Here's a case in which a committed sales person made something big happen, to the benefit of all.

Nadia Mekled spent 12 years trying to convince luxury home builder Toll Bros. to enter the Canton market.

She won the battle and the company now has 550 home sites in Canton. Of those, 120 already have been sold or are in some stage of being built.

Mekled, senior sales manager for Toll Bros., also helps homeless teens and young adults find a home through her volunteer work with Detroit-based Covenant House Michigan. She raised $15,000 last year and joined other executives for a "sleep out" fundraiser to draw attention to homelessness.

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