Member Speakers,Members,News and Tips

Granite expert Andre Campos educates the CRESN group

27 Jan , 2012  

Charlotte granite countertop specialist Andre Campos

Member Andre Campos of Carolina Stone, Marble & Granite, Inc. spoke to the CRESN group this week to help us understand the amazing process that goes into creating and installing beautiful granite countertops and other pieces.

Carolina Stone, Marble & Granite, Inc. provides quality craftsmanship in the fabrication and installation of marble and granite custom countertop installation services in and around the Charlotte area. Their staff will assist you in transforming your ideas and dreams into reality. Visit their showroom and production shop with slabs on site from which to choose. more!

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Handyman Jordan Tabor addresses the CRESN group

20 Jan , 2012  

Handyman Jordan Tabor educates the CRESN group about his Charlotte handyman services
Handyman Jordan Tabor educates the CRESN group about his Charlotte handyman services

Handyman Jordan Tabor educates the CRESN group about his Charlotte handyman services

Member Jordan Tabor of Charlotte spoke with our group recently about the various handyman services that he offers to his customers. With years of experience under his belt (no pun intended), Jordan has the ability to tackle just about any household job that requires attention. We are both happy and proud to have him as a member of our CRESN family!

As a professional in the construction industry for over ten years, Jordan will bring a background of construction management and residential remodeling and repair into your home. “Show up when you are expected and communicate with the homeowner” are axioms that have helped Jordan build a solid business. From exterior wood, window or handyman repair, to helping you with larger home needs one call can provide a myriad of services. more!

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How to get more referrals

19 Jan , 2012  

When you give a referral, the people on both sides should feel like they are being treated with respect – like V.I.P.s or the very important persons that they are. You should be able to give a perfect referral so that the people on both sides get back to you expressing their gratitude for your having made the referral.

To give a perfect referral, there needs to be a perfect process and it needs to involve the perfect people. You will need to create your own process according to your style and preferred approaches. Whether you only have enough time to squeeze out a few phone calls and emails between things or can fly to Jamaica for a round of golf or day of windsurfurfing to make proper introductions depends on your circumstances. Whatever your process, it needs to be sound. There is a sliding scale of referral process quality from bad to good. Where do your referrals fit on the scale? more!

Guest Speakers,News and Tips

Guest speaker Julie Nance from Turning Point Advisors addresses CRESN

6 Jan , 2012  

Julie Nance of Turning Point Advisors

Our group was fortunate to have as a guest speaker Julie Nance, principal with the Charlotte-based marketing firm Turning Point Advisors. TPA specialize in repositioning firms, transforming their business models and staging them for growth in revenue and investment.

Their specialties include:

  • strategic marketing and branding
  • public relations
  • product development
  • business development
  • market research
  • analyst and media relations
  • sales support
  • lead generation
  • website/SEO marketing
  • client relations
  • trade show and event management
  • advertising and human resources management
  • more!


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    Holiday Party Fun

    11 Dec , 2011  

    The first annual CRESN holiday gathering was a great success. Thanks to Kathleen Turner for hosting the event at her beautiful home, as well as Barbara and Carol for helping organize the evening. It was fun to see everyone “off the clock” as well as meet their significant others. Cheers!

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    7 Reasons Why You Should Update Your Website

    2 Dec , 2011  

    First off, this is NOT a sales pitch. This article  is based upon facts and reality. The Internet is growing at an amazing pace.  And developing  just as rapidly are both web design and online marketing techniques. What was hip and current a few years ago could be quite outdated today.

    If you depend greatly on your web site as a tool to bring you business, market your brand, or inform your clients and customers, than this post is directed towards you.

    So here we go:

    1. Search Engine Rankings

    Does your website rank good enough in the search engine? Do you need to include new keywords? Does your website have a high bounce rate? Does your website contain unstructured links or even broken links? more!

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    Guest speaker Julie Nance of Turning Point Advisors

    2 Dec , 2011  

    Julie Nance of Turning Point Advisors

    We are pleased to announce our guest speaker for January 5, 2012 is Julie Nance, President/Principal Consultant at Turning Point Advisors

    Turning Point Advisors is a Charlotte-based consulting firm focused on everything go-to-market. Strategy, business planning, and outsourced execution of marketing programs. They position companies for growth, acquisition and investment. Providing global B2B firms with strategic marketing leadership. Expertise in software, services and financial services. They specialize in repositioning firms, transforming their business models and staging them for growth in revenue and investment. more!

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    Happy Thanksgiving

    26 Nov , 2011  

    From all of the members of CRESN, we would like to wish everyone a happy and safe Thanksgiving weekend.

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    CPI Security’s Paul Zwicker presenting to our group

    17 Nov , 2011  

    Paul Zwicker

    Member Paul Zwicker from CPI Security presented the group with information about CPI’s home security systems. We thank Paul for a great job!

    Founded in 1976, CPI’s custom-designed security systems have kept families and businesses in North and South Carolina safe for more than 30 years. Through our advanced security offerings, CPI is leading the way in protecting what matters most. This superior quality of service is the result of our efforts to be involved in every aspect of our business. We are one of the only security companies to design, install, monitor and service our own security systems. Additionally, CPI has invested millions to create the most advanced central monitoring station in the country. more!


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    Ten Things You Should Know about Mold

    31 Oct , 2011  

  • Potential health effects and symptoms associated with mold exposure includes allergic reactions, asthma, and other respiratory complaints.
  • There is no practical way to eliminate all molds and mold spores in the indoor environment; the way to control indoor mold growth is to control moisture.
  • If mold is a problem in your home, you must clean up the mold and eliminate sources of moisture.
  • Fix the source of the water problem or leak to prevent mold growth.
  • Reduce indoor humidity (to 30-60%) to decrease mold growth by: venting bathrooms, dryers, and other moisture-generating sources to the outside; using air conditioners and dehumidifiers; increasing ventilation; and using exhaust fans whenever cooking, dishwashing, and cleaning.
  • Clean and dry any damp or wet building materials and furnishings within 24-48 hours to prevent mold growth.
  • Clean mold off hard surfaces with water and detergent, and dry completely. Absorbent materials such as ceiling tiles, that are moldy, may need to be replaced.
  • Prevent condensation: Reduce the potential for condensation on cold surfaces (i.e., windows, piping, exterior walls, roof, or floors) by adding insulation.
  • In areas where there is a perpetual moisture problem, do not install carpeting (i.e., damp basements).
  • Molds can be found almost anywhere; they can grow on virtually any substance, providing moisture is present. There are molds that can grow on wood, paper, carpet, and foods.
  • more!