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HGAR’s Global Business Council Receives Gold Global Achievement Award from NAR
WHITE PLAINS—The Global Business Council of the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors recently received the Gold Global Achievement Award from the National Association of Realtors.
The Global Achievement Program is designed to recognize and reward the most active associations in global business. Among the more than 130 global business councils nationwide, HGAR’s Global Business Council has been named as one of those organizations that has demonstrated the utmost commitment to helping members capture their share of the global real estate market in the United States. In addition, the HGAR Global Business Council is being recognized for connecting their council and Realtor members to the global community in their local area.
NAR evaluated the councils in five focus areas: Business Plan, Marketing & Communication, Events/Education, Outreach and Benchmarking. Among the 2020 goals that the HGAR Global Business Council achieved were: establishing “Global Chats” via Zoom with real estate professionals from India, Nigeria, Nicaragua, and Portugal; creating a Global Business Council logo and newsletter; maintaining its Ambassador Association Program with Portugal; offering additional global education courses; and providing internationally-themed events throughout the year, both live and via Zoom.
For this year’s HGAR Members Day, the Global Business Council presented a virtual seminar with Feng Shui Master Debra Duneier, who discussed how Feng Shui and other ancient wisdoms help to create harmony in home design.
HGAR also recently hosted the Global Real Estate Summit, held via Zoom with five other regional Realtor Associations. Tony D’Anzica, Co-Chair of the Global Business Council, served as master of ceremonies for the event. The Summit’s theme of “A Global Voyage into Local Business,” featured a two-day seminar of top brokers, investors, legal and technology experts addressing the issues impacting the global real estate market.
HGAR Global Business Council Co-Chair Emi Cacace, who serves as NAR’s Global Ambassador to Argentina, Uruguay, and Paraguay, said, “I am so honored that our Global Business Council received the Gold Global Achievement Award this year from NAR. It’s a reassurance that we are on the right path. I appreciate so much all our council members, and all the work we have been doing as a team for the past two years. This award is an incentive to continue to work hard and keep improving our ways to serve our members.”
HGAR’s Global Business Council is comprised of 25 Realtor members, including those specializing in real estate transactions with South America, Japan, and Europe. Last year, the Council received NAR’s Silver Global Achievement Award.