Author: Shelley Basinger

EDITOR’S LETTER JAN/FEB 2020

What’s your vision for greater Lynchburg in 2020? (…jumping on the pun bandwagon right out of the gate.) I don’t doubt “2020 vision” memes will saturate social media and pepper campaign speeches in the year ahead. By 2021, we will be desperate to no longer be in the “Year of Vision.” We even embraced the concept of “looking ahead” on our cover—we couldn’t resist. But, all puns aside, and no matter what date you’re writing in your checkbook (if you even have a checkbook in the year 2020), we can’t overlook that it’s very important to have a vision—both...

Read More

EDITOR’S LETTER AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2019

A few months ago, my stepdaughters were trying to teach me how to “floss” (if you don’t know what that is, it’s a dance move—just YouTube it) and… I couldn’t do it. I grew up competitively dancing and couldn’t for the life of me get my hips to line up with my arms the right way. I was frustrated—and it showed. It was a gentle reminder that while I may have the upper hand in some areas (room cleanliness and personal hygiene, for example)… when it comes to 21st century dance moves, an 11- and 13-year-old take the prize....

Read More

LEADER OF THE MONTH: ROSANA CHAIDEZ JUNE/JULY 2019

NB Handy, President and CEO Lynchburg Business Editor Shelley Basinger: Rosana, before we get into talking about your career, I hear you have a background that is unique. Rosana Chaidez: I grew up in Mexico where my parents owned a business. My mother managed the business while my father worked back and forth between the U.S. and Mexico. Unfortunately, he passed away at the age of 40. When that happened, my mother decided she wanted my siblings and me to be educated in the U.S., and we left Mexico for Chicago in 1979. SB: When did you start to...

Read More

EDITOR’S LETTER JUNE/JULY 2019

Whether you’re sitting in the stands at City Stadium, cheering on the sidelines of your child’s soccer game or playing basketball with friends in your driveway, there is a common thread among sports of all varieties and skill levels—they build community. For an hour or two we put all of our other worries aside and play—or cheer—our hearts out… many times alongside people we may not interact with much at any other point in time. That’s the warm, fuzzy part. But you know what’s another awesome benefit of the wonderful world of sports? MONEY. According to a study from...

Read More

EDITOR’S LETTER FEBRUARY/MARCH 2019

In early 2016, right when I took the helm of Lynchburg Business, the publication had recently added a new feature called “Made in Lynchburg”—a simple, photo-focused page located at the end of the magazine that’s intended to draw attention to locally made products. You’d think of all the content I was faced with as I started my job (editing multiple magazines), this piddly little page shouldn’t have been intimidating—right? But it was. How in the world was I supposed to find a product to feature in each issue? I had heard of a few things manufactured here. But the...

Read More

Lynchburg Living’s IT List

Sign Up Now

Advertisement

FINETEAM 300X250

Digi Pub

Archives

Advertisement

FINETEAM 300X250