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DEVELOPMENT AND ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT General Position Overview: Downtown Lynchburg Association is looking for a part-time Development and Administrative Assistant to manage the day-to-day fundraising and administrative functions of the organization. We are looking for someone who LOVES downtown, enjoys a fast-paced work environment, and can hit the ground running. This is a part-time 20-25 hours per week position. Required Skills…

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What is a Master Plan?

There’s been a lot of talk recently about the new Downtown Lynchburg Master Plan…but what exactly is it and why is it so important? We put together a little Q&A to help you understand the purpose of a master plan and what it will help specifically accomplish in Downtown Lynchburg! What is a master plan? A master plan is a document…

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Downtown Lynchburg Instagram Team

We are looking for five enthusiastic Instagrammers for the new Downtown Lynchburg Instagram Team to showcase their knack for photo taking and love for our city. This team will be responsible for showing off Downtown Lynchburg through beautiful photos and smart captions to encourage Instagram users to come downtown and see all it has to offer. Who Is This For?…

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Planning Your Downtown Wedding

Wedding season is in full swing, and engagement announcements have been blowing up our Facebook news feeds. After you put a ring on it, the next step is planning the dream wedding that is unique to you. Downtown Lynchburg offers a number of places and spaces that can help you have an exciting, urban wedding right here in your very own…

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9 Places To Celebrate National Ice Cream Month in Downtown Lynchburg

It is almost July and summer is in full swing in Downtown Lynchburg — which means outdoor activities, plenty of sunshine, and of course lots of ice cream to help beat the heat! Since July is National Ice Cream Month, we thought we’d put together a list of the best places to grab a sweet treat downtown. Because there is no…

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15 New Happenings in Downtown Lynchburg

Here’s the latest on new developments and openings in Downtown Lynchburg! It doesn’t take long to see that Downtown Lynchburg has been a hub of activity lately. Revitalization and rehabilitation is happening all throughout the district from lofts and restaurants on Jefferson, to road expansions and reopenings along Church and Main.  We did some digging to bring you the latest…

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News Alert: Downtown Lynchburg Association Receives $25k in Grant Funding

Lynchburg, VA — Governor Terry McAuliffe granted $25,000 in Virginia Main Street funding to the Downtown Lynchburg Association (DLA) Thursday toward an improved wayfinding system and new marketing efforts for downtown Lynchburg. DLA’s ultimate goal with this project is to increase visitation to downtown Lynchburg and to improve the visitor experience.  “We are pleased to receive support from the Virginia…

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Movies in the Park is coming to Downtown!

 Downtown Lynchburg Association is excited to announce that we are partnering with Parks and Recreation to bring you 3 nights of FREE movies under the stars in Riverfront Park this summer. Grab a blanket, gather your friends and family, and head downtown to join the fun. Concessions will be available for purchase at the Riverfront Movies in the Park.  “Back…

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Why Lynchburg is So Awesome—In Our Humble Opinion

By now you may have heard: Lynchburg ranked in the nation’s Top 10 cities with the highest sense of well-being. Basically, these are the cities where people are the happiest and healthiest. Out of 189 communities, the Gallup-Healthways 2016 Community Well-Being Rankings ranked us number eight. Plus, we were one of only two Virginia cities to make it into the…

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Lynch’s Landing to Organize First Fridays Moving Forward

First Fridays Lynchburg, a popular monthly event for art-lovers in the downtown area, is changing hands. Beginning on April 7, 2017, First Fridays will be organized once again by Lynch’s Landing. Over the last two years, First Fridays has been managed by the James River Council for the Arts and Humanities, who grew the event through social media, a new…

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