Archive for 'Cover Story'
Issue: September 2011 by Johanna Calfee.
“Agri-tourism”—a word that didn’t even exist 10 years ago—is now making a large economic dent across Virginia, including Region 2000. The booming growth in wineries, along with related events and festivals, have created a new sector of the tourism market that has become so vital that last month, the Virginia Tourism Corporation (VTC) awarded $800,000 [...]
Issue: March 2011 by Camille Smith.
Many people believe that most things in life get better with age. Moore and Giles, Inc., much like the leather they are known for, has aged well over the last 78 years, evolving from a shoe parts supplier during the Great Depression to a multi-faceted, elite leather supplier. Ironically located on Tannery Row, this company [...]
Issue: February 2011 by Johanna Calfee.
“Extreme” is an adjective used to describe a lot of things these days, from sports to fitness and even makeovers. But networking? While it may not be the first thing most think of when they hear the word “extreme,” that’s exactly what was happening at the first ever “Extreme Networking” event on January 25 at [...]
Issue: December 2010 by Kimberly Feldkamp.
It’s the final boarding call for Delta passengers. The airline announced it will be pulling service from Lynchburg’s Regional Airport on January 4 and the region is reeling about the decision. “I was completely blindsided by the announcement,” Mark Courtney, Airport Director, said. “Six months before the Delta Network Planning Department made the announcement, I [...]
Issue: November 2010 by Mikael Blido.
I am not a big fan of Jazz music. I love listening to music and I can appreciate almost any musical genre, but jazz just isn’t for me. I’m sure there are many things that your friends and family like that you don’t. Perhaps they drive a truck and you can only imagine driving a [...]
Issue: October 2010 by Kimberly Feldkamp.
Take a drive through downtown Lynchburg and you’ll see old becoming new again and again … and again. Aged warehouses and factories are now art galleries, retail space and spacious loft apartments. The old architectural style of the past has met design elements of the future to create the perfect blending of old and new. [...]
Issue: August 2010 by Carrie Williams.
With the long, hot days of summer often comes the overwhelming desire to kick your feet up and relax. Unfortunately, not all of us will have that opportunity just yet. If you are one of the hundreds of people looking for work in Lynchburg, it’s time to kick things into high gear instead. First things [...]
Issue: July 2010 by Megan Norcross.
When you think of shoe capitals, certain places come to mind—New York City, Milan, Paris and even Holland with their wooden shoes. A city that likely doesn’t come to mind, however, is Lynchburg. That’s right: Our fair city has a history steeped in the world of shoes. In the early 1900s, Craddock Terry Shoe Company [...]
Issue: June 2010 by Mitchell Malcheff.
When David Casper started Caspian Tattoo 19 years ago in 1992, he didn’t have much competition—just one other shop. From the beginning, the business grew as tattoos became more mainstream in the late ‘90s. Today, Casper competes with six other local shops, if you count Madison Heights. Despite the added competition, business is booming not [...]
Issue: May 2010 by Jeff Boyer, Edward Jones Financial Advisor.
Spring is here — time to spruce up your house, get rid of clutter and get things organized. But this year, go beyond your home and yard when you do your spring cleaning and look for ways to rejuvenate your investment portfolio. Of course, you don’t have to take an “out with the old, in [...]