HGAR’S 107th Annual Meeting & Member’s Day Moves to New Venue; Event Slated for Oct. 30
Mary Prenon | August 22, 2023
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TARRYTOWN—After holding its Annual Meeting & Member Appreciation Day at the Sleepy Hollow Conference Center (formerly the DoubleTree Hotel) for more than a decade, HGAR will be moving its biggest event of the year to the Westchester Marriot Hotel, located on Route 119 in Tarrytown on October 30.
The hotel is currently undergoing extensive renovations, and will offer a brand-new entrance, lobby, and restaurants this fall. In addition, the Marriott provides parking for more than 500 cars, plus additional parking at an office building just next door. In years past, the association had to rely on shuttle service to and from the event, due to the lack of adequate parking.
Alex Banayan, international speaker, and the youngest best-selling author in American history, will be the event’s Keynote Speaker. His presentation’s theme will be “There’s Always a Way.” In his book, “The Third Door,” Banayan details his unconventional route to success, which is now the framework for corporate leadership teams throughout the world.
Banayan will share how he sold a sailboat that he won on “The Price is Right” television show to fund his quest to learn from the world’s most innovative leaders. These include Bill Gates, Lada Gaga, Larry King, Maya Angelou, Jane Goodall, Quincy Jones and many others.
Members Day will also include an RPAC-plated luncheon with guest speaker Joe Harris, Vice President of Government Advocacy with the National Association of Realtors. Harris joined NAR in 2015 and has also served as its Director of Federal Legislative and Political Affairs.
His experience and years of relationships developed in Congress helped NAR navigate through the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. He also spent eight years on Capitol Hill working with U.S. Senator Joe Liberman (I-CT) and Congressman John Spratt (D-SC). Other lunch options include a new Buffet Lunch served in the hotel’s Terrace Room, or a choice of hotel restaurants.
In addition, the all-day event will feature many classes and workshops: Ethics/Fair Housing; a OneKey MLS speaker and product updates; Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Real Estate: Using Video to Convert Leads to Clients and Personal Branding.
More than 50 Exhibitors will be participating, including banks, mortgage firms, home inspectors, insurance firms, attorneys, utility firms, video and photography companies, contractors, painters, moving and storage firms, and many more.
The HGAR Annual Meeting will be followed by the 2023 Awards Ceremony, including the coveted Realtor and Affiliate of the Year, and several others. Members Day will culminate with the 2023 Celebration Cocktail Party, also held in the Terrace Room.
O’Donnell & Cullen Tax Consultants are the event’s Premier Sponsors for the sixth year in a row, and A.S.A.P. Mortgage will be enjoying its 11th year of sponsoring the Celebration Cocktail Party. For the third year in a row, Hudson United Mortgage will sponsor the RPAC Luncheon.
For more information, please visit HGAR.com.