About Mike


Mike's Experience

A former Virginia Senate Candidate and member of Governor Ralph Northam's Transition team, Mike Hamlar comes from a well known Roanoke Valley family legacy known for its business a civic leadership, professionalism, entrepreneurship success.  Mike is a 3rd generation owner at Hamlar-Curtis Funeral Home, 67 year old establishment serving Southwest Virginia.  Mike is also a real estate developer for Franklin Road Junction and Hamlar Properties, M&A Specialist for BallyComm Telecommunications  and serves on the Go Virginia Region 2 Council.  Click Find Out More for a brief bio.

Mike's Brief Bio

Mike's Education

  • Proud Product of the Roanoke County Public Schools. 
  • Standout Student-Athlete at Cave Spring High. 
  • Bachelor’s Degree from Wake Forest University. 
  • Former starting Outside Linebacker for the Seattle Bowl Champion Demon Deacons. 
  • Masters in Business Administration from Liberty University.  
  • Associate Degree in Mortuary Science from John Tyler Community College.  
  • Candidate Training Program (CTP) from University  of Virginia’s Prestigious Sorensen Institute.  
  • Doctoral Candidate at Walden University.

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New Virginia Economy with Mike Hamlar Logo.  Airs Mondays on WSLS10 during the NBC Nightly News

New Virginia Economy with Mike Hamlar TV Segment

“Mike hosts the weekly TV business segment, “The New Virginia Economy(R) with Mike Hamlar.  The segment airs Monday nights at 6:27 and 6:59 pm on WSLS-10 during the NBC News with Lester Holt.  

After completing Season 2, we are currently filming Season 3. We look forward to another great season where we will share innovative ideas on job creation, workforce development, economic impact, and tourism in the Commonwealth of Virginia. #newvirginiaeconomy #newvaeconomy

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Michael Lawrence Hamlar

(540) 585-1670