Here at Mecklenburg Paint Company, being involved is an incredibly important part of what we do! Our Marketing Team loves staying active and social. Liz and Allison are members of BOMA; Liz and Stefanie are members of IREM; and Liz is our only member of CREW. Within each organization, we attend networking events as well as outreach events to give back to our community. Some of the organizations we volunteer for are including but not limited to: Second Harvest Food Bank, Habitat for Humanity, Charlotte Family Housing and Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte. We attend conferences, trade shows, golf tournaments and Holiday parties each year! Scroll below to see a sampling of a few events we have attended.
Liz and Team – On behalf of Gallagher, thank you SO much for your donation of the paint supplies so we could improve Sterling Elementary School. Attached a few before and after pictures of their teacher workroom – decorated for their school year theme of “Sticking Together”. Your generosity will not go unnoticed by their staff to over 750+ students as they head back to school!
We appreciate you! Claire Browning
Painting at Charlotte Family Housing
Charlotte Family Housing is one of our BOMA Grant Recipients. When BOMA Outreach asked CFH what projects they could use the most help with, they were quick to request a change in color to the walls on their second floor - they were so tired of seeing the yellow! Charlotte Family Housing follows a Trauma Informed Care (TIC) approach in everything they do, including choosing the new color for their walls. Trauma Informed Care is a social work best practice model that recognizes how past trauma deeply affects our present state of mind and decision making. While TIC is a large body of work, one of its focuses on is understanding how the space that people live in affect their experience, either triggering their trauma or soothing it. The lilac color that was chosen is a part of a palette that is specifically selected to help sooth residents and identify our shelter as a safe place that will allow them to grow and heal.
2019 IREM HAbitat for Humanity
Stefanie spent her Friday working along side other IREM Volunteers to help build the next step of this two-story home for Habitat for Humanity. It was a hot day out! Also pictured are photos from 2017’s volunteer event for Hope Haven.
2019 Ronald McDonald House
Another volunteer night cooking breakfast for dinner for Ronald McDonald House with BOMA.
MECK PAINT OPEN HOUSE
What an incredible event! For the first time ever, we opened our doors here at Meck Paint to clients, friends and family and it was such a success! 2018 was the roughest year personally for Meck Paint loosing the owner we love. 2018 was also the best year profitably for Meck Paint with the highest sales we’ve ever reached. We know Howard is looking down on us, proud of the legacy we are continuing in his name!
2019 Six-on-six Volleyball classic
Another year of fun at the VBGB Charity Volleyball Tournament with EastGroup and UNIFIED AV!
2019 BOMA GOLF Tournament
3rd Annual BOMA Topgolf Tournament was yet again a success!
Earth Day in ballantyne
Stopped by to say hello to some of our favorites at Northwood Properties on Earth Day and snapped a photo with Homer!
monthly Company Training
Each month we host a company training meeting for everyone in our office and field to attend. In these meetings we go over safety topics and review communication topics in order to stay ahead of our field. Meck Paint has always excelled in having an incredible staff and we aim to keep it that way for many, many years to come!
2019 second harvest food bank
A volunteer event with Second Harvest Food Bank through BOMA, one of our many organizations we are involved in. Hands on volunteering is one of our favorite activities with Meck Paint. We are always happy to give back to our community!
2018 Irem Christmas Party
TACKY Tiki Christmas Theme
Marketing gals all attended the IREM Christmas Party and Stef definitely won best dressed for the Tacky Tiki Christmas theme!
2018 BOMA Bakes for the Troops
Central Piedmont Community College
Each December, BOMA bakes over 5,000 freshly baked cookies to be delivered to the troops as they go home for holidays to be with their families. The baking is in partnership with CPCC and hosted in CPCC’s Culinary Kitchen. The cookies are then delivered to the USO so they can be distributed to troops at the Charlotte Douglas International airport. Thank you to our service men and women!
2018 BOMA Clay Shoot
The Fork farm and stables
This year was the 2nd Annual Clay Shoot with BOMA. Mecklenburg Paint sponsored a team and four of our office staff participated in the clay shoot - from left to right - Stefanie, Allison, David and Andy. The event was hosted at The Fork Farm and Stables in Norwood, North Carolina.
2018 IREM Golf Tournament
cramer mountain club
The IREM Golf Tournament this year took place at Cramer Mountain Club in Cramerton, North Carolina. To celebrate 25 years of IREM, the theme was Movies from 1993. Being so close to Halloween and having three dashing ladies to represent our company, our movie choice was Disney’s Hocus Pocus! Stefanie did an incredible job bringing our theme to life and winning us not one but TWO trophies at the award ceremony. Mecklenburg Paint was awarded Best Content and Most Creative! Always a great event and a fun day with clients!
2018 BOMA Annual conference
Charleston, South Carolina
The BOMA Annual Conference took place at The Mills House in Charleston, SC. It was another great event to connect with members in our industry. Meck Paint sponsored the Saturday morning breakfast! Following the breakfast, Liz and Allison attended an excellent Education Session with Rose Venditto from Beyond Words Consulting. Sightseeing and shopping took place during the day and ended with the BOMA Annual Dinner and Awards Ceremony on Saturday evening. Allison was awarded the 2018 Committee Volunteer Award.
Ronald mcdonald house
cooking dinner with boma
Helping a sick child fight their illness takes a big enough emotional toll on a family. Adding a financial strain can make it all almost too much to bear. Ronald McDonald House can help address those problems, whether they involve housing that’s near a hospitalized child, the expense of staying together in another city, or even getting basic medical and dental care in a vulnerable community. Three times a year, BOMA volunteers to cook dinner for those who are staying in the home. Our Meck Paint gals always enjoy volunteering any time we can!
Childress Klein and Beacon Partners were proud to host the 11th Annual Six on Six Volleyball Classic on May 10, 2018. The event pitted teams from the Charlotte commercial real estate industry in a head to head competition that promotes camaraderie and networking while raising awareness and support for local charities. We always have a blast sponsoring with EastGroup Properties! In the first image, are members of the Meck Paint Team: Stefanie Charron, Liz Etheredge, Allison Warren and David Warren.
2018 Hornets Game
Stefanie attended the Charlotte Hornets game with a few dear friends in the industry - Amy, McKenzie and Cosby. The ladies had a great time with great seats close to the action! Stef even was able to snag a great pic with Hugo :)
2017 cooking class
Liz and Stefanie had a blast attending the Salud Cooking School at Whole Foods Market with Chef Mara Norris! Their menu consisted of zucchini ribbon salad, grilled corn with triple citrus butter, fried chicken with chipotle peach salsa and peaches and cream trifle for dessert.
2016 Charlotte business journal
Family business awards
In 2016, Mecklenburg Paint Company was nominated to participate in the Charlotte Business Journal Family Business Awards. In the first image is Howard and Liz (Owners of Meck Paint), Mark (Howard’s Oldest Son) and his wife Megan, Allison (Howard’s Daughter) and her husband David, Ben (Howard and Liz’s Youngest Son) was unable to attend due to a prior commitment as a student at Winthrop University. It was a great honor for Mecklenburg Paint Company to be nominated and an even better excuse to have a family night out on the town! The Etheredge’s will forever cherish the time they spent together as a family this night.
IREM Christmas party
Each year IREM has a Christmas Party for its members. They are always a blast!
2017 IFMA Christmas Party
Each year IFMA hosts a Christmas Party for its members. They are always a blast!