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Programs Committee

This committee is responsible for planning and executing the programs for all of the monthly chapter meetings during the calendar year. Its main objective is to continue building NAIOP’s proud history of providing cutting-edge programs tailored specifically for real estate professionals.

The Committee identifies topical issues, recruits presenters, and shapes the program content to appropriately reflect the important issues facing the industry.  The Program Committee measures its success based on feedback received from the membership as well as the attendance at monthly meetings.  The monthly breakfast programs provided by NAIOP have become one of the most popular services provided by the Chapter, and the Program Committee's primary task is to plan and put together, for the membership and for the general business community at large, informative, interesting, and topical breakfast meetings. To that end, the committee typically meets once a month in order to identify promising program ideas, and to implement them (in teams) once they've been identified as interesting and valuable.

The Program Committee is always open to suggestions from the membership.  This is the committee responsible for raising additional funds for chapter operations through sponsorship of monthly meetings (the “Gavel Sponsor” program) and through other special events (planned and managed through several subcommittees).  The special subcommittees of the Program Committee are: Annual Awards Banquet; Night-At-The-Fights Event; and, the Annual Golf Outing.

The following are the objectives of the Committee:

  • Ensure that all programs meet Chapter quality standards and provide a value-added event for membership dollars.
  • Promote mission of Chapter through programs at general on special membership meetings.
  • Provide opportunities for networking.
  • Provide Gavel Sponsors for Chapter events which, in turn, will provide members an opportunity to spotlight their organization and receive recognition at an event while providing financial assistance to the Chapter.
  • Provide educational opportunities for members and their colleagues to increase expertise in the commercial and industrial real estate field.

Annual Banquet Subcommittee

The Banquet Subcommittee is responsible for planning the Chapter’s Annual Banquet and Awards presentation.  The Committee, with approval from the Executive Committee, decides what awards will be presented, writes the criteria for each award, formulates all budgetary considerations, and writes and/or supervises all marketing materials concerning the Awards call for entries and the awards program. Duties also include the selection of Awards judges, judging criteria, and logistics concerning the judging of the awards. The Subcommittee also proposes the format, style and theme for the event and helps with any set-up the day of the function.  The following are the objectives of the Banquet Subcommittee:

  • Provide a lasting tribute to the recipients of the Chapter’s Commercial Real Estate Awards.
  • Recognize those individuals or firms that have made important impacts on the industry and that have had a distinguished record of community service.
  • Provide an unsurpassed networking opportunity for members of the commercial real estate industry and facilitate personal interactions with decision-makers and industry leaders in a relaxed setting.
  • Promote support for the commercial real estate industry in general to both the business community and our public leaders.

Night-At-The-Fights Subcommittee

This is the subcommittee responsible for planning and executing a spectacular event of semi-professional boxing and entertainment which has become the highlight of the NAIOP calendar year.

The objectives of the event and the committee are to:

  • Provide a mechanism to allow members to give back to the region’s community.
  • Provide opportunity for members to build camaraderie.
  • Draw positive awareness to the organization.
  • Promote the name of NAIOP among government leaders and community members.
  • Raise proceeds to support the Chapter’s political Action Committee and ADPAC.

Golf Outing Subcommittee

The Golf Subcommittee oversees 2 tournament a year, one in the spring and the other in the fall. The Subcommittee is responsible for site selection, marketing materials, prizes, set up the day of the event, and sponsorships (tees, greens, holes-in-one, meals and prizes).

The objectives of the event and the committee are to:

  • Provide an opportunity for members to network and entertain clients and guests in an exceptional recreational setting.
  • Provide an opportunity for members to compete with one another in an annual athletic event.
  • Raise money for political action committees.