Crye-Leike Offices Honored for Community Service Work
Memphis, Tenn. – Out of Crye-Leike, Realtors’ 17 branch offices in the West Tennessee Region, its Germantown Poplar branch office was recently commended for its work in community service. Crye-Leike’s West Tennessee Region includes Crittendon County, Ark. and numerous counties in North Mississippi.
Myra Quinley, managing broker of Crye-Leike Germantown Poplar, accepted Crye-Leike’s coveted 2002 Community Service Award on behalf of her sales associates at the company’s recent annual meeting. The award recognizes Crye-Leike Germantown Poplar’s active involvement in its community and for distinguishing itself in public service activities.
This is the first time the Crye-Leike Community Service Award was presented. Co-founders and owners Harold Crye and Dick Leike recognized that their sales associates and branch offices are just as active in their community by promoting goodwill and doing good deeds as they are in selling real estate which prompted them to establish this new company award to annually pay tribute to the Crye-Leike branch office that best exemplifies the essence of community service.
Honorable mentions were presented to Crye-Leike’s Collierville branch office and Crye-Leike’s Olive Branch office.
Crye-Leike Germantown Poplar is credited for raising over $12,000 for the Wings Foundation for Cancer Research by holding a golf tournament last year, an annual event they have organized for the past eight years in tribute to those in their office who have been diagnosed with cancer and in memory of their managing broker Sherry Park, who died of this insidious disease. Their eight-year dedication to help fight cancer has contributed in raising more than $80,000 for cancer research.
With all the energy it takes to organize a golf tournament, Crye-Leike Germantown Poplar still found the time to share their spirit of giving with the less fortunate by providing food and clothing; caring for the sick and raising money for charities like Habitat for Humanity, United Way, and Youth Villages.
“Our Crye-Leike branch office works as a team,” says Quinley. “We understand that by helping each other and by working together that we all can prosper from doing community service; this applies to our business and to all areas of our life.”
Crye-Leike’s Olive Branch office was commended for participating in the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, raising over $6,000. Additionally, their associates contributed $500 to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in memory of DeSoto County children who were patients at St. Jude and $500 to the Olive Branch Fire Department to purchase special heat sensor equipment. Managing broker of Crye-Leike’s Olive Branch office is Landis Foy Jr.
Crye-Leike’s Collierville branch office also was commended for raising over $3,000 for the American Cancer Society and for their community service work with the homeless, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and local community schools. Managing broker of Crye-Leike’s Collierville branch office is Jeanne Lubiani.
“Good corporate citizenship and community service are important values at Crye-Leike,” said Joyce Friedman, public relations director. “As Realtors, our sales associates understand the importance of connecting with their communities through volunteering.”
Crye-Leike (www.crye-leike.com), a full service real estate company for 26 years, is the nation’s 13th largest real estate company and the largest serving Tennessee and the Mid-South. It has a network of over 2,300 sales associates and 62 branch and franchise offices located in 33 counties throughout a six-state southern region in Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, Georgia, Kentucky and Florida. Crye-Leike attained sales of $3.17 billion and 22,198 closed transaction sides corporate wide in 2002.