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AZNAVORIAN, MICHELLE

A Shade Brighter/Affordable Home Outlet
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Industry Represented: Gift & Antiques
FB: Facebook.com/AffordableHomeOUTLET
Instagram: @ashadebrightersml
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Phone: 540.871.0321

Originally from a small town in Ohio, I have been a Bedford County resident since 1989, and a Smith Mountain Lake resident since 2007. After working with my husband (George) of 28 years at his business (East Coast Auto Source), then staying at home with my three kids (now ages 23, and 20 year old twins) when they were young, I wanted to go back to work outside the home. I needed something different that would allow me to be a more creative. In March of 2006, A Shade Brighter was born. Initially, people thought we sold only lamp shades and window blinds. Neither of these were true. So, in March of 2009, we expanded and moved into the Downtown Moneta shopping center and added the name Affordable Home OUTLET to our sign to better explain what was inside our store.

I have always appreciated a bargain when shopping, so I wanted to give my customers nice quality designer items at outlet prices. Originally we sold only furniture and home décor, but with the ever changing economy, the need to adjust our merchandise to meet the demands of our shoppers was necessary.   You can now come to A Shade Brighter/Affordable Home OUTLET to shop for décor, designer men’s and women’s clothing and handbags, jewelry, accessories, antiques, and unique cards & gifts. We buy from wholesalers, so our merchandise is close-out and deeply discounted. If you see something you like in our store, buy it today, because it might not be available tomorrow. If we don’t have what you want, let us know. If we can get it, we will - and at a fantastic price!

BROSINSKI, MISHELLE

Brosinski, MishelleLaker Media
Industry Represented: Media/Advertising
Website: www.smithmountainlake.com or www.lakermap.com
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Phone: 540.721.4675 x410

I have been working in marketing and advertising for over 15 years. My experience working at an advertising agency in Lynchburg, a print publication called Lynchburg Living, as well as radio sales over the years, has given me unique perspective and experience in consulting businesses on the best way to reach out to their target consumers.

Laker Media publishes Laker Magazine, Laker Weekly, Laker Map, & Laker 365 and is a part of The Roanoke Times. We also manage smithmountainlake.com, lakerweekly.com, and lakermap.com. The lake’s most comprehensive websites, they feature current and archived issues of Laker Magazine and Laker Weekly, as well as helpful tourist information.

My favorite quote is a famous Zig Ziglar saying “If you help enough people get what they want, you will get what you want.” I enjoy the opportunity to be a part of this community and partnering with people in getting what THEY want and growing their businesses.

FB: https://www.facebook.com/Laker365/
Twitter: Twitter.com/LakerWeekly
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mishelle-brosinski-b47399a

CHACONAS, JEN

Chaconas, JenJollyJen Photography Industry Represented: Photography
Website: www.JollyJenPhotography.com
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Phone: 540.521.1378
Facebook: Facebook.com/jollyjenphotography
Twitter: @jollyjenphotog
Instagram: @jollyjenphotography

JollyJenPhotography studio is a boutique, print-based studio that focuses on capturing special images that will produce a lifetime of memories. Jen is a portrait and commercial photographer who specializes in in high school seniors, families and corporate head shot photography. The studio is located at Smith Mountain Lake, VA and assists with creative imagery for surrounding areas. If you are looking for something a bit non-traditional, this photog is for you!

"Life is short, capture the now!"

DAVENPORT, KIMBERLEY

Davenport, KimberleyVirginia Mountain Mortgage
Industry Represented: Mortgage Loans
Website: www.VAMtnMortgage.com
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Phone: 540.591.5087

I have been in the mortgage industry for 30 years and specialize in helping people. My passion is showing people how they can obtain a mortgage loan with the least amount of headache. We can offer all types of mortgages, conventional, FHA, VA and USDA.

I got my bachelors in Real Estate and Land Development, this I obtained by working full time in the industry. I have worked in many different facets of the mortgage industry, processing, underwriting, closing and many other areas. This has given me an advantage over my competition because I have worked on the inside and know how to get a loan through the system.

In 2007 to 2010 I ran my own mortgage company and learned a lot through that experience. I now originate mortgages for Virginia Mountain Mortgage which allows me to offer my clients so many more products because we are a division of Bank of Botetourt.

DELONG, WANDA

Wanda DeLong

H&R Block
Industry Represented: Tax Preparation
Phone: 540.721.8348
Fax: 540.721.9994
Cell: 540-330-9759
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Wanda B. DeLong has been preparing taxes and working in bookkeeping for over 20 years. A Bedford County native with an accounting degree from Central Virginia Community College, Wanda is the proud franchise owner of the Westlake H&R Block. Following her pastor husband, Wanda has managed H&R Block offices in North Carolina, northern Virginia and Roanoke. After becoming an Enrolled Agent in 2013, she decided it was time to run her own business. Wanda’s tax credentials include expertise in pastors, foreign income, investment income, rental, estates, and business returns. As an enrolled agent she can represent you before the IRS and take the worry out of your tax situation

EASTER, GALE

Easter, GaleRoanoke River Valley Log Homes, LLC
Industry Represented: Log Home/Timber Frame
Website: www.ilovelogs.com
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Phone: 540.420.0338
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ilovelogs
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gale-sam-easter-9b422274

We are loggies. For us, no other home will do. Having built our own log home, we understand that folks want someone who will do what they say, someone who will be available when they have questions, and most of all, someone they can trust.

Independent dealers for Log Homes of America, an award-winning log and timber home producer, Sam and I offer the quality products, buying power and professional services of a large manufacturer, while maintaining the convenience and service that only a local company can provide.

Large enough to craft any style home, but small enough to get to know our customers, our top priority is to understand their needs. Our goal is to save time, money, frustration, and help them purchase and build a log home that will exceed their expectations.

FLOYD, LISA

LisaFloyd

Floyds' Artworks
Industry Represented: Fine & Commercial Art
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Phone: 336-757-6719

Lisa was born & raised in the San Francisco Bay Area & earned her Degree in Commercial Art. Her passion began with a crayon & her career at age 15 in 1979. She & her husband Dale of 28 years, daughter 26 (& son-in-law 28), & son 24, have worked as a family all over the United States & both their children still do it all for their living.
 
They offer Fine & Commercial Art in the greater Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia area since 2004 in ALL Sizes, Styles, Mediums, & Subjects of: Murals, Faux Finish & Decorative Painting, Canvas Art, Painting Parties, Signs, Regular Painting of Walls, Cabinets & Furniture, (& all other kinds of projects our awesome clients dream up!), plus promote the business in every way we can!
 
We often create "solutions" to needs that were seemingly impossible or cost-prohibitive, saving time & expense & are a custom-fit. We work well with subs & enjoy collaborating, including the client in the process. * From HUGE (45,000 sq. ft. facility with something painted on nearly every wall) to small-but-mighty Focal Walls * Professional, Clean, & FAST * We always donate extra to Non-profit Organizations & Community projects. * Extensive research (at no extra charge) ensuring every project is authentic, accurate & one-of-a-kind!
 
We’ve got you covered! Simply call for a free consultation to get started...

 

FURROW-SCOTT, WENDY

Furrow Scott, WendyHickory Hill Vineyards and Winery
Industry Represented: Winery
Website: www.smlwine.com
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Phone: 540.420.7585
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Hickory-Hill-Vineyards-Winery-23464703773/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/wfurrowscott
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/SMLwine?feature=watch?sub_confirmation=1

First planted in 1984, Hickory Hill Vineyards & Winery celebrates over 10 years as a winery and decades of growing wine grapes at Smith Mountain Lake. Along with the popular “Lake series” of wines made in a light and fruity style, they offer vintage estate grown Chardonnay, Vidal Blanc and a consistent award winning Cabernet Sauvignon. Local Merlot and Cabernet Franc round out their selection. Hickory Hill is the home of the annual music series Sunset Saturdays which started in 2005.

GORMAN, JEAN K.

Gorman, JeanJKG Accounting
Industry Represented: Bookkeeping
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Phone: 540.297.8401

JKG Accounting has been providing comprehensive monthly bookkeeping and payroll services to businesses in the Smith Mountain lake area since 1988. We are bonded and licensed by DPOR to provide accounting services to property owner associations.

HAMILTON, MARY

Hamilton, MaryMid-Atlantic Data and Communications
Industry Represented: Computer/Networking/Tech
Website: www.MidAtlantic-Data.com
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Phone: 540.484.5593

JARRARD, DI

Jarrard, DiKeller Williams Realty
Industry Represented: Real Estate
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Phone: 540.797.1587

Di and her family moved from Iowa to Roanoke in 1988. Instead of going

through the empty nest syndrome when their youngest graduated from high

school they decided to build a house at the Lake. After 2 years and a lot of blood, sweat and tears they became permanent residents.

After moving to SML Di knew she had to do whatever she could to help others realize the beauty and tranquility this area has to offer. So, in 2004 she took early retirement from a 25+ year career in the telecommunications industry to become a full time Realtor. She serves Smith Mountain Lake, Franklin, Bedford, Pittsylvania Counties, as well as the entire Roanoke Valley. She joined Keller Williams in 2012. Di is a member of the National Association of Realtors (NAR), Virginia Association of Realtors (VAR) and the Roanoke Valley Association of Realtors (RVAR) where she currently serves as chairperson of the MLS monitoring committee. Di has earned her ABR, Accredited Buyers Representative, and her GRI, Graduate of Realtor Institute designations. Her integrity and attention to detail are great assets when assisting clients in the process of buying and selling real estate.

Di and her husband have been married for 40+ years; they have 3 grown children and 11 grandchildren. In her leisure Di enjoys family time, kayaking, swimming, gardening and occasionally relaxing and living the Lake Life with friends and neighbors. She will be happy to help you, your friends and your clients and customers with any real estate needs.

JEANS, JODEE

Jodee

Ippy’s Restaurant
Industry Represented: Restaurant/Catering
Website: www.ippysrestaurant.com
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Phone: 540.489.5600
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IPPYS-RESTAURANT-221363438446/?fref=ts

Ippy's restaurant is a family owned and operated business since 1919. We specialize is Steaks, Seafood, BBQ ribs and Slow Roasted Prime Rib, cutting all of our meat in house and grinding our own burgers. Ippy’s offers private party rooms and a lounge with live music. You can even rent the entire restaurant on Sundays for your special event. We have a full service catering team at your disposal. No job is too large or too small. If you would like to schedule your event or wedding with us please take a look at some of the things that we offer.

OLIVER, LISA

LisaOliver

Postcard Trips, LLC
Category Represented: Travel Agent
Salem, VA / Smith Mountain Lake VA
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Phone: 540-808-7238


Lisa is a graduate of RMH School of Nursing. In 1989 on a "hiatus" from her career she took a part-time job at World Travel American Express where she stayed until 2010 earning accolades in Customer Service awards, AMEX Family Travel Specialist, Sandals Certified Sandals Specialist among others, in 2012 she became an independent travel consultant and started her own business.  Nurse by trade and travel agent by choice Lisa prides herself on personalized customer service and a very high volume of repeat clientele and referrals.  Postcard Trips LLC is a full service travel agency offering individualized service and planning.

OVERSTREET, TRACY

Overstreet, TracyHD Vest
Industry Represented: Financial Services
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Phone: 540.815.4180

Extensive overview of all financial decisions, educates clients on how to utilize macro-economic planning vs. micro-economic planning (traditional financial planning). Investments, Insurance, Group Employee Benefits, Retirement Accounts.

SIMMONS, DEBBIE

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Simmons Insurance
Industry Represented: Insurance
Website: www.SimmonsInsurance.biz
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Phone: 540.297.2886

We are a second generation company serving second generation families. Rockingham Group was established in 1869 we still remain a Virginia based company. We can insure your Home, Farm, Auto, Small Business, Mobile Homes, Renters, Dwelling Properties, and Personal Umbrellas. Call me for a quote today.

STAMUS, ANNETTE

Stamus, AnnetteSmith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce
Industry Represented: Chamber of Commerce
Website: VisitSmithMountainLake.com
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Phone: 540.721.1203

Born in Roanoke, I have loved living in the Roanoke Valley for most of my life. My father built the first house I lived in on Round Hill with the best view of Roanoke and the surrounding mountains. Almost 30 years later I moved into my childhood best friend’s house 3 doors away.

I have an Associate of Liberal Arts degree from CVCC and a BA from Roanoke College where I interned with the production department at WDBJ7, and with much persistence, was hired as a production specialist. I worked in many capacities for 28 years at WDBJ, most notably as Creative Services Manager, winning a Regional ADDY (Advertising Federation Award) for Best Promotional TV commercial. In 2007 I started ADS, Andonia Digital Services, doing freelance copywriting.

In February 2009 a previous TV client of mine, Vicki Gardner, Executive Director of the Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce offered me the position of Marketing and Communications Manager; a great opportunity for me to combine past experience with my passion for everything “digital,” including the exploding world of social media.

THURMAN, JANICE

Thurman, JaniceEnvisions Distinctive Interiors
Industry Represented: Interior Design
Website: EnvisionsVA.com
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Phone: 540.719.1500

Envisions is an interior design studio featuring: Flooring, Furniture, Custom Window Treatments, Design Services and Home Decor. I work closely with builders and home owners with new construction and remodeling projects.

I am the owner of Envisions which was established in October, 2005 —making 2015 our Ten Year Anniversary.

Envisions continues to win Best of SML awards for Best Interior Designer at SML and Best Place to Buy Home Décor/Furnishings.

I am a native of Franklin County and have two grown children and four beautiful grandchildren.

WALL, TARA

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TNT Auto Body Repair and Service Centers
Industry Represented: Vehicle Repair and Service
Website: TNTAutoBody.net
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Phone: 540.483.4TNT

Tara Wall has been Vice President of TNT Auto Body Repair and Service Centers for over 15 years, where she manages a staff of over 12 people alongside her husband Tim as they deliver the best customer service and quality repairs in the tri-county area.  Every vehicle TNT repairs comes with a Lifetime Warranty, and their newly expanded service center offers inspections, oil changes, brakes, alignments and tires, with Saturday hours to boot!  

TNT believes in Service, Quality and Commitment, No Compromise, and it is that mantra coupled with their belief of helping the community that enables them to continue to expand their business and family in the local area.  If you haven't yet seen their big green Cool Bus at some of your favorite events, let them know what you love and where you live, and they will be sure to add it to their Bucket List!

WARD, CHERYL

Ward, CherylBank of Botetourt
Industry Represented: Banking
Website: BankOfBotetourt.com
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Phone: 540.719.1880

I've been in banking for 25 years. Originally from Upstate New York. My husband and I moved to Virginia in 2004. Past President and Member of the SML Lions Club. Presently a member of the SML Regional Chamber of Commerce Executive Board of Directors.