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ORRA Member Notes And Accolades

Monday, January 25, 2016  
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From MarchApril 2016

Kim Arena, Coldwell Banker Residential RE, has been named a "Women Who Move the City 2016" by Orlando Magazine.

Gerd Schwarzenberg, Romans Pro Realty LLC, has earned the Florida Military Specialist (FMS) designation.

Lou Nimkoff, Brio Real Estate Services LLC, has been named chairman of the 2016 Winter Park Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. Pitt Warner, Winter Park Land Co., serves as a director.

Drew Belani, Keller Williams Winter Park, was named a Notable Knight to the 2016 University of Central Florida College of Business Administration Business Hall of Fame.

Christian Bohyn, Christian Bohyn, REALTOR, has been accepted into the 2016 NAR Leadership Academy.

Mathew Fontes, Brokers Real Estate Group Inc, has earned the Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI) designation.

Sharon Voss, Watson Realty Corp, was appointed vice president of Florida REALTORS® District 12.

ORRA affiliate member Leading Edge Title has been named Small Business of the Year by the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce.

From JanuaryFebruary 2016

ORRA Treasurer Lou Nimkoff, Brio Real Estate Services LLC, travelled to Washington, D.C., to serve as the moderator of a panel sponsored by the National Association of REALTORS®. The event introduced the SBA’s new programs to assist small businesses buy commercial real estate.

ORRA Past President Dick Fryer, Southern Style Real Estate, has been elected to serve as 2015/2016 chairman of the Florida Real Estate Commission.

Christian Bohyn, Christian Bohyn, REALTOR®, has earned the Performance Management Network (PMN) designation.

Christopher Cain, RE/MAX Select, has authored the book “Your Made In the USA Vacation Home,” which is available for purchase on Amazon.

Theodora Uniken Venema, Downtown Brokers LLC, has completed the Rotary Leadership Institute Sunshine Division’s Discussion Leader Workshop and has been awarded the designation of RLI Discussion Leader In Training.

Condolences to the family and friends of 1976 ORRA President Robert Ward, Sr., The Robert L. Ward Company.

Congrats to the 2015 ORRA Dues Contest winners! Beverly Shine, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Realty, won the grand prize of a year of free dues (value of $531) while these ORRA members each won a weekly drawing of a $100 Visa gift card: Stanley Madray, Martin Scott Realty LLC; Yong Park, Century 21 Professional Group Inc; Hemant Panchal, Flat Rate Realty Orlando; and Max Rosenblum, Paradigm Property Group LLC.

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