I was referred to OEA by a past employer when I ventured out into the real estate arena in 2002. My thoughts were that this will be great exposure, potential future business — the usual aspects one might desire in a leads group.

But I quickly learned my membership in OEA was vastly more. Each member has a nugget of knowledge that they freely share, converse, and problem-solve. Nineteen years later, my personal development goes hand-in-hand with my service to this organization. Where a balance of leadership and friendship blend into a tight-knit family of business leaders in our community, welcoming new members to share ideas and grow our businesses through third-party relationships.