The Glenview Mentoring Program is the brainchild of the Young Professionals Group, a segment of Glenview’s Chamber of Commerce. It’s a micro-mentoring program that invites young people to spend time learning about a specific profession, field of work, or line of business. Offering options for animal lovers, numbers people, the mechanically inclined, and more, the program is an investment in the community’s growth and well-being.
If you’re a student, what are you waiting for? Dive into our list of options.
If you’re a parent or teacher, learn more about what we do.
Positive Exposure = Opportunity
The Village of Glenview is a community that takes pride in supporting and investing in the stability and well-being of its inhabitants. There is no better way of doing this than helping to co-create a positive future for our youth.
Parents, counselors, and teachers who feel they might have a student in need of motivation and perspective, can search through a database of participating local business who will offer an hour or two of their time to help micro-mentor a young person from the community.
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Virginia TruxAt Properties
Virginia Trux grew up in Winnetka and graduated New Trier High School and attended the University of Kansas. After college, she taught figure skating, managed Ben & Jerry’s in the city and opened Blockbuster Video Stores in a three-state region. Her interest in real estate started in her early twenties.
After earning her license, Virginia started as an office receptionist in Evanston. Her attention to detail and ability to multi task while prioritizing on the go advanced her to office manager within months. After time, she moved to the corporate office where she first worked in the builder marketing department then managed the closing department before leaving to have children.
She went into sales with small children. For Virginia, the best part of the job was the flexible hours – she could be waiting for her children as they came off the bus and as well as volunteer to be the soccer mom. Now, fifteen years later, Virginia continues to enjoy being a real estate broker but feels that it is important to give back. She serves on a number of boards and is very active in Glenview.
If you were to visit Virginia at work you would see that each day is different and the tasks and priorities vary. There are a lot of moving parts to having your own business – marketing, advertising, customer service, branding, budgeting, prospecting, planning and prepping to name a few. There is also continuing education annual requirements as well as staying ahead in your field. If you are interested in having your own business and you are self-motivated, real estate sales just may be a great choice for you. I welcome all opportunities to answer questions.