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Sunday, April 21, 2013

Promotions at Pearl's

Pearl's Key West guesthouse, 525 United St., recently announced the promotion of Mey Espinoza from front desk manager to general manager, following the retirement of Lorraine Quigley after 13 years.

Quigley led the property to its Green Lodging designation and through its conversion to an all-welcome hotel, according to a press release from Pearl's owner Heather Carruthers.

Cornelia Kinauer will assume the position of assistant general manager and Maureen Burge is the new catering coordinator, the release states.

"Pearl's is lucky to continue building a strong management team, including Food and Beverage Manager Toni Pulver and Patio Manager Jason Benoit," Carruthers said. "And we'll continue to develop a staff that emphasizes the best in customer service."

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Mayberry receives All-Star Award

Doug Mayberry Real Estate has received the 2012 All-Star Award from Constant Contact, Inc., a marketing advisor to more than half a million small organizations worldwide.

Each year, Constant Contact bestows the All-Star Award to a select group of businesses and nonprofits who are successfully leveraging online marketing tools to engage their customer base, and Mayberry's results ranked among the top 10 percent of Constant Contact's international customer base, according to a company press release.

"We put a lot of energy into our newsletters and enjoy providing useful information about the Key West real estate market as well as community interest articles to our readers," Mayberry said about his monthly real estate newsletter.

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Coldwell Banker Schmitt makes Top 20

Two of Coldwell Banker Schmitt Real Estate offices ranked among the top 20 national leaders for offices of their respective sizes for December 2012.

The Lower Keys office was ranked 15 out of 308 Coldwell Banker residential affiliate offices with 21-35 sales associates, and its Islamorada office was ranked 14 among 460 offices with 11 to 20 sales associates.

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