Churches for Urban Ministry

West Presbyterian Floyd St1 Since 1979, Churches for Urban Ministry has been sharing God’s love through a coalition of churches and individuals. Our mission is to strengthen the quality of life (physical, spiritual, social and educational) of children, youth and families living in the inner city of Lynchburg, Virginia.


Camp Timothy
Grow and Give Community Garden
The Timothy Academy
Training Young Men Successfully (TYMS)
Special Events

Visit our website at for information on our programs.

Nina’s Bridal & Formal Wear

Nina's BridalNina’s Bridal & Formal provides gowns that transform women into beautiful, blushing brides, prom queens, princesses . . . whatever look they hope to achieve on their special days. We specialize in the latest and most up-to-date fashions and styles for weddings, proms and after five events for those living in Lynchburg, Charlottesville, Bedford, Smith Mountain Lake and Roanoke, Virginia. Nina’s Bridal & Formal also provides tuxedos for men.

Your Wedding day is one of the most important days of your life. That is why it is important to have a Bridal shop that will give you and your bridal party the special attention and service you deserve. We strive to give each bride our undivided attention when you are selecting the gown of your dreams. We are flexible with our time so that we can serve you at your convenience.  Setting up an appointment is the best way to guarantee the full affect of your wedding gown shopping day.

We are a full service bridal shop located at 22634 Timberlake Road, Suite A, Lynchburg. We offer several lines of wedding dresses, bride maid’s and flower girl dresses, Tuxedos, shoe’s, Jewelry, and foundation garments.  We have everything to make your wedding day complete.


Heartland Payment Systems

HeartlandSecure payment processing is a Heartland cornerstone. With our industry-leading technology, you can rest assured that you and your customers are in safe hands. From school districts to gas stations to restaurants and retail, we have a security solution that suits your needs.

Heartland has a wide range of products and services—from mobile payment devices to business loans and payroll solutions. With this comes our stellar customer support, comprehensive tools and a reputation built on integrity that you can rely on.  We serve businesses of all sizes, vested in helping you achieve your goals. Honesty, fairness and transparency are our core values—and how you can expect to be treated as our partner. We focus on customer relationships and take pride in serving as your advocate.

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Jason Sharpe is our local Relationship Manager, and can be reached at (252) 314-4604.

Swift Development

David FredriksenSwift takes companies and creates brands. Through proven web design, social media marketing strategies and professional branding, Swift produces results.

The Swift team consists of mostly family members and is extremely dedicated to its projects.  We have an affiliate database admin on our team to ensure our code is tight and we are constantly developing new ways to build projects for our clients.  We are partnered with other local businesses for things we do not offer, such as printing, mailing, video, and more!

Owner David Fredriksen has an extensive background in IT problem solving and has been in the industry in Lynchburg for 5 years.  He attended the Cisco Systems Computer Networking Academy and holds multiple IT certifications including those in healthcare privacy and security.

Michael Chagnon, Developer, is an accomplished musician and song-writer.  He is the musical director and does marketing for Wolfbane Productions, but more importantly is a smashing web developer.  Michael attended Lynchburg College.  He speaks every computer language from C++ to Perl with ease!  When we need custom solutions, or difficult coding work, Michael is the man for the job!

Rachel Fredriksen handles day-to-day operations at Swift.  Rachel attended Bridgewater College.  When you call our office, chances are Rachel will greet you.  She keeps our schedule on track, and is the go-to gal for questions with billing, scheduling and payments.


Elite Athletics

FBpicInHeader180Elite Athletics is your premier gymnastics, tumbling and athletics facility with various class offerings and competitive teams for ages 18 months to adult. All individuals are given their first class FREE just for trying us out! Located in Forest VA., we have over 15,000 sq. feet of room with the latest up-to-date equipment in the industry. We uniquely offer an enclosed upper deck observation area for viewing of all athletes and an in-ground jumping foam pit. Along with all of our classes, we hold weekly birthday parties, summer camps and monthly family fun events!

Location: 52 Barbour Drive, Forest, VA
Phone: (434) 525-4813

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The UP Foundation

The UP FoundationThe UP Foundation is an Alternative Peer Group Program that offers young people the opportunity to maximize their unlimited potential by avoiding, abstaining and recovering from substance use disorders. We are a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization that believes that the therapeutic value of one person in recovery helping another is without parallel. We strive to assure that any young person seeking recovery can get the genuine caring, support and guidance that they need through the services that we offer. Our intensive recovery support services allow young people struggling with substance use to get the help that they need while continuing to live at home. Parents are educated and empowered with effective tools and strategies to provide support for their child and the family as well.

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Cao Artisan Chocolates

CAOCao Artisan Chocolates is a bean-to-bar American Craft Chocolate Factory and a European-Style Chocolate Lounge.   We love creating incredible single origin chocolate, then taking that chocolate and turning it into beautiful truffles, pastries, and delectable drinks. But to really understand who we are, it goes deeper than palate-pleasing delights.

Here at Cao, we have a passionate love of cacao and of people. Our entire business centers around these two concepts. How we treat chocolate and how we treat others is the entire reason we exist.

American Craft Chocolate is in its’ infancy. We have some great contemporaries around the country making bean-to-bar chocolate. Chocolate, for us, is a journey similar to life. We’re constantly learning, growing, and creating something special to bring to the world. Journey with us through our blog, events, social media, and let us know what you think!

Visit our Cao Artisan Chocolates website, and then stop in to experience the delectable pleasures that you will surely appreciate. It is a place for wonder, exploration, and exceptional indulgent delights!

Ready, Willing & Able Corp. / Sylvan Learning Center

SylvanOur personal approach helps students succeed in math, reading, writing, Algebra, SAT/ACT and even exams like Praxis I.  Contact us to learn why Sylvan is the preferred tutor from Bedford to Farmville, from Madison Heights to Altavista and from Forest to Boonsboro.

Our tutors and staff in Lynchburg consist of passionate educators who love inspiring children to succeed. Warm, caring and great at relating to kids, our tutors in Lynchburg know how to engage and motivate each child in a personal way—building confidence and smiles, as well as skills and better scores. We selectively choose tutors who know local curriculum and can link Sylvan lessons to what’s being taught in school.

Visit our Sylvan Learning Websiteto learn more about our programs and service.

The Odd Chance LLC

StephanieTASomers-266x300Stephanie T. A. Somers coaches individuals groups toward plugging their daily actions into the Big Mission of the organization or career. A U.S. Army Military Intelligence veteran, and Career Management Coach, Stephanie brings years of experience in leadership and coaching to your organization, all with a dash of good humor.  Learn more about her at

With over fifteen years of experience leading, coaching and speaking to groups from three to three thousand, including film and theatre performances, Stephanie has been reverse-engineering success for teams and leaders since 1997.

Stephanie is passionate about facilitating a-ha moments, and has delivered hard-hitting, engaging and entertaining talks to Armed Forces groups, Churches and Ministry Groups, Students, Art Communities, Non-profits, and Businesses. Incorporating her bold coaching style in her presentations, Stephanie believes, “The key to success lies in asking the most powerful questions in the world.”

Stephanie’s audiences gain:

  • Strong Morale
  • Clearer Focus
  • A Roadmap for Future Success

Leading to:

  • Better career mobility
  • Higher quality production
  • Greater satisfaction in career or business

Stephanie provides powerful questions and tools to help you build the career and the business you want, by teaching you how to design today-actions that lead to tomorrow-wins. Through, speeches, workshops, and intense one-on-one coaching sessions, Stephanie is dedicated to showing you how to build your future step by step and capture it in a visual format that can help you reach success. Stephanie also offers limited Career Coaching, and offers limited consulting to businesses and groups.

Stephanie,  alongside her husband, a fellow Military Intelligence Veteran and consultant, manages the real-world home education of five children in her mega-blended, multi-ethnic family every day.

Fleur-de-lis Florist & Gallery

Fleur-de-lisFleur-de-lis is a full service florist and arts and crafts gallery, specializing in weddings, funerals and other life events.  Fresh and high quality floral designs.  We are located at 2912 Old Forest Rd, Lynchburg, Virginia 24501.

Owner, Carl Bruce, has a complete perspective on the floral industry. She and her family grow peonies for the fresh cut market, she has worked for a wholesale florist, a nursery, and in her own floral business. She has a special passion for wedding and funeral designs. She believes that each arrangement is either an expression of love from the sender or a tribute to the recipient. Weddings on a budget are a challenge. Carla can deliver beautiful flowers at a reasonable rate.

In addition, the shop has 6 vendors who also sell wares they are passionate about. These include vintage and new items, original and print art, gently used and new items, furniture and home decor, catering and cakes, unique and unusual treasures from around the globe.  Stop in to see Victoria, our pink piano!


You’ll have to visit to understand how truly special and unique Fleur-de-lis really is!
Fresh Flowers
Wedding Bouquets
Funeral Tributes
Wedding Coordinators
Wedding Directors
Unique new and vintage items.
Original art, home decor, furniture
Glassware…  and so much more.


Hours of operation:

Monday – Wednesday – Friday:  10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Tuesday – Thursday – Saturday: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

As of the date of this post (10/8/2015) our website is under construction, but we hope you will “like us” on Facebook.