VLTC is always looking for ways to innovate our day-to-day operations. This group of employees submitted ideas on how our company could best reduce paper usage throughout each of our offices and were each awarded cash for their great ideas! There were 22 participants in the Paper Reduction Initiative: (pictured) Dora Flores, Grizelda Rodriguez, Anna Ortega, Colleen Hanson, Ida Castaneda, Danny Gonzalez, Bertha Ramirez, Carmen Cortez, Zulema Ochoa, Cecilia Trevino, Tonja Gatton, Susan Valdez, Tommy Martinez, Heidi Garcia, Janie Marquez, Patty Galindo. (not picture) Janie Ramirez, Norma Morin, Cassandra Esparza, Gracie Sandoval, Crystal Rodriguez and Karla Cavazos. Thank you all for your great ideas that have already been implemented!
Special recognition goes out to Senior Escrow Officer Janie Marquez (McAllen Office) who received a WOW Award at our Quarterly TEAM meeting on Friday, May 5, 2017! A WOW Award is awarded to an employee who exemplifies above-and-beyond work ethic towards providing our customers and partners with exceptional customer service in the previous months.
Thank you, Janie, for going the extra mile and congratulations on a job well done!
Valley Land Title Co. is extremely proud to recognize four employees on their anniversaries and contributions to the growth of our company – Martin Marin, Policy Department celebrated 20 years of employment; Heidi Garcia and Sally Villarreal, Examination Department celebrated 10 years; and Norma Morin, Title Examiner celebrated 5 years.
Paul R. Rodriguez, CEO presented each of them with a framed certificate and a token of appreciation for their dedicated and loyal service at VLTC’s Quarterly TEAM meeting on Friday, May 5, 2017.
Thank you for all you do and congratulations Martin, Heidi, Sally, and Norma!
On Saturday, April 22 VLTC participated at the Cynthia Jean Salinas (CJS) Memorial Scholarship Fund 5k Run/Walk for Domestic Abuse Awareness at the Edinburg Municipal Park. VLTC then, on Saturday, April 29, participated in Walk a Mile in Her Shoes 5k Run/Walk benefiting Mujeres Unidas, a local non-profit providing shelter and support services to victims of domestic violence and survivors of sexual assault. Thank you to those that participated in these 5k run/walks to support two great local non-profit organizations in our community!
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On Thursday, April 20, 2017, Valley Land Title Co. hosted a Cyber Crime seminar at the Lone Star National Bank Corporate Office. Cynthia Howell, a Texas Underwriting Counsel at First American Title with over 10 years title/escrow, presented a course for 1 hour CE Credit discussing topics regarding the current state of Cybercrime, tips on keeping systems secure and avoiding hacks from Hackers posing as Real Estate Agents, tips to arm clients against falling victim to various forms of wire fraud, and different schemes circulating within the industry. We will announce any additional events for CE Credit like this one on our Facebook (@valleylandtitleco) and Website.
Valley Land Title Co. celebrated its 11th Annual Spring Fiesta at our Corporate Office location on North 10th in McAllen. VLTC Staff was proud to serve over 400 customers with local Mexican food and desserts, drinks, and live music. Customers were able to take a picture at our photo booth with festive props and attire to take home with them as a memorable keepsake – take a look at some of the photos that were posted on our Facebook page. Thank you to all our wonderful customers, who were able to attend and be a part of the festivities, as well to VLTC’s hard-working Festival Planning Committee members who helped set-up and tear-down the event. You all are what made our 11th Annual Spring Fiesta a continual success!
Valley Land Title Co. staff attended the Women’s Council of Realtors (WCR) March Business Resource Meeting on Wednesday, March 15 at the McAllen Country Club where VLTC was recognized as Affiliate of the Month. Paul Rodriguez, CEO led the group in invocation before Keynote Speaker Keith Patridge, President and CEO of McAllen Economic Development Corporation and McAllen Foreign Trade Zone spoke on a topic regarding the “Economic Development on the Border in the Trump Administration” to 75 attendees. The presentation provided a fresh perspective on how the Rio Grande Valley and the economy across the border will be impacted during the current administration.
On Friday, February 24, 2017, approximately 60 Realtors, Attorneys, and CPAs attended a 1031 Exchanges seminar hosted by Valley Land Title Co. at Lone Star National Bank Corporate Office. VP of Investment Property Exchange Services, Inc. (IPX1031®) Carl Pikus presented a course for 1 hour CE Credit discussing topics such as types of 1031 exchanges, rules and timelines required for a successful exchange, potential short and long term tax benefits, and types of properties you can exchange – Carl’s extensive background in real estate financial planning enables him to strategically offer customized comprehensive 1031 solutions. VLTC plans to host additional events like this for CE credit in the coming future.
Valley Land Title Co. is extremely proud to recognize three employees on their anniversaries and contributions to the growth of our company – Marco Duarte, IT Manager and Irene Vazquez, Indexer on their 10 year anniversary as well as Tommy Martinez, Accountant on his 5 year anniversary. Paul R. Rodriguez, CEO presented each of them with a framed certificate and a token of appreciation for their dedicated and loyal service at VLTC’s first Quarterly TEAM meeting of the year on Friday, February 3, 2017. Thank you for all you do and congratulations Marco, Irene, and Tommy!
Valley Land Title Co. initiated the “Heart of a Child” project to collect unwrapped toys for underprivileged children and partnered with CASA of Hidalgo County, Inc. VLTC employees donated over 100 toys in honor of long time VLTC employee, Laura Mesquita, who has volunteered as a CASA advocate for 7 years. “We wanted to help make a difference and create a wonderful memory in a child’s life,” commented Susan Valdez, VLTC Director of Administration. CASA of Hidalgo serves over 1,000 children in foster care and VLTC wanted to do their part in ensuring that each child receives acknowledgement in their accomplishments, birthdays and holidays. The Mission of CASA is to speak for the best interests of the children in the courts by promoting and supporting quality volunteer representation to provide each child a safe, permanent and nurturing home. Pictured with VLTC staff are Diana Almaguer, CASA Executive Director; Bianca Lopez, CASA Volunteer Coordinator and Judy Espericueta, CASA Administrative Assistant.