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NAIOP Names Chapter Merit Award Winners

Eighteen chapters and three individuals were honored with special recognition at the annual Chapter Merit Awards gala, held during the 2013 Chapter Leadership & Legislative Retreat in Washington, D.C.

The awards are designed to recognize the exemplary programs and efforts spearheaded by chapters throughout the year. Chapters are self-nominated for Chapter Merit Awards, and individual winners are nominated by members of their chapter for their specific contributions to the chapter’s success.

Winners for 2013 are:

Chapter Volunteer of the Year: David Domres, NAIOP Wisconsin
Chapter Executive of the Year: Tim Lawless, NAIOP Arizona
Chapter President of the Year: Bo Johnson, NAIOP Northwest Florida

Chapter of the Year
Large Chapter: NAIOP Greater Toronto
Medium Chapter: NAIOP Maryland
Small Chapter: NAIOP Northwest Florida 

Chapter Communication Tool
Criteria: Online or print publication concept and design; achievement of goals and objectives; funding.
Large Chapter: NAIOP SoCal
Medium Chapter: NAIOP Pittsburgh
Small Chapter: NAIOP Northwest Florida 

Community Service
Criteria: Community benefit; funding plans; member involvement
Large Chapter: NAIOP Georgia
Medium Chapter: NAIOP Nashville

Developing Leader Program
Criteria: Leadership for Developing Leaders; member involvement; growth of program; non-member outreach
Large Chapter: NAIOP Arizona
Medium Chapter: NAIOP Wisconsin
Small Chapter: NAIOP Northern Ohio

Digital Media Outreach
Criteria: Use of technology; social media engagement; digital presence; member engagement
Medium Chapter: NAIOP Vancouver

Education
Criteria: Concept and content of education program; member engagement
Large Chapter: NAIOP Colorado
Medium Chapter: NAIOP New Mexico
Small Chapter: NAIOP Northwest Florida

Legislative/Government Affairs
Criteria: Achievement of state/local legislative issue; PAC funding/engagement; communication of legislative agenda
Large Chapter: NAIOP Colorado
Medium Chapter: NAIOP New Mexico
Small Chapter: NAIOP Northwest Florida

Membership
Criteria: Membership retention and recruitment programs; Board and member engagement; membership growth
Large Chapter: NAIOP Greater Toronto
Medium Chapter: NAIOP Nashville

Special Event 
Criteria: Marketing; strategy; theme development; press coverage; member engagement
Large Chapter: NAIOP Colorado
Medium Chapter: NAIOP Maryland
Small Chapter: NAIOP Research Triangle

Sponsorship Program
Criteria: Sponsor renewal rate; new sponsor recruitment; total revenue generated
Large Chapter: NAIOP Chicago
Medium Chapter: NAIOP Vancouver
Small Chapter: NAIOP Northwest Florida

For more about NAIOP and its chapters, visit www.naiop.org.

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About NAIOP: NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, is the leading organization for developers, owners and related professionals in office, industrial, retail and mixed-use real estate. NAIOP comprises 18,000 members in North America. NAIOP advances responsible commercial real estate development and advocates for effective public policy. For more information, visit www.naiop.org.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Kathryn Hamilton
703-904-7100
hamilton@naiop.org