 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 through 400 artifacts, photographs and documents. The museum’s “When Johnny Continued on page 40

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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.

Outdoor Recreation 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.

Theater Wolfbane Productions provides visitors and residents alike with Broadwaystyle outdoor entertainment. As a company of passionate artists, Wolfbane provides unique theater through unconventionally engaging theatrical works – two of which are performed at the historic park. The company also hosts a ghost tour at the Old Crawford Farm, named the most haunted location in Virginia and listed in the top 25 most haunted in the nation. 40

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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. The 150-acre lake also features a guarded beach. 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 on-hand. Canoes, kayaks, jon boats, stand-up paddleboards, and paddle boats are available to rent.


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Throughout the spring and summer, Appomattox Friday Cheerz offers live entertainment in the park with food and drinks available. The Appomattox Court House National Historical Park and the American Civil War Museum each year offer visitors the opportunity to observe demonstrations and participate in other programs to commemorate the end of the Civil War.

Festivals and Annual Events The Historic Appomattox Railroad Festival, held the second full weekend in October, is a family-friendly festival commemorating the Norfolk & Western Railroad’s donation of the Appomattox Depot to the Town of Appomattox. The Clover Hill Village Wine Festival and the Appomattox Oyster and Seafood Festival offer local food, wines, craft beer, and live music. Local artisans put their works on display at the Appomattox Vintage and Artisan Spring Market.

Quality of Life 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 such as Tritech Solutions and Virginia Metal Fab, which offer the local, skilled workforce opportunities to shine in a high-production environment.

Education 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.

Population15,911 Median Age 44.4 Area (in square miles)334 Median Household Income $54,875 Median Home Value $151,700 Total Household Units 7,312 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 Library: J Robert Jamerson Memorial Library (434) 352-5340 Post Office (434) 352-7026 Emergency/ Police/ Fire 911 Sheriff (434) 352-2666 Electricity1-800-956-4237 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)

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www.townofappomattox.com Population 1,744 Median Age 44.4 Area 2.18 mi² Median Household Income $32,585 Median Home Value $112,444 Total Household Units 929 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 Population 237 Area (in square miles) 0.32 Median Home Value $148, 611 Median Household Income $56,787 Total Household Units 93 Administrative (434) 248-5084

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Tourism Visitors from all over the world visit the area, 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. 42

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The National D-Day Memorial draws 60,000 visitors a year... Each year, the area’s best flavors and personalities come together for the Town of Bedford’s “Centerfest,” a weekend of arts and crafts, food, and entertainment converging right in Bedford’s Centertown.

Festivals and Annual Events 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.


Historic Sites The Town of Bedford (founded in 1784) preserves its heritage through a number of historical sites. Historic Avenel, an 1830s 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. 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. 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 Jeffersonera appearance. The home is open for tours April through November.

Outdoor Recreation 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, roller-skating and walking loops, picnic facilities, and an award-winning handicap hiking trail. Mountain hiking, biking, picnicking, and photography are available all along the Blue Ridge Parkway. Continued on page 44 LynchburgRegion.org

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Population 79,583 Median Age 45.9 Area (in square miles) 755 Median Household Income $59,405 Median Home Value $95,400 Total Household Units 36,313 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 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

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Population 6,615 Median Age 43.2 Area (in square miles) 6.88 Median Household Income $39,529 Median Home Value $45,500 Total Household Units 2,740 Real Estate for the Town (per $100) $0.32 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

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Economy 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.

Education 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.


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.

Altavista Tree-lined streets, Victorian-era homes, and quaint shops of antique treasures, local finds, and natural remedies give the Town of Altavista 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. Yoders Strawberry Patch Photo Courtesy of The City of Lynchburg

Brookneal 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 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. Continued on page 46 LynchburgRegion.org

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Campbell County www.co.campbell.va.us

Population 54,885 Median Age 42.8 Area (in square miles) 504 Median Household Income $48,823 Median Home Value $162,184 Total Household Units 25,570 Real Estate (per $100) $0.52 Personal Property Tax Rate $4.40 Machinery & Tools (per $100) $0.52 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 LICENSES • Automobile (804) 947-7100 • Pet (434) 332-9590 • Business (434) 332-9584 • Hunting and Fishing Regional Office (434) 525-7522

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Rustburg Antiquing is a staple activity in Rustburg, the county seat. Restaurants and hotel accommodations are set to keep guests cozy as they explore the area. Yoders’ Farm offers a family-friendly attraction, complete with a corn maze. The Farm Store features locally grown, gourmet produce, jams, jellies, apples, baked goods, and cook books.

Historical Sites Early Virginia history is recorded at Avoca Museum near the town of Altavista, with plenty of collections and displays to engage visitors. The home was originally the private residence of Colonel Charles Lynch, a planter, lawmaker, soldier, and the brother of Lynchburg’s founder, John Lynch. The museum’s programs and interpretations detail the cultural and natural history of the region.

Population 3,460 Median Age 40.4 Area (in square miles) 4.9 Median Household Income $35,267 Median Home Value $133,594 Total Household Units 1643 Real Estate Tax Rate (per $100) $0.08 Personal Property Tax Rate $2 Machinery & Tools (per $100) $0.50 Administrators Office (434) 369-5001 Economic Development (434) 369-5001 x102 Emergency 911 Police (434) 369-7425 Water (434) 369-6045 Sewer (434) 369-6045 Trash (434) 369-5001

Outdoor Recreation Leesville Lake is a favorite recreational area for boating, water skiing, wakeboarding, and fishing for striped bass.

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and law office, his reconstructed house and other outbuildings, rare family artifacts, and a growing network of interpretive scenic trails. Construction recently wrapped up on a $2 million, 5,100-square-foot Eugene B. Casey Education and Events Center that now serves as an all-weather event facility for school groups, weddings, business meetings, and lectures.

Sixty-one acres of parkland in the Town of Altavista include English and Shreve parks, a boat launch, fishing piers, walking paths, baseball fields, basketball courts, picnic areas, and playgrounds. In other parts of the county, Timbrook and Younger parks offer family fun. Near Brookneal, the Staunton River is a popular place for canoeing and fishing.


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www.townofbrookneal.com Population 1,115 Median Age 51.9 Area 3.6 mi² Median Household Income $28,281 Median Home Value $94,908 Total Household Units 584 Real Estate (per $100) $0.17 Personal Property Tax Rate $1.70 Machinery & Tools (per $100) $0.43 Administrators Office (434) 376-3124 Emergency 911 Water/Sewer (434) 376-3124 Trash (434) 455-6086

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

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Brookville High School is known for its quality theater productions and offers theater camps for elementary and middle school students. Altavista features a local theater troupe and hosts art shows showcasing creative local talent.

Campbell County Public Schools serve K-12 students with 13 schools and a technical education center.

Festivals Uncle Billy’s Day Festival, founded to commemorate local livestock and farm trading, is celebrating its 70th year in 2019. 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. The annual Heritage Festival, held in October, celebrates Campbell County’s history and culture.

Population 1431 Median Age 44.8 Area 10.8 mi² Median Household Income $30,800 Median Home Value $144,860 Total Household Units 662 Real Estate Tax Rate (per $100) $0.52 Personal Property Tax Rate: (per $100) $4.38 County Administrators Office (434) 332-9500 Emergency 911

With an emphasis on workforce training, the Campbell County Technical Center (part of Campbell County Public Schools) 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.

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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

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TECHNICAL TRAINING

Education - Training

The Lynchburg Region is an excellent place to work or own a business, according to Forbes 2017 rankings. The region took 80th spot among the 200 Best Small Places for Businesses and Careers list...

Bedford Science and Technology Center The center offers career and technical courses not offered at the county’s three high schools. All courses and programs offered can lead to a state or national license or industry certification.

Campbell County Technical Center Part of Campbell County Public Schools, the center offers vocational and technical education as well as GED courses.

Central Virginia Community College (CVCC) CVCC leads the way in providing local business and industry with educational and training opportunities: • The FastForward program provides career training and professional development through intensive, short-term training opportunities in a variety of technical fields. Online training programs and

shorter classes help employees improve skills in their current careers. • Youth Pipeline programs help area employers “fill the pipeline” of future workers by offering programs for area youth such as Summer Academies and Framatome’s Summer Institute for Technology and Engineering.

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Lynchburg Governor’s Regional STEM Academy The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Academy, located at Central Virginia Community College, provides 11th and 12th grade students with 21st-century, STEM-enriched technological skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in postsecondary education and in the workplace.

Small Business Development Innovate Lynchburg Council Center The council serves as a regional connector, catalyst, and advocate for a dynamic technology workforce, innovative business environment, and collaborative community culture through networking, training, advocacy, youth outreach, and an increased focus on tech-based entrepreneurship. The Future Focus Foundation, created by the Innovate Lynchburg, partners with local colleges, employers, and non-profit organizations to offer STEM programs that engage the region’s youth. Initiatives include a technology fair, summer career academies, a regional science fair, summer internships and introductory programs in robotics.

Located at the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance, the center is an effective provider of customized counseling and education for small businesses in the region. The center offers private sessions with a business counselor to discuss individual issues as well as group training such as the popular Lunch to Learn series with in-depth presentations on critical management topics.

Virginia Technical Institute (VTI) VTI in Altavista provides hands-on training in the areas of electrical, plumbing, heating and air, welding, carpentry, and industrial maintenance. VTI hosts an annual trades expo where trade-related companies and high school students are invited to tour VTI and network with each other. LynchburgRegion.org

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Public Approximately 87 percent of the region’s population are high school graduates, while 27 percent hold bachelor’s degrees, and 10 percent have graduate degrees. Lynchburg is a TechHire Community, a national initiative that provides a path to expand training opportunities that prepare underskilled workers for careers in middle and high skill jobs. The Lynchburg Office of Economic Development has partnered with 15 employers to offer paid training and apprenticeships to TechHire participants. Lynchburg has an abundance of job opportunities in information technology, advanced manufacturing, and healthcare technology. The nonprofit Center for Advanced Engineering and Research (CAER) creates partnerships between engineering, high-tech industries, university researchers, and research and development centers. The CAER navigates tech start-ups through the entrepreneur process.

Lynchburg City Schools LCSEDU.net (434) 515-5000 Lynchburg City Schools offer unequaled advanced opportunities, college and career prep, competitive extra-curricular programs, and small class sizes. Lynchburg’s Schools of Innovation at T.C. Miller and Dearington Elementary Schools and P.L. Dunbar Middle School offer a small-school setting with additional emphasis on science, performing arts, foreign languages, and other subjects. The LAUREL Regional Program meets the special education needs of public school students ages two through 21 in the region. 50

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• 11 Elementary Schools (2 Schools of Innovation) • 3 Middle Schools • 2 High Schools • 2 Alternative Schools • 1 Special Education Program • Central Virginia Governor’s School for Science and Technology • Lynchburg Regional Governor’s STEM Academy

Amherst County Public Schools Amherst.K12.va.us (434) 946-9343 The Amherst County Public Schools offer a challenging curriculum for all students starting with pre-school programs, through elementary, middle, and high school. Amherst County’s graduation rate is above the state average, and all schools are accredited in math. • 1 High School • 2 Middle Schools • 7 Elementary Schools • 1 Amherst Education Center

Appomattox County Public Schools ACPSWeb.net (434) 352-8251 Appomattox County Public Schools’ theme for the year is Striving for Excellence. The goal is to engage students through innovative instructional practices, a rigorous curriculum, and technology. The district’s on-time graduation rate is 96 percent, and two of the region’s “Teachers of the Year” have been from Appomattox. • 1 Primary School (Pre-K – 2) • 1 Elementary School (3 – 5) • 1 Middle School • 1 High School


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Lynchburg Blue Ridge Montessori School BlueRidgeMontessori.com Grades N/PK–6 (434) 525-0061

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Campbell County Public Schools

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Bedford County Public Schools offer educational services to more than 9,500 students enrolled in pre-school through adult classes. Alternative elementary, middle and high school programs and gifted programs are available. A new $29 million middle school opened in August of 2018 and accommodates 700 students. • 3 High Schools • 3 Middle Schools • 13 Elementary Schools • 1 Bedford Science and Technology Center • 1 Alternative Education Center

Campbell County Schools serve students in PreK–12. The school district has developed a dual-enrollment program with Central Virginia Community College, through which approximately 80 of its high school seniors take coursework in HVAC, welding, machinist, cyber security, firefighting and nursing programs. These programs are also available to students throughout the region. • 2 Combined Schools (middle/high) • 2 High Schools • 2 Middle Schools • 7 Elementary Schools • 1 Alternative Education Center • 1 Technical Center

Desmond T. Doss Christian Academy DesmondTDoss.org Grades K–12 (434) 237-1899 James River Day School JamesRiverDaySchool.org Grades K–8 (434) 384-7385 Liberty Christian Academy LCABulldogs.com Grades PreK–12 (434) 832-2000 Montessori Children’s House MCHofLynchburg.com Ages 3 mos.–9 yrs. (434) 528-3216 New Covenant Schools NewCovenantSchools.org Grades K–12 (434) 847-8313 New Vistas School NewVistasSchool.org Grades 3–12 (434) 846-0301 Rivermont School CentraHealth.com /Facilities/Rivermont-School-Lynchburg Special Education Ages 5–22 (434) 947-4697

Amherst County Temple Christian School www.TBC-TCS.org Grades PreK–12 (434) 846-0024

Appomattox County Appomattox Christian Academy AppomattoxChristianAcademy.com Grades PreK–12 (434) 352-7373 Appomattox Seventh Day School (434) 352-2660 Cornerstone Christian Academy CCAofVA.org Grades PreK–12 (434) 352-2345

Bedford County Timberlake Christian School TCS4U.org Grades PreK–12 (434) 237-5943

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American National University – Lynchburg AN.edu American National University offers oncampus and online degrees, diplomas and certificate programs in the fields of business, healthcare, and information technology. The programs are hands-on and aimed at giving students practical skills for employment. ANU has campuses in Virginia, Indiana, West Virginia, Kentucky, and Ohio, and was named a 2017 Military Friendly School®.

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Appomattox and Bedford. In addition, CVCC provides local business and industry with unique educational and training opportunities. CVCC is one of 44 colleges in the U.S. approved to award federal Pell Grants to qualifying high school students. Through CVCC’s Early College Program, high school juniors and seniors can earn a high school diploma and an associate of arts and sciences in general studies from CVCC simultaneously. The program also is open to home school students. CVCC has transfer articulation agreements with public and private colleges in Virginia and other states.

Liberty University Liberty.edu In only four short decades, Liberty University has grown to become the largest private, nonprofit university in the nation and the largest university in Virginia. Liberty was ranked No. 3 of the 2017 Best College Campuses in America by Niche.com and No. 1 for Best Online Campuses in America. Liberty was also named the No. 1 Most Conservative College in America and was ranked No. 8 for Best College Dorms. Liberty University Online also ranked 24th of the “50 Best Online Colleges for 2017” by thebestschools.com. Liberty provides an educational experience with a solid Christian foundation to students from all 50 states and more

than 80 countries with 500 programs of study, state-of-the-art facilities and technology. The same course offerings are available online.

Mary Baldwin University MaryBaldwin.edu Founded in 1842, Mary Baldwin University (MBU) in Staunton is a small, coeducational university offering a range of degree programs from bachelor to doctoral. A cutting-edge health sciences campus, programs for online study and regional advising centers throughout Virginia are also part of the university. With the opening of the college of health sciences in 2014, MBU established one of the first dozen doctoral programs of occupational therapy in the nation. MBU also offers special residential programs open only to women, including the Program for the Exceptionally Gifted and the Virginia Women’s Institute for Leadership.


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Randolph College RandolphCollege.edu Randolph College is a nationally recognized, private, liberal arts and sciences institution known for its excellent academic programs; global perspective, and diverse, close-knit community. Its students represent more than 36 states and 20 countries. Randolph is consistently recognized by the leading national guidebooks as a quality liberal arts institution. The Princeton Review listed Randolph in The Best 382 Colleges 2018 Edition, naming the College a “Top Fifty Green College” (No.6) and including Randolph in its Top 20 list of “Most Accessible Professors.” Randolph was included in the prestigious Fiske Guide to Colleges 2018 and included in Money magazine’s list of best colleges.

Sweet Briar College SBC.edu Located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Amherst County, Sweet Briar College is consistently recognized as one of the most beautiful campuses in the country. Twenty-one buildings are on the National Register of Historic Places. Sweet Briar is one of only two women’s colleges in the U.S. to offer an ABET-accredited engineering degree program and is one of less than 10 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with a Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society chapter on campus. The college is one of 11 Virginia colleges and universities, and the only women’s

college in Virginia, to be named to Forbes’ 2016 List of 300 Best Value Colleges and is ranked as a Best Southeastern College by The Princeton Review.

University of Lynchburg Lynchburg.edu University of Lynchburg is a private, independent, residential university located on 250 acres in the heart of Lynchburg. University of Lynchburg is ranked by U.S. News & World Report in the top tier of southern colleges and universities offering a full range of undergraduate and master’s degree programs in the “Best Regional Universities” category. The university has been twice selected as one of 100 colleges nationwide for the John Templeton Foundation’s Honor Roll of Character-Building Colleges. University of Lynchburg offers undergraduate, graduate, and pre-professional programs, all supported by a strong liberal arts foundation.

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of African-American education, the school offers students opportunities to develop into able leaders and scholars with bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees. The 6.82-acre campus includes three historic academic buildings and a monument that comprise a historic district, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. A notable VUL graduate is Lynchburg poet Anne Spencer.

Virginia Technical Institute GoVTI.org Virginia Technical Institute (VTI) in Altavista provides hands-on training in a variety of fields including electrical, plumbing, heating and air, welding, pipe-fitting, carpentry, masonry, multi-craft industrial maintenance, and project management. High school students and adults have the opportunity to earn a journeyman’s license in a field of their choosing by attending classes two nights a week from 5-9 p.m. VTI uses curriculum from the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER), which is a standardized training process affiliated with the University of Florida. The Institute is also certified through the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV).

Founded in 1886, Virginia University of Lynchburg is the city’s oldest institute of higher learning. A historically black college university, VUL is coeducational and committed to Biblical principles and the philosophy of self-help. A pioneer in the field LynchburgRegion.org

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HealthcareAccess

Centra

The Centra healthcare system provides medical services to more than 500,000 patients across central and southside Virginia. Centralized in Lynchburg, the nonprofit organization includes four hospitals, five medical centers, and various specialty and primary care practices as part of the Centra Medical Group network. With more than 8,500 employees, 400 employed providers and physicians, and a medical staff of nearly 600 providing care in 70 locations, the system provides physician practices, urgent care, physical therapy, outreach programs, screenings and tests, educational media and publications, and community health programs.

Centra Lynchburg General Hospital Lynchburg General Hospital is a full-service acute care facility and Level II trauma center, providing emergency and critical care services to more than 92,000 patients per year. It offers cardiac, neurosurgery, orthopaedic, and pulmonary services; an outpatient surgery center; as well as a pediatric center.

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Centra Virginia Baptist Hospital Virginia Baptist, also in Lynchburg, offers a birth center, women and children’s health services, and the region’s neonatal intensive care unit. It also serves as the primary regional provider of child and adult mental health services. Virginia Baptist operates an outpatient surgery center and provides skilled care, rehabilitation, physical therapy, and ambulatory surgery. It is also home to a variety of specialty services.


since the award’s inception in 1999. Centra Medical Group Stroobants Cardiovascular Center has nationally recognized cardiologists and surgeons plus a wealth of programs and prevention support.

Centra Alan B. Pearson Regional Cancer Center The cancer center provides comprehensive cancer services and treatments, such as chemotherapy and biological and targeted drug therapies; genetic testing; and clinical trials.

Centra Bedford Centra Memorial Hospital Medical Group Bedford Memorial is a full-service medical facility with special emphasis on outpatient surgery, emergency services, geriatrics, and rehabilitative services. The facility also offers 24-hour emergency care services.

Centra also includes the Centra Medical Group, an extensive network of local family practices, primary care physicians, and medical and surgical specialists serving the Central and Southside Virginia.

Centra Southside Community Hospital

Centra Stroobants Heart Center

Southside Community in Farmville is a fullservice acute care facility with a birth center and serves as a medical hub for the eightcounty region. The range of services includes cardiology, neurosurgery, orthopedics, surgical services, and emergency services.

Stroobants has established itself as a national benchmark facility for cardiac care. Specialists perform more than 5,000 major cardiac procedures each year. Lynchburg General has been named one of the nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals by IBM Watson Health for the eighth time and is the only hospital in the state of Virginia to be recognized that many times

Centra Senior Services Healthcare options for seniors range from athome care, to assisted living, to nursing homes. Centra’s continuum of services includes home health, rehabilitation, and hospice services that help manage seniors’ healthcare needs in the comfort of their homes. One such program is Centra PACE (Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly), a national program funded by Medicaid and Medicare. The program is designed to provide all needed medical and supportive services for seniors eligible for nursing facility care but who prefer to stay at home.

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Centra Community Free Clinic Urgent Care Paramedics of Central Virginia Urgent care and walk-in clinics are open sevProgram en days a week and see adult and pediatric Centra’s new Community Paramedics Program serves residents with one of four chronic diseases: COPD, congestive heart failure, hypertension, and diabetes. The goal of the free program is to cut down on hospital visits and improve access to care by providing medicine and long-term care in patients’ homes.

Johnson Health Center Johnson Health Center, a non-profit, independent center, is a Federally Qualified Health Center. In 2017, the independent healthcare provider served more than 17,000 uninsured and underinsured clients in the Lynchburg region. The health center offers affordable and comprehensive health, dental, and immediate care services to residents of the City of Lynchburg as well as Amherst, Bedford, and Campbell Counties.

The Free Clinic of Central Virginia in Lynchburg provides high-quality medical, dental, pharmacy, and health education services to those in Central Virginia who do not have the resources to obtain basic healthcare services. A community-based volunteer program including physicians, dentists, nurse practitioners, nurses, pharmacists, technicians, and counselors make the clinic’s work possible.

Holcombe H. Hurt Community Health Center Opened in January 2018, the Holcombe H. Hurt Community Health Center was made possible through a partnership of Centra, the Centra Foundation, Free Clinic of Central Virginia, Horizon Behavioral Health, Hill City Pharmacy, and Community Access Network to fund and staff the facility. Today, it provides primary care, behavioral health, some specialty care, and on-site pharmaceutical services.

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HealthWorks is Central Virginia’s only comprehensive occupational health and workplace wellness provider, offering workers compensation, disability management, and related occupational health services.

patients. Urgent care centers include MedExpress, Central Virginia Family Physicians Urgent Care, Physicians Treatment Center, and Centra Urgent Care. Urgent care clinics are also found throughout the region.

Eye and Dental Care Eye specialists in the region are able to treat cataracts, glaucoma, corneal disorders, and perform Lasik eye surgery and more. Dental services include general dentistry, endodontics, cosmetic and restorative dentistry, preventative care, tooth replacement, and pediatric care.

Orthopaedics and Physical Therapy With 20 doctors on staff, OrthoVirginia is the largest multidisciplinary musculoskeletal practice in the Lynchburg area. Specialties range from general orthopaedics and physical therapy to sports medicine and joint replacement. Several other physical therapy clinics including Rehabilitation Associates of Central Virginia, Inc. are located in the region.


SENIOR CARE

HEALTH

Healthcare - Senior Care ASSISTED LIVING FACILITIES Carriage Hill Retirement Center Heritage Green Assisted Living Communities Runk & Pratt Senior Living Communities Lynchburg & Forest

HOME HEALTH Centra Home Health Centra PACE First Dominion Home Health Care Generation Solutions Home Health Home Instead Senior Care Kindred at Home Peace Haven Home Care Services Senior Independence Seven Hills Home Health Team Nurse

HOSPICE Centra Hospice Seven Hills Hospice

RETIREMENT ASSISTANCE Generation Solutions

ASSISTED LIVING RETIREMENT COMMUNITY Centra Summit Assisted Living The Williams Home

INDEPENDENT LIVING RETIREMENT COMMUNITY Bentley Commons at Lynchburg The Summit

INDEPENDENT/ASSISTED LIVING RETIREMENT COMMUNITY Central Virginia Alliance for Community Living Runk & Pratt at Liberty Ridge Valley View Retirement Community Westminster Canterbury

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We are producing nuclear hardware for every submarine and aircraft carrier in the Navy fleet these days,” he continued. “We are the only company that provides almost all of that equipment – the nuclear reactor cores, the fuel and steam systems and so on. We are delivering two or three nuclear reactors and all of the associated equipment every year to the Navy.

BWXT President and CEO Rex Geveden

A Nuclear City Burning hot at the core of Lynchburg’s economy, the nuclear sector is driving innovation and fueling growth. After Framatome moved its headquarters to Lynchburg in 2018, joining BWX Technologies, two of the United States’ four large-scale nuclear companies are now headquartered in the Lynchburg Region. “As nuclear technology and innovation form a larger impact on alternative power generation, biotechnology, cybersecurity, and other sectors, the opportunity to grow and expand Lynchburg’s nuclear technology sector is substantial,” said Marjette Upshur, Director of Economic Development and Tourism, City of Lynchburg. “With firms such as Framatome and BWX Technologies headquartered in the City, Lynchburg is the leading nuclear technology cluster in the U.S.” Lynchburg has a nuclear workforce at 8 percent above the national average and its nuclear industry is 34 percent greater. Approximately 27 firms with similar capabilities and suppliers help maintain a highly-skilled labor market. “Lynchburg’s nuclear technology industries form a strong export cluster with the potential to position Lynchburg as a center for new and emerging technologies,” Upshur said.

BWXT President and CEO Rex Geveden said that “the economic multipliers are enormous” when you consider not just the nuclear workers – BWXT employs 2,700 in Lynchburg and Framatome has 1,300 of its 2,300 North American employees at three Lynchburg locations – but the supply chain of contractors (electrical, IT, etc.) as well. “Lynchburg is the most important nuclear city in the United States,” Geveden said. “There’s some nuclear magic going on here in Lynchburg, Virginia, and I think the economics and the productivity bear that out.” Geveden acknowledged Framatome along with his own company as “two of the most important nuclear companies” in the US. BWXT’s Navy plant, Geveden noted, is “one of the largest nuclear manufacturing plants in the world.” “We are producing nuclear hardware for every submarine and aircraft carrier in the Navy fleet these days,” he continued. “We are the only company that provides almost all of that equipment – the nuclear reactor cores, the fuel and steam systems and so on. We are delivering two or three nuclear reactors and all of the associated equipment every year to the Navy.” Framatome recently showcased 10 innovative solutions, “including advanced nuclear fuel designs, a special coating material to protect Continued on page 60 LynchburgRegion.org

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components from harsh environmental factors, and virtual and augmented reality tools,” explained Framatome President and CEO Gary Mignogna. “We are a leader in services, fuel, and instrumentation and control for the nuclear energy industry,” Mignogna, an area native who recently celebrated 40 years with his company, said. “Our people lead the way when it comes to responding to the needs of our customers, both planned and emergent, and in developing new methods and tools to improve the operation of their nuclear power plants.” Geveden also cited his company’s innovations, which he calls “world-leading.” “We are pushing innovations in the nuclear market that will be economically disruptive,” he said, “that will create growth opportunities for this company and create new franchise platforms for BWXT.” BWXT has been on an impressive growth trajectory, increasing by about $100 million in sales each of the past few years. “A lot of that has been driven by some of the innovations that are coming from within this company,” Geveden said. Among the examples he cited was medical radioisotope technology BWXT invented that will reduce costs and “change the face of oncology.” 60

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The company is also “taking a leadership position in advanced manufacturing as it applies to nuclear reactors and complex fuel forms.” With growing interest in “going green” in regard to energy, BWXT and Framatome each see opportunity in the energy sector as well. “We are leading the industry in developing a fuel design that will significantly improve the economic efficiency of nuclear power plants and increase the available response time in the unlikely scenario of an unanticipated event,” Mignogna said. “With safety and operational excellence at the forefront of our mission, our folks continuously develop new ways to make nuclear power more efficient and help provide affordable and reliable energy for North America and in other countries that recognize the benefits of this source of clean energy.” In what could be a challenging market, Geveden said BWXT is finding ways to grow, “primarily through innovation.” “There are so many interesting ways we can grow this business and I think that is surprising to the market,” he said. Continued on page 62 LynchburgRegion.org

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In terms of their home bases, both presidents cited the Lynchburg region’s pro-business climate as one of several factors that make the region attractive for their headquarters, as well as the talent pool and quality of life. “We find that it is a very good location to be able to recruit and retain the kind of talent that we need in this company,” Geveden said. “Some of that has to do with the ethos, the work ethic, of this part of the country in rural Central Virginia.” “The development of the region, the downtown area in particular, ensures that our employees have access to a variety of cultural and recreational activities that enrich their lives,” Mignogna said. “This helps us attract and retain the talent we need to sustain our business well into the future.”

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Mignogna added that having quality employees who are invested in their communities adds compounding value to the region, including inspiring the next generation. “We have attracted a variety of suppliers who can meet the rigor required to work in this industry,” he said. “This enables us to contribute to the cultural and economic vibrancy of the Lynchburg region. Our engineers volunteer their time in the community to talk about nuclear energy, engineering, and the importance of STEM education, further developing the pipeline of talent located in the region. This presence makes the Lynchburg area a great location for other technology [and] sciencedriven companies.” With two large-scale companies pushing the industry forward in the same locale, the future brightens, not just for the region in terms of economic growth, but also for the betterment that advancement can bring on a large scale.

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Mignogna added that having quality employees who are invested in their communities adds compounding value to the region, including inspiring the next generation.

“Due to their shared resources and markets, businesses in the same industry cluster can collaborate to solve issues within their own industry or throughout the broader community, including infrastructure needs and regulations such as incentives or zoning,” Upshur said. “Industry clusters also help to distinguish a community from nearby areas, define its role in the regional or national landscape, and encourage the development of new business opportunities. “At the same time, these clusters encourage competition among related businesses, thereby promoting innovation.”

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hi le markets rise and fall, the security of two steady hands that have mastered their trade remains, well, steady. Nationally, there are 600,000 unclaimed jobs in the trades.

“The opportunities in our country, state and region are wide open for skilled trades workers,” Virginia Technical Institute Executive Director Tyke Tenney said. “In our local region there will be a need for nearly 6,000 tradesmen in the next five years. With the average age of the current tradesmen at 58, companies worry that they won’t be able to find enough trained workers to fill job openings. “Local educational organizations are committed to meeting the needs of area employers and to ensure that locals have opportunities to get the skills they need to secure meaningful, rewarding employment. “Virginia Technical Institute has hit record enrollment numbers each year for the past four years, due to our curriculum that intentionally meets the needs of the local industries,” Tenney said. “We have worked with the local companies to provide the most in-demand skills.” VTI offers plumbing, electrical, carpentry, welding, HVAC, industrial maintenance, pipe fitting and, most recently, Programmable Logic Controls (PLC). Programs follow the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) curriculum. “You can make a good living as a skilled tradesperson in the Lynchburg region, and because of a shortage of qualified workers, salaries will only increase,” Tenney added. “Trades jobs offer a security rarely found in other professions. Those who have mastered a trade are also least affected by the growing use of technology. The growing demand for these professions provides for steady employment, and are, in many cases, recession proof.” The institute also partners with local companies, 23 to date, for training. This includes company-specific hands-on skills training, industrial safety/OSHA certification, PLC and backflow prevention. Students train in a 115,000-square-foot facility in Altavista, which includes eight classrooms and eight state-of-the-art labs. Its education is certified by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia and the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER), as well as several workforce investment boards. VTI also assists eight public school divisions with NCCER programs. Continued on page 66 LynchburgRegion.org

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From Liberty University, a four-year, private liberal arts university, to Lynchburg’s community college – Central Virginia Community College – the area’s postsecondary educators are also on board to develop talent to fill the community’s needs. LU offers minors, interdisciplinary degrees, and electives through a Technical Studies partnership with VTI. CVCC boasts itself as “the leading technical training provider for the Lynchburg Region.” Opportunities range from short-term training for industry credentials to certificates and twoyear diplomas in technical fields. “As the only open-enrollment, public education institution in the region, CVCC serves as a critical access point to affordable education and training,” explained Elizabeth Narehood, CVCC Workforce Development Coordinator. This includes both the academically gifted and technically inclined student.

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“Pursuing careers in the technical fields is a great option with high-demand, well-paying positions waiting for qualified candidates,” Narehood said. “Many of the students in our trades programming at the college are offered jobs before completing the program or immediately after due to the need for qualified workers. As the baby boomer generation continues into retirement, this is going to leave more and more position openings for younger generations to find great career options especially in the skilled trades.” Narehood pointed out that talent is a top priority for successful economic development. “An increase in skilled workers not only impacts individuals, but also benefits the entire community,” she said. “There is opportunity for business expansion and new industry recruitment when our region can demonstrate a growing capacity for skilled workers. Access to skilled workers supports business retention and creates an inviting environment for new companies to establish or relocate.”


CVCC is also partnering with regional school divisions to expand career and technical education offerings for high-school students. Narehood said the school has recently received grant funds to continue to expand career and technical education opportunities. Banker Steel, LLC employs 280 people in the Lynchburg region, with about 210 of those in the shops. President Chet McPhatter said the company needs to hire another 30-40 employees just this year. “Being a tradesperson is a great way to make a living,” McPhatter said. “Every day you are building something new, and it’s a skill you can take with you anywhere.” McPhatter said Banker Steel could easily hire 20 experienced people in the Lynchburg area (the company also has Florida and New Jersey locations) now. Still, he has found it a challenge to get more people funneled into training programs, despite the tremendous opportunities. “Coming out of high school, you can easily make $30K to $40K a year instead of potentially adding student loan debt to yourself,” he said. “As an employee continues to develop and take on more responsibilities, that number grows into six figures. For those that have the drive, there is no limit to where you can end up. Our owner has been in the steel business for 42 years and started straight out of high school into the industry.”

The opportunities in our country, state and region are wide open for skilled trades workers,” Virginia Technical Institute Executive Director Tyke Tenney said. “In our local region there will be a need for nearly 6,000 tradesmen in the next five years. With the average age of the current tradesmen at 58, companies worry that they won’t be able to find enough trained workers to fill job openings.

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SWISSOMATION MAKES CRITICAL VENTILATOR PARTS Five years ago, Swissomation, a custom micromachining company in Amherst, began making ventilator parts for Ventec Life Systems. In 2019, the family-owned Swissomation made 30,000 parts for ventilators, but early this year their business took an unexpected turn.

When Covid-19 came calling, Susan Schjonning, co-owner with her husband Jonathan, realized their capabilities would be critical in helping fight the pandemic.

that state Community Development Block Grants were available to increase production. Swissomation received $506,400 in grant money to buy three new machines.

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Jack Bonneville, shop foreman at Swissomation Virginia, adjusts the coding on a CNC lathe, which produces precision components smaller than 1.5 inches in diameter.

bring their workforce to 26. They secured a contract with General Motors to make parts for ventilators that would go to the Strategic National Stockpile. In 2020 they produced 800,000 ventilator parts, and while the GM contract is completed, they are still making parts for Ventec, a Washington-based company that makes the only mobile, multifunction ventilator for use in hospitals or homes. During the crisis, Swissomation had to put other contracts on hold, but Schjonning said most of their customers understood. They are now filling those contracts for a wide variety of customers who need small parts in different sizes and materials. Swissomation has lathes and mills capable of micro-machining parts as small as .004 inches in diameter up to 1.625 inches, for any industry. Their machines run around-the-clock to produce parts made from aluminum, beryllium, copper, brass, bronze, plastic, stainless steel, steel and other materials. Schjonning explained that the material comes in 12-foot bars of varying diameters. Computers are programmed to use different tools to shape the raw material into needed parts. Even as they catch up with back orders, they still have a lot of machines producing ventilator parts. “It’s definitely very rewarding,� Schjonning said, noting that the multifunctional Ventec machines are game-changing for people suffering from the long-term effects of Covid-19.

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NANOTOUCH MATERIALS SEES SKYROCKETING SALES Since March, NanoSeptic Self-Cleaning Surfaces have been in high demand. The peel-and-stick skin is placed on a surface, like a door handle or counter, with a visible label. “NanoSeptic Skins and Mats turn dirty high-traffic, public touchpoints into continuously self-cleaning surfaces,” the company website declares. “Powered by light, NanoSeptic surfaces utilize mineral nano-crystals, which create a powerful oxidation reaction.” The surface continually oxidizes organic contaminants. Unlike traditional disinfectants and cleaners, the NanoSeptic surface uses no poisons, heavy metals or chemicals, and nothing is released from the surface because the nano-crystals are molecularly bonded to the material. Continued on page 72 Dennis Hackemeyer, co-founder of NanoTouch Materials

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Mark Sisson, who co-founded NanoTouch Materials in 2012 with Dennis Hackemeyer, said the Forest-based company has seen business increase tremendously since the pandemic. They have grown from three to 20 employees and will triple production space by the end of the year from 2,500 square feet to 7,500 square feet. They are also developing new products for light switches and doorknobs with the help of engineering companies building new machines for them, Sisson said. EPA regulations prevent Sisson from claiming that their product kills Covid-19 – or even germs, for that matter. He said the regulatory agencies are not keeping up with technology. While the EPA regulates disinfectants, they have no regulations for self-cleaning surfaces. 72

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LITESHEET SOLUTIONS CREATES DISINFECTING CABINET LiteSheet Solutions, a small lighting manufacturer in Forest, is combating Covid-19 with a disinfecting cabinet that can virtually eliminate the virus. Nisha Duggal, assistant professor of biomedical sciences and pathobiology at Virginia Tech, said her lab tested the cabinet. “It killed greater than 99.95 percent of SARS-CoV-2 in 15 minutes,” she said. Debbie Cebry, manufacturing director for LiteSheet, said when the Virginia Manufacturing Association asked companies what they could do to combat the pandemic, LiteSheet knew it could help. They created the cabinet in just two months, putting it on the market in September. The 18-by-18-inch cabinet shoots UV-C light from four corners of the box, cleaning small tools, electronics or other instruments placed inside. It’s critical that the items don’t touch or overlap, Cebry said. Cebry explained that there are three types of ultraviolet, or UV, light. UV-A and UV-B give us a sunburn and kill some bacteria, but UV-C light can kill Covid-19. By mid-October, LiteSheet, which employs 10 people, had sold about 10 boxes, including sales to manufacturers that need to clean tools between shift changes, she said. The cleaning process, which does not harm electronics, can take one minute to three hours depending on the materials being cleaned, Cebry said. Each cabinet costs $3,000. While they would like to scale up and perhaps make larger boxes, Cebry said it’s difficult to get LED lights now. Most are manufactured in China and Taiwan, where production was slowed due to the pandemic. 74

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Thinking Outside of the To-Go Box During the pandemic, local restaurants and catering companies got creative... With many events postponed, several catering companies switched gears and started making family meals to-go. Avenue Foods, Purple Door Catering and Suzy Q’s were all popular choices for families at the height of the pandemic. Purple Door also asked patrons to consider sponsoring a meal for frontline workers, first responders or families for just $10/meal. Suzy Q’s was also able to expand to a new location. One of the new owners of White Hart Café offered to-go meals and also turned the coffee shop into a community kitchen. The restaurant partnered with LOJ Ministries, a local nonprofit, and local churches to prepare hot meals to be distributed to folks in need. The owners of Nomad Coffee launched a spin-off of their business called Nomad Movies, a way to bring a drive-in movie experience to communities as social distancing became a way of life. Mama Crockett’s Cider Donuts food truck began taking orders online, preparing the donuts, and then sliding them through a shoot to protect both their workers and their customers.

Roger Whyte, President and CEO of LiteSheet Cebry encourages anyone needing to clean small items to check out their product. “We’ve got these awesome boxes and we want to help out,” she said. LiteSheet also produces LED lighting for a variety of uses from bridges to buildings using alternating current (AC), rather than DC (direct current). Cebry said many components

Debbie Cebry, manufacturing director for LiteSheet fail in five years or less using a DC power supply. With AC, lights can last up to 50 years. For example, Cebry said the lights in the Elizabeth River Tunnel failed after two years, but LiteSheet was able to retrofit and replace the lights, which are now so bright drivers don’t have to take their sunglasses off when they enter the tunnel.

La Caretta took advantage of the downtime to tackle some remodeling projects, including one at the Timberlake Road location to provide a larger indoor waiting area that would make customers feel more comfortable. Magnolia Foods on Rivermont Avenue restructured the inside of their eatery into a minigrocery store. Waterstone Pizza also created a small store inside their restaurant on Jefferson Street. The Forest-based Bräuburgers took curbside service to a new level by offering a drive-through. Customers didn’t have to call ahead and could order and receive their food upon arrival. LynchburgRegion.org

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Where Creativity and Commerce Connect Since 1883, the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance, formerly the Lynchburg Regional Chamber of Commerce, 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 20+ Year U.S. Chamber of Commerce Accreditation and Five-Star Rating since 2006. The Alliance represents Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford and Campbell Counties; the Towns of Altavista, Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford and Brookneal; and the City of Lynchburg. 76

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Our Vision Creating a region where businesses and individuals thrive.

Our Mission To lead regional economic development through: • Enhancing the Business Climate • Cultivating Talent • Generating Jobs & Investment • Promoting our Region’s Brand & Image

workforce development; connecting people and businesses; community, minority, and small business development; and the cultivation of local and regional leadership. In 2016, the Alliance combined the longstanding work of the Lynchburg Regional Chamber and the Region 2000 Business & Economic Alliance. This merger brought the 130-year-old Chamber of Commerce and our region economic development entity under one roof.

Our Core Values

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Agile We embrace, and in many cases, initiate change so that we increase our effectiveness and impact.

The Alliance focuses on promoting entrepreneurial start-ups, business expansion and retention, and new job creation; advocacy;

Accountable We are good stewards of the investment our stakeholders make and keep them abreast of our results.


Beyond Business Card We love to help our members and stakeholders and commit with every interaction to go beyond just knowing what’s on their business card. We ask “how can I help you today?” and aim for our work to inspire admiration or wonder every day. Integrity Our words and actions are honest, sincere, and collaborative. Bold We believe that big thinking leads to big results. We commit to being curious, to thinking more about what’s possible not what’s holding us back, and to helping our members aim high. Champion Free Enterprise We believe in the system of supply and demand and work to protect a free market economy where business can thrive. Southern Hospitality We are welcoming, warm and hospitable to prospective residents and businesses. Looking Ahead for the Region As the region continues to thrive and grow, the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance has created a three-year development plan with five wins that will continue to make this region a great place to live, work, and play. “It’s all about creating an infrastructure and environment in this community where businesses can thrive so individuals can thrive,” says Christine Kennedy, Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of the Alliance. According to Kennedy, these goals are not random, but strategic after meeting with members of their Board of Directors, combing through data about the region, and meeting with regional business leaders. “It’s all about objectives and tactics,” she said. “We’ve broken this down into manageable bites

Christine Kennedy, COO, Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance

and have benchmarks each year and we have dashboards that we look at quarterly to make sure we’re moving the needle on these goals.” Our Five Goals Cultivate and Develop a Plan for the Central Virginia Training Center With the closing of the Amherst County center in 2020, Kennedy said they are working hard to telescope a vision and plan for the 342-acre property. Because of its location not only near Downtown Lynchburg, but overlooking the James River, Kennedy said they hope to bring in businesses that can help use it to expand the “urban hub of Lynchburg.” Establish the New EPIC Center The EPIC (Empowering People Innovation and Commerce) Center is a new facility to be housed in the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance in Downtown Lynchburg. Its purpose is to provide entrepreneurial support to startups and existing businesses. It will be a coworking space with incubation support services that include legal, funding, and consultative services. Since research points to 80 percent of small businesses failing within the first three years, Kennedy said they hope to use the center to set entrepreneurs up for success. Retain College Students After Graduation With five major colleges and universities located in the area, Kennedy said they are working on several initiatives to familiarize students with

potential job opportunities in the region that will help them call Lynchburg home. Secure Major Expansions or New Companies in the Region Job creation and capital investment have been at the core of the work for the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance. Kennedy said finding a company that wants to expand to the area, creates more high wage jobs for the region and provides more revenue for localities which can be poured back into schools, parks, and fire and public safety. Secure Additional Air Service Kennedy said most businesses in the Lynchburg Region have voiced their need for more air service through the Lynchburg Regional Airport. Kennedy said they have set their sights on providing air service to Dulles International Airport near Washington, D.C., opening up new opportunities for the region and providing a gateway to an international hub. For more information on the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance visit us at LynchburgRegion. org and for economic development specifically at YesLynchburgRegion.org.

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“We’re here for everyone,” said Stephanie Keener, director of the SBDC – Lynchburg Region. “A lot of folks think 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.” 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. Last month, 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 will start up a series called Start Smart, which will consist of two-hour classes to help residents get the basics on how to get 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.

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Major Employers * Companies who employ 500 or more full-time employees

Liberty University* ABC 13 Automated Conveyor Systems, Inc. Banker Steel Company, L.L.C. Bausch & Lomb, Division of Bausch Health Companies Belvac Production Machinery BWX Technologies, Inc* Campbell County CENTRA* Centra Medical Group Stroobants Cardiovascular Center Central Virginia Community College Chick-fil-A Cintas City of Lynchburg* Cloudfit Concentrix CVFP Medical Group Delta Star, Inc. Downtown YMCA English Construction Company, Inc First National Bank Fleet Laboratories Framatome* Gentry Locke Genworth Financial* Georgia-Pacific Greater Lynchburg Transit Company (GLTC) Hanwha Azdel Horizon Behavioral Health* International Paper J. Crew* Johnson Health Center KDC/One Lynchburg Kroger Office L3Harris Technologies* Liberty Ridge Health & Rehabilitation LU Athletics Lynchburg City Schools* Lynchburg Community Action Group, Inc. Lynchburg Health & Rehabilitation Center Mary Baldwin University - Roanoke Center Meriwether-Godsey, Inc Old Dominion Job Corps Center OrthoVirginia Progress Printing Plus Randolph College Rockydale Quarries Corporation Shentel* Simplimatic Automation Sonny Merryman Southern Air, Inc.* Southside Electric Cooperative Summit Health and Rehabilitation Center Sweet Briar College The News & Advance The Standard The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company* Truist - Commercial U.S. Pipe University of Lynchburg Walmart Stores, Inc. - Wards Road Wells Fargo - Main Office Westminster Canterbury Wiley|Wilson

ADVERTISER INDEX........................................................................... Essex Bank...........................................................................................2 Liberty University.................................................................................3 Westminster Canterbury Lynchburg....................................................4 Member One Federal Credit Union....................................................5 Office of Economic Development & Tourism of the City of Lynchburg......................................................................7 YMCA of Central Virginia..................................................................14 Central Virginia Orthodontics ...........................................................15 Wooldridge.......................................................................................18 L.G. Flint............................................................................................18 Progress Printing ..............................................................................18 Century 21 All Service.......................................................................28 Shentel Business................................................................................32 Coleman Adams Construction..........................................................32 Fleet Laboratories.............................................................................36 Lynchburg Regional Airport...............................................................48 Campbell Couny Public Schools.......................................................48 Hickey Electric...................................................................................54 Cintas.................................................................................................60 McBride Signs...................................................................................61 Campbell County Virginia.................................................................63 Brown Edwards..................................................................................66 Chip Harvey.......................................................................................70 Lynchburg Ready Mix........................................................................73 SBDC Virginia ...................................................................................74 Framatome........................................................................................80 ABC 13 .............................................................................................99 BWX Technologies .........................................................................100

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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 Oglesby Management Group, Inc. (434) 385-5938 oglesbymanagementgroup.com The Vistas at Dreaming Creek (434) 582-4748 vistasapartments.com Walden Pond Apartment Homes (434) 385-5060 waldenpondliving.com

APPLIANCES Hailey’s Appliance (434) 369-6770 Haileys.com Hailey’s Appliance (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 Wiley|Wilson (434) 947-1901 wileywilson.com ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT Charlottesville Ballet (434) 973-2555 CBLynchburg.org ARTS CENTER Academy Center of the Arts (434) 528-3256 academycenter.org Bower Center for the Arts (540) 586-4235 bowercenter.org Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra (434) 845-6604 lynchburgsymphony.org Riverviews Artspace (434) 610-5447 riverviews.net ASSISTED LIVING FACILITIES Carriage Hill Retirement Center (540) 586-5982 carriagehillretirement.com Heritage Green Assisted Living Communities (434) 385-5102 heritagegreenal.com Runk & Pratt Senior Living Communities - Forest (434) 385-8506 runkandpratt.com


Runk & Pratt Senior Living Communities - Lynchburg (434) 237-7809 runkandpratt.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 Gentry Locke (540) 983-9300 gentrylocke.com Jones, Johnston & White, P.C. (434) 237-6458 jjwlawva.com Osterbind Law, PLLC (434) 515-2807 osterbindlaw.com Petty, Livingston, Dawson & Richards, PC (434) 846-2768 pldrlaw.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

AUTOMOBILE PARTS DEALERS Apple Ford (434) 385-5012 applefordva.com AUTOMOBILE REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE Apple Ford (434) 385-5012 applefordva.com Bee Line Transport, Inc. (434) 239-5386 beelinetransportinc.com Don Irby’s Transmissions, Inc. (434) 239-0902 donirbystransmissions.com Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center (434) 316-5600 quicklane.com AUTOMOBILE REPAIR AND PAINT SHOPS MAACO Collision Repair and Paint (434) 846-8553 maaco.com Sandrof Auto Body, Inc. (434) 385-4444 sandrofautobody.net Staton & Sons Auto Service, Inc. (434) 385-6448 BANKING - COMMERCIAL 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 bankatunion.com Atlantic Union Bank Commercial (434) 534-6791 bankatunion.com

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

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

AUTOMOBILE DETAILING Zips Car Wash (540) 580-7761 zipscarwash.com

Atlantic Union Bank Langhorne Road (434) 522-2200 atlanticunionbank.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 and Trust (434) 845-0816 CBTCares.com Central Virginia FCU (434) 528-9016 cvfcu.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 Timberlake (434) 528-9016 cvfcu.com LynchburgRegion.org

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MEMBER Essex Bank (434) 485-0090 essexbank.com

Truist - Timberlake (434) 209-6136 suntrust.com

Essex Bank Old Forest Road (434) 385-1650 essexbank.com

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

Essex Bank Timberlake (434) 237-1323 essexbank.com First Bank & Trust Company (434) 455-0888 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 (434) 237-3788 (434) 237-7936 (434) 385-4432 (434) 332-1742 (434) 534-0451 (434) 333-6801 (434) 485-5999 1stnatbk.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 - Peakland (434) 384-4410 wellsfargo.com Wells Fargo - River Ridge (434) 528-6834 wellsfargo.com Wells Fargo Waterlick Plaza (434) 832-1500 wellsfargo.com

Truist - Boonsboro (434) 209-6095 suntrust.com

Woodforest National Bank (434) 385-5304 woodforest.com

Truist - Fort Avenue (434) 209-6050 suntrust.com Truist - Fort Hill (434) 847-3870 bbandt.com Truist - Langhorne (434) 948-1219 bbandt.com Truist - Main Street (434) 847-2220 suntrust.com Truist - Rivermont Ave (434) 948-1250 bbandt.com Truist - South Amherst Highway (434) 209-6117 suntrust.com Inside Lynchburg 2021

Virginia National Bank (434) 817-8621 vnb.com

Pinnacle Financial Partners (434) 485-0154 pnfp.com

Truist - Commercial (434) 847-3701 bbandt.com

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BANQUET FACILITY Kirkley Hotel, Trademark Collection by Wyndham (434) 237-6333 kirkleyhotel.com BARBER SHOPS Sport Clips Haircuts for Men and Boys (434) 832-1370 haircutmenlynchburgva.com BASEBALL CLUBS Lynchburg Hillcats (434) 528-1144 lynchburg-hillcats.com BEAUTY SALONS The Salty Blonde Spalon (434) 332-5401 BEER AND ALE -WHOLESALE Blue Ridge Beverage, Inc. (434) 385-8207 blueridgebeverage.com

BEER/WINE BEVERAGE DISTRIBUTOR Virginia Eagle Distributing Co. (434) 239-9239 vaeagle.com BEVERAGES - SOFT DRINKS Pepsi Beverages Company (434) 528-5107 pepsico.com Virginia Eagle Distributing Co. (434) 239-9239 vaeagle.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 Peaksview Brew and Games (434) 386-1755 peaksviewbrew.com Three Roads Brewing Company (434) 386-8185 3roadsbrewing.com 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 Rueil - Export (014) 751-9098 rueil-export.com Virginia Credit Union League (434) 237-9600 vacul.org BUSINESS FINANCES FinTeam Business Consulting (434) 200-9391 thefinteam.com BUSINESS SERVICES Concentrix (434) 455-9021 concentrix.com


Ethos Technologies (540) 389-4400 e-thostech.com

Repast Catering (434) 660-0923 repast-catering.com

Extra Solution Staffing (434) 473-7805 extrasolutionstaffing.com

Caterers Sodexo (434) 582-2214 libertydining.com

CAMPGROUNDS Lynchburg / Blue Ridge Parkway KOA Campground (434) 299-5228 koa.com/campgrounds/lynchburg

Suzy Q, etc., LLC Catering (434) 608-1100

CAMPS Educational Holiday Lake 4-H Educational Center, Inc. (434) 248-5444 holidaylake4h.com Recreational Thousand Trails, Inc. (434) 332-6672 thousandtrails.com CARPET AND RUG STORES Carpetland USA (434) 237-5600 carpetlandusava.com The Floor Show, Inc. (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 SERVPRO of Lynchburg / Bedford & Campbell Counties (434) 525-9559 servprooflynchburg.com Catalog Mail Order J. Crew (434) 385-6700 jcrew.com CATERERS Aramark Dining Services @ Randolph College (434) 947-8129 Charley’s (434) 237-5988 charleyslynchburg.com Chick-fil-A (434) 239-2557 cfalynchburg.com 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 CELLULAR TELEPHONES 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 Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline Council (540) 777-5117 gsvsc.org CHIROPRACTORS Central Virginia Chiropractic Center, Inc. (434) 237-0413 centralvirginiachiro.com Churches Crosspoint Church (434) 237-5733 crosspointonline.com Thomas Road Baptist Church (434) 239-9281 trbc.org CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS Miss Virginia Organization (540) 797-8791 missva.org

COLLECTION AGENCIES Creditors Service Agency, Inc. (434) 845-5908 creditorsservice.com COMMERCIAL LEASING Altus Group, Inc. (540) 400-6288 COMMUNITY ACTION ORGANIZATIONS Blue Ridge Area Food Bank, Inc. (434) 845-4099 brafb.org 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 INFORMATION SECURITY DataPrivia, Inc. (434) 473-4911 DataPrivia.com COMPUTERS INFORMATION SECURITY InfraShield, Inc. 844-55-INFRA infrashield.com COMPUTERS - NETWORK SYSTEMS SERVICES Seiontec Systems, LLC (434) 509-4836 seiontec.com CONSTRUCTION WATER AND SEWER George E. Jones & Sons, Inc. (434) 946-5455 gejonesinc.com CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company (540) 970-1700 whiting-turner.com

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MEMBER CONSULTANTS BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT Business Development Centre, Inc. (434) 582-6100 lbdc.com Central Virginia Workforce Development Board (434) 845-5678 region2000works.org Group One Associates, Inc. (434) 821-0001 SCORE-Lynchburg Office (434) 582-4560 score.org Small Business Development Center Lynchburg Region (434) 845-5966 sbdcLYHr.org SynerVision International, Inc. (540) 250-2593 hughballou.com CONSULTANTS BUSINESS SERVICES Impact2Lead, LLC (434) 401-2947 impact2lead.com Strategic Sustainability Consulting (202) 380-7544 sustainabilityconsulting.com CONSULTANTS - BUSINESS TRAINING AND FACILITATION All Points EAP & Organizations Services, LLC (434) 845-1246 allpointseap.org Define Success Coaching & Facilitation (434) 509-1610 define-success.com StyleWise Partners, LLC (434) 333-5651 stylewisepartners.com CONSULTANTS - COACHING Chal Nunn Executive Coaching and Consulting (434) 944-4385 CONSULTANTS ENVIRONMENTAL/QUALITY ASSURANCE Environmental Standards, Inc. (434) 293-4039 envstd.com CONSULTANTS FACILITY MANAGEMENT Pyle Solutions LLC (888) 900-3006 PyleSolutions.com

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CONSULTANTS - HEALTHCARE ADMINISTRATION HCI - EBS, Inc. (434) 455-4507 hci-ebs.com

CONTRACTORS CONTROL SYSTEMS Southern Air, Inc. (434) 385-6200 southern-air.com

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

CONTRACTORS ELECTRICAL Hickey Electric, Generators, Heating & Air (434) 845-3988 HickeyElectricCo.com

Define Success Coaching & Facilitation (434) 509-1610 define-success.com

Southern Air, Inc. (434) 385-6200 southern-air.com

CONSULTANTS LOCAL GOVERNMENT Central Virginia Planning District Commission (434) 845-3491 cvpdc.org CONSULTANTS - MANAGEMENT Group One Associates, Inc. (434) 821-0001 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 Innovative Wireless Technologies (434) 316-5230 iwtwireless.com CONSULTING - TECHNOLOGY STRATEGY & DESIGN Salmon Upstream, LLC (434) 444-1200 salmonupstream.com CONTRACTORS COMMERCIAL & INDUSTRIAL Coleman-Adams Construction, Inc. (434) 525-4700 coleman-adams.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 - GENERAL CS Custom Structures, Inc. (434) 832-0040 customstructuresinc.com George E. Jones & Sons, Inc. (434) 946-5455 gejonesinc.com 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 AVING 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 Gerdy Construction Company (434) 845-1111 gerdyconstruction.wordpress.com L. G. Flint General Contractors (434) 384-5200 lgflint.com


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 CONTRACTORS ROOFING Consumers/ Dornin-Adams, Inc. (434) 846-2761 consumersdornin-adamsva.com Craftsman Roofing Inc. (434) 845-1583 craftsmanroofingva.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. - 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

Kirkley Hotel, Trademark Collection by Wyndham (434) 237-6333 kirkleyhotel.com

CRUSHED STONE Boxley (434) 239-9249 Boxley.com

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

Boxley - Mt. Athos (434) 845-4587 Boxley.com

CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAUS Lynchburg Visitor Center (434) 485-7290 discoverlynchburg.org COSMETICS AND SKIN CARE Amy Richmond, Skincare & Beauty Expert (540) 798-9782 amysmarykay.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 Central Virginia FCU (434) 528-9016 cvfcu.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 - Timberlake (434) 528-9016 cvfcu.com Member One FCU (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

Boxley - Piney River (434) 277-5831 Boxley.com DAY CARE - CHILDREN Downtown YMCA (434) 847-5597 ymcacva.org DENTISTS Children’s Dentistry & Orthodontics of Lynchburg (434) 237-0125 smilelynchburg.com Forest Hill Endodontics (434) 439-4942 foresthillendo.com Lynchburg Dental Center (434) 384-7611 lynchburgdentist.com Peery & Woolwine Family Dentistry (434) 847-5331 peeryfamilydentistry.com Periodontal Health Associates (434) 455-2444 periodontalhealthassociates.com Riley Dental Associates, PC (434) 385-7707 rileydentalassociates.com DEPARTMENT STORES 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 EDUCATION Liberty University Online (434) 582-2000 liberty.edu/online Lynchburg Beacon of Hope (434) 515-5082 beaconofhopelynchburg.org Vector Space (434) 515-1584 vector-space.org LynchburgRegion.org

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XLR8-Lynchburg Regional Governor’s STEM Academy (434) 832-7731 xlr8academy.com EDUCATIONAL ARTS AR Workshop Lynchburg (434) 333-8296 arworkshop.com/lynchburg ELECTRIC POWER COMPANIES Appalachian Power (800) 956-4237 appalachianpower.com Southside Electric Cooperative (434) 645-3276 sec.coop ELECTRICAL & GENERATORS Wooldridge Heating · Air · Electrical (434) 239-0371 wooldridgeheatingandair.com ELECTRICAL SUPPLY STORES Foster Electric Co., Inc. (434) 528-4100 fosterelectric.com WESCO Distribution, Inc. (434) 845-0948

EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS All Points EAP & Organizations Services, LLC (434) 845-1246 allpointseap.org EMPLOYEE BENEFITS - THIRD PARTY ADMINISTRATION HCI - EBS, Inc. (434) 455-4507 hci-ebs.com EMPLOYMENT AGENCIES Adecco Employment Services (434) 239-0013 adeccousa.com Kelly Services (434) 237-0777 kellyservices.com Manpower, Inc. (434) 832-0266 us.manpower.com Manpower, Inc. - Altavista (434) 369-6602 us.manpower.com EMPLOYMENT SERVICES TRAINING Goodwill Industries of the Valleys - Madison Heights (434) 200-9920 goodwillvalleys.com

VA Career Works Central Region (434) 455-5940 vcwcentralregion.com

EVENT VENUE Purple Door Gourmet Kitchen 434-386-8655 purpledoorcatering.com

Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (434) 947-6721 vadars.org

EXTENDED STAY LODGING Homewood Suites (434) 333-6828 hilton.com/en/homewood

ENGINEERING SERVICES 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) 582-2100 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 ENVIRONMENTAL & ECOLOGICAL SERVICES Central Virginia Land Conservancy (434) 942-4320 cvalc.org W. E. L., Inc. (434) 993-2210 welinc.com

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EYEWEAR - WHOLESALER Bausch & Lomb, Division of Bausch Health Companies (434) 385-0407 bausch.com FABRICS AND TRIMS Southern Provisions Company (434) 845-2704 southernprovisionscompany.com FAMILY SERVICES & CREDIT COUNSELING HumanKind (434) 384-3131 humankind.org FENCES Crowned Fence (304) 237-5682 crownedfence.com FIBER OPTIC NETWORK Mid-Atlantic Broadband Communities Corporation (434) 570-1300 mbc-va.com FINANCIAL ADVISORY SERVICES Barracks Financial Group (434) 582-9624 Davenport & Company LLC (844) 884-1331 davenportllc.com Edward Jones Andrew Kappler (434) 534-3025 edwardjones.com/Andrew-Kappler 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 MassMutual (434) 290-1081 advisors.massmutual.com/ r-benton-penn


Merrill Lynch (434) 485-8295 ml.com

SNAP Fitness of Lynchburg (434) 384-6600 snapfitness.com/lynchburgva

Schewels Home (434) 239-7755 schewels.com

Northwestern Mutual (434) 485-8700 mattlloyd.nm

FLORISTS - RETAIL

GARDEN CENTERS

Bloom by Doyle’s (434) 846-6581 doylesflorist.com

Virginia Garden Supply (434) 384-2441 vagardensupply.com

FOOD PRODUCTS OR SERVICES Conner Produce Co., Inc. (434) 845-4583

GAS - NATURAL Columbia Gas of Virginia (800) 543-8911 columbiagasva.com

FOUNDATIONS HEALTH ORGANIZATIONS Centra Foundation (434) 200-4790 CentraFoundation.com

GAS - PROPANE Blossman Gas & Appliance (540) 587-5400 blossmangas.com

Roberson Financial Services (434) 528-4645 Robersonfinancial.com State Farm Insurance Chip Harvey (434) 237-2975 chipharvey.com Stifel (434) 845-1000 stifel.com The Caylor Group (434) 455-7197 thecaylorgroup.com Wilkinson Wealth Management, LLC (434) 202-2521 susanwilkinsonwm.com FINANCIAL SERVICES Edward Jones - Tim Talley (434) 385-5613 edwardjones.com Financial Fancy LLC (804) 491-8184 financialfancy.com Primerica (434) 390-1380 primerica.com 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 FITNESS AND RECREATIONAL SPORTS CENTER YMCA of Central Virginia (434) 582-1900 ymcacva.org Bowen Wellness Center (YMCA) (434) 200-7097 ymcacva.org Downtown YMCA (434) 847-5597 ymcacva.org Y Express (YMCA) (434) 455-5996 ymcacva.org

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, Centra Foundation (434) 200-5515 centrahealth.com/ foundation/pediatric-care FUEL OIL DEALERS Candler Oil Company, Inc. (434) 847-4453 candleroil.com Foster Fuels Inc. (434) 376-2322 fosterfuels.com Foster Fuels Inc. - Forest (434) 333-0897 fosterfuels.com 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 Grand Home Furnishings (434) 239-5900 grandhomefurnishings.com/ lynchburg.php

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 4348470576 accentsflagsandgifts.com Farmbasket (434) 528-1107 thefarmbasket.com Lynchburg Community Market (434) 455-4483 lynchburgcommunitymarket.com GLASS - COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL Cooke’s Glass Service, Inc. (434) 525-4144 cookesglassservice.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 LynchburgRegion.org

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

HEALTH AND BEAUTY Southern Worxs Hair Studio (434) 338-9048 southernworxs.com

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

HEALTH AND WELLNESS HealthWorks (434) 200-6933 hw4me.com

GOVERNMENT - COUNTY Campbell County (434) 592-9595 co.campbell.va.us

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

GOVERNMENT REGIONAL AGENCY Lynchburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority (434) 485-7200 lynchburghousing.org GOVERNMENT REGIONAL AGENCY 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 Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation (434) 845-6500 lynchburgfoundation.org GROCERY STORES Kroger - Boonsboro Road (434) 384-2415 kroger.com Kroger - Forest (434) 534-0020 kroger.com Kroger - Timberlake Road (434) 237-5738 kroger.com Kroger - Wards Road (434) 239-6018 kroger.com Kroger Office (434) 534-0026 kroger.com GUN SAFETY SafeSide Lynchburg (434) 849-8812 safesidelynchburg.com HARDWARE STORES Overstreet Ace Hardware & Rental (434) 385-5150 lynchburgtruevalue.com 90

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Sleep Wellness Associates of Lynchburg (434) 338-6551 sleepwellnesslynchburg.com TapRoots (434) 944-6850 TapRootsVA.com Virginia Vein & Wellness Center (434) 333-6799 virginiaveinandwellness.com HEALTH CARE - CLINIC Lynchburg Comprehensive Treatment Center (434) 439-3283 lynchburgtreatmentcenter.com HEALTH INSURANCE Humana Health Insurance (434) 258-7946 humana.com

HEATING AND COOLING INSTALLATION Hickey Electric, Generators, Heating & Air (434) 845-3988 HickeyElectricCo.com Terrell E. Moseley, Inc. (434) 847-1223 terrellemoseley.com Wooldridge Heating · Air · Electrical (434) 239-0371 wooldridgeheatingandair.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

Innovative Insurance Group (434) 384-9391 thinkinnovative.net

Centra PACE - All Inclusive Care (434) 200-6516 centrahealth.com/services/ pace-program

Piedmont Community Health Plan (434) 947-4463 pchp.net

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

The Standard (971) 321-3288 standard.com

Generation Solutions (434) 455-6500 generationsolutions.net

HEALTH ORGANIZATIONS VOLUNTARY Alzheimer’s Association Central and Western Virginia Chapter (434) 329-7927 alz.org/cwva

Generation Solutions Home Health (434) 846-3300 generationsolutions.net

HEARING AID STORES Soundz Hearing Lynchburg and Smith Mountain Lake (434) 239-4327 soundzlynchburg.com

Senior Independence (434) 386-3800 sihomecare.org

HEATING AND COOLING DISTRIBUTION N. B. Handy Company (434) 847-4495 nbhandy.com Southern Refrigeration Corp. (434) 846-6028 srcusa.com

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

HOME IMPROVEMENTS Fortress Foundation Solutions (434) 299-9393 fortressfoundationsolutions.com Tamara Lemon, A Fresh Take On Organization (434) 515-1193 tamaralemon.com


HOSPICE Centra Hospice (434) 200-3204 centrahealth.com

Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Lynchburg, VA (434) 239-2300 wyndhamhotels.com/microtel

ICE DISTRIBUTOR Blue Ridge Ice (434) 455-7182 blueridgeice.com

HOSPITALS - GENERAL MEDICAL AND SURGICAL CENTRA (434) 200-4700 centrahealth.com

Peaks of Otter Lodge (540) 843-2100 peaksofotter.com

INDUSTRIAL EQUIPMENT & SUPPLIES Ferguson Enterprises, Inc. (434) 385-6600 ferguson.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 HOTELS AND MOTELS 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 Hampton Inn & Suites (434) 608-1224 hamptoninn3.hilton.com Hilton Garden Inn Lynchburg (434) 239-3006 lynchburg.hgi.com Holiday Inn Express (434) 237-7771 ihg.com/holidayinnexpress Kirkley Hotel, Trademark Collection by Wyndham (434) 237-6333 kirkleyhotel.com La Quinta Inn & Suites (434) 847-8655 laquintalynchburg.com Lynchburg Grand Hotel (434) 528-2500 lynchburggrandhotel.com

SpringHill Suites by Marriott (434) 237-5848 marriott.com/hotels The Virginian Hotel (434) 329-3200 curiocollection3.hilton.com Timberlake Motel (434) 525-2160 Timberlakemotel.net HOTELS AND MOTELS EXTENDED STAY LODGING Residence Inn by Marriott Lynchburg (434) 616-4000 Marriott.com/LYHRI HUMAN RESOURCES ORGANIZATIONS Lynchburg Regional SHRM Inc. lrshrm.shrm.org American Red Cross Blood Services (540) 204-6585 redcrossblood.org American Red Cross of Blue Ridge Virginia (434) 845-1234 redcross.org Gleaning For The World, Inc. (434) 993-3600 gftw.org Horizon Behavioral Health (434) 477-5000 horizonbh.org Lynchburg Area Center for Independent Living (434) 528-4971 lacil.org Meals on Wheels of Greater Lynchburg (434) 847-0796 mealsonwheelslynchburg.org Roads to Recovery, Inc. (434) 455-0053 roads2recovery.org United Way of Central Virginia, Inc. (434) 846-8467 unitedwaycv.org HUMANE SOCIETIES Lynchburg Humane Society (434) 846-1438 lynchburghumane.org

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 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 ‘’THE MCCARTY AGENCY’’ Insurance Services That Work for YOU!™ (434) 219-2364 goseebob.com Bankers Insurance, LLC. (434) 845-5165 bankersinsurance.net Campbell Insurance (434) 847-5541 campbellins.com Chapman Insurance Agency Inc (434) 385-4747 LynchburgAgent.com Donna Fore New York Life (434) 665-1434 newyorklife.com/agent/dfore Financial Designs (434) 528-0051 financialdesigns.com Genworth Financial (434) 845-0911 genworth.com Liberty Mutual (434) 426-6821 libertymutual.com Mallori Teegarden State Farm (434) 528-1234 insurancelynchburg.com LynchburgRegion.org

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MEMBER Northwestern Mutual (434) 485-8700 mattlloyd.nm Richards Insurance (434) 384-3900 richardsgroupinc.com Scott Insurance (434) 832-2100 scottins.com State Farm Insurance Chip Harvey (434) 237-2975 chipharvey.com WoodmenLife Alexander Jackson (434) 401-9463 woodmenlife.org/reps/ AlexanderJackson INTERIOR DESIGN AND DECORATING SERVICES James T. Davis Paint & Design Center (434) 846-2721 jamestdavis.com Yellow Door Interiors (434) 237-4268 INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDERS Segra (833) 407-3472 segra.com Seiontec Systems, LLC (434) 509-4836 seiontec.com INVESTMENT ADVISORY SERVICES BOTJ Investment Group, Inc. (434) 846-2279 bankofthejames.bank/ investment-services 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 R.W. Baird (434) 386-5000 rwbaird.com

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Stifel (434) 845-1000 stifel.com Yorktown Management & Research Company, Inc. (434) 846-1361 yorktownfunds.com JANITORIAL SERVICES Doug’s Lawn & Cleaning Service, Inc. (434) 845-8992 dougslawnandcleaningservices.com Kidd’s Restoration & Cleaning Services (434) 847-1281 kiddsservices.com Virginia Maintenance Company, Inc. (434) 239-2609 virginiamaintenancecompany.com JEWELRY STORES Grace Marie 4343868422 GraceMarieJewelers.com LANDSCAPE SERVICES 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 LAWN AND GROUNDS MAINTENANCE Doug’s Lawn & Cleaning Service, Inc. (434) 845-8992 dougslawnandcleaningservices.com LEATHER WHOLESALERS Moore & Giles, Inc. (434) 846-5281 mooreandgilesinc.com LIBRARIES Public Library City of Lynchburg (434) 455-6300 lynchburgva.gov/publiclibrary LIMOUSINE SERVICES Executive Town Car & Limousine Service, Inc. (540) 345-5600 etclimo.com LOCKSMITH Hawkins Lock & Key Co., Inc. (434) 846-0793 LUMBER Consdan International LLC (434) 321-9031

MACHINE SHOPS AMG, Inc. (434) 385-7525 amg-inc.net MAILING SERVICES BMS Direct, Inc. (434) 239-2684 bmsdirectinc.com 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 cbfleet.com KDC/One Lynchburg (434) 845-7073 kdc-one.com MANUFACTURERS CONTAINERBOARD Georgia-Pacific (434) 422-1675 gp.com MANUFACTURERS FOOD PRODUCTS On Tap Coffee Co (903) 662-8763 MANUFACTURERS GENERAL AMG, Inc. (434) 385-7525 amg-inc.net NanoTouch Materials, LLC (888) 411-6843 nanoseptic.com 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 Hanwha Azdel (434) 385-6524 azdel.com MANUFACTURERS TRANSFORMERS Delta Star, Inc. (434) 845-0921 deltastar.com MANUFACTURERS WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Inc. (AMTI) (434) 385-7197 amticorp.com MARKETING 434 Marketing (434) 200-0576 434marketing.com Blackwater Branding (434) 444-7959 blackwaterbranding.net 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 Thayer Design Inc. (434) 528-3850 thayerdesigninc.com MASONRY SUPPLIES Boxley - Block (434) 846-2766 boxley.com MASSAGE THERAPY Massage Envy Spa (434) 385-8600 massageenvy.com

MATERIAL HANDLING EQUIPMENT Automated Conveyor Systems, Inc. (434) 385-6699 acsconveyor.com MEDICAL FACILITY - CLINIC Blue Ridge Chronic Pain Center (434) 515-2775 blueridgechronicpaincenter.com Pain Care Center Madison Heights (434) 528-4640 paincarecenters.net MEDICAL FACILITY RESIDENTIAL Bridges Treatment Center (434) 200-5700 centrahealth.com Liberty Ridge Health & Rehabilitation (434) 847-2860 saberhealth.com MEDICAL UNIFORMS Scrub Connections, LLC 800-604-1651 scrubconnections.com MEETING SPACE Fairfield Inn & Suites Lynchburg Liberty University (434) 845-1700 marriott.com/lyhfi The Wyndhurst Meeting Place (434) 941-0905 meetinwyndhurst.com MEMBER BENEFIT PROGRAMS ChamberSolutions (800) 924-3543 Chambersolutions.com/ Partners/lrba MILLWRIGHTS Bennett’s Mechanical Technician Services Co. (434) 369-6310 bennettsmechanical.com MINORITY-OWNED Timberlake Motel (434) 525-2160 Timberlakemotel.net MIRRORS Commercial Glass & Plastics, Inc. (434) 385-9200 commercialglassandplastics.com MOLD REMEDIATION Southern Air, Inc. (434) 385-6200 southern-air.com MONUMENTS ND VAULTS BURIAL Baer & Sons Memorials, Inc. (434) 239-0551

MORTGAGE BANKING American National Bank and Trust Company - Mortgage (434) 386-6326 amnb.com Bank of the James Mortgage (434) 534-8090 bankofthejames.bank Wells Fargo Home Mortgage (434) 385-0627 wellsfargo.com/mortgage MORTGAGE COMPANIES Colonial Farm Credit (434) 237-7910 colonialfarmcredit.com Embrace Home Loans (434) 237-5111 embracehomeloans.com MOVIE THEATER Venue Cinemas (434) 845-2398 venuemovies.com Museums Daura Museum of Art, University of Lynchburg (434) 544-8343 lynchburg.edu/daura Museums Lynchburg Museum (434) 455-6226 lynchburgmuseum.org Museums Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College (434) 947-8136 maiermuseum.org Museums Point of Honor, Inc. (434) 455-6226 pointofhonor.org Museums Red Hill Patrick Henry National Memorial (434) 376-2044 RedHill.org NATURE CENTER Claytor Nature Center (434) 544-8360 lynchburg.edu/claytor NEWSPAPER PUBLISHERS Nelson County Times (434) 946-7195 newsadvance.com/ nelson_county_times The Amherst New Era-Progress (434) 946-7195 newsadvance.com/ new_era_progress The Burg (434) 385-5450 newsadvance.com/the_burg The News & Advance (434) 385-5400 newsadvance.com LynchburgRegion.org

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NON-PROFIT - PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION ALSAC/St.Jude Children’s Research Hospital (757) 687-1200 stjude.org BJ Kerstetter, Israeli Outreach Coordinator Chosen People Ministries (262) 751-1020 chosenpeople.com/site/ bj-and-carissa-kerstetter Freedom 4/24 (434) 582-4517 freedom424.org Impact Living Services (434) 533-1088 impactlivingservices.org Innovate Lynchburg (434) 258-8427 innovatelynchburg.com Iron Lives 1-800-288-4766 ironlives.com Lutheran Family Services of VA (540) 562-8486 lfsva.org Park View Community Mission (434) 845-8468 parkviewmission.org Virginia Amateur Sports (540) 343-0987 CommonwealthGames.org Nuclear Products & Services Framatome (434) 832-3000 framatome.com NURSING HOMES Heritage Hall (434) 376-3717 heritage-hall.org Westminster Canterbury (434) 386-3500 wclynchburg.org OFFICE FURNITURE STORES BARROWS (540) 362-5700 barrowsinc.com Harris Office Furniture Co., Inc. (540) 344-5549 harrisofficefurniture.com OFFICE MACHINES STORE Cobb Technologies (434) 473-6601 cobbtechnologies.com Electronic Systems (434) 386-6000 esi.net 94

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Virginia Business Systems (434) 385-8015 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 OPTOMETRISTS Virginia Eye Clinic, PLLC (434) 239-5323 virginiaeyeclinic.com Virginia Eye Clinic, PLLC - Forest (434) 385-5870 virginiaeyeclinic.com 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 PACKAGING & SHIPPING The UPS Store (434) 384-3933 theupsstore.com/4735 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 HCI - EBS, Inc. (434) 455-4507 hci-ebs.com Paylocity (540) 418-5188 paylocity.com PEST CONTROL SERVICES Dodson Pest Control (434) 847-9051 dodsonbros.com PETROLEUM EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES Gas Station Supply (434) 845-3648 gasstationsupply.net PHARMACIES Hill City Pharmacy Inc (434) 237-2221 hillcitypharmacy.com Timberlake Health & Wellness (434) 237-6337 timberlakehealth.com PHOTOGRAPHY SERVICES Property One Photography (540) 846-3100 PropertyOnePhotography.com PHYSICAL THERAPISTS Centra Rehabilitation & Centra Home Health (434) 200-6053 rehab.centrahealth.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 CVFP - Appomattox (434) 352-8235 cvfp.net

CVFP - Forest (434) 525-6964 cvfp.net CVFP - Monelison (434) 846-8421 cvfp.net CVFP - New London (434) 534-6868 cvfp.net CVFP - Piedmont (434) 846-7374 cvfp.net CVFP - Staunton River (434) 324-9150 cvfp.net CVFP Immediate Care - Airport (434) 239-0132 walkincares.com 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

PLAYGROUNDS & SITE AMENITIES

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

PLUMBING - WHOLESALE Ferguson Enterprises, Inc. (434) 385-6600 ferguson.com

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

POLICE DEPARTMENTS Lynchburg Police Department (434) 455-6041 lynchburgva.gov/ police-department

Cella Molnar & Associates, Inc. (434) 528-3041 cella.cc

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 Centra Surgical Group (434) 947-3901 centramedicalgroup.com PHYSICIANS TREATMENT CENTERS Centra Addiction & Recovery Services (434) 200-4455 recoveratpathways.com Lynchburg Family Medicine (434) 200-5200 lfmr.centrahealth.com PTC – Amherst (434) 946-5532 ptclynchburg.com PTC – Candlers Mtn. (434) 239-3949 ptclynchburg.com PHYSICIANS - UROLOGY Centra Medical Group Urology Center (434) 200-5297 urology.centrahealth.com PICTURE FRAMES SHOP Royal County Arts (434) 528-2689 royalcountyarts.com PLASTIC - SHEETS Commercial Glass & Plastics, Inc. (434) 385-9200 commercialglassandplastics.com

MaxPlayFit, LLC (434) 664-8522 maxplayfit.com

PORTABLE RESTROOMS RENTING AND SERVICE Discount Portable Restrooms/ Discount Septic Services (434) 929-2323 discountportablerestrooms.com PRINTING - COMMERCIAL BMS Direct, Inc. (434) 239-2684 bmsdirectinc.com CRI Digital Impressions (434) 845-1203 cridigitalva.com Progress Printing Plus (434) 239-9213 progressprintplus.com PRINTING - QUICK SERVICE PIP Printing and Marketing Services (434) 845-1153 pip.com/lynchburgVA Vision Marketing, Inc. (434) 316-0056 visionmarketinginc.com PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS Home Building Association of Central Virginia (434) 485-0091 hbacv.org 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

PUBLIC RELATIONS

PUBLISHERS - MAGAZINES HOME Magazine (434) 386-5667 westwillowpublishing.com Okra Magazine (662) 721-2350 okramagazine.com Seniors Guide (540) 676-5972 SeniorsGuideOnline.com Southbound Publishing & Creative (662) 721-2350 southboundpublishing.com VistaGraphics, Inc. (757) 422-8979 vistagraphicsinc.com RADIO STATIONS DJ Media (434) 369-1055 kdcountry.com iHeartMedia (540) 725-1220 iheartmedia.com The Journey (434) 582-2885 myjourneyfm.com James River Media: 105.9 WLNI (434) 851-0914 wlni.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 WSFF/WSNZ FM ‘’Steve FM’’ 106.1/101.7 FM - iHeartMedia (540) 725-1220 iheartmedia.com WYYD 107.9 FM - iHeartMedia (540) 725-1220 newcountry1079.iheart.com LynchburgRegion.org

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MEMBER REAL ESTATE APPRAISAL SERVICES Consensus Real Estate Services, LLC (434) 846-6585 consensusrealestate.com

Gentry Commercial Real Estate Inc. (434) 485-8900 gcrei.com

Counts Realty & Auction Co. Inc. (434) 525-2991 countsauction.com

REAL ESTATE - DEVELOPERS Coldwell Banker Commercial Read & Co. (434) 455-2285 cbcread.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 Keller Williams 4342582448 lynchburghomes.kw.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 Karl Miller Realty LLC (434) 239-2394 karlmillerrealty.com Polly Wooldridge, Realtor (434) 851-1508 johnstewartwalker.com/ polly.wooldridge REAL ESTATE COMMERCIAL PROPERTY SERVICES Coldwell Banker Commercial Read & Co. (434) 455-2285 cbcread.com Gary W. Case & Co., Inc. (434) 847-6692 96

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Thalhimer (434) 237-3384 thalhimer.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 Oglesby Management Group, Inc. (434) 385-5938 oglesbymanagementgroup.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 Lynchburg Health & Rehabilitation Center (434) 239-2657 lynchburghealthrehab.com Summit Health and Rehabilitation Center (434) 845-6045 centrahealth.com Religious-Ministry Sports Outreach Institute (434) 582-4707 sportsoutreach.net RENTALS - RETAIL AND OFFICE SPACE Old Forest Commercial Center (434) 385-9745 oldforestcommercialcenter.com RESIDENTIAL CARE CHILDREN Patrick Henry Family Services (434) 376-2006 patrickhenry.org

RESTAURANT EQUIPMENT DESIGN & SALES A2Z Restaurant Stuff (434) 237-0280 A2ZRestaurantStuff.com RESTAURANTS 601 Main (434) 528-2500 hiselect.com/lynchburgva Buffalo Wild Wings (434) 237-8111 buffalowildwings.com Charley’s (434) 237-5988 charleyslynchburg.com Chick-fil-A (434) 239-2557 cfalynchburg.com Farmbasket (434) 528-1107 thefarmbasket.com 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 Jersey Mike’s Subs Old Forest Rd. (434) 385-8100 jerseymikes.com Kenney’s Restaurant (434) 846-5002 Market At Main (434) 847-9040 marketatmain.com McAlister’s Deli (434) 439-4310 mcalistersdeli.com New London Steak House (434) 525-3826 new-london-steak-house. business.site Shoemakers American Grille (434) 455-1510 shoemakersdining.com Tahini’s Mediterranean Grill (434) 260-1465 tahinisgrill.com The Great Room (434) 455-1307 greatroom-restaurant.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 RETAIL - GUN SALES SafeSide Lynchburg (434) 849-8812 safesidelynchburg.com RETAINING WALLS Boxley - Block (434) 846-2766 boxley.com RETIREMENT ASSISTANCE SERVICES Generation Solutions (434) 455-6500 generationsolutions.net RETIREMENT COMMUNITYASSISTED LIVING The Summit Assisted Living (434) 455-1699 centrahealth.com The Williams Home, Inc. (434) 384-8282 thewilliamshome.org RETIREMENT COMMUNITYINDEPENDENT LIVING Bentley Commons at Lynchburg (434) 316-0207 bentleyatlynchburg.com The Summit (434) 582-1500 summitlynchburg.com RETIREMENT COMMUNITYINDEPENDENT/ASSISTED LIVING 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 SCHOOLS - BOARDING/DAY Virginia Episcopal School (434) 385-3600 VES.org 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 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 Paul M. Munro Elementary School (434) 384-1721 lcsedu.net/schools/pme

Perrymont Elementary School (434) 582-1100 lcsedu.net/schools/pes

Liberty University (434) 582-2000 liberty.edu

Robert S. Payne Elementary School (434) 522-3762 lcsedu.net/schools/rsp

Liberty University School of Law (434) 592-5300 law.liberty.edu

Sandusky Elementary School (434) 582-1111 lcsedu.net/schools/ses

Mary Baldwin University Roanoke Center (540) 767-6170 marybaldwin.edu

Sheffield Elementary School (434) 582-1115 lcsedu.net/schools/shf

Randolph College (434) 947-8000 randolphcollege.edu

Thomas C. Miller Elementary School for Innovation (434) 522-3717 lcsedu.net/schools/tcm

Sweet Briar College (434) 381-6210 sbc.edu

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) 592-3691 liberty.edu/government

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 SELF DEFENSE C.O.B.R.A. Self Defense Va. LLC (434) 386-1547 Cobradefenseva.com SENIOR ADULT SERVICES Central Virginia Alliance for Community Living, Inc. (434) 385-9070 cvcl.org 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 LynchburgRegion.org

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I. H. McBride Sign Co., Inc. (434) 847-4151 mcbridesigns.com Signs by Tomorrow (434) 385-8070 signsbytomorrow.com/lynchburg SOCIAL SERVICES Braley & Thompson (434) 832-1326 BraleyandThompson.com SOFTWARE AS A SERVICE Dot Drives (434) 401-5149 dotdrives.com SPORTING GOODS STORES Riverside Runners (434) 846-7449 riversiderunners.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 Scott & Stringfellow, Inc. (434) 846-2711 bbtscottstringfellow.com STONE QUARRIES Rockydale Quarries Corporation (540) 774-1696 rockydalequarries.com STORE FRONTS Commercial Glass & Plastics, Inc. (434) 385-9200 commercialglassandplastics.com SWIMMING POOL DEALERS Perry Pools and Spas, Inc. (434) 239-9650 perrypools.com TAX RETURN PREPARATION SERVICES H & R Block (434) 237-2386 hrblock.com TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICES Segra (833) 407-3472 segra.com Shentel Business (540) 816-6063 business.shentel.com 98

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TELEPHONE EQUIPMENT & WIRING INSTALLATION CommWorld Central Virginia (434) 385-1129 cwcv.com TELEPHONE EQUIPMENT & WIRING INSTALLATION Seiontec Systems, LLC (434) 509-4836 seiontec.com

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

TELEVISION STATIONS ABC 13 (434) 528-1313 wset.com

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

WDBJ Television, Inc. (540) 344-7000 wdbj7.com

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

WSLS TV (540) 981-9110 wsls.com

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

TRANSPORTATION SERVICE BRT Transportation, LLC (855) 446-7868 brttransportation.com

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

Unified Potential, Inc. (434) 444-1200 moveuplynchburg.org

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

TRAVEL AGENCIES Connoisseur Travel Ltd. (formerly Travelbugs) (434) 455-0245 ctltd.com/locations-lynchburg-va.html TREE SERVICE Monster Tree Service of Lynchburg 434-525-4145 whymonster.com/lynchburg 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

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, Centra Foundation (434) 200-5515 centrahealth.com 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 Meals on Wheels of Greater Lynchburg (434) 847-0796 mealsonwheelslynchburg.org Red Hill - Patrick Henry National Memorial (434) 376-2044 RedHill.org

Sam’s Club (434) 237-5234 samsclub.com SCORE-Lynchburg Office (434) 582-4560 score.org The Summit Assisted Living (434) 455-1699 centrahealth.com Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest (434) 525-1806 poplarforest.org United Way of Central Virginia, Inc. (434) 846-8467 unitedwaycv.org Volunteer Based Organizations Virginia Baptist Hospital (434) 200-3000 centrahealth.com WAREHOUSING SERVICES Lynchburg Public Warehouse (434) 847-5556 lpwstorage.com WASTE COLLECTION SERVICES First Piedmont Corporation (434) 845-7323 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 WATERPROOFING JES Foundation Repair (434) 352-5585 jeswork.com WINDOWS The Window Men, Inc. (434) 237-3353 thewindowmenoflynchburg.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 WOMEN’S APPAREL Philanthropy-Lynchburg (434) 534-3015 YOUTH DEVELOPMENT Girls on the Run of Central VA (434) 528-3767 girlsontheruncenva.org


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