Financial

Make a List and Check It Twice: Your Year-End Financial Checklist

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As 2014 draws to a close, you may want to look back on the progress you’ve made this past year in various areas of your life, and that certainly includes progress toward your financial goals. At the same time, you may want to make some end-of-year moves that can close out 2014 on a positive […]

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Marketing & Sales

9 Secrets to Improving Your Website Content

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Your website not only serves as the first impression for your company, often it is the only lasting impression customers get of your business. Have you reviewed it lately? Have you considered ways it could be improved? Consider these nine ways to take the content on your website up a notch. 1. Start with passion. […]

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Real Estate

Three BIG Gifts That Give Back to Your Home’s Value

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It’s that time of year. The season during which we are inundated with articles, advertising images and other assorted marketing paraphernalia all geared towards helping us spend our money in search of the perfect gift for those we hold dear. Some of our loved ones are easy to buy for, and others present a challenge. […]

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Business Profiles

RidgeView Dermatology: Helping Clients Put Their Best Skin Forward

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It may come as a sobering surprise that one in five Americans will be diagnosed with skin cancer at some point in their lifetime. For most families, that means one immediate family member will experience the initial scare and subsequent treatment of skin cancer. An unavoidable side effect of going about the business of regular […]

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Going Green

Wired Up Electrical: Shining Light On and In Central Virginia Homes and Businesses

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Bright ideas surrounding residential, commercial and industrial electrical work is what Wired Up Electrical specializes in. Since opening in August 2011, Wired Up Electrical has been providing electrical service to Central Virginia. With more than 10 years of experience, owners Misty and Ronald Hook decided to open their own electrical company as a way to […]

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Cover Story Leader of the Month

December/January 2014 Leader of the Month: Heather C. Kennedy

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Heather C. Kennedy Occupation: Executive Director Age: 39 Hometown: Lancaster, CA Heather, welcome to Central Virginia. As the new Executive Director of Lynch’s Landing, what is your vision for downtown Lynchburg? My vision of downtown is to create a destination that focuses on the human element. Destinations are a stand-alone place where people come for […]

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Legal

Keeping It Confidential: Four Ways to Help Retain Confidentiality During an Internal Investigation of Your Business

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Accidents happen. Complaints get voiced. And when they do, it is often necessary to conduct internal investigations to find out what happened. Preserving confidentiality in such internal investigations requires a strategic process that should be thought about well before that accident, complaint or a subsequent lawsuit. A business conducting an internal investigation, especially in complex […]

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Education

New Covenant Schools Expands, Continues Focus on Classical Education

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Change is sometimes more synonymous with growth than with departure, a fact that has proven especially true for New Covenant Schools. The private school has experienced two significant changes recently, an expansion project and a new preschool program, but the school’s foundation remains largely unchanged. This foundation, according to New Covenant Headmaster Reverend John Heaton, […]

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Business Profiles

Taylor Brothers: “We’ll put it where you want it, when you want.”

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It’s an unusual thing in this day and age to meet someone who has worked for the same company for more than four decades, as Randy Hall has. In the summer of 1969, a 16-year-old Hall began working for Taylor Brothers. After graduating from high school, he began working full-time for the company, and is […]

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