Waldvogel Commercial Properties Represents Friendship Retirement Community in Planned Land Purchase

Waldvogel Commercial Properties represents Friendship Retirement Community in its plans to purchase 10 acres on Starkey Road in southwest Rooanoke County for a 120-bed facility.

The move will allow Friendship to reduce the number of beds at its Hershberger facility, while being able to serve the southern part of the Roanoke Valley.

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Boush Joins Waldvogel Commercial Properties as Property Manager

Randy Boush has joined Waldvogel Commercial Properties, Inc. as property manager.

Randy is a native of the Roanoke area and a graduate of Radford University. He brings to the position a background in property management, construction and sales. Most recently he has been employed in real estate property management and has had his own residential remodeling firm. He is Six Sigma Green Belt certified.

Roanoke honored as All-America City

Do you think Roanoke is a great place to live and work? Well so does the National Civic League! The organization just named the community an All-America City – for a record sixth time.

The award is given to each year to recognize outstanding examples of community problem solving, civic engagement and collaboration between the public, profit and nonprofit sectors. This year the award had a special focus: applicants were asked to develop comprehensive plans to bridge the reading gap between at-risk students and other learners. The awardees named today were among 124 communities that met in Denver to launch a network dedicated to improving early literacy and bridging the performance gap among young readers nationwide.

All of this year’s winners were recognized for their plans to ensure that more children are proficient readers by the end of third grade.

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Waldvogel Commercial Properties Sponsors Four on the 4th

Online registration for the second annual Four on the 4th race is open through July 2. Prior to race day (July 4), registration is $30, when it increases to $40. The race benefits the Boys and Girls Clubs of Southwest Virginia. Walkers are welcome. Waldvogel Commercial Properties is one of the sponsors of the race.

The four-mile course takes runners through Old Southwest and Downtown Roanoke, along the Roanoke River Greenway and finishes at Wiley Drive. Last year, 270 runners and walkers participated.

Organizers have added a team competition this year. Anyone can make up a team: an organization, a business or just a group of friends who want to run together. Prizes will be awarded for the fastest team, largest team (by number) and most spirited team. No extra fees involved.

The race starts at 8 am, with the awards ceremony following the event at 9:15 am. In addition to the team honors, awards will go to the overall top three male and female finishers and the top three male and female masters (age 40 and over). Age group awards will go to the top three male/females in each of the following categories: 13 and under; 14-17; 18-22; 23-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65-69; 70 and over. Age groups are based on the runner’s age as of July 4, 2012.

After the race, refreshments will be available in the shaded park at Wiley Drive and Franklin Road, also the site of the awards ceremony.

Volunteer opportunities also are available. For more information, click here.

Clay Taylor is Waldvogel Commercial Properties’ Newest Agent

Clay Taylor has joined Waldvogel Commercial Properties, Inc. as an agent.

A native of Richmond and a recent graduate of Pomona College in Claremont, California, Clay brings more than six years of sales and marketing experience to the position. He attended Woodberry Forest School in Orange, Virginia and has strong ties to the Roanoke Region.

His interests include photography and travel. Clay will be pursing the CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member) designation in the coming months.