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NAIOP DLs

Developing Leaders of NAIOP set agenda

The 2015 NAIOP Arizona Developing Leaders’  calendar features educational events, a day at the ballpark and teaming up for Pat’s Run as part of its philanthropic endeavors.

Highlights include:

• Mix and mingle with the best and brightest young professionals in commercial real estate at the DL spring training game and mixer March 6 at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick;

• Get acquainted with other members and learn more about where you will fit best in the organization at the roof top new member orientation mixer March 26;

• Diversify your networking with the NAIOP, CoreNet Global, ICSC and ULI mixer at the Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa April 23;

• Team up with fellow members for a great cause and some exercise at Pat’s Run, April 25.

 “This is going to be a great year full of opportunities to gain a deeper insight into what’s going on in commercial real estate in Metro Phoenix through educational events, community involvement, networking with other talented individuals and growing your career through this organization,” said Robert Guerena of Seefried Properties, Chairman of the Developing Leaders Steering Committee. “Look for more events to come throughout the upcoming year.”

All NAIOP members who are age 35 or under qualify to participate in the Developing Leaders program, whether they joined through the DL membership category or as part of a corporate membership.

Delivering high quality educational and mentoring opportunities while building lasting relationships and impactful philanthropic events with St. Vincent de Paul, the NAIOP DL 2015 charity, are all big parts of the Developing Leaders’ role in NAIOP Arizona, Guerena said.

For more information on joining NAIOP Arizona Developing Leaders, visit naiopaz.org/dl/.

volunteer

Paying it forward: Why it Matters

If one person can make a difference, think what an entire company can do.

Giving back has been at the core of many great businesses, but there is a growing trend in the way businesses are paying it forward — employee-volunteer programs.

Many businesses understand that it’s more than just numbers, it’s about values. Generosity and corporate responsibility are some of those values. Generosity demonstrates a genuine corporate value that benefits the company and employees. Many businesses have started to make it a fundamental part of their mission.

In many different ways, businesses are looking for ways to reach their consumers, connect with them on a personal level and give back to the communities in which they live and serve. Through employee volunteer programs like HERO at Harrah’s Ak-Chin, employees volunteer thousands of hours each year to help individuals and communities in need.

Some recent HERO success stories include:

* Employees raised $7,000 for the Dove’s event to help with a late life domestic abuse program and shelter (first of its kind).
* Over 40 participants in Pat’s Run to help provide resources and educational scholarship support to veterans, active service members and their spouses.
* Participation in Maricopa Relay for Life dinner and walk raised more than $18,000 for cancer research.
* Employees collected 831 pounds of food and distributed to needy families at the FOR Maricopa food bank event.
* Partnered with the Ak-Chin Indian Community, with over 160 volunteers, for a community trash pickup in celebration of Earth Day.

But communities and organizations aren’t the only ones benefiting — businesses and their employees are also seeing the benefits, too.

What goes around comes around
Beyond helping the community, volunteer programs help employees. Volunteering boosts motivation and allows employees to work with each other outside of an office setting. When employees have the chance to give back in a meaningful way for something they care about, they will feel more positively connected to the business where they work.

As for businesses, a donation simply is not enough. It’s about the return. Making a lasting impact is just as – and perhaps more – important as defining your mission. You can’t solve disease or climate change with good intentions. As your name comes around as a business that is generous with their time and money, you’ll gain new customers, clients and overall respect from the communities you serve.

Other benefits:
* Improve relations with the surrounding community
* Enhance public image through a different platform
* Strengthen employee leadership and interpersonal skills
* Improve employee retention

Charity may begin at home, but it certainly does not end there. From the small grass-roots enterprises to large organizations, building partnerships with nonprofit organizations and supporting employee volunteer opportunities is a great way to give back to those who have helped support your business and will likely bring beneficial returns back to the business.

Mike Kintner is marketing director at Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino Resort.

 

 

Pat's Run

Podcast: 8th Annual Pat’s Run

In May of 2002, Pat Tillman turned down a $3.6 million contract from the Arizona Cardinals to enlist in the U.S. Army following the 9/11 attacks. In 2004, Tillman’s wife Marie founded the Pat Tillman Foundation and a year later the inaugural Pat’s Run took place in Tempe, Ariz.

The Pat Tillman Foundation was set up to raise money for the Tillman Military Scholars, a program that supports active and veteran service members by financially supporting their pursuit of a college degree. Since the inception of the program, the Pat Tillman Foundation has invested more than $2.2 million in financial support for these scholars.

This year’s 8th Annual Pat’s Run will take place on Saturday April 21 starting near the Arizona State University football stadium. With limited space and the past couple years reaching capacity, signing up sooner than later is suggested — especially because this is the first year there will be no day-of registration.

And Pat’s Run isn’t just for the serious runner; walk, jog, run, do whatever you’d like. From competitive runners to families, friends and children, Pat’s Run is a day-long event that offers something for everyone.

This week I had the privilege of speaking with Tony Alba, the marketing communications manager from the Pat Tillman Foundation. We spoke about everything from the historical background of Pat’s Run to the registration deadlines and information about the race.

I encourage everyone to consider taking part in Pat’s Run and help support our nation’s service members and honor Pat’s legacy.

Enjoy the interview.

The 8th Annual Pat’s Run is taking place on Saturday, April 21, at Arizona State University with race times starting at 7:05 a.m.