Author: Drew Menard

Lynchburg Specialty Engraving, Gifts & Awards

Etching Its Way into Hill City History From achievements immortalized on plaques and trophies to anniversaries etched in shiny keepsakes, Lynchburg Specialty Engraving, Gifts & Awards ( has left its mark on the community over the past 31 years. The company has carved its way into Lynchburg history through a steadfast commitment to quality that has made it the business of choice for everything from sports and corporate awards to wedding and baby gifts, name tags, signage, custom engraving, glass etching, monograms and much more. “We are in the business of recognizing other people,” explained Brittany Byerly, LSEA office...

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Endless Possibilities

With a focus on quality and creative community, Lynchburg Photoworks takes your cherished memories to the next level If a picture is worth a thousand words, we’ve had much to say in the digital age. While it might be easy to get lost in the noise, some images echo louder and longer than others, perhaps due to their creativity or the person or moment in time they captured. Telling those stories in the best possible way is exactly what the team at Lynchburg Photoworks, at 17860 Forest Road, seeks to do. One step into the shop and the possibilities...

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50 years and still pedaling strong Even as it climbs past its 50th anniversary, Bikes Unlimited is not downshifting. The shop is thriving—bucking a stagnant trend nationwide—as it basks in the ever-brightening glow of Lynchburg’s downtown revitalization. “The cycling industry always does pretty well, but it has definitely been flat for a while,” explained John Seinar, owner of Bikes Unlimited. “We have experienced great growth, and the cycling community in Lynchburg is really growing, which is an awesome thing to watch.” It certainly doesn’t hurt to be spinning in the hub of downtown Lynchburg (where the shop moved from...

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Make Room for More Hotels

An In-Depth Look at Lynchburg’s Growing Lodging Industry In recent years, Lynchburg has become an ever-brightening spot on the map, drawing increased interest—and guests—to its hilly borders. Near the airport, in the counties, off Wards Road and downtown, new lodging developments have been sprouting in response. “[Hotel] developers right now are viewing Lynchburg as a growth area and they are willing to invest millions of dollars to be a part of what we have going on,” said Lisa Meriwether, Sales Manager for the Lynchburg Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau. It is important to note that one hotel is not...

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