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Do you know Dora?

Dora Muhammad is our much respected Events & Communications Coordinator for the Northern Virginia Building Industry. We’ll be honest, she ensures any time there might just be a cog in the wheel as we work hard to achieve success and all the to-do’s leading up to each year’s GALA, well…Dora is our fixer! Dora has worked […]
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Meet Laurie and Julie!

These two gems in our ever-growing and evolving Real Estate Industry bring years of experience, funny stories and both offer an honest, collaborative environment in whatever they are leading for the Great American Living Awards committees. From planning, to orchestrating, to dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s necessary to get this annual awards event […]
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The who’s who of the GALA committee continues!

Continuing the effort to introduce the homebuilding industry and home buyers in the DC Metro area to the who’s who on the Great American Living Awards Committee. Here are this week’s folks to follow and pay attention to: Have you met Greg Hadley? Greg specializes in environmental portraits and architectural photography, especially residential interiors for […]
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Meet the Faces and Folks On the GALA Committee!

Thrilled to be entering the GALA season! The Public Relations Committee is off and running with new ideas to ensure both the industry and consumers know, not only what the awards are all about, but to meet some of the best in business. From the seasoned members of our committee to the new faces that […]
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Hot Interior Design Trends | Spring 2014

While lots of folks continue to be in the market for a new home in the DC Metro area, many people have also learned they can learn a lot from touring models for their inner-interior designer self. No matter why you’re visiting the new communities and models, it’s fascinating to see what designers do and […]
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Email Subject Lines and Their Click Rates; And So Much More

What is an Open Rate? There are two types of “open rates”- one for electronic mail (aka e-mail; see below) and one for physical mail (aka snail mail via the USPS or other physical mail carrier). The email open rate is a measure primarily used by marketers as an indication of how many people “view” or “open” the e-blast they […]
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Cinco de Mayo + Women Giving Back = Great fun for a great cause!

Early celebrations begin tonight for Cinco de Mayo as many of the committee members of the Great American Living Awards will be showing our support for #womengivingback tonight! Women Giving Back (WGB) is a HomeAid program that provides free clothing to women and children in Northern Virginia homeless shelters. Many women in the shelters are employed […]
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Leesburg, VA | Where we live #washingtonpost

If you’ve not been out to Leesburg, VA; you’re missing a key element of the Northern Virginia lifestyle and all there is to do and see. Says #wikipedia: Leesburg is a historic town within and the county seat of Loudoun County, Virginia. Leesburg is located 33 miles (53 km) west-northwest of Washington, D.C. along the base of Catoctin Mountain and adjacent to the Potomac River.[2] Its population […]
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2013 Winners Announcement

2013 GREAT AMERICAN LIVING AWARDS HONORS BEST IN BUILDING INDUSTRY October 4, 2013, Tyson’s Corner, VA – At its annual program last night the Great American Living Awards (GALA) proudly recognized the building industry’s top achievers in 43 residential design, sales, and marketing categories. Presented by the Northern Virginia Building Industry Association, Washington Metropolitan Sales […]
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How Builders Benefit from Philanthropy

It’s our daily business to improve the lives of our homebuyers – and indeed we do! So how can we extend our positive impact to the neighborhoods around our developments to leave a lasting impact on Washington? Philanthropy serves so many more than the recipients of your giving and volunteerism. Employees feel a greater sense […]
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