Business Briefs For Jan. 19, 2015

February 6, 2015 Nemes Random

The brand-new officers are president Joel Kramar, President-Elect Robert Dawson, secretary/treasurer Brandi Tyree and previous President Dan Vollmer. The 4 officers each work at various realrealty companies in the area.

All their terms are one year.

Areva expands training services

Areva Inc. has expanded its offer of ingenious training services for nuclear reactor upkeep at its Lynchburg Technical Training Center.

This investment expands its hands-on training, consisting of full-size mock-ups of steam generators, reactor vessels and a reactor fuel pool. Before, training on these highly specialized elements was tough to complete in advance of deployments, according to its news release.

“Training with these modern mock-ups … offers our customers and their employees with more innovative skills and techniques,” stated Craig Ranson, primary running officer at Areva.

Essentials of business ownership topic of seminar

The Company Development Centre will be performing a six-week seminar starting 6:30 to 9 pm Wednesday and the staying Wednesdays from 7 to 9 pm on the “Essential of Company Ownership.”

The workshop will be conducted in the Centre at 147 Mill Ridge Roadway, and will certainly cover many aspects of beginning a company such as cash circulationcapital, advertising tools, management abilities and developing a business strategy. The expense is $75 per individual, which covers the cost of products, with scholarship funds readily available for low-moderate earnings households.

Contact Carolyn Edmonson at -LRB-434-RRB- 582-6100 for more detailsto learn more.

Cruises Inc. selects local female to advisory council

Cruises Inc. just recently appointed branch getaway specialist and Lynchburg resident Vivian M. Webb to its advisory council for a three-year term.

The council provides suggestions and support to Cruises Inc. senior management on matters connecting to branch offices in the locations of operational procedures.

“It’s an excellent honor and opportunity to be a part of Cruises Inc.’s advisory council team,” Webb said.

Workshops to prepare Appomattox companies for Civil War event

The Region 2000 Small Company Development Center, which was granted among 8 Portable Help Grants from the Small Business Administration, will certainly lead several workshops for companies in Appomattox.

The workshops are designed to prepare the small companiessmall companies in the community for the county’s sesquicentennial party this April. Appomattox businesses will certainly have the ability to attend workshops for attracting tourists, including added employees, handling extra stock, costing and pricing and customercustomer support.

Agents from the Virginia Tourism Corporation, local banks, insurance coverage and other business will lead the training. The courses will certainly begin Thursday.

For more detailsFor additional information about the grants or upcoming workshops, visit or call -LRB-434-RRB- 895-3295.

Automation company eyes transfer to new facility

Simplimatic Automation will certainly move into a brand-new 60,000-square-foot center in Bedford County this spring.

It recently got Dramco off Waterlick Road. Simplimatic, which now utilizes about 74 people, makes material handling systems for several industries.

The brand-new step will certainly help the business enhance its production processes, the business’s news release stated.

Farmer training programs get funding

The Department of Agriculture revealed recently the accessibility of more than $18 million in moneying to assistto assist inform and enhance the sustainability for the next generation of farmers through the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program.

The program awards grants to companies implementing programs to train starting farmers and ranchers, consisting of workshops, instructional groups, training and technical help throughout the US

Applications for grant money are due March 13. A webinar will be held 2 to 4 pm Feb. 11 for interested applicants.

Extra info about the program is offered at

BusinessMagnate event set for Feb. 5

The Lynchburg Office of Economic Development and Economic Development Authority is holding “Taking Care of Company,” a yearly upgrade for business leaders in the city, at 5:30 pm, Feb. 5 at the Academy of FineArts.

Included speakers include EDA Chairman Michael Lucado, Lynchburg City Manager Kimball Payne and Lynchburg City Schools Superintendent Scott Brabrand. Speakers will discuss the city’s efforts to draw in and keep businesses in Lynchburg and the Office of Economic Development will launch its 2014 annual report, presenting new info on financial development initiatives and rewards.

Profession fair planned for this Thursday

A career fair will be held at American National University’s Lynchburg School, at 104 Candlewood Court, from 10 am to 1 pm Thursday.

Employers from a range of industries, consisting of monetary, healthcare, consumer service and more, will certainly be taking parttaking part in the event.

“We value the collaboration we have actually cultivated with local companies to be able to host career fairs such as this,” said Campus Director Costs Baker. “We believeOur company believe it’s crucial is essential to our regional economy to supply our students and graduates, along with neighborhood members alike, the opportunity to look for sensible profession chances in our area.”

Individuals are motivated to bring copies of their r sum, to dress professionally and to be gotten ready for on-the-spot interviews. For more informationFor additional information, contact Stephanie Anastasio at -LRB-434-RRB- 239-3500 or

Chamber of Commerce announces =board member

The Lynchburg Regional Chamber of Commerce announced additions to its chamber board:

  • Anthony B. Andrews, Twenty23
  • Bradley W. Bateman, Randolph College
  • Lauren B. Dianich, Atelier 11 Architecture, LTD
  • Michael Hicks, The Babcock amp; Wilcox Company
  • Ryan A. McEntire CPA., Brown, Edwards amp; Business, LLP.
  • Robert O’Leary, StarTek Inc., Lynchburg
  • Tray Petty, Moore amp; Giles, Inc.
  • . Luke Towles, Wells Fargo

2015 Board Officers:

  • James R. Richards, Petty, Livingston, Dawson amp; Richards, COMPUTER – Chair
  • Stefanie Prokity, Effective Innovations, Inc. – Chair Elect
  • John Capps, Central Virginia Neighborhood College – Secretary
  • Aubrey “Todd” H. Hall III, First National Bank– Treasurer
  • Tulane Patterson, Generation Solutions – Past Chair

Returning Board Members:

  • Lee Beaumont, Liberty University
  • Scott S. Brabrand, Lynchburg City Schools
  • Alton Brown, The News amp; Advance
  • Expense Bryant, Counts Real estate amp; Auction Co.
  • Inc. Ed Craighill, Boxley
  • Steve Cronemeyer, Verizon
  • Keith Harkins, Virginia Technical Institute
  • Rick A. Huff CPA/PFS, HSC Wealth Advisors
  • Darryl Huften, Apple Ford
  • Larry E. Jackson, Appalachian Power
  • Steve Jones, Delta Star, Inc.
  • . Mike Lee, Genworth Financial
  • Patrick S. McNamara, MaxPlayFit, LLC
  • Lewis H. Mundin IV, Bankers Insurance, LLC
  • L. Kimball Payne III, City of Lynchburg
  • Patrick C. Proffitt PE, Hurt amp; Proffitt, Inc.
  • . JR “Reggie” Pugh, AREVA Inc.
  • . John M. Stone, CFA, Stifel Nicolaus
  • EW Tibbs Jr., CENTRA


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