The CCIM Institute recognized nine local CCIM chapters for excellence at its Midyear Business Meetings in Chicago, held March 22–25. The annual CCIM President’s Cup awards program took place on March 24, honoring CCIM chapters that have demonstrated the highest degree of skill, ingenuity, and innovation in promoting the membership benefits of the Institute at the local and regional levels.
Chapters from Alabama, Central Arizona, and the Memphis metro area took home first place awards in the three membership tiers.
Two presidents of the First Place CCIM chapters discussed their winning programs’ marketing efforts.

“The Alabama CCIM Chapter developed a comprehensive plan that involved networking and branding to reach underserved communities and students statewide,” says Glynnis Fisher Levitt, CCIM, 2014 Alabama CCIM Chapter President. “Everyone in our chapter contributed, resulting in a 22 percent growth in membership.”

“Our chapter developed an innovative marketing plan to reach the commercial real estate community, clients, and consumers,” says Scott Fey, CCIM, 2014 Central Arizona CCIM Chapter President. “We wrote profiles of successful CCIMs in our community under the banner of ‘I am CCIM,’ which really grabbed attention. We were able to increase our membership, boost the number of participants taking the CCIM courses, and quadruple the number of applicants for our chapter’s scholarship program.”

2014 CCIM President’s Cup Winners
250 or more members
1st Place —Alabama CCIM Chapter
2nd Place — Southern Nevada CCIM Chapter
3rd Place —North Carolina CCIM Chapter
125–249 members
1st Place — Central Arizona CCIM Chapter
2nd Place — Northern California CCIM Chapter
3rd Place — Iowa CCIM Chapter
124 members or less
1st Place — Memphis Metropolitan CCIM Chapter
2nd Place —Kansas CCIM Chapter
3rd Place — Middle Tennessee CCIM Chapter

CCIM Institute has more than 50 chapters across the U.S. and is represented in more than 30 global markets.