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Nancy Jenkins Named Realtor of the Year

by Nancy Jenkins Team

Nancy Jenkins accepting award at NVBR event -
Realtor of the Year Nancy Jenkins (right) with last year's winner, Kathie Desautels. (NVBR)

What qualities go into making a great real estate agent? Friendliness, professionalism, experience, persistence, knowledge, patience, determination, and chutzpah, just to name a few.

According to members of the Northwestern Vermont Board of REALTORS, Nancy Jenkins has these qualities in abundance. This year, Nancy was named the 2012 NVBR REALTOR of the YEAR!

On May 22, NVBR presented Nancy with the distinguished award, at its annual gala honoring realtors of distinction. Nancy's family and team were there cheering her on.

Nancy has been helping families buy and sell homes in northwestern Vermont since 1980. Over the years, she has made a name for herself as THE source for real estate expertise and marketing in Vermont.

Her bold advertising (popping up on CCTA buses and shopping carts) and customer perks (like the Annual Movie Day and free moving trucks) have earned her a reputation as a trailblazer and a business leader.

As her daughter Alison shared in Nancy's award video,  "Growing up in a real estate household was always fun. People would know Nancy. They'd say, Oh, I saw your mom on the side of a bus. Oh, the shopping cart had your mom. She was always doing things ahead of other people. So it was really standing out."

Her youngest daughter Amanda added, "She can always get a lot done. And that's what she's taught me: You can make anything happen, you can succeed at anything."

NVBR's Realtor of the Year award doesn’t just go to top real estate producers. It goes to agents who have given their hearts to the community through dedicated community service.

Nancy is on the board of the Boys & Girls Club of Burlington and brings her support to many local groups, including Women Helping Battered Women, Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf, Go Red for Women, and the United Way of Chittenden County.

"I think Nancy does what she does for the Boys & Girls Club because she is a leader. She is very action oriented," says Mary-Alice McKenzie, Executive Director, Boys & Girls Club of Burlington.

"I think there's something in her soul that reacts against injustice. When she became aware of the number of children in her own community who are struggling with the effects of poverty, she did what caring people do. They look at themselves and say, How can I make this better." 

This year marks the first time that Nancy was recognized by NVBR as REALTOR of the YEAR for her distinguished service as a top-notch estate agent and a passionate community supporter.

Congratulations for this well-deserved award!

Nancy Jenkins Team Helps Win a Challenge Grant for the Boys & Girls Club!

by Nancy Jenkins, CRB, CRS

We are very proud to announce that the Boys & Girls Club of Burlington is the recipient of a 2011 Prudential Global Volunteer Day Challenge Grant.

The club will receive a $1,000 grant from The Prudential Foundation, in recognition of its committement to improving the lives of children and families in Burlington. Congratulations to all of the wonderful kids and staff at the club who contribute so much to our community.

The grant comes as the result of a special Dinner & Internet Essentials Night held at the Club, on September 29, 2011, that was organized and led by the Nancy Jenkins Team. Our team had help from an enthusiastic group of volunteers, made up of clients, customers, and vendors.

The Boys & Girls Club of Burlington has served area youth since 1942. Their mission is to inspire and enable community youth to realize their full potential as productive, healthy, responsible and caring citizens. They offer programs for children and teens in grades K-12.

"Entrenched poverty has escalated," says the club, "and we have expanded our services that focus on the basic needs of the children we serve--food, clothing, and adult guidance."

The Nancy Jenkins Team has been a long-standing supporter of the Boys & Girls Club, organizing regular dinners at the club's Kids Cafe and assisting with promoting other club events. Nancy Jenkins serves on its Board of Directors.

Says Nancy, "We really enjoy meeting the kids and working with clients and cusomters during the meals we organize for them a few times each year. Every child is a gift and every child has unique strengths that contribute to our community."

Prudential's Global Volunteer Day is celebrated annually on October 1. It brings together over 30,000 volunteers worldwide participating in more than 800 projects in 11 countries. It is an initiative of The Prudential Foundation, which invests over $25 million annually in grants that support the revitalization of communities and support Prudential employees' community engagement efforts.

Our sincere thanks goes to The Prudential Foundation--and the many people who participated in our Global Volunteer Day event--for their generosity.

We Had a Blast at the Boys & Girls Club!

by Nancy Jenkins, CRB, CRS


Four fabulious kids at the Boys & Girls Club of Burlington, sporting Prudential
Cares t-shirts, on "Dinner and Internet Essentials Night," on Sept 29, 2011.

On Sept 29, 2011, the Nancy Jenkins Team organized a fun-filled "Dinner and Internet Essentials Night" for kids at the Boys & Girls Club of Burlington. The event was organized as part of Prudential's 2011 Global Volunteer Day. We had a blast!

We started our event on September 27 with a trip to a local apple orchard, Shelburne Orchards, where children picked apples and completed a treasure hunt. Each child took home apples—and picked apples for our main event on the 29th. Delicious!

The dinner was a huge success, with over 130 children served. A local prizing-winning BBQ team, Sweet Breathe BBQ, headed by one of our former clients, helped us to make a nutritious dinner of pulled chicken, pasta salad, green salad, and vegetables with dipping sauce—as well as cake and apples for dessert. The kids loved the BBQ! Of the 40 pounds of chicken made, none was left by the end of the night.

The highlight of our event was a Computer Give-away. Our team donated 11 gently used Dell desktop computers that were raffled off during dinner. Eleven happy children took home a computer to share with their family, perfect for doing homework, writing e-mails, surfing the web, and more.

This is our third year at the Boys & Girls Club of Burlington. It's a terrific way to support children in the community.

A huge THANK YOU to everyone who helped make our event a success:

Carol Blouin, Russ Cooke, Jason Gerlack, Diane Handy, David Miner, Cindy Warfield-Sowalskie, Maggie McEntee, Eric Gray, Chris Mazur, Sweet Breathe BBQ, Mark Benton, Gabe Handy, Eileen Casey, Laura Ludlum, David Cooper, Pamela Hunt, Alison Barges Derouchie, Meredith Barges, Jennifer Cassani, Ruth Hamilton, Patti Brinckerhoff, Nancy Cathcart, Benton Mitchell, Jim Mitchell, Brianna Sibley, Bryan Jackson, Alison Card, David Card, Glenn Sowalskie, Tuck Rainwater, Nick Cowles

Check out the full photo album on our Facebook page -- www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150335243703893.352009.206999083892&type=3. Please "Like" us while you're visiting!


Manning the grill: from left, Dave Bessery; Nancy Jenkins and Cindy Warfield-Sowalskie
of the Nancy Jenkins Team; Eric Gray, of Sweet Breathe BBQ; and Marc Benton,
of Regency Mortgage Corp.

On September 29, The Nancy Jenkins Team and our clients will host a BBQ dinner for kids at the Boys & Girls Club of Burlington, prepared by Grill Master Eric Gray, of Sweet Breathe BBQ. Our team of 15-20 volunteers will plan, cook, and serve a nutritious 3-course meal for nearly 100 kids.

But that's not all!

In conjunction with the BBQ, ComCast will host an informational event for parents about its Internet Essentials Program. Through the program, qualifying families can purchase fast, reliable internet home service for just $9.95 per month. As ComCast explains, “If your child receives free school lunches through the National School Lunch Program, you may qualify.”

To top off the night, The Nancy Jenkins Team will raffle off twelve "gently used" Dell computers, loaded with basic software and ready to go.

In volunteering during this week, the Nancy Jenkins Team and our group of client and vendor volunteers join forces with thousands of Prudential associates and volunteers around the world participating in Prudential’s 2011 Global Volunteer Day. Held every year near the first weekend of October, this initiative encourages Prudential associates to get more involved in their communities.

Last year, over 25,000 associates, their families, and friends made a difference in 7 countries, 41 states, and over 800 projects. With your help, we can make this year’s event an even greater success!

Shifts are available between 2:30 and 6:00pm, with food prep, serving, and clean-up.

Based on our participation, The Prudential Foundation may also provide a generous $1,000 grant to our nonprofit partner organization, the Boys & Girls Club of Burlington.

Join us! Join in the fun! Meet the fabulous kids of the Boys & Girls Club.

For more information or to register as a volunteer, e-mail meredith(at)nancyjenkins.com.

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