Coldwell Banker DiTommaso Realty is happy to announce the success of its 8th annual Educational Achievement Awards contest as well as its Top Producer celebration.
The DiTommaso Realty firm, a member of the Coldwell Banker Real Estate organization, recently honored its Top Producers for their accomplishments in real estate sales for the year 2014. The two-part celebration was kicked off with a special ceremony awarding two eighth grade students with an education scholarship each for successfully participating in an Island-wide essay contest. This year’s event gave eighth grade students across Staten Island the opportunity to choose any essay topic that they felt passionate about. “The topics chosen by the students this year were some of the most creative we’ve seen,” according to sales associate and event chairperson, Mary Panetta.
The program, which is named YES and stands for Young Exceptional Students, was developed by the DiTommaso Company to serve as a locally based charity to bring awareness of the importance in education to today’s young students. The first place winner with a scholarship of $750 was Michael Evans of Sacred Heart School. The second place winner was Alison Zarrilli of Our Lady of Good Counsel, receiving a scholarship for $500.
The guest speaker of the evening was Nicole Romano, President of the New Dorp Beach Civic Association and current New Dorp High School teacher. Ms. Romano spoke about the student’s essays and how impressed she was with their writing skills. She expressed how pleased she was to see a local company such as the DiTommaso Realty Firm reach out to students and the community to develop an awareness in education, specifically through writing. She also expressed her appreciation of the contest for the students especially after everything Staten Island has been through in recent years, including super storm Sandy.
Special Appearance from Elena Brady of Councilman Matteo’s Office
After an introduction by broker Frank DiTommaso, the sales professionals and guests were greeted with a special appearance by Elena Brady of Councilman Steven Matteo’s office. She presented first place winner Michael Evans with a certificate of recognition in educational achievement. Elena then presented second place award winner, Alison Zarrilli, with her certificate of recognition in educational achievement.
Nine additional students received Honorable Mention recognition and will receive certificates of achievement for their participation. They are: Haley Marshall of Our Lady of Good Counsel, Elizabeth Bianco of Our Lady of Good Counsel, Jenna Barrett of Our Lady Queen of Peace, Melissa Poggioli of St. Clare, Alice Berte of St. Clare, Francesca Marchese of St. Clare, Emily Min of IS7, Katelyn Mauer of IS7, Alessandra Hayes of IS7.
Top Agent Awards
The event, coupled with the agency’s Top Producer awards is a tradition that started back in 2007. The agency’s Top Producer awards followed as several DiTommaso Sales professionals were honored for their successes in 2014. The Top Overall Agent award was presented to Stephanie Rosenthal and the Top Listing Agent award was presented to Diane Malagreca. The Top Selling Agent awards were presented to Dawn Eugenio and Diane Yetman. The Top Distinct Properties Specialist award was presented to Esther LaRubio. In the category of Top Distressed Property Specialist, the award was presented to Joe Pallotta. Top Rental Associate was presented to Steve Rasic and Peggy Lennon and Rising Star awards were presented to Linda Dezego and Patty Beniquez. Other honorees for million and multi-million dollar sales volume included: Stacey Cafaro, Christine Innamorato, Miguel Lopez, Alexis Crinion, Peggy Lennon, Steve Rasic, Veronika Sarcone, Robert Martino, Annette Bernabe, Debbie Zarella, Theresa Kane, Carol Jacobson, Rachel Cugini, and Richard Cofrancesco.
Coldwell Banker DiTommaso Realty would like to thank all that participated in this year’s scholarship event. We’d like to thank all the students, teachers and their principals for their involvement and we look forward to their continued participation in our future scholarship events. We would also like to thank our sponsors for their generous contributions and help in making this year’s event a great success. This year’s sponsors were: CHL Mortgage, Surf Side Properties, Foundation Financial Advisors, KRP Consulting Corp, Reliable Van & Storage Co, FranSight Franchise Consulting and Sales, Allen C. Bentson Insurance Group, and The D’Annuzio Family.
Coldwell Banker DiTommaso Realty, located at 113 New Dorp Plaza, has been serving the Staten Island and Brooklyn communities for 29 years. The firm is a full service Real Estate Brokerage open 7 days a week, its facility consists of 4,000 square feet of luxurious private and semi-private offices, plus a state of the art conference and training facility. Coldwell Banker DiTommaso has over 70 licensed sales professionals speaking a wide range of languages and offers a full processing and hi-tech marketing department to meet the demands of all its clients and sales professionals. To speak with any of our sales professionals the company can be reached at 718-667-8000 or on the web at www.ditommaso.com.
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“Being part of the internationally recognized Coldwell Banker Organization means that we are affiliated with over 80,000 sales associates and over 3,100 offices world-wide. In addition, our online presence and technology is ranked number 1 in the world,” says Frank DiTommaso. “Not only do we belong to the Brooklyn MLS, but we have multiple offices in Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx, and Manhattan. We also service New Jersey and every other state in the country with offices in just about every county in America.”