Sales & Marketing Council
This council is the Sales and Marketing division of the CBIA. The goal of this council is to connect people and help to build careers through education, information, resources and networking. Whether you are a builder, a sales or marketing professional or a supplier to the industry, the Sales and Marketing Council will keep you and your business growing.
Click the link below to join the Sales and Marketing Council.
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2023 Board of Directors
Chairperson: Blanca Vasquez, VCC Contracting, LLC
Immediate Past Chair: Jennifer Evans Home & Design Magazine
Robyn Bonaquist, B-Squared Advertising; Cali Clardy, Refined Builders & Construction; Violeta Cordova, Cordova Cleaning Services Inc; Wilfredo Emanuel, Wilfredo Emanuel Designs; Claudine Leger-Wetzel, Stock Development; Shelley Lund Hobbs, Florida Weekly; Jackie Nelson, Premier Sotheby’s International Realty; Nick Radick, Knauf-Koenig Group; Jessica Schneider, Robb & Stucky Furniture & Interiors; Kathy Smart, PBS Contractors; Lynne Stambouly, Illuminated Design; Peggy Wilson, Wilson Creative Group; Meegan Wyatt, Naples Illustrated.
Membership in the Sales and Marketing Council is open to anyone whose firm is a member of the Collier Building Industry Association (CBIA). Simply complete the application, noting the person who sponsored your membership and return it along with a payment in the amount of $75 If you have any questions regarding Membership please call (239) 436-6100.
Meet peers and potential customers on a professional and social basis. Join others on an SMC Committee which invites participation by all Members. Seize this opportunity to work with people you want to meet and do business with.
Increase your effectiveness and stay on top of changing trends through practical sales training programs, national certification, motivational speakers and selling and marketing of new homes . Earn prestigious designations to increase your annual sales.
Awards & Recognition
Increase motivation through SMC’s special Sales Awards. Our local awards promote recognition of those who have made impressive contributions to the field of new home sales and marketing in the CBIA area.
The Sand Dollar Awards is the largest and most prestigious awards program recognizing excellence in Building, Interior Design, Landscape Design, Marketing and Advertising. The SMC organizes this annual event.
The Industry Panel is a very popular event presented by our SMC. The annual event is available for sponsorship for $500. Event sponsors receive their company name and logo on all flyers, advertisements and notices, recognition during the event and signage at the event.
Be part of the Annual Toy Drive which benefits over over 1,200 students from Collier County Public Schools.
Membership in the National Sales and Marketing Council is included in your SMC membership fee. Some of the benefits of this include:
- A free annual subscription to Sales and Marketing Ideas magazine.
- Ability to enter and participate in the Million Dollar Circle Awards and the largest national sales and marketing competition in the industry, the National Sales and Marketing Awards.
- Tough questions can be answered by NSMC’s national network of experts who volunteer to be part of a special HOTLINE program. (800) 368-5242.
- Tap into the latest data at the NSMC Library. Upon request, they will mail you whatever you need from a collection of industry magazines articles, book excerpts and educational materials on any marketing or sales topic from advertising to telemarketing.
The 2023 Aurora Awards Are Open For Entry
Entries are now being accepted for the 2023 Aurora Awards. These awards, presented annually during the Southeast Building Conference, have recognized the best of the best in the building industry since 1979.
Featuring 61 categories, the Aurora Awards encompasses all facets of the residential, commercial, and remodeling industries.
Projects in the following states are eligible:
Don’t miss the reveal of the 2023 Aurora Grand Award Winners and the Golden Aurora Best in Show Winner at the Aurora Awards Gala, Friday, July 21.