Raising Funds through Live Music

York is excited to once again sponsor Band Together!

In response to the tragedies of September 11, 2001, the founders of Band Together wanted to create a positive change and impact in the community. Since then, Band Together has used the power of live music to donate over $10 million to Triangle area nonprofit organizations. The organization began by raising funds to support international tragedies and now raises funds and awareness with a nonprofit partner each year. This year’s mission is to support housing accessibility in the Triangle.

To learn more about events happening near you or how to get involved, visit their website.

A Sweet Brokerage Outing

Our brokerage and marketing teams recently enjoyed a beehive tour led by much-appreciated client Bee Downtown. After the tour, the crew enjoyed food and drinks at nearby Boxyard RTP. This was a beautiful day and a great fall outing!

Bee Downtown developed the Bee Downtown Corporate Hive Program, which creates experiences such as beehive tours, honey extractions, and beekeeping classes to allow employees to engage with bees, agriculture, their workplace, and each other. Participants are able to understand the environmental and economic impact of pollinators and how they and their organization can help.

A huge thank-you to everyone who was able to attend and support Bee Downtown with their goal to achieve sustainable urban agriculture and create healthy honeybee populations.

To learn more about Bee Downtown, visit their website.

Loozieloo Children’s Boutique Grand Opening

Congratulations to our wonderful client Loozieloo on the opening of their first brick and mortar store! Check them out for a wide selection of baby and children clothing, toys, essentials, accessories, and other gifts. Located at 2045 Renaissance Park Place Cary, NC.

Broker James Troxler represented Loozieloo in their search for the perfect space and General Contractor Jack Forbes assisted with the construction work.

Q3 Employee Charitable Recognition

We are incredibly proud to support and promote charitable work and donations to nonprofits made by our employees. Because of their efforts, the following organizations will receive additional contributions from York:

• Boys & Girls Clubs of Wake County · OBO Lynne Worth, Property Manager

• Children’s Cancer Research Center · OBO Joe Sweet, General Manager of Bloomsbury Landscapes

• Note In The Pocket · OBO Brooke Hanford, Marketing Manager

• Note In The Pocket · OBO Robert Hoyt, Commercial Broker

• Pretty In Pink · OBO Lieutenant Tasha Wright, Security

A big thanks to our York employees for all they do out in the community!

Meet Our People

Captain Eric Thompson is a North Carolina native and an indispensable part of our Security Team.  He is married with 4 children and 3 grandchildren – all of whom live nearby and visit often.

He is originally from Little Washington and entered the United States Army straight out of high school. There he spent the next 26 years of his life, eventually becoming a member of the 82 Airborne – an elite division that can rapidly deploy in just 18 hours’ notice.  Once out of the military, he completed a police training course, intending to work in the Washington, D.C., area.  Unfortunately, a hiring freeze put an unexpected halt to those pursuits. Instead, Captain Thompson moved back to North Carolina, landing a job managing a warehouse for a furniture company.  He spent several years in the furniture business, shipping and receiving products from High Point to all over the world.  He says that after 9/11, the furniture business began to decline and after seeing an ad for York Security, he made the call.

Captain Thompson started out with York in 2009, filling in for a few days as an on-call security officer.  Not long after, he was asked to step into a role as a nighttime Mobile Supervisor and he has been a full-time employee ever since.  He is one of only a few York officers who is PPSB Certified for both armed and unarmed security.

When asked about his daily routine, Captain Thompson says that, with the exception of working from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM, there is no routine. Each day brings something new…alarm calls, break-ins, damage to property. A day that seems like it might be a slow one can turn hectic at the drop of a hat. With his straight-forward and calm demeanor, he doesn’t seem to mind. His favorite part of the job is interacting with our customers and the public.  He tells us that he is always striving to be better, each day. Words to live by!

Having someone as diligent and exceptionally qualified as Captain Thompson helping to lead our Security Team is a gift!  Many thanks to Captain Thompson for all that he does and for his years of loyal service.