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McColly Charities Makes $100,000 Donation for Southlake YMCA Expansion

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The Southlake YMCA took a large step forward in meeting their goal, thanks to the donation of $100,000 by Ron McColly, on behalf of the McColly Foundation.

According to Pat Huber, who leads the capital campaign on behalf of the Dean and Barbara White Foundation, the Southlake YMCA expansion is the largest construction project in Crown Point since the building of Crown Point High School. The difference between the two being that the Southlake Y is a completely philanthropic project, dependent solely on donations.

Ron McColly has supported a variety of charities in Northwest Indiana and the Chicago Southland for most of his 40+ years as a local business owner. He recognizes the positive impact the

Southlake YMCA expansion will have as an economic driver for all of Lake County, Indiana.

January 2019 marks the opening of the 80,000-square-foot addition to the east side of the Y at 1450 S. Court St. The state-of-the-art addition will include a six-lane lap pool, a zero-entry warm water pool with a slide and other water features, an outdoor L-shaped pool, also with a slide and other water features.

Two new gyms are planned along with an overhead walking/running track that will connect to the existing gym; six program studios for cheer, dance and group exercise.

Expansion will enable the Y to offer many new programs including summer day camps; dance and martial arts programs; competitive teams in gymnastics, swimming and other sports; healthy eating classes; senior & medical based wellness programs.

To learn more about McColly Charities, visit McCollyCharities.org. To donate / learn more about the Crown Point Community Foundation & the Southlake Y, visit: thecpcf.org

Ron McColly, pictured with his granddaughter, Randalynn McColly-Fleener at the recent Crown Point Community Foundation Gala.

McColly Real Estate Celebrates Annual Agent Awards Breakfast 2017

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On Thursday, June 22, 2017, McColly Real Estate agents and staff celebrated their top-producing agents of 2016. This event took place at Innsbrook Country Club in Merrillville, Indiana. The event was designed and coordinated by Rhonda McColly-Fleener, Operations Coordinator. Tim McColly, Director of Education, was this year’s Master of Ceremonies. The theme for this year’s Awards and Recognition Breakfast was “McTropicana”. The venue was arranged head to toe with beautiful, tropical décor.

Highlights of the morning included a speech by Ron McColly, President of McColly Real Estate, and recognition of the Platinum Award winners: Top Producer from Illinois, Greg Leutloff, Bourbonnais office; and the Top Producer from Indiana, Kelly White, Portage Willowcreek office; The Illinois Rookie of the Year was Leslie Dryg, Crete office; The Indiana Rookie of the year was Jennifer Karban, Portage Rt. 6 Office. The 2016 President’s Platinum Team Awards went to: Illinois Top Producers Michelle Arseneau Team, Bourbonnais Office and the Indiana Top Team Producers, Lisa Grady Team, Schererville Office.

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McColly Real Estate Wins Marketing Award at Global Real Estate Conference

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SCHERERVILLE, IN – March 10, 2017 – McColly Real Estate was presented with a marketing award from Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, a selective global community of the highest quality independent real estate firms. The award was presented during the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® Conference Week, a series of events that drew an impressive audience of 2,000 real estate professionals from 25 countries.

The award-winning entry in the Best Video category was chosen for excellence in creativity, quality and overall presentation and effectiveness.

McColly Real Estate was presented the Best Video award for originality in consumer video.

“It is an extreme honor to be recognized on an international level for our marketing excellence again. The McColly Companies Marketing Department continues to raise the bar for our clients,” said Monica Decker, Director of Marketing & Technology of McColly Real Estate.

“We are pleased to recognize the winners of our Marketing Contest for creating distinctive materials and campaigns that convey the unique character of their companies, with a focus on compelling content, original graphics and effective delivery,” said LeadingRE President/CEO Pam O’Connor. “Our visual display of these award-winning materials is always a highlight of our conference, providing inspiration to all of our members.”

McColly Real Estate is the Northwest Indiana and Chicago Southland exclusive representative of LeadingRE (www.LeadingRE.com). With a global membership that spans six continents, LeadingRE connects more than 550 firms and 130,000 sales associates who produce over 1.2 million real estate transactions each year. As a member of LeadingRE, McColly Real Estate provides a quality real estate experience, global marketing reach and access to top real estate professionals in virtually any market worldwide.

McColly Real Estate Hosts Tenth Annual Performance Plus Breakfast

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SCHERERVILLE, INDIANA – February 1, 2017 - Awards were presented at McColly Real Estate’s Tenth Annual Performance Plus Breakfast at Innsbrook Country Club on Thursday, January 26, 2017.

Ron McColly gave a detailed overview of the program and of Berkshire-Hathaway A and B stocks, which is where the money is invested. (Berkshire-Hathaway co-founders are Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger.) Bonus checks totaling $291,195 were distributed to those McColly Real Estate participants who qualified based on production in the calendar year 2011.

The Performance Plus Bonus Program is a tax-deferred program for Associates of McColly Real Estate who meet the terms and conditions of the Program. The purpose of the Program is to further long term relationships by offering long term incentives to those people who are loyal and are largely responsible for the company growth.

Other companies may talk of "revenue sharing", but only McColly Real Estate truly cares about the long-term futures of their sales associates by creating the industry’s first program that is similar to a 401(k) plan.

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