Archive for September, 2012
Issue: September 2012 by Heather Cravens.
What would it take to leave your job, your comfort and your security in order to embrace a passionate vision to help others? For local couple Bárbara and Patrick Hubbard, it was a deep understanding of what it meant to follow the teachings of Jesus that led them to found Living Bread Ministries, a nonprofit [...]
Issue: September 2012 by Drew Menard.
Nothing provides escape from the stresses of everyday life like the great outdoors, and Central Virginia has some of the greatest outdoors in the country. Regardless of one’s beliefs, it is not difficult to see why this slice of land is often fondly referred to as “God’s Country.” Residents of the Hill City don’t have [...]
Issue: September 2012 by Dr. Colleen McLaughlin, SPHR, Associate Professor of Business, Liberty University.
In spite of the economic issues individuals and organizations are facing, business leaders must continue to be concerned with the pursuance of being an “employer of choice.” In addition, organizations are expected to have an increased need for highly-skilled workers and the competition for these individuals may be impacted by the ethical employment practices of [...]
Issue: September 2012 by Lynchburg Business.
CENTRA ONE OF THE “MOST WIRED” HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS IN U.S. Centra has been named one of the Most Wired healthcare systems in America by H&HN (Hospitals & Health Networks) magazine for the fifth consecutive year. Centra is one of 220 U.S. healthcare systems out of 1,570, including 10 in Virginia, to be recognized for its [...]
Issue: September 2012 by Hilary Sutton.
Four years ago, a recession hit that rocked the norms of the culture and expectations of young job-seekers across the country. All of a sudden the words “hiring freeze” were commonplace and young people were given the cold shoulder by an indifferent job market. Emerging from that period has been about as easy as scaling [...]
Issue: September 2012 by Rachael Smith.
Most Americans associate Patrick Henry, one of the nation’s Founding Fathers with one line: “Give me liberty or give me death!” But Virginians may know him best for his Red Hill Plantation in Brookneal. The man who lived more than 200 years ago still upholds his popular namesake through another organization: the ministry of the [...]
Issue: September 2012 by Suzanne Ramsey.
Lynchburg’s Presbyterian Home has a long sporting history on its 160-acre campus. In the early 20th century, its “Shoeless Wonders”—called such because they played barefoot—dominated the city’s football league. Since then, “Pres Home,” now Presbyterian Homes and Family Services (PHFS), has hosted running events, camping and other outdoor activities. “We have lots of land here [...]
Issue: September 2012 by Marcelo Quarantotto, Jr..
Dave Poole, self-described manager, owner, maintenance mechanic and sometimes busboy at Lynchburg’s successful riverfront restaurant, The Depot Grille, believes that what most people do not understand about starting a business is that it has to be a “win-win” scenario. Any undertaking of the sort should benefit both the business and the location it’s in. For [...]
Issue: September 2012 by Amanda Sullivan.
For almost 50 years, the City of Lynchburg’s current chamber building has been at its current location. And, as of about 10 years ago, the city owns the building free and clear. However, the city’s growth and the natural wear and tear on aging buildings has taken a toll on the establishment, urging the current [...]
Issue: September 2012 by Centra Health.
Look around your business. The following things have something potentially harmful in common: desks, keyboards, computer mice and pads, cell phones, elevator buttons, door knobs, copiers, water fountains, water stations, tablets, touch screens, microwave door handles, coffeepots, conference room tables, chairs and reception areas. Any idea what that might be? The answer is germs. Yes, [...]