Six days left to buy ROTY Banquet tickets

Order tickets to attend the 34th Annual REALTOR® of the Year Banquet before the June 10 deadline arrives!

The banquet, which will celebrate the contributions of IAR ROTY Loretta Alonzo and 26 local association ROTYs, begins at 6:30 p.m. June 16 with a reception at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum, followed by dinner at 7:15 p.m. Tickets are $75 each.

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Among those being honored are:

Nancy Watson of Coldwell Banker Honig-Bell in Sycamore is the ROTY for the Hometown Association of REALTORS®. Watson has been active in real estate for 41 years, served on several local committees, including the board of directors. She is active with St. Mary’s Church of Sycamore and the Sycamore and DeKalb Chamber of Commerce.

Ellen Credi of Coldwell Banker Today’s REALTORS® in Peru is the ROTY for the Illini Valley Association of REALTORS®. Credi has been active in real estate for 18 years, serving as local board president and on numerous committees. She was an ambassador for the Illinois Valley Chamber of Commerce, manages a Little League Baseball team and sits on the board for the Lighted Way Association.

Dondi Maricle of Speckman Realty Real Living in Bourbonnais is the ROTY for the Kankakee-Iroquois-Ford Association of REALTORS®. Maricle served as local board president and sits on numerous local and state committees. She was instrumental in several projects for which KIFAR was awarded NAR grants to complete the Kankakee Bench Project.

Paula Clark of Key Realtors in Macomb is the ROTY for the Lamoine Valley Board of REALTORS®. Clark serves as the president of her local board and is the former MLS chair. She has 30 years of real estate experience and is a lifetime member of the IAR President’s Gold Club.

Ahmed Badat of AMB Realty & Investment Resources in Lisle is the ROTY for the Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS®. Badat served as association president and as a member of several local, state and national committees. He was 2015 NAR President’s Liaison to the United Arab Emirates. He is also active in a number of local organizations.

Read the first and second articles about other local ROTYs.

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