Long & Foster’s Melissa Grohowski Earns Richmond Association of Realtors 2020 Circle of Excellence Award

February 18, 2021
Melissa Grohowski

Long & Foster Real Estate is proud to announce that Melissa Grohowski, a sales agent with the Long & Foster Village of Midlothian office, completed the 2020 Leadership Development Academy and earned the elite 2020 Circle of Excellence award from the Richmond Association of REALTORS (RAR).

The Leadership Development Academy is designed to develop members for leadership roles. While working with coaches, the academy offers an overview of the significance of community and civic involvement, as well as insight into the association and the role of volunteer leaders. Each Leadership Development Academy class is limited to 15 qualified participants chosen by the RAR Nominating Committee.

Through Grohowski’s leadership, Literacy Kits were collected and assembled for United Way of Greater Richmond. Each kit was distributed to students in the region and included school supplies, an age-appropriate book, and information for families so students can be prepared for kindergarten and reading at grade-level by third grade.

Grohowski’s proactive acts of service to the local non-profit community qualified her for the 2020 Circle of Excellence Award, a new program announced by Richmond Association of REALTORS. The Circle of Excellence will be a cohort of Realtor members who are dedicated to professional growth and community engagement.

“Melissa is a natural leader and a huge asset to our Village of Midlothian team.” said Joan Dorsey, managing broker of Long & Foster Real Estate’s Village of Midlothian office. “This well-deserved award is due to Melissa’s outstanding efforts and contributions to her community. We look forward to continuing to watch her succeed as a REALTOR leader in Central Virginia.”

Grohowski has been a professional in the real estate industry for over ten years. A graduate of James Madison University and a professional sales representative for over 30 years, Grohowski has dedicated her professional life to serving her clients. The daughter of a custom home builder, wife, mother of two, and Chesterfield County resident since 1975, she has developed a wealth of knowledge about her community.  

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