Archive for 'Inside The Magazine'

Bold Branch Beef: “We raise beef the way it was meant to be raised”

Issue: November 2014 by .

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There are a few unusual things about Breck Light and his chosen profession. For starters, his age. According to the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, the average age of a Virginia farmer was 59 ½ years old in 2012. Light, owner and founder of Evington-based Bold Branch Beef is 24. After graduating with […]

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What’s Smarter—Paying Off Debts or Investing?

Issue: November 2014 by .

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It probably doesn’t happen as much as you’d like, but from time to time, you have some extra disposable income. When this happens, how should you use the funds? Assuming you have adequate emergency savings—typically, three to six months’ worth of living expenses—should you pay off debts, or fund your IRA or another investment account? […]

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Thriveworks: “You Can Thrive. We Can Help.”

Issue: November 2014 by .

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For many who contact a professional counselor to make important life-changing decisions, the experience can be less than personal, overwrought with fear, anxiety and uncomfortable surroundings. One group of professional counselors is trying to turn the tide on that experience locally through Thriveworks, a practice in Forest, dedicated to creating a better experience with a […]

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Lancaster Galleries: Where quality speaks for itself

Issue: November 2014 by .

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By James Ebrahim. Sprawled across five buildings and more than 33,000 square feet are sofas, recliners, mattresses, lamps and almost every other type of furniture imaginable. Lancaster Galleries on Memorial Avenue has been providing quality furniture to Lynchburg and the surrounding area for more than 50 years. First opening in April 1961, the store is […]

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1311 Capital: Investing for Others to Impact the Needy Worldwide

Issue: November 2014 by .

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Chris Devlin has a knack for investing. “I don’t know if I am good at it because I love it or if I love it because I am good at it,” he said. “The whole idea of compounding, it made me realize that if [you stick] with it and do it through time and make […]

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Nydree Flooring: Local Flooring Company Reaching Stadium-Size Clientele

Issue: November 2014 by .

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by Jennifer Redmond. The English art critic, John Ruskin, once said, “We require from buildings two kinds of goodness: first, the doing [of] their practical duty well; then that they be graceful and pleasing in doing it.” Thus a good building requires both function and beauty. And Nydree Flooring, based in Forest, Virginia, capitalizes on […]

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Snookie Snookerwitz Creates a Niche in the Gourmet Food Marketplace

Issue: August 2014 by .

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As fall approaches, the temperatures will soon begin to cool down. Cooler weather often brings with it coffee mugs, cozy blankets and a good book that become like familiar companions. Though chain coffee shops abound, it is still the local, small business that brings charm and appeal to the heart of a community. With a […]

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How to Lose the Property You Really Want to Keep When You File a Bankruptcy

Issue: August 2014 by .

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Of course, the question that forms the title of this article is asked tongue in cheek. For my clients, losing the property they want to keep is never the goal! So, the real question is, how do you maximize your chances of keeping your property in a Bankruptcy? The answer is simple: you follow the […]

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Urban Mountain Adventures: Positive Growth and Learning for Lynchburg Youth

Issue: August 2014 by .

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By Ashlyn Davidson Positive influence, adventure and growth are fundamentals in the life of youth. When a child has the opportunity to discover and explore, the outcome can benefit the child’s future success. This is the aim of Urban Mountain Adventures (UMA), a nonprofit organization that serves urban and at-risk youth in the Lynchburg and […]

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Work to Become a Better Investor

Issue: August 2014 by .

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By Jeff Boyer, Edward Jones Financial Advisor On September 1, we observe Labor Day—a celebration of the American worker. Of course, you work hard at your own job, but, when you think of it, every worthwhile endeavor in life requires significant effort—and that’s certainly the case with investing. The harder you work at it, the […]

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