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RE/MAX receives 'Best of Business' award

RE/MAX staff members include, front, from left, Julie Bethel, Carol Norman, Patti Selbitschka and Jenilee Ravnaas, back, Galen Johnson, Trevor Baer, Stan Turbes and Mike Mead. (Submitted photo)

RE/MAX First Choice Realty in Park Rapids has been selected for the 2009 Best of Business award in the real estate category by the Small Business Commerce Association (SBCA).

The SBCA Best of Business Award program recognizes the top 5 percent of small businesses throughout the country.

Using consumer feedback and other research, the SBCA identifies companies that they believe have demonstrated what makes small businesses a vital part of the American economy.

The selection committee chooses the award winners from nominees based on information taken from monthly surveys administered by the SBCA, a review of consumer rankings and other consumer reports.

The 2009 Best of Business Award program consisted of 5 million nominees across all 50 states in 2500 cities.

RE/MAX First Choice Realty Broker/Owner, Galen Johnson, says the recognition is "humbling.

"We have a great team here and without their hard work and dedication this award would not have been possible," he said.

RE/MAX First Choice Realty opened its doors Sept. 1, 2004 and serves Park Rapids, Nevis, Osage, Akeley, Menahga and Lake George.

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