Celebrating Labor Day in Western North Carolina

Written by Zachery Adam

August 27, 2019

Labor Day: Planning for the Long Weekend 

The first Monday in September every year is Labor Day. This is more than just a day off, it honors those who worked hard to ensure that U.S. laborers could perform under safe and equitable conditions. This year, Labor Day is Monday, September 2nd. As you prepare for the long weekend, keep these things in mind.  

The History of Labor Day 

Labor Day and the movement that spawned it was born out of the Industrial Revolution, which changed the way Americans worked and earned a living. It became a federal holiday in 1894 when the labor movement of the late 19th century raised awareness for their cause 

In order to make a basic living, workers were spending an average of 12 hours, seven days a week, working for factories, mills, mines and for other industrial employers. The labor force often included young children.  

Today, as Asheville continues the discussion about living wages and affordable housing, were reminded that the work for fair labor across Western North Carolina and the country is not over. So, while you’re attending picnics and parades, remember the important history behind Labor Day.  

 Asheville Area Events 

All around Western North Carolina there are events over the long Labor Day weekend. They include:  

  • North Carolina Apple Fest in Downtown Hendersonville, August 30th through September 2nd 
  • Rock Fest at Emerald Village near Little Switzerland (on the Parkway), August 31st and September 1st 
  • Art on the Green in Banner Elk from August 31st through September 1st 
  • Canton Labor Day Festival, celebrated since 1906, on September 1st and 2nd 
  • The Festival of the Arts in Downtown Asheville from August 31st to September 1st 

Of course, there are also plenty of opportunities for hiking, biking, picnics, camping, and more all around the region.  

Planning for the Long Weekend 

If you’re interested in planning a fun long weekend for yourself, your partner, your children, or your friends, now’s the best time to start planning. You can enjoy the Asheville area and all it has to offer or head out of town to see where the road takes you.  

If you’re planning a party, here’s a few things you should know.  

  • Build your menu: do you want to be responsible for the entire meal or would you like to make this a potluck occasion?  
  • Decorate your home: many people associate the patriotic colors of red, white, and blue with Labor Day, but you can also look into the roots in the labor movement and the Industrial Revolution for a more creative theme.  
  • Plan activities: Do you have a pool? An indoor space to get out of the sun? Want to spend the day at a park? Plan now to make sure you have what you need for your Labor Day event.  

What are you planning for the holiday weekend? If your plans include looking for your next home in Western North Carolina, call GoPrime Mortgage, Inc. first.  

 

Our Holiday Letter: Greetings and Gratitude for The Season

Our Holiday Letter: Greetings and Gratitude for The Season

Dear friends and family of GoPrime Mortgage, Inc. ., Whether you’re celebrating Solstice, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza or anything else in these last weeks of December, we want to send you the brightest of holiday greetings. We believe that this time is an amazing way...

read more
Generation X

Generation X

Generation X: The Rise of the Slacker Generation as Today’s Top Homebuyers Open any online lifestyle magazine or news reader and you’ll see every article aimed at or by Baby Boomers or Millennials. The older generation of Boomers are learning what life is like after...

read more
Millennials and Current Market

Millennials and Current Market

Do Millennials Want Urban Experiences? Experts have been saying for a while that the millennial generation, the oldest of which have recently turned 38, are looking for an urban lifestyle. They want to ditch their cars and have convenience at their fingertips,...

read more
Give Back

Give Back

How Can You Give Back this Holiday Season? At GoPrime Mortgage, Inc. ., we take pride in our community involvement. And while we believe that philanthropy and oblation should be practiced throughout the year, we understand that this is the time where acts of kindness...

read more

Related Articles

Affordable Housing Initiatives in Asheville

Affordable Housing Initiatives in Asheville

Affordable Housing Initiatives in AshevilleThere is no doubt, Asheville is facing an affordable housing crisis. This is punctuated by the seemingly constant stream of hotels being built downtown and the massive numbers of vacation rentals available. But the city of...

4 Things You Should Know about an Independent Mortgage Lender

4 Things You Should Know about an Independent Mortgage Lender

4 Things You Should Know about an Independent Mortgage LenderEven if this is your first time buying a home, you’ve probably heard a lot about the process from friends and family with homebuying experience. Many will talk about getting a loan though a bank, but that...

Back to School in Asheville

Back to School in Asheville

Back to School in AshevilleBack to School in Asheville   If you have kids, you have already felt the excitement surrounding the first day of school. Today, many Asheville-area students are returning to the. While you have already done your back-to-school shopping and...

About Us

How we can help you

Although labeled an independent mortgage lender, GoPrime Mortgage, Inc. is not a one-man operation. Zachery Adam and his Team has the support of a streamlined operation, with professionals who assist in every phase of the loan process. His team includes an appraisal vendor, loan processors, underwriters, closers and even the CEO or president if needed. When you choose to work with Zachery, you get the support of his team as well.

Zachery Adam

It’s important to Zack that he and his team are approachable and can provide assistance to home buyers who are often inundated with misinformation about the financial picture and mortgage options. In an automated culture reliant on digital communication, it’s time to put the human element back into these conversations. He could never be behind the scenes.

When you apply securely online with GoPrime Mortgage, Inc., we will contact you within 24 hours or less.

We want to be more than your mortgage lender.

The company, like Branch Manager Zachery Adam, wants to become the go-to destination for people who have questions about real estate financing and the mortgage application process. Applying for a mortgage can be a frightening process at a bank. GoPrime Mortage, Inc. aims to keep the process simple.

Our mission is to:

  • Provide holistic mortgage planning for every customer
  • Offer simple, strategic solutions for all homebuyers
  • Supply reliable services for real estate investors
  • Educate the public on the mortgage process
  • Keep the mortgage process simple for all customers
  • Inform real estate agents of the latest mortgage news

In short, GoPrime Mortgage, Inc. will provide complete, inclusive mortgage solutions that are educational, transparent, honest and sincere. No other bank or independent mortgage lender can beat the service and prices — the complete package — that GoPrime Mortgage, Inc. offers.

 

Let's Get Started

Contact Info

862 Haywood Road Asheville, NC 28806

828-348-1907

WestAsheville@GoPrime.com

Enjoy a mortgage process built for the modern world.

Borrowers can easily complete a loan application, upload supporting documentation, eSign disclosures, and monitor the status of their loan — in a single, easy-to-use location.

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This

Share this post with your friends!