IAR Spring Conference & Expo kicks off in Collinsville

Real estate trainer Kim Daugherty (right) kicked off the 2014 IAR Spring Conference & Expo in Collinsville. The two-day event is at the Gateway Conference Center.

REALTORS® from throughout the state gathered at the Gateway Conference Center in Collinsville, Ill., on Wednesday, May 7, 2014.

The event kicked off with a presentation by Kim Daugherty, a real estate trainer who spoke on how to take business from good to great.

The event Wednesday has CE and a trade show.

IAR President Phil Chiles

Opening the session was IAR President Phil Chiles, who spoke about the necessity of the REALTORS® Political Action Committee and the association’s mission to build three Habitat for Humanity homes this summer.

The association is building houses in Murphysboro, Springfield and Aurora as part of an effort to show the Power of R. To learn more, or to download a coupon to attend, go here.

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About Jon Broadbooks

Jon Broadbooks is Director of Communications for the Illinois Association of REALTORS®. He supervises and carries out the implementation of the communications programs for the Association. He directs and supervises the Communications staff. He is responsible for coordinating and implementing the public relations and media relations efforts for the Association and acts as spokesperson and liaison to the statewide news media. He serves as editor of online and print content for IAR communications including the Illinois REALTOR® magazine and e-newsletters. He conducts IAR spokesperson training seminars and oversees the operation of website development for the Association.