The Cooper River Bridge Run

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Kristen & Brent are our CARES Team at The Boulevard in Charleston, SC. They recently hosted a couple of really neat events centered around a big, annual event that goes on in their community: The Cooper River Bridge Run. Here's the lowdown:

They hosted a morning event and an evening event!

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The morning event included handing out water bottles, bananas, headbands, and shirts with their property's logo on them. It was a great marketing opportunity for their Greystar property because they handed out thousands of items with the property's logo. They also hired an '80s band (a big hit that scored the team and the property some time on the 6:00 and 8:00 p.m. news) to play while the runners were waiting for the race to start.

6:00 a.m. '80s dance party anyone?

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Then, Kristen and Brent hosted a relaxing evening event on race day for runners and their families to enjoy on The Boulevard property. They had a low-country boil for dinner, complete with a small acoustic band (made up of people they knew). This was also another great marketing opportunity for the property (and CARES) because people could come in, see the property, and experience first-hand what CARES has to offer. Not to mention the biggest impact…

Getting to connect with tons of people from around the community!

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How could you get more involved in your city's community? Is there an annual event that happens in your backyard or one that you could easily set up a tent/station at?

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What about marketing for your apartment community by representing them? This Greystar Property Manager, Regional Manager, Senior Managing Director of Real Estate, and more "high-ups" really enjoyed this event. They gave public kudos for it and have asked that it happen more often!

Are you part of a current or former CARES Team who knows of someone who would make a wonderful CARES Team member? If so, you can REFER A FRIEND and be eligible for our referral bonus up to $200.

Would you like more information on what it means to be a CARES Team? Visit our website today. You can fill out a quick info form and someone will contact you with more information. And, don’t forget to follow us on FacebookTwitter (@aptlife), and Instagram (@aptlife) – and use the hashtag #CARESteam.

June is Fresh Fruits and Veggies Month!

Can we all agree that the world (okay…maybe just America) needs to eat more fruits & veggies? Research tells us that doing so would solve lots of our health problems… so let’s celebrate National Fresh Fruits & Vegetables Month! Maybe if we celebrate fruits & veggies BIG enough, it’ll help our cholesterol, blood pressure, and heart disease… maybe? While we’re celebrating nature’s bounty with a watermelon seed spitting contest, a “Who can make the best sour lemon face?” contest, or bobbing for peaches, why not give some tips, tricks, and facts to help a sista (who needs to add color to her diet but hates anything that’s not a carb) out?

You could make this event all fun, games, and celebrating or throw in your desired amount of “education” along with it. Here are a few ideas we came up with:

  • Serve “in season” fresh fruits & veggies.
  • Label each fruit/veggie you serve with its health benefit {pictured}.
  • Make and serve dishes using fresh fruits/veggies and be sure to print out copies of the recipe for people to take home.
  • Display how many {2-4 cups of each depending on age, gender, & level of activity} fruits/veggies people need to eat and promote this calculator for people to find out for themselves!
  • Have a “salad building” party and provide out of the ordinary fruits/veggies. Great for kids!
  • Have a “try it out!” demo/table for how to  improve your skin with lemons. Be sure to try these out for yourself first!
  • Educate about food label reading or have a “Can you read it?” Food Label Reading Bee to see if people can pronounce what they’re eating (if I can’t say it… I don’t eat it!).
  • Talk about clean eating.

The possibilities are endless! Be sure to check out our Pinterest board for even more ideas (and events!) and don’t forget to tag us in your pictures on Instagram…@aptlife with the hashtag #CARESteam.