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Greater Lynchburg SCORE, Business Development Centre, 147 Mill Ridge Rd., Suite 122, Lynchburg, VA 24502

Phone: 434-582-4560 or E-mail:

"SCORE services are provided without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, age, or disability."

SCORE is a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

Website developed and maintained by: Barbara Batchelder

Website last updated: December 15, 2015

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“The strategic plan was presented and well accepted by the Board of Directors. We will also be using a summary presentation with potential Board members. Thank you for your advice.”

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Serving the Region 2000 area

Your Local SCORE Team


The Greater Lynchburg SCORE team has more than 200 years of combined experience in multiple industries and areas of business expertise:

Alan Ahrens
Certified Mentor
Chapter Vice Chair

Experience areas: Marketing, distribution, sales administration, customer service, project management, education, and non-profit management

Education: BA, Hamilton College; MBA, UPa -Wharton School

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Barbara Batchelder
Chapter Treasurer/
Website Developer
Certified Mentor

Experience areas: Consultant, computer data processing, instructor, computer operations, adminstrator, aerospace systems

Education: BS, Lynchburg College, Managerial Economics and Computer Science

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Bob Batchelder
Certified Mentor
Chapter Secretary

Experience areas: Consultant, government contracting, construction, systems engineering, and import/export trade

Education: BS, MS, MIT, Civil Engineering

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West Francus
Certified Mentor

Experience: Consultant, corporate turnarounds, manufacturing operations, and sales management

Education: BA, Ohio State University

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Sandy Hellman
Certified Mentor
Chapter Chair

Experience: Manufacturing and production management, industrial engineering, construction, international business, and export/import trade

Education: BS, MS, MIT, Nuclear Engineering; MBA, Lynchburg College

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Roger Lohn
Certified Mentor

Experience: Consultant to multiple industries, engineering, manufacturing, and quality control of electronic devices and systems

Education: BSEE, Arizona State University




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