Guest Speakers,News and Tips

Guest speaker Maryanne P. Dailey, Vice President of BBB of South Piedmont

2 Jul , 2017  

Last week the CRESN meeting featured guest speaker Maryanne P. Dailey, the Vice President of the Better Business Bureau  of South Piedmont. While speaking about the benefits the BBB provides to many businesses and consumers, Maryanne also answered questions from the group about enrollment, reporting, ratings, and more.

BBB helps people find and recommend businesses, brands, and charities they can trust.

People today are overwhelmed with choices – and often unsure about where to find verified, unbiased information. There are more than 30 million businesses in North America alone; and hundreds of thousands of sites around the world where people shop online. There are thousands of free and subscription websites that offer a range of information, including reviews, reports, directories, listings, and gripe sites. BBB is the one place you can find it all. more!

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8 Summer Cooling Tips For Your Home

25 Jun , 2017  

Long-time member Keith Hudson from Charlotte Heating and Air Conditioning recently provided the CRESN members with an excellent presentation with tips on how to keep you home (and yourself) cool throughout the summer.

Keep cool with these 8 Summer Cooling Tips For Your Home

    1. Don’t allow the interior of your home to become dangerously hot since the air conditioner cannot cool it down within a reasonable amount of time. Air conditioners are designed for about a 20° change in temperature, so 100° air would only be cooled to about 80°.
    2. more!

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    17 Jun , 2017  

    Is digital marketing the secret ingredient your business recipe is missing?

    (Answer: It absolutely is.)

    Whether you’re new to the idea of digital marketing or ready to take the next step in your digital plan, you’re smart to be thinking ahead. Good digital marketing can change your business. Here’s how.

    You’ll Raise Brand Awareness
    Nebulous terms like “brand awareness” are hard to wrap your mind around, but if you’re new to the market or expanding your business, brand awareness is everything. The marketplace is crowded. Standing out requires being top-of-mind and recognizable to your target market, and online marketing is the absolute best way to get your brand in front of the most people for the least amount of money. Period. more!

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    Searching for a Plumber in Charlotte? 1 Call Plumbing

    3 Jun , 2017  

    CRESN member Paul Mesiti, owner of 1 Call Plumbing, a highly respected and requested plumber operating out of Charlotte NC, provided the CRESN group with an informative and fun presentation this week. As always Paul used his infectious brand of smarts and humor to get his point across.

    Every father in-law in history is a plumbing and home repair expert, but hiring someone that isn’t a trained professional to work on your plumbing could cost you big in the long run. When it comes to repairing or updating your plumbing, installing a new hot water heater, replacing the garbage disposal, or running a line to a new sink, ice machine, or appliance, leave the handy work to a trained professional. more!

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    Charlotte Home Cleaning Service – Martha’s Cleaning Service

    28 May , 2017  

    Martha’s Cleaning Service is a Charlotte Home Cleaning Service with a highly-trained staff. They use techniques to keep your home free of bacteria and cross-contamination. When you schedule a service, you are never obligated to follow a contract. Their house cleaning company offers weekly, biweekly, or monthly service to clients. They allow clients to see exactly how we clean so they know they are meeting their exact specifications. Their high quality services are available throughout North Carolina and beyond from Matthews to Mint Hill, Indian Trail to Indian Land. more!

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    3 Tips To Get More Out Of Networking

    21 May , 2017  

    The value of networking is obvious. Surround yourself with successful people and it’s easier for you to be successful as well. Unfortunately, the benefits of networking are often squandered as people pursue relationships with selfish motives. To help you avoid that fate, here are three things you can do to grow your network the right way, right now.

    1. Shift your mindset

    The real goal of networking is to help other people. It’s much easier to build quality relationships when you help others achieve their goals instead of telling them about yours. Sure, it would be great if they put in a good word for you every now and then, but asking for favors should only become a possibility once you have provided value to them. more!

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    Charlotte flooring company Floor Coverings International

    21 May , 2017  

    The CRESN membership recently enjoyed a presentation from the Charlotte flooring company, Floor Coverings International about the many wonderful types of flooring solutions their company has to offer.

    Known as the premier flooring company serving the greater Charlotte, NC area, they provide high quality design and installation services and carry the latest flooring products including hardwood, carpet, stone, and tile flooring.

    Floor Coverings International will design the perfect flooring for your home, from options including hardwood flooring, carpet, stone, tile, cork, bamboo, green flooring products, and much more. Now you can enjoy the experience of a flooring boutique right in your own home. Get started with a complimentary, in-home consultation! more!

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    Best Charlotte Realtor® – Tim Miller of RE/MAX® Gateway Professionals

    13 May , 2017  

    CRESN president and Charlotte Realtor® Tim Miller recently provided the CRESN membership with an excellent presentation about his philosophy of what it takes to be a great real estate professional.

    As the owner of RE/MAX® Gateway Professionals, Tim is committed to customer service and positive outcomes. He uses his experience to help others buy or sell Real Estate in and around the Charlotte North Carolina area. Whether he’s showing homes on Lake Tillery, Ballantyne, or Matthews, listing horse properties in Weddington or advising distressed homeowners about avoiding foreclosure, he is committed to the customer. more!

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    Need help moving in Charlotte? Easy Movers can help!

    6 May , 2017  

    Member Suzanne Bumgarner recently spoke to the CRESN group about the moving and relocation services that Charlotte NC moving company Easy Movers’ Inc. provides to their customers.

    From Personal Moves, Corporate Moves, International Moves, Storage Facility, and Packing Supplies, Easy Movers truly makes moving “easy”. They will do everything in their power to make sure that you have the most satisfying move imaginable.

    Easy Movers, Inc. provides comprehensive moving and storage services to satisfy all personal, corporate, commercial and international moves. A member of the Better Business Bureau, the North Carolina Movers Association and the American Moving and Storage Association among other industry professional organizations, Easy Movers won the 2008 Charlotte Magazine BOB award, best of the best in Charlotte the category of moving & storage, as voted on by the readers of Charlotte Magazine. more!

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    Have termites? Call Palmetto Exterminators, Inc.

    22 Apr , 2017  

    CRESN Member Nick Frantz of Palmetto Exterminators, Inc. recently educated the CRESN members about the professional pest removal services his company provides. From termites and mosquitoes to bed bugs and roaches, Palmetto Exterminators can control and remove pests from your home.

    Termite protection is not a luxury, it is a necessity! Each year, termites inflict $4-$5 Billion worth of damage to homes, like yours, across the country. This is damage that is not covered by most homeowners’ insurance policies. In the southeast, subterranean termites are a common occurrence, so it’s not a matter of if you will get termites but when. more!