CoreNet NorCal Chapter Named CoreNet Global Chapter Of The Year!
The CoreNet NorCal chapter was named Chapter of the Year at the CoreNet Global North American Summit Awards in Washington, D.C., on October 28. Each year, CoreNet Global bestows the Chapter of the Year honor on two CoreNet chapters, one small/medium chapter and one large/mega chapter for excelling in CoreNet Global's efforts to continually champion and advance the field of corporate real estate. The CoreNet NorCal chapter won in the large/mega chapter category. Chapter President Michael Casolo and Past President Bill Roberts accepted the award in person with many other NorCal board members and Chapter members on hand to celebrate.
Chapters were evaluated based upon their success in four key areas:
- Membership -- development and execution of a successful membership recruitment and retention campaign with demonstrated membership growth in the current fiscal year.
- Value Proposition – active engagement among local members in chapter events and offerings.
- Programming – providing innovative, creative, and useful programming for chapter members.
- Alignment -- with CoreNet Global’s strategic plan.
In addition to demonstrating Chapter excellence in each these areas throughout the year, the Chapter had to create a compelling submission to showcase its work. This year's submission featured an interactive website called ENGAGE, featuring rich content and video presentations displaying the Chapter’s work in each of the required areas. Here is a link to CoreNet NorCal’s Chapter of the Year submission website:
Special thanks are in order to Communications Co-Chair Shannon Knuth, of Kilroy Realty Corporation, who led the submission effort with significant help from the Chapter’s public relations consultant, Erin Carew, of Instigate Marketing and Public Relations. Thanks, also, to the Chapter leadership team, specifically Bill Roberts, of Hewlett-Packard, and Dick Palomba, of Corporate Planning Consultants, for their strong support and participation in this effort. Finally, thanks to the incredibly engaged members of CoreNet NorCal, without whom none of the outstanding accomplishments of the NorCal Chapter over the past year would have been possible. Congratulations to all!