Allen Tate Companies names training director
CHARLOTTE – Allen Tate Companies named Maggie Evans as director of professional development.
Evans will oversee training and leadership development programs for Allen Tate Realtors, leadership and staff, including the company’s exclusive Winner’s Edge training program for new agents.
Evans is an award-winning Realtor with 13 years of residential real estate experience.
She has worked with Allen Tate for nine years, including serving as branch leader of the Allen Tate Lake Wylie office. She has also worked as sales manager for a regional real estate firm in New Orleans, La. Most recently,
She is active in her church, First Baptist Church Matthews, where she serves on the Missions Council and as chairperson of the Long-Range Planning Committee.
“Maggie is an experienced, energetic Realtor and leader with a gift for teaching others,” said Phyllis Brookshire, president, Allen Tate Realtors. “She will excel in this role as director of professional development as she works with both new and veteran agents, leaders and staff.”
Evans and her husband, Clinton, live in Charlotte.
Truxx provides city with truck-sharing platform
CHARLOTTE – Carlos Suarez found himself in the parking lot of a large home improvement retailer after he bought a box too big to fit in his car. Suarez looked around at the large pickups and vans, wondering, if he can use a ride sharing service like Uber or Lyft to get himself home, why not do the same for his large purchase?
Since Suarez developed Truxx, people have used the free app for everything from moves across town to large purchases at retail stores.
Truxx enables users to schedule and rate drivers and make cash-free payments. Rates start at $25 per half hour. With TruxxMe, users save money by loading and unloading. For $35 per half hour, users get TruxxHelp, in which drivers offer an extra set of hands.
“With Truxx, drivers get real money for their time,” Suarez said. “In addition, it gives everyone access to a large network of drivers. It is a perfect marriage and a solution to a common problem.”
Truxx is available for free download from the AppStore and Google Play. It serves Mecklenburg County and surrounding areas.
Visit www.TruxxIt.com for details.
David Weekley Homes offers incentives to build
CHARLOTTE – David Weekley Homes is offering incentives for homebuyers who build from the ground up in the area between June 1 and July 31.
The “Start Packing” promotion allows homebuyers to unbox a $10,000 home discount; an appliance package, valued up to $3,200; and up to 1 percent of their loan amount – up to $10,000 – to be used toward closing costs in select communities.
Call 704-817-0030 for details.
Restaurant sells lemonade for cause
CHARLOTTE – Firebirds Wood Fired Grill will sell lemonade for $3 for per at stands outside its restaurant June 8 to 10 to raise money for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation.
Stands will operate 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. June 8 and 9, as well as 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. June 10.
The restaurant is also helping the charity by donating a $1 for every slice of lemon cake sold, as well as offering customers the opportunity to round up their check to the nearest dollar.
The foundation raises money for childhood cancer research.
Cox joins nutrition and dietetics board
CHICAGO – Sharon Cox, of Charlotte, is among 19 national leaders in nutrition, health and business that will serve as the 2018-2019 board of directors of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Cox is the owner and cofounder of Cox Duncan Network, a foodservice consulting firm specializing in food safety, food management, health and nutrition.
Representing more than 100,000 credentialed practitioners, the academy is the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. The board is responsible for the academy’s strategic planning, policy development and fiscal management.
Members of the board will serve from June 1 until May 31, 2019.