Archive for January, 2011
Issue: January 2011 by Kimberly Feldkamp.
Most families have traditions. Perhaps it’s a special celebration shared on a birthday or a certain dish served every Thanksgiving or traipsing through the woods every year to cut down the Christmas tree. The Hawkins family is no different. They, too, have traditions. Theirs is the tradition of shoes. There’s a bell above the door [...]
Issue: January 2011 by Centra Health.
Many people need to find a new doctor when their health plan changes or their former physician retires or moves away. Choosing the right physician is one of the most important steps you can take toward improving your health. Finding the right care doesn’t happen by accident. There are plenty of good doctors to choose [...]
Issue: January 2011 by Jeff Boyer, Edward Jones Financial Advisor.
As you navigate the financial world, you’ll most likely deal with a wide array of investment choices, constantly changing tax laws, estate-planning issues and other areas. And then, to make things even more complex, you’ll have to consider your own risk tolerance, time horizon and individual goals. If you’re like most people, you don’t have [...]
Issue: January 2011 by Daniel T. Richardson.
Upon this gifted age, in its dark hour falls from the sky a meteoric shower of facts; They lie unquestioned, uncombined. Wisdom enough to leech us of our ill is daily spun, But there exists no loom to weave it into fabric. -Edna St. Vincent Millay, “Huntsman, What Quarry?” 1939 Education is not a simple [...]
Issue: January 2011 by Aaron Lee.
Chris Tharp doesn’t work for the IRS, but his job is about as so-called “recession proof” as it gets. At the same time, with the economy languid over the last several years, the third-generation funeral home Tharp runs is trying to stay attuned to what people want, and can afford, in a funeral … if [...]
Issue: January 2011 by Lynchburg Business.
It’s halfway through January, which begs the question: How are you doing on your New Year’s resolutions? If you made a few pertaining to business and need fresh inspiration, look no further than our story on Coleman-Adams, a local company now celebrating—and flourishing—in their 40th year. Despite an economy that hit the construction industry with [...]
Issue: January 2011 by Sarah Abare.
Every year, thousands of pets are abused or abandoned by their owners. They are left without a home, without food and without care. Some owners simply no longer have the means or ability to care for their animals. The Lynchburg Humane Society (LHS) was founded in 1945 in effort to help provide loving care for [...]
Issue: January 2011 by Suzanne Ramsey.
On its Web site, the Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) poses the question, “How would you like to partner with us?” It’s this spirit of collaboration that has fueled the CIT for the past quarter century, enabling it to support thousands of budding tech companies and special projects in the Lynchburg area and across the [...]
Issue: January 2011 by Maureen Cholewka.
In a small town like Brookneal, Virginia, anything new is sure to pique interest and get word spreading quickly. Such is the case with The Drugstore Inn—an old building with a new purpose on the corner of Main and Rush Streets. Of course, like any business, when the initial rush of new customers dwindles, it [...]
Issue: January 2011 by Joshua Dalrymple, Esq..
As the end of the year is upon us once again, most business owners will begin thinking about the tax consequences of the decisions they will be making in 2011. A huge part of the tax burden that is shouldered by business owners comes in the form of employment related taxes. Employers often spend a fair [...]