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2005 Conference - The Next Generation: The 50+ Explosion in the Carolinas

Photos and Awards

Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer (left) spoke to the
CARA conference at lunch on Thursday.

Bob And Dan
Director of Operations Bob Koscso and Activities Director Meredith LeVind of the new Del Webb's Carolina Preserve at Amberly accept the Best Proposed Active Adult Community Award from CARA Director Dan Owens. Carolina Preserve, to be built in Cary, NC, also won for best community center/clubhouse.

Dene Wilmot of Tidepointe: A Classic Residence by Hyatt, won best Sales and Marketing Professional in the Carolinas in an active adult or retirement community.

Dave Schreiner, Pulte Homes director of Active Adult development spoke to the CARA conference about Del Webb's developments. In the background is Sun City Carolina Lakes Director of Operations David Vitek, Carolina Preserve's Director of Operation Bob Koscso and Sun City Hilton Head's Director of Sales and Marketing Glenda Morgan.

ID Collaborative won a silver award for remodeling and expansion of Springmoor Retirement Community. Accepting the award for ID Collaborative is Liz Fuller.

The Del Webb/Pulte Homes regional team was prominent at the 2005 Hilton Head CARA Conference. Pictured are (from left, front) Bob Mack, David Vitek, Anderson Communication's Marilee Bennett, Glenda Morgan, David Schreiner and (back) Bob Koscso and Meredith LeVind.

Sun City Hilton Head was named the most outstanding active adult/retirement community in the Carolinas. Accepting the award is Glenda Morgan, director of sales and marketing for Sun City Hilton Head.

Anderson Communications won several awards for best advertising in the active adult and retirement industry in the Carolinas. Accepting the award from CARA Event Coordinator Shelly Finkel (left) and CARA Executive Director was Anderson's Marilee Bennett.

THW Design in Atlanta won the award for best expansion and remodeling of a Carolinas active adult/retirement community. Accepting the award for THW Design was Ken Baker.
Helen Foster, is a partner in the J. Walter Thompson Mature Market Group in New Orleans, gave an enlightening presentation over lunch on Thursday. She is pictured with Marc Punterieri of The Cypress Companies.
Business people from all over the Carolinas and four other states attended the CARA Conference to learn and network. Pictured above are Marc Puntereri of The Cypress of Hilton Head; Liz Mitchell of the Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce; Wachovia Bank Senior Economist Mark Vitner; CARA Executive Director Dan Owens and Rick Duke of Georgia Tech University.

Terrence Llewellyn of Llewellyn Development in Charlotte shares a moment with Liz Mitchell of the Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Mike Sullivan of 50+ Communications in Charlotte drew a crowd as he explained the intricacies of selling to and marketing to older adults.

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Anderson Communications won several awards for best active adult/retirement advertising. Accepting the award for Anderson was Marilee Bennett.