Author: LynchburgBusiness

Etiquette advice for the business world

In each issue of Lynchburg Business, Scott Robert and Jimmy Roux from the University of Lynchburg’s Career and Professionalism Center will answer your top etiquette questions surrounding business meals, events, trips—you name it. Q. My boss often invites our executive team out for dinner after work. Sometimes he orders a drink—sometimes he does not. Should I follow his lead? A. As an employee, drinking at social occasions—whether it is dinner or other work-related social gatherings—is an important question to ask. You need to have a personal policy on drinking alcohol. Here are a few guidelines to help: You should...

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River Ridge, Reinvented

A major overhaul helps Lynchburg’s mall adapt to the changing shopping industry The newest attraction at River Ridge (formerly known as River Ridge Mall) is certainly making a splash. SeaQuest opened in October 2019 to big crowds, offering brave adults and kids a chance to get up close and personal with snakes, sharks and all kinds of exotic animals. River Ridge officials expect 12,000 people to visit SeaQuest each month, a much-needed boost for an industry that has seen some tough times. With the increased popularity of online shopping, it’s no secret that indoor malls have been struggling. In...

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MADE IN CENTRAL VA JAN/FEB 2020

Highlighting local products and manufacturing throughout the Region 2000 Partnership Emerson Creek Pottery. Handmade ceramics made in the USA since 1977 Located in Bedford County in sight of the Peaks of Otter, Emerson Creek Pottery was started in 1977 with the idea of creating practical art. This led to the creation of beautiful ceramic pottery in clean organic designs. From mixing clay to hand painting each pattern, each piece is touched by Emerson Creek Pottery’s craftsmen and women, bringing a sustainable and practical use of art to daily life. Emerson Creek Pottery offers many different shapes, patterns, and glazes,...

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2020 Market Report

What’s on the horizon this year in the region’s 5 dynamic localities? City of LYNCHBURG The City of Lynchburg is growing faster than ever before—it’s actually one of the fastest growing cities in Virginia—and shows no signs of stopping. In fact, city officials expect there to be an additional 17 percent population growth by 2040, on top of the 25 percent growth we have seen since 2000. Alongside this rapid growth is a team effort to attract and retain millennials, bring in new businesses, and grow current businesses. A Young Crowd While other, larger cities have bottomed out in...

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