Business briefs: Carson City agent recognized for outstanding service

Healthy Communities honored

The Healthy Communities Coalition of Lyon and Storey Counties was among dozens of Nevada groups honored during Immunize Nevada’s 2016 Silver Syringe Awards ceremony. The Coalition was named Outstanding Community Partner in Northern Nevada for demonstrating “exceptional dedication to immunizations and furthering the mission of Immunize Nevada through collaboration and partnership.”

Part of the rural coalition’s Community Prevention and Wellness Strategic Plan is to increase access to preventative care such as immunizations. Its regional Health and Wellness Hub works with Community Health Nursing Clinics, schools, Carson City Health and Human Services, Immunize Nevada, Community Chest, Lyon County Human Services, and others to bring affordable or free immunizations to Remote Area Medical clinics, Medical Outreach Response Events, food pantries, schools, and other locations.

Other Lyon County area groups honored included both the Yerington and Fernley Community Health Nursing Clinics, and the Yerington Paiute Tribal Health Clinic. Julie Dums, RN, of the Fernley Community Health Nursing Clinic, was awarded a Silver Syringe for Outstanding Immunization Nurse.

Carson agent recognized for outstanding service

Allstate Exclusive Agency owner David Smith has been designated an Allstate Premier Agency for 2016.

The designation is bestowed upon 32 percent of Allstate’s nearly 10,000 agency owners across the country. Smith was honored with it for outstanding business performance and his commitment to putting customers at the center of his agency’s work.

Smith’s agency is at 194 W. Winnie Lane in Carson City. He can be reached at 775-883-0505.

RE/MAX named top agency by Real Trends 500

RE/MAX Realty Affiliates ranked among the 50 most productive brokerages in the United States, based on home sales data in the prestigious 2016 REAL Trends 500 survey. The real estate company placed 47th with an average 20.2 transaction sides per agent.

The REAL Trends 500 ranks the largest U.S. brokerages in the country by total residential transaction sides with a minimum of 500 sides needed to qualify for participation. Re/MAX, with offices in Reno, Gardnerville and Carson City, placed 395 in units and 355 in volume on the report. Of the total 1,605 brokerages participating in the REAL Trends 500, one third, or 530, were affiliated with RE/MAX. The nearest competitor placed 386. Data from the survey show RE/MAX agents averaged 17.3 home sales, more than double the 7.9 average of all other agents and led all national franchises.

RE/MAX Realty Affiliates had a similar showing in the newly released RISMedia Power Broker Report. RE/MAX offices in Reno, Gardnerville and Carson City ranked 358 for sales volume among other real estate brokers across the United States.

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