LeTip International names Michael Hobbs top Chicago recipient in 2012

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Michael Hobbs recognized as a significant member contributor to LeTip International's Chicago presence in 2012

LeTip International is the world's largest, privately owned, professional business leads organization. Since 1978, LeTip programs have helped over 120,000 members, throughout the United States and Canada, build business success through personal referrals.

Janet Hansen, Regional Director of LeTip International, honored Michael Hobbs, SRA, LEED GA, RAA, President of PahRoo Appraisal & Consultancy, for his significant contribution to member growth in the Chicago market area in 2012. Michael belongs to the West Loop Chapter of LeTip, currently serving as President of the chapter. Additionally, Janet recognized Daniel Luber, of the Chicago O'Hare chapter for the most suburban members sponsored in 2012.

Janet Hansen also honored long-time LeTip members who have stayed the course of peer to peer networking and grown their business, "These are the LeTip Voyagers and your mentors. They have been successful in LeTip. Take time to speak with them and learn from them."

LeTip Voyagers: Dan Origer, Schaumburg, 10 Years; Randy Ruzanski, Schaumburg, 10 Years; Dr. Robert Bernacki, Schaumburg, 10 Years; Susan Kingsfield, Schaumburg, 10 Years; Neil Zweiban, Schaumburg, 11 Years; Joan Murphy, Schaumburg, 10 Years; Dave Walter, Business Success Network, 12 Years; David Strutzel, Business Success Network, 13 Years; Ralph Saile, Business Success Network, 13 Years; Robert Orenstein, Union Station (now in Logan Square), 10 Years; Matt Baumann, West Loop, 10 Years; (Not Pictured) Mark Jensen, LeTip of Schaumburg, 13 Years; Ken Rateike, Schaumburg, 15 Years; Brad Sutter, Schaumburg, 16 Years; Downtown Mitch Feinberg, Chicago Downtown, 10 Years; Marc Churchill, Lincoln Park, 10 Years; and Benjamin Wong, West Loop, 10 Years;

Janet Hansen noted that the largest suburban chapter growth in 2012 occurred for the Oak Park/Forest Park Chapter and the award was accepted by Dr. Paul Schattauer. The largest Chicago chapter growth in 2012 occurred for the Chicago Downtown chapter, and the award was accepted by Marla Barch.

LeTip International's structure set the standard in the word-of-mouth referral industry. Members are known for their professionalism, dedication, and loyalty to one another, and to the LeTip Program. Today, LeTip International is owned and operated by Kim Marie Branch-Pettid.

LeTip Chapters meet weekly to exchange qualified leads, build solid business relationships, develop strong presentation skills and become proficient networkers. Only one representative of any given profession is accepted into a chapter, and members are chosen for their occupational expertise. LeTip was founded by Ken Peterson, "In February of 1978, when I opened the doors to LeTip International, I opened a whole new way of doing business. In the past thirty years I have met thousands upon thousands of entrepreneurs, small business owners, independent sales people and other professionals... many who became chapter members. Almost without exception, each and every one had a dream. A dream to grow their business or practice, a dream to feel encouraged and supported by others in the business community, a dream to make their lives more meaningful. LeTip has become a way for many of these small business people to grow their businesses and fulfill their dreams."

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