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Gentry Locke Receives Recognition at United Way Celebration.

A festive crowd of more than 300 United Way of Roanoke Valley supporters gathered at the Wyndham Hotel on Feb. 14 to celebrate the accomplishments of the 2005 community campaign.  During the celebration to honor volunteers, donors and companies that help United Way, more than 100 awards were presented.  Gentry Locke was recognized at the highest levels for each of the following categories: Power of One Award

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Mike Pace Named Small Business Advocate of the Year!

The Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce named Mike Pace as its Small Business Advocate of the Year at the Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center on October 4, 2005.  Mr. Pace was one of many outstanding local business leaders nominated for this distinguished award.  Mr. Pace serves on the Executive Committees of the Roanoke Valley Business Council and The Business Leadership Fund.  As Past-Chairman of the Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce, Mike has worked hard for issues that affect the viability of small businesses, including taxes, transportation, and economic development.  Mr. Pace also served as President of the Roanoke Valley Economic Development Partnership, where […]

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Plans of Government Officials Were Sailing Along Until… A Serious Hitch in HIPAA: The Internet

Keith Ferrell is a free lance writer based in Franklin County. Reprinted from the Sept. 19, 2005 edition of the Blue Ridge Business Journal. If you have to see an ophthalmologist as a result of the eyestrain you get from reading the hundreds of pages of government prose in the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) — or for that matter a physical therapist for your strained back from picking it up — you can rest assured that its provisions are intended to protect both the continuity of your health care coverage, and the privacy of your personal medical […]

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The Virginia Bar Association’s Community Service Program Announces Its Honor Roll

In January 2004, The Virginia Bar Association launched a major initiative: the VBA Community Service Program.  This program, in development since 2001, is led by The Honorable Harry L. Carrico of Richmond, Alfred M. “Ran” Randolph Jr. of Norfolk, and a Council comprised of distinguished lawyers from across the Commonwealth and all segments of the legal community.  It is the direct product of the VBA’s strategic plan to heighten emphasis on lawyer professionalism, not only as it relates to paid professional work, but also as it manifests itself in a balanced life of healthful activity, time for family and friends, […]

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Gentry Locke Rakes & Moore recognized by Virginia Lawyers Weekly for its role in securing one of the ten largest defense verdicts in the state of Virginia in 2004

The Roanoke, Virginia law firm of Gentry Locke Rakes & Moore, has been recognized by the Virginia Lawyers Weekly publication for its role in securing one of the ten largest defense verdicts in the state of Virginia in 2004. Gentry Locke was the only Roanoke law firm to be so recognized. The case was brought by Atmos Energy Corporation, of Dallas, Texas, in which it sought damages of over $1 million representing the repair and replacement costs of a high-pressure natural gas transmission line it owns in Dublin, Virginia. After a week-long trial held in U.S. District Court, Western District of […]

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