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(March 22, 2019)  At its Annual Awards Program held on March 21, 2019, the Capital Area REALTORS (CAR) honored certain individuals for their contributions to the real estate industry and community.

Cindy Nagle (The Real Estate Group, Inc.), was selected by her peers as the 2019 REALTOR OF THE YEAR. Mrs. Nagle has been in the real estate business since 1977, serving in nearly every capacity imaginable for CAR over the years including president of CAR in 1995. She also served on numerous Illinois REALTOR® committees as well as on the Board of Directors for the National Association of REALTORS®. Mrs. Nagle has also been very active in the Springfield Community.

The REALTOR® COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD was presented to Debra Sarsany (The Real Estate Group, Inc.).

The RISING STAR AWARD was presented to Zachary Shaw (Mel Foster Co. Galesburg) from CAR’s West Central Chapter in Galesburg. Mr. Shaw also serves as CAR’s West Central Chapter 2019 Vice-president.

The coveted HALL OF FAME AWARD was presented to Ted Curtis, GRI, managing broker/owner of Ted Curtis Realty.

The AFFILIATE OF THE YEAR AWARD was presented to Gregory Tally, mortgage lender at Marine Bank.

Finally, the following REALTORS® were recognized for having attained CAR’s REALTOR® Emeritus, an award bestowed on members who have attained a minimum of 30 years of membership, and who meet a minimum age requirement: Jackie Bellis, Cheryl Dambacher, Carolin Faulkner, James Gvazdinskas and Ed Mahoney.

The Capital Area REALTORS® is the Voice for Real Estate in the Capital Area representing more than 900 members involved in all aspects of the real estate industry. The Capital Area’s Resource for Real Estate information can be found at


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