The Kentucky CCIM chapter remains the leader in organizations for professional development through education and networking in commercial real estate. As the second half of our 41st year begins, I continue to be grateful and humbled to serve as the 2020 Kentucky CCIM chapter president.
The vision ‘Clarity for 2020’ has been clouded by the COVID 19 pandemic. Some moments to date have been like piloting a plane in turbulence, briefly nosediving then back up to the proper elevation, altering our flight pattern and adjusting to different wind directions; all with our masks on and hand sanitizer ready while social distancing. As an organization that thrives on networking, we have been affected by social distancing resulting in limited networking events.
My hope is that you have successfully pivoted and adapted to a new normal in your business practices. This is a unique time to appreciate the relationships that have been developed through the Kentucky CCIM Chapter. Outcomes from this new normal include opportunities for joining with region seven chapters on virtual events, the ability to attend the CCIM conferences without the expense of travel, and adapting to virtual programming. The virtual events have been well attended; thank you to many of our members who have participated as panelists and presenters.
Highlighted events for the second half of 2020 are the CCIM Book Club, CCIM annual Golf outing, an August STDB virtual presentation, virtual Kentucky Commercial Real Estate Conference in October, and a CI 104 class in October.
Scholarship winners in 2020 include Nick Grisanti- the Frank F. Weisberg, CCIM Endowed Scholarship, and Jeff Obryan-the Larry K. Baumgardner, CCIM Endowed Scholarship, congratulations.
A BIG ‘Thank You’ to our Chapter Sponsors and to our event sponsors who provide resources that result in chapter programming successes. The Kentucky CCIM chapter is organizationally and financially sound and we are planning to continue building on this foundation of success.
Your chapter officers, the board of directors, and I look forward to serving you for the remainder of this year.
Kimberly S. Baker, CCIM
2020 Kentucky CCIM Chapter, President