2022 Community Impact Appreciation

How has your business recently impacted the community?

Foster Fuels

​​How has your business recently impacted the community?
One of the initiatives that we participated in recently was with FuelFit. Foster partnered with KidFit to co-host an event called FuelFit. KidFit is a local organization that provides mentorship and opportunities to kids of all backgrounds through skilled athletic training and coaching. Together, we hosted FuelFit providing fitness activities for youth in Campbell County. Creating healthy habits starts early, so our team was proud to work with this great organization to promote active, healthy lifestyles for youth in our community.

Why does your business prioritize giving back?
As a family-owned and operated company, we focus not only on providing excellent service to each of our customers, but also on family and community impact. Through the FosterGives campaign, employees and their families have the unique opportunity to participate in, donate to and give back to the community around us.

Community service and involvement are close to the Foster family’s heart. One of Watt R. Foster, Jr.’s favorite quotes is from Winston Churchill, “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” Foster Fuels has been in this community for over a century, and their goal is to give back and grow the community that has given them so much.

Information provided by Olivia Beavon, Propane Marketer

Legacy Wealth Management

How has your business recently impacted the community?
We recently hosted a fundraising event for a local girl fighting an awful illness. $3,000 was raised to assist the family in fighting back against this disease. Each year we host a free Christmas lights drive thru and hand out hot chocolate and donuts to everyone. We simply ask that they bring a canned good or non-perishable item for the local food bank. Last Christmas, more than 1600 vehicles came through for community night.

Why does your business prioritize giving back?
Life is hard and life is short. We believe that helping organizations that are trying to find solutions to community issues brings meaning to what we do. There are so many organizations that are trying to help their fellow man, that we have found that when we partner with existing organizations who are focused on a problem, we can multiply the community impact.

Information provided by Joshua Stamm, President of Legacy Wealth Management

Lynchburg Dental Center

How has your business recently impacted the community?
Each year we participate in selected charitable events.
New to us this past year was participating in the “Give Kids a Smile” event. We regularly donate to the Oral Cancer Foundation and provide funding, toothbrushes, toothpaste, and floss to our local veterans, schools, and those less fortunate in our community. Our doctors regularly volunteer at the free clinic to provide services such as root canals, fillings, and emergency services.

Why does your business prioritize giving back?
Our team at Lynchburg Dental Center loves what we do. We take care of people and have done so for close to 50 years. As needs in our community arise, we determine if our strengths and resources can help. Ensuring confident, healthy smiles is more than our motto, it is the way we run our practice. Smiles come from our work, but they are also a result of our service and giving back.

Information provided by Kristie Coffer, Office Manager

Successful Innovations

How has your business recently impacted the community?
We take pride in supporting our community. We have been a supporter of the Lynchburg Education Foundation for over a decade. We sponsor classroom grants for teachers so that they can have funding to implement innovative programs for students and resources to support learning. We recently supported the Kiwanis Club of Lynchburg to help with funding towards the first fully accessible children’s playground in Virginia. In addition to this, we have sponsored Lynchburg City Schools’ Boys Basketball Program at Heritage High School to support with funding for resources for the team. In an effort to promote the professional learning and growth of educators within the community, we have provided scholarships to local educators to attend our annual National Family Engagement Summit.

Why does your business prioritize giving back?
Our company prioritizes giving back because we truly believe and live our company’s mission of making a difference in the lives of others. True success in life is not measured by the accumulation of riches, but rather the significance of the impact that we make in our communities…one individual at a time. We want to pay the blessings forward that we have been grateful to receive. We rise by lifting others.

Information provided by Darla Edwards, President and CEO

Central Technology Solutions

How has your business recently impacted the community?
Team CTS has recently impacted the community by becoming a mentor to local high school cyber security clubs, creating a hub of free educational videos for our customers and community, sponsoring non-profits, local sports, the VA 10 Miler, and more. We also launched a podcast that spotlights community leaders to normalize the conversation around technology and business.

Why does your business prioritize giving back?
We prioritize giving back to the community by breaking the scaremongering stigma that the IT industry has created for years. This approach discourages curious behaviors and history shows how curiosity has always led to great achievements throughout humankind. We hope our efforts encourage tech users of all levels to remain curious and learn about the world of IT/technology.

Information provided by Sherri Arthur, Marketing Director

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