RE/MAX of Rock Valley, Oregon, Saluted for 2014 Sales Achievements

Broker associates at RE/MAX of Rock Valley in Oregon, Il, recently received special recognition from the RE/MAX Northern Illinois region for their sales achievements in 2014.

RE/MAX salutes its brokers by awarding membership in honorary clubs, each recognizing an important level of success in annual sales production.

100% Club 
Those who earn membership in the 100% Club have reached an outstanding level of sales productivity. In 2014, the productivity of the average RE/MAX Northern Illinois 100% Club member was more than four times that of the average National Association of Realtors® (NAR) sales agent. Reaching this laudable level of success are Mark True and Carla Benesh.

Executive Club 
Executive Club membership recognizes a group of affiliates whose sales productivity is well above the industry norm. In 2014, RE/MAX Executive Club members in Northern Illinois were more than twice as productive as the average NAR sales agent. Named to Executive Club membership for their 2014 achievements are Bill Tallyn, Douglas Weber, and Connie Zimmerman.

RE/MAX has been the leader in the northern Illinois real estate market since 1989. The RE/MAX Northern Illinois network, with headquarters in Elgin, Ill., consists of 2,200+ sales associates and 105 individually owned and operated RE/MAX offices that provide a full range of residential and commercial brokerage services. Its mobile real estate app and www.illinoisproperty.com provides comprehensive information about residential and commercial property for sale in the region. The northern Illinois network is part of RE/MAX, a global real estate organization with 100,000+ sales associates in 90+ nations.

Student Newspaper Now Available Online


Highland Community College’s The Highland Chronicle, an award-winning student newspaper that provides students with professional journalism experience, debuted a modernized and enhanced online version on Thursday, May 7.

“Our vision for the future of The Highland Chronicle is to propel it beyond the Highland campus and increase our presence in the vibrant community that HCC is proud to serve,” said Kate Perkins, The Highland Chronicle advisor. “The online platform is the new platform for journalism, and this move to an online presence makes The Chronicle more authentic to current industry trends.”

 

The online Highland Chronicle will mirror real-world electronic publishing that media outlets are increasingly using to reach a broader audience.

 

Beginning in fall 2015, HCC’s journalism classes will become part of the new Mass Communication program, a program designed for students who are interested in pursuing careers in broadcasting, journalism, marketing, public relations and related fields. Students taking journalism and other Mass Communication classes will be provided with opportunities to learn cutting-edge, industry-specific skills that will give them a significant advantage when they enter the workforce. Gaining online reporting and publishing experience via The Highland Chronicle is one key industry skill that students will use in today’s world of publishing.

 

To read the online version of the The Highland Chronicle, visit http://chronicle.highland.edu.

 

Special recognition goes to Mike Gunderson, audio visual specialist, for the development of the Chronicle site through the Web Design Studio class taught by Sam Tucibat.


Edward Jones Ranks Highest in Investor Satisfaction in a Tie,
According to J.D. Power 2015 Full Service Investor Satisfaction Study


Financial-services firm Edward Jones ranks highest in a tie in investor satisfaction with full-service brokerage firms, according to the J.D. Power 2015 Full Service Investor Satisfaction Study, the firm announced today.

The study measures overall investor satisfaction with full-service investment firms based on seven factors: investment advisor, investment performance, account information, account offerings, commissions and fees, website and problem resolution. 

"We believe that our strong performance is driven primarily by the relationship our financial advisors have established with clients," Edward Jones Managing Partner Jim Weddle said. "Our financial advisors strive to understand investors' needs and goals, focus on the long-term relationships, and create a partnership."

Edward Jones ranked highest in investor satisfaction by J.D. Power in 2012, 2010 and 2009, from 2005 through 2007, and in a tie in 2002, when the study began. 

"Across our firm, everything we do is focused on serving our clients," Weddle said. "Our success is built upon trusted relationships with clients that are the basis for offering them tailored guidance to help reach their long-term financial goals. We strive to deliver it all with exceptional service."

The 2015 Full Service Investor Satisfaction Study is based on responses from more than 5,300 investors who primarily invest with one of the 18 firms included in the study. The study was fielded from Jan. 5 through Feb. 3, 2015. For more information, visit jdpower.com.

HCC Foundation Launches Double Play 2015

  

The 2015 calendar year marks the third year of the Highland Community College Foundation’s “Double Play” appeal. Through Double Play, the Foundation raises funds to support the Major Gifts Campaign (to support nursing and wind turbine facilities at the College) or the College’s current “area of greatest need.”

 

In 2013, a generous donor originally pledged $50,000 per year for five years in matching dollars, which can only be captured if the Foundation raises the same amount each year in Double Play donations. For 2013 and 2014, the Foundation met or surpassed its Double Play matching goals. 

 

For 2015, every dollar donated to Double Play, up to $50,000, will be matched at year-end by this anonymous benefactor. Donations to Double Play 2015 have surpassed $13,000 so far.

 

To donate to this campaign, donors can contact the Foundation office at 815.599.3413, or they may donate online at highland.thankyou4caring.org.


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