Company News Archive
Join us in congratulating these CENTURY 21 The Moore Group Sales Associates on receiving the following awards from the CENTURY 21® System based on their 2008 production:
CENTURY 21 The Moore Group is pleased to welcome M. J. Hutto as a Sales Associate. No stranger to Orangeburg, M. J. has worked for over 30 years in the home improvement business and as a residential building contractor. He has chosen to use that experience to team with his wife, Trilvia, in sales for CENTURY 21 The Moore Group.
Trilvia Hutto received our Associate of the Year award for 2008.
October 2008: CENTURY 21 The Moore Group's entry for the 2008 Downtown Orangeburg Revitalization Association's Scarecrow Contest won "Most Original" for its "Joe the Plumber" theme. Thanks so much to Sherri Coates, Cal Bruner and Edna Fischer for their work on this project.
Herb Bradley of CENTURY 21 The Moore Group has recently (2007-2008) completed 40 hours of instruction with the Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service plus 40 hours of community volunteer work to become a certified South Carolina Master Gardener. The Master Gardener program was designed to use the services of trained volunteers with horticultural knowledge and a willingness to share that knowledge with others. The program started in Seattle in 1972 and is now active in every state, the District of Columbia and five Canadian provinces. South Carolina adopted the Master Gardener program in 1981 in Charleston County. The program has been a tremendous success and is now active in over half of South Carolina's counties.
Congratulations to Blanche Rutland of Orangeburg, winner of a fire pit given away by CENTURY 21 The Moore Group during the 2008 Orangeburg County Fair. Pictured is Ms. Rutland receiving the fire pit from Cal Bruner of CENTURY 21 The Moore Group.
August 2008 Listing Contest - Our Sales Associates split into two teams for some friendly competition with respect to the number of company listings which sold in August. The "Chihuahas" team (Trilvia Hutto, Lauren Dawkins, Alice Hutto, Robin Aull, Sherri Coates, Cal Bruner and Jarod Jenkins) came out on top and will enjoy a pizza party in September.
Marsha Benner recently was the grand prize winner of The Times and Democrat's "Sizzling Summer Sweepstakes" contest, whereby she searched the newspaper daily over a period of time for a secret word and mailed it in. Thanks to her persistence and dedication she's now the proud owner of a lovely new recliner from G&G Furniture.
Look for our booth at the Orangeburg County Fair, September 29 - October 5, 2008. We'll be handing out goodies and will have a new issue of our Real Estate Guide (full-color home magazine). Register to win a fire pit for use outdoors at your home during our upcoming crisp fall evenings.
Join us in offering Best Wishes to Allison Hewitt (formerly of CENTURY 21 The Moore Group) on her upcoming marriage to Clarence (Clay) Strider on October 25, 2008 at the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer in Orangeburg. Associates and Staff are planning a shower for Allison & Clay on October 8th.
AUGUST 2008: Jeannine Kees, Vice President and Broker-in-Charge of CENTURY 21 The Moore Group displays her prize for winning the Broker-in-Charge Golden Path contest, held weekly for all managers in the CENTURY 21® System. Congratulations to Jeannine for her knowledge and tech savvy!
We enjoyed seeing everyone who visited our booth at the 37th Orangeburg Festival of Roses on the weekend of May 2-4, 2008 in the beautiful Edisto Memorial Gardens. Pictured here are Sherri Coates of CENTURY 21 The Moore Group, at right in photo, presenting the wheelbarrow full o' goodies to winner Beth Phillips of Cope.
Herb Bradley and Sherri Coates, Sales Associates of CENTURY 21 The Moore Group, are pleased to announce that they will be partnering to better serve the needs of their clients, both buyers and sellers. Working together as partners, Herb and Sherri feel their combined attributes and skills will create a powerful synergy as they seek to provide superior service to their clients.
We held a massive Open House event on April 20, 2008, involving all of our Associates. Trilvia Hutto and her REALTOR® assistant, Tommie Garrick, awarded hanging plant door prizes to the following lucky attendees:
Congratulations to "Team Clayton," comprised of Pam & Mike Clayton, who were ranked 11th in the South Carolina/North Georgia Region teams in the CENTURY 21® system for 2007.
Join us in welcoming Carol Riley's first grandchild, Tilden Frederick Riley, V, born March 16, 2008 in Orangeburg. Weighing 7 lbs 12 oz, "T" and parents Taylor and Fred Riley of Orangeburg are doing great.
Thomas R. Kunz, President & CEO of Century 21 Real Estate LLC, recently announced the 2007 performance awards. CENTURY 21 The Moore Group received the GOLD MEDALLION® Award for outstanding sales performance in the CENTURY 21® System. We also received the coveted QUALITY SERVICE Award for 2007 at the office level, whereby our clients expressed high levels of customer satisfaction in surveys conducted by Century 21 Real Estate LLC. Kunz also congratulated Jeannine Kees, our Vice President and Broker-in-Charge, for reaching the outstanding milestone of 30 years of commitment, dedication and loyalty to the CENTURY 21® System.
Individual Sales Associates received the following CENTURY 21® System awards for 2007:
Edna Fischer received the 2007 Citizenship Award for Community Involvement from CENTURY 21 The Moore Group. Marion Moore, in presenting the award, said, "Edna's tireless involvement in the community, from the hospital foundation to the Downtown Orangeburg Revitalization Association (DORA) exemplifies 'giving back' to the community. She and all of our Associates are to be commended for the many hours of volunteer work they do to enhance the quality of life for all of us."
Trilvia Hutto was named 2007 Associate of the Year by CENTURY 21 The Moore Group, based on her production for the year. Congratulations, Trilvia, on your hard work and dedicated service to your clients.
Cal Bruner was named the 2007 REALTOR® of the Year by the Southern Midlands Association of REALTORS® (SMAR). Marion Moore, President of CENTURY 21 The Moore Group presented a plaque to Cal at the SMAR luncheon in early January 2008. Cal served as SMAR's President during 2007, and was cited for his hard work in maintaining a democratic association, fostering teamwork, participation and encouraging new ideas. He was commended for maintaining the association's bylaws, leading a number of successful community service projects such as the Keys to a Cure campaign, annual food and toy drives, and a monetary donation to the Edisto Chapter of the American Red Cross.
OK, enough serious stuff. Cal and Marion have been working together selling Orangeburg for eons. While rearranging his office recently, Cal unearthed the photo at bottom right from his DJ days in the mid-eighties. Look at those baby faces!
Lauren Dawkins of CENTURY 21 The Moore Group was named the January 2008 honoree for the character trait of "Good Manners" as a part of Orangeburg County's Community of Character initiative. "Good manners really speak a lot about a person's persona, their upbringing and how they treat others," said Lauren after receiving the award. "How they support and give to others pretty much gives an insight into one's nature and capabilities. You're basically judged not just on an outwardly aspect, but in the way that you treat others respectfully."
Read the entire article in the Times and Democrat.
T&D photo by Larry Hardy.
Pam & Mike Clayton are the proud grandparents of a new baby girl. Madelyn Amelia White was born at 9:10 p.m. on January 8, 2008. She weighed 7 lbs 13 oz and was 20.5 inches long. Their daughter Jennifer and the baby are both doing fine!
Congratulations to "Itchy" for winning The Times & Democrat's 2008 Pet Idol contest. A female Rottweiler mix, Itchy belongs to Alice Hutto, a Sales Associate at CENTURY 21 The Moore Group. Itchy was the beloved pet of Alice's daughter, Kristy Hutto, who was killed in an automobile crash in September 2007. Kristy was a generous, caring person, an emergency medical worker who devoted her life to caring for others. Now that she's gone, Alice has this gentle, sweet-dispositioned dog as a reminder of her daughter. The T&D sponsors the Pet Idol contest each year, with the proceeds going to Newspapers in Education.
Robin Aull and husband Sam welcomed baby daughter Lillian Abby Aull into this world at 3:53 p.m. on November 1, 2007. Abby weighed 7 pounds 3 ounces and was 21 inches long. On Halloween, the day before Abby's birth, a number of the women of CENTURY 21 The Moore Group showed their support for Robin (far right in photo below) by growing baby bumps of their own:
On October 14, 2007 we held an Open House Extravaganza at over 20 Orangeburg-area homes. CENTURY 21® franchises across S.C. held open houses that weekend, with one lucky South Carolinian winning free gas for a year. We gave away four $25 gas cards during the event, which were won by L. J. Myers, Jr., Ken McRae, Tarun Prabhakar and Art Brantley. Cal Bruner of CENTURY 21 The Moore Group is pictured here (at right in photo) presenting a gas card to Art Brantley.
Cal Bruner and Edna Fischer
We had a booth again this year at the Orangeburg County Fair. Our Associates and Staff not only manned the booth, but some entered their creations in various judged exhibits. Marsha Benner took home blue and red ribbons for her doll costumes, and Edna Fischer's floral arrangement won a red ribbon.
In early October, 2007, our Sales Associates attended the multi-day CENTURY 21® Fall Sales Rally in Myrtle Beach, SC. These sales rallies are great learning and networking opportunities for our Associates by day, and, as you can see below, a lot of fun after hours, too! (Click photos to enlarge).
Allison Hewitt, (former) head Property Manager of our Rental & Property Management division, has been named "Young Professional of the Month" for October 2007 by the Orangeburg Young Professionals. Upon receiving this award, Allison commented, "The past three years at MCR have been a great learning experience. I've had the opportunity to meet many different people and manage outstanding properties." Allison stated that her work with MCR has exposed her to many of the local groups and organizations that Orangeburg has to offer. She also is actively involved in her church, the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer. The Orangeburg Young Professionals, organized through the Orangeburg County Chamber of Commerce, holds networking socials at which young professionals get to know one another and share ideas about our community as well as knowledge and resources provided by their employment. Membership is open to anyone.
Glenda Lindler recently retired as our Financial Coordinator after many faithful years of service to CENTURY 21 The Moore Group. We're pleased to welcome Connie Ackiss (pictured at right) as our new Financial Coordinator. Connie has a B.S. in Business Administration from Claflin University and enjoys coaching softball in her spare time.
CENTURY 21 The Moore Group has been voted "Best Real Estate Service" in the 2007 "Best of the Best" contest sponsored by Orangeburg's The Times and Democrat newspaper. We previously won for "Best Real Estate Agency" for the years 1998 - 2005. We're delighted that readers of the T&D took the time to vote for us, and look forward to continuing to earn your business and trust.
Our own Edna Fischer (at center in photo), always active in Orangeburg's civic affairs, helped bring about the creation of Orangeburg's own "Rainbow Row." In her capacity as past president of the Downtown Orangeburg Revitalization Association, she approached Richard Smoak, set designer for the Orangeburg Part-Time Players (at left in photo) about painting the walls of a Russell Street alley. You can see from the photo that the project evolved into something much more than a simple coat of paint! Smoak drew on Charleston's famed Rainbow Row for inspiration for his mural of bright pastels. Also pictured is DORA's Curt Campbell. Photo by Christopher Huff of The Times and Democrat.
Trilvia Hutto of CENTURY 21 The Moore Group received the Rotarian of the Year award for 2006-2007 from the Rotary Club of Orangeburg. In addition, Trilvia was chosen by the Orangeburg County Community of Character project as exemplifying the June 2007 character trait of "respect."
The Southern Midlands Association of REALTORS® Community Service Project for June 2007 was the Greater Edisto Chapter of the American Red Cross. SMAR REALTORS® were generous in their contributions, and $766 was raised for this worthy cause. Here, Alice Hutto (at left) of CENTURY 21 The Moore Group presents the funds to Cindy Smith of the Greater Edisto Chapter of the American Red Cross.
"Team Clayton," comprised of Mike and Pam Clayton, received special recognition from Century 21 Real Estate, LLC for placing 18th among all teams in the Carolinas for performance in 2006.
Nicholas and Tiffany Myers won a wheelbarrow full of gardening goodies from CENTURY 21 The Moore Group during the 2007 Orangeburg Festival of Roses. We were delighted to once again sponsor this wonderful event which draws so many tourists to Orangeburg each spring. Here, Marion F. Moore of CENTURY 21 The Moore Group (at right in photo) presents the wheelbarrow to Nicholas Myers.
The Claflin University School of Business has honored the Orangeburg County Development Commission with the Henry Tisdale Excellence Award for 2007. This award is presented annually to organizations and businesses that exemplify outstanding service to the community and commitment to improve economic conditions. Our own Jeannine Kees, Chairperson of the Development Commission, said, "The relationship between the Claflin University School of Business and the Orangeburg County Development Commission demonstrates a collaborative effort dedicated to raising the standard of living for all citizens of Orangeburg County. We are pleased to receive such an award acknowledging the dedication and commitment of County Council and the Development Commission." Accepting the award for the OCDC was Executive Director, Gregg Robinson. Pictured are (from left) Robinson, Kees and Dr. Henry Tisdale, President of Claflin University.
CENTURY 21 The Moore Group held a Grand Opening/Open House for Phase V in the Laurel Hill subdivision on Sunday, April 22, 2007. Nine new homes on Airy Hall Drive in Laurel Hill are complete or nearing completion. Area builders of these exciting new homes starting in the $140's include Associate Builders, G.W. Berry Realty & Construction, R.K. Zeigler Construction, H.P. Walter Construction, Schwarting Builders, and R&L Development/Louis Hilliard. It was a beautiful day for the general public to come out and tour these homes. Mr. & Mrs. Marc Powell won a drawing for a $200 gift certificate to Orangeburg Ace Hardware after registering at each house on the tour. Here, Marion F. Moore, President of CENTURY 21 The Moore Group (at left in photo), presents the Ace gift certificate to Mr. & Mrs. Powell.
Thomas R. Kunz, President & CEO of Century 21 Real Estate LLC, recently announced the 2006 performance awards. CENTURY 21 The Moore Group received the 2006 GOLD MEDALLION® award for outstanding sales performance in the CENTURY 21® System. Individual Sales Associates received the following awards for 2006:
B. Jeannine Kees, Vice President and Broker-in-Charge of CENTURY 21 The Moore Group, recently completed the e-PRO® course to become one of a select few real estate professionals to earn the prestigious certification offered by the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®. With more than 70% of consumers beginning their real estate research on the Internet, e-PRO certified agents have the experience and expertise to meet the demands of today's buyer and seller.
Several of our Associates recently participated in a Teacher Fair at Orangeburg-Wilkinson High School. Our Associates are always great ambassadors for the Orangeburg County area and all it has to offer. Thanks, guys & gals, for giving up your Saturday in helping our public school system attract quality teachers to our area. Pictured (left to right) are Jarod Jenkins (former Associate), Sallie Covington Till (former Associate) and Allison Hewitt (former Property Manager) .
Sallie Till (now a former Sales Associate of CENTURY 21 The Moore Group) was a guest speaker at a “Saved By the Cable News Conference” in Columbia, SC, recently. She shared her first-hand experience as to how effectively cable median barriers were in preventing a potential tragedy following a wreck on I-20 this past summer in which her car was totaled. Miraculously, she suffered no injuries. Pictured front row: Sallie Till with Elizabeth Mabry, (then-) Executive Director, SC Department of Transportation. Back row, L to R: Lyman Whitehead, former Transportation Commissioner, Marion Carnell, Commissioner, Bob Lee, Division Administrator with the Federal Highway Administration, Bayles Mack, Former Transportation Commissioner, and Jim Schweitzer, Director of the SC Department of Public Safety.
Georgianna McGee of Orangeburg was the winner of our Christmas at Biltmore Estate contest held during the launch of our new website. Here, Marion Moore, President of CENTURY 21 The Moore Group, congratulates Georgianna and wishes her and her family bon voyage on their trip to see America's largest home, decorated for the holiday season.
Alice Hutto graduated in November 2006 from Leadership Orangeburg County, a year-long program taught by community leaders in which the participants meet monthly to learn more about our community. She studied education, economic development, health care, safety, government and other segments of Orangeburg County. The class projects were holding a cookout for underprivileged children at the City of Orangeburg's Children's Spray Park and awarding a college scholarship to an area high school senior.
Cal Bruner of CENTURY 21 The Moore Group was recently installed as the President of the Southern Midlands Association of REALTORS® for 2007. Here, SMAR's outgoing president, George Corley, at left, passes the gavel to Cal at the SMAR luncheon on November 2, 2006.
Alice Hutto was also installed as Secretary of the Southern Midlands Association of REALTORS® for 2007 at the November 2nd luncheon. Alice is in the center of the photo in the dark patterned shirt, and Jeannine Kees of our firm is at the podium.
Halloween Costume Contest
On October 26, 2006, several CENTURY 21 The Moore Group Associates and staff participated in the National Kidney Foundation Walk in Orangeburg, SC. These Walks give the public a chance to celebrate life and support the Foundation's mission for early detection of kidney disease. Beginning in the Edisto Memorial Gardens, the Walk was a two-mile excursion, with our office raising over $600 for the Kidney Foundation.
Jeannine Kees (at left in photo), Vice President and Broker-in-Charge of CENTURY 21 The Moore Group, presents a check from the RPAC of the Southern Midlands Association of REALTORS® to the Honorable Gilda Cobb-Hunter (D-Orangeburg), member of the SC House of Representatives, on October 24, 2006 in Santee, SC.
CENTURY 21 Pacesetter Awards for 2006