Open Line Monday – Ann Chiasson

By , August 30, 2010
Ann Chiasson

Ann Chiasson

Ann Chiasson – Life Style Marketing

What does it take for a new sales associate to succeed as a real estate professional? Discover how a top level real estate executive, Ann Chiasson manages the selection process for her company.

Ann Chiasson has been in Real Estate in British Columbia since 1981.  She has several offices around BC but is located in Whistler where recently, they hosted the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games.   Whistler is a destination year round resort just 90 minutes form Vancouver on the Pacific Ocean.  – a hub for Asian and International travellers from around the world.  Ann is the President of REMAX in Whistler, Squamish and Pemberton as well as the Owner and Broker for Sea to Sky Premier Properties, her luxury brand that is affiliated with Christies Great Estates and Christies Auction House.

Her company focuses on Lifestyle marketing because she believes once you find a place you love to be, finding a property is the easy part.

Ann sits on several Boards but notably The Luxury Real Estate Board of Regents and The Whistler Blackcomb Foundation.

Contact Information
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Cell: 604-932-7651

Open Line Monday – Renee Rongen

By , August 23, 2010

Reneé Rongen

Renee RongenReneé Rongen delivers hilarious, unforgettable keynote presentations to CEO’s of Fortune 500 companies, nurses, healthcare employees, parents, educators, women’s groups and Boards of Directors. All will be inspired and buckled over with laughter as Reneé delivers the tools for today’s world, propelling her audiences to live more productive, passionate, purposeful and profitable lives.

From being a Marketing Strategist for large organizations to motherhood, board trustee to PTA – and everywhere in between – Reneé Rongen has learned from these roles and uses her knowledge and hilarious stories to energize and motivate with her signature Legacy Living philosophy – inspiring those she touches to live life from the inside out. She believes that individuals and organizations given the proper tools have the ability to not just survive, but thrive!

She is the International Spokesperson for the Pay It Forward Foundation, a member of the National Speakers Association, an author, a Talk Show Radio Host, and has served on as Trustee on numerous corporate, healthcare and education boards. Additionally, she is the recipient of the Woman Entrepreneur Award by the Women’s Business Center. Reneé is a Founder and Past President of the Northwest Minnesota Women’s Fund.

Reneé is wife to Tom and mother to Alexander, Elizabeth and Grace.

Brian Gay – Value of Setting Goals and Focus

By , August 2, 2010
Brian Gay

Brian Gay

Podcasts run August 2, 2010 / August 9, 2010 / August 16, 2010
Look for Open Line with Karel to run August 23, 2010 and August 30, 2010

Brian Gay is the Executive Director of Midwest Free Community Papers (formerly SGI). MFCP is a regional association of free distribution papers. Brian’s background includes over thirty years in the free paper industry. He is formerly an owner, publisher, general manager, sales manager, sale rep, past president of MFCP and past board member of both state and national associations.  He has written extensively and regularly for several industry publications. In April of 2009 his book Land Standing was completed. Proceeds from the sale of the book were donated to Camp Courageous of Iowa where Brian is the immediate past president of the board and long time board member.

Brian is a graduate of the University of Iowa where he majored in finance and economics. Brian and his wife, Sandy, have 5 children and 3 grandchildren. They live in Coralville, Iowa.

Telephone: 319-341-4352

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