TCAR Announces Eighth Annual Joint Networking Event

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TCAR logoTCAR, the Triangle Commercial Association of REALTORS®, announces today it is co-hosting the Eighth Annual Joint Commercial Real Estate Networking event, along with seven other organizations, on September 12, 2013 at the Southport Business Park in Morrisville, N.C. The proceeds from the event will benefit the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina and Triangle Residential Options for Substance Abusers, Inc.

Organizations participating in the event include:

“This annual event is not only a great opportunity to network with area commercial real estate professionals, but also a chance to support two wonderful organizations,” says Joni Barnes, TCAR board president and senior broker at The Dilweg Companies. “Last year we were able to raise more than $14,000 for designated charities in the region.”

Held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., the event will feature hors d’oeuvres, beer, wine, and raffles. Members of each organization, as well as other commercial real estate-related practitioners who attend, are encouraged to dust off their masks, beads and colorful party attire for the Mardi Gras festivities.

Registration is available online only at TCAR members may register through the Member Account/Registration & Dues link. Non-members can click the guest link in blue below the login prompt. The fee to attend is $20.00 and includes food and two drink tickets. Deadline to register is Thursday, September 5. For additional information, contact Jennifer Copersito at 919-228-2588 or

Money donated to the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina will specifically go to the organization’s Weekend Power Pack Program. The program donates backpacks full of nutritional foods to kids at risk of hunger during the weekends. The backpacks are assembled by volunteers and delivered to school partners each week. Since 2005, nearly 150,000 backpacks have been provided to kids in need.

About Triangle Commercial Association of REALTORS®:
The Triangle Commercial Association of REALTORS® (TCAR) is one of 1,800 local associations of REALTORS® nationwide that comprise the National Association of REALTORS®. TCAR is the second largest commercial overlay board in North Carolina with 600 members and is accredited through the REALTORS® Commercial Alliance. The association was established in 1995, but began as a committee of the residential board in 1977. TCAR currently serves a 14 county area, including the Triangle, for real estate practitioners, appraisers, property managers, and other professionals allied with the real estate industry. For more information, visit

About the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina:
Established in 1980, the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina is a nonprofit organization that provides food for people at risk of hunger in 34 counties in central and eastern North Carolina. The Food Bank serves a network of more than 800 partner agencies such as soup kitchens, food pantries, shelters, and programs for children and adults through warehouses in Durham, Greenville, New Bern, Raleigh, the Sandhills (Southern Pines) and Wilmington. For more information, visit

About Triangle Residential Options for Substance Abusers, Inc.:
TROSA, a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization, is a comprehensive two year residential substance abuse recovery program in Durham, North Carolina accepting substance abusers with one condition: they must have a strong desire to change their lives. More than 1200 people have graduated from the program and gone on to live healthy, productive lives as members of their communities and families. For more information, visit