Distinguished Service Award Luncheon 2023
Distinguished Service Award 2022
Please join us on Wednesday, May 3rd at Great Wolf Lodge as we honor and celebrate the 2022 Distinguished Service Award recipient, Bob Brick.
Bob Brick, broker and owner of RE/MAX Bayshore Properties, was selected by the Traverse Connect Board of Directors to receive the Distinguished Service Award. The DSA is among the region’s oldest and most prestigious civic awards, presented annually since 1929. Mr. Brick will be honored at the Distinguished Service Award Luncheon on May 3, 2023.
Brick’s 50-year real estate career began in Traverse City in 1973, following his graduation from St. John’s University of Minnesota with a BS in Economics and post-graduate studies in Organizational Development. Bob co-founded Re/Max Bayshore Properties in 1984. Brick works as a mentor/broker alongside two of his children and their spouses. Bob’s success in Real Estate is notable having been repeatedly recognized as being in the top 1500 Realtors in the country by Real Trends Magazine. His life’s work is rooted more in giving back, improving the community, and making a positive impact on the lives of others. Bob’s decades of volunteer service to nonprofit organizations and foundations include leadership roles on the Northwestern Michigan College Board of Trustees, NMC Foundation Board, Venture North Board, BrickWays Board of Directors, and Traverse Area Foundation Board. Brick’s love of the area and its natural resources led him to give significant time to the Traverse Area Foundation’s work to fund and remove industrial buildings from West Grand Traverse Bay and establish the Open Space. Bob was co-chair of the Great Lakes Campus Capital Campaign to establish NMC’s Great Lakes Campus. Bob’s passion for sports and recreation led him to coach young school and club athletes and establish the Traverse Bay Blues Rugby Club in 1974. Bob resides on Old Mission Peninsula on East Grand Traverse Bay with his wife, Nancy. They have four children and nine grandchildren. Bob’s mother, Mary Jean Brick, received the Distinguished Service Award in 1991
“I can testify that Bob Brick’s personal and professional ethos comes from a place of doing the right thing for his family and his community,” said friend and past DSA recipient Susie Janis. “Having come from a legacy Traverse City family, Bob grew up with both of his parents emphasizing that genuine, heartfelt values and authenticity were key in developing oneself. Bob has carried these learning tools in every aspect of his life…his faith, his family, his education, and his community.”