CK participates in the BB&T Corporate Cup!

CK participates in the BB&T Corporate Cup!  The strong and mighty team of 22 braved the cool temps and the early morning wake-up call to come out in support of the event.  Marathon runners were Jennifer Fisher, Michael Heintz and Richie Helms.  The rest of the team participated in the 5k run.  A big Thank You to Richie Helms, team captain, who organized the CK team.  Congratulations to everyone!



uwaycc_logo2Thank you, Childress Klein employees from the United Way!  The United Way of the Central Carolinas recently announced reaching their goal of $21.6 million for the 2014-15 campaign.  David Dulin officially recognized Childress Klein as one of the top 100 donors helping the United Way to reach their goal.


Anthem Data Breach Update

Anthem to Provide Two Years of Credit Monitoring and Identity Repair Services to Affected Consumers Research to Identify Affected BCBSNC Members Continues

Today, Anthem announced that it will provide two years of credit monitoring and identity repair services to all current and former Blue Cross Blue Shield members who were affected by the data breach reported on February 5, 2015.

Anthem announced that affected members can visit to learn how to enroll in these services, as early as Friday, February 13.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina continues to work with Anthem and the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association to determine which of our BCBSNC members may have been affected by this data breach and are thus eligible for these services. Members who live in or received care in Anthem’s area are potentially affected.

The free identity protection services provided by Anthem include two years of:

  • Identity Repair Assistance:  Should a member experience fraud, an investigator will do the work to recover financial losses, restore the member’s credit, and ensure the member’s identity is returned to its proper condition. This assistance will cover any fraud that has occurred since the incident first began.
  •  Credit Monitoring: At no cost, members may also enroll in additional protections, including credit monitoring. Credit monitoring alerts consumers when banks and creditors use their identity to open new credit accounts.
  •  Child Identity Protection:  Child-specific identity protection services will also be offered to any members with children insured through their Anthem plan.
  • Identity theft insurance:  For individuals who enroll, the company has arranged for $1,000,000 in identity theft insurance, where allowed by law.
  • Identity theft monitoring/fraud detection: For members who enroll, data such as credit card numbers, social security numbers and emails will be scanned against aggregated data sources maintained by top security researchers that contain stolen and compromised individual data, in order to look for any indication that the members’ data has been compromised.
  • Phone Alerts:  Individuals who register for this service and provide their contact information will receive an alert when there is a notification from a credit bureau, or when it appears from identity theft monitoring activities that the individual’s identity may be compromised

We will continue to monitor this closely and will provide you updates as quickly as possible.

Childress Klein Properties’ employees give to the United Way and give back to the community!

Our 2014 Campaign to benefit the United Way of the Central Carolinas was a huge success!  Our grand total  $66,786 pledged including the company match/gift.  Thank You!

 Details: 2014: $61,286 raised,  95 donors out of 197 employees for participation rate of 48%     versus           2013: $ 58,497 raised , 91 donors out of 200 employees for participation rate of 46%.  That is an increase of 3.4% in dollars.  Great  job!!

 Prize Winners:

  •  A big Thank You to our vendors for donating prizes!  Boda Plumbing, Team Mechanical, Kodiak, Ranger Construction and LaVida Massage.Roar! – Jan Pugh and Alison Langen
  • Take Me Out to the Ballgame – Jen Lawrimore
  • Ahhh! – Margaret Leach
  • No More Whining – Veronica Curioso
  • Braving Atlanta Traffic – Jeff Williams
  • You Deserve a Break – Michael Heintz
  • Shop Til’ You Drop – Mike Young

Thank you again for your generosity with your pledges and the volunteering of your time.  Thank You to the United Way Committee – Ashley Horton and Lisa Freinstein, Cindy Satter, Pam Peine, Alexis Fletemier, Deborah Atkins, Lianne Biggers, Jeff Williams, Gene Mayb

Groups of employees from around our locations volunteered at various agencies, including Second Harvest Food Bank and Crisis Assistance, Margaret Leach, Lindsay Smith, Mike Walker, Sophie Malati, and Richie Helms.






Employees also filled barrels in our Coat, Hat, Gloves and Scarf drive to benefit the Salvation Army Center of Hope.

CKP joins forces in Susan G. Komen Charlotte Event

This year Childress Klein Properties employees joined forces with local veterans and community members to run/walk in the 18th Annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.  The Komen 5k is one of the largest Komen events to raise money and awareness for breast cancer survival. Taylor Smith, Stephanie Merriweather, and Ashley Horton, from the Charlotte offices, represented CKP in the team “Warriors Against Cancer”.

The event was estimated to have 25,000 people in attendance and over 14,000 walked the 5k while others united in support on the sidelines and attended a Survivor’s ceremony. The event is hosted annually and CKP employees hope to rally more support and attendance for next year’s event. Congratulations, Warriors Against Cancer, for your fundraising efforts and completing the 5k!


Rick Groesbeck, US Army, Ashley Horton, USMC, Juan Euvin, US Army


Ashley Horton, Rick Groesbeck and Juan Euvin walking the 5k with the rest of the team after completing the timed race portion of the 5k


Announcement: Implementation of New Software Service

Good morning,
The IT Department has implemented a software service that will allow employees, on the internal network, to update information that is shown in the Exchange Global Address Book. Employees are also able to change their login password.

Click on the link below to access the guide that will assist the user through the process of connecting to and using the service.{46360313-F14C-4AE4-846F-0B378BE823FE}&ID=4.
If you have any questions or have any problems using the service please feel free to call IT Support, 704-343-4381.

Thank you,


Janene Simmons| IT Services Coordinator
Childress Klein Properties
301 South College Street | Suite 2800 | Charlotte, NC  28202
O: 704-343-4334 | F: 704-343-0598

Wellness Challenge

Wellness Challenge:  A team of 30 CKP employees participated in the BB&T Corporate Cup Race in Charlotte on 3-6-2014.  Chris Daly, Richie Helms and Trey Taylor ran in the half-marathon, and the other members of the team participated by running or walking in the 5K.  The race was the culmination of a 9-week Wellness Challenge in which over 50 employees participated in Train for the Gold by tracking their exercise and water consumption.  Participants who reached the milestones of the challenge received Gold, Silver or Bronze medals.  Everyone who participated in the Corporate Cup received a Platinum medal.  Congratulations to all who participated in the Challenge and the Corporate Cup!