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Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Deadline fast approaching for Columbus REALTORS® Annual Industry Awards

Happy New Year to all our members! 2019 was a very productive year for this committee including the roll out of the new sales award names. We would like to take the time to give a big thank you to Cole Cannon and Erin Ogden Oxender for being the intrepid and cool-handed leaders the committee needed last year.

The Presidents’ Ball was yet again a great success! Thank you, past President John Myers, for your leadership in 2019 and welcome to new 2020 President Andy Mills who we know is thrilled about the year to come. The Ball this year saw the presentation of six Lifetime Achievement Awards to Benjamin Calhoon, Gary Cook, Robert Kutschbach, Jeremy Pape, Gretchen Roginson and Jeffrey Woo. We couldn’t be more pleased with what this prestigious award means not only to the award winners, but to the Columbus REALTORS® membership and all contributions these REALTORS® have made to the Association.

In addition to the Lifetime Achievement Award, we also had 41 Prestige Awards (formerly known as the $25 million dollar award), 89 Excellence Awards (formerly known as the $10 million dollar award), 106 Commitment Awards (formerly known as the $5 million dollar award) and 156 Merit Awards (formerly known as the $1 million dollar award).

Congratulations to all our 2019 award winners!

For the 2020 Awards season, just a friendly reminder for teams, if you form a team, join a team, switch teams or leave a team please please please be sure to update that information with the Columbus REALTORS®. It will make life much easier for you (and us lol) come awards time!

Here ye, Here ye! It’s that time of year when we ask for membership nominations for the Annual Industry Awards, which include:

  • Broker of the Year
  • Salesperson of the Year
  • Affiliate of the Year
  • Rising Star of the Year
  • Instructor of the Year (selected by the Education Committee)

With this fast-paced, ever changing, ever growing market, who has gone above and beyond? Who has contributed not only to their business, but leadership, comradery and gusto? Know someone in the community that deserves recognition for all the give-back? Your input matters!

If you know someone that you would like to see nominated for one of the awards above, don’t wait! The process is quick and easy, just contact Lynn Hackworth ( or Kathy Elliott ( with your nominee’s name and what category you are nominating them for. You can also just give them a quick call at (614) 475-4000, but be sure you do by 2/21/2020 or your nominee will miss out!

The annual Awards Luncheon honoring these winners and the 25-, 40- and 50-year members will be held April 15, 11a-1:30p at the Villa Milano, 1630 Schrock Road, Columbus, OH 43229. We hope Columbus REALTOR® members come out and show support for these pillars of our membership!

Finally, the Spotlight on Community Service honors members of Columbus REALTORS® who give back to their community. We are continually looking for nominees for this spotlight, so if you know someone that is giving back, we’d love to hear about it. Each quarter four members are highlighted in our In Contract magazine. Please contact Lynn, Kathy or any member of the committee to let us know who’s out there doing good deeds!

We are so excited to get this year started off as your new Co-chairs and, again, wish you all a Happy New Year!

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