Despite the snow on the ground, Spring is in the air!
2014 has started as a very busy and exciting year for CREW Calgary. In February, both myself and our President Elect, Gillian Lawrence of Remington Developments, had the opportunity to participate in the CREW Winter Leadership Summit and Council meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah. This was a great opportunity to hear some excellent speakers, but to also interact with other CREW Network chapters across North America. We had a chance to share CREW Calgary’s successes, and to hear from our counterparts in Canada on very similar challenges and opportunities our chapters have.
We will be sending two delegates to the upcoming Spring Leadership Summit & Council Meeting in Cincinnati, OH in June, and are looking forward to connecting with members from across North America once again. These meetings are always an excellent forum to discuss our commercial real estate market compares to other locations in the US and Canada.
As part of our mandate to increase the level of our Events, our committees have already held a few successful events this year. In January, we kicked off the year with a Members Only Volunteer Day at the Walk-In Closet, our community partner. CREW Members had a great time sorting donations, styling mannequins and networking to help a great cause in the community. Later in February, we had our Winter Luncheon event at Fort Calgary, with Donna Leibham, founder of Leibham and Company who had a presentation on strategies to increase networking in the boardroom. Our Spring Tour, held earlier this month was a very informative tour of DIRTT Environmental Solutions. Check out the events section of the website for an up-to-date listing of upcoming events and stay tuned to your email for more information.
We really look forward to our next event, back by popular demand, our Speed Network Event being held at the Living Room on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - check out our website to register now.
A very big congratulations to Lori Suba, with CBRE who was the winner of our Membership Drive Event- By renewing her membership this year, she was the lucky winner of a $500 CORE Gift Card and $250 worth of personal styling. We hope she enjoys her prize!
We would also like to congratulate Veronica Bouvier, Executive VP & CFO with Aspen Properties on her recent Retirement. We thank Veronica for all of her contributions to CREW Calgary in the past, and are very lucky to have her as one of our founding members. We wish Veronica all the best in her next, exciting chapter in life!
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