Cultivating Talent With a Strong Workforce

The Alliance’s talent development strategy ensures that we are armed with a strong talent pipeline to meet the demands of business in our region.

Economic Development:

Generating Jobs & Investments

The Alliance promotes regional cooperation and enhanced economic development efforts to provide a strong business climate.

Government Relations:

Enhancing the Business Climate

The Alliance is dedicated to strengthening our region’s long-term competitiveness and advocating for pro-business policies that create jobs and grow our economy.


The Small Business Development Center – Lynchburg Region

A free, confidential business advising and educational service open to all small businesses in our region.

Upcoming Events

Ignite Business Summit

 Ignite Your Leadership Using 5 Keys to Transform Your Organization and Your Life

Guest speaker Jennifer Owen-O'Quill, Leadership Director, Voltage Leadership Consulting will share the top 5 leadership habits she is seeing right now that is driving the success of her best-performing clients. The event ends with a reception and an awards presentation.

Presented by
Wells Fargo

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New Members

One element of my business is creating custom leadership development training solutions so I constantly need professional print materials for my business. The savings that I receive through the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance’s purchasing program with Office Depot just on the printing itself, offsets my investment in being a member, not to mention the savings on other office supplies.  And guess what, I discovered the program is applicable across the state! 

Gloria Witt, Founder
Define Success Coaching and Facilitation

“The Alliance plays a pivotal role in promoting workforce development and economic vitality in our Region. The Alliance cultivates talent, generates jobs, and fosters an environment where businesses prosper and people thrive. It connects commerce with creativity, enriching lives and life in the communities we call home.”

Dr. John Capps
President, Central Virginia Community College

The connections we have made through the alliance have not only allowed us to introduce our business, but has also given us a solid group of loyal peers and customers. Our businesses initial growth has exceeded our expectations and we tribute that to the business Alliance and everything they have done to support us.”

Hannah Predmore
Harry's Bakery and Catering

Alliance recognized with Best of Awards....

Lynchburg Business “Best of Business Awards”

Thanks to the businesses in the region who voted and recognized the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance as an organization that brings success and vibrancy to Lynchburg’s business community.

Silver Award: Best Local Leader Making a DifferenceMegan Lucas
Silver Award: Best Business Mentor/Coach Christine Kennedy
Silver Award: Best Networking Event - A.M. Alliance program
Bronze Award: Best Professional Development Workshop - Communications Academy

Annual Meeting Holds Record Attendance

Nearly 350 business and community leaders were in attendance at the Annual Meeting presented by Central Virginia Sports held February 27.  The event played off the theme of “Growing Together. Succeeding Together."

The F. M. “Dink” Cloyd award for service to the Alliance: Ed Craighill, Boxley.  The George Taylor Stewart III award for community service: Joan Foster, Beacon of Hope and former City of Lynchburg Mayor.

Ambassador of Year: Terri Gibson, Daly Seven.  YP to Watch: Geoff Kershner, Academy Center for the Arts.

Partnership Opportunities