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Congrats to Valerie Torelli – Nominee for 2010 Excellence in Entrepreneurship Award

Each year the Orange County Business Journal (OCBJ) hosts several awards to recognize the people who impact the OC business community in a positive way.  Our very own president and owner, Valerie Torelli, is one of the nominees for the 2010 Excellence in Entrepreneurship Award.  Way to go Valerie!

Picture of Valerie Torelli

Valerie Torelli

Expert business coach Michael Gerber says that, “The

entrepreneur is our visionary, the creator in each of us.”

The accomplishments that got the attention of the OCBJ acknowledge Valerie’s vision.  In addition to remaining the number 1 real estate office in Costa Mesa year after year, Valerie also makes it a priority to support the community.  Her mission for Torelli Realty includes interaction and integration within the city.  To that end, the company hosts seasonal events like Snow Land that have become a welcome tradition, as well as sponsors local schools and organizations.

This year there are over 100 nominees up for the award.  In a thriving county with so many successful entrepreneurs it’s a privilege to be considered for such a distinction.  On March 17, 2010 five winners will be chosen.  Best of luck to everyone!

Leadership Tomorrow Celebrates Community Leaders

Winston Churchill said, “The price of greatness is responsibility.” That’s just the sentiment of the non-profit Leadership Tomorrow. The organization joins local leaders and experts in the communities of Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, and Irvine in addressing community issues. On February 4, 2010, the group will honor outstanding community leaders during the “Celebrating Leadership” reception at The Costa Mesa Country Club. We’re honored that Leadership Tomorrow has recognized our very own leader, Valerie Torelli, for her involvement in Costa Mesa.

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Leadership Tomorrow is supported by the Costa Mesa Chamber of Commerce, Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce, Irvine Chamber of Commerce, and other community-minded organizations. Basically, the group supports local leaders who help guide and strengthen their communities. Valerie Torelli makes an effort to provide worthwhile events for the community like Snow Land and a yearly Easter egg hunt, as well as sponsors local groups such as the Estancia High School Cheer Squad and the Costa Mesa Community Athletic Foundation.

This year’s “Celebrating Leadership” reception will feature guest speaker Steve Becker, who is the VP of Human Resources for Golden State Foods and the Board President of the Orange County Ronald McDonald House. Irvine Police Department Chief David L. Maggard, Jr. will be presented with The Outstanding Community Leadership Award and Cindy Brenneman from the Leadership Tomorrow Class of 2002 will receive The Excellence in Leadership Award.

Wonderful leaders are making great impacts in our towns. In the true spirit of Churchill’s quote, those with power and influence have responsibilities to fulfill. Civic duty calls and great people in our communities are answering.

A+ for Local Teacher Recognition

Our Costa Mesa real estate company found this story to be quite inspiring and we hope you will too.

Donna Honda, a teacher at Costa Mesa’s Sonora Elementary School, was gifted school supplies from OfficeMax totaling $1000. She received this gift as part of OfficeMax’s nationwide contest, “A Day Made Better.” The principal at Sonora Elementary, Christine Anderson, nominated Honda for her compassion and dedication to the children. That recognition led to her generous award, which included a digital camera, printer, markers, and much more.

Our schools in Costa Mesa are a part of what makes the community strong. It’s amazing to see that a deserving teacher received such a great honor. Students in Costa Mesa are lucky to have teachers who make education a #1 priority. Let’s hear it for our Costa Mesa schools – may our students thrive!

Costa Mesa Real Estate - A Local Teacher, Donna Honda

Costa Mesa Real Estate - A Local Teacher, Donna Honda


Read more about Donna Honda on OCRegister.com.

Real Estate Broker’s Insider Recognizes Torelli Realty

Intrigued by Torelli Realty’s unique business model, Jeff Ostrowski, editor of Real Estate Broker’s Insider, highlighted Valerie Torelli and her successful approach within the Costa Mesa real estate market in the Sept. 1, 2009 issue.  Ostrowski points out that “Years of local experience have given Valerie Torelli a strangehold on the market in Costa Mesa, CA.”

We’re thrilled to be recognized as a leader in our market and commended for our focus and commitment to the Costa Mesa community.  To read the entire article, click here.

Real Estate Broker Insider Sept 2009

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