Karen Fymyer Earns 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award

Karen Frymyer, Broker, Choice Properties Real Estate, Russells Point, has earned the Mary L. Pollock Lifetime Achievement Award given by the Midwestern Ohio Association of REALTORS® at the annual Officer Installation/Christmas Party. This award seeks to recognize a member who has devoted her professional life to the improvement of the REALTOR® profession.


Frymyer received her real estate license in June 1977and began working for Century 21 at Gary D. Smith & Co in Lima. During her career, she worked for two other brokerages in Lima. In 1981, she was named “REALTOR of the Year” by the Lima Real Estate Board. Frymyer was also a member and former President of the American Business Women’s Association, Lima Buckeye Chapter and is a three time recipient of the Women in Business award.

In 1998, Karen chose to retire. But like many, she decided she missed real estate and opened her own brokerage (Choice Properties Real Estate), which she is still a part of today.

During her real estate career, Frymyer taught Principle and Practices of Real Estate and many other marketing classes at Rhodes State College and Northwestern Business College. Karen has served on the Board of Directors and was elected president of the Indian Lake Area Chamber of Commerce. She also co-founded the Indian Lake Real Estate Association League. Frymyer has served on the WRIST MLS Board. She is also a member of the Real Estate Brokerage Managers Council.


Midwestern Ohio REALTORS would like to congratulate Karen on receiving the Mary L. Pollock Lifetime Achievement Award.

Bryn Daring Stewart Recognized as
MOAR 2018 REALTOR® of the Year

Bryn Daring-Stewart, of Bellefontaine, has been named the 2018 REALTOR of the Year by the Midwestern Ohio Association of REALTORS®. She is the owner/broker of Royer Realty, LLC in Bellefontaine.


The announcement was made during the association’s fundraising event held June 22, 2018. The REALTOR® of the Year award is presented to an association member who exemplifies the professional qualities of a REALTOR®. The award recognizes leadership in the REALTOR® association as well as service to civic, community and charitable causes.


“Bryn is a leader who can always be counted on to get involved and make a difference not only in the REALTOR® association but her community as well,” said Mary Niekamp, President, Midwestern Ohio Association of REALTORS®.


Daring-Stewart has been a REALTOR® since 2001. In 2016, she received her Brokers license and purchased Royer Realty, LLC. As an industry leader, Daring-Stewart is committed to promoting continuing education, ethical real estate practices and the importance of the role a REALTOR has in a real estate transaction. During her real estate career, Daring-Stewart has served in various association leadership positions.  She has served on the local board since 2016 and is president elect of the association for 2018. As a member of the local association, she has also served as president of the WRIST MLS board and various committees since 2012.


As a resident of Bellefontaine, Daring-Stewart is committed to giving back to her community. She has been active in her local community serving on the board of the Housing Service Alliance 2015-2016. She is a parent volunteer for multiple sports teams for her children. She was born and raised in Logan County. Daring-Stewart resides in Bellefontaine with her husband J.R., their daughters, Paxton and Crosley, and their two dogs.

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Karen Frymyer,Broker/Owner

Choice Properties Real Estate

2018 Mary L. Pollock Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

Bryn Daring-Stewart


Royer Realty

2018 REALTOR® of the Year

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September 17, 2018 - Ohio REALTORS Fall Convention; recognized as Midwestern Ohio REALTOR of the Year by 2019 President AJ Frye.

(From left) REALTOR Dale Frymyer of Indian Lake is presented with one of the Ohio REALTORS top awards — the 2017 Excellence in Community Service Award — by Mike Valerino, chairman of the Communications Committee.

REALTOR Dale Frymyer was honored with the Ohio REALTORS 2017 Excellence in

Community Service Award.

The presentation was made at the organization’s Board of Directors meeting, a highlight of the 107th Annual Convention & EXPO, Sept. 24-27, in Cincinnati. Frymyer, who was nominated by the Midwestern Ohio Association of REALTORS, is associated with Choice Properties Real Estate.

The Excellence in Community Service Award is presented to an individual REALTOR who has shown exemplary commitment to community service. Frymyer was selected as the recipient for his countless contributions to improving the Indian Lake community.

Frymyer is actively involved with the local Chamber of Commerce. The staff knows if they call him, he will be there; whether it be to paint the office, sweep the floor, deliver flares, Lake Guides, put up signs and much more.



He loves helping at the State Park. Everything from picking up trash, trimming trees, painting the commissary or the bridge at Oldfield Beach, adding mulch and bushes in the flower beds, and just about whatever needs to be done to make the beach and picnic area clean and inviting for local residents and visitors.

Under his own initiative — and with the blessing of the Indian Lake Youth Soccer Program — Frymyer took it upon himself to load up all the soccer goals, take them home, have them sandblasted and repainted. He also made a HUGE “Laker” billboard to display at the local soccer fields.

Frymyer also volunteers each week at the Food Pantry. On rainy days, he puts up a tent for the workers and people receiving food items. Often, he has helped those receiving the food to get back home because they don’t have transportation.

A member of the Indian Lake Development Corp. , Frymyer recently took on the Memorial Tree project. He has located more than 600 memorial trees, taking photographs and sending letters to those who have purchased trees. He helped design the memorial plaque for the trees. He is working to replace the trees no longer viable due to disease, vandalism or have been removed as a result of weather.

Frymyer has been involved in Habitat for Humanity for a number of years. He has served on the Board of Directors and is currently President. His time with Habitat encompasses everything from being the meeting chair to driving out to pick up items being donated for Habitat’s ReStore.

 Through all his volunteering in the community, Frymyer has been honored as a Honda Hero resulting in Honda donating to various charities in his name.

Some people volunteer for projects or a cause because of their beliefs in that effort. Some people choose to do one-time, done in a day volunteer activities. Both kinds of people are very valuable in affecting change in our community. Then there are the people who do both — volunteer for a cause, one-day activities and ongoing efforts. Many community volunteers walking among us who do not brag about their work — they just keep working at their project.

Most of these volunteers do not give a second thought about taking up a task, big or small — fun or unpleasant — and doing what needs to be done; quietly bringing about the subtle changes in our community that many may not even see every day but do affect individuals, families or the overall community in the most monumental ways. This is the volunteer philosophy of Dale Frymyer.