The 2016 Hero Award

As you may know, yesterday our President Bill MacLeod and CEO John North presented our agents with some outstanding and prestigious awards, both internationally and company-wide. One award that is really special and dear to our hearts is the Hero Award, which is given to an individual at Coldwell Banker Hubbell BriarWood who best strengthens our community through volunteer work and/or financial charitable support. Not only does the winner receive an award, they also receive a check to donate to the charity they represent.

This year, we would like to congratulate Amie Brown on winning the 2016 Hero Award and $1,000.00 for her charity, City Rescue Mission of Lansing. City Rescue Mission of Lansing is a nonprofit organization that works hard to house and feed those in need in the Lansing area. Amie does so much for our company and the community, and we are honored to give her this award!

Amie is a community service co-chair at CBHB and was involved in many projects in 2016 including a City Rescue Mission of Lansing food drive, Elle’s Race Volunteering, Habitat for Humanity Women’s Build, Battle of the Bats, the Christmas Giving Tree for Child and Family Charities, and United Way. Amie is also a member of the Community Enhancement Committee with GLAR where she organized a Bike and Brew fundraiser for the Edmore Park project, participated in Neighborhoods in Bloom handing out flowers to neighborhood associations to beautify the city, and took part in their Chili Cook-Off to raise money for their park initiative. Additionally, Amie supports three missionaries in Kenya, Greece, and Egypt, along with a pastor, a Bible College, and an orphanage in Kenya.

We also had four runner-ups who received $200.00 each for the charities of their choice. Craig Benham donated his check to Pelotonia, an organization dedicated to cancer research. Dana Zecchino had her check made out to Habitat for Humanity, a nonprofit that builds and sells homes to people in need of affordable housing. Denny Moore donated to Child and Family Charities, an organization dedicated to protecting and strengthening families in need. Lastly, Kim Laforet’s prize was donated to House of Promise, a safe house for victims of human trafficking.

We admire the care and compassion of our agents and the countless hours they spend volunteering in our community and worldwide. CBHB takes pride in being deeply invested in our community, and we are honored to work alongside such selfless, generous individuals.