FAAR ExpoAnnual education conference and trade show event benefiting FAAR members!
2017 FAAR Expo
Record Participation at the FAAR Expo
The 10th annual FAAR Expo was held September 14th at the Fredericksburg Expo and Conference Center. The morning session began with the unveiling of FAAR’s new logo rebranding. FAAR President, Christine Singhass, greeted the attendees while a twelve-minute video, with over 300 photos from past FAAR events, projects, members, and committees was shown on the video screen. Kevin McGrath led the crowd of attendees in the countdown as the logo was launched. The celebration was complete with a balloon drop and lots of fun favors given away with the new logo.
This year’s keynote speaker was former FBI Hostage Negotiator, Profiler and MSNBC Analyst, Clint Van Zandt. Van Zandt provided an informative one-hour safety presentation entitled, One Hour that Can Save Your Life.
The Expo floor was jam packed with a record number of exhibitors and REALTOR® attendees. There were over 90 exhibitors, with 24 exhibitors being first-time exhibitors. Over 400 REALTORS® were in attendance.
Attendees received great bang for their buck for this year’s FAAR Expo because the FAAR Board of Directors voted to subsidize the cost allowing attendees to receive a full day of education, lunch, entrance to the expo floor and 2 drink tickets to this year’s Boardwalk Bash for the price of $20.
This year’s FAAR Expo theme was Monopoly. The Exhibitors went all out to embrace the theme with festive Monopoly decorations, costumes and give-a-ways. This year’s award for Best Decorated Booth went to Alcova Mortgage. This is the second year in a row that Alcova Mortgage has taken the prize. Alcova staff will receive a pizza party for their efforts.
This year a Boardwalk Bash was added to the end of the day that included announcement of the voting results for the 2017 Leadership, happy hour, networking, and prize give-a-ways. The 2017 FAAR Expo is planned for September 13, 2017.