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Distinctive Women: Virginia Rose


Virginia Rose, president of Lewith & Freeman Real Estate in Kingston, has been selected by the Times Leader as one of 20 Distinctive Women in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Rose was born and raised in Kingston and said she was fortunate to grow up in a loving ...


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By Bill O’Boyle - [email protected] | March 4th, 2018 9:07 am .slideshow-button-left{ display:none; } .slideshow-button-right{ display:none; } ❮ ❯ Virginia Rose, President of Lewith & Freeman Real Estate var myIndex = 0; carousel(); function carousel() { var i; var x = document.getElementsByClassName("mySlides"); for (i = 0; i x.length) {myIndex = 1} x[myIndex-1].style.display = "block"; setTimeout(carousel, 15000); // Change image every 10 seconds } var slideIndex = 1; showDivs(slideIndex); function plusDivs(n) { showDivs(slideIndex += n); } function showDivs(n) { var i; var x = document.getElementsByClassName("mySlides"); if (n > x.length) {slideIndex = 1} if (n RoseAge: 54Hometown: Raised in Kingston, reside in ShavertownOccupation: Lewith & Freeman Real Estate, Inc.Title: PresidentEducation: BA in Economics, Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, PAQuote: “Lewith & Freeman has always been customer driven and it is important our Realtors live and work in the NEPA - we care and understand deeply about this communityAs the only truly independently owned and operated company, we react quickly to changing markets and our personalized service and comprehensive marketing ensures our client’s needs are met.” WILKES-BARRE — Some 31 years ago, Virginia and Rick Rose decided to make Northeastern Pennsylvania home, and they have never looked back.Virginia Rose, president of Lewith & Freeman Real Estate in Kingston, has been selected by the Times Leader as one of 20 Distinctive Women in Northeastern Pennsylvania.Rose was born and raised in Kingston and said she was fortunate to grow up in a loving household with her parents and two sistersShe said she also had the benefit of sharing life in the same community with grandparents, cousins and extended aunts and uncles.“Life in NEPA has always enriched my growth as an individual with education and cultural opportunities, mentors at school and throughout the area — always encouraging me to be my best and work hard,” Rose said“I studied economics at Franklin & Marshall college and began my career in trust banking in Philadelphia where I met and fell in love with my husband Rick.”Virginia and Rick made the decision to move to the Wyoming Valley 31 years ago for two main reasons — a community that offers an excellent quality of life and the business opportunitiesIn 1987 each was recruited to join two separate family businesses — Petroleum Service Company, which Rick Rose now owns and operates, and Lewith & Freeman Real Estate, where Virginia serves as president.“My desire to build a dynamic career, work with my mother (and ultimately my sisters), and raise our children in NEPA was too good to pass up,” Virginia said“I knew firsthand our community offered enriching educational, recreational and cultural resources for our childrenI also valued the opportunity to work close to our children’s schools and extracurricular events — allowing me to work and participate in their daily activitiesI am also privileged to work side by side with extraordinary talented individuals bound by our common commitment to promoting and supporting NEPA.”Rose said her family’s connection to the community is enhanced through Lewith & Freeman, Petroleum Service and Mountain Production’s commitment to providing employment opportunities and fostering career growth of others in NEPA, as well as providing strong connections and services to home and business owners.“It is also important we participate philanthropically in various community organizations as well as with the arts,” Rose said“This is a wonderful place to live, work, raise children, and thriveFor those of us that have spent any significant time in the Wyoming Valley, we know just how special this place is to usThere is a tremendous sense of pride in this area, and I am happy to play a small part in contributing in any way I can.”Rose graduated from Wyoming Seminary Preparatory School and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Franklin and Marshall College, LancasterShe began her career with Mellon Bank’s Trust Division, Philadelphia and continued at PNC Bank in the Marketing and Sales Trust Division, Philadelphia.Rose is the author of the book, “The Tree On The Hill,” published in 2002.Real Estate education and affiliations include her membership in the Luzerne County Association of Realtors, the Greater Scranton Association of Realtors, the National Association of Realtors and the Pennsylvania Association of RealtorsAdditional real estate affiliations include: Kingsport Realty LP – Kingsport Tennessee, Pennsylvania National Investors Group LLC and Cross Creek Point LP.Community minded, Rose said she served on the King’s College and Catholic Youth Center boards and is currently a director on the board of The Luzerne County Board of Realtors and The Black Horse Foundation Inc.Virginia resides in the Back Mountain with her husband Richard, a Drexel University GraduateThey have two sons, Ricky and Ronnie.About her work, Rose said, “Real Estate is always excitingA home is the single most important asset most people own in a lifetimeIn addition to the financial benefit and security home ownership provides, most homeowners experience immeasurable personal enjoyment, memory building, and peace of mind.” .neFileBlock { margin-bottom: 20px; } .neFileBlock p { margin: 0px 0px 0px 0px; } .neFileBlock .neFile { border-bottom: 1px dotted #aaa; padding-bottom: 5px; padding-top: 10px; } .neFileBlock .neCaption { font-size: 85%; } Virginia Rose, President of Lewith & Freeman Real Estate https://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/web1_Virginia-Rose.jpgVirginia Rose, President of Lewith & Freeman Real Estate By Bill O’Boyle[email protected]Virginia SRoseAge: 54Hometown: Raised in Kingston, reside in ShavertownOccupation: Lewith & Freeman Real Estate, Inc.Title: PresidentEducation: BA in Economics, Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, PAQuote: “Lewith & Freeman has always been customer driven and it is important our Realtors live and work in the NEPA - we care and understand deeply about this communityAs the only truly independently owned and operated company, we react quickly to changing markets and our personalized service and comprehensive marketing ensures our client’s needs are met.”Reach Bill O’Boyle at 570-991-6118 or on Twitter @TLBillOBoyle. var disqus_shortname = 'wbpubco'; (function() { var dsq = document.createElement('script'); dsq.type = 'text/javascript'; dsq.async = true; dsq.src = '//' + disqus_shortname + '.disqus.com/embed.js'; (document.getElementsByTagName('head')[0] || document.getElementsByTagName('body')[0]).appendChild(dsq); })(); Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus. - Story Continues After Advertisement - NATIONAL VIDEO var _ndnq = _ndnq || []; _ndnq.push(['embed']); RECOMMENDED FOR YOU .question_text{ font-size: 18px; margin-bottom: 0px; color: #333333; font-family:Basic !important; font-weight:300 !important; } .answer_options{ 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