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Biz Briefs 3/18/18

Apple House Realty adds three new team members

CEO of Apple House Realty Jeff Ketner has announced the addition of Tamas Takacs, Sidney Honeycutt and Bill Clements to its growing team of professionals.

“Honesty, integrity, energy, hard work and creativity are the characteristics Takacs applies to every aspect of his real estate services,” said an Apple House release.

As a retired Rowan County schoolteacher, Honeycutt’s life’s passion has been to help others achieve their goals and she now looks forward to continuing that pursuit through her real estate business.

Clements began his career in real estate in “multi-family,” helping people find their perfect apartment home where he was involved in leasing, managing and marketing throughout the Charlotte region and South Carolina. Former clients of his have included players from the Carolina Panthers and the Charlotte Hornets.

Clements especially enjoys the relationships that develop in working with clients in buying a new home and appreciates the value it brings to an individual and or family knowing they have found enjoyment and the peace of being home.

“We believe Bill’s well-rounded background in the industry is an asset to any home seller, buyer and or the person simply looking to invest. He stands firm in the belief that the client comes first, and that honesty, integrity and thoroughness is always a given,” said an Apple House release.

If you are you ready to sell your house today, or if you are ready to start searching for your dream home today, call or text Takacs at 704-467-1981, Honeycutt at 704-640-6707 or Clements at 704-609-3904 and they will gladly assist you in all of your real estate transactions.

For more information, go to www.AppleHouse Realty.com or call 704-633-5067.

Two Men and a Truck honors mothers with shelter donations 

CHARLOTTE —Though Mother’s Day is intended to be a joyous occasion for women across the country, thousands of moms will be overlooked on this special holiday because they are forced to live in shelters as a result of domestic abuse or homelessness.

To ensure moms in crisis receive the love and appreciation they deserve this Mother’s Day, Two Men and a Truck Charlotte, Gaston County and Rock Hill are hosting its Movers for Moms collection drive. Essential items, such as toiletries and baby items, are being collected by volunteer businesses in the community and will be moved to local women’s shelters such as Safe Alliance in Charlotte, Catherine’s House in Belmont and Safe Passage in Rock Hill.

“Safe Alliance has an ongoing need for hygiene and household products. We serve victims and families who often have to leave everything behind to seek safe haven at the Domestic Violence Shelter. These local families greatly depend on individuals and organizations in our community to donate these items. I am thrilled to be partnered with Two Men and a Truck and their Movers for Moms initiative. The collection drive they are hosting on our behalf will allow us to provide those essential items that our clients need most so they can comfortably start their journey of healing from the trauma they’ve endured,” said Safe Alliance Volunteer Manager Tenille Banner.

Two Men and a Truck Charlotte, Gaston County and Rock Hill welcomes local businesses, schools and organizations to join in the effort of bringing relief and comfort to moms in need.

Movers for Moms collection boxes will be open to the community at NoDa Brewing Co. April 11 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Kendra Scott at South Park Mall on April 15 from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., and all upcoming spring Girls on the Run races in the Greater Charlotte area.

Two Men and a Truck is also pleased to announce that buildings such as The Vue are joining the Wells Fargo’s Duke Energy Center in turning Movers for Moms purple to help spread awareness of their initiative on May 12.

Anyone interested in supporting local moms in need can visit www.twomenandatruck.com/moversformoms to find the nearest participating Two Men and a Truck franchise. Follow Movers for Moms online at www.facebook.com/MoversforMoms or @MoversforMoms.

Joe Gibbs Racing and Novant Health expand healthcare partnership

CHARLOTTE — Novant Health and Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) have announced that they have expanded their healthcare partnership. Novant Health is now the official sports medicine provider for JGR, providing specialized orthopedic care, rehabilitation, athletic training, wellness services and consultants for performance potential.

With this partnership, Novant Health is the exclusive health care provider of sports medicine care to JGR’s four Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series teams and three NASCAR XFINITY Series teams. The health system provides athletic trainers, sports medicine physicians, a team orthopedist and on-site corporate wellness and medical services at the team’s training facility and at the racetrack. Additionally, performance training support will be provided by Novant Health Sports and Performance Medicine powered by EXOS.

“By joining forces with Novant Health, we’ll be able to provide our team members with a full spectrum of health care, wellness and training expertise,” said Coy Gibbs, chief operating office for JGR. “They’ll be by our side day in and day out as we train and at the track on race day with coordinated health care that will help our team excel and focus on safety and performance.”

JGR selected Novant Health not only for the medical care it provides to professional athletes but because of the close alignment of the mission and culture of the two organizations. The personalized, expert and coordinated care from Novant Health, including integrated medical records and an on-site nurse practitioner, will help the drivers, pit crews and team members perform at the top of their game and get them back to the track quicker.

Novant Health’s experience providing care to high-performance sports teams and athletes, including NASCAR drivers, Olympians and professional athletes, also factored into the decision.

“We are proud to be part of the Joe Gibbs Racing family,” said Dr. Bryan Edwards, Novant Health orthopedics system service line leader. “As a leader in their sport, they excel not only in performance racing but also in caring for their team members.”

Novant Health will work closely with JGR to evaluate and improve the performance quotient of the athletes, conducting screenings and providing performance nutrition guidance and performance coaching that integrates seamlessly with their existing training regimen.

On race day, Novant Health athletic trainers will be by the athletes’ side to ensure the safety of the pit crew on the track and provide pre-competition treatments and medical care, with remote support to assist in triaging any issues or concerns at the track in real-time.

Four Century 21 Towne & Country agents win awards

Cathy Griffin of Century 21 Towne & Country received the 2017 No. 1 Agent Award in units and sales for the North Carolina region at the annual Banquet in Myrtle Beach on March 3.

She was recognized at the International Convention in Orlando on March 12 for being the No. 10 agent in the nation of Century 21 agents.

Cathy also received the Double Centurion Producer Award for individual sales production. The Double Centurion Producer award is awarded to associates that earn 130 or more closed transactions sides within a calendar year.

“Cathy is a leader and innovator in delivering powerful home buying and selling choice to her clients because she knows the community she serves,” said broker/owner Dianne Greene. “Cathy is a valued and trusted real estate resource for the Salisbury community and a major contributor to the overall success of Century 21 Towne & Country.”

Cathy Griffin has 26 years of experience in the real estate industry and has been an independent sale affiliate of the Century 21 System for 26 years.

Jayne Land and Karla Foster of Century 21 Towne & Country were recognized and
honored as top producers with the coveted Century 21 Ruby Masters Award at a luncheon on March 2 in Myrtle Beach.

Ruby level status is awarded to a Century 21 sales affiliate who has met sales production of 32 or more closed transaction sides within a calendar year.

Jayne Land and Keshia Sherrill of Century 21 Towne & Country earned the Quality
Service Pinnacle Award. They received their awards during a luncheon on March 2 in Myrtle Beach. The annual award is based on results from the Century 21 Quality Service Survey, which is e-mailed to consumers immediately after the purchase or sale of a home.

To earn this award, an agent must receive completed customer surveys for at least 30 percent of their transactions from Jan. 1 to Oct. 31, with an average score of at least 95 percent or better for two consecutive years.

“Cathy, Karla, Jayne and Keshia place their real estate wisdom and passion for life into their everyday business, helping make clients more comfortable with real estate transactions as they make what may be the most significant purchase of their lives,” said Greene.

TenderHearted Home Care wins 2018 Best of In-Home Care award 

SALISBURY – TenderHearted Home Care has announced that they have been selected as one of the 2018 Best of In-Home Care Award winners on SeniorAdvisor.com, the largest ratings and reviews site for senior care and services in North America and Canada. 

SeniorAdvisor.com is in its fifth year of hosting the Best of Senior Living awards. SeniorAdvisor.com’s Best of 2018 award winners represent the best of the best of in-home care, assisted living and other senior living providers, based on the online reviews written by seniors and their families. This exclusive designation honors the top one percent of senior care providers across the United States and Canada.

The annual SeniorAdvisor.com Best of Senior Living Awards tabulates over 150,000 family-created reviews to find the highest quality care providers for this honor. Of the nearly 45,000 communities currently listed on SeniorAdvisor.com, just over 1,600 were recognized with this prestigious award.

TenderHearted Home Care is the only winner in Salisbury and regularly receives exceptionally positive reviews from their senior customers and their families.

“As SeniorAdvisor.com’s ‘Best of Senior Living’ awards enters its fifth year of honoring the top family rated communities and care providers, we are proud to say that the bar has been raised,” said Eric Seifert, president and COO of SeniorAdvisor.com. “In order to ensure only the best communities and care providers win, we decided to make the criteria harder than ever and we saw over 1,600 winners rise to the occasion. Each year, we are more and more impressed with the quality of winners and look forward to spreading the word about these award-winning organizations.” 

To qualify for inclusion in the Best of 2018 Awards, care providers must have maintained an average overall rating of at least 4.5 stars while receiving four or more new reviews in 2017. Additional details and a complete list of award winners can be found on SeniorAdvisor.com.

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