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Michael Hamlar

Michael Hamlar

Hamlar Enterprises, LLC
Business Broker
Roanoke City County, VA
Hamlar Enterprises, LLC

About Me

As a Candidate for Virginia Senate and an owner of Hamlar-Curtis Funeral Home, Michael Hamlar has been highly influenced by a family who has a well-known legacy of business professionals, community leaders and entrepreneurs. Michael proudly walks in the footsteps of his forefathers and looks for every opportunity to serve his community. A product of the Roanoke County Public School System, he serves on numerous boards such as 1st Tee of Roanoke and Downtown Roanoke Inc. (DRI). He served for several years with CHIP (Child Health Improvement Partnership), Family Service of Roanoke and the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra. He serves on the Legislative Advocacy Committee with the Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce, and he is a youth leader at Bethlehem Baptist Church. Additionally, Michael is a member of the Kiwanis Club, where he spearheaded the founding of the Builder’s Club at Breckinridge Middle School. ?In 2009, Michael also started Hamlar Enterprises, which is a business brokerage firm. The firm has engaged in multi-million dollar deals across this region, handling mergers, business acquisitions, business evaluationsetc. In 2012, Michael and his wife, Katina, established Hamlar Properties, which is a property real estate firm that manages and oversees real estate transactions. Michael an adjunct professor at American National University in Salem, VA. ?Recognized by The Blue Ridge Journal as one of the “Top 20 leaders under 40”, Michael has a true love for business and enjoys being on the cutting edge of change. Three years ago, he joined the Board of Directors for Noah Christian Academy and has been an integral part of establishing this private, Christian school, which now effectively educates Roanoke Valley children in grades K – 2. ?Michael received his Bachelor’s Degree from Wake Forest University where he was a Seattle Bowl champion for the Demon Deacons. To enrich his knowledge of the funeral business, he also obtained an Associate Degree from Mortuary School at John Tyler Community College. Honored with the title of owner from his late uncle, Lawrence Hamlar, a founder of Hamlar-Curtis funeral home, Michael felt it was important to have a full understanding of the business so that he would be as effective as possible in his role. His desire to educate himself further led him to obtain his MBA from Liberty University. He is now also pursuing his Doctorate in Business Administration from Walden University. ?A member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity and the Kiwanis Club of Roanoke, Michael is excited about the future that awaits him in business and the Roanoke community. Although he has a strong passion for pushing his businesses forward, his highest priorities are his family and his church. He is married to Katina Casey Hamlar and has three children.


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