ERA Real Estate, a leading global real estate franchisor, has named ERA Justin Realty, Co. of Rutherford, N.J., winner of the 2013 Circle of Light for Community Leadership Award in honor of the company’s consistent commitment to both community service and business, the company has announced.
Ronald and Carol Darby and Jennifer Darby Metzger, broker/owners of ERA Justin Realty, Co. accepted the award on behalf of their company during the ERA Real Estate International Business Conference in Los Angeles, Calif.
The Circle of Light for Community Leadership Award recognizes ERA companies for extraordinary commitment to community. These affiliates give time, raise funds and provide resources to worthy causes, thereby creating a culture of civic service within their companies and establishing themselves as a philanthropic leader in the areas they serve.
ERA Justin Realty, Co. has a legacy of contributing to its local community, as well as national charitable organizations. The firm continues to uphold its annual commitment to the Muscular Dystrophy Association by contributing time and money to fund programs such as the MDA Summer Camp. Additionally, the company recently launched The ERA Starfish Project, through which it strives to make a difference in the community by dedicating time to a wide range of charities including the American Cancer Society, local softball teams, Girl Scout troops and the Rutherford Theatre Company—to name a few.
“Every member of the ERA Justin Realty team embodies the commitment to community that is part of our brand’s DNA,” says Charlie Young, president and CEO of ERA Franchise Systems LLC. “Under Ron, Carol and Jen’s leadership, the firm not only advances the profession of real estate through their collaborative culture; they also enhance the lives of the people they serve through their philanthropic efforts. I have always admired the genuine kindness exhibited by the members of ERA Justin Realty and I am honored to recognize the company as the 2013 Circle of Light for Community Leadership Award.”
In 2013, ERA Justin Realty, Co. also launched its own organic co-op program with the goal of encouraging healthier lifestyles in the areas in which they serve while also supporting local farmers. And, on April 13, 2014, the company led the charge in a local American Cancer Society Color Run 5k. In the spirit of ERA Real Estate’s collaborative culture, they rallied runners from their firm, other ERA companies and the ERA corporate office.
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