Offers real estate professionals a chance to win free AGCC membership for going paperless
PHOENIX, AZ – November 16, 2009 – (RealEstateRama) — The Phoenix Chapter of the Arizona Green Chamber of Commerce (AGCC), a non-profit organization committed to promoting a more sustainable, environmentally sound economy, announced today that Fidelity National Title of Maricopa County has joined the Chamber. The Chamber has gathered significant momentum recently through the addition of large local businesses such as Fidelity, Southwest Gas and McMurry.
The Green Chamber promotes sustainable business practices and environmental stewardship, and addresses issues such as recycling, waste reduction, energy and water conservation, pollution prevention, and the use of energy-efficient facilities and equipment.
“Fidelity strongly supports sustainability through efforts like AGCC membership and our paperless environment initiatives. We challenge all local businesses to take a close look at its business practices to see where it can utilize recycling, reuse and conservation efforts. Even minor changes to processes, such as printing everything double-sided, can reap substantial rewards for the business and the environment. We are honored to support AGCC,” stated Fidelity Marketing Director Jean Clements.
Clements continues, “watch for upcoming details on how a local real estate professional can win free AGCC membership via our WIN THE PAPERLESS FIGHT Title Championship contest. Nominations are open for real estate professionals making the most impact towards sustainable business practices and reducing paper waste. Details are posted at www.WinThePaperlessFight.com.”
It is a significant sign of community support in our mission when AGCC membership grows despite the current state of the economy, including the addition of members in the real estate industry.” comments PGCC Founder and CEO Mara DeFilippis. “We deeply appreciate national business pillars like Fidelity, who is the world’s largest title insurance company, who show their support of PGCC and demonstrate their belief in a more sustainable community. Large corporate members are critical to strengthen the voice and influence of Arizona’s businesses in environmental stewardship.
PGCC members are required to meet specific membership standards that support their commitment to environmental stewardship and include industries such as architecture and construction, energy source providers, recycling and waste management, LEED certification specialists and professional service providers in accounting, marketing and law. Since membership is based on stewardship, PGCC members are not required to sell sustainable products or services.
Added DeFilippis, “We encourage local businesses to support sustainable businesses locally, including consideration of potential vendors and partners from our membership directory.” For a list of current members and a directory of local green products and service providers, please visit www.arizonagreenchamber.org.?
About the Arizona Green Chamber of Commerce
The Arizona Green Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit organization committed to strengthening the voice and influence of businesses united to promote an environmentally responsible economy and green public policy. Its mission is to link individuals and businesses dedicated to advancing sustainability and serve as a central portal of information, resources and connectivity. For more information, please visit http://www.arizonagreenchamber.org/Phoenix/.
About Fidelity National Title Insurance Company of Maricopa and Pinal Counties Fidelity National Title of Maricopa and Pinal Counties was established in 1981 and has maintained a steady physical and financial base in Arizona for almost thirty years, remaining rock solid through decades of market swings. It is protected under the umbrella of Fidelity National Title Group, which holds over $2.8 billion in reserves.
Fidelity is one of Arizona’s largest providers of title insurance and escrow services, and offers a staff with almost 100 years of combined experience servicing a portfolio of more than 6,000 accounts. Additionally, it is one of Arizona’s leading resources for real estate agent continued training. For a full calendar of upcoming events for real estate agents, please visit the website at www.fntarizona.com.
Fidelity recently launched its new real estate blog, Fidelity Big Mouth – a resource aimed at helping real estate agents and lenders digest the real estate market. To subscribe, visit www.BIGmouthrealestateblog.com.
Fidelity National Title Group
Founded in 1848, Fidelity National Title is the world’s largest title insurance company, issuing insurance policies and escrow services throughout the US, Canada, Mexico and 50 countries.
It is one of the nation’s largest providers of title insurance and escrow services, and is ranked at #264 on the Fortune 500, an annual list compiled and published by Fortune magazine that ranks the top 500 U.S. closely held and public corporations.
The respected title insurance underwriters that comprise Fidelity National Title Group issue approximately HALF of the residential and commercial title insurance policies in the United States. It is one of the foremost experts in the area of HUD, short sale, REO and foreclosed properties.
Fidelity National Title Group is a subsidiary of holding company Fidelity National Financial, Inc. (NYSE:FNF), a leading provider of title insurance, specialty insurance, claims management services and information services. For more information, visit www.fnf.com.