The Brandon Real Estate Board has a new name and a new home.
The 200-member not-for-profit local regulatory organization changed its name to Brandon Area Realtors to reflect its entire membership, not just the board of directors.
According to president Cam Toews, about one-third of its members are in rural areas as far away as Cartwright, Thompson and Killarney and the name is also meant to encompass those members too.
“We rebranded everything with a strategic plan last fall, a whole new mission statement, try to bring it up to date,” Toews said.
After moving out of its old location downtown at the corner of Princess and Ninth Street, the organization was renting an office on 18th Street for nearly two years.
Last week, the 47-year-old not-for-profit moved back downtown to its new location at 312 10th Street.
“We felt it necessary as an organization that promotes ownership that we should own our building,” Toews said. “It was prudent for us to put our money into a building.”
Meanwhile, the Brandon Area Realtors is hosting its annual Shelter Invitational Golf Tournament on Thursday, Sept. 4 at Oak Island with all proceeds going to local shelter-related charities.
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