On the Job/Business Briefs, Aug. 3, 2018

  • FITZGERALD

  • HILL

  • DAVIS-FREEMAN

Published: 8/2/2018 5:54:59 PM
Fitzgerald wins state Realtors award

WALTHAM — Corinne Fitzgerald of Northfield, broker/owner of Fitzgerald Real Estate in Greenfield, has been named the 2018 recipient of the Massachusetts Association of Realtors’ Private Property Rights Award.

Fitzgerald received the award at the association’s annual Realtor Day event that took place at the Massachusetts State House in June.

“Corinne Fitzgerald’s commitment to homeownership and private property rights has led her to donate countless hours volunteering for this organization at the local, state and federal level,” said 2018 association President Rita Coffey. “Until homeowners have their own professional trade association, Corinne’s work — and that of other Realtors like her — is invaluable in ensuring the rights associated with owning, possessing and transferring real property.”

A Realtor since 1986, Fitzgerald has been a director with the statewide organization since 1999 and has been a member of the Executive Committee in various positions almost every year since 2003.

Hill joins Crocker Communication’s sales team

GREENFIELD — Amy Hill has joined the sales team of Crocker Communications Inc., as its newest account manager.

Hill’s primary role at Crocker Communications is to promote and demonstrate the company’s award winning telephone answering service product. This, according to a press release, includes finding fitting solutions for every client need and ensuring continued satisfaction with Crocker’s many services.

Hill has previously worked for several years as a sales lead in other industries. She resides in South Deerfield.

Zoar Outdoor trains 5 new canopy tour guides

CHARLEMONT — Zoar Outdoor recently trained five new guides to lead its canopy tour experience in a 40-hour process that covered topics from safety to assessing the guest’s state of mind.

Hired for the remainder of the season, which ends in November, were: Matt Drazek, 21, of Athol; Tynan Hewes, 18, of Ashfield; Haley Rode, 18, of Heath; Brian Schempf, 28, of Northampton; and Abby Schlinger, 18, of Montague.

All five guide candidates aced written exams and technical drills on June 15, the last day of the training. All of the trainees had previous experience riding a zipline, and they all also had outdoor experience that ranged from hiking to mountain climbing.

Provost earns real estate specialist designation

GREENFIELD — Georgie Provost with Fitzgerald Real Estate has earned the nationally recognized Seniors Real Estate Specialist designation from the Seniors Real Estate Specialist Council of the National Association of Realtors.

Provost joins more than 15,000 real estate professionals in North America who have earned this designation. All were required to successfully complete a comprehensive course in understanding the needs, considerations, and goals of real estate buyers and sellers aged 55 and older.

“Working with seniors to meet their housing needs requires an expert understanding of their lifestyle and financial needs, and the SRES designation means that a Realtor has that understanding,” said Provost.

STCC dean named association president

SPRINGFIELD — Louisa Davis-Freeman, dean of admissions at Springfield Technical Community College, has been named president of the Western Massachusetts Counselors Association (WMCA).

The WMCA is affiliated with the Massachusetts School Counselors Association, which advocates for school counselors throughout the state by providing leadership, collaboration and professional development.

WMCA includes more than 200 counselors from elementary, middle, vocational and high schools, as well as graduate students in the counseling field, college admissions counselors and retirees from the profession.

The WMCA governing board nominated and elected Davis-Freeman to serve as president during the 2018-2019 school year. She took the reins in May.




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