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Relentless Agent of the Month Kelly Miller

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Congratulations to our #relentless Agent of the Month Kelly Miller, CENTURY 21 Atwood Mankato office.

Kelly Miller is a go-getter that is committed to listening to her clients, understanding that emotions are always involved, and helping her clients achieve their ultimate goals in each unique situation. Kelly’s attention to detail in her work and ability to communicate even the most difficult facts with empathy and respect, while still showcasing her expertise, is why her clients will choose to work with her and will refer their friends and family to her for life.  This is #relentless, and this is why Kelly Miller is CENTURY 21 Atwood’s Relentless Agent Of The Month. 

Please help us in congratulating Kelly Miller as our #relentless agent of the month.

 

Relentless Neighbor of the Month Holly Karsjens

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CENTURY 21 Atwood shares the #RELENTLESS story of Holly Karsjens, Albert Lea, MN.

“We need to do this because it is good for everyone’s soul. That is the language of humans.”

This is a story in the making, and though we are sharing the beginning you will want to know what happens for months to come. It is a story of what humanity looks like. Holly Karsjens is on a #relentless mission to accomplish expanding all communities in Albert Lea, Minnesota and her progress so far proves that we are all stronger together. Compassionate, independent, outside-of-the-box thinker?  Check, check and check. Her marketing background, leadership, event planning experience, and collaborative art space studio in Albert Lea including dance, yoga, art, and music for kids and adults, really got her involved in the community. Especially as an advocate for other businesses. Like many other entrepreneurs, she had to close the doors on that business in March of 2020. 

“The phone call heard around the world” as she explains it. The art studio was the start of something different, the start of people coming together in unique ways. How do you keep building a community when the community can’t be open?

At that moment, in March of 2020, Holly accepted a position with the Albert Lea Convention And Visitors Bureau, which was combined with the Main Street Program Director position. She had an idea of the challenge she was facing, but it led to an opportunity to create so much more than she expected. Holly’s background was a great match for the CVB and Main Street Organization, a perfect fit for all that was needed and all that was to come. It was also an “Oh, you want to have events and tourism, but we are in a pandemic!” kind of moment. Holly was a positive force that was needed.

“Making a great community impacts positive change. Little things can make big impacts, a ripple effect.” 

This ripple effect that Holly is creating is attached to broadening what community means. Attached to comfortable conversation embracing new and modern thought perspectives.  “Growth means exploring different thought processes, being open at the heart of the community.” It can be a bumpy road while exploring that type of change. Holly likes to say to her colleagues and community members, “…you can be mad at me today, but I know you will come to our future events. By me doing these things it makes it a safer space for your kids and grandkids, and it’s expanding what community means.”

What has been evolving because of Holly? Just a little bit…  Albert Lea’s first ever PRIDE event coming up in 2023!  This year's Cinco de Mayo and Mexican Independence Day events and working on public art features. Before she began this impactful role, Holly earned the 2018 Citizen Of The Year award and uses that for inspiration. It is her compass, her standard of what she must accomplish for the future. “Main Street is building, rejuvenation is happening in downtown. The CVB is having great events and we are able to market them. We are breaking boundaries and elevating community growth.”

Albert Lea, MN is feeling the positive effects and it is validated by the comments of community members. During that Mexican Independence Event that just happened on 9/16 people came up teary and emotional because they now feel like the community is making space for them.  People have written letters. Heartfelt, open dialog like, “…hey, I never really felt seen in our community but now I do know.”  “I have been worried because I see and hear things people say, but because you are in leadership it is changing, slowly moving ahead.”  Holly knows she is finding ways to get beyond divisiveness.

Just keep moving is this year’s mantra. Community outreach is building. “Build the things so that the future leaders can continue to expand on them. When people speak of this community I want them to have an endearing feeling of fond memories. When people speak positively about the community they are more inclined to be kind, and be a part of culture change while embracing each other.” 

Holly has visualized and executed the premise that expanding the view of a community means more for businesses, more for the business leaders in the community, and more for bringing people together and enlightening perspectives. “If there is nothing here, no one is going to come and visit.”

Built on Holly’s driving force that the residents of the community are #1 and the visitors #2, it all comes back to “Humans are the piece that matter.”

Visit the CVB and Main Street Organization at WWW.EXPLOREALBERTLEA.COM or WWW.ALBERTLEAMAINSTREET.COM to see what Holly and the Albert Lea community are building up next!

Relentless Agent of the Month Chris Mattila

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Congratulations to our #relentless Agent of the Month Chris Mattila, CENTURY 21 Atwood Silver Bay office.

Chris has been working on the North Shore of Lake Superior for over 20 years. Her professionalism, ethics, and constant desire to do the best, always, for her clients are unsurpassed. She is and has been an example to all of our communities of how #relentless drive and giving 121% always wins. Chris goes above and beyond and it shows. Congratulations on your continued success!

Please help us in congratulating Chris Mattila as our #relentless agent of the month.

Relentless Neighbor of the Month Trisha Anderson

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CENTURY 21 Atwood shares the #RELENTLESS story of Trisha Anderson, Partners for Housing, Mankato MN.

DIFFERENCE MAKERS – Helping the community one person at a time makes a great impact.

Difference makers impact individuals in all sorts of ways, big and small. Trisha Anderson of Partners for Housing in Mankato, MN understands that it can be [...]

Relentless Agent of the Month Andrew Atwood

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Congratulations to our #relentless agent of the month, Andrew Atwood, from our CENTURY 21 Atwood Rochester office.

Going the extra mile is part of Andrew Atwood's nature. Fixing the fascia on a house, adding mulch to pep up landscaping, and switching out light bulbs before taking professional photos are just some of the things he does to go above and beyond for his clients. Andrew's attitude is to do whatever it takes and it shows! Andrew is a #relentless real estate agent, who goes above and beyond for his clients and delivers an unmatched experience that leaves a lasting impression.

Andrew is also elevating 4 members of his real estate team and helping them build their real estate business all while testing out the newest real estate tech tools to stay ahead! Andrew knows real estate agents wear all of the hats!

Please help us in congratulating Andrew Atwood as our #relentless agent of the month.

 

Relentless Agent of the Month Gretchen Patnode

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Congratulations to our #relentless agent of the month, Gretchen Patnode, from our CENTURY 21 Atwood Isle office.

"This Girl is on Fire!"

We definitely have taken notice of Gretchen Patnode's first year as an agent! Not only does she have an excellent sales record, but she is helpful to new agents, is not afraid to ask questions, and is [...]

Relentless Agents of the Month John Demuth and Brian Tjaden

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Congratulations to our #relentless agents of the month, John Demuth and Brian Tjaden, from our CENTURY 21 Atwood Fergus Falls office

John Demuth and Brian Tjaden are the MN Lake Guys and they are “Hooked on Real Estate”. These #relentless agents are going above and beyond while connecting with their community. John and Brian have launched a statewide fishing contest through social media and have joined forces with their local high school students and will sponsor them in upcoming parades. Make sure to follow along with their social media @MNLakeGuys. These #relentless agents bring extensive knowledge of the housing market and the lakes area which is extremely helpful to their clients that are buying and selling lake homes. John and Brian always give 121% and are truly amazing to work with!

We are honored to recognize John Demuth and Brian Tjaden as our Relentless Agents of the Month. Keep up the great work!

Relentless Neighbor of the Month Dani Murdoff

Relentless Neighbor of the Month Dani Murdoff

Century 21 Atwood shares the #RELENTLESS story of Dani Murdoff, Herman, MN.
 
“KIND IS COOL, in all the little ways and big ways too!”
 
There are people in need in every community, and it can be hard for them to ask for help. So hard in fact that it could be your neighbor, your friend, your child’s schoolmate, and you may not even know they [...]