Step into a time machine and relive the glory days of the 1970s as we recap the unforgettable 2023 SoCal MAME Awards! Celebrating its 50th Anniversary, MAME transported attendees back to the era of disco balls, bell bottoms, and groovy tunes, all while honoring the best in the homebuilding industry. The event was a remarkable blend of nostalgia and recognition, with the talented team at Get Community weaving a vibrant tapestry of media and graphics that perfectly captured the spirit of the ’70s.
This year, Get Community was honored by being named finalists in six categories. Among these nominations, our esteemed CEO, Kelly Borgen, stood out as a finalist for Associate Professional of the Year, while our dedicated Account Director, Andrea Villanueva, earned her place as a nominee for Young Leader of the Year. The accolades continued with our nominations in categories such as Best Special Promotion Limited Time Sales or Marketing Promotion, Best Online Marketing Campaign, and Best Innovative Use of Technology. These nominations are a testament to our hard work, innovation, and unwavering dedication to excellence in the realms of homebuilding and digital marketing.
Kelly took home the gold for Associate Professional of the Year and we couldn’t be happier for her! Kelly, and her brother Ryan Canton, began Get Community in January 2011, in the heart of Orange. Leading a small business can be both challenging and rewarding, and Kelly has risen to the occasion with remarkable skill and determination. Today, she is our acting CEO and face of the company. As the CEO of Get Community, she has transformed the company into a formidable force in the world of digital marketing for the real estate industry.
Kelly’s leadership at Get Community reflects her deep commitment to helping every department within her small but mighty team perform at their absolute best. She understands that in a small business, every team member plays a pivotal role in the company’s success. Her dedication to nurturing growth and fostering a culture of excellence has resulted in remarkable achievements for Get Community.
In the world of digital marketing, the ability to network and connect with clients is paramount. Kelly has not only recognized this but has excelled in this aspect as well. Despite being a small business, Get Community’s reach and impact have expanded under her leadership. Kelly’s prowess in networking is a testament to her ability to form genuine connections with clients. Her personal touch and dedication to understanding her clients’ needs have earned Get Community the trust of numerous homebuilders and master-planned communities.
We congratulate Kelly on her outstanding achievement! She is a shining example of what can be accomplished with dedication, passion, and a relentless pursuit of excellence.
Words From Our Employees
“Kelly has been a wonderful mentor to me for the last 8 years at Get Community! From giving me my first big break out of grad school as a copywriter to bringing me up as Senior Writer, and then entrusting me as Creative Director, I can’t thank her and Ryan enough for the support I’ve been given and the amazing opportunities to grow with the company. She has not only guided me as a young professional and leader, but has always given me the freedom to take chances as a creative spirit. Love you, Kelly!”Lindsay Gerner, Creative Director
“I am so happy Kelly received this award because I think she deserves the recognition. Kelly isn’t just a boss to me, she’s a mentor and a friend. I can go to her for literally anything. I’ve learned so much from her when it comes to being a saavy marketer and how to run the business. She’s such a smart lady and I’m so lucky to work so closely with her. Congratulations, Kelly!”Andrea Villanueva, Account Director