11/15/21 2nd late fee added to your bill

11/22-11/23 EPCAR will be at reduced hours from 10am-2pm

11/24/21 Last day to submit Award nominations

11/24/21 Last day to join a Committee

11/24-11/26 EPCAR will be closed in Observation of Thanksgiving

12/1/21 VA Home Loans, Busting the Myths

12/7/21 EPCAR Holiday Party: Did Someone Say Cookies and Booze?

12/8/21 Code of Ethics

12/16/21 Contract Class As is

12/20-12/23  EPCAR will be at reduced hours from 10am-2pm

12/24/21 EPCAR will be closed in Observation of Christmas Eve

12/27/21 EPCAR will be closed in Observation of Christmas

1/18/21 EPCAR's 97th Annual Installation and Awards Ceremony @ The Ritz Winter Haven


How to Pay your Dues


The 2021 Tom Trupiano Golf Tournament raised $21,879.50, with all of the revenue going to 2022 EPCAR Scholarship Program and The Sunshine Foundation, President Steve Silcock's charity of choice.

A huge thank you to all of our sponsors and to any who one who donated to collected items for our silent auction


Due to vacancies from outgoing and executive level Board appointments, there are two vacancies on the 2022 EPCAR Board of Directors. If you are interested, please remit the following form no later than 5pm, December 1st.


The Director seats available are:


ONE 1-year appointed director seat

President Elect (3-year term)


EPCAR Who’s Who



Melody Kassay -

Business Partners
Melody Kassay


RPAC/Government Affairs

Anthony Sumner

Info Hub Issues
Tenelle Frasher-

Notice of Member Passing
Tenelle Frasher-


Professional Standards

Jennifer Garula-


EPCAR would like to congratulate JP Powell on his re-election to Winter Haven City Commissioner, Seat 5.


NAR Board of Directors Approves New Personal Conduct Policy Addressing Discrimination


Click here to view the article.


Business Partner of the Week

Step By Stage Interiors is Lakeland and Central Florida's premier home staging company. Staging since 2011, (and EPCAR affiliates since 2019) we have the experience, expertise, inventory, knowledge, design skills, and most importantly results that help our clients sell their properties fast and for top dollar! We are accredited through the Real Estate Staging Association (RESA), the country's largest, non-profit professional staging trade association, and RESA PRO qualified members. Home Staging is proven to help homeowners sell their properties faster and capitalize on profit by increasing the marketability of their homes. It truly is the #1 marketing advantage helping homes sell.

Step by Stage has helped over 1,000 homes look showcase ready, selling with an average staged-to-sale rate of 5 days. Over 80% of our staged homes sell for ABOVE or full asking price. we are committed to getting you one step closer to sold!


Anne Furlow has always had an eye for design ever since she was young. She followed her passion by attending the International Academy of Design & Technology (IADT) in Tampa, FL, studying Interior Design. She has over 10 years’ experience working for several home builders and remodelers and has been staging since 2009, starting her own business (Step by Stage Interiors) in 2011. In 2010, Anne received the Accredited Staging Professional (ASP) certification. Anne is also a member of the Real Estate Staging Association (RESA) and holds her RESA PRO designation. She is a certified staging instructor through RESA in the state of Florida. Her accolades include Parade of Homes 2011, 2012, 2013, 2018, 2021; 1st & 2nd Place Remodels/Showcase homes, along with receiving the Best of Lakeland 2018, 2019, 2020 award for Interior Design by the Lakeland Awards Program! Anne is an accomplished motivator, public speaker, and often a “go-to” person for local realtors in her area who need a competitive advantage that her professional staging business can offer. She has been recognized by RESA as one of the Top 100 Most Influential People in Real Estate Staging from 2018 – 2020 and a 2021 Nominee. She has locally mentored new home stagers to the industry, helping them with business plans, start-ups, guidance, and resources. She has also been part of the RESA (Real Estate Staging Association) Masterminds retreat/course, helping progress and develop the home staging industry across North America.

Anne resides in the Historic District in Lakeland, FL with her husband and business partner, Patrick. They enjoy going to the Downtown Lakeland farmer’s market on weekends and supporting local. In her free time, Anne enjoys restoring furniture, reading, eating healthy, and weekend getaways. She’s often found sitting on the front porch or lounging in the backyard at the pool, entertaining neighbors.


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