Archive for 'From the Publisher'
Issue: May 2013 by Lynchburg Business.
Everything old is new again—at least if you ask flea market junkies, a group of Master Gardeners in Bedford, developers in downtown Lynchburg or the owner of a local store specializing in second-hand sports equipment. It’s no secret that retro, vintage and antique items have become en vogue once again and now the little community [...]
Issue: April 2013 by Lynchburg Business.
The arrival of spring in Central Virginia often seems to usher in a season of innovation. This can be as simple as non-gardeners becoming inspired to plant a vegetable garden in the backyard or on their workplace’s rooftop, or as complex as an entrepreneur creating a new product or business or a company launching a [...]
Issue: March 2013 by Lynchburg Business.
It’s safe to say that most of us in the high-stress workforce dream of having a little more “Om” in our lives. Rarely though do we seek an outlet, for lack of time or energy, keeping us stuck in the heart-pumping rat race. For one local man, however, it was that dream that lead to [...]
Issue: February 2013 by Lynchburg Business.
“Being good in business is the most fascinating kind of art. Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art.” ~Andy Warhol It wasn’t his love of art, but a reaction to a desperate need that first stirred Rick Hughes to action. As witness to an ever-growing homeless population [...]
Issue: January 2013 by Lynchburg Business.
When starting her new business in late 2012, Debbie Naff took the opportunity and challenges that accompanied it with a grain of salt. After all, she didn’t have much choice—her new spa and salon in Forest is literally comprised of salt. As a one-of-a-kind place for clients to find relaxation and natural healing benefits, Naff’s [...]
Issue: December 2012 by Lynchburg Business.
As we go out with the old and in with the new, the proverbial turn-of-the-year phrase rings true when it comes to business in Central Virginia as well. From fledging companies finding their way to ones that began small long ago, 2013 is a time to herald and honor both the established and the upstart. [...]
Issue: November 2012 by Lynchburg Business.
In the spirit of giving thanks this season, we at Lynchburg Business have a better than normal reason to serve up a warm helping of gratitude. Three years ago, in November 2009, we launched the very first issue of this magazine and have enjoyed creating each monthly issue—and watching its following grow—ever since. In our [...]
Issue: October 2012 by Lynchburg Business.
Sometimes, keeping it all in the family isn’t such a bad thing. When it comes to business, this philosophy may even create a legacy. Despite the seemingly endless expansion of big box retailers and mega-corporations, family businesses are still the lifeblood of America; a force to be reckoned with when it comes to the economy [...]
Issue: September 2012 by Lynchburg Business.
Opportunity and autumn seem to go hand-in-hand. Just as the leaves burst bright with color and the mercury begins to plunge, many a business finds itself perfectly positioned to offer new products, inventive strategies and discover prospects anew. Take Conner Produce and Rainfrost Nursery, as an example. With fresh, new produce to deliver and bright, [...]
Issue: August 2012 by Lynchburg Business.
The process of building a business is difficult to explain to someone who has never done it. From the last swing of the hammer to the first dollar made and all the late nights, early mornings and million meetings in between, the business of building a business is just as much about smarts as it [...]