Summit Luminary Fund Raises Over $63,000 for Local Charities

The Annual Summit Luminary Fund Project began 33 years ago and has grown into a successful community effort that raised over $63,000 for local charities this past year. Over 30,000 luminaries purchased by homeowners lined the streets of Summit on December 25th with a gorgeous glow. This beautiful sight, and the spirit of community that it represents, makes Summit a special place to live.

Since the inception of the Summit Luminary Fund, Lois Schneider Realtor has been the underwriter of this magical event. “We are proud to work with the Summit Luminary Fund and the non-profit beneficiaries that contribute so much to our town. At Lois Schneider Realtor we are committed to helping support their work. We’d like to thank Summit Luminary Fund President, Barbara Romano for her continued hard work and dedication, as well as all the area leaders and volunteers,” stated Karen Schneider, President of Lois Schneider Realtor.

Barbara Romano and Karen Schneider presented checks to the following beneficiaries: Senior Connections, Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad, The Valerie Fund’s Camp Happy Times, SHIP Summit Helping Its People, SAGE Eldercare Spend-A-Day, Summit Santa Claus Shop, Area Baby Center (ABC), Bridges’ Summit School Supply Drive, and The Christ Child Society of Summit Layette Program.

(back left to right) Terry Andrews, The Christ Child Society of Summit Layette Program; Valerie Garcia, Area Baby Center (ABC); Deanna Butters, SAGE Eldercare Spend-A-Day; Fred Jenny, Executive Director of SAGE Eldercare Spend-A-Day; Miles McMahon, Senior Connections; Pam Hayes, Lois Schneider Realtor and Senior Connections; Lois Bhatt, Bridges’ Summit School Supply Drive; Barry Kirschner, The Valerie Fund’s Camp Happy Times.
(front left to right) Lisa Parkes, Summit Santa Claus Shop; Karen Schneider, President of Lois Schneider Realtor; Barbara Romano, President of Summit Luminary Fund; Pam Kuhn, Area Leader of Summit Luminary Fund.

 

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Latest Statistics for the Towns of Summit, Chatham, Madison, New Providence, Berkeley Heights, and Millburn/Short Hills.

At Lois Schneider Realtor, we make it our business to provide the latest statistics for the communities that we serve. Click here to view a detailed 2013 to 2014 Year End comparison chart for the towns of Summit, Chatham Borough, Chatham Township, Madison, New Providence, Berkeley Heights, and Millburn/Short Hills.

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Summit NJ Participates in 17th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

Across the country communities, activists, and volunteers came together to honor the memory of the great civil rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., with parades, special services, and volunteer events on Monday, January 19th. Locally, many volunteers participated in the city of Summit’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, led by community organization, Shaping Summit Together. Among the participants Mayor Ellen Dickson, attended the Celebration of Community Service Luncheon at St. John’s Lutheran Church, where Raul Cadavid, community health educator at Overlook Medical Center; Emilie Boggis, Assistant Minister of The Unitarian Church; and Frank Bolden, Esq., retired Vice President of Diversity at Johnson & Johnson, were honored as recipients of the “Keeper of The Dream” Award.

Local events included a morning of outdoor work with “Spruce Up for Spring,” sponsored by Reeves-Reed Arboretum; “Bridge the Gap Between the Housed and Homeless,” sponsored by Bridges Outreach; a movie and dance party event, “TryCAN Families at the Movies”; and a community blood drive sponsored by The Rotary Club of Summit and New Providence and The American Red Cross. In addition, over 300 local residents attended an Interfaith Evening Service at Fountain Baptist Church where Duke University’s Dean of Chapel, Dean Luke Powery’s sermon reminded all of Dr. King’s great message and legacy.

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Summit Streets Aglow

One of the most beautiful moments in our community each year is driving through Summit, New Jersey on the evening of December 24th to see the streets aglow with luminaries. This glorious sight, and the spirit of community that it represents, makes Summit a special place in which to live. The funds raised by selling the luminaries brighten the lives of many in need throughout the year. This year, the rain date is December 25th. Please check the following site for confirmation: http://home.comcast.net/~barbararomano.

The Summit Luminary Event is made possible through the dedication of Barbara Romano, the Founder and President of the Summit Luminary Fund, and the funds donated by Lois Schneider Realtor in Summit, who underwrites the event each year by purchasing all supplies. Special thanks also are extended to the area leaders who coordinate the orders and deliveries, and the many volunteers who give their time to fill thousands of bags with sand and candles.

This year’s recipients are: Senior Connections, Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad, The Valerie Fund’s Camp Happy Times, SHIP Summit Helping Its People, SAGE Eldercare Spend-A-Day, Summit Santa Claus Shop, ABC Area Baby Center, Bridges’ Summit School Supply Drive, and Christ Child Society of Summit Layette Program.

 

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Announcing a New Sales Associate at Lois Schneider Realtor

Christine Murray, a former licensed sales assistant with Lois Schneider Realtor since 2013, has joined the Lois Schneider Realtor team as a licensed sales associate. Christine has excellent insight into the local market, has polished her skills from working with one of Lois Schneider Realtor’s top producing teams, and has formed many valuable contacts from her extensive work in the community. Christine is a Summit resident since 2004 with two children enrolled in Franklin Elementary School and two children attending Summit High School. She is a class parent for the Summit High School’s senior class, as well as a volunteer at Franklin School’s activities.

She is currently sustainer member, Junior League of Summit; sustainer member, Summit Junior Fortnightly Club; as well as a member of the YMCA of Summit, a past board member of Clearwater Club Corporation, and member of the Beacon Hill Club where she is an avid paddle tennis player.

Her strong professional skill set, local roots, and community involvement make her the perfect addition to Lois Schneider Realtor, the current market leader in Summit, New Jersey.

Click here to view Christine’s complete profile.

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Lois Schneider Realtor Supports Run for the Red

On Sunday, December 7, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., dedicated race-goers will brave the chilly winter weather for the American Red Cross’s “Run for the Red: 5K Race and Walk” starting at the Millburn Free Public Library, 200 Glen Avenue in Millburn, NJ. This certified course (USATF-NJ Grand Prix Event for 500 points) will weave through the South Mountain Reservation and the first 300 “packet pick-up registrants” will be given a race-day, souvenir t-shirt.

Lois Schneider Realtor is proud to be both sponsor and team participant in this excellent fundraising event that helps support emergency service programs in our area.

Sign up online by visiting www.redcross.org/NorthJerseyRegion or donate through Lois Schneider Realtor’s fundraising page at https://www.crowdrise.com/TeamLSR.

Lois Schneider Realtor President, Karen Schneider with Christine C. Hodde, Executive Director of the American Red Cross, New Jersey Crossroads Chapter.
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Latest Statistics for the Towns of Summit, Chatham, Madison, New Providence, Berkeley Heights, and Millburn/Short Hills.

At Lois Schneider Realtor, we make it our business to provide the latest statistics for the communities that we serve. Click here to view a detailed 2013 to 2014 Quarter 1-3 comparison chart for the towns of Summit, Chatham Borough, Chatham Township, Madison, New Providence, Berkeley Heights, and Millburn/Short Hills.

Want more? If you are interested in receiving weekly reports detailing statistics and trends in our area, check out the “Market Updates” feature on the homepage of our website and choose the community that interests you. Simply click here and sign up today!

In addition, keep up-to-date with the happenings in your hometown and surrounding areas by visiting our facebook page. We continually post the latest news, events, market information, and more!

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Luxury Real Estate Features LSR President, Karen Schneider

LuxuryRealEstate.com‘s “Week in Review,” features our President, Karen Schneider in the Broker Q&A column.  The article explains her start in Real Estate, her career path, and the reasons for Lois Schneider Realtor’s success! Below is a snippet from the press release:

“The success of LSR starts with our extraordinary sales people, who have an incredible passion and dedication to their work. My mother had an uncanny ability to recruit the best of the best. We also are blessed with great support staff, including a top-notch marketing and graphic department that create a high-quality, consistent look across all collateral materials.

From the beginning, LSR has occupied a unique market niche, a true boutique firm in the days of mergers, expansions and buyouts by huge national companies. When my mother founded the company, she opted to establish a strong brand with just a single office that she strategically opened in the heart of the upscale town of Summit, New Jersey, a direct train line away from Wall Street. Her mission was to offer unparalleled personal service through excellent local-based market knowledge and expertise, hiring only highly skilled professionals who had their finger on the pulse of the community.

Moreover, the company’s extensive philanthropic endeavors are at the heart of LSR’s business philosophy, where we feel that giving back to the community is an essential component to building meaningful relationships and establishing good will.”

Read more here: http://www.luxuryrealestate.com/news/press_releases/5621-broker-qanda-karen-m-schneider-lois-schneider-realtor

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Stop in, check out our Summit Hilltopper windows, and receive a free giveaway!

We are proud to be Summit Hilltoppers. And, given that this year’s Summit High School’s Athletic Hall of Fame Ceremony is next month, we wanted to kick off the new school year to reflect our Hilltopper pride!

At Lois Schneider Realtor, we’ve always been a strong supporter of the Summit area schools and athletic and arts programs. In fact, many in our company are veteran Hilltoppers. Our community involvement has been the hallmark of LSR since 1976. So, when you pass by our storefront here on 431 Springfield Avenue, you’re invited to stop in, check out the windows, and come inside for a free giveaway!

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Lois Schneider Realtor Sales Associates named to Best Agents in America List

Lois Schneider Realtor is proud to announce that several top sales associates have been named to the prestigious “REAL Trends Best Real Estate Agents in America” list for 2014.  In order to qualify for this honor, individuals must have closed over $20 million in transactions, and sales teams must have closed over $30 million.  Honorees include: Cynthia Baker, named to the list based on individual volume, and Maren Dinsmore and Cindy Bienemann, Roey Dangler and Winnie Cavazini, and Linda Peck and Betsy Crosby were recognized based on team volume. Congratulations!

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