Introducing: Teresa Inghram

Beacham & Company is excited to welcome Teresa Inghram’s dynamic personality to the firm. Teresa is no stranger to buying, selling, investing and relocating. She has bought, sold, leased, and built both primary homes and investment property in Atlanta, California and Florida. 

Teresa worked on her masters degree in Education at the University of South Florida while living in Tampa, Fla. and earned a Bachelor of Science from Florida Southern with a double major in Broadcast Communications and Sociology. After graduating, she worked in television and then as a counselor with special needs children.  Teresa created a successful early childhood developmental program and was certified to train teachers. She has volunteered at various schools, and served on Parent Association Boards. 

Teresa believes few things in business go further than good customer service. From the moment you shake her hand, it is obvious that she means it when she says she will “be your partner throughout the real estate process.” Her commitment to excellence, responsiveness, and genuine care for her clients is what sets her apart from others in the industry.

Her passion for people, strong leadership skills, positive outlook on life and tenacity will, undoubtedly, make her a successful agent.

When asked why she loves Atlanta so much, she responded without hesitation, “The food and the people! Those are pretty much the two reasons I like any place.”

Teresa and her husband live in Dunwoody. The two empty nesters are glad to be back in Atlanta.

If you would like to contact Teresa about your real estate needs you can email her at:  tinghram@beacham.com


Not Our First Falcon’s Game! Places to Hit Before the Big Game!


It’s time that the Atlanta Falcon’s got a little recognition on the Beacham News. They have certainly made an appearance everywhere else lately, including the football field. This Sunday, they go up against the San Francisco 49ers. If you’re planning on cheering them on, here are some places you might want to check out!

STATS: These guys deserve the MVP award as far as sports bars. With TVs everywhere, fans can drink beer and cheer on their favorite teams on one of their three floors or if the weather is nice, their roof top patio. They have private rooms perfect for hosting tailgating parties and they’re right around the corner from Centennial Park. Some of their tables even have taps in the walls so you can self serve yourself as much beer as you want (#stuffwewishwehadthoughtof)! Also, be sure to try their signature cocktail, the “Dirty Bird Colada!”

Legal Sea Food: This two story grub hub is right around the corner from the dome, making it a great place to slam some quality fuel before the big game (#fansneedenergytoo). Downstairs in the street level lounge, you’ll find a delicious oyster bar, while the upstairs houses a dining room with a panoramic view of the park and the city skyline. Be sure to try at least one of their 19 signature cocktails!

Taco Mac Philips Arena: Talk about a restaurant chain that believes in going big or going home. If you can’t find a beer you like among their insane beer selection, you might need to have your taste buds checked. Or you might just need to enroll in their Brewniversity. If you’ve been to one of their other 20 something locations, imagine that on steroids. If you’re looking for an extra ticket to the game, it’s probably here. And if that doesn’t work out, you’ll have lots of TVs to choose from.

Elliott Street Deli & Pub: Falcon’s Fans come in all shapes and sizes. If commercialized pre-gaming isn’t your shtick, pop over to this divey neighborhood bar. The walls are lined with with Georgia Dome memorabilia and the seats are filled with the city’s more eclectic fans. Also, it’s located right across from the dome (#somethingforeveryone).

CNN Center Concourse: There’s no getting around the price of beer inside the dome. Known for having the largest, cheapest beers in the area, you can grab a few cold ones here before heading in. They are also shops, TVs, and a Chick Fil A for you to peruse while you booze.

Stay posted for some New Orleans hot spots if you’re planning on making the trip to see our boys win the Super Bowl!!! #goFalcons

 

 

 

Young Architects: Designing a Future Exhibit

The chances that today’s most renowned architects designed their first buildings with the help of a T-square or a computer program like AutoCAD are slim to none. It’s probably safer to bet that their first tools consisted of things like Alphabet blocks, Lincoln Logs and LEGOS.  If your child’s last building block construction looked like a model of the next Seattle Space Needle, this is the event for you. Give them a chance to enhance their skills at the Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center through January 19th by bringing them to Young Architects: Designing a Future. The exhibit, designed by the Children’s Museum of Cleveland, which features the work of famous architects, will provide hands-on interactive learning experiences where children will become architects. The show will be divided into three sections- Live, Work, and Play- with each area highlighting one or more renowned architects accompanied by photographs of their iconic buildings.

For more information on this exciting event and to buy tickets, click here! 

Beacham & Company donates Christmas toys for needy families at the Genesis Shelter!

Who says Santa has to wear a red suit and have a belly? Every year, Beacham & Company agents sponsor several families at the Genesis Shelter by bringing Christmas to them. This year, the firm raised $2,500 to provide gifts for the very deserving families. Beacham agents Rachel Farmer, Ross Kotkin, Kim Foley, and Vice President Dac Carver are pictured dropping the presents off at the shelter.

Picture from left to right: Marla Poe, Rachel Farmer, Nancy Friauf, Ross Kotkin, Kim Foley, and Dac Carver

Beacham & Company is proud to be a supporter of the Genesis Shelter, an Atlanta nonprofit committed to changing the lives of families in need. Their mission is to “provide a supportive environment that enables homeless newborns and their families to achieve positive life outcomes for this generation and those to come.” The organization started in 1994 when Rabbi Alvin Sugarman and Rev. Joanna Adams recognized that not every woman is lucky enough to experience the excitement of bringing their newborn home for the first time. For many women leaving the hospital, home is either the streets or their cars. Sugarman and Adams brought together a coalition of faith based organizations to address this issue and the Genesis Shelter was born (click here to see a list of organizations involved). 

 

Beacham’s first big project with the Genesis Shelter was their common area. The firm raised more than $18,000 for the endeavor, including a major donation from Beacham agent Ginger Scott.  With the help of talented interior designer, Laura Green, owner of L. Green Studios,  the room – where so many Genesis Shelter families spend most of their time at the shelter – was given a refreshing facelift. Not only did Beacham agents donate to the cause, they were hands on throughout the entire project. Look at what a phenomenal job they did!

Here are some of the Beacham agents who helped!

Since its doors opened, the Genesis Shelter has directly changed the lives of 3,000 individuals in 1,200 families, but the difference their ripples will make in the future is immeasurable. By setting these people on a new life path, they have not only changed their stars, but they have positively redirected the path of future generations to come. The impact of the Genesis Shelter stretches far beyond those who have been through the program, the lives of those who have been lucky enough to lend a hand in the success of this phenomenal organization have been touched, as well.

Happy Holidays and Best Wishes for the New Year from Beacham & Company!

For more information on how to get involved in the Genesis Shelter, click here. 

 

 

Beacham & Company celebrates sixth anniversary!

One thing that has always set Beacham & Company apart from other firms is their ability to support one another. When Glennis Beacham established the firm in 2006, she made sure the foundation of the business was built on professionalism and integrity. Since the doors opened a lot has changed, but the positive dynamic and the genuine care for each other remains the same. Last Friday, December 14th, the firm came together to celebrate their sixth holiday season as a company and another successful year.

This year, the party was hosted by Hugh and Ginger Scott. The decorations were absolutely gorgeous. The caterers did a phenomenal job, serving up everything from Chinese dumplings to sliders. Even the wait staff was delightful!

Here’s Glennis with agents, Ruth Skogstad and Susan Cross.

The tree was outstanding!

Erin Yabroudy, fellow team member Kevin McGlynn, and their spouses. This group is one of the firm’s top producing teams.

Elise Baumann and Margaret Harman.

Blayne Beacham and her brother Ben.

 Seasoned agent, Linda Williams embraces newcomer, Barbara de Courcy-Ireland.

Troy Stowe and Christa Partlowe.

Here’s the marketing department! Rod Collins, Blayne Beacham, Laura Hayes, and Lindley Knight. Nice to see Blayne and Rod on this side of the camera for a change.  

At the end of the day, while the food was delicious, the music set a charming mood, and the backdrop could not have been more stunning, the most important element was the people in attendance. When it comes down to it, Beacham & Company is a firm that chooses their agents very carefully, making sure they not only have a group of the most successful people in the business, but also some of the most kindhearted, as well. There’s no doubt that the party was a success and the firm is looking forwarded to the upcoming year and many more to come!

Happy Holidays from Beacham & Company!

 

Waltzing into the Fox: The Atlanta Ballet’s Nutcracker

It’s the holidays, which means it’s time to let out your inner sugar plum fairy. While we can’t promise you a white Christmas, we can guarantee that the snowflakes will be waltzing starting December 7th when the world-famous Atlanta Ballet takes the stage for the annual performance of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite.

If your family doesn’t already go every year, it’s time to add it to the list of holiday traditions. Plus it gives you an excuse to see the Atlanta’s beloved Fox Theatre in all of its seasonal glory. For a ballet that was written over a century ago, the story is timeless.

For more information or to purchase tickets to the Fox Theater’s Nutcracker, click here! 

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Atlanta Botanical Gardens hosts “Garden Lights, Holiday Nights”

If he lived in Ansley Park, Clark Griswold would certainly have his work cut out for him with the Atlanta Botanical Gardens in his neighborhood light competition. Starting on November 17th, running through January 5th, the Botanical Gardens will be lighting up the city more than ever. Glimmering with more than 1 million lights, this spectacular show blankets the garden’s 30 acres. With this many lights in every sparkling color under the rainbow, Santa Claus won’t be able to miss us!

Don’t miss this year’s newest attractions. “Liquid Lights” are phenomenal, casting an icy cool tone in the Cascades Garden. The “Starry Night Walk,” inspired by Van Gogh’s beloved painting, is made up of countless swirling stars twinkling along the walkway through the camellias. The Great Lawn is transformed into “Orchestral Orbs” – a one-of-a-kind topiary light show choreographed to holiday music.

Click for more information about “Garden Lights, Holiday Nights.” 

Welcome the Holidays with the Pink Pig & Macy’s Great Tree Lighting

If you’re going to be in Atlanta this Thanksgiving, head over to Lenox Mall after you come out of your turkey comma. Every year, Atlantans soak up some holiday spirit with two beloved traditions; the Pink Pig and Macy’s Great Tree Lighting. Since 1953, the Pink Pig has been ranking high on every native Atlantan’s list of favorite childhood memories. Pricilla, as the attraction is lovingly called, first posted up at Rich’s in Downtown Atlanta. Back then, children would put on their Sunday best and head out for a day of shopping and of course, a much anticipated chance to ride the Pink Pig. In 2003, the new version of the ride relocated to Macy’s at Lenox Mall from Thanksgiving Day through New Year’s Day. Passengers aboard the Pig are taken through a storybook world that includes the original Pink Pig. Even though people don’t get decked out anymore for a trip to the mall, the holiday sentiment of the attraction has not been lost, and if you want to do the holidays like Atlantans do, this is a must.

If you really want to ring in the holidays Atlanta style, Macy’s Great Tree Lighting is another event you can’t miss. For 65 years now, crowds have been gathering on Thanksgiving night to celebrate and light the tree. This year, there will be a show featuring live musical performances and fun for the entire family! Crowds of more than 100,000 are drawn each year for the spectacular event as a special Atlanta Thanksgiving tradition.

Click here for more information about Macy’s Great Tree Lighting. 

Click here for more information about the Pink Pig. 

Chomp & Stomp Out of Buckhead and into Cabbagetown this Weekend!

Get out of the Buckhead bubble this Saturday, November 3rd and check out Cabbagetown’s annual Chomp & Stomp festival!  If you are not familiar with Cabbagetown (located just east of downtown Atlanta), the neighborhood was once home to the first textile processing mill in the south. The mill was surrounded by houses where mill workers lived. The mill closed long ago, and in recent decades the neighborhood has been revitalized and is described by residents as “a community of homes, rather than houses – where being a neighbor means more than sharing a fence.”

The festival will feature old-time bluegrass music like the tunes that were famous when mill workers lived in Cabbagetown. This family-friendly atmosphere will have fun stuff for everyone, especially the kids. Akbar Imhotep, the storyteller at The Wren’s Nest (former home of renowned Southern author Joel Chandler Harris), will be telling stories at noon. Imhotep recently won the Governor’s Award for Arts and Humanity and is well-known for his ability to capture the attention of his audience with his dynamic enthusiasm for the stories he shares. All day long, Brussel Sprouts Corner will be going strong with bubbles, puppets, balloons, face-painting, storytime, and games for kids of all ages – free of charge.  If that’s not enough, Chomp & Stomp will be throwing their annual chili cook off with samples until they run out. There’s nothing better on a cool November day than the season’s first batch of chili made by Cabbagetown’s best.

For more information about this fun-filled festival, click here!