Healthcare

5 Steps to a Healthier You

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By Beckie Hunt, RN, Centra Medical Group Stroobants Cardiovascular Center A new year is an opportunity for a fresh start. As the calendar flips to 2016, we can examine our lifestyles and make a few simple commitments to better dieting, exercise, and stress management. Fad diets come and go. This week’s bestseller is next week’s […]

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Business Under 10 Feature

Business Under Ten Years: Waste Not, Want Not

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Waste Solutions Offers Affordable Recycling Pickup to Lynchburg Area By Marcelo Quarantotto Lynchburg-bred brothers Jason and Gordon Cudd are no strangers to entrepreneurship in the Hill City. As Gordon T. Construction Inc., they have been operating as contractors on area building projects for the past 20 years with great success. When the housing bubble popped […]

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Business Over 10 Feature

Business Over Ten Years: Piedmont Floors

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Fully Floored: Piedmont Floors Covers It All By Megan L. House Offering unique style, quality services, and total customer satisfaction are top goals at Piedmont Floors. Striving to provide customers with a positive flooring experience, Charles Snider, president and owner of Piedmont, says their showroom on Enterprise Drive in Forest is arranged by color and […]

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Editor's Letter

February/March 2016 Editor’s Letter

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Long hours. Little pay. Micromanagers who have been promoted beyond their ability. And that one coworker who just won’t… quit… talking. Bad jobs: We have all had them. Perhaps the only positive news about poor work environments is that they often make you appreciate good ones. I’ve been fortunate in my career to have had […]

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Real Estate

Getting Good Reviews: Where is the real estate market heading this year?

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By Dan Vollmer, Associate Broker, ReMax 1st Olympic Remember back to your middle and high school days, when everyone came back from Christmas break? Two things happened: First, everyone got to show off all the clothes, shoes, and other great stuff they got for Christmas. That was the fun part. But second, it took about […]

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Marketing & Sales

The Recipe for Success Starts with Key Factors

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By Dr. Kendrick W. Brunson Have you ever wondered if there’s a recipe for creating a successful entrepreneur? Is it just the right mix of craft and charisma, or big scoop of hustle and a pinch of luck? Is one business model truly superior to another when it comes to cooking up the perfect product? […]

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Cover Story

Best Places to Work 2016

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Spelling out what makes a great work environment is somewhat of an inexact science. Who better then to determine that than the employees who experience it day in and day out? For the first annual “Best Places to Work” campaign, we asked employees to nominate their companies for consideration. Those featured here in alphabetical order […]

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Human Resources

Satisfaction & Joy Two Critical Components to Improving Job Performance

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By Colleen McLaughlin As business leaders, we are often told we should be primarily focused on the bottom line. Undoubtedly, the financial well-being of an organization is paramount to its competitive advantage and sustainability. However, many well-intentioned, successful business men and women are apt to wait until there is a negative impact to the financial […]

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Feature Leaders of Lynchburg

February/March 2016 Leader of the Month: Phillip C. Stone

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Occupation: President, Sweet Briar College Hometown: Bassett, Va. What is the current atmosphere on campus? The mood of the campus is very positive. At the Opening Convocation in August, the faculty, staff, and students all gathered for the first time after the change in governance. The atmosphere at the assembly was electric. Everyone was excited […]

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