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Nothnagle honors agent accomplishments

Nothnagle Realtors presented more than 300 awards Friday at its annual “Celebration of Excellence,” at the Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center, to recognize agent achievements and 2014 production.

Included was the celebration of Philip R. Nothnagle’s 50th anniversary with Nothnagle, the company his father founded in 1948. The younger Nothnagle joined in 1965 as an agent and mortgage trainee; he became vice president three years later. In 1991, he was elected president and held the title for 13 years until he appointed Armand D’Alfonso as president and chief operating officer in 2004. Since 2006, Nothnagle has served as chairman.

During his 50 years, Nothnagle was instrumental in shaping the company to its present day standard; he launched Nothnagle.com and the exclusive 4-SALE line.

Twelve agents were inducted into Nothnagle’s Circle of Excellence, which recognizes career longevity and achievements. Inductees include Sam Cretekos (Fairport), Susan Hughes (Pittsford), Cathy Bianchi (Irondequoit), Linda Wilson (Brighton), Christopher Saunders (Geneseo/Gates), Gary Hooper (Canandaigua), Kitty Rossetti (Fairport), Nancy Moscov-Rapp (Pittsford), Ro Naomi (Ontario/Webster), Robert Sloan (Ontario), Roger Benton (Gates), and Susan Kachurak (Pittsford).

New agent achievements are distinguished by the Company’s Rookie of the Year Award: Peter Goldstein of Amherst from the Buffalo-Niagara Region; and Margie DiPaolo of Pittsford and Theresa Downham of Penfield, from the Rochester Region.