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Monday, March 02 2015

Greenbrier Listing Handout Sheet

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Contact Greg Allman today for all of your home buying or selling needs.  We are dedicated to making sure you have a smooth transition from start to finish. Use our website to search available properties in the Lewisburg, Alderson, White Sulphur Springs and Ronceverte areas. You can also sign up to receive free listing updates by email, request a report on your home's value, and get information about relocating to the area.  Please call (304) 645-2255 or email Greg@GregAllman.net.

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Friday, August 30 2013

Justin Douglas, M.D.

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Thursday, April 25 2013
 
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Friday, February 15 2013
 Affordable Care Act
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Thursday, December 06 2012

Join us this First Friday, December 7, for the festivities!

 

Get into the true holiday spirit by supporting your community. The United Way of the Greenbrier Valley is partnering with the Greenbrier Valley Convention and Visitor's Bureau and First Energy to bring you the 3rd annual Holiday by Design Finale.

 

Enjoy refreshments and live holiday music from Tony Haworth from 5-7pm. You will have the opportunity to view and bid on the holiday inspired decorative items through a silent auction, with the proceeds benefiting United Way. Vote for your favorite large tree for $1.00 and be entered into a drawing for an IPad! Proceeds from the voting go directly to the Warming Hearts and Hands, a fund that provides emergency heating assistance for families.

 

Large trees will be available for purchase at a live auction event at 7pm.

Purchase a tree for yourself or donate it to a local non-profit organization. Cash, check or credit card accepted for all items. 
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Tuesday, November 27 2012


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Thursday, October 11 2012
Business After Hours at Kitten’s Korner Gift & Custom Frame Shoppe

Help Kitten’s Korner celebrate 20 wonderful years in business!

 Thursday, October 18, 2012
80 West Main Street, White Sulphur Springs
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Champagne, cake, appetizers, extended showrooms

Register for this event online

 

The Greater Greenbrier Chamber of Commerce is pleased to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Kitten’s Korner Gift and Custom Frame Shoppe with a Business After Hours on October 18.    Kitten’s Korner is located at 80 West Main Street in White Sulphur Springs and is owned by Ruth Burr Miller.

The gift shoppe business opened its doors in 1992 with the trio of Burr women at the helm- Ruth Burr Miller, Anita Burr Butts and Kitten Burr.   It later transitioned to include custom framing, along with its quality merchandise including Yankee Candle, Tervis Tumbler, Homestead Lighting, Fiestaware  and P.Buckley Moss prints.   “What a joy and blessing it has been to enjoy..and love your job!  The creative expression, interaction with people, independence, involvement with family, as well as being able to provide great products and services are some the wonderful parts of twenty years as Kitten’s Korner.  We pray that it is God’s will to sustain us to enjoy another twenty!  We want to express our gratitude to our many faithful customers”, asserted Ruth Miller.     Many local and regional artists’ work is also represented at Kitten’s.   The lower level of the shoppe will be open with items remaining  from Leisa Campbell’s Interior Design business.

The celebration will include champagne, cake and appetizers.   Business After Hours is a monthly event of the Greater Greenbrier Chamber of Commerce which showcases a member business and provides a great opportunity for networking.  To register for the event, please go to the Chamber website at www.greenbrierwvchamber.org and click on the event or call the Chamber at 304-645-2818.

 


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Thursday, October 04 2012
  

 

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Wednesday, September 26 2012
 
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Friday, September 14 2012

 

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Tuesday, September 04 2012
 
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Tuesday, August 28 2012
 

Sponsored by Alderson Medical Center, the town of Alderson, and the Alderson Fire Department 

September 4, 2012

12pm-4pm Rain or Shine

Historic District of Alderson

 
Activities for Kids

Door prizes every 15 minutes

Live physical fitness demonstrations

Healthy snacks & giveaways

 

Free glucose checks, blood pressure checks, BMI, vision screenings,

information on tobacco cessation, child safety seat checks

 

First aid demos, fire safety, illegal drug use prevention, poison prevention,

hand washing & skin cancer demos, Alderson food pantry food drop off,

special priced flu shots, vouchers for reduced lab work (30 day limit)

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Friday, August 24 2012

 Women on Wellness Retreat.... Saturday, September 12...Registration information attached.

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Monday, August 20 2012

 

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Monday, August 13 2012
 Job Posting: Executive Director, United Way of the Greenbrier Valley

 

United Way of Greenbrier Valley (WV) is seeking candidates for a full-time Executive Director to lead, under the direction of the Board of Directors, an effective organization focused on implementing strategies to impact the communities it serves in the areas of health, income and education. 

Candidates should possess commitment to mission, a high degree of energy and integrity, strong community-based background with demonstrated participation in social service nonprofit organizations, significant experience in fiscal management including developing, managing and dealing with budgets, successful record of fund-raising and a proven ability to work with staff and volunteers to develop and implement successful tactical and strategic plans. Strong negotiation skills and the ability to be strategic and build collaborative relationships in diverse environments are essential.

Bachelors degree and previous non-profit experience preferred. Experience using social media and technical resources preferred. Salary commensurate with experience.

For additional information about United Way, visit www.unitedwaygreenbrier.org.

 

To apply, submit cover letter and resume by August 31 to:

carol@unitedwaygreenbrier.org, or mail to

President, PO Box 572

Lewisburg, WV 24901

 

EEO

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Friday, July 13 2012
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Tuesday, July 03 2012

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Tuesday, July 03 2012

 Greenbrier Valley Theatre Art Auction

Greenbrier Valley Theatre Art Auction

July 14- 7:00 pm

Preview begins at 6:00 pm

 

Items include:

Week in a Berkshires Home

Max Hayslette Painting

 

Join us for an incredible evening that includes amazing art, destination packages, jewelry and much, much more. The auction, which is GVT’s largest annual fundraiser, will take place Saturday, July 14. The evening will kick off at 6 pm with a beverage and hours d’oeuvre party followed by the auction at 7 pm. Admission to the preview party is $10 per person.

 

For more information, contact Greenbrier Valley Theatre at 304-645-3838 or visit www.gvtheatre.org

 

Information, events and products marketed through this eblast are not endorsed by the Greater Greenbrier Chamber of Commerce.  

 

Greater Greenbrier Chamber of Commerce

200 W. Washington St., Suite C

Lewisburg, WV 24901

304.645.2818

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www.greenbrierwvchamber.org

 

Upcoming Chamber events

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Friday, May 11 2012

For more information contact Missy VanBuren at HospiceCare   304-645-2700 or mvanburen@hospicecarewv.org    (a % of all tickets sold by HospiceCare will benefit their local office)

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Tuesday, April 10 2012

PRESS RELEASE

Please join us for the 18th Annual Derby Day Celebration hosted by Gateway Industries, Inc.  The event will be held on Saturday, May 5, 2012 from 3:30pm – 7:30pm at the Underwood Youth Center at the West Virginia State Fairgrounds.  Every year an average of 350 participants and several local businesses support our efforts to help Gateway fulfill its mission to  provide employment and rehabilitative services for persons with disabilities in the Greenbrier Valley.    Event Tickets,  Sponsorships  and Program Ads are still available , please contact phyllis@gatewayind.com or becky@gatewayind.com or call 304-645-3165 for more information. 

You can also find us on Facebook-Derby Day, WV

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Monday, April 09 2012
What makes you a tough contender in the ASPCA $100K Challenge?
The overwhelming support our shelter receives from its community will help us to win the ASPCA’s $100K Challenge.
How would you use $100,000?
Funds will be used to aggressively spay and neuter companion animals to further reduce the pet overpopulation problem in our area
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Wednesday, April 04 2012

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Friday, March 30 2012
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Tuesday, March 27 2012

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Tuesday, March 06 2012

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Friday, January 27 2012

THE GREENBRIER HUMANE SOCIETY’S

2012 FUR BALL

 

Saturday, February 4TH

 

“DANCING WITH THE STRAYS”


The Lewisburg Elk’s Country Club  

7pm to 11:30pm

  

Music from the popular Dance Band

In the Heat of the Night 


Food from Blackwell’s

 

Fabulous Silent Auction

 

Tickets $25.00 in advance

$30.00 at the door

 

Sponsorships Available for $500.00

And includes a reserved table and 10 tickets

 


Tickets available at the Greenbrier Humane Society,

Board and Committee Members

Call 645-4775 for more information

 

 

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Greater Greenbrier Chamber of Commerce

200 W. Washington St., Suite C

Lewisburg, WV 24901

304.645.2818

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Tuesday, October 11 2011
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Wednesday, May 04 2011

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Wednesday, March 16 2011
Exposure to allergens can cause reactions in both adults and children. While it isn’t possible to completely eliminate allergens from our indoor environment, there are steps that you can take to reduce their presence and effects. Let’s take a look at some of the most common household allergens and ways to control them.
 
Dust mites – Dust mites are present in most homes and generally do not cause significant allergic reactions if kept at lower levels. These microscopic mites live in house dust, feeding on dust components such as bacteria, fungi, and dead skin cells from humans and pets. Mites do not bite, and prefer warm, humid conditions. To help control the levels of dust mites in the home, use mite-proof covers for bed pillows, mattresses, and box springs. Wash sheets weekly in water that’s at least 130°F / 54°C and have blankets and comforters cleaned regularly. It’s also a good idea to remove stuffed toys from the home; if you must keep a few, be sure to wash them frequently. Either eliminate carpets or vacuum them weekly with a vacuum cleaner equipped with a HEPA filter to trap dust. Lowering the humidity in the home to around 50 percent will also help control the dust mite population.
 
Mold – Contact with or inhaling mold spores can cause allergic reactions in some people. All types of mold need moisture to thrive, so eliminating sources of moisture is the first step in avoiding mold problems. In bathrooms with showers or tubs, open a window or use an exhaust fan to ventilate the area during and after use. If shower curtains and bath mats become moldy, wash them in hot water or replace them. Check for water leaks in ceilings and attics, under sinks, on ice-maker supply lines, and on water hoses connected to the washing machine and utility sink. During warm weather, using air conditioning will help keep the humidity levels down.
 
Pet dander – According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of North America, between 15 and 30 percent of people with allergies have reactions to cats and/or dogs, with cat allergies being more common. Contrary to popular belief, it isn’t pet hair or fur that causes pet-related allergic reactions. Rather, it is the proteins in pet dander – the tiny particles of dead skin shed by the animal – or in the pet’s saliva or urine that cause these reactions. Short of finding a new home for your pet, there are a few steps you can take to reduce exposure to these allergens. Keep pets out of bedrooms, and be sure that their sleeping areas are easy to clean. Regular bathing of your pets can reduce the amount of allergens they spread. Thoroughly vacuum carpets and rugs if you have them; an even better choice is hard surface flooring such as hardwood or laminates.
 
In addition to the tips above, a regular cleaning regimen will go a long way to reducing allergens and allergic reactions in the home. Establish a weekly routine of damp-mopping hard flooring surfaces, and remove dust from carpets with a HEPA-equipped vacuum cleaner. Using a dust mask during these tasks can help prevent inhalation of allergen carriers such as house dust. Replace or clean filters from furnaces and air conditioning units according to the manufacturers’ instructions. By following these steps, your home will look cleaner, you’ll enjoy it more, and your family’s exposure to allergens will be significantly reduced.
 
CRS Chapters and Chapter Members are authorized to use this article courtesy of Pillar To Post Home Inspection.
 
 
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Monday, March 14 2011

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Wednesday, March 02 2011

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Wednesday, February 23 2011
Greater Greenbrier Chamber of Commerce
200 W. Washington Street, Suite C
Lewisburg, WV 24901
304.645.2818
 
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Tuesday, December 14 2010

 

 

Greater Greenbrier Chamber of Commerce

200 W. Washington Street, Suite C

Lewisburg, WV 24901

304.645.2818

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Wednesday, December 08 2010

 

Greater Greenbrier Chamber of Commerce

200 W. Washington Street, Suite C

Lewisburg, WV 24901

304.645.2818

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Tuesday, November 23 2010

Visit Downtown Lewisburg at the Visitors Center to view all of the beautifully decorated Trees, wreaths and table top Décor.  Special recognition to the best decorated tree will be the result of the public voting on their favorite tree.  You can vote for your favorite Tree by donating $1.00 per vote!   There will be a Silent Auction where all of the items are available for purchase through the Silent Auction.  The proceeds of the Silent Auction will benefit United Way of the Greenbrier Valley.

Jill Allman designed “Candy Cane Lane” donated by Greenbrier Real Estate Service  which displays an array of Red and Green Candy Canes and Striped ribbon.  We are happy to be a part of donating to the local United Way of the Greenbrier Valley.

Special emphasis of the viewing and bidding will be made on First Friday’s on Friday, December 3rd and the Lewisburg Holiday Parade on Saturday, December 4th  and the big event will take place at the Silent Auction which will be at the Business After Hours on Tuesday, December 7th

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Friday, November 12 2010
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Friday, October 29 2010

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Friday, June 25 2010

 

Preparations Continue for The Greenbrier Classic - WVNS-TV - WVNSTV.com
Source: wvnstv.com

Josh Addair wrote Daddy's Home just days after the April 5 explosion.

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Friday, March 05 2010

Attention
Chocolate
Lovers!

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Tuesday, December 01 2009

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Monday, October 05 2009
Join us for freaky fun & roaring rides
 
October 31, 2009
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
We would like to invite community businesses & organizations to participate.  If you would like to have a space to give out candy or if your organization would like to donate
 
Please contact us at (304) 647-6079
 
This event is designed to keep children in a safe environment to enjoy Halloween
 
 
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Friday, August 21 2009
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Tuesday, August 18 2009
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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!

Confirmed speakers:

  • 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
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Thursday, August 06 2009

AKRON, OhioThe Greenbrier is a go.

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."

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Monday, July 06 2009

630 Crestview 

630 CRESTVIEW DRIVE, ALDERSON, WV 24910
List #09-650

Linda Hamilton was the winner of Bob Baker’s gas card on Saturday’s open house at 630 Crestview Drive Alderson, WV 24910. Please contact Bob Baker at 304.661.3006. Thank you.

Sit on the porch and enjoy the mountains. Plenty of porch and deck space.Lots of bearing fruit trees, fencing, well landscaped with shrubbery and plants. Hot tub on private deck off master bedroom. Gas fireplace complements lower level den. This is the home to see!

For more information on this listing, visit http://www.gregallman.idxco.com/idx/4502/details.php?idxID=309&listingID=09-650.

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Tuesday, May 26 2009

United USA Mortgage Loan offers homebuyers some help with their loan programs. Click on the link below to learn more.

Financing your dream home is easy…

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Friday, May 08 2009

A West Virginia businessman, who made millions in farming and coal, is the new owner of the famed Greenbrier Resort.

The stunning announcement came today from The Greenbrier that Jim Justice has purchased the financially-troubled resort.

The purchase price was not disclosed. The purchase includes 80 percent of The Greenbrier Sporting Club which is an upscale housing development.

“I’m very excited to become part of one of America’s finest traditions,” Justice was quoted as saying in new release from the Greenbrier.

(Justice will be a guest Friday at 10:06 on Metronews Talkline)

The announcement is a stunning development in the unfolding story of the luxurious resort.

Earlier this year, the Greenbrier filed for bankruptcy after losing $35 million last year. Owner CXS announced at the same time that it had entered into an agreement with the Marriott Corporation, creating an opportunity for the worldwide hotel chain to buy the resort.

Last week, the labor unions representing most of the 1,400 hundred workers at the Greenbrier County resort announced they had reached new labor agreements. The unions and CSX had been trying unsuccessfully for months to get new contracts.

The Greenbrier is a significant landmark in West Virginia as well as one of the most well-known luxury resorts in the world. However, the last few years have been rough for the resort.

Competing resorts offering more amenities have pulled business away from the Greenbrier as the resort’s costs have risen. Labor problems combined with the downturn in the economy also hurt.

Justice said he wants to look to the future.

“Our near-term goal is to give The Greenbrier a fresh start,” Justice said. Even though the current economy is taking its toll on the resort, we are going to take a long-term view by focusing on reclaiming our five-star status and making the right investments for future growth.”

CSX CEO Michael Ward called the surprise development a “great result.”

“While this is an entirely different kind of transaction than expected,” Ward said, “this is a great result for The Greenbrier, its employees, the community, and CSX.

Justice sent a letter to Greenbrier employees introducing himself and detailing his plans, including gambling.

“As part of our long-term growth plans, I think we should look seriously at the potential for ‘tasteful’ gaming at The Greenbrier,” Justice said. “It is certainly not our panacea, but done correctly it could add to our allure.”

Voters last election approved gambling at the Greenbrier and the legislature approved a bill this last session allowing the resort to keep a larger share of the profits than originally designed, but the same percentage as the race tracks.

Justice is a long-time West Virginia businessman who made millions in agriculture and coal.

The Raleigh County native and Marshall graduate joined the family business in 1976, the started Bluestone Farms the following year. That enterprise grew to include 50,000 acres in four states.

His business empire expanded even more when he took over Bluestone Industries and Bluestone Coal Corporation after the death of his father in 1993. A profile released by The Greenbrier said “Throughout the late 1990’s, Jim focused Bluestone on a massive growth program acquiring tens of thousands of acres of quality coal reserves along with production skyrocketing.”

Justice is also an avid sports fan; he coaches the girl’s high school basketball team at Greenbrier East.

Source: WVMetroNews.com

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Monday, March 30 2009

GREENBRIER REAL ESTATE SERVICE was well represented at the GVBOR Continuing Education class on Real Estate Investment Opportunities. Provided by the Greenbrier Valley Board of REALTORS (GVBOR) a seven hour continuing education seminar was held at the Roland P. Sharp Alumni Center, located at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, Lewisburg, WV.

Greenbriar Valley Board Continuing Education

(left to right) Lisa Merrill Spence, Speaker, "The Greg Allman Group" Debbie Smith Vass, Greg Allman, Marie Goodwin, Alisha Patterson, Roger Patterson, Tina Morgan, Janya Seams, Cindy Loving, Robert Baker.

Lisa Merrill Spencer was the speaker, an independent lecturer who speaks across the United States and Canada. She is a member of the Advisory Council for the Department of Communications at Texas State University and is the recipient of an achievement award from the Governor of Missouri for her work in real estate and community development.

There were approximately 110 attendees that received their seven hours of continuing education. We enjoyed breakfast, and delicious snacks throughout the day provided by City National Bank, First National Bank of Ronceverte, and First Citizens Bank. Drinks were provided by Homes and Land. There were 12 vendors at this event providing information on their products. The other vendors participating in this event were: Arbonne, Jockey Person-to-Person Clothes, Sam's Club, State Farm Insurance, Wells Fargo, United Bank, Mountain Messenger, and Alcova Mortgage.

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    Greenbrier Real Estate Service
    1047 Washington St. East
    Lewisburg, West Virginia 24901
    Office: (304) 645-2255
    Direct Dial: (304) 646-1500

    Email:
    Greg@GregAllman.net

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