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GROW Testimonial: Christina Vandergrift
This video was produced for GROW (Growth Resources of Wellsboro) as a testimonial of doing business in Wellsboro. Its purpose is to showcase the opportunities in Wellsboro to grow, both professionally and personally. In this video, we interview Christina Vandergrift:
Broker/Owner of Mountain Valley Realty (and the newly opened MVR Vacation Rentals), Author, and President of Tioga Street Carwash and Six West Settlements.
Since 2005, Christina Vandergrift has been in the Real Estate Industry, owning vacation rentals across the United States, in Tennessee, Florida, and Pennsylvania. Her Pennsylvania-based rental is positioned in a historic, quaint community: Wellsboro, Pennsylvania, home of the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon. Along with its breathtaking landscapes, Wellsboro is a popular tourist town with well-attended community events, a vibrant downtown with thriving local businesses, and a multitude of opportunities to grow both personally and professionally.
As a Realtor, Vandergrift has seen the housing market on a wide scale, and knows exactly what to look for when it comes to the perfect location for your home or business.
“Our area is very diverse,” she explained. “We have farms, we have log cabins, we have commercial, we have a little bit of everything here.”
As a tight-knit community, Wellsboro business owners have the advantage of networking with a variety of professionals in just about every industry. Vandergrift’s advice for anyone looking to start a business or relocate their business to Wellsboro is to connect with local organizations in the area such as the Wellsboro Area Chamber of Commerce, Develop Tioga, the Visitor’s Bureau, and Growth Resources of Wellsboro (GROW).
“Word of mouth is the best advertising, and you definitely have that,” Vandergrift says. “There’s so many different events and festivals and there’s a lot of volunteering opportunities which allows you to really network and get to know people in the area.”
When choosing a location that’s a great fit for your business, it’s also important to consider which area would be a great fit for your family. Vandergrift has found Wellsboro to be an ideal place for her to raise a family, speaking highly of Wellsboro’s school systems, healthcare, and safety. Her and her family enjoy exploring the outdoors, hiking, hunting, and even playing golf on the beautiful and spacious 18-hole golf course at Tyoga.
“I would never leave – I’ve traveled all over, I have properties in different states, and there’s no place like home,” Vandergrift says. “It sounds kind of cliché to say it, but it’s the truth – you can thrive here and we have such a special area, and it’s so different than any other place.”
Videography: Ethan Chabala
Video Editing: Ethan Chabala
Writing: Lauren Gooch
Anchor: Rhonda Pearson
Guest(s): Christina Vandergrift
Produced by Vogt Media
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