In lieu of a typical enrichment meeting lunch in May, the Affiliate Committee decided to host a “Meet Your Affiliates” Business After-Hours event on May 24th at the Danville Golf Club. This event also took the place of our traditional after-golf tournament networking event by providing a separate fun and relaxed environment for our members and affiliates to get to know one another.
Our affiliate and REALTOR® members alike were treated to heavy hors d’oeuvres and an open bar. Music was provided by Steven Collins of Soundwave Entertainment as guests enjoyed playing board games, yard games, and talking with one another.
Thank you to all who attended and helped make this event successful! If you were able to attend, please remember to fill out our survey we emailed you by June 8th! We want to hear your comments and suggestions about how to make this event even better next time!
Thank you to all members who attended April’s enrichment meeting!
Norma Brower, Fair Housing Officer for the City of Danville, and Ernecia Coles, Executive Director of the Danville Neighborhood Development Corporation, spoke at April’s enrichment meeting. Norma Brower briefly touched on the 50-year anniversary of the Fair Housing Act, and Ernecia shared information about her organization to our membership.
The Danville Neighborhood Development Corporation is a new local non-profit
whose mission is to improve Danville’s quality of life by empowering neighbors and community associations, encouraging local investment, and building neighborhoods of opportunity and choice. The organization has targeted particular areas of the city for revitalization and are excited to fulfill their mission in our city. To learn more about the organization and keep track of their progress, keep an eye on their website here!
Thank you both for speaking to our membership at this month’s enrichment meeting!
Thank you to all who attended March’s enrichment meeting at the Danville Golf Club!
Telly Tucker, Director of Economic Development for the City of Danville, spoke to our membership on March 22nd. Telly spoke about how Danville is investing in the River District by developing a walkable community of condo living, restaurants, and parks. Visible progress in the River District can be observed today!
Danville is also currently interested in attracting a variety of businesses to diversify our workforce and create a balance in economics and employment related to it. Being as Danville is situated near multiple big-name companies such as IKEA, ABB, and Goodyear (to name a few), we have a perfect opportunity to provide a streamlined workforce to all of these industries using programs like the Precision Machining program of Danville Community College (DCC).
Telly also spoke about how Danville is committed to investing in our youth by way of institutions like the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research. Using their Precision Machining facility in conjunction with dual credit hours for high school students and higher education DCC programs, Danville has a unique opportunity to provide a streamlined workforce trained using the most up-to-date equipment in a realistic setting that mimics those of companies like Rolls-Royce in Petersburg, VA. Most students are able to complete the program by age 20 with no student debt and in many cases, multiple great-paying job offers!
We are excited to see the growth in our area continue and see Telly’s work continue to do great things for our region! Thank you for speaking with our membership, Telly!
Thank you to all who attended our February member enrichment meeting at the Danville Golf Club on the 22nd!
Kyle Slosek, a Senior Cybersecurity Consultant specializing in Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing with Leidos Cyber, Inc., spoke to our membership about password best practices and online safety. Since REALTORS® are constantly in possession of sensitive information, it is imperative that they practice sound password practices and consider tips for better online safety. Thanks, Kyle, for your very enlightening presentation!
Remember the following tips when considering your passwords:
- Use long passwords (at least 12 characters)
- Use a variety of characters – uppercase letters, lowercase letters, numbers, and special characters
- Consider passphrases instead of passwords
- Make your passwords unique – do NOT reuse passwords across your accounts!
- Use the PAO (person – action – object) method
- Use two-factor authentication, when available
- Ensure your security question answers are not public information – stick to questions like “what’s your favorite food” or “what’s your favorite movie”
To view Kyle’s slides from his presentation, click here.