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Cirque du Soleil Quidam in Roanoke - 03/30/12 06:05 AM
Yes, Cirque du Soleil is back in Roanoke! This year is Quidam is being performed for a limited time and it is a show to see! Each night 50 performers along with 50 support staff will be entertaining the crowds at the Roanoke Civic Center. Like most Cique du Soleil shows, this show features live music with acrobats, clowns, singers, and performers from all over the world.
It is a show not to be missed!
Tips To Help With Getting Price Reductions. - 03/29/12 02:46 AM
We all struggle with pricing homes correctly right now. The market is clearly improving but often there are not any recent sold comps to compare. So its very hard! But I like the triggers for the price reductions. Via Bryant Tutas-Tutas Towne Realty, Inc: Hi folks. Here’s some info that may help you with getting price reductions for your listings. I first posted this back in October 2006. **************************************Price reductions. I love ’em and I hate ’em. I seem to have mixed emotions about them. If “The Lovely Wife” is reading this, she will be shocked that I even wrote the word, (3 comments)
Bedford Main Street Gets New Director - 03/24/12 03:11 AM
Bedford Main Street is pleased to announce Sue Montgomery as their new Executive Director. Mrs. Montgomery is the former economic development director for Bedford County where she had worked since 1993 before retiring. Under her guidance Bedford County prospered and added several new industrial parks. She brought new education opportunities such as Central Virginia Community College Bedford Campus and an education program for Bedford County High School students. Bedford's Main Street is lucky to have her. Bedford Main Street is one of the oldest Virginia Main Street Communities. Virginia Main Street is state wide organization designed to bring together (0 comments)
Pets in Lynchburg and Bedford VA - 03/22/12 11:36 AM
Considering a pet in Lynchburg or Bedford VA? Try the Lynchburg Humane Society, Bedford Humane Society, or the Bedford Animal Shelter! All of them have great animals who need a home. With the weather warming up, can you think of a better time to add a new friend. Someone you can take for walks, and out in the park. Did you know Lynchburg is getting a dog park? A group is raising money right now to build a dog park for the animals in the area. This will be a great place for you to take your adopted friends!
Roanoke St Patrick's Day Parade! - 03/17/12 03:50 AM
Its time again for the Roanoke St.Patrick's Day Parade! Last year was packed but Record crowds are expected today due to the warm temperatures! Business up and down Jefferson Ave are getting green to earn some green! During the slow time of the year, this is a welcome draw to area business. The City of Roanoke is closing more streets to allow for the large crowds and restaurants are getting ready. Many of them have ordered extra food and increased their wait staff for the day. The parade starts at 11 a,m, but bag pipers and other entertainers will be (0 comments)
Buyer-Broker agreements--- Its the law in Virginia - 03/16/12 06:24 AM
Karen Fiddler recently wrote a good post discussing the reasons she feels Buyer Broker agreements are bad. Many people are sharing their reasons why they do or do not support these agreements, but in Virginia it is a mute point. Effective June 1, a new Virginia state law requires a buyer broker agreement or a notice of non-client representation! When discussed, council for the VA Association of Realtor stated, there has been way too many issues recently. We all know the last couple of years the market has been tough. People who are unhappy with their situation have been trying (6 comments)
Teaching Lynchburg and Bedford Teens Financial Literacy - 03/14/12 01:07 AM
Learning personal finance is very important. Young adults often make the wrong choices and end up in financial crisis. A few local business and schools have teamed up to help area High School how to handle money. A Washington based company called Everfi has a 10 unit course that takes six hours to complete called My Money My Future. The course meets Virginia Standards of Learning for economics and personal finance. First National Bank, American National Band and Trust and Genworth Financial have team up to provide the program in 11 area high schools. Erica Ford, a U.S. and Virginia government (0 comments)
Eliminating Inefficiencies in Bedford - 03/10/12 03:30 AM
Last year was a good year for us in Bedford VA, but I have often thought how busy we were and how hard it was at times. Even though we had a good year selling real estate in Bedford VA, we didn’t meet our sales goads. So I wondered how difficult would our business be if we sold twice as much.
Last month, Wendy and I attended Keller Williams Family Reunion 2012 in Orlando. There was so much great information but one of my big a-ha moments came when Gary Keller said “If you can sell three million, you can (1 comments)
Bedfords Blossom to Bottle 5K Run - 03/09/12 03:34 AM
Bedford 1st Annual Blossom to Bottle 5K Run is April 14th, 9am. Imagine a 5k run/walk through two wineries and the pastoral lands that surround them and its all for a good cause. The Run benefits the YMCA Oncology Wellness Department. This is a great way to raise some money and have fun. People of all levels are training for this run already. Taken from their website "THE RACE WILL HAVE SOME HILLS AND VALLEYS AS THE RUNNERS (WALKERS) TRAVERSE THE VALLEY FILLED WITH BLOSSOMS AT THE FOOT OF THE BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS. THERE WILL BE SOME BRIDGES AND STREAMS TO (2 comments)
Bedford is the place for small business - 03/08/12 03:07 AM
Bedford isn't just a small town between Lynchburg and Roanoke, its an area where small business are opening and thriving. Bedford is a place with few chains. The big box retailers have stayed away and small business are opening to serve the needs of the local residents. So far this year, 4 new business have opened in Centertown Bedford and in Bedford County 37 new business have opened their doors. Compare this to the City of Lynchburg where 34 new business have opened.In a "bad economy" this is no small achievement.
Bedford County Economic Development Director Traci Blido often mentions (1 comments)
5,000 Points Could Be Yours! - 03/07/12 04:28 PM
Have you noticed a difference in your market are people starting to come out of the woodwork? I can tell you the last two years have been pretty good, but so far this year our phones are ringing more, investors are trying to grab up more... There is an energy building... But if you listen to the news.. Who better to be the voice of your market than you! Your out there everyday working your area.. Share your skills! Via Kerrie Greenhalgh (ActiveRain, Community Builder): I have Google alerts set up for everything ActiveRain and actually come across quite a few of your (0 comments)
Lynchburg VA Mayor Joan Foster announced a new, year long initiative called Live Healthy Lynchburg The city created a website to help support this initiative, the site has lots of great information such as what to eat, where to go, and things to do outside. Did you know that 30 minutes of exercise dramatically improves the health of an adult? Or that children need 60 minutes of exercise per day to help be healthy? Where to start? Take a look at the website, there is so much great information. Such as what are healthy proportions, where to buy fresh food, (16 comments)
Atlantic Bay Mortgage opens in Bedford VA - 03/03/12 03:15 AM
Atlantic Bay Mortgage held their grand opening for their new Bedford Location. Janie Arrington is the mortgage broker who works in the new location of 203 N Bridge St Bedford VA 24523. She has many years of experience and is a native of Bedford. Atlantic Bay Mortgage is a locally owned Mortgage company who has several location in Virginia. They offer a wide variety of mortgage products and we are pleased to have them in our Bedford Office. Center town Bedford is in the heart of Bedford County VA. The City has about 6,000 residents, and the downtown area consists of (1 comments)
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