Lynchburg J.C. Penney receives top award for performance

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LYNCHBURG, Va. (WDBJ7) J.C. Penney is recognizing its Lynchburg store as one of the best performing stores in the country.

The store at River Ridge Mall received the Founder's Award at a special ceremony in Texas.

Out of more than 1,000 J.C. Penney stores across the country, General Manager Douglas Gabel was one of just over 85 store leaders honored for significantly contributing to the company’s success during 2016.

The Founder’s Award is presented to general and district managers for leading teams that excel in the areas of financial performance, customer and client service, and business expertise.