Archive for 'Technology'
Issue: May 2013 by Clifford Stumme.
Some companies excel in mass production of pretty trinkets or practical tools while some craftsmen focus on personal, one-of-a-kind keepsakes. Rarely, though, can a business manage to combine the benefits of both of these approaches into one beautiful, lasting product. The online business, custom-tiles.com—formerly known only as Dependable Printing & Imaging—is one of those businesses. Mitch Bernard, [...]
Issue: April 2013 by Suzanne Ramsey.
Anyone who travels has likely wondered, upon placing their toothbrush on a hotel sink top or pulling down an airplane tray table, “How clean is this surface?” That initial thought is likely followed by myriad conclusions, rational and irrational, about the invisible, biological horrors lurking thereon. On those occasions, one might also ponder, “What if [...]
Issue: March 2013 by Kate Stevens.
In a time when technology reigns supreme, it seems there’s almost nothing that can’t be done straight from a mobile device. In keeping with this trend, eVA, Virginia’s acclaimed online procurement system, has utilized a mobile economy to change the face of business dealings through its new eVA Mobile 4 Business application. The eVA system [...]
Issue: February 2013 by Alyssa Mercadante.
Bigger and better professional development opportunities are coming to the region’s wireless technologies community thanks to a recent collaboration between The Washington Laboratories (WL) Academy and the Center for Advanced Engineering and Research (CAER). The two have agreed to come together to provide technology training for companies in the Southwestern region of Virginia. Bob Bailey, [...]
Issue: January 2013 by Drew Menard.
As if in defiance of the struggling economy, Innerspec Technologies Inc., has come of age in the past few years, rising to become the undisputed global leader in its field—a field which is reliant on the success of industry. The Lynchburg-based company recently opened a new software development branch in India, and according to CEO [...]
Issue: December 2012 by Marcelo Quarantotto, Jr..
New London Technology, located on 23 Turkey Foot Road in Forest, finds itself in a unique position. After being in business for almost 25 years and in a communications culture dominated by the internet and cellular technology, NLT deals primarily with two-way, land mobile radios—tools that many might consider obsolete. Despite this shift in communication [...]
Issue: November 2012 by Kip Rudge.
As the paradigms for economic development evolve at a dizzying tempo, the toolbox used by local development offices faces inevitable metamorphosis. The Lynchburg Office of Economic Development (LOED) and the Lynchburg Economic Development Authority (LEDA), have taken several electronic tools in their belt and combined them into an economic development version of the Swiss Army [...]
Issue: October 2012 by Kip Rudge.
The television screen, a medium that gave us Kardashians, the Gong Show and the Veg-A-Matic, is generally given low marks when educational tools are inventoried. A strong argument could be made that any moving pictures flickering from a TV may actually contribute to cranial atrophy. However, the students and faculty at Lynchburg’s Desmond T. Doss [...]
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: August 2012 by Camille Smith.
Businesses in the Central Virginia area continue to diversify. As the economy beats down, business owners beat back, getting creative to help their businesses thrive. Richard Gilman, along with his business partner, Tim Hahn, has supplied an ingenious way for professionals to supplement their business efforts. They want to give them wings. Gilman and Hahn, [...]