One very special night a year, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty agents and staff from all across New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Maine gather to celebrate the unveiling of the company’s top Annual Ozzie Award winners.
A grand Red Carpet entrance sets the stage for the star studded evening – a ceremony dedicated to the founder of Verani Realty, Osvaldo “Ozzie” Verani. Agents dressed in their best gowns, tuxedoes and attire grace the Red Carpet for photos before heading into the Chubb Theatre at the Capitol Center for the Arts in Concord, NH for the awards show.
Before the awards were announced, attendees enjoyed guest motivational speaker Craig Zablocki and his hilarious take on what we can learn from children as adults. He talked about how their innocence, curiosity, confidence and fun outlook on life are important qualities that we should also remember to embrace. Speaking from the heart and with humor, he reminded us all that we learn and grow when we connect with others and have more fun in life.
Each year attendees also look forward to the Annual Video Contest. Agents and Staff let their creativity and acting skills shine as they produce their own renditions of today’s most popular commercials and TV Shows. These videos are always the centerpiece and laughter of the awards and a great way for everyone to participate. With live voting results – this year’s Video Award went to the Londonderry Office for their remake of a popular commercial in “It’s Steve.” The Londonderry Office also took home the Top Office of the Year award as well.
During the awards portion of the show several agents were honored and recognized by their peers. Margherita Verani (CEO), Giovanni Verani (President), Debbie Gallant (VP of Sales) and Steve McGuire (VP of Business Development) presented and handed out several awards including the coveted “Ozzie Award” to the Top 13 Individuals and Top 5 Teams in the company. Pictured left is Nicole Watkins, Moultonborough Office, who received the #1 Ozzie Award from Margherita & Giovanni. A complete list of Ozzie Award winners is listed to the left.
Other special Verani Awards given throughout the evening included: Top Commercial Award, Tom Duffy (Commercial); E-Team Award, Cheryl Herbert (Londonderry); Rookie of the Year, Mari Keegan (Nashua); and Achievers of the Year, Tom Duffy (Commercial), Cammie Ferreras (Londonderry), Brian Gentile (Londonderry), Mari Keegan (Nashua), Angela Kelly (Concord), Betsy Levesque (Nashua), Kristyn Nelson (Londonderry), Beth Parolisi (Portsmouth), Nancy Pomerleau (Amherst), Nicole Watkins (Moultonborough) and Siri WiIbur (Windham.)
National awards from Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices were also handed out to agents who achieved a certain Gross Commission Income or Total Number of Units Sold: Honor Society (53 agents), Leading Edge (35 agents), President’s Circle (30 agents), Chairman’s Circle Gold (11 agents) and Chairman’s Circle Platinum (1 agent).
And finally, several agents were honored and awarded by our partners and affiliates, Residential Mortgage Services (RMS) and Broker’s Title.
The celebration continued with a live DJ, food, cocktails, networking, dancing and a 50/50 raffle for VeraniCARES (Verani’s philanthropic initiative for those in need). $850 was raised for VeraniCARES and what was even more impressive was the winner, Ginny Holmes from the Londonderry Office, donated her winnings of $425 back to the VeraniCARES foundation! This was truly an amazing and selfless gesture.
“We recognized many agents at this year’s Annual Ozzie Awards and I’d like to extend a big heartfelt congratulations to all of our winners! We are proud and honored to have the pleasure to work with each and every one of you. Your hard work, dedication and enthusiasm is the driving force behind your success and the success of our business.” noted Giovanni Verani, President.