This year Mortgage Investors Group is celebrating 30 years in the mortgage industry. A company that started with only a few has now grown to over 400 strong. This accomplishment would never have been possible without the sacrifices of our brave men and woman in uniform that fought for our freedom and continue to protect our freedoms to this day.
MIG is very proud to honor those within our company that has either served or has family members that have served. A few years back we took the time to interview a few of those individuals and share their stories. It was a defining moment for The Housing Hour and one that we will never forget. We have interviewed United States Senators, Congressman, professional athletes, authors and more, but nothing compared to this!
So grab a cup of coffee, sit back and relax and enjoy a stroll down memory lane!
joins The Housing Hour this week to share his life passion for preserving, conserve, manage, protect, and enhance the fish and wildlife in the great state of Tennessee. Ed’s role is to protect the wildlife habitats for the use, benefit, and enjoyment of the citizens of Tennessee and its visitors.
Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has come a long way since it was
established in 1949 and was called the Game and Fish Commission.
Completely reorganized in 1974, it now consists of more than 600
professionals dedicated to the preservation, conservation, and
enhancement of Tennessee’s fish and wildlife for the enjoyment of all
Tennesseans and our visitors.
Directed by a 13-member commission of private citizens
appointed by the governor, the speaker of the house of representatives,
and the speaker of the senate, the TWRA is unique among state agencies.
Unlike most departments, which are supported by tax revenues, the TWRA
is funded largely through the monies generated by licenses and permits
purchased by hunters, anglers, and other outdoor enthusiasts. Yet the
Agency plays a major, though often unseen, role in the life of every
With four regional offices strategically located to serve the
western, middle, plateau, and eastern portion of the state, the TWRA’s
responsibilities are many and varied: wildlife officers educate boaters
and young hunters as well as enforce the hunting, fishing, and boating
laws; biologists and foresters manage the state’s rich diversity of
woods and waters and our game and nongame wildlife.
Our specialists conduct wildlife and aquatic education workshops,
protect the state’s vital wetlands; monitor water quality; and preserve
the state’s disappearing wildlife species. Our engineers construct boat
ramps and docks for the boating and fishing public, while other
professionals create accurate, updated maps of Agency-managed properties
through a state-of-the-art computer imaging system. Still others sell
hunting, fishing, and additional special wildlife recreational licenses;
maintain records of the state’s increasing number of registered boats;
produce the Tennessee Wildlife magazine, and much, much more.
If you love outdoor sports – boating, hunting, fishing – and the natural world or if you just like to observe wildlife, build birdhouses, maintain a bird feeder or are just curious about the critters in your backyard – the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is here to help enrich your outdoor experience.
President of the Association of Fish and Wildlife
National State Boating
Past Chair National
Safe Boating Council
Past Member Executive Board of the Canadian
Safe Boating Council
Emergency Services Coordinator
Former Member Tennessee
Homeland Security Committee
of the USCG/USPS
(United States Coast Guard/United States Power Squadrons) Eagle Award for contributions to Boating Safety
NASBLA Bonner Award
Lifetime Achievement Award
Guard Public Service
2006 Tennessee Legislature passed
House/Senate Resolution 735 recognizing
you for meritorious service to the
State of Tennessee
of The Arsonist in the Office joins The Housing Hour this week to tell his incredible story of how a rogue employee sets out to hound and try to ruin his career. Pete writes about his journey and gives career changing tips on how to identify and deal with The Arsonist in the Office.
How can leaders prevent fires from breaking out before their organization is at risk?
How can employees—whether facing a destructive coworker or a from breaking—protect themselves in an atmosphere that eats away at common sense, kindness, and careers?
The author of The Arsonist in the Office, is an experienced lobbyist, political consultant and crisis communications pro who has served numerous leading business advocacy organizations, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, National Federation of Independent Business and Associated Builders and Contractors.
With skills sharpened in the
toughest, bare-knuckled environments, Havel is committed to helping
leaders and organizations boldly face their challenges and provide tools
that sharpen ‘smart skills’ that improve performance and protect
careers and organizational cultures. He brings his skill in politics to
helping organizations and individuals survive office politics.
Pete serves as a Sr. Counsel of
Public Affairs for a leading communications firm. Pete grew up in
Massachusetts, but now calls Texas home. He’s a graduate of Baylor
University and is a legendary BBQ smoker in his own mind.
Jeff Grebe is the Broker/Owner of WEICHERT, REALTORS – Advantage Plus. Jeff has been a Realtor in the Knoxville area since 1993. He started with Century 21 AAIM and then Remax Preferred Properties before becoming Broker of his own company, The Buyer’s Agent of Knoxville in 1997. In 2003, Jeff opened the first Weichert Realtors franchise in Tennessee and is currently the #9 office in the franchise system. WEICHERT, REALTORS® Advantage Plus is your local expert for Farragut and Knoxville area real estate. While we are local, we have the full backing and resources of Weichert, Realtors®, the largest privately-owned family of real estate companies in the country. Jeff manages more than 50 agents who live and work in many different areas of Knox County and the surrounding counties. Regardless of your needs we are sure to have a local agent to assist you in the purchase or sale of real estate.
WEICHERT, REALTORS® Advantage Plus stresses the importance of service to our clients. Both first-time buyers and experienced homeowners will see that we’re serious about helping people buy real estate in our area. We are also committed to providing professional, effective service for our clients who are selling their homes. Giving our clients the service they want is what makes our business successful.
If you have ever considered a career in real estate, we would like to invite you to a career session on any Tuesday at either 1 pm or 6 pm. Call Jeff at 865-474-7100 to make a reservation. We offer the most salesperson-oriented systems, programs and tools in all of real estate. That means Weichert Sales Associates, both new and experienced, have every chance to maximize their return with a minimum of hassle. With a brokerage like ours, your success truly matters. That’s why we support our team by generating active prospects for our agents and providing them with a powerful contact management solution that helps convert these prospects into closed business.
Whether you have a house to sell, looking for a home to buy or you want a mentor and coach for a career in real estate; Jeff Grebe is there to help. Call him today at (865) 719-3624 or go to www.JeffGrebe.com.
As a lifelong Knoxvillian and graduate of the University of Tennessee, I feel a real connection to East Tennessee. I have a vested interest in this community, as it has always been and will continue to be my home. So I enjoy being one of the first professionals newcomers meet when they move to town and need help financing a home loan. Whether I’m advising first-time homebuyers or a local veteran, my on-going goal is to be their “Friend in the Business.” I brought four years of mortgage lending experience to MIG when I joined its West Knoxville/Parkside branch as a loan officer in 2007. .
As a licensed mortgage loan originator, I have the knowledge to advise customers about their mortgage loan options and help them choose the best program for their needs. At MIG, I also have the support and confidence to look customers in the eye and assure them that we will close their home loan on time, every time. I am a member of the Knoxville Mortgage Bankers Association, which has recognized me with its Bronze Award in 2013.
When I’m not helping families finance or refinance their homes, I enjoy casual hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains and other surrounding national parks, biking greenways and exercising at Fort Sander’s Health and Fitness Center. I also enjoy traveling, reading and spending time with family, friends and my fiancée, Mary. I look forward to assisting you with your current or future mortgage loan needs. You may reach me at the contact information below. I hope to hear from you soon.
Awards / Recognition
Hundreds of satisfied customers that often refer their friends and family to me.
What is an unknown fact about you? On my 5th grade safety patrol trip to Washington D.C. I was selected to represent Knox County Schools to lay a wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
If you were not a loan officer, what would you be? News Reporter or Architect.
What is playing right now in your ipod / iphone / Pandora / tape player / CD Player / 8 Track Player? Foreigner’s greatest hits and some early Racontuers.