Strolling Strasburg: Behind the Curtain with Public Works

We didn’t do any strolling for our conversation today with Olivia Hilton, Director of Community Development & Tourism for the Town of Strasburg due to our recent weather “event.” But, we still managed to have a pretty enlightening conversation with Director of Public Works, Jay McKinley. Click here to have a listen.

He explained all the different things that his department is responsible for including managing winter storm response, street projects, park projects, water/wastewater, and more.

Olivia told us the many ways she leans on Public Works for events, projects and making Strasburg a friendly, beautiful place for residents and visitors alike.

Strolling Strasburg: Assessing Risk & Shopping Thrift

We strolled Strasburg this month to meet up with Olivia Hilton, Interim (soon to be permanent I HOPE!!) Director of Community Development for the Town of Strasburg.

Our first stop was to chat with Rachel Kreis an account manager with Element Risk Management. Rachel explained the different types of insurance the company offers and told us about their priority for customer relationships. For more information, visit their website: https://elementrisk.com/locations/strasburg/

Our next stop was to do a little shopping just down the street at Blue Ridge Hospice Thrift Store. We chatted with their store manager, Kristina about their mission, their donations and volunteers, as well as the service they provide to the community through the money raised at the 8 different thrift stores.

Strolling Strasburg: Integrity Home Mortgage & Holiday Fun

We “street-crossed” Strasburg this month to meet up with Olivia Hilton, Interim (soon to be permanent I HOPE!!) Director of Community Development for the Town of Strasburg.

Our first stop was at Integrity Home Mortgage to chat with Mike Keffer and his daughter Ashley Showalter about the first step to home ownership – getting a mortgage. We talked about the process, credit scores and the importance of getting pre-qualified. Get more details about Integrity Home Mortgage – Strasburg branch – by following them on Facebook.

In the second segment, Olivia filled me in on several holiday events that are coming up from Small Business Saturday to the Christmas Parade. We talked about the Mistletoe Market, Hot Cocoa Connections, an outdoor family movie and the house decorating contest. Get vendor applications and more details on their website: https://www.strasburgva.com/community/page/tis-season-strasburg