Realtor, PMAR member since 2001
Nicole Murray has been elected president for a second term to serve the Pocono Mountains Association of Realtors at 2214 Main St,. in Stroudsburg. Murray began her real estate career in the fall of 2001 and has been a full-time Realtor and member of the association ever since.
She currently works out of the offices of Wilkins and Associates/Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate.
“She has done a very good job of seeking member input, how things can be improved with the association,” said Beth Hay, PMAR association executive. “She is very member-involved, which is a key factor when you’re president and she’s not only involved on the local level but on state level as our local director for the state Association of Realtors and very involved with committees.”
Murray also has been involved with the National Association of Realtors in New Orleans.
In her first term, Murray, along with the PMAR Board of Directors, oversaw a proposed merger among Lehigh Valley, Carbon County and the Pocono Mountains Association of Realtors. Murray was a member of the initial group of Realtors who traveled to the Lehigh Valley and began the investigation process through task teams assigned to specific parts of the merger and came back to the overall group with their findings. Ultimately, the merger was narrowly defeated in a special referendum election held in mid-September.
Murray will be installed at PMAR’s Christmas and Installation Dinner at Skytop Lodge on Dec. 6. Her second term begins Jan. 1.
The Pocono Mountains Association of Realtors is a nonprofit organization with close to 700 members who strive to promote home ownership in Monroe County and the surrounding Pocono area. Visit PMAR at poconorealtors.com .
Call 570-424-8846 with any questions.
Monroe emergency group collecting data from businesses
The Monroe County Office of Emergency Management has begun collecting data from businesses within the community. Using the Economic Impact Survey, it is asking businesses to provide a snapshot of their losses based on comparing their 2013 Gross Income with 2014 Gross Income and Income Forecasts in order to gain a clear picture of the impact the Eric Frein Manhunt has had on the business community.
By having this information, it can appeal to state and federal programs that can offer assistance to businesses. Complete the Economic Impact Survey online at http://www.co.monroe.pa.us/agencies/lib/agencies/ems/eidl.pdf.
Surveys will also be accepted via mail or fax. Send them to the attention of MaryEllen Keegan, deputy director, Monroe County Emergency Management, 100 Gypsum Road, Suite 101, Stroudsburg, PA 18360 or fax 570-402-7358. Call Keegan at 570-992-4113 with any questions and send in the survey as soon as possible.
Giant gets national grocer Retailer of Year award
Progressive Grocer, a leading retail food industry trade publication, has named Carlisle based Giant Food Stores, Martin’s Food Markets and all of the Ahold USA businesses as 2014 Retailer of the Year. The recognition was given for the company’s exceptional philanthropic contributions and community outreach efforts.
Giant/Martin’s is profiled in the October 2014 issue which can be found at progressivegrocer.com.
“Our charitable giving roots run deep at Giant/Martin’s with a passionate commitment to feed the hungry, help children and build healthy communities,” said Tom Lenkevich, Giant/Martin’s president.
Progressive Grocer’s profile highlights Giant/Martin’s community efforts related to charitable giving, health and wellness initiatives and associate engagement. The grocer’s in-store nutritionist program and commitment to nutrition education was also profiled. As part of the company’s commitment to hunger relief efforts, Giant/Martin’s “Meat the Needs” frozen meat donation program, which has distributed more than three million pounds of meat to regional food banks, was also featured.
“We are delighted to have the opportunity to celebrate the ongoing commitment and vital role Giant/Martin’s family of stores and associates play not only as a better neighbor but also as an exceptionally responsible retailer in countless meaningful ways,” said Progressive Grocer’s Editor-in-Chief Jim Dudlicek. “Their caring culture and commitment to good corporate citizenship have been at the forefront of the company’s success through the years.”
Covering the retail food industry for 90 years, Progressive Grocer’s core audience targets top management at headquarters and key decision makers at store-level from chain supermarkets, to regional and local independent grocers, supercenters, wholesaler distributors, manufacturers and other supply chain training partners.
Weichert in Milford cites agent Carl Will
Weichert Realtors -Ruffino Real Estate, located in Milford since 2005, has named Carl Will as its Realtor of the Month for October.
In the month of October, Sill sold a home, listed and rented out a rental and is currently assisting seven buyers who he has signed on to work with exclusively, Ruffino said.
Will serves Pike and Wayne counties, is a graduate of the Delaware Valley School District and is active in the Future Business Leaders of America.