By Suraj Byanjankar

Aug 27, 2012

On Thursday, August 9, 2012, NFM, Inc.’s Durham, North Carolina branch hosted a cocktail party at Hotel Indigo to show their appreciation and dedication to the local market. Charles Puryear, Branch Manager, moved his team to Durham in October 2011 and has received a warm welcome from colleagues and the community. The three hour event joined everyone together everyone including the Executive Vice President of Lending, Bob Tyson, and Eastern Regional Manager, Grayson Hanes, who travelled down from NFM, Inc.’s corporate offices located outside of Baltimore, MD.

NFM, Inc. currently has seventeen branches across the country and is excited to have the great state of North Carolina be home to one of our expanding branches.  When Charles initially arrived in Durham, he was new to the area and eager to get established. He started joining business networks like BNI (Business Networks International), Business Clubs America, and teamed up with realtors from Go Realty, Remax, and Fonville. In addition, Charles reached out to North Carolina Central University. Inspired by the relationships he had formed, Charles started planning an event to show his appreciation. He invited members of his business networks, the Dean of Admissions and Athletic Director from NCCU, local homebuilders, and prestigious real estate agents in the area. Over 50 influential members of the Durham community attended the event to enjoy complimentary drinks and appetizers.

When ask about the cocktail party, Bob Tyson, EVP Lending says “The caliber of people in attendance was tremendous and proved to be a valuable event for everyone. “ According to Charles, “Not only did we make valuable business contacts and friendships, but we also met a few possible loan originator candidates.”

In just ten short months, the generosity and enthusiasm that Charles Puryear and his branch received has given NFM, Inc. the determination to fully invest in the market. The cocktail party that Charles put together is sure to be the first of many business networking and appreciation functions that NFM, Inc. will host in North Carolina.

Thank you to Charles and the attendees for making the evening a success. NFM, Inc. is proud of Charles and looks forward to being part of the North Carolina community for many years to come!

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