Archive for May, 2012
Issue: May 2012 by Lynchburg Business.
Live Healthy. Go Green. Shop Local. Among all the trendy phrases most prevalent in society right now, these are among the most prolific when it comes to our modern approach to saving the Earth, preserving our bodies and boosting the economy. And certainly, there is nothing wrong with this push to better ourselves and the [...]
Issue: May 2012 by Joshua Dalrymple, Esq..
One of the most confusing things for my clients is understanding how the court system works. With hundreds of courts spread across 32 judicial districts in the Commonwealth, it is hard enough to find the physical location of the appropriate courthouse, let alone decipher where to file your case. Hopefully, I can shed some light [...]
Issue: May 2012 by Camille Smith.
Whether under the gazebo overlooking the Blue Ridge Mountains or on the steps of the ballroom by candle light, hundreds of couples have made their promises and said their vows at West Manor in Forest, Virginia. Over the years, the Jeffersonian-style plantation home has been transformed again and again to reflect the unique style and [...]
Issue: May 2012 by Kate Schoener.
“I had gotten in trouble with the law. I spent almost five years in prison because of drugs and alcohol back in the mid 90’s. I made some poor choices.” This is David O’Brien’s story, but it doesn’t end there. After almost 20 years of being an alcoholic, he says he discovered recovery through Christ [...]
Issue: May 2012 by Suzanne Ramsey.
In April, a local TV news station reported that housing sales were “bouncing back at Smith Mountain Lake.” The story ran in advance of a foreclosure auction of 17 condominiums at Mariners Landing, a resort community in Bedford County. Online commenters called the story “propaganda,” saying the upcoming auction was not evidence of a healthy [...]
We are operating in the most diverse workforce in the history of the world. Multinational, multicultural and multi-generational are just a few of the descriptions that can be used to describe employees today. Additionally, we work alongside individuals with various backgrounds, experiences and expectations. It is projected that our workforce will only continue to increase [...]
Issue: May 2012 by Barry Napier.
With an economy that continuously seems to be on the brink of a new “disaster”, most consumers are being choosy about where they shop for all forms of merchandise. Cost-cutting tactics and competitive campaigns have been particularly brutal among electronics chains and supermarkets. While the auto parts market may not be quite as competitive as [...]
Issue: May 2012 by Alyse Quinn.
The one thing you can always count on is change. It’s May 2012 and we’re entering a new quarter. How are you adapting? Jeffrey Gitomer, renowned sales guru, acknowledges that as professionals, it’s easy to get stuck in a rut. Soon, that rut becomes a groove. And if you’re not careful, those grooves become a [...]
Issue: May 2012 by Jeff Boyer, Edward Jones Financial Advisor.
If you look hard enough, you can find many obscure holidays, but few of them can instantly capture people’s interest as much as Be a Millionaire Day, which is “celebrated” on May 20. While amassing a million dollars may not be as significant a milestone as it used to be, most of us would still [...]
Issue: May 2012 by Heather Carey.
The name Farmer’s Garden gives the impression of local farmers selling fresh produce in wicker baskets to their community on a sunny early Saturday morning. Now, apply this same philosophy and scenario to two local store owners, Hugh Edmonds and Chuck Steward, who bought out the former McDonald’s space in River Ridge Mall to open [...]