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Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® Announces New Advisory Council Members

Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® has announced its new Advisory Council officers and members.The LeadingRE Advisory Council is a leadership group comprised of business development and relocation professionals who provide guidance on key initiatives for the global real estate community of 565 market-leading firms in over 70 countries.
The Advisory Council works closely with the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® management team on integral relocation, business development and lead generation programs. Council members also mentor other affiliates and serve as ambassadors for the organizations diverse program offerings. Members are elected by fellow council members to serve a three-year term and are chosen based on the merits of their professional experience and reputation.Catharine Pappas, director of Relocation for Dickens Mitchener (Charlotte, N.C.), has been elected to a one-year term as Advisory Council chairperson.Pappas has led the relocation department at Dickens Mitchener for more than 25 years, bringing a depth of experience relating to all areas of relocation.Kimberly Barkoff, executive director, Relocation/Referrals for Halstead Real Estate (New York, N.Y.), has been elected vice chairperson.

Barkoff has more than 18 years of experience, including expertise in property investment and management, real estate and corporate relocation.Joining the Advisory Council are Michele Barnes, director of Relocation at PARKS Realty (Brentwood, Tenn.); Marie Lawrence, VP, Corporate Relocation Services, ARC Realty (Montgomery, Ala.); and Tammy Young, relocation director, Sibcy Cline Realtors® (Cincinnati, Ohio).We are so fortunate to have such an esteemed group of industry leaders serving on our Advisory Council. Their commitment to our network helps us ensure we deliver highly-effective, market-responsive relocation and business development programs for our members worldwide, says LeadingRE Executive Vice President, Member Services Kate Reisinger, CRP.

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Bo Bartlett receives South Arts State Fellowship award

COLUMBUS, Ga. (WRBL)- Local artist and Columbus native, Bo Bartlett, received the 2019 South Arts State Fellowship award for Georgia. The South …
(WRBL)- Local artist and Columbus native, Bo Bartlett, received the 2019 South Arts State Fellowship award for Georgia.
The South Arts Southern Prize and State Fellowships celebrate and support the highest quality artistic work being created in the American South. Over 800 visual artists submitted their work this year for the fellowships.
Nine state fellows were selected for the award and will represent their state for the Southern Prize award. News 3 spoke with Bartlett about the award.
I feel sort of accountable to Georgia and responsible for being the representative from Georgia, said Bartlett. He also said that he was honored to receive the award and looked at it as an opportunity to celebrate all art.
The thing is about art is if you are competing in art then you dont really understand what art is all about, said Bartlett. Bartlett said that he gathered inspiration from living in Columbus and that many of his paintings are set in Midtown where he lived as a child.
He said there was a field not far from his home where he learned to appreciate time, nature and existence. Bartlett gives back to the community that helped inspire his art through several outreach programs with the homeless, those in the Muscogee County jail, and students in the Muscogee County School District.
Its about being in the community and not separating oneself, said Bartlett.He also said these programs are not so much about teaching others art as it is a chance for them to express themselves.
Bartlett encourages young artist who are trying to find their way through the creative process to trust their own instincts and intuition. As an artist you have to have many many many hours, years of believing in yourself when no one else is believing in you, said Bartlett.
Bartletts work will be on exhibit with the other eight State Fellows at the 701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia, South Carolina, from March 21 to May 5. The Southern Prize will be awarded to one of the finalists on April 15.
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Georgia News City of Columbus picking up tree debris for free until March 1st Folks will have an opportunity to place tree limbs and branches out on the curb without charge through March 1st. In order for Public Works to pick up what’s left of the fallen trees, the following must take place: Read More » Confession, DNA evidence revealed in Georgia teacher slaying Authorities have revealed new evidence in their case against a Georgia man charged with killing a high school teacher who disappeared more than 13 years ago.
Read More » Woman sues Atlanta nightclub over alleged sexual assault A woman who recorded her alleged sexual assault on a dance floor on Live is suing a popular Atlanta nightclub, claiming negligence. Read More »Alabama News Parents express growing frustration with Barbour County school system Three parents, their children and four stakeholders in the Barbour County school system met with News 3 to discuss their growing concern and irritation with the school board.
Read More » Off-duty Auburn officer saves a young mom pinned in horrific crash LEE COUNTY, Ala. (WRBL) – A Beauregard mother, who survived a horrific crash along Alabama 51, reached out to News 3 for help finding the hunter who literally ran to her rescue.
As News 3 discovered, this hero hunter also wears an Auburn Police Division uniform. Read More » Alabama prison officials want to consolidate prisons Alabama proposed prison plan: three mega regional facilities.

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