Recognition & Sales Awards Committee seeking nominations for the annual Association awards!

We’re excited to be taking over the reins of the Recognition & Sales Award Committee this year from our predecessors, Gretchen Roginson and Emmanuel Remy, who provided a solid foundation to grow and expand opportunities for a productive 2018! 

The committee is charged with selecting this year’s honorees for Columbus REALTORS® Broker, Salesperson, Rising Star, Affiliate and Citizen of the year; auditing the million-dollar sales award applications; “Spotlight on Community Service” recognition; and planning the annual Awards Lunch and Sales Associates Day.

Our first order of business for the year is to solicit nominees from our general membership for the annual Association awards. Do you know someone who is knocking it out of the park while serving their community and their Association?

As a Columbus REALTORS® member, you have the incredible opportunity to aid us in recognizing our own – maybe someone that you work with every day.

And nominating is easy. Just contact Lynn Hackworth or Kathy Elliott with the name(s) of your nominees and the corresponding categories (broker, salesperson, affiliate, rising star or citizen) at, or call them (614) 475-4000, by Friday, Feb. 23, 2018.

Once the nomination process has closed, the slate of nominees is provided to our committee for review and final selection of this year’s honorees.

The Awards lunch, set for Wednesday, April 18, 2018, is where we celebrate our honorees. The luncheon will be held at the Villa Milano,1630 Schrock Road, with social beginning at 11a, followed by lunch at 11:30 and the program at 12:15p. Mark your calendars!

Also, look for exciting new changes to Sales Associates Day as the committee look at ways to revamp this event to keep it inventive and successful. We’ll keep you posted on the committee’s progress throughout the year. 

Nominations for Spotlight on Community Service are accepted throughout the year. This recognition acknowledges everyday community service activities from coaching little league sports, to volunteering at PTO or church, to working with Meals on Wheels, Special Olympics, or participating in a charity event, and more. Whether it’s a single event or an ongoing program, these activities demonstrate personal commitment on the part of Columbus REALTORS® members.

Four spotlight members are recognized each quarter in the In Contract magazine. To nominate yourself or a colleague, call Lynn, Kathy or a member of the committee with the nominee’s name and their community service activity.

Last year, a record number of members (415) earned million-dollar sales awards  and we anticipate setting records in 2018. See page 44 for the complete list of 2017 award winners. And, for more information about the sales awards (categories, rules, deadlines, etc.), visit

We look forward to working with each and every member of our Association and wish you all a successful 2018!