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Posted: Monday, July 15, 2013 2:15 am | Updated: 5:39 am, Mon Jul 15, 2013.

Lynchburg Bar names officers and directors

The Lynchburg Bar Association recently elected officers & directors for its 2013-2014 program year.

Newly elected officers are Stephen R. Eubank, Shrader Law Office, president; Andrew P. Pearson, Petty, Livingston, Dawson & Richards, vice president/president elect; B.Leigh Drewry, Cunningham & Drewry, secretary/treasurer.

Newly elected directors are Janice R. Hansen, Cox Law Group; E. Gordon Peters Jr.; Scott E. Thompson, Liberty University School of Law; Hope R. Townes, Lynchburg city attorney’s office.

Returning directors are Andrew W. Childress, Pafford, Lawrence & Childress; Grady W. Donaldson, Schenkel & Donaldson; Michael R. Doucette, City of Lynchburg commonwealth’s attorney; Royston Jester IV, Jester & Jester; F.E. Isenhour III, Caskie & Frost; Jordan B. Davies, Harris & Allen; Michael R. Sloan, Overstreet Sloan, and Jeremy P. White, Virginia Legal Aid Society.

Health care reform is topic in Bedford

The Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce, in collaboration with Croft Senior Services, will host a Lunch & Learn Seminar titled “Health Care Reform 2014: How Will It Affect Me and Why?” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 25 at the Bedford Campus of Central Virginia Community College, 1633 Venture Blvd., Bedford.

The guest speaker will be Lindsey Waters, president of FNBC. The seminar will cover requirements and penalties regarding health care coverage for both the individual/family consumer and the employer, the rise in cost and who will be affected, and what benefits are likely to be offered.

The event is free for Bedford Area Chamber members and $10 for non-members. Advance registration is required by calling 540-586-9401 ext. 102 by July 22.

Business ownership seminar next month

The Business Development Centre will begin a six-week seminar Wednesday, Aug. 7 on the basics of business ownership.

The first session will run from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. All other sessions will be from 7 p.m. to 9 .m. at the Centre, 147 Mill Ridge Road. Topics will include many aspects of starting a business, such as cash flow, marketing tools, management skills and developing a business plan.

The cost is $75 per person and covers materials. Scholarship funds are available for low- and moderate-income families. Contact the Business Development Centre at (434) 582-6100 for more information.

Food sanitation training scheduled

Virginia Cooperative Extension and the Virginia Department of Health are co-sponsoring a 16-hour ServSafe Food Sanitation course for food service managers in September.

The class is set from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 5 and 6 at the United Way of Central Virginia, 1010 Miller Park Square in Lynchburg.

Participants will also take a one-hour exam at 1 p.m. on Sept. 10.

The course includes instruction on harmful bacteria, contamination and food-borne illness, purchasing and receiving safe foods, food storage, protecting food in preparation and service, employee hygiene, principles of a HACCP system and other topics.

Cost of the course is $150 and includes instruction, textbook and the exam. For groups with 10 or more, the price is $120 per person. Registration deadline is Sept. 4.

To obtain a registration packet for this course, log onto our website at or contact the Bedford Extension Office at (540) 586-7675.

Amherst chamber sets gathering at BRMC

The Amherst County Chamber of Commerce and the Nelson County Chamber of Commerce will join the Blue Ridge Medical Center staff in a Business After Hours and celebration of BRMC’s 28th birthday and transition to a “Patient Centered Medical Home” from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at BRMC, 4038 Thomas Nelson Hwy.

Refreshments, tours, networking, and door prizes. To RSVP, contact Liz Burnett at 434-263-4000 or

Business roundup

  • Dr. Jitendra Annapareddy, child and adolescent psychiatrist, has joined Centra Mental Health Services in Lynchburg. He will see patients at Centra Medical Group Piedmont Psychiatric Center and at Bridges Treatment Center’s Partial Hospitalization Program.
  • Scott Insurance has appointed Sallie Anthony to the creative support team in its Lynchburg office.

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