Within the body of Permanent Members, there are individuals either volunteering or elected to be “GEMS” – “Giving Excellent Member Service.” These individuals are volunteers from the business community who believe in the mission of CVABC. They are local business owners, managers or employees offering their time and resources to our mission.
The CVABC Board of Directors is made up of local business leaders either active or retired from the CVABC community. These are a group of respected community members who have a vested interest in our local community and who give of their time and talent through association with various groups and associations, particularly on a non-profit level.
We have sponsored events by local charities, particularly those that bring people into the local service area. We want people to see what the Greater Lynchburg area has to offer in the way of restaurants, hotels, shopping, and recreation.
We belong to all five area Chambers of Commerce, the Young Professionals of Central Virginia, Friends of the City Market, and Lynch’s Landing. Our staff and GEMS Team attend various activities and events in the community. Our Foundation provides scholarship money to local students at E.C. Glass and Heritage High Schools, and we have supported the Lynchburg City Schools’ Education Foundation for over 10 years by providing grant money to help enhance and enrich opportunities for students.