Save the Date: 40th Annual HBAGC Key & SAMMY Awards

May 08, 2012

Attention all Chicago area builders and remodelers! Save the date for this year’s Key and SAMMY awards on Saturday, December 1.

The Home Builders Association of Greater Chicago’s (HBAGC) prestigious Key and SAMMY Awards will celebrate its 40th year in 2012. You will want to make sure to enter so that you can take part in this prestigious awards ceremony.

HBAGC Key AwardThe Key Awards recognize excellence in housing design, architecture, interior merchandising, landscaping, landscape architecture and remodeling. The coveted Crystal Key will be awarded in recognition of innovation and creativity in the industry.

The SAMMY awards recognize outstanding achievement in advertising, public relations and merchandising in the Home Building and Remodeling Industry. A panel of expert judges select winners in a variety of categories including advertising, community brochures, logos, public relations, mailings and corporate specialty pieces.

Started in 1972 as a way to recognize the best in the industry, the Key and SAMMY Awards have grown to become the must-see event showcasing the top Chicagoland housing and remodeling professionals.

Specialized judging teams made up of the top experts in each field view all entries. Entries must be located in the Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry and Will counties of Illinois. Lake County Indiana and the Kenosha, Racine and Walworth counties of Wisconsin are also welcome to submit entries.

Division categories include:

  • Interior Design
  • Architectural Design
  • Excellence in Remodeling
  • New Construction
  • Design and Planning
  • Crystal Key Award for innovation and creativity

Entries for the Key and SAMMY Awards are expected to open in July or early August. Be sure to check Chicagoland Real Estate Forum for the latest updates and information on the awards. For sponsorship opportunities, contact Rita Unzner at the HBAGC.

So don’t forget to put Friday, November 16, 2012 on your calendars and get your entries ready for the 40th annual HBAGC Key and SAMMY Awards!


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Mitch Levinson is the author of “Internet Marketing: The Key to Increased New Home Sales” published by BuilderBooks. He is an Internet marketing expert with expertise in search engine optimization, website development, email marketing, social media and CRM consulting services. He is known for creating effective programs that can be tracked through analytics to prove effectiveness and ROI. Mitch is founder and president of MLC New Home Marketing and MLC FlatFee Realty, as well as managing partner of mRELEVANCE, LLC, a Marketing, Communication, Interactive agency with offices in Chicago and Atlanta. He currently leads the Chicago team. A Multi-Million Dollar Sales Producer who earned an MBA in Computer Information Systems and eCommerce, he brings a unique perspective and experience to the field of real estate communications. Mitch combines the two interests in order to help home builders and developers gain a competitive advantage through the Internet and technology. When he isn’t behind a computer, he enjoys participating in sports and coaching his kids’ teams. Mitch resides in Arlington Heights, Ill., a northwest suburb of Chicago, with his family, which includes two rambunctious labs. Visit my Google+ profile.

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