The purpose of the program is to encourage employees to adopt healthy activities and incorporate these activities into their daily lives. The program also encourages teamwork, camaraderie, a sense of community, and celebration of teams and individual goals.
The program consists of two separate competitions – Branch/Operation and Individual. The dates of the 2021 challenge is from July 1st through August 31st. Each participant will need a step-counting device or app – for example, a Fitbit, smartphone, smartwatch, step counter, etc.
There will be 1st and 2nd place branch winners. The 1st place branch winner gets bragging rights and will receive the Annual Step Challenge Traveling Trophy to display proudly. The plaque will be engraved with the winning branch, program year, and average steps that gave them their win. The 2nd place branch winner will also have bragging rights and will receive the Annual Step Challenge Traveling Plaque to display proudly.
The winning teams (1st and 2nd place) will also have a meaningful celebration provided by their local management team.
The Individual competition of the Annual Steps Program Challenge will have three activity levels an employee may participate in: New category levels in 2021 – Category 1: 20,000 steps/day Category 2: 10,000 steps/day Category 3: 5,000 steps/day
Individual competitors have the chance of winning the pool money that was required to pay as a fee to enter!
Let’s give a round of applause for all of those who are participating! We encourage a healthy lifestyle for our employees – and of course, a little fun and lighthearted competition!
We have a new Alliance Employee Spotlight in the house – Reana Garcia!
Reana Garcia is Alliance’s Escrow Officer for our Meridian, Idaho branch. Reana facilitates the completion of real estate transactions as an unbiased third party, ensures all details with contract and loan instructions are adhered to, meets with sellers and buyers to obtain the final signatures once a file is ‘ready’, processes the transaction to its finality, and works with other departments such as title and funding in order to complete everything.
With 22 years of escrow experience and 9.5 of those years with Alliance – having Reana on your team is the way to go!
Of Alliance’s Core Values, “Teamwork” is Reana’s favorite. She explains, “You can’t provide any of the other values if you don’t work together to accomplish them. Our Meridian branch (and all of the Treasure Valley) do extremely well with working together to make sure our clients are taken care of as well as taking care of each other.”
When asked whom she admires, Reana thinks of her daughter. She continues, “I raised my daughter in hard times, and she’s proven how resilient and tough she can be. She’s got my spunk, and I know she’ll always keep improving in her life.”
Outside of work, Reana loves to spend time with her family and dog! She also schedules time to follow her passion – fitness. Reana explains, “I love to work out and build strength and endurance. I like to push myself physically to accomplish goals. I am competitive, so I like to join races and competitions that further push me.”
Reana’s favorite quote, “Without struggle there is no progress,” comes from Fedrick Douglass. To Reana, this quote means, “to embrace the struggle if you want to progress and succeed in life.”
Now that you’ve gotten to know Reana a little more, give a shout out to Alliance Title’s Meridian office on Facebook and write them in on your next transaction! Reana looks forward to helping make your home closing a simple and smooth experience.
We have a new employee spotlight! Please give a round of applause for Keehton Potter!
Keehton is our Business Development Representative for Alliance’s Meridian branch. He maintains relationships with current clients, develops new business relationships, and makes sure clients are receiving great service. Keehton believes clients can become great friends!
Of the Alliance Core Values, Keehton’s favorite is “Integrity.” He explains, “If you have integrity, then I believe the other core values will follow.”
Outside of work, Keehton enjoys playing a round of golf with good friends, and loading up his girlfriend, Tiffany, and their two dogs, Sophie and Eva, for weekend camping trips.
When asked whom he admires, Keehton immediately thinks of his grandmother. He continues, “The first person that comes to mind is my grandmother. She was always so full of love and wisdom.”
His favorite quote, “the world is changed by your example, not by your opinion,” by Paulo Coelho, is something Keehton tries to stick by.
Now that you’ve gotten to know Keehton a little more, give a shout out to Alliance Title’s Meridian branch on Facebook and write them in on your next transaction! Keehton looks forward to helping make your home closing a simple and smooth experience.
In Southwestern Idaho, you’ll find the “gem” in Gem County – Emmett, Idaho! Emmett is a vibrant and adventurous local community that holds excitement and hospitality in every corner.
Agriculture has been a major focus for this community and has made a huge economic impact on the town for more than 100 years. From strawberries, to cherries, apricots, blueberries, and apples – you’re sure to find delicious and locally grown fruit!
Their annual Emmett Cherry Festival has become the family hometown tradition! Since the 1930s, the community and surrounding cities have celebrated the region’s largest running festival every June; with fun activities, concerts, and yummy food, the Emmett Cherry Festival is the highlight to kicking off the summer months.
A 15-minute drive from the Black Canyon Reservoir, you’ll find our Alliance Title Emmett branch! With a combined experience of 25+ years in the title and escrow industry, our Emmett team is ready to close your transaction.
Our Emmett office prides themselves on all of the Alliance Title Core Values, and it certainly helps them stand out from the rest of the competition in Gem County. Teamwork – one of our core values – is something the Emmett office holds near and dear to their hearts. They have participated and volunteered in eight different events this past year! They include: the Emmett Rotary Foundation Dinner, Emmett Cherry Festival, Emmett Harvest Festival, REBA Bowling Fundraiser, Rose Evans Memorial Gold Tournament, Emmett Valley Friendship Coalition, Emmett Food Pantry, and the Gem County Christmas Toy Drive and Cheer Basket!
The Emmett Team enjoys the variety of work their customers bring to the table – whether it be a buyer, seller, agent, or surveyor. Their clients can be anything from a FSBO to Seller Finance that allows them to work directly with the buyer and seller – thus creating lasting relationships.
Outside of work, the Emmett branch loves to go on adventures! The team – Vice President & General Manager, Marilyn Knighton; Escrow Officer, Tiffini Woolley; and Administrative Assistant, Stephanie Harmison – love to go paddle boarding at Black Canyon, garden, spend time with family, swim, or ride dirt bikes/ATVs at Little Gem Cycle Park.
Whether you’re buying or selling commercial or residential property in Gem County, the professionals at Alliance Title’s Emmett location would be delighted to help make your next transaction a success!
With COVID-19 bringing uncertain times for many, Alliance Title & Escrow, under the parent company of Futura Title & Escrow Corp., made sizeable donations to various local charities in the communities they live and work in. Futura Title’s brands donated a total of $67,400 (equivalent to $100 per company employee) to various charities across the Pacific Northwest.
Alliance Title’s branches donated to the charities that were close to their hearts and who continuously aid in their communities.
With all of the branches throughout Idaho donating to their charities, Alliance Title was able to contribute a grand total of $26,400!
Alliance Title strives to continuously aid in the communities we live and work in. We are greatly inspired by all of the wonderful and generous community members who have stepped up and helped others during this difficult time – and we want to encourage the same.
Charities donated to by Alliance Title branch:
Blackfoot – Bingham Crisis Center
Boise – Women’s & Children’s Alliance
Clarkston – Twin County United Way – Health Division
Coeur d’Alene – Newby-ginnings of Idaho
Corporate – Idaho Food Bank & Veteran’s Hospital
CTS – Idaho Food Bank
Driggs – Seniors West of the Tetons
Emmett – Emmett Valley Friendship Coalition
Idaho Falls – Habitat for Humanity & Community Food Basket
Kalispell – Funding Families with Type 1 Diabetes
Lewiston – The Gina Quesenberry Foundation
Mountain Home – Three Island Senior Citizens Center, Inc.
Nampa – Canyon County Meals on Wheels
Pocatello – Idaho Food Bank
Rexburg – Case Appointed Special Advocates for Children
Canyons, rivers, hot springs, mountains, and lakes, oh my!
Our newest branch spotlight, Salmon, Idaho, sure has a lot
More than just a town near the Salmon River, Salmon is home to
a history of mining, lumbering, and family ranching – as well as being the
birthplace of Sacajawea, the Lemhi Shoshone Native American who met and helped
the Lewis and Clark Expedition.
Being an all-season destination, Salmon has plenty of summer
and winter recreational activities for you to try: from whitewater rafting,
fishing, hunting, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, or
ice-skating, Salmon has it all!
Only a 5-minute drive from the Sacajawea Interpretive, Cultural & Educational Center, you’ll find our Alliance Title Salmon office. Between the three wonderful employees we have in the office – Title Officer and Branch Manager, Tina Dettloff; Escrow Officer Extraordinaire, Heidi Semmler; and Escrow Assistant, Danielle Aldous – their combined years of service adds up to 43 years! Our Salmon branch is the best team to serve you in Lemhi County.
Danielle explained why Alliance Title is the best choice for
the town of Salmon, “Our Salmon branch has an incredible amount of combined experience
that makes us extremely knowledgeable and trusted in our county. We are also
one of those lucky offices that has an unbeatable dynamic. We aren’t just
co-workers, but friends. This creates an office atmosphere that is friendly,
welcoming, and determined to help each other succeed. We are constantly
cheering each other on and pushing each other to provide the utmost service and
be the BEST title and escrow company in town.”
Our Salmon team is always willing and excited to support the
local community. Tina is currently the acting President of Rotary, and Heidi is
also a proud member. The Rotary Club contributes to a majority of the
community’s activities and fundraisers. They have also headed several of the
town’s parades, given local graduates scholarships for college, and even have
spent their lunches helping with highway clean up!
Danielle proudly takes charge of the ‘Closing the Hunger
Gap’ campaign, and received a record amount of monetary and food donations for
their local donor recipient – The Salmon School District ‘Backpack and Angel
Fund Program’! The Salmon branch’s loud voice for the youth, and their
overwhelming turnout this year, created a snowball effect that has prompted
other local businesses to dedicate a month to raising funds and food to
continue to provide for this purely local sourced program.
Outside the office, the Salmon branch is always down for
some fun and adventures! Tina loves all things outdoors and spending time with
her family – she has an amazing green thumb and a beautiful garden to show for
it. Tina also holds the title of ‘Number One Grandma!’ – if she isn’t talking
about work, she’ll be ready to discuss her sweet grandkids.
Heidi loves to spend time with her family outdoors – whether
that’s through camping, jet boating, fishing, floating the river, or hunting!
She is an amazing shot with both a gun and her bow, and she can out-hike her
husband and son Mason (who is 16) any day!
Danielle – who is a soon-to-be mother of two in June 2020 – is always excited to run the trails with her dogs, or complete a Crossfit training with her husband. She also participates on the community bowling and softball teams! If you can’t find Danielle on the trails or on her teams, you can find her chasing their one and a half year old son, Toryn, who is thrilled to become a big brother.
The Salmon team is genuine about their love for the Salmon
community and Lemhi County. They explain, “Salmon is a tiny town, and the
majority of our customers are not just random people off of the street; they
are family members, neighbors, and friends. When they choose to trust us with
their business, it means they not only support Alliance Title, but they support
and trust us as individuals. It’s not just business here, it’s personal – and
that means the world to us!”
Whether you’re buying or selling commercial or residential
property in Lemhi County, the professionals at Alliance Title’s Salmon location
would be delighted to help make your next transaction a success!
Fall is cozy, warm, and the season of thanks. We’d like to
extend our appreciation to the wonderful communities our branches and employees
call home. We truly are grateful for the confidence you place in us by sending
us your business throughout the year.
This past October, many of you helped Alliance Title by donating to our food drive, ‘Closing the Hunger Gap.’ We were fortunate enough to add on to our collection of 156,227 pounds of food and $134,450 since 2012! Thank you to all who participated and helped us move closer to a world without hunger!
Let the donations begin! Alliance Title’s 25 locations in Idaho, Montana, and Washington strive to make your closing process smooth and easy. Each branch is staffed with friendly and experienced professionals who pride themselves on providing you with a personalized transaction and doing their part to support the local community.
Nestled between Idaho Falls and Rexburg sits the charming little town of Rigby, Idaho. Sitting in the northeast portion of the Snake River Plain, the town is just a stone’s throw away from Yellowstone National Park and the Grand Tetons.
Alliance Title’s Rigby branch feels “at home” in this friendly
community. With the combined work experience of our employees at this office –
Vice President and Branch Manager, Jennifer Landon, with 24 years, Title
officer, Kathlean Brown, with 18 years, and Escrow Officers, Miriam Mendoza,
and Brandi Whitmill, with seven and four years of experience – comes a combined total of 53 years!
Jennifer explains, “Alliance Rigby is known for providing
accurate, timely service with a friendly smile. We always receive comments
about the fun vibe and feel in our office when customers come in. We have a
beautiful building and location that welcomes everyone doing business with us
The Rigby team is committed to serving the needs of the
community. They have donated large amounts of food and funds during Alliance’s
companywide campaign, Closing the Hunger Gap, as well as having collected for
their “Food for Fido” campaign that aids in local vet clinics. Jennifer is also
involved in the Rotary Club and Chamber of Commerce.
When they aren’t working hard or volunteering around the
town, the Rigby branch knows how to have fun! They all enjoy being active in
the great outdoors with their families, or taking time to relax in the hobbies
they love; Jennifer rides motorcycles, Miriam likes kickboxing, Brandi enjoys
gardening, and Kathlean plays bass in a band.
To the team in Rigby, providing title and escrow service
isn’t just a job – they help families and friends establish memories in their
new homes. Jennifer further illustrates, “What we all love about our customers
is that they are our neighbors and friends. We enjoy seeing the dream of
homeownership come true and take pride in creating that outstanding customer
service in our community.”
Whether you’re buying or selling commercial or residential property in Jefferson County, the professionals at Alliance Title’s Rigby location are delighted to help make your next transaction a success!