Greenbrier Valley Real Estate Blog
Tuesday, August 25 2009
Friday, September 4th, 2009
Historic Downtown Lewisburg continues its tradition of First Fridays after Five. First Fridays after Five takes place from 5pm to 9pm on Friday, September 4th. This event is free to the public. Everyone is welcome! Don’t miss the fun!
City National Bank kicks off the football season with their 3rd Annual City National Bank Tailgate Party. Join the fun in the bank parking lot at 109 S. Jefferson Street (intersection of Washington Street & Jefferson Street). Enjoy a special live music performance by Brown Chicken Brown Cow, delicious barbeque and beer garden. Get there early for great WVU door prizes. Fun begins at 6pm. 645-2500.
High Country Boutique invites you to meet Peruvian designer, ITALA and discover her line of alpaca coats and jackets. Reception begins at 4pm at 122 W. Washington Street, 645-5222.
Old Hardware Gallery hosts the local band the Rust Kings (Allan Sizemore and Jeanne Hoffman), a talented duo of Appalachian stomp grass musicians! While enjoying the music and refreshments, celebrate the grand opening of the gallery’s custom framing shop, featuring the skills of Todd Hardy and Chris Holland. 118 W. Washington Street, 645-2236.
Cooper Gallery celebrates Rupert, West Virginia native Max Hayslette’s 80th birth year! Max is a prolific artist who paints 6 days a week and is know internationally. A collection of current original abstracts and traditional Greenbrier County paintings will be available. Chat with Max and enjoy Celtic harp music by Leah Trent. 122 East Washington Street, 645-6439.
Studio 40 celebrates its first anniversary in downtown Lewisburg with live music, refreshments and a new gallery show of handmade paper wall pieces by Santa Fe artist, Kara Young. Come celebrate! 130 W. Washington Street, 647-4444.
The Irish Pub welcomes the tunes of local Jimmy Costa from 5pm to 8pm. 109 East Washington Street, 645-7386.
Carnegie Hall is pleased to present the 20th Annual Season of Colors Juried Art Exhibition. This year’s theme is “Dreams”. Entries reflect fresh and liberating interpretations of the artists’ vision of dreams. Also opening that evening, are exhibits “West Virginia Images”, photographs by Brittain McJunkin and “Mary, Mary, Mary and More”, collective works of the Morgan women. 105 Church Street, 645-7917.
Enjoy a blend of folk, ballads and old country favorites by “Pushing’ String” at The General Lewis Inn. Ron Kirk performs on guitar and vocals and Jay Frye on bass. 301 E. Washington St., 628-4454.
First Fridays after 5 takes place all year long in downtown Lewisburg with shops, galleries and restaurants in downtown Lewisburg open until 9pm serving complimentary refreshments and entertainment. First Fridays After Five: You’ll find the lights on and the town alive!
Downtown Lewisburg is just 2 miles south of I-64 via exit 169. The town center is located at Washington Street (I-60) and Jefferson Street (Rt. 219). For more information go to www.downtownlewisburg.com or call Aaron or Monica Maxwell at 304-645-4333.
Friday, August 14 2009
The Battle of Dry Creek, a dramatic Civil War reenactment, will be held at Greenbrier State Forest - I-64, Exit 175 (click here for a map).
Bring the Family, NO ADMISSION FEE!
For More information, please visit BattleOfDryCreek.com or call 304-645-6868.
We look forward to seeing you there.
Wednesday, August 12 2009
Tuesday, August 11 2009
Agents participated in an open house at the office where we hosted guest until 9:00 PM on August 7, 2009.
We had two new members participate in the event.
REALTOR; Dee Hayes 304.646.1915
REALTOR: Patti Ford 304.667.1100
Pictured are: Patti Ford, Dee Hayes, Marie Goodwin and Greg and Maggie
Both REALTORS have a back ground in real estate and we are excited to have them join our group at Greenbrier Real Estate Service.
Friday, August 07 2009
Greg Allman, attends 20th anniversary of Star Power in Denver (Photo, Howard Brinton and Allman), July 29 – August 1, 2009
Greg, Enjoyed three days of career-changing session material, unparalleled networking opportunities and an environment of complete and open sharing at a STAR POWER Annual Conference. A small sampling of the content covered this year was:
- Capitalize on today’s opportunities available in niche markets such as first-time homebuyers, investment properties and REOs
- Learn the implications of the new real estate tax laws and credits
- Gain insights into generating high-quality leads and top practices to improve conversion ratios
- Understand how the government’s stimulus package and other changes will affect you and your business
- Hear from industry experts who discuss the future of real estate and get ahead of the curve in your business planning
- Earn money with zero-based social media networking and viral marketing
- Discover the latest industry gadgets and other cutting-edge technology being used to improve efficiency and generate business
- Help clients facing foreclosures as you never thought possible
- Re-build Realtor trust in the minds and hearts of buyers and sellers
- And much, much more!
- Howard Brinton, Founder and CEO, STAR POWER Systems
- Dave Liniger, Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board, RE/MAX International
- Gary Keller, Founder and Chairman of the Board- Keller Williams Realty International
- Earl Lee, President of Prudential Real Estate and Relocation Services
- Jim Gillespie, President and CEO Coldwell Banker Real Estate
- Chris Bird, Real Estate Tax Expert
- Alex Charfen, Founder and CEO, Certified Distressed Property Institute
- Michael Russer, a.k.a. “Mr. Internet”
- Jim Casey, Jim Casey Seminars and Consulting
- Allan Domb, Larry Kendall and more than 125 top active industry producers and experts – the STAR POWER Stars
Thursday, August 06 2009
The PGA Tour announced Wednesday that The Greenbrier, a historic luxury resort in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., will be the title sponsor and host of the Greenbrier Classic for six years starting in 2010.
The tournament, to be held on the resort's Old White Course July 29-Aug. 1 next year, replaces the Buick Open. Buick ended a 51-year relationship with the Tour on Tuesday by dropping sponsorship of the Buick Open and Buick Invitational in San Diego because of General Motors' bankruptcy settlement.
Preliminary discussions with Greenbrier owner Jim Justice began roughly six months ago. PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem, who took part in the announcement at the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational, said Justice was instrumental in closing the deal.
"We knew going into this (economic) downturn we were going to have some turnover in our schedule," Finchem said. "We were delighted to be able to move quickly and make sure we didn't have a vacuum.
"I think the Tour players are going to love going to The Greenbrier. We are excited about this opportunity because of the enthusiasm we felt in our conversations with Jim Justice and his team. There is no doubt in our minds that every effort is going to be made to make this truly a quality event."
Justice, a West Virginian who was born and raised near The Greenbrier, set his sights on bringing a Tour event to The Greenbrier since he bought the resort in May.
"This will restore The Greenbrier from the standpoint of notoriety back to what The Greenbrier ought to be," Justice said at a news conference at his resort. "The Greenbrier is a five-star bloodline A to Z. It's been that since forever. We've lost one of our stars. We're going to get that star back."
The Greenbrier hosted the 1979 Ryder Cup and the 1994 Solheim Cup. It also hosted a Champions Tour event from 1985-87. Sam Snead, who won a record 82 times on Tour, served as Golf Professional Emeritus from 1994 until his death in 2002.
Tom Watson became emeritus in 2005.
"The Old White Course will make a tremendous tournament course in a traditional sense, and The Greenbrier will provide a great experience," Watson said.
Future dates of the event are yet to be determined, but Finchem said he envisions the tournament as ideal for the midsummer.
Finchem said the Tour will continue to talk with Buick and other "potential possibilities."
"After 50 years," he said, "we'd like to figure out a way to continue with Buick if at all possible down the road."