- Chmiel & Matuszewich have announced that James P. Kelly, former Assistant State's Attorney for McHenry County, has been made a partner in the firm, and Sirat K. Attapit, former staff member of the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago Kent College of Law, has become an associate. Both will work out of the firm's Crystal Lake office.
Kelly will focus his practice in the areas of local government law, litigation and real estate law. Attapit, with an MBA and JD, will focus her practice in the areas of business law and organizations, transactions, and bankruptcy law.
Chmiel & Matuszewich is a general practice law firm with offices in Crystal Lake and Chicago.
- Jose F. Bolet with Bolet Realty Inc. has been awarded the Accredited Buyer Representation designation by the Real Estate Buyer's Agency Council Inc. of the National Association of Realtors.
"Today's real estate brokers and agents want to provide a full menu of services for their clients, whether they are buyers or sellers," explained Terrence M. McDermott, president and CEO of REBAC. "ABR designation, the benchmark of excellence in buyer agency service, demonstrates to clients that the agent has taken steps to continue their education in the field of buyer representation, and has the proven experience and training to deliver ethical and professional service to real estate buyers."
Bolet joins more than 24,000 real estate professionals in North America who have earned the ABR designation. The requirements for this coveted designation include a comprehensive two-day course in buyer representation, a written examination on legal and practical aspects of client representation, and practical experience in the field of buyer representation.
- The McHenry County Chapter of Women In Management Inc. announced that Sharon Nelson, president of Envision Results Inc. in Crystal Lake, is the recipient of the Woman of Achievement Award in the Entrepreneur Service Category, and Becca Lozan, office manager of Pasquesi Home and Gardens in Barrington, is the recipient of the award in the Corporate category at the annual Awards Luncheon.
The event, complete with special gifts, flowers and a champagne toast for the honorees, was held April 15 at Holiday Inn Crystal Lake. The Rev. Karen Stunkel of Home of the Sparrow serves as chapter awards chairwoman.
Nelson was recognized for her accomplishments and achievements in her career field of marketing and event planning, as well as for community service, volunteerism and Women In Management involvement. As president-elect of the chapter, she has served in several capacities for the organization at a local and national level.
In addition to her career, Lozan has achieved distinction as a member of WIM through involvement in hospitality, membership, and community outreach. …