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Business Hall of Fame

The Alliance is accepting nominations for 2019 Hall of Fame.

The event will be held, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m., Friday, November 8.

In 2018 the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance launched the region's first Business Hall of Fame at the Cocktails & Commerce Gala, celebrating business and civic leaders whose accomplishments are both outstanding and historically significant.

The 2018 inductees have impacted business, industry and the community of the Lynchburg region in some substantial manner, either through sustained superior accomplishment or through a specific important achievement. These individuals are as recognizable as a leading household brand, critical to the region's existing business landscape.

Our region's dynamic business leaders have a long standing of providing economic stability and fostering growth to make our economy the best it can be. The Alliance is excited to recognize past and present business and community leaders for their lifetime achievements advancing the Lynchburg region.

Congratulations to the 2018 Hall of Fame Inductees shown below. View here to read their profiles.

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Alfred Clifton (Buzzy) Coleman, Jr.

Coleman-Adams Construction, Inc.



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Hal C. Craddock

His Grandfather John W. Craddock

Managing Member of Bluffwalk Center LP Founder & President Craddock Terry Shoe Corporation


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President Jerry L. Falwell, Jr.

His father Reverend Jerry l. Falwell, Sr.




Dr. Charlie W. Pryor, Jr.

BWXT Technologies Inc.


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Marc A. Schewel

His grandfather Ben Schewel and his great uncle Abe Schewel

Schewel Furniture Company



Shaun Spencer-Hester

Her grandmother Anne Bethel Spencer

Anne Spencer House and Garden