Naples, Fla. (August 24, 2017) – The Naples Area Board of REALTORS® (NABOR®) is proud to announce that its member publication, the Naples REALTOR® magazine, received three awards at the Florida Magazine Association’s (FMA) Charlie Awards gala at the Ritz Carlton Beach Resort in Naples on Friday, August 11, 2017.
The FMA is the largest state magazine association in the nation and hosts the Charlie Awards competition every year. Since 1957, the FMA’s annual Charlie Awards competition has crowned publishers, writers, editors, artists, photographers, printers, marketers and others as the best among their peers in scores of categories. During the annual competition, over six hundred entries vie for first, second and third place awards—Charlie, Silver and Bronze. Entries are judged by a panel of out-of-state magazine and newspaper publishing professionals.
Naples REALTOR® won the following awards in the “Association & Trade/Technical” category:
- CHARLIE: Best Writing, Department: “The Close” (Summer 2017),written by Phil Borchmann
- CHARLIE: Best Writing, Service Feature: “Educating Your Buyers” (Fall 2016), written by Lori Johnston
- BRONZE: Best Writing, Service Feature: “Generations” (Winter 2016), written by Lori Johnston
“I’ve always known the magazine’s writing was top notch, but when you win a Charlie for it, then it’s no longer just an opinion because the quality of the wordsmithing clearly rose above hundreds of other great submissions,” said Kathy Zorn, NABOR® Magazine Task Force Chair (pictured). “Each article goes through a rigorous editorial review process and, in the end, must not only read well and keep the reader engaged, but also must be relevant and deliver substantial, measurable benefits.”
The FMA’s recognition of NABOR®’s accomplishments in writing is a testament to the success of its magazine’s mission, which is to communicate information that may contribute to the success of its members’ businesses and professional careers. The Naples REALTOR® magazine is a quarterly trade publication that enjoys a distribution of over 6,000 to NABOR® members. It is published and produced in collaboration with its publisher Gulfshore Life/Open Sky Media. This member publication showcases the Naples Area Board of REALTORS® (NABOR®) members and events, presents real estate industry overviews and features stories of critical importance to REALTORS® and NABOR’s Allied and Affiliate members.
“These awards validate the hard work and collaborative energies of our magazine task force and publisher,” said Zorn. “Member feedback lets us know that it is a very popular, valuable resource for navigating the real estate field and helps members find relevant opportunities to grow their business.”
The Naples REALTOR® magazine editorial board includes Chair Kathy Zorn, Peter Bobris, Harley Conrad, Lisa Rogstad, Larry Utterback, Terrilyn VanGorder, Mary Waller, Brian Wild,
Marcia Albert, and the team at Gulfshore Life/Open Sky Media, which includes Editor in Chief Phil Borchmann, Senior Editor Cary Barbor, and Publisher Diane LeBreck.
The Naples Area Board of REALTORS® (NABOR®) is an established organization (Chartered in 1949) whose members have a positive and progressive impact on the Naples Community. NABOR® is a local board of REALTORS® and real estate professionals with a legacy of nearly 60 years serving 6,000 plus members. NABOR® is a member of the Florida Realtors and the National Association of REALTORS®, which is the largest association in the United States with more than 1.3 million members and over 1,400 local board of REALTORS® nationwide. NABOR® is structured to provide programs and services to its membership through various committees and the NABOR® Board of Directors, all of whose members are non-paid volunteers.
The term REALTOR® is a registered collective membership mark which identifies a real estate professional who is a member of the National Association of REALTORS® and who subscribe to its strict Code of Ethics.