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Saratoga Schenectady Schoharie Association of Realtors Meeting Aids Local Youth

Written By Timothy Knight on 11/24/14 | 11/24/14

The Saratoga Schenectady Schoharie Association of REALTORS ® Inc (SSSAR) held its annual meeting on November 7, 2014. The meeting featured a fundraising event to benefit local youth through the Franklin Community Center of Saratoga County. The meeting also featured the announcement of the prestigious 2014 REALTOR ® of the Year Awards.

Association members, who are local real estate professionals, donated funds and gifts benefitting the Franklin Community Center Holiday Assistance Program to reach out to local children and teens who are in-need this holiday season. The donations will help families facing economic hardships provide a bright holiday filled with hope to their children. Association members donated gift cards to local businesses, toys and funds.

The annual meeting, which was a brunch held at the Edison Club in Rexford, was generously sponsored by local businesses: Manfred Real Estate Learning Center, House Masters and Mullen Moving. The meeting featured the announcement of the REALTOR ®of the Year Awards. These awards recognize those who have served not only the real estate profession but also their communities. Recipients were nominated by their peers.

The REALTOR ® Associate of the Year for 2014 is Allen Caruso of 1st Integrity Real Estate. Since starting in the real estate industry just over a year ago, Allen has demonstrated a true commitment to his clients and the real estate profession. He also volunteers his time with the SSSAR Strategic Planning Committee.

The REALTOR ® of the Year for 2014 is Stuart Thomas of Reality Realty. Stuart has served as President of SSSAR for five years. In addition to his many volunteer duties as President, Stuart worked with local business leaders on the Give Forward program to facilitate Realtors in helping clients donate food to the Regional Food Pantry which otherwise may have been thrown away when moving.

SSSAR represents real estate professionals who are active throughout the Capital and Adirondack regions. SSSAR promotes cooperation and continuing education of its’ members to better serve the community. More information can be found on the SSSAR website: www.sssar.com
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