In honor of the REALTOR® Association of Southwestern Illinois’ 100th Anniversary, they hosted a Centennial Kick-Off Party, Thursday January 9th at The Edge in Belleville.
During this event, members of the REALTOR® Association and prominent members of the community celebrated REALTORS® in the Metro-East “Getting you Home for 100 Years.” RASI recognized their current and past board presidents while a slide show of photos of days gone by played in the background. Mayor Mark Eckert also made a Proclamation presented by Belleville City Treasurer Dean Hardt. The St. Louis Battlehawks President and Marketing staff presented and thanked RASI for having them and explained that they are excited to be a part of the community. Others in attendance included Kristen Butcher Executive Vice President of Illinois REALTORS®, Jon Broadbooks, Vice President of Communications for Illinois REALTORS®, Young Brockhouse, Vice President of Professional Development for Illinois REALTORS®.
RASI plans to continue the celebration all year, with fun social media contests, incorporating the Centennial theme into annual events such as their Awards Luncheon and Installation, as well as a food truck party on their day of incorporation in June.
“This 100-year celebration is the beginning of a fantastic year” said Judy Doyle, RASI Past President and REALTOR® for RE/MAX Preferred in Swansea.